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  • Peter Doig, Reflection (What Does Your Soul Look Like?), 1996, oil on canvas, 116 x 78 3/4".

    Peter Doig

    Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt
    Römerberg
    July 25 - January 11

    Tate Britain
    Millbank
    February 5 - April 27

    Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris
    11 avenue du Président Wilson
    May 26 - September 14

    Curated by Judith Nesbitt

    Peter Doig coaxes a languid air from tremulous surfaces, and this may make him closer to the painters of the 1890s than to those of the 1990s, the decade in which he emerged. His slow unspooling of color and the ambling specificity of his touch are easily lost in reproductions but will be abundantly evident in this survey of more than fifty paintings and related drawings from the past two decades. The catalogue features essays by Tate Britain's Judith Nesbitt and art historian Richard Schiff, supplemented by an ample selection of Doig's photographic sources, which promises to reveal the true extent of his painterly transmutations. Travels to the ARC/Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, May 26–Sept. 14; Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Oct. 8, 2008–Jan. 11, 2009.

  • Reiner Riedler, Schipiste (Ski Slope), 2005, color photograph, 25 x 31 1/2“, from the series ”Fake Holidays," 2004–2007.

    “All Inclusive: A Tourist World”

    Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt
    Römerberg
    July 25 - May 4

    Curated by Matthias Ulrich

    In an era when the entire world seems to be on the move, tourism points to the double bind underlying our culture's fetishization of both mobility and locality. And if tourism is increasingly just another form of standardized mass consumption, it also mirrors migration's logic of traveling to find a better life. For this exhibition, some thirty artists—including Yto Barrada, Elmgreen & Dragset, Christoph Keller, Lee Mingwei, Tracey Moffatt, and NL Architects—address tourism's encounters and economies and investigate the desires it projects and the traces it leaves behind. The accompanying catalogue features contributions April Elisabeth Lamm, Jessica Morgan, the Schirn's Matthias Ulrich, as well as a selection of travelogues, journals, and other texts submitted by the public following an open call last year.