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Rachel Whiteread, Due Porte, 2016 © Rachel Whiteread

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Rachel Whiteread

Through June 9, 2019
Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri
www.slam.org

This momentous show is the most comprehensive exhibition to date of Rachel Whiteread’s career. It brings together well-known works alongside new pieces that have never been previously exhibited. Special sections are devoted to the artist’s archival materials and to her drawings. This exhibition originated at the Tate Britain in London.

Rachel Whiteread, Due Porte, 2016 © Rachel Whiteread

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Alberto Giacometti
Une aventure moderne

Through June 11, 2019
Lille Métropole Musée d’art moderne, d’art contemporain et d’art brut, Villeneuve-d’Ascq, France
www.musee-lam.fr

Alberto Giacometti’s slender and fragile sculptures capture men and women in moments of dynamism and stillness. In this exhibition, more than 150 works reveal the unparalleled journey of a mythical modern artist.

Katharina Grosse, Untitled, 2015 © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2018

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Katharina Grosse in
German Forest

Through June 12, 2019
Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Germany
albertinum.skd.museum

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, 2018

Adriana Varejão, Proposal for a Catechesis—Part I Diptych: Death and Dismemberment, 1993 © Adriana Varejão. Photo: Eduardo Ortega

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Adriana Varejão
Por uma retórica canibal

Through June 15, 2019
Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia, Salvador, Brazil
www.ipac.ba.gov.br

The exhibition seeks to emphasize that Adriana Varejão was already developing research on a historical revision of colonialism long before postcolonial studies were at the center of the contemporary art debate. The show features some twenty works, made between 1992 and 2016, that refer to Salvador, Bahia, the city with the largest African heritage in Brazil and the municipality that inspired much of Varejão’s poetics.

Adriana Varejão, Proposal for a Catechesis—Part I Diptych: Death and Dismemberment, 1993 © Adriana Varejão. Photo: Eduardo Ortega

Adriana Varejão, Big Polvo Color Wheel V, 2018 © Adriana Varejão. Photo: Jaime Acioli

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Adriana Varejão in
Hinge Pictures: Eight Women Artists Occupy the Third Dimension

Through June 16, 2019
Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans
cacno.org

Hinge Pictures: Eight Women Artists Occupy the Third Dimension takes its name from the writings of Marcel Duchamp in his La boite verte (1934). The artists in the exhibition use formal constraint—a commitment to abstraction—to demonstrate social liberation and to confront the patrimony of European modernism. Work by Adriana Varejão is included.

Adriana Varejão, Big Polvo Color Wheel V, 2018 © Adriana Varejão. Photo: Jaime Acioli

Douglas Gordon, New Colour Empire, 2006 (still) © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019

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Douglas Gordon in
O tempo mata: Imagem em movimento na Julia Stoschek Collection

Through June 16, 2019
Sesc Avenida Paulista, São Paulo
www.sescsp.org.br

This exhibition, whose title translates to Time Kills, brings together works by seventeen artists from the Julia Stoschek Collection who work with film and video. Covering more than six decades of audiovisual production, the show focuses on themes such as race, visual culture, gender identity, media circulation, and the role of artists in society. Work by Douglas Gordon is included.

Douglas Gordon, New Colour Empire, 2006 (still) © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019

Pablo Picasso, Arlequin accoudé, 1901 © Succession Picasso/ProLitteris, Zürich 2019

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Der Junge Picasso
Blaue und Rosa Periode

Through June 16, 2019
Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel
www.fondationbeyeler.ch

Dedicated to early paintings and sculptures by Pablo Picasso, made during his Blue and Rose periods, 1900–06, this is the most comprehensive exhibition ever presented in Europe of this critical span of the artist’s career. This exhibition has traveled from the Musée d’Orsay in Paris. 

Pablo Picasso, Arlequin accoudé, 1901 © Succession Picasso/ProLitteris, Zürich 2019

Pablo Picasso, Femme assise, c. 1923, Courtauld Gallery, London © Succession Picasso 2019

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Pablo Picasso in
La Collection Courtauld: Le parti de l’impressionnisme

Through June 17, 2019
Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris
www.fondationlouisvuitton.fr

The exhibition presents more than 110 works from the collection of the British entrepreneur and art patron Samuel Courtauld, none of which have been shown in Paris in sixty years. Work by Pablo Picasso is included.

Pablo Picasso, Femme assise, c. 1923, Courtauld Gallery, London © Succession Picasso 2019

Henry Moore with Helmet Head No. 2 (1955) in his studio, Perry Green, England, 1967. Artwork © Henry Moore Foundation. Photo: John Hedgecoe, 1967

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Henry Moore
The Helmet Heads

Through June 23, 2019
Wallace Collection, London
www.wallacecollection.org

This exhibition is one of the first to explore Henry Moore’s fascination with armor. The artist’s Helmet Head sculptures, which are here shown together for the first time, are presented in collaboration with the Henry Moore Foundation. The show comprises more than sixty sketches, drawings, maquettes, and full-size sculptures in plaster, lead, and bronze, juxtaposed with the Renaissance armor that inspired them.

Henry Moore with Helmet Head No. 2 (1955) in his studio, Perry Green, England, 1967. Artwork © Henry Moore Foundation. Photo: John Hedgecoe, 1967

Tom Sachs, Kabuto, 2015 © Tom Sachs. Photo: Genevieve Hanson

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Tom Sachs
Tea Ceremony

Through June 23, 2019
Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery
www.operacity.jp

This exhibition presents Tom Sachs’s distinctive reworking of the chanoyu, or traditional Japanese tea ceremony—including the myriad elements essential to that intensely ritualistic universe. This exhibition originated at the Noguchi Museum in New York.

Tom Sachs, Kabuto, 2015 © Tom Sachs. Photo: Genevieve Hanson

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Maybe Maybe Not
Christopher Wool and the Hill Collection

Through June 28, 2019
Hill Art Foundation, New York
hillartfoundation.org

Maybe Maybe Not inaugurates the exhibition program of the Hill Art Foundation, a cultural center conceived to offer broad public access to the incredible collection of works assembled by Janine and J. Tomilson Hill over the past four decades. This presentation of paintings, works on paper, photographs, and prints encapsulates the evolution of Christopher Wool’s career, ranging from his early experiments with ready-made forms in pattern and word paintings to his more recent explorations of spontaneous gesture and digital intervention.

Douglas Gordon, August 12, 1999, 2011 © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019

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Fly Me to the Moon
The Moon Landing: 50 Years On

Through June 30, 2019
Kunsthaus Zürich
www.kunsthaus.ch

This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the first moon landing, and this exhibition explores the history of artists’ engagement with the moon via some two hundred works. Divided into thematic sections, the show focuses on subjects such as lunar topography, moonlit night, the moon’s shadow, ailments associated with the moon, zero gravity, and the moon as mass-media phenomenon. Work by Douglas Gordon and Andy Warhol is included.

Douglas Gordon, August 12, 1999, 2011 © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019

Alberto Giacometti, Simone de Beauvoir, 1946 © Succession Alberto Giacometti (Fondation Giacometti Paris + ADAGP Paris) 2019

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Giacometti
D’après modèle

Through June 30, 2019
Musée Toulouse-Lautrec, Albi, France
musee-toulouse-lautrec.com

This exhibition features more than eighty works, realized between the artist’s arrival in Paris, in the 1920s, and the end of his career. The show includes thirty bronze and plaster sculptures, forty-four drawings, and twelve prints. The chronological and thematic unfolding illustrates the essential relationship between Alberto Giacometti’s drawings and his sculptures—the former, as the artist often reiterated, being an indispensable tool for understanding a subject and for aiding perception in general. The show includes Peter Lindbergh’s 2017 photographs of Giacometti’s work in the Fondation Giacometti collection in Paris.

Alberto Giacometti, Simone de Beauvoir, 1946 © Succession Alberto Giacometti (Fondation Giacometti Paris + ADAGP Paris) 2019

Carsten Höller, Two Roaming Beds (Grey), 2015 © Carsten Höller

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Carsten Höller
Sunday

Through June 30, 2019
Museo Tamayo, Mexico City
museotamayo.org

For his premier solo show in Central America, Carsten Höller is presenting a number of new playful and experimental installations, as well as some of his better-known works. Visitors are invited to stay overnight and roam the exhibition space in one of the artist’s robotic twin beds Two Roaming Beds (Grey) (2015).

Carsten Höller, Two Roaming Beds (Grey), 2015 © Carsten Höller

Henry Moore, Working Model for Seated Figure: Arms Outstretched, 1960 © Henry Moore Foundation

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The Power of Nature
Henry Moore in Poland

Through June 30, 2019
National Museum in Kraków, Poland
mnk.pl

The Power of Nature: Henry Moore in Poland features more than twenty sculptures, showcasing a cross section of Henry Moore’s most iconic themes on a variety of scales—from small works and maquettes to monumental bronzes. The exhibition also explores Moore’s influence on Polish art, especially in the immediate aftermath of his seminal 1959 exhibition in Poland. The exhibition originated at the Centre of Polish Sculpture in Orońsko, Poland.

Henry Moore, Working Model for Seated Figure: Arms Outstretched, 1960 © Henry Moore Foundation

Installation view, Thomas Houseago: Almost Human, Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, March 15–July 14, 2019. Artwork © Thomas Houseago. Photo: Thomas Lannes

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Thomas Houseago
Almost Human

Through July 14, 2019
Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris
www.mam.paris.fr

This exhibition traces the different phases of Thomas Houseago’s development as an artist, from his work in the 1990s to his latest creations, which include a completely new installation produced specifically for the occasion.

Installation view, Thomas Houseago: Almost Human, Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, March 15–July 14, 2019. Artwork © Thomas Houseago. Photo: Thomas Lannes

Jonas Wood, Face Painting, 2014 © Jonas Wood

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Jonas Wood

Through July 14, 2019
Dallas Museum of Art
www.dma.org

The Dallas Museum of Art presents the first major solo museum exhibition of work by Jonas Wood, bringing together approximately thirty-five works across thirteen years of his career. The exhibition traces the artist’s fascination with psychology, memory, and the self to shed light on a practice that is both deeply personal and universal.

Jonas Wood, Face Painting, 2014 © Jonas Wood

Nam June Paik, TV Cello, 1971 © Nam June Paik Estate

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The Body Electric

Through July 21, 2019
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
walkerart.org

In an age dominated by digital technology, The Body Electric explores themes of the real and the virtual, the organic and the artificial, moving from world to screen and back again. This exhibition presents work by an international and intergenerational group of artists who examine ways that photographic, televisual, and digital media change our perceptions of the human body and everyday life. Work by Bruce Nauman and Nam June Paik is included.

Nam June Paik, TV Cello, 1971 © Nam June Paik Estate

Ellen Gallagher, Odalisque, 2005 © Ellen Gallagher

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Ellen Gallagher in
Le modèle noir de Géricault à Matisse

Through July 21, 2019
Museé d’Orsay, Paris
www.musee-orsay.fr

This exhibition explores the changing modes of representation of the black figure as central to the development of modern art. The models’ interactions with and influences on painters, sculptors, and photographers are highlighted through archival photographs, correspondence, and films. The artists featured in the exhibition depicted black subjects in a manner counter to typical representations of the period. This exhibition has traveled from the Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University, New York as Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet to Matisse to Today. Work by Ellen Gallagher is included.

Ellen Gallagher, Odalisque, 2005 © Ellen Gallagher

Douglas Gordon and Philippe Parreno, Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait, 2006 (still) © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018 and © Philippe Parreno

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Douglas Gordon in
Foot et monde arabe: La révolution du ballon rond

Through July 21, 2019
Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris
www.imarabe.org

This exhibition aims to think about football as a key to understanding the political and social issues structuring the Arab world. The exhibition, whose title translates to Football and the Arab World, includes ephemera, photographs, documentaries, interviews, and contemporary art. Work by Douglas Gordon is included.

Douglas Gordon and Philippe Parreno, Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait, 2006 (still) © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018 and © Philippe Parreno

Taryn Simon, Agreement to form a Palestinian national unity government. Mecca, Saudi Arabia, February 8, 2007, from the series Paperwork and the Will of Capital, 2015 © Taryn Simon

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Taryn Simon in
Durch die Blume–Florale Metamorphosen

Through July 21, 2019
Kunstverein Heilbronn, Germany
www.kunstverein-heilbronn.de

In celebration of the Federal Horticultural Show, which in 2019 takes place in Heilbronn, Kunstverein Heilbronn is hosting Durch die Blume–Florale Metamorphosen, which examines Yves Bélorgey’s depictions of everyday architecture from the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s and pairs it with the themes of gardens and parks. Work by Taryn Simon is included.

Taryn Simon, Agreement to form a Palestinian national unity government. Mecca, Saudi Arabia, February 8, 2007, from the series Paperwork and the Will of Capital, 2015 © Taryn Simon

Sally Mann, Windsor by Moonlight, 1998 © Sally Mann

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Sally Mann in
Meditations on the Landscape in Art and Literature

Through July 27, 2019
University of Mississippi Museum, Oxford
museum.olemiss.edu

This exhibition celebrates the University of Mississippi Museum’s acquisition of William Dunlap’s Meditations on the Origins of Agriculture in America (1987) by bringing together works that celebrate the Southern landscape. Work by Sally Mann is included.

Sally Mann, Windsor by Moonlight, 1998 © Sally Mann

Isaac Sutton, Moneta Sleet Jr., 1965. Photo: courtesy Johnson Publishing Company, LLC. All rights reserved

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The Black Image Corporation

Through July 28, 2019
Gropius Bau, Berlin
www.berlinerfestspiele.de

Conceived by Theaster Gates, this exhibition looks at the legacy of the Johnson Publishing Company archive, which features more than four million images and has helped shape the aesthetic and cultural languages of the contemporary African American identity. Founded by John H. Johnson in 1942, the company created Ebony and Jet, two of the landmark publications for black American audiences. The participatory exhibition focuses on the works of Moneta Sleet Jr. and Isaac Sutton, two photographers whose works are in the collection. This exhibition has traveled from the Fondazione Prada in Milan.

Isaac Sutton, Moneta Sleet Jr., 1965. Photo: courtesy Johnson Publishing Company, LLC. All rights reserved

Ellen Gallagher, DeLuxe, 2004–05 (detail) © Ellen Gallagher

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Ellen Gallagher in
Straying from the Line

Through July 28, 2019
Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin
www.schinkelpavillon.de

This exhibition interrogates the boundaries of political discourse through the work of more than forty artists. Examining orthodox and marginalized forms of feminist praxis over the past one hundred years, this presentation explores the potential of reorganizing various terrains—social as well as gender—beyond a limiting logic. Work by Ellen Gallagher is included.

Ellen Gallagher, DeLuxe, 2004–05 (detail) © Ellen Gallagher