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Ellen Gallagher, Untitled, 2000 © Ellen Gallagher

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Through November 14, 2021
Boghossian Foundation, Brussels
www.villaempain.com

From early European and Middle Eastern artifacts to modern and contemporary works, icons have inspired many believers, as well as artists, throughout the ages. This exhibition explores how spiritual dimensions have been incorporated into artworks from antiquity to the present day. Work by Michael Craig-Martin, Ellen Gallagher, Douglas Gordon, Duane Hanson, Titus Kaphar, and Andy Warhol is included.

Ellen Gallagher, Untitled, 2000 © Ellen Gallagher

Nathaniel Mary Quinn, C’mo’ and Walk with Me, 2019 © Nathaniel Mary Quinn

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Invisible Sun

May 26–October 3, 2021
The Broad, Los Angeles
www.thebroad.org

Developed amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the groundswell of demands for social justice and racial equity, Invisible Sun features artworks that resonate with this unprecedented period of rupture and unrest. The works on view speak to profound transitions, both personal and global—including the AIDS crisis, gender- and race-based violence, unchecked capitalism, and colonialism’s aftermathand form an appeal for healing. Work by Ellen Gallagher and Nathaniel Mary Quinn is included.

Nathaniel Mary Quinn, C’mo’ and Walk with Me, 2019 © Nathaniel Mary Quinn

Ellen Gallagher, Watery Ecstatic (RA 18h 35m 37.73s D37° 22' 31.12'), 2017 © Ellen Gallagher

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Ellen Gallagher in
Sonsbeek20→24: Force Times Distance

July 2–August 29, 2021
Various locations in Arnhem, Netherlands
www.sonsbeek20-24.org

The twelfth edition of the Sonsbeek exhibition, Sonsbeek20→24: Force Times Distance, centers on the topic of labor and its sonic ecologies. Examining labor relations through sound, oral stories, and music, it asks questions about how value is produced, what is seen, and who is heard. The exhibition includes more than 250 contributions installed in more than a dozen different locations across Arnhem, Netherlands, including airplane hangers, churches, and barbershops, expanding concepts of public space and public art. Work by Ellen Gallagher is included.

Ellen Gallagher, Watery Ecstatic (RA 18h 35m 37.73s D37° 22' 31.12'), 2017 © Ellen Gallagher

Ellen Gallagher, Untitled, 1995 © Ellen Gallagher

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Ellen Gallagher in
Beyond Infinity: Contemporary Art after Kusama

September 24, 2019–July 18, 2021
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
www.icaboston.org

This exhibition provides visitors with a deeper understanding of how the immersive environment of Yayoi Kusama’s LOVE IS CALLING (2013) embodies the artist’s long-standing exploration of accumulation, repetition, luminescence, life and death, and happenings. Works featuring Kusama’s obsessive repetition of symbols, patterns, and forms are paired with works by contemporaries as well as those by current practitioners such as Ellen Gallagher.

Ellen Gallagher, Untitled, 1995 © Ellen Gallagher

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Procession, 1986 © Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Licensed by Artestar, New York

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Grief and Grievance
Art and Mourning in America

February 17–June 6, 2021
New Museum, New York
www.newmuseum.org

Grief and Grievance, originally conceived by curator Okwui Enwezor (1963–2019), is an intergenerational exhibition, bringing together thirty-seven artists working in a variety of mediums who have addressed the concept of mourning, commemoration, and loss as a direct response to the national emergency of racist violence experienced by Black communities across America. The intertwined phenomena of Black grief and a politically orchestrated white grievance are further considered, as each structures and defines contemporary American social and political life. The exhibition comprises works encompassing video, painting, sculpture, installation, photography, sound, and performance made within the last decade, along with several key historical works and a series of new commissions created in response to the concept of the exhibition. Work by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Ellen Gallagher, and Theaster Gates is included.

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Procession, 1986 © Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Licensed by Artestar, New York

Ellen Gallagher, Abu Simbel, 2005 © Ellen Gallagher

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Ubuntu
The Harry David Art Collection

September 19, 2020–March 18, 2021
National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens
www.emst.gr

The South African term ubuntu refers to notions of community and a spirit of sharing. As the inaugural exhibition of works from the Harry David Art Collection—which showcases leading artists active in Africa and the diaspora as well as African American artists—Ubuntu introduces five distinct curatorial viewpoints unfolding across five specially designed rooms. Each presents a personal selection of works from the collection chosen by one of five different artists and curators. In this way, the collection functions as a resource that is open to interpretation, with each space enabling artworks to be encountered as a series of unique conversations. Work by Ellen Gallagher, Theaster Gates, Romauld Hazoumè, and Meleko Mokgosi is included.

Ellen Gallagher, Abu Simbel, 2005 © Ellen Gallagher

Edgar Cleijne and Ellen Gallagher, Osedax, 2010 (still) © Edgar Cleijne and Ellen Gallagher

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Ellen Gallagher in
Other.Worldly

February 15, 2020–February 14, 2021
Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, Netherlands
www.friesmuseum.nl

Delving into the underwater world in all its aspects, this large-scale exhibition features artworks that explore the beauty and mystery of this unknown territory, as well as the environmental dangers that currently threaten it. Work by Ellen Gallagher is included.

Edgar Cleijne and Ellen Gallagher, Osedax, 2010 (still) © Edgar Cleijne and Ellen Gallagher

Giuseppe Penone, Propagazione (Propagation), 2020 © Giuseppe Penone/2021 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris. Photo: Mauro Del Papa

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La rivoluzione siamo noi
Collezionismo italiano contemporaneo

September 26, 2020–January 10, 2021
XNL Piacenza Contemporanea, Italy
www.xnlpiacenza.it

XNL Piacenza Contemporanea, a new cultural center dedicated to contemporary art, presents its inaugural exhibition, whose title translates to We Are the Revolution: Contemporary Italian Collecting. The show features more than 150 works from eighteen of the most important art collections in Italy. Giuseppe Penone is creating a site-specific piece for the exhibition, and work by Urs Fischer, Ellen Gallagher, Piero Manzoni, and Andy Warhol is also included.

Giuseppe Penone, Propagazione (Propagation), 2020 © Giuseppe Penone/2021 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris. Photo: Mauro Del Papa

Titus Kaphar, Pushing Back the Light, 2012 © Titus Kaphar

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Riffs and Relations
African American Artists and the European Modernist Tradition

February 29, 2020–January 3, 2021
Phillips Collection, Washington, DC
www.phillipscollection.org

This exhibition presents works by African American artists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries alongside works by European artists from the early twentieth century. The show aims to examine cross-cultural conversations and presents the divergent works that reflect these complex dialogues. Work by Ellen Gallagher, Titus Kaphar, and Pablo Picasso is included.

Titus Kaphar, Pushing Back the Light, 2012 © Titus Kaphar

Installation view, Untitled, 2020, Punta della Dogana, Venice, March 22–December 13, 2020. Artwork © Thomas Houseago. Photo: Marco Cappelletti/DSL Studio

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Untitled, 2020

March 22–November 4, 2020
Punta della Dogana, Venice
www.palazzograssi.it

Conceived and curated by Thomas Houseago, Muna El Fituri, and Caroline Bourgeois, Untitled, 2020 places into dialogue works in a broad range of media by more than sixty artists held by the Pinault Collection, international museums, and private collections. The exhibition centers around a re-creation of Houseago’s studio in Tadao Ando’s cube room, in the heart of Punta della Dogana. Work by Ellen Gallagher, Duane Hanson, Mike Kelley, Henry Moore, and Nam June Paik is included.

Installation view, Untitled, 2020, Punta della Dogana, Venice, March 22–December 13, 2020. Artwork © Thomas Houseago. Photo: Marco Cappelletti/DSL Studio

Glenn Brown, Children of the Revolution (after Rembrandt), 2017 © Glenn Brown

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Pushing Paper
Contemporary Drawing from 1970 to Now

September 12, 2019–January 12, 2020
British Museum, London
britishmuseum.org

Celebrating drawing in its own right, rather than its historic role as preparatory to painting, this exhibition explores how contemporary artists have used drawing to examine themes including identity, place, and memory. Work by Glenn Brown, Ellen Gallagher, Anselm Kiefer, and Rachel Whiteread is included.

Glenn Brown, Children of the Revolution (after Rembrandt), 2017 © Glenn Brown

Ellen Gallagher, Kapsalon Wonder, 2015 © Ellen Gallagher

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Ellen Gallagher in
World Exhibition

May 16–November 3, 2019
Johann Jacobs Museum, Zurich
johannjacobs.com

World Exhibition aims to bring into focus the interspaces and interdependencies at the heart of historical and contemporary objects, films, and works of art, as well as a number of things that actually elude identification altogether. Work by Ellen Gallagher is included.

Ellen Gallagher, Kapsalon Wonder, 2015 © Ellen Gallagher

Ellen Gallagher, Esirn Coaler, 2007 © Ellen Gallagher

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Ellen Gallagher
Artist Rooms

November 19, 2018–November 1, 2019
Tate Modern, London
www.artistrooms.org

Work by Ellen Gallagher is on display as part of the Artist Rooms series at the Tate.

Ellen Gallagher, Esirn Coaler, 2007 © Ellen Gallagher

Ellen Gallagher, DeLuxe, 2004–05 (detail) © Ellen Gallagher

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Ellen Gallagher in
Straying from the Line

April 13–July 28, 2019
Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin
www.schinkelpavillon.de

This exhibition interrogates the boundaries of political discourse through the work of more than forty artists. Examining orthodox and marginalized forms of feminist praxis over the past one hundred years, this presentation explores the potential of reorganizing various terrains—social as well as gender—beyond a limiting logic. Work by Ellen Gallagher is included.

Ellen Gallagher, DeLuxe, 2004–05 (detail) © Ellen Gallagher

Ellen Gallagher, Odalisque, 2005 © Ellen Gallagher

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Ellen Gallagher in
Le modèle noir de Géricault à Matisse

March 26–July 21, 2019
Museé d’Orsay, Paris
www.musee-orsay.fr

This exhibition explores the changing modes of representation of the black figure as central to the development of modern art. The models’ interactions with and influences on painters, sculptors, and photographers are highlighted through archival photographs, correspondence, and films. The artists featured in the exhibition depicted black subjects in a manner counter to typical representations of the period. This exhibition has traveled from the Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University, New York as Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet to Matisse to Today. Work by Ellen Gallagher is included.

Ellen Gallagher, Odalisque, 2005 © Ellen Gallagher

Ellen Gallagher, Morphia, 2008–12 (detail) © Ellen Gallagher

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Francis Bacon and Ellen Gallagher

January 26–May 18, 2019
Hatton Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
hattongallery.org.uk

Francis Bacon’s piece Study for Portrait IV (1956–57), one of the most iconic works in the Hatton collection, is the catalyst for the exhibition Francis Bacon and Ellen Gallagher which sheds new light on each artists’ work. Specifically, the exhibition presents a dialogue between oil paintings by Bacon and Morphia, a series of works on paper by Ellen Gallagher.

Ellen Gallagher, Morphia, 2008–12 (detail) © Ellen Gallagher

Ellen Gallagher, An Experiment of Unusual Opportunity, 2008 © Ellen Gallagher

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Ellen Gallagher in
Chaos and Awe: Painting for the 21st Century

November 16, 2018–April 28, 2019
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia
chrysler.org

Chaos and Awe: Painting for the 21st Century includes paintings by an international array of artists that induce feelings of disturbance, mystery, and expansiveness through the portrayal of forces shaping and hastening social transformation in ways that are increasingly difficult to predict. This show has traveled from the Frist Art Museum in Nashville, Tennessee. Work by Ellen Gallagher is included.

Ellen Gallagher, An Experiment of Unusual Opportunity, 2008 © Ellen Gallagher

Edgar Cleijne and Ellen Gallagher, Highway Gothic, 2017 (detail) © Edgar Cleijne and Ellen Gallagher

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Ellen Gallagher with Edgar Cleijne
Liquid Intelligence

February 2–April 28, 2019
Wiels, Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels
www.wiels.org

Two film installations created by Ellen Gallagher and Edgar Cleijne, which reflect on the transformations of landscapes and worlds, are presented along with paintings, drawings, and collages that trace the development of Gallagher’s work over the past twenty years.

Edgar Cleijne and Ellen Gallagher, Highway Gothic, 2017 (detail) © Edgar Cleijne and Ellen Gallagher

Installation view, Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet and Matisse to Today, Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York, October 24, 2018–February 10, 2019. Artwork (left) © Ellen Gallagher. Photo: Eileen Barroso

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Ellen Gallagher in
Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet and Matisse to Today

October 24, 2018–February 10, 2019
Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York
wallach.columbia.edu

This exhibition explores the changing modes of representation of the black figure as central to the development of modern art. The models’ interactions with and influences on painters, sculptors, and photographers are highlighted through archival photographs, correspondence, and films. The artists featured in the exhibition depicted black subjects in a manner counter to typical representations of the period. Work by Ellen Gallagher is included.

Installation view, Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet and Matisse to Today, Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York, October 24, 2018–February 10, 2019. Artwork (left) © Ellen Gallagher. Photo: Eileen Barroso

Ellen Gallagher, Untitled (10), 2000 © Ellen Gallagher

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Graphic Revolution
American Prints 1960 to Now

November 11, 2018–February 3, 2019
Saint Louis Art Museum
www.slam.org

Graphic Revolution: American Prints 1960 to Now examines the transformational decade of the 1960s through the early twenty-first century. The explosion of printmaking activity that began in the United States in the 1960s stands out for the radical spirit of exploration and experimentation that amplified the possibilities of contemporary art. Often in collaboration with technically proficient and market-savvy printers and publishers, artists have long been reimagining what a print can be and using printmaking to push the boundaries of historical and popular imagery by engaging with contemporary issues and new technologies. The exhibition features more than 110 works by a diverse group of artists whose visual imagery helped define the spirit of their respective times. Work by Ellen Gallagher and Andy Warhol is included.

Ellen Gallagher, Untitled (10), 2000 © Ellen Gallagher

Ellen Gallagher, Untitled, 1999 © Ellen Gallagher

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Ellen Gallagher
Are We Obsidian?

October 10, 2018–January 21, 2019
Art Institute of Chicago
www.artic.edu

Ellen Gallagher’s work blurs the boundaries between minimal abstraction and image-based narration, often incorporating material traces from pop culture and engaging issues of race and being. Work from her Negroes Battling in a Cave (2016) and Morphia (2008–12) are presented alongside important works by Gallagher from the Art Institute’s collection.

Ellen Gallagher, Untitled, 1999 © Ellen Gallagher

Ellen Gallagher, DeLuxe, 2004–05 (detail) © Ellen Gallagher

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The World on Paper

September 27, 2018–January 7, 2019
PalaisPopulaire by Deutsche Bank, Berlin
www.db-palaispopulaire.de

This exhibition includes works on paper by 133 artists from thirty-four countries and explores the evolution of this medium from postwar modernism to the digital age. Work by Ellen Gallagher and Katharina Grosse is included.

Ellen Gallagher, DeLuxe, 2004–05 (detail) © Ellen Gallagher

Ellen Gallagher, Untitled (4), 2000 © Ellen Gallagher

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Ellen Gallagher in
Second Look, Twice: Selections from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation

September 19–December 16, 2018
Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco
www.moadsf.org

This exhibition explores the work of fifteen critically acclaimed contemporary artists of African descent who have used the medium of printmaking to create vivid and abstracted works. Reveling in the brilliance of gestural compositions, abstract form, and pure color, the works in the show offer a rich look at the various ways in which many of these artists have employed printmaking as an exploratory means of dissemination and new possibility for formulation. Work by Ellen Gallagher is included.

Ellen Gallagher, Untitled (4), 2000 © Ellen Gallagher

Ellen Gallagher, Watery Ecstatic, 2018 © Ellen Gallagher

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Ellen Gallagher in
Histórias afro-atlânticas

June 29–October 21, 2018
Museu de Arte de São Paulo, Brazil
masp.org.br

Museu de Arte de São Paulo and Instituto Tomie Ohtake have co-organized a major exhibition, which gathers a vast array of artworks and documents related to the “flows and reflows” (to use Pierre Verger’s famous expression) between Africa, the Americas, the Caribbean, and Europe. Work by Ellen Gallagher is included.

Ellen Gallagher, Watery Ecstatic, 2018 © Ellen Gallagher