Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA)
2155 Center Street
June 28 - November 30
Curated by Lawrence Rinder
Over the past three decades, the Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone, an Alpine mystic of sorts, has gained international attention for a dizzying array of works in nearly every medium imaginable, bound by a humanist undercurrent. “The world just makes me laugh,” the artist’s first major show in the Bay Area, is the penultimate stop of a five-part “serial exhibition” that had previous iterations in Rotterdam, Rome, and Cincinnati, each installation featuring its own catalogue. This latest manifestation will feature both iconic Rondinone works and more recent onesfigurative sculptures of clowns in blissful repose, thousands of rainbow drawings made by children over the course of the traveling exhibitionno doubt offering a spirited reprieve from our pessimistic moment. Travels to the Bass, Miami, fall 2017.