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Wolfgang Tillmans

To look without fear

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member previews: 9 – 11 September 2022
open to the public: 12 September 2022 – 1 January 2023

MoMA
11 West 53 Street
New York, NY
USA

In September, the Museum of Modern Art will present Wolfgang Tillmans: To look without fear, the artist’s first museum survey in New York. Unique groupings of approximately 350 of Tillmans’s photographs, videos, and multimedia installations will be displayed according to a loose chronology throughout the Museum’s sixth floor. Informed by new scholarship and eight years of dialogue with the artist, the exhibition will highlight how Tillmans’s profoundly inventive, philosophical, and creative approach is both informed by and designed to highlight the social and political causes for which he has been an advocate throughout his career.

The exhibition is organised by Roxana Marcoci, with Caitlin Ryan, Curatorial Assistant, and Phil Taylor, former Curatorial Assistant, Department of Photography.

Following its presentation at MoMA, Wolfgang Tillmans: To look without fear will travel to the Art Gallery of Ontario and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. 

The exhibition is accompanied by an extensive publication of the same title. Edited by Roxana Marcoci, it offers new perspectives on Tillmans’s work and tracks his contributions to art in tandem with the social and cultural shifts of the past 30 years.

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Publication available here

image: Wolfgang Tillmans: To look without fear is published by the Museum of Modern Art
New York, 2022

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Lawrence Abu Hamdan

MANIFESTA 14 PRISHTINA

22 July – 30 October 2022

preview: 21 – 22 July 2022

Grand Hotel Prishtina
Bulevardi Nënë Tereza
Prishtina 10000
Kosovo

We are delighted to announce that Lawrence Abu Hamdan will participate in Manifesta 14 Prishtina.

Abu Hamdan will present Earwitness Inventory, 2018-ongoing, in which he combines acoustic testimony with inventoried objects to provide an alternative auditory vocabulary..

The ninety-five custom-designed and sourced objects in Earwitness Inventory derive from legal cases in which sonic evidence was contested and acoustic memories had to be retrieved. Abu Hamdan’s installation reflects on how the experience and memory of acoustic violence is connected to the production of sound effects.

Abu Hamdan will also present After SFX, 2018, a performance of the sounds from the artist's self-constructed sound effects library and their accompanying narratives. Examining the unexpected ways in which we encode sonic events in our minds.

Manifesta 14 Prishtina will feature 102 participants from 30 countries, presenting projects, events, performances, and architectural interventions across a diverse range of public spaces in Prishtina.

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The Art Newspaper, Kosovo's capital Pristina bursts onto the global art scene with an ambitious Manifesta 14, which is more hit than miss, Jonathan Wiggin, 25 July 2022

image: Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Earwitness Inventory, 2018-ongoing, installation comprising ninety-five sourced and custom-designed objects/instruments and a video on screen, dimensions variable, exhibition view, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden, 2021. Photo: Jean Baptiste Béranger

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Rebecca Warren

THE NOW VOYAGER

15 July – 16 October 2022

Belvedere 21
Arsenalstraße 1
1030 Vienna
Austria

Rebecca Warren’s solo exhibition The Now Voyager at Belvedere 21, Vienna, curated by Axel Köhne, consists of nine new, large hand-painted bronze sculptures on variously coloured plinths, and a number of new neon collages shown on walls designed by her especially for the exhibition. Many of these sculptures (which in their variety Warren likens to the cast of aliens in the bar scene in Star Wars) are broadly figurative, and some are additionally top-heavy, leaning, working against gravity, straining against their own bulk and weight. The collages, made of neon, household paint, wool and other elements are presences of a different order: they suggest a strange system of communications manifested as glyphs, oddly familiar peripheral glimpses of distant, nocturnal vistas.

Adapted from Walt Whitman's poem The Untold Want, the exhibition title emphasises the nuance of voyaging in nowness, in live, immediate mental and artistic presence.

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e-flux, Rebecca Warren: The Now VoyagerAnnouncements, 27 July 2022

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Lawrence Abu Hamdan

45TH PARALLEL AWARDED AUDIENCE PRIZE BY THE TORONTO BIENNIAL OF ART

We are pleased to announce that Lawrence Abu Hamdan is the recipient of the first Audience Prize, by the Toronto Biennial of Art for his film 45th Parallel.

The Audience Prize recognises an outstanding artistic contribution to the Biennial exhibition. This also marks the first time that the Toronto Biennial of Art has invited visitors to the Biennial to select an award recipient through a public vote. ⁠

Lawrence's video installation was installed at Mercer Union, Toronto during the Toronto Biennial of Art and was co-commissioned by the Toronto Biennial, Mercer Union, Spike Island, and Western Front.

45th Parallel tells the stories of permeable borders and impermeable laws, reflecting on how free movement, free knowledge, and free space are under threat.⁠

The prize was generously supported by the Hal Jackman Foundation, Eleanor and Francis Shen, the DH Gales Family Foundation, David and Dawn Beswick, Jay Smith and Laura Rapp, and the J.P. Bickell Foundation.

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Felipe Baeza

AWARDED SCHOLARSHIP BY THE GETTY RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Unruly Forms
September 2022 – June 2023

Getty Research Institute
Getty Center
Los Angeles, California
USA

The Getty Research Institute has announced that Felipe Baeza will be awarded their Guest Scholarship for 2022/2023.

Baeza's practice is equal parts confrontation of violent pasts and a tribute to people whose sense of personhood is constantly litigated and defined by those in power. His 'fugitive bodies' created over densely layered paintings appear in different states of becoming and at times are even abstracted to the point of invisibility.

The Getty Research Institute welcomes this year’s scholars, who will be conducting research on the themes Art and Migration and The Levant and the Classical World during the 2022/2023 scholar year.

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image: Felipe Baeza, Wayward, 2021, ink, cut paper, graphite, twine, and acrylic collaged on paper, 167.6 x 121.9 cm

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Andrew Grassie

TALK: 'UNEXPECTED VIEWS' AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY

1 July 2022

6:30 - 7:15 pm

Room 53
The National Gallery
Trafalgar Square
London WC2N 5DN

This Friday Andrew Grassie will discuss his affinity with Piero della Francesca's The Baptism of Christ and will be joined by Daniel Hermann, Curator of Modern & Contemporary Projects at the National Gallery, London.

Unexpected views are monthly conversations between our curators and some of the most important cultural practitioners of today. Discussions focus on a selected masterpiece from the National Gallery Collection, exploring its relevance to the artist’s work, or more broadly to current social and cultural issues.

By allowing for new discussions of the Old Masters, the series aims for critical, counter-intuitive and joyful approaches to our collection, which reflect the breadth of contemporary artistic practice.

The event is part of Friday Lates.

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image: Andrew Grassie, Bessone Houseago installation, 2012, framed tempera on paper on board, 15 x 22.7 cm

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AA Bronson and General Idea

INTERVIEW: AA BRONSON ON CBC RADIO CANADA

With General Idea's retrospective now open at the National Gallery of Canada, AA Bronson has reflected on the legacy of the collective's artistic activism in a recent interview conducted by Tom Power.

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CBCGeneral Idea's AA Bronson on Q: A visual companion guide, 27 June 2022

ParisLA, General Idea – National Gallery of Canada, Perry Barlo, 27 June 2022

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Wolfgang Tillmans

CONFERENCE: MON BERLIN

Thursday 23 June 2022, 7 pm (CEST)

Centre Pompidou
Paris, France

How do artists see Berlin?

In this series of talks, Centre Pompidou invited cultural figures to speak about their subjective vision of the German capital, to discover their relationship in their lives and work with the city, its history and its constant transformations.

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