Jackson Pollock | Katharina Grosse
Through February 23, 2020
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Jackson Pollock’s Mural (1943) is recognized as one of the pivotal achievements of the artist’s career, the moment when he left figuration behind, expanded the scale of his work, and started to develop his signature drip technique. The MFA has commissioned German artist Katharina Grosse to respond to this work, in an effort to demonstrate how the two artists have respectively transformed painting through their innovative techniques and approaches to massive scale.
Jackson Pollock, Mural, 1943 © 2019 The Pollock-Krasner Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Katharina Grosse in
Collezione MAXXI. Lo spazio dell’immagine
Opened November 21, 2018
Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome
The spirit and the identity of the museum are being renewed with a display of more than thirty works by twenty-six artists. Dedicated to the museum’s new acquisitions, this group show aims to create a counterpoint between the abstract and the figurative. Work by Katharina Grosse is included.
Katharina Grosse, Ingres Wood Seven, 2017 © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2019 Photo: Jens Ziehe
Gesten in der Malerei
May 18–August 18, 2019
Kunst Museum Winterthur, Switzerland
In 1965 Roy Lichtenstein created his famous Brushstrokes and in doing so highlighted the fundamental elements of the image, such as the appearance of the colors and the pigment, the color fields and their limits, and not least the application of paint in the form of a gesture. This exhibition aims to explore the sheer range of gestures in contemporary painting. Work by Katharina Grosse, Roy Lichtenstein, and David Reed is included.
Katharina Grosse, Untitled, 2011 © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2019
Katharina Grosse in
In Bester Gesellschaft
April 13–August 4, 2019
Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin
In bester Gesellschaft, which translates to In Good Company, presents a selection of the Berlin Kupferstichkabinett’s most important acquisitions from the past ten years, ranging from those dating to the late Middle Ages to recent works. Work by Katharina Grosse is included.
Katharina Grosse, Untitled, 2014 © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019
Katharina Grosse in
May 23, 2017–June 12, 2019
Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Germany
This exhibition of works from the first half of the nineteenth century brings together works from the collection of Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden related to themes of forests, trees, and hunting. A monumental work by Katharina Grosse appears alongside these Romantic and early Realist paintings, acting as both a corrective to and shift away from the earlier work.
Katharina Grosse, Untitled, 2015 © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2019
March 30–June 2, 2019
Guangzhou K11 Art Mall, China
Guangzhou’s K11 Art Mall hosts a major exhibition originally created by Katharina Grosse for Shanghai’s chi K11 art museum.
Installation view, Katharina Grosse: Mumbling Mud, chi K11 art museum, Shanghai, November 10, 2018–February 24, 2019. Artwork © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2019. Photo: JJYPHOTO, courtesy K11 Art Foundation and Galerie nächst St. Stephan, Vienna
Amulet or He calls it chaos
March 9–June 1, 2019
500 Capp Street Foundation, San Francisco
This two-part exhibition uses sculpture, video, and painting as a way to restructure the narrative. Amulet or He calls it chaos chooses the illogical, philosophical, yet recognizable material world of magical realism, while also addressing the power and sensitivity of architecture, gender, politics, and mortality. Work by Katharina Grosse and Cindy Sherman is included.
Katharina Grosse, Untitled, 2017, installation view, Amulet or He calls it chaos, 500 Capp Street Foundation, San Francisco, March 9–June 1, 2019. Artwork © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2019. Photo: Preston/Kalogiros
February 16, 2018–March 31, 2019
National Gallery, Prague
Katharina Grosse has been invited to develop a site-responsive work for the main hall of the Trade Fair Palace in the National Gallery, Prague. Wunderbild, which consists of two outsize paintings on cloth, hangs from the wall.
Installation view, Katharina Grosse: Wunderbild, National Gallery, Prague, February 16, 2018–March 31, 2019, commissioned by National Gallery Prague © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst Bonn. Photo: Nic Tenwiggenhorn, courtesy Galerie nächst St. Stephan, Gagosian, and König Gallery
November 10, 2018–February 24, 2019
chi K11 art museum, Shanghai
Katharina Grosse has been invited to create a major site-specific exhibition at chi K11 art museum. This is her first solo exhibition in China.
Installation view, Katharina Grosse: Mumbling Mud, chi K11 art museum, Shanghai, November 10, 2018–February 24, 2019 © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2018. Photo: JJYPHOTO, courtesy of K11 Art Foundation and Galerie nächst St. Stephan, Vienna
The World on Paper
September 27, 2018–January 7, 2019
PalaisPopulaire by Deutsche Bank, Berlin
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
The Flexible Plan
The Rococo in Contemporary Art
September 23, 2018–January 6, 2019
Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany
The Flexible Plan: The Rococo in Contemporary Art examines the survival of European grandeur in contemporary art. The exhibition presents a varied panorama of works against the backdrop of the Rococo castle that houses the museum. Work by Glenn Brown and Katharina Grosse is included.
Glenn Brown, The Life Hereafter, 2011, Scharpff Collection © Glenn Brown
Katharina Grosse and Tatiana Trouvé
Le numerose irregolarità
February 2–April 29, 2018
Villa Medici, Rome
The Villa Medici has created a program for female artists to recount different artistic and existential adventures. This show celebrates the work of Katharina Grosse and Tatiana Trouvé, two artists who blur the boundaries of painting, sculpture, and installation, and who are fascinated by the limits between inside and outside.
Installation view, Katharina Grosse and Tatiana Trouvé: Le numerose irregolarità, Villa Medici, Rome, February 2–April 29, 2018. Artwork © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2018 and © Tatiana Trouvé. Photo: Alessandro Vasari
The Horse Trotted Another Couple of Meters, Then It Stopped
January 6–April 8, 2018
Carriageworks, Sydney, Australia
In this site-specific installation, Katharina Grosse envelops Carriageworks in more than 8,250 square meters of suspended fabric—draped, knotted, and hung across and between the architectural elements of the building—using a palette of raw color to create a vast painting over the layers of folds.
Installation view, Katharina Grosse: The Horse Trotted Another Couple of Meters, Then It Stopped, Carriageworks, Sydney, January 6–April 8, 2018. Artwork © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017. Photo: Zan Wimberley
This Drove my Mother up the Wall
September 28–December 3, 2017
South London Gallery
Katharina Grosse presents a site-specific painted installation in the South London Gallery’s main space. Continuing her exploration of the role of performance, the role of the artist’s body within painting, and sculptural practice, this new work is defined by a large empty rectangle on the floor, raising questions about time and action.
Installation view, Katharina Grosse: This Drove My Mother Up the Wall, South London Gallery, September 28–December 3, 2017
Katharina Grosse in
Abstract Painting Now!
July 2–November 5, 2017
Kunsthalle Krems, Austria
This exhibition features a wide range of abstract approaches to art making, including deconstruction, criticism of authorship, quotation, and ornament. A work by Katharina Grosse is included.
Katharina Grosse, Untitled, 2010 © Bildrecht, Wien, 2017. Photo: Sebastian Schobbert
September 16–October 31, 2017
Eight exhibition venues in Beijing, China
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
Katharina Grosse in
Mentally Yellow (High Noon)
May 6–October 8, 2017
Städtische Galerie Lenbachhaus, Munich
Assembled by Doris and Hans-Gerd Riemer, the KiCo Collection has been held by the two museums hosting this exhibition since the mid-1990s. Initially focused on monochrome color painting, the collection has steadily grown over the course of two decades to encompass a wide spectrum of contemporary art. Work by Katharina Grosse is included.
Installation view, Mentally Yellow (High Noon), Städtische Galerie Lenbachhau, Munich, 2017. Photo: David Ertl
Katharina Grosse in
ARoS Triennial: THE GARDEN—End of Times; Beginning of Times
June 3–July 30, 2017
ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, Denmark
The triennial focuses on depictions of nature throughout history and is split into three sections: “The Past,” which examines landscape and man’s relationship with nature; “The Present,” which looks at nature in the context of the modern city; and “The Future,” which scrutinizes artistic responses to ecological change. A new site-specific work by Katharina Grosse is included.
Katharina Grosse, Asphalt Air and Hair, 2017. Photo: René Dame