Elephant in the Room
Sculptures of the Marx Collection and the Collection of the Nationalgalerie
Through September 8, 2019
Hamburger Bahnhof–Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin
Elephant in the Room—Sculptures of the Marx Collection and the Collection of the Nationalgalerie explores the relationship between artwork and spatiality. The titular “elephant in the room” is those forces and sizes that, although not part of the sculptures, have a decisive influence on their presence in space and are thus an integral part of the expanded concept of art of the 1960s. Work by Jeff Koons and Rachel Whiteread is included.
Jeff Koons, New Shop-Vac Wet/Dry, 1980 © Jeff Koons
El deseo y el objeto en la obra de Marcel Duchamp y Jeff Koons, aun
Through September 29, 2019
Museo Jumex, Mexico City
Curated by Massimiliano Gioni, this exhibition, whose title translates to Appearance Stripped Bare: Desire and the Object in the Work of Marcel Duchamp and Jeff Koons, Even, explores the work of both Marcel Duchamp and Jeff Koons.
Jeff Koons, Grotto, 2000 © Jeff Koons
Jeff Koons in
The Dog: A Celebration at Chatsworth
Through October 6, 2019
Chatsworth, Derbyshire, England
This exhibition explores the Cavendish family’s enduring love for dogs, through paintings, drawings, sculpture, letters, and photographs of the animal. Ranging from historic to present-day pieces, specially selected loans from public and private collections are presented alongside items from the Devonshire Collection. Work by Jeff Koons is included.
Opened April 20, 2018
Fondazione Prada, Milan
The group of exhibited artworks, realized between 1960 and 2016, represents a possible mapping of the ideas and visions that have guided the creation of the collection and the collaborations with the artists that have contributed to the activities of the foundation throughout the years. Work by Walter De Maria, Michael Heizer, Damien Hirst, Carsten Höller, and Jeff Koons is included.
Carsten Höller, Upside-Down Mushroom Room, 2000 © Carsten Höller. Photo by Attilio Maranzano, courtesy Fondazione Prada
At the Ashmolean
February 7–June 9, 2019
Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Oxford, England
This exhibition of work by Jeff Koons features seventeen pieces, fourteen of which have never been shown in the UK before, from series such as Equilibrium, Statuary, Banality, Antiquity, and his recent Gazing Ball sculptures and paintings.
Installation view, Jeff Koons, Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Oxford, England, February 7–June 9, 2019 © Jeff Koons
Heaven and Earth
Alexander Calder and Jeff Koons
October 21, 2017–March 24, 2019
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
This exhibition brings together a selection of works from two contemporary art icons, allowing viewers to experience their sculptures in playful and unexpected ways.
Jeff Koons, Three Ball Total Equilibrium Tank (Dr. JK Silver Series), 1985 © Jeff Koons
Sea of Desire
June 2–November 4, 2018
Fondation Carmignac, Porquerolles, France
The phrase “Sea of Desire” on a large-scale painting by Ed Ruscha welcomes visitors to this exhibition, which channels a spirit of rebellion and change. Sea of Desire confronts the viewer with compelling artworks that imply revolution, freedom, and a quest for beauty. Work by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jeff Koons, Roy Lichtenstein, Ed Ruscha, and Andy Warhol is included.
Jean-Michel Basquiat, Fallen Angel, 1981, Fondation Carmignac, Paris © The Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat/ADAGP, Paris 2018
MoMA at NGV
130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art
June 9–October 8, 2018
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
MoMA at NGV will provide a unique survey of the museum’s iconic collection. Two hundred key works will be arranged chronologically into eight thematic sections. The exhibition will trace the development of art and design from late-nineteenth-century urban and industrial transformation through to the digital and global present. Work by Alexander Calder, Andreas Gursky, Jeff Koons, Roy Lichtenstein, Pablo Picasso, Cindy Sherman, and Andy Warhol will be included.
Pablo Picasso, Seated Bather, 1930, Museum of Modern Art, New York © 2018 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Jeff Koons in
Plato Contemporary: Artist’s Visions
April 18–September 3, 2018
Getty Villa, Los Angeles
In this exhibition, artists consider Plato’s impact on the contemporary world. Using sculpture, painting, drawing, and large-scale installations, they respond to his contributions to philosophy—among which are the definition of the ideal and a complex understanding of the human condition—while fostering the ultimate Platonic experience: contemplation. Work by Jeff Koons is included.
Jeff Koons, Play-Doh, 1994–2014 © Jeff Koons
Sculpture, Color, and the Body (1300–Now)
March 21–July 22, 2018
Met Breuer, New York
Seven hundred years of sculptural practice—spanning fourteenth-century Europe to the global present—will be examined anew. Like Life: Sculpture, Color, and the Body (1300–Now) will explore narratives of sculpture in which artists have sought to replicate the literal, living presence of the human body. Work by Duane Hanson and Jeff Koons will be included.
Jeff Koons, Buster Keaton, 1988 © Jeff Koons
Art and Commodity in the 1980s
February 14–May 13, 2018
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
Brand New will explore the collision of art and commerce in the 1980s. More than 150 works by sixty-six artists reveal the fascinating ways art infiltrated the worlds of advertising and business. Work by Jeff Koons and Cindy Sherman will be included.
Cindy Sherman, Untitled #121, 1983, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC ©︎ Cindy Sherman
February 17–April 8, 2018
De Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam
The Masterpiece series presents works that often have obvious or unexpected religious or spiritual dimensions. For their 2018 Masterpiece, De Nieuwe Kerk presents Jeff Koons’s Gazing Ball (Perugino Madonna and Child with Four Saints) (2014–15).
Jeff Koons, Gazing Ball (Perugino Madonna and Child with Four Saints), 2014–15 © Jeff Koons
We Are Here
August 19, 2017–April 1, 2018
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
In honor of the Museum of Contemporary Art’s fiftieth anniversary, the museum presents We Are Here, a three-part exhibition drawn from its collection. I Am You gathers works that question how we relate to and shape our environments; You Are Here examines how the role of the viewer has changed over time; and We Are Everywhere showcases artists who borrow from popular culture. Work by Richard Artschwager, Francis Bacon, Chris Burden, Ellen Gallagher, Andreas Gursky, Michael Heizer, Jasper Johns, Jeff Koons, Takashi Murakami, Bruce Nauman, Richard Serra, Cindy Sherman, Rudolf Stingel, Andy Warhol, and Franz West is included.
Jeff Koons, Rabbit, 1986 © Jeff Koons.
Photo by Nathan Keay © MCA Chicago
Some Aesthetic Decisions
A Centennial Celebration of Marcel Duchamp’s Fountain
May 14–September 3, 2017
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, Florida
One hundred years ago, Marcel Duchamp forever changed the nature of art when he submitted Fountain, a porcelain urinal, to the Society of Independent Artists exhibition in New York. The subsequent rejection of Duchamp’s Fountain by the exhibition’s organizers ignited a controversy that continues today about the definition of art. This exhibition includes work by Jeff Koons, Richard Phillips, Andy Warhol, and others.
Andy Warhol, Brillo Soap Pads Box, 1964, Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh © 2017 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York