June 1–September 16
Works by Luc Tuymans, Michaël Borremans, Sigmar Polke, and On Kawara are included in the group exhibition Sanguine/Bloedrood, curated by Tuymans, at The Museum of Contemporary Art (MUHKA) in Antwerp, Belgium. The show places significant Baroque pieces by artists such as Francisco de Zurbarán, Caravaggio, and Anthony van Dyck in dialogue with contemporary works. A key feature of the exhibition is the major civil rights work Five Car Stud (1969–72) by Edward Kienholz, which will be installed in a temporary structure on the Gedempte Zuiderdokken, adjacent to the museum.
Following the Antwerp edition, a second version of Sanguine/Bloedrood will be presented at Fondazione Prada in Milan from October 2018–February 2019.
June 2–November 3
Drawing exclusively on its collection, with more than thirty works created over three decades, Rennie Museum in Vancouver presents Kerry James Marshall: Collected Works. The exhibition includes seminal paintings such as Invisible Man (1986) and Garden Party (2004–2013), as well as sculptures marking significant developments in the artist’s practice. This will be the first solo exhibition of Marshall’s work at the museum.
June 5–September 23
Related events: Exhibition Tour with Antonio Sergio Bessa and Jessamyn Fiore on Tuesday, June 5, 6–7 PM; round table discussion with artist Lara Almarcegui, curator Corinne Diserens, Jessamyn Fiore, and curator Jean-Hubert Martin, led by Antonio Sergio Bessa in the Jeu de Paume auditorium on Tuesday, June 5, 7:30–9 PM (ticketed event).
Gordon Matta-Clark: Anarchitect travels to Jeu de Paume following its critically acclaimed debut at The Bronx Museum of the Arts in New York. The exhibition explores how the artist's practice introduced radical ways of subverting urban architecture, beginning with the series of "cuts" he produced in the Bronx in the early 1970s. Organized by Antonio Sergio Bessa, director of curatorial and education programs at The Bronx Museum of the Arts with Jessamyn Fiore, co-director of the Matta-Clark Estate, the exhibition includes more than 100 artworks as well as film projections and rarely seen materials from the artist's archive.
June 7–September 9
Tomma Abts’s first solo show at a British institution will be held this summer at the Serpentine Sackler Galleries in London. Marking her largest exhibition to date, this presentation surveys more than a decade of casts and shaped canvases. Tomma Abts has been co-organized with the Art Institute of Chicago, where the exhibition will travel in October 2018.
June 8–July 8
The multi-part installation The Silence of Ani (2015) by Francis Alÿs is included in Groundwork, an annual program organized by CAST (the Cornubian Arts & Science Trust), in Cornwall, England. Taking place across West Cornwall and curated this year by Teresa Gleadowe, Groundwork presents new commissions and acclaimed works with an emphasis on sound, moving image, and performance.
First shown in the 14th Istanbul Biennale and now part of the Centre Pompidou collection, The Silence of Ani relates to a project Francis Alÿs undertook along the Armenian-Turkish border in 2015. The installation is composed of a monochrome video with a diptych, a painting, a drawing, and an archive consisting of seventy birdcalls, as well as ephemera including notes, studies, and photos. "Once upon a time Ani was one of the most important cities of the Middle Ages," Alÿs explains, "People called it ‘The City of the 1001 Churches’ and it competed in size and beauty with Constantinople and Jerusalem. But at the turn of the first millennium nomads coming from Central Asia invaded Ani. Sieges, sackings and more invasions followed . . . People started abandoning the city, until all life left and silence fell upon Ani. This all happened many years ago, what are we to do now? Is there something other than silence?"
June 8–September 30
Marlene Dumas’s Purple Pose (1999) and Untitled (Couple E) (2002) by Chris Ofili are included in Rise Up! Social Justice in Art from the Collection of J. Michael Bewley at San Jose Museum of Art in California. Featuring fifteen artists, the exhibition draws on a 2016 donation to SJMA’s collection by J. Michael Bewley, a retired employment lawyer in San José who was committed to fighting social injustices in the workplace, as well as works from Bewley’s personal collection.
Myths & Mortals, an exhibition of new work by Marlene Dumas, is on view at the gallery’s 537 West 20th Street location through June 30, 2018. Dumas is the subject of a recent profile in The New York Times.
June 9–September 9
Oscar Murillo’s work is part of the 10th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art. Titled We don’t need another hero and curated by Gabi Ngcobo, this edition of the biennale "is a conversation with artists and contributors who think and act beyond art as they confront the incessant anxieties perpetuated by a willful disregard for complex subjectivities."
June 9–September 15
Related Events: June 16 and 17, August 7, and September 12
History Painting: Rose Wylie travels to Newlyn Art Gallery and The Exchange following its debut presentation at Plymouth Arts Centre and The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art in southwest England. The exhibition presents works dating from 2002 to 2017 by the celebrated British artist.
On Saturday, June 16, and Sunday, June 17, 10 AM–4 PM, join Rosanna Martin and painter Ben Sanderson for a Rose Wylie Clay Workshop at Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange. On Tuesday, August 7, Newly Filmhouse will present a special screening of Tarantino’s classic film Kill Bill. The exhibition’s curator, Ben Borthwick, will give a talk at St. Ives Arts Club as part of the St. Ives September Festival on Wednesday, September 12, at 1 PM. Borthwick will discuss the production of the exhibition and his conversations with Wylie over the past decade.
June 9–September 9
Anni Albers is an extensive retrospective taking in 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. Curated by Maria Müller-Schareck and Ann Coxon, the show opens at Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen (K20) this June, and travels to Tate Modern from October 11 to January 27, 2019.
June 12–August 19
Wolfgang Tillmans’s work is included in The Great Spectacle at The Royal Academy of Arts in London. Coinciding with the Summer Exhibition of 2018—the latest in a long line of huge exhibitions staged annually by the Academy since 1769—The Great Spectacle looks back over 250 years of these shows, recreating important moments in the institution’s history. Tillmans has been a member of the Royal Academy since 2013.
June 16–October 7
Josef Albers: Interaction at Villa Hugel in Essen, Germany is a major retrospective of some 170 works tracing the artist’s career from its beginnings at the Bauhaus through important themes developed after his emigration to the United States. Alongside paintings, graphic prints, and furniture, the show will include everyday articles, glass works, photographs, and pre-Columbian sculptures. The exhibition has been curated by Dr. Heinz Liesbrock, director of the Josef Albers Museum Quadrat in Bottrop, where Albers was born in 1888. Josef Albers: Interaction celebrates the 50th anniversary of The Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Foundation.
June 19–September 17
The National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo presents the first full-scale retrospective of Gordon Matta-Clark’s work in Asia. Gordon Matta-Clark: Mutation in Space will include sculptures, photographs, videos, and drawings as well as archival materials relating to the artist’s performance works. The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue.
June 20–September 9
Francis Alÿs: Knots'n Dust travels to Ikon Gallery in Birmingham, UK from Beirut Art Center, where it was on view earlier this year. Curated by Marie Muracciole and featuring both early and recent works by the artist, the show includes a series of photographs taken in Beirut during a sandstorm in 2015, as well as videos, paintings, and an animated film exhibited for the first time. "Knots'n Dust" refers to zones of turbulence in connection with both Alÿs's work and the identity of the city of Beirut.
The work of Charles White will be discussed by his friend and student Kerry James Marshall at The Art Institute of Chicago, in conversation with curator Sarah Kelly Oehler and the artist's son Ian White. Thursday, June 21, 6:30–7:30 PM
June 22–October 14
Black Jesus Man (1994) by Marlene Dumas is included in Road to Justice at MAXXI in Rome. Presented alongside the exhibition African Métropolis on the occasion of the second Italy-Africa Conference, Road to Justice is an experimental project integrating works from the museum’s collection with others selected specifically for this show.
June 22–September 9
Curated by Caroline Bourgeois in Rennes, France, Debout!: Exposition de la Collection Pinault/Stand up!: Exhibition of The Pinault Collection includes works by Marlene Dumas and Lucas Arruda. Arruda will present works created during a recent residency hosted by the Pinault Foundation in Lille, France.
June 23–October 14
I Was Raised on the Internet at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago includes two works from Stan Douglas’s DCT series (2016–ongoing), which was first presented in the artist’s recent solo exhibition at David Zwirner. Curated by Omar Kholeif, I Was Raised on the Internet will explore how the virtual network has affected the way we see and experience the world.
Douglas is among the artists whose work is surveyed in Moving Image, part of the Documents of Contemporary Art series published by Whitechapel Gallery and MIT Press in 2016. Edited by Kholeif, the book contextualizes new developments in art as a result of advances in digital and networked technology. Douglas’s DCT works are created using a complex process in which a sequence of data points selected by the artist generates abstract JPEG images. I Was Raised on the Internet will be accompanied by a series of public programs at the museum.
June 23–October 21
Diana Thater, whose practice explores the tension between the natural environment and mediated reality, is among the artists whose work is included in Natural Wonders: Sublime Artifice in Contemporary Art at Brandywine River Museum of Art in Pennsylvania. Thater’s installation The Road to Hana Two (2014), which presents footage of "rainbow" eucalyptus trees on the Hāna Highway in Maui across a wall of video monitors, will be on view.
June 28 (UK Release Date)
July 28 (US Release Date)
Book Release: Bridget Riley: The Complete Paintings. Featuring more than 850 color illustrations across five volumes, this complete catalogue of Riley’s paintings assembles her remarkable oeuvre for the first time.
June 28–October 21
Works by Isa Genzken and Jordan Wolfson are part of Michael Jackson: On the Wall, a major traveling exhibition that begins its European tour at the National Portrait Gallery in London, where it is curated by Director Nicholas Cullinan. The show explores the influence of Michael Jackson on more than forty contemporary artists, and includes Genzken’s Wind (Michael/David) (2009), a collage work featuring repeated images of Jackson dancing as well as cutouts of Michelangelo’s David and Stefan Lochner’s Altar of the City Patrons (c.1442) triptych.
Cover Image: Anni Albers, Design for a 1926 Unexecuted Wallhanging, n.d. (detail)