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PRINT January 1998

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traveling exhibitions

The following lists venues through previously previewed exhibitions.

Fernand Léger,“ New York’s first major retrospective of the artist’s work in more than forty years, opens at the Museum of Modem Art on Feb. 15, where it will remain until May 12. This is a scaled-down version (65 works from more than 200) of the show that originated at the Centre Georges Pompidou (Artforum preview, May 1997) before moving (at full size) to Madrid’s La Reina Sofia, where it is currently on view through Jan. 12. ”Arthur Dove: A Retrospective Exhibition,“ previously seen at the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC (AF preview, Sept. 1997) comes to the Whitney Museum of American Art, where it will run from Jan. 15 through Apr. 12. Co-organized by the Phillips and the Addison Gallery in Andover, MA, this show travels to the Addison on Apr. 24, The largest one-person exhibition of video art ever mounted, ”Bill Viola,“ also lands at the Whitney this winter, where it will be on view from Feb. 12 through May 10. Cocurated by Whitney director David A. Ross and theater/ opera director Peter Sellars (the force behind off-site installations by the artist planned as a form of public outreach during both legs of the tour), the show is currently at the Los Angeles Contemporary Museum of Art until Jan. 11. ”Weegee’s World: Life, Death and the Human Drama" opened at the International Center for Photography Midtown in December and is up through Mar. 7.

Outside New York, “Half Past Autumn: The Art of Gordon Parks” (photojournalist, novelist, director of blaxploitation classic Shaft) comes to the Minnesota Museum of American Art in St. Paul on Feb. 14 and runs through May 14. Until Jan. 11, it can still be caught at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, DC, where it opened (AF preview, Sept. 1997). “Brice Marden: Work Books” features thirty years’ of the artist’s workbook drawings. Co-organized by Harvard’s Fogg Art Museum, the Kunstmuseum Winterthur, and Munich’s Staatliche Graphische Sammlung, the show is at the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio, from Jan. 31 through Apr. 12. The Whitney’s retrospective of California painting’s favorite son, “Richard Diebenkorn” (AF preview, Sept. 1997). travels to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth on Feb. 8 and will remain there until Apr. 12. “Cindy Sherman: Retrospective” (AF preview, Sept. 97), at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art until Feb. 1, moves to Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art on Feb. 28 and will be on view through May 31.

In Europe, “Bruce Nauman: Image/Text 1966–1996,” a show containing fifty-two pieces, began in May at the Kunstmuseum (AF Preview May 1997). The exhibition led to the Pompidou, where it is now until Mar. 9. “Retrospektive Martin Kippenberger”, which opened at Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain in Geneva a year ago (AF preview. Jan. 1997), reopens at Castello di Rivoli, Turin, on Feb. 10 and remains on view there until Apr. 26. The first retrospective of the work of Brazilian artist Lygia Clark, mounted last fall at Fundació Antoni Tapies in Barcelona (AF preview, Sept. 1997), will be at MAC de Marseilles from Jan. 8 until Apr. 12 before it travels to the Fundação Serralves in Porto, Portugal, on Apr. 30.

Sigmar Polke: The Three Lies of Painting” ends its run at the Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, on Feb. 15. This 180-work retrospective debuted at the Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der BRD in Bonn last summer (AF preview, May 1997). “Katharina Sieverding,” a retrospective of the artist’s photo-based work, at the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen in Dusseldorf through Mar. 11, will move to Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum (Apr. 24–June 14). “Francis Picabia: Late Works 1933–1953” presents the final flowering of everyone’s favorite postmodern precursor at the Deichtorhallen Hamburg on Feb. 1 (AF preview, Sept. 1997), then moves to Rotterdam’s Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum on Feb. 28, where it remains through June 1. “Sunshine & Noir: Art in L.A. 1960–1997” unites the work of fifty artists associated with Tinseltown. Since opening at the Louisiana Museum in Copenhagen last year (AF preview, May 1997), the show is now hanging in Germany at the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg through Feb. 1. Elsewhere around the globe, “Eugenio Dittborn: Remota Airmail Paintings,” seen last year at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York (AF preview, Jan. 1997), moves to the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago, (Mar. 12–May 3). After appearing at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC (AF preview, Jan. 1997) and the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, “Jeff Wall”—the Canadian artist’s first US retrospective—ends its tour at the Art Tower in Mito, Japan, on Mar. 22.