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  • Ends December 10th 2016

  • Charlotte Moorman’s sharp, stylish, and generous approach to music and performance cracked open all manner of new frontier within the vanguard of mid-twentieth-century New York. Despite her inimitable doing and thinking, however, she died a pauper in 1991 after a long and arduous bout with cancer. “A Feast of Astonishments: Charlotte Moorman and the Avant-Garde, 1960s–1980s,” a long overdue retrospective of this Julliard-trained radical’s vision, with documents, objects, and so much more—which opened at the Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University and draws on materials from the school’s Charlotte Moorman Archive—will only aid in cementing this major artist’s contributions to history.

    Charlotte Moorman A Feast of Astonishments: Charlotte Moorman and the Avant-Garde, 1960s–1

    Sep 7 - Dec 10, 2016

    Grey Art Gallery

    100 Washington Square East, New York University  / +12129986780 / nyu.edu/greyart
    Tue - Fri 11am to 6pm, Wed 11am to 8pm, Sat 11am to 5pm

  • Mark di Suvero’s elegant, playful, and sometimes forbidding metal sculptures—objects that pull formal inspiration from nature and some lone Constructivist’s fever dream—shape the spaces around and, unquestionably, within you. His stately arabesques and tweaked geometries here deftly combine the gargantuan with the unapologetically graceful.

    Mark di Suvero

    Nov 4 - Dec 10, 2016

    Paula Cooper Gallery | 534 West 21st Street

    534 West 21st Street  / +12122551105 / paulacoopergallery.com
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Writer and art historian Alex Kitnick curated two other shows—sleazily titled “Frottage” and “Massage”—before bringing us to “Montage” at Off Vendome, a group exhibition featuring the work of Hilary Lloyd, Stephen Willats, Barbara Kasten, and John Miller . . . a ménage à quatre of kinky makers and forthright thinkers who sensualize the vicissitudes of contemporary experience—ahem—expertly.

    Barbara Kasten, Hilary Lloyd, John Miller, Stephen Willats Montage

    Nov 5 - Dec 10, 2016

    Off Vendome

    254 West 23rd Street, #2  / +19173882877 / offvendome.com
    Tue - Sat 12pm to 6pm

  • Ends December 17th 2016

  • Time-traveling maker of seductive, sculptural phantasmagoria Carol Bove—chosen as one of the artists to represent Switzerland at the 2017 Venice Biennale—presents “Polka Dots,” the artist’s first exhibition with David Zwirner in New York. Here, Bove—channeling the heavy-metal spirits of Anthony Caro and John Chamberlain—offers up a number of new “collage sculptures” made from three different kinds of steel, along with her tubular and kinky “glyph” works.

    Carol Bove Polka Dots

    Nov 5 - Dec 17, 2016

    David Zwirner | 525 & 533 West 19th Street

    525 & 533 West 19th Street  / +12127272070 / davidzwirner.com
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset’s passive-aggressive, hyper-immersive, and hysterically funny installations (Prada Marfa, 2005), sculptures (Van Gogh’s Ear, 2016), and performances (Happy Days in the Art World, 2011), which poke fun at luxury, death, sex, and contemporary existence, vividly (and lividly) invade the Flag Art Foundation’s ninth- and tenth-floor spaces with “Changing Subjects,” an intimate survey that unveils two decade’s worth of the duo’s sneaky, seductive making.

    Elmgreen & Dragset Changing Subjects

    Oct 1 - Dec 17, 2016

    The Flag Art Foundation

    545 West 25th Street, 9th Floor  / +12122060220 / flagartfoundation.org
    Wed - Sat 11am to 5pm

  • Walk through the world and you traverse the universe—such is Richard Long’s generous logic that, for nearly forty years, has manifested in performances, sculptures, drawings, paintings, photographs, and various texts. Experience this British Conceptualist’s gigantic terra-cotta works on the first floor of the Judd Foundation—Long’s first-ever presentation here, curated by Flavin Judd—to get a brief glimpse into eternity.

    Richard Long Richard Long

    Oct 1 - Dec 17, 2016

    Judd Foundation | 101 Spring Street

    101 Spring Street  / +12122192747 / juddfoundation.org
    By appointment only

  • Paper is a democratic substrate upon which politics, satire, love, and empowerment can grow and be distributed to all and sundry. “Black Pulp!,” a dizzying exhibition organized by the artists Mark Thomas Gibson and William Villalongo, illuminates more than a century of representations and permutations of Black identity—from 1912 to 2016—via comics, magazines, newspapers, drawings, etchings, and more, from artists and thinkers such as William Pope.L, Countee Cullen, Laura Wheeler Waring, Nayland Blake, Alexandria Smith, Laylah Ali, Zora Neal Hurston, Jacob Lawrence, and Firelei Báez.

    Black Pulp!

    Oct 6 - Dec 17, 2016

    International Print Center New York

    508 West 26th Street, 5th Floor  / +12129895090 / ipcny.org
    Tue - Sat 11am to 6pm

  • Alexander Calder was an Apollonian maker of form and sensation—a master of equilibrium, distillation, and harmony. Picasso, by comparison, was utterly Dionysian, a forthright interrogator of the messiness and sensuality within human experience. “Calder and Picasso,” Almine Rech’s inaugural exhibition at its new Upper East Side space—curated by Bernard Ruiz-Picasso and Alexander S. C. Rower, the artists’ grandsons—brings together these twentieth-century giants for a dialogue both uplifting and beautiful.

    Calder and Picasso

    Oct 27 - Dec 17, 2016
  • One wonders if the art-marketing firm that took the seminal 1985 “Infortainment” exhibition—organized by wunderkind artist/curators Alan Belcher and Peter Nagy of Nature Morte gallery, and Anne Livet—on the road was hired as a kind of sniggering Conceptual gesture, reconfiguring the downtown bohemian “artiste” into a plugged-in, image- and career-savvy strategist. Indeed, the idea seems positively quaint in the face of 2016. “Every Future Has a Price: 30 Years After Infotainment,” an anniversary restaging of this famous exhibition on mass media and the Baby Boomer imaginations it helped to create, featuring work from the show’s original artists (such as David Robbins, Laurie Simmons, and Sarah Charlesworth), with some era-appropriate additions (Cindy Sherman, Jack Goldstein, Wallace and Donahue), promises to—as the title suggests—entertain.

    Every Future Has a Price: 30 Years After Infotainment

    Oct 29 - Dec 17, 2016

    Elizabeth Dee Gallery

    2033/2037 Fifth Avenue, Please enter via buzzer behind column at 2037 Fifth Avenue  / +12129247545 / www.elizabethdee.com
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • A nightmare work for nightmare times, Arthur Jafa’s seven-minute found-footage video Love is the Message, the Message is Death, 2016—a sinister homage to MFSB’s 1973 disco-soul instrumental “Love Is the Message”—condenses the horrors of the Black American experience into a chaotic and operatic visual dirge. Jafa—film director, cinematographer, and artist—presents this work at Gavin Brown’s Harlem space for his inaugural exhibition with the gallery.

    Arthur Jafa Love is the message, the message is death.

    Nov 12 - Dec 17, 2016

    Gavin Brown's Enterprise | Harlem

    439 W 127th St  / +12126275258 / gavinbrown.biz
    Mon - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Lee Lozano was that rare and marvelously perverse imagination—via painting, drawing, texts, and, as Roberta Smith referred to them, “life-related actions” (Lozano was allergic to the word performance)—who could marry the cerebral and the visceral with supernatural skill. The artist’s exhibition at Karma’s new space on 188 East Second Street—paintings of creepy phallic tableaux, all from around 1962—owe something to Morandi, Paula Modersohn-Becker, and even Ed “Big Daddy” Roth’s hot-rodding Rat Fink.

    Lee Lozano C. 1962

    Nov 17 - Dec 17, 2016

    Karma | New York

    188 East 2nd Street  / +19176757508 / karmakarma.org
    11am to 7pm daily

  • “Decolonize This Place” at Artists Space Books & Talks is a beacon of light in this Cimmerian darkness. The activist/research/aesthetics collective MTL+ has organized a series of weekly “assemblies, trainings, skillshares, readings, screenings, meals, and healing sessions” from a wide range of other New York–based artist organizations—such as the Chinatown Arts Brigade, Bronx Not For Sale, Woman Writers of Color, Queens Gentrification Project, W.A.G.E., AKA Exit, Jive Poetic, and Black Poets Speak Out—to ignite dialogue and action for those of us who are fed up with the social, legal, political, and economic disparities, aka horrors, of right now.

    Decolonize This Place

    Sep 17 - Dec 17, 2016

    Artists Space Books & Talks

    55 Walker Street  / +12122263970 / artistsspace.org
    By appointment only

  • Ends December 18th 2016

  • Pop, Perugino, Picasso, porn—Cecily Brown’s exquisite and orgiastic paintings mine the medium’s sticky-sultry history with a gimlet eye. Her exhibition here, the artist’s first solo museum show in New York City, as well as the first entirely dedicated to her drawings, will feature more than eighty works—large, small, and in sketchbooks—from this sharp and sophisticated draftswoman.

    Cecily Brown Rehearsal

    Oct 7 - Dec 18, 2016

    The Drawing Center

    35 Wooster Street  / +12122192166 / drawingcenter.org
    Wed - Sun 12pm to 6pm, Thu 12pm to 8pm

  • “I like drawing Marilyn. She said, ‘If you can’t take me at my worst, you don’t deserve me at my best.’” This quote from a queer inmate known as James D. appears in “On the Inside: A Group Show of LGBTQ Artists Who Are Currently Incarcerated,” an extraordinary exhibition of drawings—and one painting—installed throughout two floors of the Abrons Arts Center. The images presented are not miserable. Created by the prisoners with what’s available to them—letter-size paper, dull pencils, ballpoint pen tubes (the plastic casing removed because it’s considered a weapon), and even Kool-Aid—these works are funny, erotic, tender, and, most especially, defiant, as evinced by a wall full of glamorous portraits of Rihanna, pouting, smiling, and sneering.

    ON THE INSIDE

    Nov 5 - Dec 18, 2016

    Abrons Arts Center

    466 Grand Street  / +12125980400 / abronsartscenter.org
    Tue - Sat 11am to 6pm, Sun 12pm to 6pm

  • Ends December 21st 2016

  • Elizabeth Peyton, perhaps our most tender contemporary portraitist (who, after all, has rendered Kurt Cobain, Jarvis Cocker, and the Obamas with such lissome majesty?), comes to Gladstone Gallery’s uptown space with “Speed Power Time Heart,” an exhibition of new paintings that will make you wish you were just as sweet, just as smart.

    Elizabeth Peyton SPEED POWER TIME HEART

    Nov 4 - Dec 21, 2016

    Gladstone 64

    130 East 64th St  / +12127532200 / gladstone64.com
    By appointment only

  • Ends December 22nd 2016

  • Paulina Olowska lives and works in the tiny Polish hamlet of Rabka-Zdrój, and the queer historicism of the artist’s grandly scaled paintings—camp, tender, and more than a little haunted—certainly reflects that. Floor-based candelabras within the gallery heighten the melancholy theater of Olowska’s latest offering.

    Paulina Olowska Wisteria, Mysteria, Hysteria

    Nov 4 - Dec 22, 2016

    Metro Pictures

    519 West 24th Street  / +12122067100 / metropictures.com
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Ree Morton’s peculiar sculptures—uncomfortable, funny, and feminist objects that tweak “women’s work” and appear as if they’d been pulled from some enormous, numinous digestive tract—are still, almost forty years after her untimely death, difficult to suss out and place . . . hence their extraordinary allure. “Something in the Wind” brings together a number of the artist’s little-seen works in Alexander and Bonin’s newly refurbished TriBeCa space.

    Ree Morton Something in the Wind

    Oct 15 - Dec 22, 2016

    Alexander and Bonin

    47 Walker Street  / +12123677474 / alexanderandbonin.com
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Ends December 23rd 2016

  • Painter, performer, writer, and activist Rosemarie Castoro, who died in 2015, left behind a searching and sophisticated body of work that deserved far more recognition while she was alive. Death, unfairly, can rectify these oversights, as the resurgence of interest in her art over the last year has shown. Castoro’s exhibition, “Iterference/Infinity,” at 1602 Broadway’s new Harlem space, will feature, among other items, the artist’s mural-size painting Blue Red Gold Pink Green Yellow Y Bar, 1965, and her “Inventory” pieces, 1968–69, a series of paintings and drawings that, according to Castoro, “emerged from the split vision experienced in taking inventory of my surroundings.”

    Rosemarie Castoro Solo show

    Sep 16 - Dec 23, 2016

    BROADWAY 1602 | Harlem

    211 & 213 E. 121st Street  / (212) 882-1705 / www.broadway1602.com
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Late artist Tony Feher unveiled the inherent grace of the most negligible things—glass marbles, blue painter’s tape, plastic water bottles, cardboard boxes. He saw something major in these minor materials and passed this sense of wonder on to anyone brave enough to countenance their own fragility. Feher’s memorial exhibition at Sikkema Jenkins & Co., “It Didn’t Turn Out the Way I Expected,” is borne of love, curated by the artist’s colleagues and close friends Joy Episalla, Carrie Yamaoka, Zoe Leonard, Nancy Brooks Brody, and Andrea Blum, and presented in cooperation with San Francisco’s Anthony Meier Fine Arts.

    Tony Feher It Didn't Turn Out the Way I Expected

    Nov 17 - Dec 23, 2016

    Sikkema Jenkins & Co.

    530 West 22nd Street  / +12129292262 / sikkemajenkinsco.com
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Salvatore Scarpitta’s sleds and cars toyed with Futurism’s lust for industry, speed, and annihilation, but the artist’s poetic sensibilities have lent his objects a striking warmth and humanity the notorious Italian movement utterly eschewed. “Salvatore Scarpitta 1956–1964” brings together a number of the artist’s early assemblages and other works that smartly and sensuously dismantle the boundaries between painting and sculpture.

    Salvatore Scarpitta Salvatore Scarpitta 1956 - 1964

    Oct 13 - Dec 23, 2016

    Luxembourg & Dayan | New York

    64 East 77th Street  / +12124524646 / luxembourgdayan.com
    Tue - Sat 10am to 5pm

  • Political pugilist and Pop provocateur Ai Weiwei returns to New York, after being banned from travel for four years, with two major solo exhibitions across four sites: “Roots and Branches,” which will engulf Lisson Gallery as well as Mary Boone’s Fifth Avenue and Chelsea spaces, and “Laundromat” at Jeffrey Deitch. For Ai’s first solo exhibition with Lisson’s New York space, the gallery will feature, among other works, a number of iron root sculptures and several elegant sixteen-foot-long cast-iron tree trunks.

    Ai Weiwei 2016: Roots and Branches

    Nov 5 - Dec 23, 2016

    Lisson Gallery | New York

    504 West 24th Street  / +12125056431 / lissongallery.com

  • Macho American Maler Thomas Hart Benton and his former pupil Jackson Pollock are the generative engines behind California cool-kid and sly-cat Conceptualist John Baldessari’s exhibition at Marian Goodman’s uptown gallery. Here, Baldessari’s smart interrogation of these painting giants takes us deep into the sundry ways pictures and their strange histories can do just as much as they can undo.

    John Baldessari Pollock/Benton

    Nov 11 - Dec 23, 2016

    Marian Goodman Gallery | New York

    24 West 57th Street  / +12129777160 / mariangoodman.com
    Mon - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Political pugilist and Pop provocateur Ai Weiwei returns to New York, after being banned from travel for four years, with two major solo exhibitions across four sites: “Roots and Branches,” which will engulf Lisson Gallery as well as Mary Boone’s Fifth Avenue and Chelsea spaces, and “Laundromat” at Jeffrey Deitch. Boone’s uptown space will be host to Spouts Installation, 2015, a round field of spouts cracked off of antique Chinese porcelain teapots, and a wallpaper that makes use of Ai’s photographic series “Study of Perspective,” 1995–2003, depicting an outstretched hand giving the bird to a number of historic monuments and sites, such as the Eiffel Tower and Tiananmen Square.

    Ai Weiwei 2016: Roots and Branches

    Nov 5 - Dec 23, 2016

    Mary Boone Gallery | Uptown

    745 Fifth Avenue  / +12127522929 / maryboonegallery.com

  • Almost ninety years old, John Wesley is still the weirdest kid on the block. His renderings of, among other things, birds, girls, Disney characters, the Bumsteads, and Utamaro geishas—in dusty pastels straight from a pack of Necco wafers—sensationally defy narrative logic. For Wesley’s current offering at Fredericks & Freiser, the artist’s queer menagerie exists as a veritable hall of mirrors, aptly titled “Doubles, Pairs, and Diptychs.”

    John Wesley Doubles, Pairs, And Diptychs

    Nov 10 - Dec 23, 2016

    Fredericks & Freiser

    536 West 24th Street  / +12126336555 / fredericksfreisergallery.com
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Ends December 23rd 2016

  • Political pugilist and Pop provocateur Ai Weiwei returns to New York, after being banned from travel for four years, with two major solo exhibitions across four sites: “Roots and Branches,” which will engulf Lisson Gallery as well as Mary Boone’s Fifth Avenue and Chelsea spaces, and “Laundromat” at Jeffrey Deitch. Boone’s West Twenty-Fourth Street space will carry, among other works, Ai’s Brobdingnagian sculpture Tree, 2010, made from parts of dead trees scavenged from the mountains of Southern China, and Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn, 2015, a triptych self-portrait, built from LEGOs, of the artist doing exactly as the title describes.

    Ai Weiwei 2016: Roots and Branches

    Nov 5 - Dec 23, 2016

    Mary Boone Gallery | Chelsea

    541 West 24th Street  / +12127522929 / maryboonegallery.com

  • Ends December 23rd 2016

  • Political pugilist and Pop provocateur Ai Weiwei returns to New York, after being banned from travel for four years, with two major solo exhibitions across four sites: “Roots and Branches,” which will engulf Lisson Gallery as well as Mary Boone’s Fifth Avenue and Chelsea spaces, and “Laundromat” at Jeffrey Deitch. Ai’s presentation of new works here center on Idomeni, the refugee camp located on the border between Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. The project began, said Ai, “following my arrest and secret detention in 2011 . . . while I was living under soft detention in Beijing.”

    Ai Weiwei Laundromat

    Nov 5 - Dec 23, 2016

    Jeffrey Deitch

    18 Wooster Street  / +12123437300 / deitch.com
    Tue - Sat 12pm to 6pm

  • Ends January 2nd 2017

  • Carmen Herrera’s geometric abstractions—jewels of modernist facture that feel like love letters to iconic color maestros Johannes Itten and Josef Albers—will be on display at the Whitney for the artist’s first New York solo museum exhibition in nearly twenty years. More than fifty of Herrera’s paintings, drawings, and sculptures—from 1948 to 1978—will be on display, such as formative postwar works and pieces from her seminal “Blanco y Verde” (White and Green) series from 1959–71. Herrera, at 101, is still raising the bar. Can you keep up?

    Carmen Herrera

    Sep 16, 2016 - Jan 2, 2017

    Whitney Museum of American Art

    99 Gansevoort Street  / +12125703600 / whitney.org
    Sun - Mon 10:30am to 6pm, Wed - Thu 10:30am to 6pm, Fri - Sat 10:30am to 10pm

  • Cosima von Bonin—whose patterned, plush, and eerily Prada-esque works seem to use kitsch as a camouflage for cosmic sensations and exceptionally dark pensées—is having her first solo museum exhibition in New York City at SculptureCenter. Titled “Who’s Exploiting Who in the Deep Sea?,” this body of work—cocurated by the center’s Ruba Katrib and Sarah McCrory, director of the Glasgow International—will focus on underwater life in all its majestic, horrifying glory.

    Cosima von Bonin Who's Exploiting Who in the Deep Sea?

    Sep 18, 2016 - Jan 2, 2017

    SculptureCenter

    44-19 Purves Street  / +17183611750 / sculpture-center.org
    Thu - Mon 11am to 6pm

  • Ends January 7th 2017

  • Even the blackest of Mark Rothko’s paintings radiate a kind of light—tender, fraught, and uneasy. “Dark Palette,” the tenth solo exhibition of the artist’s works at Pace Gallery, presented with the Rothko family, explores the use of dark colors in his paintings, starting from 1955 until the late ’60s. Works loaned from New York’s MoMA, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond will be on display. A book with writings by the artist and his son, Christopher—with an introduction by Arne Glimcher, Pace Gallery’s founder—has been published to coincide with the exhibition.

    Mark Rothko Dark Palette

    Nov 4, 2016 - Jan 7, 2017

    PACE | 510 West 25th Street

    510 West 25th Street  / +12122554044 / pacegallery.com
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Joel Shapiro’s sculptures are subtle and intelligent expressions of textural and material joy. At Dominique Lévy, we have the privilege of experiencing the artist’s colorful early wood reliefs, made between 1978 and 1980, that seem to carry on a tradition of seeing that owes something to Matisse or Arthur Dove. A monograph will be published to coincide with the exhibition, featuring essays from David Raskin and Phyllida Barlow and poems by Ange Mlinko and Peter Cole.

    Joel Shapiro

    Oct 28, 2016 - Jan 7, 2017

    Dominique LÚvy | New York

    909 Madison Avenue  / +12127722004 / dominique-levy.com
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Ends January 8th 2017

  • If you’ve never wanted to shatter a few car windows with a big flower in a pretty blue dress after seeing Pipilotti Rist’s Ever Is Over All, 1997, then you must lack some essential gene for fun. Rist’s smart, fulsome, and manic vision is generously presented in “Pipilotti Rist: Pixel Forest,” a major retrospective that covers thirty years of the artist’s work—from her 1980s single-channel videos to the hypnotic and immersive video installations of recent years—which takes over three of the New Museum’s main floors. Smash!

    Pipilotti Rist Pixel Forest

    Oct 26, 2016 - Jan 8, 2017

    New Museum

    235 Bowery  / +12122191222 / newmuseum.org
    Wed 11am to 6pm, Thu 11am to 9pm, Fri - Sun 11am to 6pm

  • Theatrical, fantastical, comic, and hydroponic, disco-lit brain trust and living Gesamtkunstwerk My Barbarian—made up of the inimitable Jade Gordon, Alexandro Segade, and Malik Gaines—invades the New Museum with “The Audience Is Always Right,” a series of workshops, public programs, and other events that come together as the ne plus ultra of the group’s “Post-Living Ante-Action Theater” project (aka, PoLAAT), an all-inclusive, performative, and politically engaged endeavor that began eight years ago during My Barbarian’s residency at the museum.

    My Barbarian The Audience is Always Right

    Sep 28, 2016 - Jan 8, 2017

    New Museum

    235 Bowery  / +12122191222 / newmuseum.org
    Wed 11am to 6pm, Thu 11am to 9pm, Fri - Sun 11am to 6pm

  • Ends January 11th 2017

  • Light, as realized by Agnes Martin’s dexterous mind and numinous hands, was physical, sentient, voluptuous, and occasionally––when one least expected it—even threatening. This survey of Martin’s works, her first retrospective since her death in 2004, will feature more than 110 of the artist’s paintings, drawings, prints, and sculptures, and one film. Organized by London’s Tate Modern in collaboration with the Guggenheim Museum in New York, this exhibition will irradiate our fair city from October 7, 2016, until January 11, 2017.

    Agnes Martin

    Oct 7, 2016 - Jan 11, 2017

    Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum | New York

    1071 Fifth Avenue  / +12124233500 / guggenheim.org
    Sun - Wed 10am to 5:30pm, Sat 10am to 7:30pm, Fri 10am to 5:30pm

  • Ends January 15th 2017

  • Blood of a poet, heart of a dreamer—British thinker and maker Simon Starling’s project for the Japan Society, a centennial restaging of W. B. Yeats’s At the Hawk’s Well, a 1916 play inspired by Japanese Noh theater, will feature an assortment of new pieces from the artist—costumes, masks, and a video of dance—to take us deep into history and well outside of it.

    Simon Starling At Twilight

    Oct 14, 2016 - Jan 15, 2017

    Japan Society

    333 East 47th Street  / +12128321155 / japansociety.org
    Tue - Thu 11am to 6pm, Fri 11am to 9pm, Sat - Sun 11am to 5pm

  • Ends January 22nd 2017

  • Kai Altoff’s paintings, drawings, sculptures, and installations, queer amalgamations of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972), Christa Päffgen, and East German children’s television are the products of a steadfastly Teutonic imagination: fatalistic, nostalgic, and terrified of love. Althoff’s MoMA exhibition, “And Then Leave Me to the Common Swifts (Und dann überlasst mich den Mauerseglern),” curated by the museum’s Laura Hoptman and Margaret Ewing, will give us a peek into this artist’s multifaceted oeuvre and longing, labyrinthine heart.

    Kai Althoff and then leave me to the common swifts

    Sep 18, 2016 - Jan 22, 2017

    MoMA - The Museum of Modern Art

    11 West 53rd Street  / +12127089400 / MoMA.org
    Sat - Thu 10:30am to 5:30pm, Fri 10:30am to 8pm

  • Ends January 29th 2017

  • Kerry James Marshall’s paintings of men, women, and children—obsidian-skinned, or perhaps even carved from the furthest reaches of the night sky—are emblems of hope, pain, and love. Marshall is a history painter in the grandest sense, documenting the interior and exterior workings and sensations of the Black Experience in America. “Mastry,” a retrospective covering thirty-five years of the artist’s rich oeuvre, cocurated by Dieter Roelstraete, LA MoCA’s Helen Molesworth, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Ian Alteveer, comes to the Met Breuer for our careful consideration and astonishment.

    Kerry James Marshall Mastry

    Oct 25, 2016 - Jan 29, 2017

    The Met Breuer

    945 Madison Avenue  / +12125357710 / metmuseum.org/visit/the-met-breuer

  • Ends February 5th 2017

  • Bruce Conner, Hito Steyerl, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Anthony McCall, Lynn Hershman Leeson, and Lorna Mills, among so many more, explore the very heart and sundry vestiges of cinema’s history and influence in the Whitney’s “Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905–2016,” an expansive look at the ways we’ve passed through the movies—and, of course, the ways movies have passed through us—for more than one hundred years. Organized by Chrissie Iles, “Dreamlands” promises feats of transportation and seduction that only the moving image can offer.

    Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905-2016

    Oct 28, 2016 - Feb 5, 2017

    Whitney Museum of American Art

    99 Gansevoort Street  / +12125703600 / whitney.org
    Sun - Mon 10:30am to 6pm, Wed - Thu 10:30am to 6pm, Fri - Sat 10:30am to 10pm

  • Ends February 19th 2017

  • Mierle Laderman Ukeles, quite literally, dove into the shit for her art. As a self-proclaimed “maintenance artist,” Ukeles immersed herself in the politics surrounding “care” by becoming, in 1978, the New York Department of Sanitation’s inaugural, and only, artist in residence (her office there, almost forty years later, still exists). Feminist, philosopher, rigorous Conceptualist, Samaritan, Ukeles has her first-ever retrospective at the Queens Museum, covering fifty years of sculptures, photographs, texts, performances, and more, cementing her place in history as one of art’s most preeminent, and generous, thinkers and doers.

    Mierle Laderman Ukeles Maintenance Art

    Sep 18, 2016 - Feb 19, 2017

    Queens Museum

    New York City Building, Flushing Meadows  / +17185929700 / queensmuseum.org
    Wed - Sun 12pm to 6pm

  • Ends February 20th 2017

  • If Georg Grosz and Otto Dix were Germany’s grisly moralists charting the rise and fall of the Weimar Republic, then Max Beckmann was the country’s unrepentant epicure—look at all those self-portraits of the artist smoking in sleek tuxes and silken robes, the dark heart of so much glitter and doom. “Max Beckmann in New York” highlights his time as one of New York’s chicest denizens, focusing on fourteen paintings he made while living here, from 1949 to 1950—the year he died, on a corner of Sixty-Ninth Street and Central Park West—as well as a number of earlier pieces, culled from sundry New York collections.

    Max Beckmann in New York

    Oct 19, 2016 - Feb 20, 2017

    The Met | Metropolitan Museum of Art

    1000 Fifth Avenue  / +12125357710 / www.metmuseum.org
    Sun - Thu 10am to 5:30pm, Fri - Sat 10am to 9pm

  • Ends February 26th 2017

  • New York has always been a haven for individuals and appetites more
    recherché than anywhere else in the United States, so it’s no surprise that some of our most acclaimed queer imaginations—James Baldwin, Merce Cunningham, Djuna Barnes, and Andy Warhol, to name just a handful—were forged and nurtured by this great metropolis. “Gay Gotham,” organized by the MCNY’s Donald Albrecht, Stephen Vider, and Whitney Donhauser, brings together a vast array of paintings, photographs, letters, and assorted ephemera from the likes of Greer Lankton, Leonard Bernstein, Bill T. Jones, Lincoln Kirstein, Harmony Hammond, and more to celebrate this city’s incandescent yet still too hidden queer history.

    Gay Gotham

    Oct 7, 2016 - Feb 26, 2017

    Museum of the City of New York

    1220 Fifth Avenue  / +12125341672 / mcny.org
    10am to 6pm daily

  • Ends March 5th 2017

  • Pleasure and death, sex and terror—Mark Leckey’s subversive forays into the collective hangover that is modern-day, world-suffocating Pop have been making audiences gasp and laugh for nearly twenty years. The British artist’s survey at MoMA PS1—his first major retrospective in the United States, cocurated by the museum’s Peter Eleey, Jocelyn Miller, and Oliver Shultz, along with MoMA’s Stuart Comer—will make me and you and everyone we know more and more hardcore.

    Mark Leckey: Containers and Their Drivers

    Oct 23, 2016 - Mar 5, 2017

    MoMA PS1

    22-25 Jackson Avenue at 46th Avenue  / +17187842084 / momaps1.org
    Thu - Mon 12pm to 6pm

  • There’s a Beverly Buchanan oil pastel drawing, Georgia Shack with Datura Blooms, 2003, that shows the titular structure, an oddly sentient thing, nearly engulfed by an orange sky and monstrous plants—a landscape informed by Edvard Munch, the horrors of the American South, and the artist’s extraordinary personal history. “Beverly Buchanan—Ruins and Rituals,” part of the Brooklyn Museum’s yearlong programming called “Year of Yes,” celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, will shed a necessary spotlight on this extraordinary and overlooked artist.

    Beverly Buchanan Beverly Buchanan: Ruins and Rituals, 1976-2013

    Oct 21, 2016 - Mar 5, 2017

    Brooklyn Museum

    200 Eastern Parkway  / +17186385000 / brooklynmuseum.org
    Wed 11am to 6pm, Thu 11am to 10pm, Fri - Sun 11am to 6pm

  • Ends March 19th 2017

  • Take a gander at Francis Picabia’s Portrait d’un couple (Portrait of a Couple), 1942–43: A pair of doofus, dead-eyed lovers gaze out onto nothingness, while in the background a man holds a woman aloft—à la Fragonard, but waaaaay sicker—beneath a particularly bad rendering of a magnolia tree. Sex machines, hookers, race cars, nihilism—Picabia’s art is the kind that, despite the dazzling march of progress, reflects the merciless imbecility of history and humanity. He was a brilliant thinker, maker, snob, and slut who played art’s endgame faster and harder than perhaps anyone else. “Francis Picabia: Our Heads Are Round so Our Thoughts Can Change Direction,” the first survey in the United States to chart the entirety of this fabulously demented artist’s career, will feature more than two hundred works: paintings, drawings, periodicals, a vast array of assorted ephemera, and one film.

    Francis Picabia Our Heads Are Round so Our Thoughts Can Change Direction

    Nov 21, 2016 - Mar 19, 2017

    MoMA - The Museum of Modern Art

    11 West 53rd Street  / +12127089400 / MoMA.org
    Sat - Thu 10:30am to 5:30pm, Fri 10:30am to 8pm

  • Ends April 2nd 2017

  • Oh but to be a Royal Meissen porcelain, handled with the most tender of care and on lofty display, in Henry Clay Frick’s magnificently appointed mansion. We are invited to inhabit the interior lives of these stately objects in “Porcelain, No Simple Matter: Arlene Shechet and the Arnhold Collection,” which commingles twelve of Shechet’s perverse Meissen-inspired works (pieces the artist made during residencies at the house’s factory in Germany a few years ago) with approximately 140 originals, selected and organized by the artist herself. This is the most appropriate way to enter the summer—in splendor.

    Porcelain, No Simple Matter: Arlene Shechet and the Arnhold Collection

    May 24, 2016 - Apr 2, 2017

    The Frick Collection

    1 East 70th Street  / +12122880700 / frick.org
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm, Sun 11am to 5pm

  • Ends June 24th 2017

  • Giorgio de Chirico was Surrealism’s grand architect, a designer of eerie buildings and empty piazzas culled directly from the collective subconscious. Giulio Paolini, a rigorous Conceptualist who’s more than a little Surrealism-adjacent—and a longtime admirer of de Chirico—often dives into the artist’s haunted cityscapes, creating works that feel like revelations discovered in dreams, which always seem to exist only in traces upon waking. The artists’ exhibition at CIMA is a dialogue in code, metaphysical and gorgeous.

    Giorgio de Chirico and Giulio Paolini The Center for Italian Modern Art presents de Chirico and Paolini

    Oct 14, 2016 - Jun 24, 2017

    CIMA - Center for Italian Modern Art

    421 Broome Street, 4th floor  / +16463703596 / www.italianmodernart.org
    By appointment only

  • Ends July 30th 2017

  • Kishio Suga, one of the Japanese Mono-ha movement’s founding figureheads, is a poet of form. His sculptures and assemblages, utilizing workaday materials such as wood, wire, stone, and steel, summon a presence that is immanently cosmic. The artist’s presentation at Dia: Chelsea—his first solo museum exhibition in the United States, curated by Alexis Lowry and Jessica Morgan––will feature a re-creation of Placement of Condition, 1973, an installation made from cut stones, among other of Suga’s numinous objects.

    Kishio Suga

    Nov 5, 2016 - Jul 30, 2017

    Dia:Chelsea

    535 West 22nd Street 5th Floor  / +12129895566 / diaart.org/sites/main/chelsea
    By appointment only

  • Ends December 16th 2016

  • The LA-based artist’s latest large-scale kitsched-out paintings reference icons of modern picture-making, from Hokusai to Matisse. Pushing the viewer toward an interactive relationship with her works, a prerecorded message by the 2016 Hugo Boss Prize nominee asks, “When you look at the objects, do you think they are looking at you?”

    Laura Owens

    Oct 5 - Dec 16, 2016

    Sadie Coles HQ | Kingly Street

    62 Kingly Street  / +442074938611 / sadiecoles.com
    Tue - Sat 11am to 6pm

  • Ends December 17th 2016

  • Cage’s Lecture on the Weather, 1975, originally conceived as a work for radio or stage, is here presented—for the first time in Europe—using material captured during a tribute concert for the artist held at Bard College in 2007. The illustrious cast includes John Ashbery, Merce Cunningham, and Jasper Johns, among others.

    John Cage Lecture on the Weather (1975)

    Sep 16 - Dec 17, 2016

    Frith Street Gallery | Soho Square

    60 Frith Street  / +442074941550 / frithstreetgallery.com/
    Wed - Fri 10am to 6pm, Sat 11am to 5pm

  • Kate Shepherd’s high-gloss paintings composed of delicate networks of lines are paired with Allyson Strafella’s dense repetitive marks on handmade paper. Sharing an interest in color, space, and movement, the American artists address issues of form and formlessness in their distinct but related explorations.

    Kate Shepherd and Allyson Strafella Recent works

    Oct 4 - Dec 17, 2016

    Bartha Contemporary

    25 Margaret Street  / +442079850015 / barthacontemporary.com
    Tue - Sat 11am to 6pm

  • Ends December 18th 2016

  • Drawing attention to the human body—skin, in particular—Donna Huanca’s work examines the interactions between people within a certain space. For this exhibition, the artist has designed a three-story glass structure that becomes more and more opaque as her performers enact private rituals and mediations inside.

    Donna Huanca Scar Cymbals

    Sep 29 - Dec 18, 2016

    Zabludowicz Collection | London

    176 Prince of Wales Road  / +442074288940 / zabludowiczcollection.com/london
    Thu - Sun 12pm to 6pm

  • Ends January 6th 2017

  • It’s been over a decade since Roman Ondak has had a solo show in London, but the Slovakian conceptual artist is making up for lost time with this one hundred day–long show. Continuing the artist’s obsessive exploration of time, the centerpiece of the exhibition is an oak tree that has been sliced into one hundred discs—each marked with a key event from the past century—that will be removed from the trunk (one each day) and mounted on the wall.

    Roman Ondak ROMAN ONDAK: THE SOURCE OF ART IS IN THE LIFE OF A PEOPLE

    Sep 29, 2016 - Jan 6, 2017

    South London Gallery

    65 - 67 Peckham Road  / +442077036120 / southlondongallery.org
    Tue 11am to 6pm, Wed 11am to 9pm, Thu - Sun 11am to 6pm

  • Ends January 7th 2017

  • This small show dedicated to German artist Günther Förg, who is known for his paintings, photographs, and sculptures, packs a strange punch. Underscoring the artist’s legacy as a key proponent of non-figurative painting in 1980s Germany, the three abstract canvases on view (made between 1988 and 1995) show Förg’s genius for intuitive approaches to color and composition.

    GŘnther F÷rg

    Nov 26, 2016 - Jan 7, 2017

    Vilma Gold

    6 Minerva Street  / +442077299888 / vilmagold.com
    Tue - Sat 11am to 6pm

  • A subversive take on the traditional marriage portrait, Currin’s latest series of paintings depicts couples accompanied by mysterious accessories and bizarre, seemingly incongruous, pictorial elements. Less sexually graphic than some of the artist’s best-known work, these paintings show Currin experimenting with symbolism—using art historical tropes to evoke humorously ambiguous (and let’s face it, grotesque ) relationships.

    John Currin

    Nov 22, 2016 - Jan 7, 2017

    Sadie Coles HQ | Davies Street

    1 Davies Street  / +442074938611 / sadiecoles.com
    Tue - Sat 11am to 6pm

  • Ends January 8th 2017

  • Featuring works spanning the 1930s–1970s—a period during which Wifredo Lam worked in Cuba, France, America, and Spain—this retrospective confirms the Cuban artist’s place at the center of global modernism. Often compared to avant-gardists like Picasso and Fontana, Lam addresses the social injustices of his day using a signature style of hybrid figures.

    Wifredo Lam

    Sep 14, 2016 - Jan 8, 2017

    Tate Modern

    Bankside  / +442078878888 / tate.org.uk/modern
    Mon - Thu 10am to 6pm, Fri - Sat 10am to 10pm, Sun 10am to 6pm

  • Ends January 15th 2017

  • Inspired by the Camden Arts Centre’s history as a public library, Matt Mullican’s current show describes various methods of categorization and organization. The American artist, who is based between New York and Berlin, mathematically divided the gallery space before filling it with his own obsessive works—including books, bulletin boards, drawings, objects, photographs, and videos.

    Matt Mullican The Sequence of Things

    Sep 30, 2016 - Jan 15, 2017

    Camden Arts Centre

    Arkwright Road  / +442074725500 / www.camdenartscentre.org
    Tue - Sun 10am to 6pm, Wed 10am to 9pm

  • Ends January 21st 2017

  • The gallery christens its new Grosvenor Hill location with shiny, perverse works by Jeff Koons. Works from his ongoing “Gazing Ball” series, begun in 2013, wherein the artist adds super-reflective orbs to replicas of famous paintings and sculptures, are paired with his polished, and creepy, steel ballerina sculptures.

    Jeff Koons

    Oct 4, 2016 - Jan 21, 2017

    Almine Rech Gallery | London Grosvenor Hill

    Grosvenor Hill, Broadbent House  / +442072873644 / alminerech.com
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Ends January 28th 2017

  • The Pakistan-born, US-based artist presents new works including sculptures carved from cork, clay, and other media, as well as drawings and collages made on large-scale photographs. Evoking “ruins”—ranging from the Ancient Gandharan ruins in Pakistan and Afghanistan, to contemporary ruins of urban infrastructure—Bhabha describes various effects of time and decay.

    Huma Bhabha

    Nov 22, 2016 - Jan 28, 2017

    Stephen Friedman Gallery

    25 - 28 Old Burlington Street  / +442074941434 / stephenfriedman.com
    Tue - Fri 10am to 6pm, Sat 11am to 5pm

  • Steir’s first solo show in London in over a quarter of a century features works made between 1990 and 2011. Among the most arresting paintings on view—examples from Steir’s “Waterfall” series, which the artist began in the 1980s—are vibrant mediations on space and chance in which Conceptual art meets Eastern philosophies.

    Pat Steir

    Nov 9, 2016 - Jan 28, 2017

    Dominique LÚvy | London

    22 Old Bond Street  / +442036965910 / dominique-levy.com
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Ends February 5th 2017

  • Picasso’s friends, family, and lovers are the subjects of this major exhibition that includes more than eighty works, spanning all periods of the artist’s career. From nascent realist paintings to masterful late abstractions, Picasso’s portraits give an intimate look at his long and fecund life, humanizing his enormous legacy.

    Picasso Portraits

    Oct 6, 2016 - Feb 5, 2017

    National Portrait Gallery

    St. Martin's Place  / +442073060055 / npg.org.uk
    Mon - Wed 10am to 6pm, Thu - Fri 10am to 9pm, Sat - Sun 10am to 6pm

  • Ends February 12th 2017

  • The title of this show and one of the major works on view, “Walhalla,” is a reference to the paradise for those slain in battle described in Norse mythology, as well as an 1842 neo-classical monument build by Ludwig I, King of Bavaria, to honor German heroes. Kiefer’s Walhalla, 2016, is a bleak, claustrophobic installation in which rows of steel beds line a narrow room. Its far end is decorated with a black-and-white photograph of a lone figure walking into a wintery landscape.

    Anselm Kiefer Walhalla

    Nov 22, 2016 - Feb 12, 2017

    White Cube | Bermondsey

    144 – 152 Bermondsey Street  / +442079305373 / whitecube.com
    Wed - Sat 10am to 6pm, Sun 12pm to 6pm

  • Ends March 5th 2017

  • Casting a critical eye over the role of female artists in European museums, the Guerrilla Girls revisit their own poster from 1986 that deadpanningly states: “It’s Even Worse in Europe.” Having sent questionnaires to arts institutions across Europe asking about their collections and exhibitions, the feminist activist collective presents nearly four hundred responses—funny, heartbreaking, and terrifying —as part of an archive-based exhibition.

    Guerrilla Girls Is it even worse in Europe?

    Oct 1, 2016 - Mar 5, 2017

    Whitechapel Gallery

    77 - 82 Whitechapel High Street  / +442075227888 / whitechapelgallery.org
    Tue - Wed 11am to 6pm, Thu 11am to 9pm, Fri - Sun 11am to 6pm

  • Ends March 26th 2017

  • Luc Tuymans: Glasses

    Oct 4, 2016 - Mar 26, 2017

    National Portrait Gallery

    St. Martin's Place  / +442073060055 / npg.org.uk
    Mon - Wed 10am to 6pm, Thu - Fri 10am to 9pm, Sat - Sun 10am to 6pm

  • Ends April 2nd 2017

  • Having transformed Paris’s Palais de Tokyo in 2013 and New York’s Park Avenue Armory in 2015, Philippe Parreno now takes over the Turbine Hall with a complex choreography of sound, light, objects, and videos. The fully automated exhibition can be considered as a single Gesamtkunstwerk upending traditional exhibition stagings of time and space.

    Hyundai Commission: Philippe Parreno

    Oct 4, 2016 - Apr 2, 2017

    Tate Modern

    Bankside  / +442078878888 / tate.org.uk/modern
    Mon - Thu 10am to 6pm, Fri - Sat 10am to 10pm, Sun 10am to 6pm

  • Known for his genre-defying “Combines” and large-scale proto-Pop silkscreens, Robert Rauschenberg also worked with photography, printmaking, papermaking, and performance over the course of his six-decade career. This retrospective (the first of its kind since the artist's death in 2008) weaves together seemingly disparate works to create a cogent overview of a dazzlingly multi-disciplinary oeuvre.

    Robert Rauschenberg

    Dec 1, 2016 - Apr 2, 2017

    Tate Modern

    Bankside  / +442078878888 / tate.org.uk/modern
    Mon - Thu 10am to 6pm, Fri - Sat 10am to 10pm, Sun 10am to 6pm

  • Ends December 17th 2016

  • The French conceptual artist has chosen three historical figures to explore in her current exhibition, “QM.15,” whose title is a reference to nineteenth-century French actress Sarah Bernhardt’s motto “Quand Même” (Even so.) In addition to Bernhardt, Gonzalez-Foerster inhabits two other strong female personalities—Marilyn Monroe and Maria Callas. Costumes from these “apparitions,” as the artist describes her work, are on view concurrently at the Schinkel Pavillon through January 22, 2017.

    Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster

    Nov 4 - Dec 17, 2016

    Esther Schipper

    Sch÷neberger Ufer 65  / +4930374433133 / estherschipper.com
    Tue - Sat 11am to 6pm

  • Ends December 23rd 2016

  • For her solo debut in Berlin, American artist Stanya Kahn presents new animations, paintings, and drawings characterized by a white-knuckled sense of humor and a fascination with anxiety. The centerpiece of the exhibition, Don’t Go Back to Sleep, 2014, is a feature-length video that describes the negative impacts of so-called First World society on the rest of the globe, as well as allegorical battles between “the people” versus “the state.” Meanwhile, Kahn's deceptively cheery drawings and paintings convey a sobering solitude despite their vibrant palette and cartoon-like animal and human figures.

    Stanya Kahn

    Nov 10 - Dec 23, 2016

    Weiss Berlin

    Bundesallee 221, 2nd Floor  / +493023919560 / weissberlin.com
    Thu - Sat 1pm to 6pm

  • Ends January 7th 2017

  • Two recurring motifs from Barbara Bloom’s oeuvre—absence rendered as traces, stains, and erasures, and the evocation of books and writing—come together in this exhibition, titled “The Weather.” Hovering above the floor, a fleet of carpets is emblazoned with Braille translations of descriptions of the weather as excerpted from texts by Raymond Chandler, André Gide, James Joyce, Gabriel García Márquez, Cormac McCarthy, Haruki Murakami, and Daphne Du Maurier, and the weather statistics of Los Angeles on July 11, 1951, at 2 AM (the place and date of birth of the artist). On the walls, seven photographs of optical illusions are accompanied by another Braille text about the nature of seeing.

    Barbara Bloom The Weather

    Nov 5, 2016 - Jan 7, 2017

    Capitain Petzel

    Karl-Marx-Allee 45  / +493024088130 / capitainpetzel.de
    Tue - Sat 11am to 6pm

  • Ends January 14th 2017

  • The pioneering Minimalist is showing six works produced over the course of his storied career, with the earliest dating from 1961 and the most recent from 2014. Together, these deceptively simple sculptures—made from diverse materials including mirror, artic birch, and aluminum—underscore Morris’s unconventional approach and create an environment where reflection and reality ricochet off each other.

    Robert Morris Refractions

    Nov 19, 2016 - Jan 14, 2017

    SprŘth Magers | Berlin

    Oranienburger Stra▀e 18  / +493028884030 / spruethmagers.com
    Tue - Sat 11am to 6pm

  • Ends January 22nd 2017

  • Coinciding with Dominique Gonzalez Foerster’s exhibition at Esther Schipper, this presentation—a collaboration among the artist, the design group BLESS, and the interdisciplinary Studio Manuel Raeder—features costumes from Gonzalez-Foerster’s so-called apparitions, dating back to 2013. Among the garments on view are those the artist wore while incarnating Edgar Allan Poe, Lola Montez, and Carlos Fitzcarrald, who is best known as the inspiration for Werner Herzog’s Fitzcarraldo.

    BLESS, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster & Manuel Raeder Costumes & Wishes for the 21st century

    Oct 30, 2016 - Jan 22, 2017

    Schinkel Pavillon

    Oberwallstrasse 1  / +493020886444 / schinkelpavillon.de
    Thu - Sun 12pm to 6pm

  • Ends January 29th 2017

  • Christoph Büchel’s sprawling installation, a version of which was infamously dismantled prior to a scheduled exhibition at MASS MoCA in 2007, Training Ground for Training Ground for Democracy is a biting critique of contemporary American politics and culture. Seen in the aftermath of the recent US presidential election, the piece takes on a new urgency, raising issues about voting rights and how democratic elections are run.

    Christoph BŘchel Training Ground for Training Ground for Democracy

    Oct 22, 2016 - Jan 29, 2017

    Hamburger Bahnhof

    Invalidenstra▀e 50-51  / +4930266424242 / smb.museum/museen-und-einrichtungen/hamburger-bahnhof/home.html
    Tue - Fri 10am to 6pm, Sat - Sun 11am to 6pm, Thu 10am to 8pm

  • Ends December 23rd 2016

  • In the lead-up to a retrospective at Tate Modern this winter, the artist’s seventh exhibition at this gallery takes a broad look at a diverse practice that alights on figurative portraiture, abstraction, digital vs analog technology, and documentary photography. Clinical vitrines of photos, heavy-hitting large framed pics, and small prints posted on the hiding-in-plain-sight backroom doors draw the white cube into cahoots with a more intimate bedroom-style display.

    Wolfgang Tillmans

    Nov 5 - Dec 23, 2016

    Regen Projects

    6750 Santa Monica Blvd  / +13102765424 / regenprojects.com
    Tue - Sat 10am to 6pm

  • Ends December 31st 2016

  • The late Austrian artist’s first solo exhibition in Los Angeles is a survey of works spanning half a century, examining her seesaw between painterly abstraction and the arguably more loaded abstractions of the body as both material fact and malleable emotional organ. Get ready to crumble.

    Maria Lassnig A Painting Survey, 1950 – 2007

    Sep 16 - Dec 31, 2016
  • Ends January 2nd 2017

  • Founded in 1966, Gemini G.E.L. is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary as one of the country’s foremost printmaking shops with an exhibition of works on its home turf. In addition to fifteen series of prints, including editions by Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Vija Celmins, Frank Stella, Michael Heizer, Richard Serra, Ellsworth Kelly, Josef Albers, John Baldessari, and Julie Mehretu, expect lithography, etchings, and screen prints to all put in an appearance.

    The Serial Impulse at Gemini G.E.L.

    Sep 11, 2016 - Jan 2, 2017

    Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

    5905 Wilshire Boulevard  / +13238576000 / lacma.org
    Mon - Tue 11am to 5pm, Thu 11am to 5pm, Fri 11am to 8pm, Sat - Sun 10am to 7pm

  • Ends January 7th 2017

  • Jay DeFeo is best known for her startling masterwork The Rose, 1958–66, which she modestly described as “a marriage between painting and sculpture” (the bonds of matrimony have nothing on that glorious monument). DeFeo’s first exhibition at this gallery, and her first in this city in almost two decades, focuses on her “Samurai” series of paintings on paper. Inspired by a trip the artist took to Japan in 1985 and by the exhibition “Spectacular Helmets of Japan, Sixteenth–Nineteenth Century,” which she saw the same year at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, many of the works are based on images from the show’s catalogue and feature bold gray, white, and beige strokes rendered in oil and acrylic paint along with oil pastel and collage. Walter Hopps considered DeFeo on equal footing with Rauschenberg, Johns, and Stella. Take a look and see if you don’t agree.

    Jay DeFeo

    Nov 5, 2016 - Jan 7, 2017

    Marc Selwyn Fine Art

    9953 South Santa Monica Boulevard  / +13102779953 / marcselwynfineart.com
    Tue - Sat 11am to 6pm

  • While their name today sounds more like a support group for a certain US Presidential candidate, the Rat Bastard Protective Association was actually an artist collective created in 1957 and led by self-elected president Bruce Conner. Among his colleagues and cohorts were Bay Area glitterati Jay DeFeo, Wallace Berman, Joan Brown, Wally Hedrick, George Herms, and Carlos Villa, all of whom worked together in a building dubbed “Painterland” in San Francisco. Curated by Anastasia Aukeman, the show brings together nearly fifty works for a rare retrospective.

    Wallace Berman, Joan Brown, Bruce Conner, Jay DeFeo, Wally Hedrick &more Rat Bastard Protective Association

    Oct 1, 2016 - Jan 7, 2017

    the Landing

    5118 W Jefferson Blvd  / 323 272 3194 / thelandinggallery.com
    Wed - Sat 11am to 6pm

  • Ends May 1st 2017

  • Before his untimely death last year, artist and Underground Museum cofounder Noah Davis conceived a series of exhibitions of works from MoCA’s collection, but installed here, west of the trending downtown area and away from the city’s usual gallery districts. This show, titled “Non-Fiction,” is the second such collaboration between the two institutions, redistributing works by Kara Walker, Henry Taylor, Theaster Gates, Robert Gober, David Hammons, and Deana Lawson, among others, back into the city to address the systemic violence perpetrated on black people.

    Non-Fiction

    May 1, 2016 - May 1, 2017

    The Underground Museum

    3508 W. Washington Blvd  / +13239899925 / theunderground-museum.org
    Wed - Sun 12pm to 7pm

  • Ends December 18th 2016

  • Given carte blanche to have his way with the Palais de Tokyo’s sprawling multilevel exhibition space, Tino Sehgal presents a selection of his own works mixed in with pieces by other artists of his choosing, including a drippy basement installation by Pierre Huyghe and a colorful ceiling by Daniel Buren. Sehgal’s largest project to date weaves together old and new interactive performances pieces.

    Tino Sehgal

    Sep 12 - Dec 18, 2016

    Palais de Tokyo

    13, Avenue du PrÚsident Wilson  / +33147235401 / palaisdetokyo.com
    Mon 12pm to 11:30pm, Wed - Sun 12pm to 11:30pm

  • Ends December 21st 2016

  • Inspired by Wesselmann’s 1970 exhibition at New York’s Sidney Janis Gallery, the current show includes Bedroom Tit Box, 1968–70, which is restaged here for the first time. The performance, which involves an otherwise unseen model adding her “live breast” to a still-life composition that includes an orange, a cigarette, and a vase of flowers, is accompanied by a selection of colorful and provocative Pop paintings from the 1960s to the 1990s.

    Tom Wesselmann A Different Kind of Woman

    Oct 17 - Dec 21, 2016

    Almine Rech Gallery | Paris

    64 Rue de Turenne  / +33145837190 / alminerech.com

  • Ends December 23rd 2016

  • Featuring more than forty new works installed across Perrotin’s three Paris galleries, this expansive show confirms the artist’s talent for seamlessly weaving artistic styles, ranging from traditional Japanese painting and contemporary manga to Abstract Expressionism and Pop art. Grandiose and fun, the monumental panel painting A Picture of Lives
    Wriggling in the Forest at the Deep End of the Universe
    , 2015, acts as a useful anthology of the recurrent themes and characters populating Murakami’s hypercharged “superflat” universe.

    TAKASHI MURAKAMI

    Sep 10 - Dec 23, 2016

    Galerie Perrotin | Paris, Turenne

    76 rue de Turenne  / +33142167979 / perrotin.com
    Tue - Sat 11am to 7pm

  • Ends January 7th 2017

  • Confirming Rosenquist's longtime fascination with technology and popular culture, this impressive collection of paintings (many of which are loans from the artist himself) includes the explosive “Meteor” series, where space rocks crash into pillars of Modern Art from Picasso to Brancusi. Examples of the artist’s less well-known collages are concurrently on view at Ropac's flagship gallery in the Marais (through October 15).

    James Rosenquist Four Decades, 1970–2010

    Sep 10, 2016 - Jan 7, 2017

    Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac | Pantin

    69 avenue du GÚnÚral Leclerc  / +33155890110 / ropac.net
    Tue - Sat 10am to 7pm

  • Ends January 8th 2017

  • Cattelan’s largest show since his 2011 retrospective at New York’s Guggenheim features his likeness throughout the eighteenth-century salons of La Monnaie. Conceived as a kind of post requiem five years after he gave us his “all” in New York, the Paris exhibition shows Cattelan re-presenting works that may have seemed funny before but which are now cast in a more serious light.

    Maurizio Cattelan Not Afraid of Love

    Oct 21, 2016 - Jan 8, 2017

    Monnaie de Paris

    11 quai de Conti / monnaiedeparis.fr
    11am to 7pm daily, Thu 11am to 10pm

  • Ends January 14th 2017

  • On the one-hundredth anniversary of the term readymade, Ropac is showing, and selling, one of the most emblematic artworks of the twentieth century: Marcel Duchamp’s ugly, brilliant, and fabulous Bottle Rack, 1959. Acquired by Robert Rauschenberg in 1959, the work has remained in his personal collection (and then the collection of his estate) until now.

    Marcel Duchamp

    Oct 14, 2016 - Jan 14, 2017

    Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac | Marais

    7 rue Debelleyme  / +33142729900 / ropac.net
    Tue - Sat 10am to 7pm

  • Ends January 21st 2017

  • This selection of small bronzes by Joan Miro hails from a body of work comprising some three hundred such sculptures produced by the Spanish artist starting in 1940. Echoing the evocative and vaguely monstrous burlesque characters that populate his paintings, Miro’s bronzes incorporate found objects to create likewise surreal and suggestive figures.

    Joan Miro

    Nov 24, 2016 - Jan 21, 2017

    Galerie Lelong | Paris

    13 rue de TÚhÚran  / +33145631319 / galerie-lelong.com/en/
    Tue - Fri 10:30am to 6pm, Sat 2pm to 6:30pm

  • Ends February 18th 2017

  • Coinciding with Twombly’s Pompidou Center retrospective, this exhibition focuses on paintings and works on paper that describe the mythical figure of Orpheus. Inspired by Rainer Maria Rilke’s Sonnets to Orpheus (1922), Twombly also interprets Orpheus as a surrogate for himself and his own creative processes. These thematically linked works made between 1968 and 1979 have never before been shown together.

    Cy Twombly

    Dec 1, 2016 - Feb 18, 2017

    Gagosian | Paris

    4 rue de Ponthieu  / +33175000592 / gagosian.com
    Tue - Sat 11am to 7pm

  • Ends April 24th 2017

  • Featuring some 140 paintings, drawings, sculptures, and photographs, this single-venue retrospective includes loans from public and private collections around the world, highlighting the artist’s special relationship with Paris (where the Pompidou hosted the artist’s first substantial retrospective in 1988.) The chronological hanging, which focuses on three important cycles—Nine Discourses on Commodus, 1963; Fifty Days at Iliam, 1978; and Coronation of Sesostris, 2000—traces Twombly’s career from his first major works made in New York and his hometown of Lexington, VA, in the 1950s, to his 2005 “Bacchus” paintings, made in Italy, in response to the Iraq War.

    Cy Twombly

    Nov 30, 2016 - Apr 24, 2017

    Centre Pompidou

    Place Georges-Pompidou  / +33144781233 / www.centrepompidou.fr
    Wed - Mon 11am to 10pm

  • Ends December 17th 2016

  • Strange, humorous, and sardonic, Urs Fischer’s new small-scale bronzes are presented at Massimo De Carlo’s converted warehouse on Via Ventura. Arranged in a theatrical tableau, the twenty-six handpainted figurines include a female nude reclining on a chaise lounge next to a snail, a crying horse, and piano-playing rat. (Fischer’s work is concurrently on view at the gallery’s new location at the Piazza Belgioioso.)

    Urs Fischer Battito di Ciglia

    Sep 20 - Dec 17, 2016

    Massimo De Carlo | Via Giovanni Ventura

    Via Giovanni Ventura, 5  / +390270003987 / massimodecarlo.com
    Tue - Sat 11:30am to 7:30pm

  • Ends December 22nd 2016

  • Showing a more intimate side of a painter whose long career was recently the subject of major exhibitions at Bilbao’s Guggenheim Museum and London’s Serpentine Gallery, this show focuses on Katz’s small-scale works. Less stylized than the large-scale portraits for which he is well-known, the artist’s preparatory studies, drawings, and small paintings are surprisingly expressive and spontaneous.

    Alex Katz Small paintings and drawings 1990-2016

    Jul 22 - Dec 22, 2016

    Monica De Cardenas | Milan

    Via Francesco Vigan˛ 4  / +390229010068 / monicadecardenas.com
    Tue - Fri 3pm to 7pm, Sat 12pm to 7pm

  • Known for his décollages made from torn street posters in Rome, Mimmo Rotella also made so-called “Blanks” by sticking large monochrome sheets of paper onto advertisements. First shown in Milan in 1980, and rarely exhibited since, these striking erasures are back in the spotlight as part of a multi-venue tribute to the Italian artist on the tenth anniversary of his death. The late Nouveau Réaliste's work is also on view at: Fondazione Marconi (December 2–February 4), Galleria Carla Sozzani (October 9–November 13), Robilant + Vena (September 20–October 28.)

    Mimmo Rotella Mimmo Rotella. Blanks

    Sep 20 - Dec 22, 2016

    Cardi Gallery | Milan

    Corso di Porta Nuova 38  / +390245478189 / cardigallery.com
    Mon - Fri 10am to 7pm

  • Ends December 31st 2016

  • In addition to the well-known sculpture that lends the show its title, this exhibition features other politically charged sculptures by Ed and Nancy Kienholz. Among them: The Bronze Pinball Machine with Woman Affixed Also, 1980, which presents the female body as pure entertainment, and 76 J.C.s Led the Big Charade, 1993–1994, one of the couple’s final installations, in which seventy-six wall-mounted crucifixes (made with baby doll parts and wagon chassis) take aim at institutionalized religion.

    Edward Kienholz and Nancy Reddin Kienholz KIENHOLZ: FIVE CAR STUD

    May 19 - Dec 31, 2016

    Fondazione Prada | Milan

    Largo Isarco 2  / +390256662612 / fondazioneprada.org
    Sun - Thu 10am to 7pm, Fri - Sat 10am to 8pm

  • Ends January 8th 2017

  • The title of Betye Saar’s first exhibition in Italy, “Uneasy Dancer,” is an expression the Californian used to describe herself and her process, which she recently described in her Artforum.com 500 Words as a “personal ritual.” Uniting more than ninety works produced between 1996 and 2016 and showcasing Saar’s powerful critique of racist and sexist stereotypes, this show features intimate assemblages created inside boxes and suitcases as well as large-scale installations, such as The Omega (The Beginning and the End), 2013–16, a circular environment related to the life cycle that was adapted specifically for this show.

    Betye Saar BETYE SAAR: UNEASY DANCER

    Sep 14, 2016 - Jan 8, 2017

    Fondazione Prada | Milan

    Largo Isarco 2  / +390256662612 / fondazioneprada.org
    Sun - Thu 10am to 7pm, Fri - Sat 10am to 8pm

  • Multidisciplinary artist Marc Camille Chaimowicz brings his unique combination of design, literature, art, and performance to the Palazzo dell’Arte. The dreamy exhibition, which is part of the Triennale di Milano, includes historical examples of Metaphysical art, like Giorgio de Chirico’s Prodigal Son, 1973, and plenty of Chaimowicz’s own meditative and atmospheric experiments with linear time and logical space.

    Marc Camille Chaimowicz Maybe Metafisica

    Oct 14, 2016 - Jan 8, 2017

    Palazzo della Triennale

    Viale Alemagna 6  / +3902724341 / triennale.org
    Tue - Sun 10:30am to 8:30pm, Thu 10:30am to 11pm

  • Ends January 13th 2017

  • Made during the creation of the artist's acclaimed film trilogies,Cabaret Crusades, 2010–15, and Al Araba Al Madfuna, 2012–16, twenty works on paper describing fanciful characters and scenes in translucent washes and metallic hues, show drawing as fundamental to Shawky's process. Echoing the theme of Cabaret Crusades, which describes the Crusades from an Arab perspective, a freestanding mirror decorated with a fourteenth-century map shows an ancient city from this period.

    Wael Shawky

    Nov 8, 2016 - Jan 13, 2017

    Lisson Gallery | Milan

    Via Zenale 3  / +390289050608 / www.lissongallery.com
    Mon - Fri 10am to 1pm, Mon - Fri 3pm to 6pm

  • Ends January 14th 2017

  • To accompany her new painting-collages and hanging sculptures, Smith has made a site-specific wall painting using her own body as a brush. Swirling out from a corner of the gallery with bold strokes, the black, purple, and blue mural complements the looping, spiraling, and coiling gestures that characterize the artist’s three-dimensional works.

    Shinique Smith Black Swan

    Nov 23, 2016 - Jan 14, 2017

    Brand New Gallery

    Via Farini 32  / +390289053083 / brandnew-gallery.com
    Tue - Sat 11am to 7pm

  • Ends January 20th 2017

  • Born in Syria and based in California, Simone Fattal has never before had a solo show in Italy. Providing a comprehensive overview of how the artist has used ceramics since the early 2000s to convey socio-politcal themes, the works on view evoke ancient archeological finds while commenting on current events.

    Simone Fattal

    Nov 17, 2016 - Jan 20, 2017

    kaufmann repetto

    Via di Porta Tenaglia, 7  / +390272094331 / www.kaufmannrepetto.com
    Tue - Sat 11am to 7:30pm

  • Ends January 28th 2017

  • Known for his output across a wide variety of media, Rehberger here presents thirty pieces on paper ranging from sketches for large-scale projects and environmental installations to autonomous drawings. Among some of these borderline politically incorrect works, two kitschy neon signs alternately flashing “Tous pour les femmes” (All for women) and “what else” underscore the odd irony and humor
    with which the German artist addresses stereotypes.

    Tobias Rehberger tous pour les femmes

    Nov 17, 2016 - Jan 28, 2017

    Gi˛ Marconi

    via Tadino 20  / +390229404373 / www.giomarconi.com
    Tue - Sat 11am to 7pm

  • Ends January 29th 2017

  • Kishio Suga’s first European retrospective includes more than twenty installations dating from 1969 to the present day. Within the HangarBicocca’s vast industrial architecture, the Japanese artist’s beautiful, unsettling stacks and suspensions of organic and man-made elements (including materials found on site) upend our understanding of gravity, solidity, and tension.

    Kishio Suga Situations

    Sep 29, 2016 - Jan 29, 2017

    Pirelli HangarBicocca

    Via Chiese 2  / +390266111573 / hangarbicocca.org
    Thu - Sun 10am to 10pm

  • Ends February 4th 2017

  • Part of an homage to Mimmi Rotella that spans multiple exhibition venues across Milan, this exhibition focuses on the friendship and collaboration between Rotella and Giorgio Marconi, whose gallery exhibited some of the most important artists of his day including Alexander Calder, Joseph Beuys, Lucio Fontana, Pablo Picasso, and Man Ray. Having met in the 1960s, the two men collaborated on exhibitions in the 1980s and ’90s. Highlights on view from the Marconi Collection Include Rotella’s first décollages from the early ’50s to the sovrapitture (paintings made directly on advertisements) from the ’80s and ’90s.

    Mimmo Rotella e Giorgio Marconi: Una storia d’arte e di amicizia

    Dec 2, 2016 - Feb 4, 2017

    Fondazione Marconi

    Via Tadino 15  / +390229419232 / fondazionemarconi.org
    Tue - Sat 10am to 1pm, Tue - Sat 3pm to 7pm

  • Ends April 1st 2017

  • Mucha revisits his historic installation Mutterseelenallein (Loneliness), 1989, which originally filled the Galleria Lia Rumma in Naples with showcases displaying black-and-white photographs of chairs that had been used by gallery guards or visitors during a 1979 exhibition of his work in Düsseldorf. The German artist’s current presentation includes a miniature re-creation of Mutterseelenallein accompanied by films and photographs taken during the nine-day period in which the artwork was on view at Frankfurt’s Museum für Moderne Kunst.

    Reinhard Mucha #MUCHA«MILANO - Schneller werden ohne Zeitverlust

    Nov 24, 2016 - Apr 1, 2017

    Lia Rumma | Milan

    Via Stilicone 19  / +390229000101 / liarumma.it
    Tue - Sat 11am to 1:30pm, Tue - Sat 2:30pm to 7pm

  • Ends January 7th 2017

  • A wide sampling of Andy Warhol’s signature 1960s “Screen Tests” as well as his Polaroids from the ’70s and ’80s make up the first show in China to look at the major role of mechanical reproduction in Warhol’s work. Also on view, his screen-printed wallpapers and fetching, iconic Silver Clouds guide viewers across the gap between indexicality and pure, tactile materiality.

    Andy Warhol Contact

    Aug 6, 2016 - Jan 7, 2017

    M WOODS 木木美术馆

    D-06, 798 Art Zone, No. 2 Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang District  / +86 10 83123450 / mwoods.org
    Tue - Sun 11am to 6pm