Gallery artists participating in the 57th Venice Biennale
Venice Biennale
Fondation Beyeler, Basel
Wolfgang Tillmans
National Gallery, Singapore
Yayoi Kusama: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow
Kunstmuseum Basel
Richard Serra: Films and Videotapes
David Zwirner, New York
Thread Benefit Exhibition

Gallery artists participating in the 57th Venice Biennale

Venice Biennale

May 13 - November 26

Gallery artists whose work is being presented during the Venice Biennale include Francis Alÿs, Karla Black, Michaël Borremans, Carol Bove, Isa Genzken, On Kawara, Chris Ofili, and Wolfgang Tillmans.

Francis Alÿs presents new works in the Iraq Pavilion. Karla Black's site-specific installation is part of the Biennale's main exhibition VIVA ARTE VIVA. Carol Bove's participation debuts new steel sculptures in the Swiss Pavilion. Readings of On Kawara's One Million Years are taking place during the first three months of the Biennale in the Oratorio di San Ludovico.

In addition, works by Michaël Borremans, Isa Genzken, and Wolfgang Tillmans feature in group exhibitions throughout the city. Chris Ofili's solo exhibition Poolside Magic at Victoria Miro follows his inclusion in the 56th Venice Biennale in 2015.

 

Fondation Beyeler, Basel

Wolfgang Tillmans

May 28 - October 1

Wolfgang Tillmans's work is the subject of a major retrospective at the Fondation Beyeler. The exhibition is the museum's first comprehensive presentation of photography, and includes more than 180 works by Tillmans spanning 1989 to 2017. The artist was closely involved with the exhibition design, which also features a new audiovisual installation.

The Daily Telegraph's review of Tillmans's critically acclaimed solo exhibition recently presented at Tate Modern in London described how the work "broadcasts his questing, restless desire to innovate and do things differently."

A selection of available works by Tillmans is currently featured in the Viewing Room.

National Gallery, Singapore

Yayoi Kusama: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow

June 9 - September 3

Life is the Heart of a Rainbow, the first major survey of Yayoi Kusama's work in Southeast Asia, spans seven decades and presents 120 works, some being shown for the first time. The exhibition at the National Gallery Singapore features paintings from the artist's most recent series, My Eternal Soul, as well as sculptures, videos, and installations, including immersive mirrored infinity rooms.

Curated by Russell Storer, Senior Curator at the National Gallery Singapore, with Adele Tanhis, the exhibition has been organized in collaboration with Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane, Australia.

Kunstmuseum Basel

Richard Serra: Films and Videotapes

May 20 - October 15

Richard Serra: Films and Videotapes presents 16 works made between 1968 and 1979. The exhibition is the first comprehensive survey of the artist's films, and screens the works in their original 16mm format.

As Ken Johnson wrote in The New York Times, Serra’s early films “insist on material conditions.” Created in the same period as his initial experiments with materials such as vulcanized rubber and lead, Serra’s films anticipate his ongoing focus on the spatial and temporal properties of sculpture. Included in this exhibition is the artist's first film, Hand Catching Lead (1968), which reflects his distinctive interest in the interplay of gravity and material.

David Zwirner, New York

Thread Benefit Exhibition

June 27 - July 21

David Zwirner presents a benefit exhibition to support Thread, a Senegal-based non-profit cultural and community center established by The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation. The show features 28 works donated by 26 gallery artists, plus photographs of Thread by Giovanni Hänninen. With this fundraiser, Thread will be able to establish an endowment so that it can operate in perpetuity in the region.

Read news about Thread in The Art Newspaper and listen to Nicholas Fox Weber on NPR.

Opening Reception: Tues, June 27, 6 - 8 PM.

5 PM press preview with Nicholas Fox Weber, Executive Director of The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation. Also present will be Nick Murphy, Director, Thread.

Press inquiries and preview RSVP, contact melanie@davidzwirner.com

Photo: Giovanni Hänninen

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Felix Gonzalez-Torres
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Llyn Foulkes
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Thread Benefit Exhibition
New York
Guy Mees
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Lucas Arruda
London
Suzan Frecon
London
Suzan Frecon
New York
Wolfgang Tillmans

Featured Work

Wolfgang Tillmans

Featured Work

Still lifes are an integral part of Wolfgang Tillmans's oeuvre. As the artist explains, "I don’t experience portraits [as] separate from still lifes. Now I look at you and I see a portrait, now I look over there and I see a landscape. If I look over here I see a still life. So it is this experience of daily life: how all art comes out of the ordinary . . . and how everything has a potential to be extraordinary.”

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