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Chris Burden, Exposing the Foundation of the Museum, 1986 © 2019 Chris Burden/Licensed by the Chris Burden Estate and Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Squidds and Nunns

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The Foundation of the Museum
MOCA’s Collection

Through January 20, 2020
Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles
www.moca.org

To mark the museum’s fortieth anniversary, this exhibition presents a selected topography of artworks that speak to the diversity of MOCA’s collecting over the past four decades. With special emphasis on works associated with the museum’s remarkable history of exhibitions, The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA’s Collection shows the institution’s holdings as shaped by a changing landscape of developments in contemporary art and curatorial focus, as well by as the social and cultural backdrops that inform them. Work by Chris Burden, Mike Kelley, Bruce Nauman, Albert Oehlen, Nancy Rubins, and Ed Ruscha is included.

Chris Burden, Exposing the Foundation of the Museum, 1986 © 2019 Chris Burden/Licensed by the Chris Burden Estate and Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Squidds and Nunns

Albert Oehlen, Sohn von Hundescheisse, 1999 © Albert Oehlen. Photo: Archive Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin|Paris

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Albert Oehlen

Through February 2, 2020
Serpentine Gallery, London
www.serpentinegalleries.org

At the center of this exhibition is an installation that marks the beginning of Albert Oehlen’s process of interpreting the Rothko Chapel in Houston. Oehlen has made four new paintings—of the same scale and size as the four horizontal canvases by Mark Rothko found in the chapel—specifically for the exhibition. A selection of paintings by the artist from the past two decades and a newly configured soundtrack by Steamboat Switzerland are also included.

Albert Oehlen, Sohn von Hundescheisse, 1999 © Albert Oehlen. Photo: Archive Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin|Paris

Albert Oehlen, Untitled, 2015 © Albert Oehlen/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019

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Carroll Dunham / Albert Oehlen
Bäume / Trees

Through March 1, 2020
Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany
www.kunsthalle-duesseldorf.de

Within their individual self-im­posed pa­ram­e­ters Car­roll Dunham and Albert Oehlen con­tin­u­al­ly test the pos­si­bil­i­ties of paint­ing, ex­per­i­ment­ing with tech­niques, sur­faces, and struc­tures in an in­de­pen­dent manner. Nowhere is this more ev­i­dent than in regard to the sub­ject of trees, which both artists have re­peat­ed­ly in­clud­ed in their work and in­ter­pret­ed in their own ways. This exhibition brings to­geth­er large-scale paint­ings alongside draw­ings, etch­ings, and mono­types by both painters in which they ex­plore the arboreal themes in their rad­i­cal­ly in­de­pen­dent pic­to­ri­al lan­guages.

Albert Oehlen, Untitled, 2015 © Albert Oehlen/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019

Installation view, Albert Oehlen: Unfertig, Lokremise, St. Gallen, Switzerland, July 6–November 10, 2019.  Artwork © Albert Oehlen

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Albert Oehlen
Unfertig

July 6–November 10, 2019
Lokremise, St. Gallen, Switzerland
www.lokremise.ch

This exhibition, whose title translates to Unfinished, features a range of works by Albert Oehlen from the 1980s to the present day, including paintings and video. Additionally, Oehlen has created a new site-specific installation, based on an earlier work, for the show.

Installation view, Albert Oehlen: Unfertig, Lokremise, St. Gallen, Switzerland, July 6–November 10, 2019.  Artwork © Albert Oehlen

Albert Oehlen, Paravent 3, 2015 © Albert Oehlen

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Albert Oehlen
Trance

Through September 2019
Aïshti Foundation, Jal el Dib, Lebanon
www.aishtifoundation.com

Trance is a solo exhibition by Albert Oehlen. Oehlen is also curating a group show drawn from both the Aïshti Foundation’s collection and from his personal collection.

Albert Oehlen, Paravent 3, 2015 © Albert Oehlen

Albert Oehlen, Untitled, 1992–2005, Collection Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris © Albert Oehlen. Photo © Primae/David Bordes

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Albert Oehlen in
La Collection de la Fondation: Le parti de la peinture

February 20–August 26, 2019
Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris
www.fondationlouisvuitton.fr

Seventy-five paintings by twenty-three international artists from the Fondation Louis Vuitton’s collection, dating from the 1960s to today, are on view. Work by Albert Oehlen is included.

Albert Oehlen, Untitled, 1992–2005, Collection Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris © Albert Oehlen. Photo © Primae/David Bordes

Installation view, Albert Oehlen: Cows by the Water, Palazzo Grassi, Venice, April 8, 2018–January 6, 2019. Artwork © Albert Oehlen. Photo: Matteo De Fina © Palazzo Grassi

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Albert Oehlen
Cows by the Water

April 8, 2018–January 6, 2019
Palazzo Grassi, Venice
www.palazzograssi.it

Presenting eighty-five works created between the 1980s and today, Cows by the Water reveals a syncopated rhythm between various genres and periods in Albert Oehlen’s complex oeuvre. Music emerges as metaphor of Oehlen’s working methods, where contamination and rhythm, improvisation and repetition, density and harmony become pictorial gestures.

Installation view, Albert Oehlen: Cows by the Water, Palazzo Grassi, Venice, April 8, 2018–January 6, 2019. Artwork © Albert Oehlen. Photo: Matteo De Fina © Palazzo Grassi

Albert Oehlen, Untitled, 1992/2008 © Albert Oehlen. Photo by Simon Vogel

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Albert Oehlen and Peppi Bottrop
Line Packers”

March 1–August 12, 2018
Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles
marcianoartfoundation.org

Line Packers” features Albert Oehlen’s computer paintings, a series that the artist began in the early 1990s, alongside Peppi Bottrop’s line-drawing paintings, which respond to the architecture of the foundation’s Lounge Gallery.

Albert Oehlen, Untitled, 1992/2008 © Albert Oehlen. Photo by Simon Vogel

Anselm Kiefer, The Door, 1973 © Anselm Kiefer

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Deutschland 8

September 16–October 31, 2017
Eight exhibition venues in Beijing, China
www.stiftungkunst.de

Deutschland 8 is the continuation of the intercultural dialogue between China and Germany that successfully started with the exhibition China 8 in 2015. New works by German artists will be on view at eight different museums throughout Beijing. The works selected will highlight the historical context and developments in German art from 1945 to the present day. Work by Georg Baselitz, Katharina Grosse, Andreas Gursky, Anselm Kiefer, Albert Oehlen, and Thomas Ruff is included.

Anselm Kiefer, The Door, 1973 © Anselm Kiefer

Photo by Robert Wedemeyer

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Unpacking
The Marciano Collection

May 25–September 16, 2017
Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles
marcianoartfoundation.org

Unpacking: The Marciano Collection is the debut presentation of the collection’s holdings organized by Philipp Kaiser. The title and theme of the show are derived from Walter Benjamin’s essay “Unpacking My Library,” in which he discusses the chaotic potentiality inherent in unpacking and recontextualizing one’s collection. Work by Mark Grotjahn, Thomas Houseago, Alex Israel, Takashi Murakami, Albert Oehlen, Sterling Ruby, Cindy Sherman, Franz West, Jonas Wood, and Christopher Wool is included.

Photo by Robert Wedemeyer

Albert Oehlen, Untitled, 2017 © Albert Oehlen

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Albert Oehlen
Ö

July 7–September 10, 2017
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba
www.bellasartes.cult.cu

For his first exhibition in Cuba, Albert Oehlen presents new large-scale paintings, alongside earlier paintings and collages, at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Old Havana.

Albert Oehlen, Untitled, 2017 © Albert Oehlen

Jeff Wall, Search of Premises, 2009 © Jeff Wall

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Oracle

April 29, 2018–September 3, 2017
The Broad, Los Angeles
www.thebroad.org

From everyday experiences to protest movements as monumental as the Arab Spring uprisings across the Middle East, to themes that probe systems of social control or examine global commerce, artworks in Oracle tackle the effects of organizational frameworks on global events and private individuals. Some works in the exhibition symbolize marketplace machinations, both official and unofficial, while others are meditations on games, surveillance, vast data sets, mathematical and biological patterns, and even the logic of art itself. Work by Andreas Gursky, Albert Oehlen, Sterling Ruby, and Jeff Wall is included.

Jeff Wall, Search of Premises, 2009 © Jeff Wall

Photo © Belvedere, Vienna

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Franz West
Artistclub

December 14, 2016–April 23, 2017
Belvedere, Vienna
www.belvedere.at

Curated by Harald Krejci, this window into Franz West’s collaborative art practice examines a selection of work the artist made with fellow artists such as Urs Fischer, Douglas Gordon, and Albert Oehlen.

Photo © Belvedere, Vienna

Photo by Nathalie Savale

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Hartung and Lyrical Painters

December 11, 2016–April 17, 2017
Fonds Hèlène & Èdouard Leclerc pour la Culture, Landerneau, France
www.fonds-culturel-leclerc.fr

Exploring the history of lyrical abstraction, this exhibition, curated by Xavier Douroux, brings together notable modern and contemporary artists who resonate with the work of Hans Hartung. Works by Helen Frankenthaler, Albert Oehlen, Cy Twombly, and Christopher Wool are on view.

Photo by Nathalie Savale