Opening in March
March 2–August 4, 2019
Curated by Andrea Lutz and David Schmidhauser, Daumier – Pettibon at Kunst Museum Winterthur brings together the work of Raymond Pettibon and the French caricaturist, printmaker, sculptor, and painter Honoré Daumier (1808–1879), an artist renowned both in his own time and now for his incisive social and political critiques. Pettibon has long cited the importance of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century graphic artists for his drawings, which have come to occupy their own genre of potent and dynamic artistic commentary.
March 7–June 9, 2019
This month, Fosun Foundation in Shanghai presents forty-two works by Yayoi Kusama. Titled ALL ABOUT LOVE SPEAKS FOREVER, the exhibition includes installations, paintings, and sculptures by the artist.
March 7–June 10, 2019
The 14th Sharjah Biennial includes works by Stan Douglas. Titled Leaving the Echo Chamber, this year's edition is curated by Vietnam-based writer and curator Zoe Butt. Douglas will present works from his DCT series, first shown at David Zwirner in New York last year.
March 16–June 2, 2019
Marcel Dzama and Raymond Pettibon are among ten artists whose work is included in Hand Drawn Action Packed at The Hunterian, Glasgow. The exhibition travels to Scotland following presentations at St. Albans Museum + Gallery and Wolverhampton Art Gallery. “Painter, draughtsman, and filmmaker Marcel Dzama creates ink and watercolor drawings of fantastical characters enacting bizarre, surreal scenarios,” an Artsy video feature explains, adding that the artist "admits a personal aversion to technology’s rapid advance in our lives and embraces tradition, creating intimate works on paper inspired by the work of William Blake and Francisco de Goya, among others." Pettibon is well known for prolific drawings embracing both high and low culture. The two artists are longtime friends and have collaborated on a number of drawings together, some of which have been made into limited-edition zines.
March 16–September 29, 2019
Opening mid-March, The Collection (I): Highlights for a Future at S.M.A.K. in Ghent includes work by Francis Alÿs, Harold Ancart, Michaël Borremans, Marlene Dumas, Jockum Nordström, Jason Rhoades, Thomas Ruff, Luc Tuymans, James Welling, and Jordan Wolfson. In celebration of the museum’s twentieth anniversary, the exhibition presents some two hundred works from its holdings, aiming to showcase both well-known works and recent additions, as well as making connections with lesser-known pieces.
March 21–May 31, 2019
Oscar Murillo | Zhang Enli at chi K11 art museum in Shanghai brings together recent works by Murillo alongside those of Chinese artist Zhang Enli. The exhibition includes examples of the works Murillo makes while in transit, particularly on international flights, which he considers "not just a means of travel but a sacred ‘other’ space, the aeroplane seat itself becoming a unique ‘studio’ at a remove, a non-place which is both physically confined and freed from being in any real geographical location." These works were recently shown at David Zwirner in Hong Kong. Also among the works on view at Chi K11 is Murillo’s room-sized installation The Institute of Reconciliation (2014–), an ongoing project that profoundly extends the artist’s engagement with the notion of belonging across different cultures.
March 21–July 7, 2019
Titled after one of Isa Genzken’s ongoing series, World Receivers at the Zabludowicz Collection in London is a group exhibition of works from the collection curated by Tiffany Zabludowicz; the selected artworks relate to the program of residencies and exhibitions Zabludowicz organized recently in New York at Times Square Space. The show focuses on Genzken’s work alongside that of Cindy Sherman, as well as the practices of fourteen younger artists to explore personal and creative influences across generations. The program accompanying the exhibition includes a publication and performances.
March 23–September 1, 2019
Featuring works by Roy DeCarava and Alice Neel, Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power travels to The Broad in Los Angeles following its recent presentation at the Brooklyn Museum in New York. The show, which originated at London’s Tate Modern in 2017 and traveled to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Arkansas last year, focuses on black artistic practice from 1963 to 1983, and features the work of over sixty artists active during the movement. In a review of the show for Art in America, Elizabeth Fullerton concluded, "Soul of a Nation is an electric exhibition that attests to how significantly racial biases have limited the canon."
March 24–September 29, 2019
Work by Jeff Koons, Neo Rauch, Luc Tuymans, and James Welling is included in Now Is the Time at Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg in Germany. Part of the museum’s twenty-fifth anniversary celebrations, this exhibition presents the most comprehensive overview of its collection—which features some one hundred artists—to date.
March 24, 2019–January 6, 2020
As part of the cycle of monographic shows dedicated to major contemporary artists, launched in 2012 and alternating with thematic exhibitions of the Pinault Collection, Palazzo Grassi presents Luc Tuymans’s first personal exhibition in Italy. Curated by Caroline Bourgeois in collaboration with the artist, the show is entitled La Pelle (The Skin), after Curzio Malaparte’s 1943 novel, which also gave its name to one of Tuymans’s paintings. It includes over eighty works from the Pinault Collection, international museums, and private collections, and focuses on the artist’s paintings from 1986 to today.
Image: Roy DeCarava, Mississippi freedom marcher, Washington, D.C., 1963 (detail). ©️ 2018 The Estate of Roy DeCarava. All rights reserved