Pulitzer Arts Foundation, St. Louis
Blue Black features paintings by Kerry James Marshall and Chris Ofili
Fondation Venet, France
Fred Sandback: Pedestrian Space
Mudam, Luxembourg
Hard to Picture: a Tribute to Ad Reinhardt
David Zwirner, New York
Thread Benefit Exhibition
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam
Richard Serra - Drawings 2015-2017

Pulitzer Arts Foundation, St. Louis

Blue Black features paintings by Kerry James Marshall and Chris Ofili

June 9 - October 7

Kerry James Marshall's Untitled (policeman) (2015) and Blue Bathers (2014) by Chris Ofili are included in Blue Black at Pulitzer Arts Foundation. Curated by the American artist Glenn Ligon and inspired by Ellsworth Kelly's sculpture Blue Black (2000) which is permanently installed at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation, the exhibition explores questions about language, identity, and perception through the lens of these two colors.

Ligon explains in The New York Times, "there’s Kerry James Marshall’s policeman in uniform, where blackness as a racial identity and blackness as a color are conjoined. . . That's where the show started. . . In his Blue Bathers. . . Ofili's describing this kind of equatorial light, how in Trinidad even in the darkness there's a luminosity. [That he was] able to capture that in the painting, I thought, was amazing."

Kerry James Marshall, Untitled (policeman), 2015. Courtesy The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Fondation Venet, France

Fred Sandback: Pedestrian Space

June 15 – September 15

Pedestrian Space is the first exhibition in ten years of Fred Sandback's work in France. The title refers to the "pedestrian space," as Sandback called it, of everyday life, which the artist explored in sculptures made by stretching lengths of yarn horizontally, vertically, or diagonally to outline planes and volumes in space.The exhibition features six sculptures made between 1970 and 2002, a series of prints from 1976 entitled Four Variations of Two Diagonal Lines, and a selection of drawings.

This body of work is the focus of the recent publication Fred Sandback: Vertical Constructions, which includes texts by Yve-Alain Bois, David Gray, and Lisa Le Feuvre. Published by David Zwirner Books

Mudam, Luxembourg

Hard to Picture: a Tribute to Ad Reinhardt

June 17, 2017 – January 21, 2018

 

Hard to Picture: A Tribute to Ad Reinhardt focuses on the artist's largely unexamined work as a published illustrator. Featuring over 250 political cartoons and satirical art comics from the archives of the Estate of Ad Reinhardt in New York, this is the largest ever exhibition of these works. Also being presented are Abstract Painting (1956), one of Reinhardt’s minimal "black" canvases, a slide show of color slides, and many of the artist's travel journals, pamphlets, and sketches. This is their third presentation in Europe following  Art vs. History at Malmö Konsthall in Sweden in 2015 and EMMA—Espoo Museum of Modern Art in Finland in 2016.

Included in the exhibition at Mudam are selected works by seven contemporary artists, including fellow David Zwirner artist Kerry James Marshall, which explore the ongoing impact of Reinhardt's work.

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 works donated by 26 gallery artists and estates, 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.

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Works in the exhibition are currently featured in the Viewing Room.

Photo: Giovanni Hänninen

 

 

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam

Richard Serra - Drawings 2015-2017

June 24 - September 24

Organized in collaboration with the artist, Drawings 2015-2017 is the first museum presentation of recent drawings by Richard Serra. The exhibition includes 80 drawings, among them works from the Ramble (2015), Composites (2016), and Rifts (2011–17) series, as well as sketchbooks which have never been shown before. In addition, Serra has created two new series entitled Rotterdam Horizontals and Rotterdam Verticals especially for this exhibition.

Drawings 2015-2017 continues the long-standing connection between the artist and the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. Serra's first solo exhibition at the museum was held in 1980, and marked the creation and permanent installation of the large-scale steel sculpture Waxing Arcs in the entrance area.

Exhibitions at David Zwirner

Thread Benefit Exhibition
New York
James Welling Seascape
New York
THE UPPER ROOM: Guy Mees
London
Lisa Yuskavage
London
Thread Benefit Exhibition

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Thread Benefit Exhibition

Featured Work

0472 (2017) by James Welling is part of a benefit exhibition in New York to support Thread, a Senegal-based non-profit cultural and community center established in 2015 by The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation. The exhibition features 28 works generously donated by 26 gallery artists and estates, as well as photographs by Giovanni Hänninen depicting Thread and its surroundings. With the proceeds from this fundraiser, Thread will be able to establish an endowment so that it can operate in perpetuity in the region.

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