Jeff Koons in
NGV Triennial 2020
Through April 18, 2021
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
Featuring major new commissions and recent works by over 100 artists, the NGV Triennial brings contemporary art, design, and architecture into dialogue, offering a visually arresting and thought-provoking view of the world today. The exhibition celebrates the work of some of the world’s most accomplished artists and designers, including Jeff Koons, while also giving voice to emerging practitioners. Koons’s Venus (2016–20) is the first sculpture from the artist’s new Porcelain series to be unveiled. The series juxtaposes classical ideals of beauty with sophisticated contemporary production technologies.
Jeff Koons, Venus, 2016–20 © Jeff Koons. Photo: courtesy National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
“Grandi quadri miei con piccoli quadri di altri”
September 5, 2021–February 20, 2022
Museo d’arte della Svizzera italiana, Lugano, Switzerland
In this exhibition, Albert Oehlen: “Big Paintings by Me with Small Paintings by Others”, select works from Oehlen’s personal art collection are on view alongside some of his most significant paintings. In staging this large-scale exhibition, Oehlen aims to make relationships perceptible between his artworks and those by artists whose practices he has long admired. Work by Richard Artschwager, Mike Kelley, Jeff Koons, and Christopher Wool, among others, is included.
Albert Oehlen, Untitled, 1997/2005 © Albert Oehlen. Photo: Lothar Schnepf
Inspiraatio—Nykytaide & Klassikot
June 18–September 20, 2020
Ateneum, Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki
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
October 27, 2019–July 5, 2020
NSU Art Museum, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Happy! presents contemporary works produced by artists who aim to engage the viewer emotionally. In their works, as in life, sorrow and happiness are intertwined. The exhibition follows a multigenerational trajectory from the mid-twentieth century to today. Work by Jeff Koons, Takashi Murakami, Richard Prince, and Andy Warhol is included.
Takashi Murakami, Open Your Hands Wide, Embrace Happiness!, 2010 © 2010 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All rights reserved
February 20–May 17, 2020
This exhibition presents contemporary art that draws inspiration from historic masterpieces. A selection of paintings, plaster sculptures, drawings, graphic prints, and applied arts from Nationalmuseum’s vast collections are displayed in dialogue with contemporary objects. Work by Glenn Brown, Jeff Koons, Jenny Saville, and Cindy Sherman is included.
Glenn Brown, Reproduction, 2014 © Glenn Brown
POP Power from Warhol to Koons
Masterworks from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation
September 28, 2019–March 8, 2020
Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, Virginia
POP Power celebrates a perennial movement that revels in the new and the now, the celebrity and the commodity, and art made accessible for the masses. Work by Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Roy Lichtenstein, Takashi Murakami, Richard Prince, and Andy Warhol is included.
Jeff Koons, Gazing Ball (da Vinci Mona Lisa), 2016, Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation © Jeff Koons
Was wir Menschen anbeten
October 19, 2019–March 1, 2020
Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany
This exhibition, whose title translates to Icons: Worship and Adoration, presents a single masterpiece in each of the museum’s sixty galleries complemented by everyday icons—from consumer brands to icons of popular culture, offering an interpretation of the traditional notion of the icon in art juxtaposed with the proliferation of icons in everyday life. The presentation examines various aspects of spirituality, devotion, and adoration. Work by Francis Bacon, Andreas Gursky, Damien Hirst, Yves Klein, Jeff Koons, Bruce Nauman, and Andy Warhol is included.
Damien Hirst, Liberation, 2019, installation view, Kunsthalle Bremen, Germany © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2020
Art & Porn
October 5, 2019–January 12, 2020
Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen
To mark the fiftieth anniversary of the lifting of the ban on visual pornography in Denmark, Kunsthal Charlottenborg presents Art & Porn. This exhibition explores the development in art from the ’60s legalization of visual pornography to the current fourth wave of feminism, and highlights how art has been influenced by changing laws and social mores pornography. Work by Jeff Koons and Cindy Sherman is included.
Installation view, Art & Porn, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, October 5, 2019–January 12, 2020. Artwork, left to right: © Jeff Koons, © Cindy Sherman. Photo: David Stjernholm
Le rêve d’être artiste
September 20, 2019–January 6, 2020
Palais des Beaux-Arts, Lille, France
Matt Black × Gana Art
November 1, 2019–January 5, 2020
Gana Art Center and Gana Art Hannam, Seoul
In collaboration with filmmaker Matt Black, this exhibition is centered around his short film series titled Reflections, which features conversations with contemporary artists. Through his interviews, Black paints a picture of the rapidly changing contemporary art scene, revealing the stories behind the artworks. Following the film’s theme, Gana Art has curated this exhibition to feature works by these artists, which include Dan Colen, Rachel Feinstein, Jeff Koons, Harmony Korine, Sterling Ruby, Taryn Simon, and Blair Thurman, among others.
Installation view, Reflections: Matt Black × Gana Art, Gana Art Center and Gana Art Hannam, Seoul, November 1, 2019–January 5, 2020. Artwork © Sterling Ruby
Jeff Koons in
The Dog: A Celebration at Chatsworth
March 23–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.
El deseo y el objeto en la obra de Marcel Duchamp y Jeff Koons, aun
May 19–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
Elephant in the Room
Sculptures of the Marx Collection and the Collection of the Nationalgalerie
November 1, 2018–September 29, 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
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
April 20–July 22, 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
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