previews

  • Rodney Graham, Rheinmetall/Victoria 8, 2003, installation view, dimensions variable. Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona.

    Rodney Graham: Through the Forest

    Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA)
    Plaça dels Angels, 1
    January 30–May 18

    Kunstmuseum Basel, Museum für Gegenwartskunst
    St. Alban-Rheinweg 60
    June 13–September 26

    Hamburger Kunsthalle
    Glockengiesserwall
    October 22–January 23

    Curated by Friedrich Meschede

    Through disturbances of perception and perspective, textual interpolations, looped narratives, and visual inversions, Rodney Graham’s art unfailingly challenges both the intellect and the senses, while his repeated references to a range of cultural giants are less a matter of appropriating their legacy than of opening it up. With more than one hundred works in media ranging from light boxes to Liquitex to film and video, as well as book works and Graham’s first foray into painting, the 2005 series “Picasso, My Master,” this midcareer retrospective draws on three decades of the Canadian artist’s production. The catalogue, designed by Filiep Tacq, features contributions from Julian Heynen and Christa-Maria Lerm-Hayes, Yves Gevaert, and curator Meschede.