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Jeff Wall, A Sudden Gust of Wind (after Hokusai), 1993, Tate Modern, London © Jeff Wall

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Capturing the Moment

Through April 28, 2024
Tate Modern, London
www.tate.org.uk

Capturing the Moment explores the relationship between photography and painting through iconic artworks from the modern era. The exhibition examines how the two distinct mediums have shaped each other and how artists have blurred the boundaries to capture moments in time. Work by Francis Bacon, Georg Baselitz, John Currin, Andreas Gursky, Pablo Picasso, Jeff Wall, and Andy Warhol is included.

Jeff Wall, A Sudden Gust of Wind (after Hokusai), 1993, Tate Modern, London © Jeff Wall

Installation view, Baselitz im Atelier, Kunstmuseum Schloss Derneburg, Germany, open from April 7, 2023. Artwork © Georg Baselitz 2023. Photo: Roman März, courtesy Hall Art Foundation

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Baselitz im Atelier

Open from April 7, 2023
Kunstmuseum Schloss Derneburg, Germany
www.hallartfoundation.org

Schloss Derneburg was Georg Baselitz’s home and studio for more than three decades until its sale to Andy and Christine Hall, founders of the Hall Art Foundation, in 2006. This exhibition, whose title translates to Baselitz in the Studio, includes some two dozen paintings and one sculpture that were completed between 1998 and 2005 and are among the last works the artist made in this studio. This is the first in a series of Baselitz exhibitions drawn from the Hall Collection that will be presented on the occasion of the artist’s eighty-fifth birthday.

Installation view, Baselitz im Atelier, Kunstmuseum Schloss Derneburg, Germany, open from April 7, 2023. Artwork © Georg Baselitz 2023. Photo: Roman März, courtesy Hall Art Foundation

Glenn Brown, The Holy Bible, 2022 © Glenn Brown

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Dix und die Gegenwart

September 30, 2023–April 1, 2024
Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Germany
www.deichtorhallen.de

This exhibition, whose title translates to Dix and the Present, explores the work of Otto Dix (1891–1969) and the artist’s enduring influence. It focuses on the ostensibly apolitical work Dix created beginning in 1933, which was less aggressive than his radical and provocative paintings of the 1920s. His Nazi-era landscapes, commissioned portraits, and Christian allegories were instead subtle and subversive forms of contemporary social critique. The exhibition aims to reveal the shifting cultural and social parameters in the reception of Dix’s art, while also demonstrating how his oeuvre continues to fascinate more than forty contemporary artists. Work by Georg Baselitz, Glenn Brown, John Currin, Nan Goldin, and Anselm Kiefer is included.

Glenn Brown, The Holy Bible, 2022 © Glenn Brown

Installation view, El eco de Picasso, Museo Picasso Málaga, Spain, October 2, 2023–March 30, 2024. Artwork, left to right: © Rebecca Warren, © Richard Prince. Photo: Pablo Asenjo, courtesy Museo Picasso Málaga

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El eco de Picasso

October 2, 2023–March 30, 2024
Museo Picasso Málaga, Spain
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Organized as part of Picasso Celebration 1973–2023, a series of international exhibitions and events commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of Pablo Picasso’s death, The Echo of Picasso focuses on his influence on twentieth-century art. The exhibition places Picasso’s practice in dialogue with work by more than fifty artists, including Francis Bacon, Georg Baselitz, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Willem de Kooning, Thomas Houseago, Ewa Juszkiewicz, Richard Prince, Nathaniel Mary Quinn, Cy Twombly, Tom Wesselmann, and Franz West.

Installation view, El eco de Picasso, Museo Picasso Málaga, Spain, October 2, 2023–March 30, 2024. Artwork, left to right: © Rebecca Warren, © Richard Prince. Photo: Pablo Asenjo, courtesy Museo Picasso Málaga

Ed Ruscha, Victory, 1987, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh © Ed Ruscha

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The Milton and Sheila Fine Collection

November 18, 2023–March 17, 2024
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
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Milton and Sheila Fine have been longtime advocates and supporters of the arts in their philanthropy throughout the Pittsburgh region. Promised to Carnegie Museum of Art in 2015, their collection of contemporary painting, sculpture, photography, and drawing reflects their interest in American and German art from the 1980s to the 2000s. This exhibition, which is presented as a celebration and remembrance of Milton Fine, who passed away in 2019, foregrounds the importance and impact of the gift. Work by Richard Artschwager, Georg Baselitz, Mark Grotjahn, Donald Judd, Brice Marden, David ReedEd Ruscha, Richard SerraJeff Wall, and Christopher Wool is included.

Ed Ruscha, Victory, 1987, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh © Ed Ruscha

Installation view, Georg Baselitz: Sculptures 2011–2015, October 5, 2023–January 7, 2024, Serpentine Galleries, London. Artwork © Georg Baselitz 2023. Photo: Hugo Glendinning

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Georg Baselitz
Sculptures 2011–2015

October 5, 2023–January 7, 2024
Serpentine Galleries, London
www.serpentinegalleries.org

Featuring works selected with Georg Baselitz and taken directly from his studio, this exhibition presents never-before-seen towering wood sculptures alongside loose, inky drawings. The sculptures were not originally intended for public view; they were made as maquettes in preparation for bronze works. Each sculpture originated as a single tree trunk, which Baselitz carved down using power saws, axes, and chisels. The exhibition provides new insights into the artist’s process, and how his works inform one another across different mediums.

Installation view, Georg Baselitz: Sculptures 2011–2015, October 5, 2023–January 7, 2024, Serpentine Galleries, London. Artwork © Georg Baselitz 2023. Photo: Hugo Glendinning

Installation view, Malelade: Georg Baselitz zum 85. Geburtstag, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, August 30–October 22, 2023. Artwork © Georg Baselitz 2023. Photo: Zeynep Oktay/PIN 

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Malelade
Georg Baselitz zum 85. Geburtstag

August 30–October 22, 2023
Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
www.sgsm.eu

Malelade is an artist’s book by Georg Baselitz that includes forty-one large-format drypoint engravings. This exhibition, whose subtitle translates to Georg Baselitz on His 85th Birthday, displays the 148 test prints produced ahead of the book and celebrates the artist’s momentous birthday. The prints provide insight into the work’s genesis and Baselitz’s creative process, which varies from sheet to sheet.

Installation view, Malelade: Georg Baselitz zum 85. Geburtstag, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, August 30–October 22, 2023. Artwork © Georg Baselitz 2023. Photo: Zeynep Oktay/PIN 

Installation view, Georg Baselitz, Peter Marino Art Foundation, Southampton, New York, May 20–September 30, 2023. Artwork, front to back: fourteenth-century statue of the Egyptian goddess Sekhmet, © Georg Baselitz 2023

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Georg Baselitz

May 20–September 30, 2023
Peter Marino Art Foundation, Southampton, New York
www.petermarinoartfoundation.org

Georg Baselitz includes forty-five paintings, drawings, and sculptures by the artist shown alongside work from the Peter Marino Collection. In the 1960s Baselitz became well known for his figurative and expressive paintings, and in 1969, he began painting his subjects upside down in an effort to overcome the representational, content-driven character of his earlier work. Drawing from a myriad of influences, including Soviet-era illustration, Mannerism, and African sculptures, Baselitz has developed his own distinct artistic language.

Installation view, Georg Baselitz, Peter Marino Art Foundation, Southampton, New York, May 20–September 30, 2023. Artwork, front to back: fourteenth-century statue of the Egyptian goddess Sekhmet, © Georg Baselitz 2023

Installation view, Georg Baselitz: 100 Zeichnungen, Albertina, Vienna, June 7–September 17, 2023. Artwork © Georg Baselitz 2023. Photo: Albertina Fotostudio

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Georg Baselitz
100 Zeichnungen

June 7–September 17, 2023
Albertina, Vienna
www.albertina.at

This exhibition, whose title translates to 100 Drawings, celebrates Georg Baselitz’s gift of fifty drawings to both the Morgan Library & Museum in New York and the Albertina in Vienna. Shown together, the works present a retrospective of Baselitz’s artistic development and highlight the central role that drawing plays in his practice. This exhibition has traveled from the Morgan Library, where it was titled Six Decades of Drawings.

Installation view, Georg Baselitz: 100 Zeichnungen, Albertina, Vienna, June 7–September 17, 2023. Artwork © Georg Baselitz 2023. Photo: Albertina Fotostudio

Edmund de Waal, five stone wind (for John Cage), 2023 © Edmund de Waal

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RA Summer Exhibition 2023

June 13–August 20, 2023
Royal Academy of Arts, London
www.royalacademy.org.uk

Held annually since 1769, the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition is the world’s largest open-submission art show. It brings together art across all mediums—print, painting, film, photography, sculpture, architecture, and more—with some 1,600 works on display, many for the first time. Work by Georg Baselitz, Michael Craig-Martin, and Edmund de Waal is included.

Edmund de Waal, five stone wind (for John Cage), 2023 © Edmund de Waal

Georg Baselitz’s Yellow Song (2013; left) and BDM Gruppe (2012; right) installed outside Museum Würth 2, Künzelsau, Germany. Artwork © Georg Baselitz 2023

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Georg Baselitz zum 85. Geburtstag

January 15–July 16, 2023
Museum Würth 2, Künzelsau, Germany
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This exhibition marks the occasion of Georg Baselitz’s eighty-fifth birthday by presenting a selection of his graphic art, paintings, and sculptures in the Museum Würth’s atrium. Since the mid-1960s, Baselitz has experimented intensively with various printmaking techniques. This show brings together more than fifty works by the artist from the Würth Collection, including eighteen monumental linocuts made between 1977 and 1979.

Georg Baselitz’s Yellow Song (2013; left) and BDM Gruppe (2012; right) installed outside Museum Würth 2, Künzelsau, Germany. Artwork © Georg Baselitz 2023

Installation view, Georg Baselitz: Nackte Meister, Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Vienna, March 7–June 25, 2023. Artwork © Georg Baselitz 2023. Photo: © KHM-Museumsverband

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Nackte Meister

March 7–June 25, 2023
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Vienna
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This exhibition, whose title translates to Naked Masters, places works by Georg Baselitz alongside historical paintings of nude figures from the Kunsthistorisches Museum’s collection. This juxtaposition aims to reveal insights into the history of nude portraiture as well as the currency that painting itself still has. Baselitz selected the works himself—nearly eighty of his own and forty from the collection, including paintings by Hans Baldung Grien, Lucas Cranach the Elder, Peter Paul Rubens, and Titian.

Installation view, Georg Baselitz: Nackte Meister, Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Vienna, March 7–June 25, 2023. Artwork © Georg Baselitz 2023. Photo: © KHM-Museumsverband

Installation view, Georg Baselitz: Six Decades of Drawings, Morgan Library & Museum, New York, October 21, 2022–February 5, 2023. Artwork © Georg Baselitz 2023. Photo: Janny Chiu

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Georg Baselitz
Six Decades of Drawings

October 21, 2022–February 5, 2023
Morgan Library & Museum, New York
www.themorgan.org

This exhibition celebrates Georg Baselitz’s gift of fifty drawings to the Morgan Library & Museum in New York, as well as a donation to the Albertina Museum in Vienna. Shown together, these works present a retrospective of Baselitz’s artistic development and highlight the central role that drawing plays in his practice.

Installation view, Georg Baselitz: Six Decades of Drawings, Morgan Library & Museum, New York, October 21, 2022–February 5, 2023. Artwork © Georg Baselitz 2023. Photo: Janny Chiu

Installation view, Jubiläumsausstellung—Special Guest Duane Hanson, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel, Switzerland, October 30, 2022–January 8, 2023. Artwork, front to back: © 2022 Estate of Duane Hanson/Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

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Jubiläumsausstellung—Special Guest Duane Hanson

October 30, 2022–January 8, 2023
Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel
www.fondationbeyeler.ch

This exhibition, whose title translates to Anniversary Exhibition—Special Guest Duane Hanson, features more than one hundred works from the foundation’s collection, from modern to contemporary art, to celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the institution. Several hyperrealist sculptures by Duane Hanson enrich the presentation, opening up surprising perspectives on the exhibited artworks, architecture, staff, and visitors. Work by Francis Bacon, Georg Baselitz, Alberto Giacometti, Anselm Kiefer, Roy Lichtenstein, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, and Rachel Whiteread is included.

Installation view, Jubiläumsausstellung—Special Guest Duane Hanson, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel, Switzerland, October 30, 2022–January 8, 2023. Artwork, front to back: © 2022 Estate of Duane Hanson/Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

Georg Baselitz, Jorn, 2020 © Georg Baselitz 2022. Photo: Jochen Littkemann

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Georg Baselitz
Archinto

May 19, 2021–December 4, 2022
Museo di Palazzo Grimani, Venice
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Archinto presents new and recent paintings and sculptures by Georg Baselitz. Installed on the piano nobile, the exhibition includes twelve paintings made expressly for the Sala del Portego, which hang on eighteenth-century stucco-framed panels where portraits of the Grimani family had been on display until the end of the nineteenth century. In this show, Baselitz pays homage to Venice and its rich artistic tradition, establishing art historical continuity while also signaling a rupture between the Renaissance portrait tradition and its contemporary equivalents. The exhibition is curated by Mario Codognato and organized by Venetian Heritage and Direzione regionale Musei Veneto, in association with Gagosian.

Georg Baselitz, Jorn, 2020 © Georg Baselitz 2022. Photo: Jochen Littkemann

Georg Baselitz, Ohne Titel, 2021 © Georg Baselitz 2022. Photo: Jochen Littkemann

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Georg Baselitz
Schinkel nach Athen tragen

August 28–October 31, 2022
Pomonatempel auf dem Pfingstberg, Potsdam, Germany
www.museumsportal-berlin.de

This exhibition, whose title translates to Carrying Schinkel to Athens, refers to the Greek roots of the Pomonatempel in Potsdam, Germany, a Neoclassical building designed by Karl Friedrich Schinkel. Installed in Schinkel’s building, which was built in 1800 as a tea pavilion and now hosts art exhibitions in the summer, are nine new works on paper by Georg Baselitz in frames based on Schinkel’s Greek revival design.

Georg Baselitz, Ohne Titel, 2021 © Georg Baselitz 2022. Photo: Jochen Littkemann

Georg Baselitz, Tête, 1993, Musee d’Art Moderne de Paris © Georg Baselitz 2022. Photo: Jochen Littkemann

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Donation d’œuvres de Georg Baselitz

May 19, 2021–May 8, 2022
Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris
www.mam.paris.fr

Donation d’œuvres de Georg Baselitz displays six landmark paintings gifted by the artist to the Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris. Each donated work represents an essential stage within Baselitz’s forty-year career: the tree, which was the subject of his first upside-down image; a “remix” of his 1962–63 painting, Die große Nacht im Eimer (The Big Night Down the Drain); several heads, a favorite subject of the artist from the outset; and finally, a work from the series dedicated to Sigmund Freud.

Georg Baselitz, Tête, 1993, Musee d’Art Moderne de Paris © Georg Baselitz 2022. Photo: Jochen Littkemann

Installation view, Georg Baselitz: La rétrospective, Centre Pompidou, Paris, October 20, 2021–March 7, 2022. Artwork © Georg Baselitz 2022

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Georg Baselitz
La rétrospective

October 20, 2021–March 7, 2022
Centre Pompidou, Paris
www.centrepompidou.fr

Wavering between figuration, abstraction, and a conceptual approach, Georg Baselitz’s powerful work is inextricably linked to the artist’s imagination and experience, illustrating the complexity of being a painter and an artist in postwar Germany. The exhibition brings together his work from the last six decades in chronological order, exploring his most striking creative periods, including the well-known Fracture paintings and the inverted figures of his iconic upside-down compositions.

Installation view, Georg Baselitz: La rétrospective, Centre Pompidou, Paris, October 20, 2021–March 7, 2022. Artwork © Georg Baselitz 2022

Installation view, Georg Baselitz: Vedova accendi la luce, Fondazione Emilio e Annabianca Vedova, Venice, May 20–October 31, 2021. Artwork © Georg Baselitz 2021

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Georg Baselitz
Vedova accendi la luce

May 20–October 31, 2021
Fondazione Emilio e Annabianca Vedova, Venice
www.fondazionevedova.org

This exhibition of work by Georg Baselitz, whose title translates to Vedova, turn the light on, includes a series of paintings divided into two sequences. The first part consists of ten canvases dedicated to the artist’s wife, Elke, depicting her as ice cream. The second part comprises seven paintings dedicated to Emilio Vedova, which are, for the most part, monochrome or bicolored; their titles afford the public a glimpse into the relationship between the artist and his longtime friend.

Installation view, Georg Baselitz: Vedova accendi la luce, Fondazione Emilio e Annabianca Vedova, Venice, May 20–October 31, 2021. Artwork © Georg Baselitz 2021

Rachel Whiteread, Untitled, 2010, installation view, Flughafen Tempelhof, Berlin © Rachel Whiteread

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Diversity United
Contemporary European Art

June 9–October 10, 2021
Flughafen Tempelhof, Berlin
www.stiftungkunst.de

Presenting work by more than ninety established and emerging artists from thirty-four countries, Diversity United reflects the diversity and vitality of Europe’s contemporary art scene. The exhibition, which will travel to venues in Moscow and Paris, sheds light on subjects such as freedom, democracy, migration, territory, and political and personal identity. Work by Georg Baselitz, Anselm Kiefer, Gerhard Richter, Tatiana Trouvé, and Rachel Whiteread is included.

Rachel Whiteread, Untitled, 2010, installation view, Flughafen Tempelhof, Berlin © Rachel Whiteread

Georg Baselitz, B. für Larry (Remix), 2006 © Georg Baselitz 2021

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Wonderland

May 7–September 19, 2021
Albertina Modern, Vienna
www.albertina.at

Inspired by Lewis Carroll’s 1865 novel Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, this exhibition features more than a hundred contemporary artworks from the Albertina’s collection organized into seven different “chapters” conceived as independent yet loosely connected “worlds.”  Work by Georg Baselitz, Katharina Grosse, Anselm Kiefer, Roy Lichtenstein, Albert Oehlen, Andy Warhol, and Franz West is included.

Georg Baselitz, B. für Larry (Remix), 2006 © Georg Baselitz 2021

Installation view, Sphinx Opera, Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich, June 24–July 31, 2021. Artwork © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany 2021. Photo: Wilfried Hösl

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Sphinx Opera

June 24–July 31, 2021
Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich
www.staatsoper.de

This exhibition visualizes significant productions, faces, and voices that have shaped the Bayerische Staatsoper, or the Bavarian State Opera, in Munich. Over the past thirteen years, writer and filmmaker Alexander Kluge has filmed the goings-on at the renowned opera house under Nikolaus Bachler’s directorship. Work by artists including Georg Baselitz and Katharina Grosse are presented alongside Kluge’s video works and bring the interaction of the arts to the center of attention in an unconventional way.

Installation view, Sphinx Opera, Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich, June 24–July 31, 2021. Artwork © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany 2021. Photo: Wilfried Hösl

Georg Baselitz, Porträt Elke I (Portrait of Elke I), 1969, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of the Baselitz Family, 2020 © Georg Baselitz 2021. Photo: Jochen Littkemann

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Georg Baselitz
Pivotal Turn

January 28–July 18, 2021
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
www.metmuseum.org

Georg Baselitz: Pivotal Turn displays six landmark paintings gifted by the artist to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in honor of its 150th anniversary. Made in 1969, they are among the first works in which Baselitz employed the strategy of inversion, an approach that continues to be of interest to him. The paintings mark a critical moment in the artist’s career as he sought to expunge narrative content and expression from his work in order to focus on painting itself.

Georg Baselitz, Porträt Elke I (Portrait of Elke I), 1969, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of the Baselitz Family, 2020 © Georg Baselitz 2021. Photo: Jochen Littkemann

Installation view, Inspiraatio—Nykytaide & Klassikot, Ateneum, Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki, June 18–September 20, 2020. Artwork, left to right: © Glenn Brown, © Wolfe von Lenkiewicz. Photo: Hannu Pakarinen

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Inspiraatio—Nykytaide & Klassikot

June 18–September 20, 2020
Ateneum, Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki
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This exhibition, whose title translates to Inspiration—Contemporary Art and Classics, explores contemporary art inspired by iconic masterpieces. Here, the original works are referenced through replicas, prints, plaster casts, and an abundance of archival materials. This exhibition has traveled from the Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, under the title Inspiration: Iconic Works. Work by Georg Baselitz, Glenn Brown, Jeff Koons, and Jenny Saville is included.

Installation view, Inspiraatio—Nykytaide & Klassikot, Ateneum, Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki, June 18–September 20, 2020. Artwork, left to right: © Glenn Brown, © Wolfe von Lenkiewicz. Photo: Hannu Pakarinen