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Edmund de Waal, atmosphere, 2014, installation view, Turner Contemporary, Margate, England © Edmund de Waal. Photo: Mike Bruce

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Edmund de Waal in
Strange Clay: Ceramics in Contemporary Art

Through January 8, 2023
Hayward Gallery, London
www.southbankcentre.co.uk

Strange Clay is the first large-scale group exhibition in the United Kingdom to explore how contemporary artists have used clay in unexpected ways. The artworks, by twenty-three artists working across recent decades, range from small abstract works to large-scale installations, vary in finish and technique, and address topics including architecture, social justice, the body, the domestic, and the organic. Work by Edmund de Waal is included.

Edmund de Waal, atmosphere, 2014, installation view, Turner Contemporary, Margate, England © Edmund de Waal. Photo: Mike Bruce

Installation view, Jubiläumsausstellung—Special Guest Duane Hanson, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel, Switzerland, October 30, 2022–January 8, 2023. Artwork, front to back: © 2022 Estate of Duane Hanson/Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

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Jubiläumsausstellung—Special Guest Duane Hanson

Through January 8, 2023
Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel, Switzerland
www.fondationbeyeler.ch

This exhibition, whose title translates to Anniversary Exhibition—Special Guest Duane Hanson, features more than one hundred works from the foundation’s collection, from modern to contemporary art, to celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the institution. Several hyperrealist sculptures by Duane Hanson enrich the presentation, opening up surprising perspectives on the exhibited artworks, architecture, staff, and visitors. Work by Francis Bacon, Georg Baselitz, Alberto Giacometti, Anselm Kiefer, Roy Lichtenstein, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, and Rachel Whiteread is included.

Installation view, Jubiläumsausstellung—Special Guest Duane Hanson, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel, Switzerland, October 30, 2022–January 8, 2023. Artwork, front to back: © 2022 Estate of Duane Hanson/Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

Sally Mann, The Bath, 1989 © Sally Mann

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Monochrome Multitudes

Through January 8, 2023
Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago
smartmuseum.uchicago.edu

Revisiting classic modernist ideas about flatness, idealized form, and colors, this exhibition opens up the seemingly reductive format of the monochrome to reveal its global resonance and creative possibilities while working toward a more expansive narrative of twentieth and twenty-first century art. Work by Alexander Calder, Walter De Maria, Helen Frankenthaler, Theaster Gates, Frank Gehry, Sally Mann, and Richard Serra is included.

Sally Mann, The Bath, 1989 © Sally Mann

Andy Warhol, Empire, 1964 (still), Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh © The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, a museum of Carnegie Institute. All rights reserved

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New York: 1962–1964

Through January 8, 2023
Jewish Museum, New York
thejewishmuseum.org

The final project conceived and curated by Germano Celant (1940–2020), this exhibition explores a pivotal three-year period in the history of art and culture in New York City, examining how artists living and working in the city responded to their rapidly changing world. The more than 150 artworks on view were all made or seen in New York between 1962 and 1964. Work by Donald Judd, Roy Lichtenstein, and Andy Warhol is included.

Andy Warhol, Empire, 1964 (still), Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh © The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, a museum of Carnegie Institute. All rights reserved

Cy Twombly, Untitled (North African Sketchbook), 1953 (page II) © Cy Twombly Foundation

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Hors-Les-Murs Gribouillage–Scarabocchio
De Léonard de Vinci à Cy Twombly

Through January 15, 2023
Beaux-Arts de Paris
www.beauxartsparis.fr

This exhibition, whose title translates to Outside the Walls Scribbling and Doodling: From Leonardo da Vinci to Cy Twombly, includes nearly three hundred original works from the Renaissance to the present day and aims to shed light on these unconventional and often overlooked aspects of the practice of drawing. By exploring scribbling and doodling, from sketches scribbled on the backs of canvases to expansive doodles conceived as artworks in themselves, the show unveils how these experimental, transgressive, regressive, or liberating mark-making gestures, which appear to flout all laws and conventions, have punctuated the history of artistic creation. This exhibition traveled from the Villa Medici–Académie de France à Rome. Work by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Pablo Picasso, and Cy Twombly is included.

Cy Twombly, Untitled (North African Sketchbook), 1953 (page II) © Cy Twombly Foundation

Thomas Houseago, Weekend at El Cap, 2022 © Thomas Houseago

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Thomas Houseago with Nick Cave and Brad Pitt
WE

Through January 15, 2023
Sara Hildén Art Museum, Tampere, Finland
www.sarahildenintaidemuseo.fi

WE celebrates Thomas Houseago’s belief that creativity is fundamental, common to all people and flowing in all of us. The exhibition presents new paintings from the artist’s Visions series as well as sculptures in redwood and plaster, some created in response to works in the museum collection. These are shown alongside a series of ceramic figures by Nick Cave and sculptures by Brad Pitt, both of which were created during an ongoing dialogue with HouseagoBy including artworks by his creative associates, Houseago recontextualizes the concept of original creation to challenge the idea of the artist as a solitary individual and celebrate a more collectivist approach. 

Thomas Houseago, Weekend at El Cap, 2022 © Thomas Houseago

Sally Mann, Emmett, Jessie and Virginia, 1989 © Sally Mann

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Presence
The Photography Collection of Judy Glickman Lauder

Through January 15, 2023
Portland Museum of Art, Maine
www.portlandmuseum.org

Presence aims to capture the full spectrum of the human experience, from the anonymous to the celebrity and from the everyday to era-defining events such as the Great Depression, the Holocaust, and the civil rights movement. With approximately 140 photographs by seventy artists, the exhibition is drawn entirely from the collection of Judy Glickman Lauder. Work by Richard Avedon and Sally Mann is included.

Sally Mann, Emmett, Jessie and Virginia, 1989 © Sally Mann

Titus Kaphar, Jerome I–V, 2014, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York © Titus Kaphar

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Titus Kaphar
The Jerome Project

Through January 16, 2023
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston
www.gardnermuseum.org

In 2011, Titus Kaphar was coming to terms with the personal history of his estranged father, Jerome. Kaphar’s search for information led to the discovery of prison records and mug shots of ninety-seven men sharing his father’s first and last name. Painted mostly between 2014 and 2015, The Jerome Project (2014–) is not only a portrait series of incarcerated men named Jerome and their absence from the US national narrative but also a pondering of whose lived experiences we consider, whose we forget, and whose we erase.

Titus Kaphar, Jerome I–V, 2014, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York © Titus Kaphar

Titus Kaphar, My Loss, 2020 © Titus Kaphar

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Titus Kaphar in
Metal of Honor: Gold from Simone Martini to Contemporary Art

Through January 16, 2023
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston
www.gardnermuseum.org

Using a play on words, Metal of Honor explores how four artists from different times and places use gold as an artistic strategy for innovation and honor. Works by the medieval Italian artist Simone Martini are juxtaposed with those by three contemporary painters—Titus Kaphar, Stacy Lynn Waddell, and Kehinde Wiley. These artists reinterpret the style and medium of devotional imagery to explore the contemporary meaning of representation, commemoration, and adoration.

Titus Kaphar, My Loss, 2020 © Titus Kaphar

Lucian Freud, Michael Andrews and June, 1965–66 © The Lucian Freud Archive. All rights reserved 2022. Photo: Bridgeman Images

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Lucian Freud
New Perspectives

Through January 22, 2023
National Gallery, London
www.nationalgallery.org.uk

New Perspectives presents more than sixty paintings by Lucian Freud (1922–2011). Spanning a lifetime of work, it shows how Freud’s painting changed over the course of seventy years, from his early and intimate works to his well-known, large-scale canvases and monumental naked portraits. Freud’s celebrity often overshadowed the work he produced and the historical context in which he practiced. This exhibition looks beyond Freud’s fame and infamy to focus on the artist’s uncompromising commitment to painting in the twentieth century.

Lucian Freud, Michael Andrews and June, 1965–66 © The Lucian Freud Archive. All rights reserved 2022. Photo: Bridgeman Images

Y.Z. Kami, Messenger, 2021 © Y.Z. Kami. Photo: Rob McKeever

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Y.Z. Kami
De forma silenciosa/In a Silent Way

Through January 22, 2023
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Spain
musac.es

De forma silenciosa/In a Silent Way is a mid-career survey of more than thirty years of work by Y.Z. Kami. The exhibition features portraits by the artist; images of buildings, both sacred and ordinary; a sculptural installation of loose bricks inscribed with texts; and recent dreamlike abstractions. Steeped in the traditions of the antique art of Egyptian Fayum portraits and ancient Persian poetry, while influenced by the writings of French moral philosopher Emmanuel Levinas, Kami’s works look at bodies in ethereal calm, with a meditative and philosophical assessment of outward and inner being.

Y.Z. Kami, Messenger, 2021 © Y.Z. Kami. Photo: Rob McKeever

Helen Frankenthaler, Beach Scene, 1961, Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, New York © 2022 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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Ways of Freedom
Jackson Pollock to Maria Lassnig

Through January 22, 2023
Albertina Modern, Vienna
www.albertina.at

Ways of Freedom examines the creative interplay between Abstract Expressionism and Art Informel in a transatlantic exchange and dialogue from the mid-1940s to the end of the Cold War. Exploring radically impulsive approaches to form, color, and material, the exhibition includes more than ninety works by nearly fifty artists with loans from museums worldwide. This exhibition has traveled from the Museum Barberini in Potsdam, Germany under the title The Shape of Freedom: International Abstraction after 1945Work by Willem de KooningHelen Frankenthaler, and Simon Hantaï is included.

Helen Frankenthaler, Beach Scene, 1961, Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, New York © 2022 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Patti Smith in her New York City studio with Stephan Crasneanscki, 2022. Photo: Stephan Crasneanscki 

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Evidence
Soundwalk Collective & Patti Smith

Through January 23, 2023
Centre Pompidou, Paris
www.centrepompidou.fr

Evidence is a poetic, immersive journey through the physical, sound, and visual voyages of Soundwalk Collective as it enters into dialogue with the poetic trajectories of Patti Smith. Between audio, films, abstract images, objects, and creations collected throughout the collective’s travels, this exhibition guides the public through a vast exploratory installation that juxtaposes photos, texts, and original works by Smith.

Patti Smith in her New York City studio with Stephan Crasneanscki, 2022. Photo: Stephan Crasneanscki 

Katharina Grosse, Untitled, 2021 © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany 2022. Photo: Jens Ziehe

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Katharina Grosse Studio Paintings, 1988–2022
Returns, Revisions, Inventions

Through January 23, 2023
Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University, St. Louis
www.kemperartmuseum.wustl.edu

This exhibition explores Katharina Grosse’s studio-based paintings, from her earliest works in the 1990s to her most recent. The show highlights the role that thirty-seven paintings have played throughout her career in her experiments with the aesthetic potentials and physical and optical properties of color and paint.

Katharina Grosse, Untitled, 2021 © Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany 2022. Photo: Jens Ziehe

Takashi Murakami and Virgil Abloh, “TIMES: FLAMES”, 2018 ©︎ Virgil Abloh and ©︎ Takashi Murakami. Photo: Josh White

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Virgil Abloh
“Figures of Speech”

Through January 29, 2023
Brooklyn Museum, New York
www.brooklynmuseum.org

Virgil Abloh pioneered a practice that cuts across mediums and connects visual artists, musicians, graphic designers, fashion designers, and architects. This exhibition, which originated at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, offers an in-depth look at defining highlights of Abloh’s career and includes a program of cross-disciplinary offerings that mirror the artist’s range of interests. The Brooklyn Museum presentation, which includes never-before-seen objects from Abloh’s archive and a social sculpture drawing on his background in architecture, is organized by Gagosian director Antwaun Sargent.

Takashi Murakami and Virgil Abloh, “TIMES: FLAMES”, 2018 ©︎ Virgil Abloh and ©︎ Takashi Murakami. Photo: Josh White

Theaster Gates, The Double Wide, 2022, installation view, Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson © Theaster Gates. Photo: Mitro Hood, courtesy Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, and Baltimore Museum of Art

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Theaster Gates in
A Movement in Every Direction: Legacies of the Great Migration

Through January 29, 2023
Baltimore Museum of Art
artbma.org

A Movement in Every Direction: Legacies of the Great Migration explores the profound impact of the Great Migration on the social and cultural life of the United States from historical and personal perspectives. The Great Migration (1915–70) saw more than six million Black Americans leave the South for cities across the country. The exhibition features newly commissioned works in a variety of media by twelve Black artists who explore themes of perseverance, self-determination, and self-reliance in their practices. Informed by research, explorations, and conversations, they examine the impacts this historical phenomenon continues to have today. This exhibition has traveled from the Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson. Work by Theaster Gates is included.

Theaster Gates, The Double Wide, 2022, installation view, Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson © Theaster Gates. Photo: Mitro Hood, courtesy Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, and Baltimore Museum of Art

Giuseppe Penone, Sculture di linfa (Lymph Sculptures), 2005–07, installation view, 52nd Biennale di Venezia © Giuseppe Penone/2022 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris. Photo: Archivio Penone

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Giuseppe Penone

Through January 29, 2023
Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar, Netherlands
www.voorlinden.nl

Throughout his fifty-year career, Giuseppe Penone, a protagonist of Arte Povera, has explored respiration, growth, and aging—among other involuntary processes—to create an expansive body of work that includes sculpture, performance, works on paper, and photography. This retrospective exhibition features both early and recent work by Penone.

Giuseppe Penone, Sculture di linfa (Lymph Sculptures), 2005–07, installation view, 52nd Biennale di Venezia © Giuseppe Penone/2022 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris. Photo: Archivio Penone

Giuseppe Penone, Svolgere la propria pelle (To Unroll One’s Skin), 1970 (detail) © Giuseppe Penone/2022 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris. Photo: Archivio Penone

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Giuseppe Penone in
Renverser ses yeux: Autour de l’arte povera 1960–1975: photographie, film, vidéo

Through January 29, 2023
Jeu de Paume and Le Bal, Paris
jeudepaume.org

For the first time, Jeu de Paume and Le Bal in Paris present a joint thematic exhibition on the use of media—photography, film, and video—by Italian artists of the 1960s and early 1970s. This show, whose title translates to Reversing the Eye: Arte Povera and Beyond, 1960–75: Photography, Film, Video, provides an overview of the visual experiments of the Arte Povera group and other members of the Italian avant-garde. Work by Giuseppe Penone is included.

Giuseppe Penone, Svolgere la propria pelle (To Unroll One’s Skin), 1970 (detail) © Giuseppe Penone/2022 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris. Photo: Archivio Penone

Installation view, Raum Für Phantasievolle Aktionen: Neupräsentation Der Sammlung, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany, May 8, 2022–January 31, 2023. Artwork © Albert Oehlen

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Raum Für Phantasievolle Aktionen
Neupräsentation Der Sammlung

Through January 31, 2023
Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany
www.kunstmuseum-bonn.de

This exhibition, whose title translates to Space for Imaginative Actions, celebrates the museum’s thirtieth anniversary on the Museum Mile and brings together monographic and thematic works from more than forty artists. Work by Jadé Fadojutimi, Albert Oehlen, and Gerhard Richter is included.

Installation view, Raum Für Phantasievolle Aktionen: Neupräsentation Der Sammlung, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany, May 8, 2022–January 31, 2023. Artwork © Albert Oehlen

Georg Baselitz, Elke Nude (Akt Elke), 1976, Morgan Library and Museum, New York © Georg Baselitz 2022

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Georg Baselitz
Six Decades of Drawings

Through February 5, 2023
Morgan Library and Museum, New York
www.themorgan.org

This exhibition celebrates Georg Baselitz’s gift of fifty drawings to the Morgan Library and Museum in New York, as well as a donation to the Albertina Museum in Vienna. Shown together, these works present a retrospective of Baselitz’s artistic development and highlight the central role that drawing plays in his practice.

Georg Baselitz, Elke Nude (Akt Elke), 1976, Morgan Library and Museum, New York © Georg Baselitz 2022

Installation view, Helen Frankenthaler: Late Works, 1990–2003, Baker Museum, Naples, Florida, September 6, 2022–February 5, 2023. Artwork © 2022 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: RoseBudz Productions, courtesy Baker Museum, Naples, Florida

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Helen Frankenthaler
Late Works, 1990–2003

Through February 5, 2023
Baker Museum, Naples, Florida
artisnaples.org

Marking the first museum presentation exclusively dedicated to the late work of Helen Frankenthaler, this exhibition features ten paintings and twenty works on paper dating from 1990 to 2003, some measuring more than six feet in length. Through her invention of the soak-stain technique, Frankenthaler expanded the possibilities of abstract painting while referencing figuration and landscape in unique ways. In later years, her practice continued to evolve through her use of diverse media and processes, as she shifted from painting canvas on the floor to using larger sheets of paper laid out on the floor or on tabletops for easier accessibility. The continuity, in terms of content and execution between the late work (post-1990) and what came before it, is striking. Graced with memorable encounters, a vast art-historical image bank, and technical prowess, the aging artist moved in whatever direction suited her mood and imagination. This exhibition originated at the New Britain Museum of American Art in Connecticut.

Installation view, Helen Frankenthaler: Late Works, 1990–2003, Baker Museum, Naples, Florida, September 6, 2022–February 5, 2023. Artwork © 2022 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: RoseBudz Productions, courtesy Baker Museum, Naples, Florida

Theaster Gates, Black Vessel for the Traces of Our Young Lords and Their Spirits–Vessel #1, 2022 (detail) © Theaster Gates. Photo: Jim Prinz

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Theaster Gates
Young Lords and Their Traces

Through February 5, 2023
New Museum, New York
www.newmuseum.org

Theaster Gates: Young Lords and Their Traces presents a selection of the artist’s paintings, sculptures, videos, performances, and archival collections that together memorialize both heroic figures and more humble, everyday icons. Gates’s elevation of these quieter sources of knowledge, and his assertion that collecting is a form of devotion and remembrance, has made his work reverberate on both local and international levels. In this exhibition the Chicago-based artist honors the radical thinkers who have shaped his practice and his world.

Theaster Gates, Black Vessel for the Traces of Our Young Lords and Their Spirits–Vessel #1, 2022 (detail) © Theaster Gates. Photo: Jim Prinz

Tatiana Trouvé, Polder, 2001, installation view, West Bund Museum, Shanghai © Tatiana Trouvé. Photo: Liang Xiaobo

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The Voice of Things
Highlights of the Centre Pompidou Collection, Volume II

Through February 5, 2023
West Bund Museum, Shanghai
www.westbund.com

The title of this exhibition is taken from the iconic collection of prose poems published in 1942 by French poet and resistance fighter Francis Ponge (1899–1988). In it, he describes the beauty of banality and opens up a new way of looking at everyday objects and bringing them to life. Organized as part of a five-year partnership with the Centre Pompidou, Paris, this exhibition brings together emblematic artworks from the Centre Pompidou’s collection, ranging from the early twentieth-century avant-garde to contemporary works that question our globalized world. Work by Man Ray, Pablo Picasso, and Tatiana Trouvé is included.

Tatiana Trouvé, Polder, 2001, installation view, West Bund Museum, Shanghai © Tatiana Trouvé. Photo: Liang Xiaobo

Rick Lowe, Notes on the Great Migration 1, 2022 © Rick Lowe Studio

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Rick Lowe
Notes on the Great Migration

Through February 10, 2023
Neubauer Collegium, University of Chicago
neubauercollegium.uchicago.edu

The exhibition features new paintings by Rick Lowe who was a visiting fellow at the Neubauer Collegium from 2019 to 2021. Lowe’s “notes” on the Great Migration took shape in the wake of his Black Wall Street Journey, a three-part citywide project that pays tribute to the building of Black wealth, using public art to tell stories from the journeys of Black communities in Chicago and beyond. The centerpiece of this exhibition is a new mode of presenting Lowe’s two-dimensional work—in a manner that befits the artist’s critical contribution to the development of a properly American brand of “social sculpture.”

Rick Lowe, Notes on the Great Migration 1, 2022 © Rick Lowe Studio