By the Book
October 12–December 21, 2018
Hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 11am–7pm
Gagosian Shop, Paris
As a tribute to Yves Klein to celebrate what would have been his ninetieth birthday, Gagosian Shop, Paris, presents Yves Klein: By the Book. The shop takeover will include rare books and ephemera. In various ways these printed works, such as Dimanche 27 novembre 1960 “Le journal d’un seul jour” (1960) and Les Fondements du Judo (1954), helped Klein to articulate his ideas to a broader audience. Significant new and out-of-print monographs and exhibition catalogues will also be available. For inquiries about available publications please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Artwork © Estate of Yves Klein/ADAGP, Paris/ARS, New York 2018
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
Préhistoire, une énigme moderne
May 8–September 16, 2019
Centre Pompidou, Paris
This exhibition examines the link between prehistory and modern and contemporary art. It reveals that some of the most important artists of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries have been haunted by the question, What is prehistory? Work by Alberto Giacometti, Yves Klein, Giuseppe Penone, and Pablo Picasso is included.
Yves Klein, Anthropométrie (ANT 84), 1960 © Succession Yves Klein/ADAGP, Paris 2019. Photo: Muriel Anssens/Ville de Nice
From Inner Worlds to Outer Space
September 13, 2018–January 20, 2019
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark
This large-scale exhibition highlights the role, the importance, and the fascinating power of the moon. The exhibition presents more than two hundred works and objects from the fields of visual art, film, music, literature, architecture, cultural history, design, and natural science. Work by Yves Klein, Man Ray, and Tom Sachs is included.
Man Ray, Le Monde, 1931 © Man Ray Trust/ADAGP, Paris, 2018/VISDA
Yves Klein Contemporary Art Exhibition
July 18–October 7, 2018
Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, England
Yves Klein Contemporary Art Exhibition features over fifty artworks, making it the most comprehensive exhibition of Yves Klein in the United Kingdom to date. Visitors are able to explore Klein’s wide-ranging practice, including painting, sculpture, and large-scale installation.
Yves Klein, Untitled Anthropometry, 1960 © Yves Klein Estate, ADAGP, Paris/DACS, London, 2018
In Tune with the World
April 11–August 27, 2018
Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris
In Tune with the World aims to reflect on today’s questions about one’s place in the universe and the bonds that tie humans to their surrounding environment. The exhibition highlights the interconnections between humans, animals, plants, and even inanimate objects. Work by Alberto Giacometti, Yves Klein, and Takashi Murakami is included.
Takashi Murakami, a.k.a Gero Tan: Noah’s Ark, 2016 © 2018 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All rights reserved
The Classical Now
March 2–April 28, 2018
King’s College, London
The Classical Now pairs the work of modern and contemporary artists with classical Greek and Roman antiquities. The exhibition traces the ways in which Greco-Roman art has captured and permeated modern imagination, while exploring the myriad continuities and contrasts between the ancient, modern, and contemporary, revealing the “classical” as a living and fluid tradition. Work by Michael Craig-Martin, Damien Hirst, Alex Israel, Yves Klein, Roy Lichtenstein, Henry Moore, Bruce Nauman, Pablo Picasso, and Rachel Whiteread is included.
Roy Lichtenstein, Temple, 1964 © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein
August 26, 2017–January 14, 2018
Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City
Curated by Daniel Moquay, this exhibition presents the most emblematic works of Yves Klein, including his first monochromatic paintings of 1955;
his famous blue monochromes, fire paintings, and rain and wind cosmogonies; and a series of sponge sculptures. The show traveled from
the Fundación Proa in Buenos Aires.
Yves Klein, Untitled Anthropometry, c. 1960 © 2018 Yves Klein Estate/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Los Angeles to New York
Dwan Gallery, 1959–1971
March 19–September 10, 2017
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
This exhibition features modern and contemporary works from the personal collection of gallerist Virginia Dwan. The selection has been culled from Dwan’s promised gift to Washington, DC’s National Gallery of Art, which includes major works by American artists based on the East and West Coasts. The exhibition aims to illustrate Dwan’s creative spirit and her close association with Minimalism, conceptual art, and large-scale Earthworks. Included are artists Arakawa, Walter De Maria, Michael Heizer, and Yves Klein.
Michael Heizer, Double Negative, 1969
Duet with Artist
Participation as an Artistic Principle
May 21–September 3, 2017
Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany
The role of the audience in the creative process of a work of art is at the center of this exhibition. Different forms of participation are offered, following directional structures evoking critical thought processes or generating collaboration with others. Work by Davide Balula, Yves Klein, Bruce Nauman, and Franz West is included.
Davide Balula, Mimed Sculptures, 2016
© Davide Balula
Theatre of the Void
March 29–August 20, 2017
Having traveled from the Tate Liverpool, this exhibition of Yves Klein brings together major works that have never been seen before, complemented by a rich array of rarely seen film, photography, and ephemera reflecting the breadth of Klein’s artistic vision.
Yves Klein, Leap into the Void, October 1960. Taken at 5 rue Gentil-Bernard, Fontenay-aux-Roses, France. Artistic action by Yves Klein, collaboration Harry Shunk and Janos Kender. Artwork © Yves Klein Estate/ADAGP, Paris, 2017 and © J. Paul Getty Trust. The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles
March 18–July 31, 2017
Fundación Proa, Buenos Aires
Curated by Daniel Moquay, this exhibition presents, for the first time in Argentina, the most emblematic works of Yves Klein, including his first monochromatic paintings of 1955, the famous blue monochromes, fire paintings, rain and wind cosmogonies, and a series of sponge sculptures. The exhibition will travel to Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, opening August 26.
Artwork © Yves Klein Estate, ARS, New York, 2017. Photo © PROA Fundacion, Buenos Aires
À pied d’oeuvre(s)
March 31–July 9, 2017
Monnaie de Paris
À pied d’oeuvre(s) examines the history of sculpture through three crucial moments. In 1917, Marcel Duchamp placed a coatrack on the ground and named it Trébuchet (Trap); in 1939, Alberto Giacometti showed a sculpture of a body of an injured woman lying on the floor; in 1960, Yves Klein removed one of his paintings from a wall and covered the space in gesso. These three masterpieces, rarely seen together, initiate a floor-level tour of the Centre Pompidou’s collections and synthesize three key moments from the history of twentieth-century sculpture: in doing so, they embody the exhibition’s aim. Work by Man Ray, Richard Serra, Tatiana Trouvé, and Rachel Whiteread is included.
Alberto Giacometti, Femme égorgée, 1932/40, Collection Centre Pompidou, Paris © Succession Alberto Giacometti (Fondation Giacometti, Paris et ADAGP, Paris)