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Jim Shaw, The Alexander Romances, 2024 (detail) © Jim Shaw. Photo: Jeff McLane

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Janus

Through November 24, 2024
Palazzo Diedo, Venice
berggruenarts.org

Janus, appropriately titled after the Roman god of beginnings, is the inaugural exhibition at Palazzo Diedo, a new contemporary arts space in Venice established by Berggruen Arts & Culture. For the exhibition, curated by Mario Codognato, eleven international artists—Urs Fischer, Piero Golia, Carsten Höller, Liu We, Ibrahim Mahama, Mariko Mori, Sterling RubyJim ShawHiroshi Sugimoto, Aya Takano, and Lee Ufan—have conceived site-specific interventions in response to the architecture and original features of the eighteenth-century building designed by the acclaimed Venetian architect Andrea Tirali. The Polaroid Foundation has also contributed a special project that invites the participating artists to create an original work using the Polaroid 20×24, the world’s largest instant camera.

Jim Shaw, The Alexander Romances, 2024 (detail) © Jim Shaw. Photo: Jeff McLane

Tatiana Trouvé, Untitled, 2022, from the series Les dessouvenus, 2013– © Tatiana Trouvé. Photo: Florian Kleinefenn

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Rewilding

Through August 18, 2024
Kunsthaus Baselland, Münchenstein/Basel, Switzerland
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Rewilding is the inaugural exhibition of the Kunsthaus Baselland in its new space, a former champagne warehouse. The exhibition’s title refers to the “rebirth” of the venue, and the artists included in the show, many of whom have exhibited with the museum before, have created new works for the opening. Work by Piero Golia and Tatiana Trouvé is included.

Tatiana Trouvé, Untitled, 2022, from the series Les dessouvenus, 2013– © Tatiana Trouvé. Photo: Florian Kleinefenn

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None of the Above
2004–2020

September 24–November 15, 2020
Kanal–Centre Pompidou, Brussels
www.kanal.brussels

For None of the Above, John Armleder invited artists to present a work of art that is either no bigger than a postage stamp or immaterial. Originally presented at the Swiss Institute in New York in 2004, this new staging of the exhibition forces visitors to search for the artworks in the form of a conceptual treasure hunt conceived by Armleder. Work by Piero Golia, Olivier Mosset, and Blair Thurman is included.

Piero Golia’s performance of Roman Trilogy at Villa Medici–Académie de France à Rome, 2016. Artwork © Piero Golia. Photo: Sebastiano Luciano

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Piero Golia

January 18–March 21, 2020
La Fondazione, Rome
www.lafondazione.info

This is the third and final performance of the Roman Trilogy, which premiered at Villa Medici–Académie de France à Rome in 2002, and was performed there again in 2016. In this work Piero Golia uses language, performers, music, fire, and more to expose the public to a “total work of art,” or Gesamtkunstwerk, an unforgettable experience. During the event, Golia will leave a “sign” on the floor of La Fondazione, which visitors can view through March 21, 2020.

Piero Golia’s performance of Roman Trilogy at Villa Medici–Académie de France à Rome, 2016. Artwork © Piero Golia. Photo: Sebastiano Luciano

Douglas Gordon, Déjà-Vu, 2000
, installation view, Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles. Artwork © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020
. D.O.A., 1950, USA. Directed by Rudolph Maté. Produced by Joseph H. Nadel, Harry M. Popkin, and Leo C. Popkin. Distributed by United Artists © Cardinal Pictures. Photo: Brian Forrest
 

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In Production
Art and the Studio System

November 7, 2019–March 1, 2020
Yuz Museum, Shanghai
www.yuzmshanghai.org

In Production: Art and the Studio System emphasizes the overlapping histories of visual art and film, with a particular focus on how the site of the studio, both in visual arts and in cinematic production, has radically shifted in the last twenty years. The exhibition highlights the exceptional gifts and acquisitions related to film and video that have entered the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s permanent collection in recent years including work by Piero Golia, Douglas Gordon, Alex Israel, and Mike Kelley.

Douglas Gordon, Déjà-Vu, 2000
, installation view, Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles. Artwork © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020
. D.O.A., 1950, USA. Directed by Rudolph Maté. Produced by Joseph H. Nadel, Harry M. Popkin, and Leo C. Popkin. Distributed by United Artists © Cardinal Pictures. Photo: Brian Forrest
 

Piero Golia, Solutions to Mortality (George Washington Nose), 2018. Photo by Manfredi Gioacchini

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Piero Golia
Solutions to Mortality

January 20–April 1, 2018
Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, Kansas
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Solutions to Mortality is the result of Piero Golia’s Grafly commission at the Ulrich Museum. This commission invites artists to respond to the museum’s large collection of artwork by Charles M. Grafly. For his exhibition Golia has placed three works in the sculpture park of the museum: a cast of George Washington’s nose copied from Mount Rushmore, an upside-down statue of Garibaldi, and a section of the wall that separates Los Angeles from Orange County.

Piero Golia, Solutions to Mortality (George Washington Nose), 2018. Photo by Manfredi Gioacchini

Sterling Ruby, 99/MK, 2017. Photo by Robert Wedemeyer

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99 Cents or Less

May 19–August 6, 2017
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
mocadetroit.org

A major group exhibition of ninety-nine artists based in the United States addresses Detroit’s ongoing economic crisis and its 2013 bankruptcy. Four years after a federal judge approved Detroit’s bankruptcy-exit plan, the city’s financial present and future are still in flux. This exhibition is a reflection on the realities of a city that was once one of the country’s wealthiest and most diverse. Work by Piero Golia, Alex Israel, Adam McEwen, Josephine Meckseper, and Sterling Ruby is included.

Sterling Ruby, 99/MK, 2017. Photo by Robert Wedemeyer

Piero Golia, The Painter, 2016. Photo: Daniele Molajoli

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Piero Golia

April 28–July 16, 2017
Kunsthaus Baselland, Switzerland
www.kunsthausbaselland.ch

From the outset of his career, Piero Golia’s principal focus has been the theatrical and the conceptual in art, specifically supreme gestures and the completion of seemingly impossible acts. For this first institutional showing of his work in Switzerland, Golia will realize a new work developed specially for the Kunsthaus Baselland.

Piero Golia, The Painter, 2016. Photo: Daniele Molajoli