October 5, 2018–February 10, 2019
Memory Banks at the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati is a solo exhibition focusing on Mamma Andersson’s use of appropriated imagery in her dreamlike, evocative paintings. Featuring existing and new works, Memory Banks has been curated by Kevin Moore as part of the FotoFocus Biennial 2018, for which this year’s theme is Open Archive. Moore has contributed an essay to the exhibition catalogue, which is being published by Damiani Editore.
Opens October 11
First presented in the artist’s debut exhibition at the gallery in 2014, Jordan Wolfson’s (Female figure) (2014) will go on view at The Broad in Los Angeles. "I’d been thinking a lot about the viewer, and also thinking about sculpture, formally," Wolfson told the Los Angeles Times after it was announced that The Broad had acquired (Female figure); "I was mostly just interested in the physicality of what I’d seen in the animatronic field, and I was also interested in making a sculpture that had the potential to be chronological or structural in the same way a video is. My hope is that the work dips in and out of spectacle."
October 11, 2018–January 27, 2019
Opening at Tate Modern in London, Anni Albers is an extensive retrospective covering the full range of the artist’s pioneering career, from intricate small-scale works to complex wall hangings and the unique textiles she designed for mass production. Organized by Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen and Tate Modern, the show travels to London from Düsseldorf, where it was on view from June 9 to September 9, 2018. Anni Albers: Notebook 1970–1980, published by David Zwirner Books, has won the prestigious AIGA 50 Books | 50 Covers of 2017 award.
October 12–November 24, 2018
Cry of Victory and Short Walks to Freedom: Over you/you presents more than 150 placards by Oscar Murillo at the Gallery at the Kranzberg Arts Center in St. Louis. Curated by Modou Dieng and organized in partnership with For Freedoms’s 50 State Initiative, which promotes exhibitions and activities to spur participation in civic life around the midterm elections, Over you/you is a solo show that is part of the wider Cry of Victory and Short Walks to Freedom exhibition program. Murillo treats the placards as both practical and performative objects; highly decorative, each one comprises a chromogenic print—such as a family photograph or film still—combined with elements of drawing or material from the artist’s studio. Murillo will also be bringing his Frequencies project to local schools.
October 12–November 27, 2018
Thomas Ruff’s work features prominently in Photography Spotlight at the V&A, an exhibition celebrating the opening of the first phase of the museum’s new Photography Centre. In response to a special commission to inaugurate the space, Ruff has created a new body of work inspired by Linnaeus Tripe’s 1850s paper negatives of India and Burma from the V&A’s collection. "Thomas Ruff riffs on the architectural images of the Victorian soldier-photographer Linnaeus Tripe for a series of interventions titled Tripe/Ruff," Sean O'Hagan writes in The Guardian; "Ruff has digitally manipulated Tripe’s negatives and then blown up the prints so they become even more detailed. The results are fascinating in a cerebral way—especially Tripe’s painted-on clouds." The artist will be in conversation with the museum's senior curator of photography, Martin Barnes, on opening night.
October 13, 2018–January 13, 2019
October 13, 2018–March 25, 2019
Visitors to the Carnegie Museum of Art’s 57th Carnegie International in Pittsburgh will have the opportunity to see Kerry James Marshall’s epic comic Rythm Mastr. The series, which Marshall developed in response to the lack of black characters in comics, was first introduced during the 1999/2000 Carnegie International as installments in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s magazine and an installation in the museum’s Treasure Room. The work is the subject of an extensive feature in Culture Type and an interview with the artist in Artforum."It’s one thing to create a set of muscle-bound characters wearing capes—it’s another thing to put them in context where they matter. A lot of black superheroes just ended up fighting petty crime. So the underlying concern of my story was the legendary struggle for the souls of black folks, to borrow a phrase from W.E.B. Du Bois," Marshall said.
October 13, 2018–April 15, 2019
Harold Ancart is among the artists whose work features in Painting the Night (Peindre la nuit), an exhibition exploring nighttime as a rich source of inspiration for modern and contemporary painting. Curated by Jean-Marie Gallais, head of exhibitions at the Centre Pompidou-Metz, the exhibition focuses on the perception of night rather than its iconography in artworks created since the nineteenth century. Ancart contributes a site-specific installation for the exhibition.
Opens October 14
Works by Dan Flavin and Fred Sandback will be on view at Mana Contemporary in New Jersey. Dan Flavin: cornered fluorescent light presents large-scale installations, or "situations" as the artist preferred to call them, of light and color, while Fred Sandback: Sculpture features works dating from 1967–1982.
October 14, 2018–March 11, 2019
Inspired by an essay written in 1962 by American painter and film critic Manny Farber, One Day at a Time: Manny Farber and Termite Art at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles has been conceived as a cross between a monographic exhibition and a group show. Curated by Helen Molesworth, the works in the exhibition share an interest in the problems and pleasures of everyday life. Wolfgang Tillmans is among the artists whose work is featured in the show.
Ruth Asawa’s work is included in Suspension: A History of Abstract Hanging Sculpture 1918–2018, an exhibition timed to coincide with FIAC at Palais d’Iéna in Paris. The artist is best known for her extensive body of hanging wire sculptures, begun in the late 1940s, that challenge conventional notions of sculpture through their emphasis on lightness and transparency.
October 17, 2018–February 2, 2019
Curated by Luc Tuymans, Sanguine: Luc Tuymans on Baroque travels to Fondazione Prada in Milan following its debut presentation at the Museum of Contemporary Art (M HKA) in Antwerp, where an earlier edition was titled Sanguine/Bloedrood. Works by Tuymans, Michaël Borremans, Sigmar Polke, and On Kawara are included in this group show, which places significant Baroque pieces by artists such as Francisco de Zurbarán, Caravaggio, and Anthony van Dyck in dialogue with contemporary works. "Perhaps . . . the real point of Mr. Tuymans’s peculiar exhibition, beyond the formal echoes of light and shadow across centuries," Jason Farago writes in a New York Times review of the show, "[is] that the extremity of Antwerp’s old style serves all too naturally for art that aims to depict our present age. For [Edward] Kienholz and for so many other artists here, the Baroque had become a kind of realism."
October 19, 2018–February 17, 2019
Following its critically acclaimed debut at the Serpentine Galleries in London, Tomma Abts’s largest solo exhibition to date travels to the Art Institute of Chicago. Surveying more than a decade of paintings and a small selection of bronze casts, the show has been curated by James Rondeau and Lekha Hileman Waitoller in Chicago, with Lizzie Carey-Thomas at the Serpentine. The artist has collaborated on the design of a major new monograph accompanying the exhibition, with essays by Rondeau, who is president and director of the Art Institute of Chicago, art historian Kate Nesin, and Juliane Rebentisch, a Berlin-based professor of philosophy and aesthetics.
As part of a series of upcoming events anticipating the release of What it Means to Write About Art: Interviews with art critics, Jarrett Earnest’s comprehensive portrait of art criticism as told by the leading voices of our time, Earnest will be in conversation with Rosalind Krauss and Molly Nesbit at David Zwirner’s West 19th Street gallery on Wednesday, October 24, at 7 PM. For further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 24–December 23, 2018
CC Strombeek in Belgium presents Raoul De Keyser in Print: Silkscreens, Lithographs, Linocuts, and Etchings, showcasing a lesser-known but integral part of the artist's ourvre.
October 26, 2018–February 17, 2019
October 29, 2018
A Radical Vision: Roy DeCarava’s The Sweet Flypaper of Life
Panel discussion: 6:30 PM (doors: 6:00 PM, register here)
The Great Hall at The Cooper Union, 7 East 7th Street, New York
Join us for an evening of discussion and analysis of the place of Roy DeCarava’s oeuvre in American art with a special focus on the much-anticipated republication of The Sweet Flypaper of Life by First Print Press in fall 2018. The panel discussion will provide an opportunity to explore the contributions of DeCarava’s work in Sweet Flypaper within the larger context of American art.
Leading up to the centennial anniversary in 2019 of the artist’s birth, the panel will be moderated by Thelma Golden, director and chief curator of The Studio Museum in Harlem, and will feature noted critics, scholars, and colleagues well versed in DeCarava’s work, including younger artists inspired by its visionary creative reach. Panelists include writer and critic A.D. Coleman; independent filmmaker Radiclani Clytus; John Stauffer, Kates Professor of English and African & African American Studies at Harvard; and photographer Hope Wurmfeld.
Photo by Kyle Knodell
Cover Image: Kerry James Marshall, Rythm Mastr Daily Strip, 2017 (detail)