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Installation view, Art & Porn, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, October 5, 2019–January 12, 2020. Artwork, left to right: © Jeff Koons, © Cindy Sherman. Photo: David Stjernholm

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Art & Porn

Through January 12, 2020
Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen
kunsthalcharlottenborg.dk

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

Works from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum’s collection in storage. Artwork, clockwise from top left: Jean Dubuffet, Martin Barré, and Wifredo Lam © 2019 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris; Willem de Kooning © 2019 The Willem de Kooning Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; David Hammons © David Hammons; Paul Wonner © Estate of Paul Wonner and William Theophilius Brown, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California; Cecilia Vicuña © Cecilia Vicuña; Maria Helena Vieira da Silva © 2019 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris. Photo: David M. Heald

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Artistic License
Six Takes on the Guggenheim Collection

Through January 12, 2020
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
www.guggenheim.org

This exhibition celebrates the institution’s extensive twentieth-century holdings through the eyes of six contemporary artists, all of whom have contributed to shaping the museum’s history with their own pivotal solo shows: Cai Guo-Qiang, Paul Chan, Jenny Holzer, Julie Mehretu, Richard Prince, and Carrie Mae Weems. Through collection highlights and rarely seen works from the turn of the century to 1980, this presentation includes nearly three hundred paintings, sculptures, works on paper, and installations selected by the six artists that engage with the cultural discourse of their time. Work by Francis Bacon, Willem de Kooning, and Lawrence Weiner is included.

Works from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum’s collection in storage. Artwork, clockwise from top left: Jean Dubuffet, Martin Barré, and Wifredo Lam © 2019 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris; Willem de Kooning © 2019 The Willem de Kooning Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; David Hammons © David Hammons; Paul Wonner © Estate of Paul Wonner and William Theophilius Brown, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California; Cecilia Vicuña © Cecilia Vicuña; Maria Helena Vieira da Silva © 2019 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris. Photo: David M. Heald

Theaster Gates, Stony Island Arts Bank, 2012– © Theaster Gates. Photo: Tom Harris

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Theaster Gates
Assembly Hall

Through January 12, 2020
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
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Taking things that have been cast aside from libraries, archives, and collections, Theaster Gates asks us to consider what it means to invest objects with new meanings through the simple acts of conservation and care. This exhibition brings a number of Gates’s collections into a museum context for the first time. The Walker’s galleries transpose the artist’s vast collections and studio environment into four immersive rooms, each infused with his own poetic intervention.

Theaster Gates, Stony Island Arts Bank, 2012– © Theaster Gates. Photo: Tom Harris

Rachel Whiteread, Pink, 1993 © Rachel Whiteread

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Pushing Paper
Contemporary Drawing from 1970 to Now

Through January 12, 2020
British Museum, London
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Celebrating drawing in its own right, rather than its historic role as preparatory to painting, this exhibition explores how contemporary artists have used drawing to examine themes including identity, place, and memory. Work by Glenn Brown, Ellen Gallagher, Anselm Kiefer, and Rachel Whiteread is included.

Rachel Whiteread, Pink, 1993 © Rachel Whiteread

Sterling Ruby, BASKET (6111), 2016 © Sterling Ruby

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Strange

Through January 19, 2020
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
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A century after the Surrealist movement exploded across the global cultural scene, celebrating the improbable, uncanny, and mysterious, the “strange” remains a source of fascination and artistic inspiration today. Strange features works from Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive’s collection that invoke strangeness and resonate with the spirit of Surrealism. Work by Sterling Ruby and Cindy Sherman is included.

Sterling Ruby, BASKET (6111), 2016 © Sterling Ruby

Cy Twombly, Untitled, 1959 © Cy Twombly Foundation. Photo: Peter Schälchli, Zurich

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Cy Twombly
Portraits

Through January 19, 2020
National Portrait Gallery, London
www.npg.org.uk

Exploring figuration and portraiture in Cy Twombly’s practice, across the media of painting, drawing, and photography, this exhibition centers on two paintings of the artist’s friends: the set designer Henry Heymann, whom Twombly painted in 1956, and the philanthropist J. Paul Getty Jr., represented in an abstract work from 1967. The exhibition also includes Twombly’s photographs of friends, family, and himself, alongside never-before-seen drawings that reveal the importance of classical art and figuration within his oeuvre.

Cy Twombly, Untitled, 1959 © Cy Twombly Foundation. Photo: Peter Schälchli, Zurich

Francis Bacon, Oedipus and the Sphinx after Ingres, 1983, Museu Coleção Berardo, Lisbon © The Estate of Francis Bacon/All rights reserved/ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2019. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd.

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Bacon en toutes lettres

Through January 20, 2020
Centre Pompidou, Paris
www.centrepompidou.fr

This exhibition presents paintings from Francis Bacon’s 1971 Grand Palais retrospective alongside his last works, made in 1992. The show aims to explore the unprecedented influence of literature on his work.

Francis Bacon, Oedipus and the Sphinx after Ingres, 1983, Museu Coleção Berardo, Lisbon © The Estate of Francis Bacon/All rights reserved/ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2019. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd.

Chris Burden, Exposing the Foundation of the Museum, 1986 © 2019 Chris Burden/Licensed by the Chris Burden Estate and Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Squidds and Nunns

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The Foundation of the Museum
MOCA’s Collection

Through January 20, 2020
Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles
www.moca.org

To mark the museum’s fortieth anniversary, this exhibition presents a selected topography of artworks that speak to the diversity of MOCA’s collecting over the past four decades. With special emphasis on works associated with the museum’s remarkable history of exhibitions, The Foundation of the Museum: MOCA’s Collection shows the institution’s holdings as shaped by a changing landscape of developments in contemporary art and curatorial focus, as well by as the social and cultural backdrops that inform them. Work by Chris Burden, Mike Kelley, Bruce Nauman, Albert Oehlen, Nancy Rubins, and Ed Ruscha is included.

Chris Burden, Exposing the Foundation of the Museum, 1986 © 2019 Chris Burden/Licensed by the Chris Burden Estate and Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Squidds and Nunns

Helen Frankenthaler, Mount Sinai, 1956, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York © 2019 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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Helen Frankenthaler in
Sparkling Amazons: Abstract Expressionist Women of the 9th St. Show

Through January 26, 2020
Katonah Museum of Art, New York
www.katonahmuseum.org

Sparkling Amazons presents the often-overlooked contribution by women artists to the Abstract Expressionist movement and the significant role they played as bold innovators within the New York School during the 1940s and ’50s. Through the presentation of some thirty works of art alongside documentary photography, the exhibition captures an important moment in the history of Abstract Expressionism. Work by Helen Frankenthaler is included.

Helen Frankenthaler, Mount Sinai, 1956, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York © 2019 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Katharina Grosse, Untitled, 2018 © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019

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Farbe absolut
Katharina Grosse × Gotthard Graubner

Through January 26, 2020
MKM Museum Küppersmühle für Moderne Kunst, Duisburg, Germany
www.museum-kueppersmuehle.de

Work by Katharina Grosse is juxtaposed with work by Gotthard Graubner (1930–2013) to show how the two abstract artists from different generations adopted varied artistic approaches to color. Both artists spent time at the Düsseldorf Academy of the Arts during the 1980s.

Katharina Grosse, Untitled, 2018 © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019

Andy Warhol, Self-Portrait, 1963–64 © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS) New York

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Andy Warhol
From A to B and Back Again

Through January 26, 2020
Art Institute of Chicago
www.artic.edu

Few American artists are as widely known and instantly recognizable as Andy Warhol. This exhibition—the first Warhol retrospective organized in the US since 1989—reconsiders his work with more than 350 works of art, many assembled together for the first time. Building on a wealth of new materials, research, and scholarship that has emerged since the artist’s untimely death in 1987, this exhibition, curated by Donna De Salvo, reveals new complexities about the Warhol we think we know, and introduces a Warhol for the twenty-first century. This exhibition originated at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.

Andy Warhol, Self-Portrait, 1963–64 © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS) New York

Installation view, Resonating Spaces, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel, October 6, 2019–January 26, 2020. Artwork © Rachel Whiteread

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Rachel Whiteread in
Resonating Spaces

Through January 26, 2020
Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel
www.fondationbeyeler.ch

Resonating Spaces aims to create a specific quality of spatiality in very varied forms—acoustic, sculpted, and drawn. Although different from one another, the works in the show create spaces rather than being perceived as single objects only. They induce sites and respites in which the capacity of remembering is elicited and images and memories come to life. Work by Rachel Whiteread is included.

Installation view, Resonating Spaces, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel, October 6, 2019–January 26, 2020. Artwork © Rachel Whiteread

Richard Artschwager, Self-Portrait, 2003 © 2019 Richard Artschwager/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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Richard Artschwager

Through February 2, 2020
Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Italy
www.mart.trento.it

This retrospective, curated by Germano Celant, celebrates Richard Artschwager’s diverse artistic production. By subtly altering the familiar, Artschwager’s art challenges accepted notions of the real and encourages unconventional ways of seeing.

Richard Artschwager, Self-Portrait, 2003 © 2019 Richard Artschwager/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Vera Lutter, Clock Tower, Brooklyn, XXXVI: June 16, 2009, 2009 © Vera Lutter

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Civilization
The Way We Live Now

Through February 2, 2020
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
www.ngv.vic.gov.au

Civilization: The Way We Live Now features more than two hundred works from one hundred international photographers. The exhibition considers patterns of mass behavior and the complexities of life in twenty-first-century urban environments. This show originated at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul. Work by Mike Kelley, Vera Lutter, and Taryn Simon is included. 

Vera Lutter, Clock Tower, Brooklyn, XXXVI: June 16, 2009, 2009 © Vera Lutter

Sally Mann, On the Maury, 1992 © Sally Mann

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Sally Mann
A Thousand Crossings

Through February 2, 2020
High Museum of Art, Atlanta
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For more than forty years Sally Mann has made experimental, elegiac, and hauntingly beautiful photographs that span a broad body of work, including figure studies, still lifes, and landscapes. This show, with more than a hundred photographs, many of which have never been exhibited, explores how her relationship with the American South has shaped her work. This exhibition originated at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.

Sally Mann, On the Maury, 1992 © Sally Mann

Albert Oehlen, Sohn von Hundescheisse, 1999 © Albert Oehlen. Photo: Archive Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin|Paris

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Albert Oehlen

Through February 2, 2020
Serpentine Gallery, London
www.serpentinegalleries.org

At the center of this exhibition is an installation that marks the beginning of Albert Oehlen’s process of interpreting the Rothko Chapel in Houston. Oehlen has made four new paintings—of the same scale and size as the four horizontal canvases by Mark Rothko found in the chapel—specifically for the exhibition. A selection of paintings by the artist from the past two decades and a newly configured soundtrack by Steamboat Switzerland are also included.

Albert Oehlen, Sohn von Hundescheisse, 1999 © Albert Oehlen. Photo: Archive Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin|Paris

Sterling Ruby, ACTS/WS ROLLIN, 2011, Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami © Sterling Ruby. Photo: Robert Wedemeyer

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Sterling Ruby

Through February 2, 2020
Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami
icamiami.org

Since his earliest works, Sterling Ruby has investigated the role of the artist as an outsider. Critiquing the structures of modernism and traditional institutions, he addresses the repressed underpinnings of contemporary culture and the coding of power and violence. This exhibition features more than one hundred works in an array of mediums spanning more than two decades of his practice. This show will travel to the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, in February.

Sterling Ruby, ACTS/WS ROLLIN, 2011, Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami © Sterling Ruby. Photo: Robert Wedemeyer

Alberto Giacometti, Boule suspendue, 1930–31, Fondation Giacometti, Paris © 2019 Succession Giacometti (Fondation Giacometti, Paris + ADAGP, Paris)

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Cruels Objets du Désir
Giacometti/Sade

Through February 9, 2020
Institut Giacometti, Paris
www.fondation-giacometti.fr

This exhibition, whose title translates to Cruel Objects of Desire, explores the influence of the Marquis de Sade’s writings on the work and texts of Alberto Giacometti. It includes many of the Surrealist works Giacometti created between 1929 and 1934, photographs of missing works, and unpublished drawings.

Alberto Giacometti, Boule suspendue, 1930–31, Fondation Giacometti, Paris © 2019 Succession Giacometti (Fondation Giacometti, Paris + ADAGP, Paris)

Nam June Paik, TV Garden, 1974–77 © Estate of Nam June Paik

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Nam June Paik

Through February 9, 2020
Tate Modern, London
www.tate.org.uk

This major exhibition brings together more than two hundred works from throughout Nam June Paik’s five-decade career—from robots made from old TV screens, to his innovative video works, and all-encompassing room-size installations. The exhibition looks at his close collaborations with Joseph Beuys, John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Charlotte Moorman, and others.

Nam June Paik, TV Garden, 1974–77 © Estate of Nam June Paik

Edmund de Waal, library of exile, 2019, installation view, Edmund de Waal: psalm, Ateneo Veneto, Venice. Artwork © Edmund de Waal

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Edmund de Waal
library of exile

Through February 16, 2020
Japanisches Palais, Dresden, Germany
japanisches-palais.skd.museum

Edmund de Waal has constructed a small library that houses two thousand books written by exiled authors from Ovid’s time to the present day. The external walls of the library are inscribed with a new text piece listing the lost and erased libraries of the world. Inside, embedded in the bookshelves, is a quartet of de Waal’s large-scale vitrines, containing porcelain vessels and page-like brackets of steel. This exhibition has traveled from the Ateneo Veneto in Venice.

To learn more watch de Waal speak about the project in a Gagosian Quarterly video.

Edmund de Waal, library of exile, 2019, installation view, Edmund de Waal: psalm, Ateneo Veneto, Venice. Artwork © Edmund de Waal

Douglas Gordon, 
Phantom, 2011 (still) © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019

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Douglas Gordon
In My Shadow

Through February 16, 2020
ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, Denmark
en.aros.dk

This solo presentation is one of the most extensive exhibitions of Douglas Gordon’s work in Europe to date and shows a wide selection of the artist’s most important works.

Douglas Gordon, 
Phantom, 2011 (still) © Studio lost but found/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019

Ed Ruscha, Hotel, 1962 © Ed Ruscha

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Edward Hopper and the American Hotel

Through February 23, 2020
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond
www.vmfa.museum

Edward Hopper and the American Hotel explores the artist’s images of hospitality settings showcasing more than sixty of the artist’s paintings, drawings, watercolors, and illustrations. Also included are thirty-five works by American artists that similarly explore the visual culture of hotels, travel, and mobility from the early twentieth century to the present, including work by Gregory Crewdson, Ed Ruscha, and Cindy Sherman.

Ed Ruscha, Hotel, 1962 © Ed Ruscha

Jackson Pollock, Mural, 1943 © 2019 The Pollock-Krasner Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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Mural
Jackson Pollock | Katharina Grosse

Through February 23, 2020
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
www.mfa.org

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

Carsten Höller, Upside-Down Goggles, 1994– © Carsten Höller. Photo: Elzbieta Bialkowska

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Carsten Höller
Behaviour

Through February 23, 2020
Kunsten Museum of Modern Art Aalborg, Denmark
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Carsten Höller’s work aims to involve its viewers both physically and mentally, often arriving at an intersection between play, science, and art. In Behaviour, visitors experience contact with artwork that enables disruption or transformation of the way they view their surroundings via light, sound, smell, mirror images, and other means.

Carsten Höller, Upside-Down Goggles, 1994– © Carsten Höller. Photo: Elzbieta Bialkowska