| Anthony Caro
Anthony Caro - solo exhibition
Even though modern and contemporary sculpture follows in the footsteps of the previous centuries, there is one significant difference: it has become autonomous and no longer fulfils a specific function. Modern-day artists express themselves in all freedom. Anthony Caro, much acclaimed for his innovative approach of removing the sculpture from its plinth and encouraging direct interaction between viewers and the work, exemplifies this trend magnificently. He saw sculpture as a form of art that opens up onto space.
Visitors will have an opportunity to lose the world in the paths of the park’s Labyrinth, to peacefully meditate in the Jardin du Cœur, both designed by René Pechère, and to explore the marvellously picturesque garden or stroll through the recently restored rose gardens Jules Buyssens originally created.
Galerie Templon will be presenting ‘Table Pieces and Late Sculptures’, an original collection of indoor sculptures by Sir Anthony Caro in Brussels from June 1 to July 22, echoing the exhibition of his works in the gardens of the Musée Van Buuren.
GARDENS OF THE MUSEUM, MUSEE VAN BUUREN, BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
From 5/10/2017 to 10/8/2017
| Ivan Navarro
GRAND PARIS EXPRESS
In collaboration with DOMINIQUE PERRAULT
As part of its artistic and cultural brief, GRAND PARIS EXPRESS has announced that Iván Navarro will be one of its guest artists, working with architect Dominique Perrault (DPA) on the future Villejuif-Institut Gustave Roussy station.
Grand Paris Express is Europe’s largest urban infrastructure project, with 200-km of new automated metro lines and 68 new stations to build by 2030, designed by influential modern architects. As part of this unprecedented urban transformation project, and to promote the emergence of a unified city-wide identity, Société du Grand Paris (SGP) has launched a major arts programme under the direction of José-Manuel Gonçalvès.
Each new station will be the setting for a lasting artistic intervention, fruit of the convergence between two creative worlds, architect and artist working in tandem. The programme will lead to the creation of a vast body of multi-disciplinary art, with an impact simultaneously local and city-wide.
Iván Navarro and Dominique Perrault are one of the first architect-artist pairs to be announced. They will work together on the Villejuif Institut-Gustave Roussy station, collaborating on a project focused on sensations of depth and the interplay of light.
FUTUR TRAIN STATION "GARE DE VILLEJUIF"
| Ivan Navarro
Pierre et Gilles
Miroir miroir - group show
MUDAC, LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND
From 5/31/2017 to 10/01/2017
| Daniel Dezeuze
« The Surface of the East Coast. From Nice to New York »
Curator : Marie Maertens
A bilingual catalogue will be published by Editions cercle d’art on the occasion of the show.
LE 109, NICE, FRANCE
From 6/23/2017 to 10/15/2017
| Jean-Michel Alberola
GALERIE - LIBRAIRIE FILAF
From 6/19/17 to 7/26/2017
| Valerio Adami
Georges Pompidou, Une aventure du regard et de l’art - group show
DOMAINE NATIONAL DE CHAMBORD, FRANCE
From 6/18/2017 to 11/19/2017
| Philippe Cognée
La matière remuée - solo show
ESPACE PAUL REBEYROLLE, EYMOUTIERS, FRANCE
From 5/28/2017 to 11/26/2017
| Pierre et Gilles
Clair-obscur - solo show
From 27 May to 20 August 2017, the Andre Malraux Museum of Modern Art (MuMa) in Le Havre, where Gilles was born, will be giving carte blanche to Pierre & Gilles for the second stage of a major retrospective held in collaboration with the Museum of Ixelles in Brussels (which will be hosting a Pierre & Gilles exhibition from 16 February to 14 May 2017). MuMa's exhibition will consist of over 80 works belonging to large museums and prestigious private collections, produced between the late 1970s and the present. Many of the images have acquired iconic status. Grouped by theme, they make up a sumptuous visual corpus.
Pierre & Gilles have also dreamed up an installation especially for the setting of MuMa. It will be based on the beach huts that are a typical feature of Le Havre and will be displayed in the main concourse of the museum. On the ground floor, they will create a new display by delving into the treasure-trove of the museum's collections. And to highlight the couple's Le Havre back-story, a "cabinet of curiosities" will present a set of unusual personal objects, juvenile drawings and art works and paintings by local artists, arranged in Pierre & Gilles' inimitable style.
Exhibition curated by Sophie Duplaix, Chief Curator of Contemporary Collections at the Centre Georges Pompidou–Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris, France
MUSEE ANDRE MALRAUX, LE HAVRE, FRANCE
From 5/27/2017 to 08/20/2017
| Chiharu Shiota
Accumulation of Power - solo show
“In spring 2017, as Le Havre marks its 500th anniversary, visual artists, designers, graphic artists, stage directors, novelists, will follow in the wake of Niemeyer and Monet to reinterpret this surprising city.
Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota has been invited to invest architect Auguste Perret’s famous St Joseph Church. A whirlpool of red threads densely woven, irradiate the church concrete nave . An "Accumulation of power » which, as a black hole, grasps the spiritual powers concentrated in the buildings.
“A church is a place also for spiritual energy even for people who are not religious. In my mind, every person in life has his/her own place of power. The red whirlpool construction embodies an accumulation of spiritual power.
In this construction, all ideas, thoughts and prayers of people having been in the church are accumulated, like in a storm » the artist explains.
Artistic director of A Summer in Le Havre : Jean Blaise.
EGLISE SAINT JOSEPH, LE HAVRE, FRANCE
From 5/27/2017 to 10/08/2017
| Gregory Crewdson
The Becket Pictures - solo show
The FRAC Auvergne devotes an exhibition to the American photographer Gregory Crewdson, 20 May – 17 September 2017.
It is the first exhibition of this major artist, internationally acclaimed, in a French institution. It is accompanied by the publication of the book 'The Becket Pictures'.
This exhibition will gather the Fireflies (1996) and Cathedral of the Pines (2013-2014) series, both made in the town of Becket, Massachusetts, where the artist spent a part of his childhood.
It will also show a collection of works from the series Beneath the Roses (2003-2008).
FRAC AUVERGNE, CLERMONT-FERRAND, FRANCE
From 05/20/2017 to 9/17/2017
| Jan Fabre
Glass and Bone Sculptures 1977-2017 - Collateral event
Based on the fundamental notion of metamorphosis, this exhibition traces the work of Jan Fabre since its beginning via a spiritual, philosophical and political reflection on the question of life and death. Fascinated by alchemy and memory of materials, Jan Fabre has been using glass and bone since 1977, both in reference to the Flemish masters and the Venice glass tradition.
ABBAZIA DI SAN GREGORIO, VENICE BIENNALE, VENICE, ITALY
From 5/13/2017 to 11/26/2017
| Jonathan Meese
Parsifal's Traum: Chefsache »K.U.N.S.T.« - solo show
In cooperation with Wiener Festwochen
»MONDPARSIFAL ALPHA 1-8 (ERZMUTTERZ DER ABWEHRZ)« is the title that Jonathan Meese gave to his outer-space production of an opera by Bernhard Lang, which will premiere at the 2017 Wiener Festwochen festival. As the title suggests, this is a reinterpretation of the subject matter of Richard Wagner’s last opera »Parsifal« (1882).
In the Picture Gallery, he now lands a new group of works, flying in like a spaceship. Four places south of the Alps that were home to schools of painters become associative theatrical venues, in which Meese, like in »MONDPARSIFAL,« explores the significance of art for the future, interrogating the Old Masters. At the same time, he responds to them with his own pictures and a Janusface, »CHEF DER KUNST« (the boss of art).
KUNSTHISTORISCHES MUSEUM & WIENER FESTWOCHE, VIENNA, AUSTRIA
From 5/12/2017 to 7/18/2017
| Gérard Garouste
Les Garouste, Complot de famille - solo show
This is a very singular exhibition which will be presented this summer at the Hauterives Palace / Drôme. Singular in two ways. For the first time, Gérard Garouste – emblematic figure of French painting – and his wife, Elizabeth Garouste – designer – exhibit together. For the first time, this is their shared passion for « art brut » (outsider art) that get them together, right here where Facteur Cheval erected his famous Ideal Palace, considered as the international reference of « art brut ».
Quite naturally, the extravagant creations of David Rochline – Elizabeth’s brother, deceased in 2015, found their place in this exciting family venture, like the ones of children from La Source association, henceforth at the heart of their artistic and civic concerns.
CHATEAU DE HAUTERIVES, DROME, FRANCE
From 5/06/2017 to 9/31/2017
| Jitish Kallat
A World in the City. Zoological and Botanic Gardens - group show
Curator Kaiwan Mehta has invited JitishKallat,SoniaMehraChawla, SahejRahal, ShelaghKeeley and author RuthPadel to address this 'world in the city'. They explore the stories and the practices of entertainment and knowledge production, and of artistic documentation and reproduction in the context of zoological and botanical gardens.
IFA GALLERY, STUTTGART, GERMANY
From 5/05/2017 to 7/02/2017
| Valerio Adami
Mondialité - group show
Mondialité focuses on Edouard Glissant and his inspiring call for a global dialogue that does not erase local cultures. In our current moment, there is much to remind of the international debates swirling around cosmopolitanism at the beginning of the 20th century.
Curator : Hans Ulrich Obrist, Asad Raza
Artistes : Adonis, Valerio Adami, Etel Adnan, Sophia Al-Maria, Kader Attia, Miquel Barcelo, Alighiero Boetti, Daniel Boyd, Edith Dekyndt, Manthia Diawara, Simone Fattal, Geneviève Gallego,Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Koo Jeong A, Wifredo Lam, Ranjana Leyendecker, Roberto Matta, Steve McQueen, Otolith Group, Walter Price, Raqs Media Collective, Adrián Villar Rojas et Antonio Segui, Sylvie Sema.
FONDATION BOGHOSSIAN-VILLA EMPAIN, BRUXELLES, FRANCE
from 4/19/2017 to 8/27/2017
| Prune Nourry
Holy, Carte blanche à Prune Nourry - solo show
For its fourth Carte Blanche assigned to a contemporary artist, the MNAAG chose to go beyond the close environment of the Rotunda (4th floor) and show the visual artist Prune Nourry’s sculptures in a poetic dialogue with the collections. Fifteen historic pieces of the museum’s permanent collection share in it. Presented in a tour outlined in the folder, Prune Nourry’s worksoffer visual analogies and semantic correspondences, invitingthe visitor to participate throughout the museum in anauthentic reflection on the future of mankind. Arisen from atriptych of experiences in Asia, her creations – performances, sculptures, installations – illustrate ten years of the artist’s work. The tour culminates under the gaze of a monumentalcreation, a fragmented Buddha, in ruins, that takes over every floor of the museum.
MUSEE GUIMET, PARIS, FRANCE
| David LaChapelle
Lost + Found - solo show
Casa dei Tre Oci, a splendid example of early 20th-century Venetian architecture, welcomes a major retrospective of David LaChapelle, gathering around 100 works by the American photographer, including the never seen before new series New World.
CASA DEI TRE OCI, VENICE, ITALY
From 4/12/2017 to 9/10/2017
| Pierre et Gilles
Le baiser dans l’art de Rodin à Wang Du – group show
Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Rodin’s death, the Musée des Beaux-Arts of Calais pays tribute to the great master of French sculpture with an exhibition focusing on the most famous theme of his work: The Kiss! Through the eyes of international artists – including Rodin, Brancusi, Picasso, Le Corbusier, Jacques Monory, Ange Leccia, Douglas Gordon, Orlan, Pierre et Gilles… and a diversity of media and artistic disciplines (painting, sculpture, installation, cartoon, street art, cinema, photography, video), the exhibition aims to show the evolution of this theme in art, since the creation of The Kiss by Rodin in 1887.
The artworks question the image the image and expression of a new reality. The featured artists all approach The Kiss primarily as a language. Between myth and reality, between codes and protocols of yesterday, today and tomorrow, they (re)think the relation to the Other.
MUSEE DES BEAUX-ARTS, CALAIS, FRANCE
From 4/08/2017 to 9/17/2017
| Oda Jaune
'Peindre, dit-elle’ - group show
With Oda Jaune, Giulia Andreani Farah Atassi, Amélie Bertrand Anne Brégeaut, Marion Charlet Coraline de Chiara, Nina Childress Béatrice Cussol, Hélène Delprat Vanessa Fanuele, Vidya Gastaldon, Maude Maris Elodie Lesourd, Iris Levasseur Eva Nielsen, Laure Prouvost ClaireTabouret, Delphine Trouche.
MUSEE DES BEAUX-ARTS, DOLE, FRANCE
From 3/10/2017 to 5/28/2017
| Philippe Cognée
Pierre et Gilles
Daniel Templon - Portrait of a Gallery
On the 9th of March 2017, the Cultural Institute Bernard Magrez, leading centre for arts and culture in Bordeaux, pays tribute to Daniel Templon through an important exhibition organised at the Château Labottière.
With over 600 exhibitions and 250 artists, the world-renowned French galerist, always knew to pay particular attention to the artistic avant-garde.
The exhibition, portrays Daniel Templon, pioneer and major figure of the art world, featuring five major artists of his gallery, offering different artistic styles: Philippe Cognée, Jan Fabre, Pierre et Gilles, Yue Minjun and Chiharu Shiota.
INSTITUT CULTUREL BERNARD MAGREZ, BORDEAUX, FRANCE
From 3/09/2017 to 6/25/2017
| Gérard Garouste
Golem! - group show
With 136 works from 28 institutions and private lender, this exhibiton at the MAHJ explores the rich future of the Golem's figure in the visual arts, through a journey mixing painting, drawing, photography, theatre, cinema, literature, comic and video games. From the presentation of a remarkable Sefer Yetsirah ("Book of Creation") printed in Mantua in 1612 to the movie clip from Terminator 2, through works of Boris Aronson, Christian Boltanski, Gérard Garouste, Antony Gormley, Philip Guston, Amos Gitaï, R.B. Kitaj or Anselm Kiefer, the exhibition reveals how this medieval Jewish legend still effects today in a globalized imaginary world.
MUSEE D’ART ET D’HISTOIRE DU JUDAISME, PARIS, FRANCE
From 3/8/2017 to 7/16/2017
Anthony Caro & Sheila Girling
CIAC (Interpretation Center Art and Culture) Bourbourg closely with Barford Sculptures Ltd. of London, offers a principle route to discover the works of British sculptor Sir Anthony Caro and the English painter Sheila Girling, also the wife of the artist in various places in the North of France.
CIAC, BOURBOURG, FRANCE
From 3/8/2017 to 8/27/2017
| Pierre et Gilles
Pierre et Gilles '40 years' - publication
Already 40 years: It was in 1976 when the photographer Pierre Commoy met Gilles Blanchard, a painter from Beaux-Art in Paris, and when they start their four-handed oeuvre on the boarders between painting and photography. Under the name of Pierre and Gilles, art cannot be dissociated from personal issues or intimacy. In order to celebrate this anniversary, the artistes chose to publish a book presenting year by year like in an album.
Published in October by Flammarion, the book offers 350 illustrations, including never published photographs and a sophisticated text by Éric Troncy. It’s all in one : An anniversary, a tribute, a discovery.
Pierre et Gilles - 40 years, artist monograph published by Flammarion,
Available in bookstores on October 18, 2016
Daniel Templon, une histoire d'art contemporain
Placing Daniel Templon’s activity in its artistic, economic and political context, Julie Verlaine’s detailed account follows the career of a man whose position has made him a privileged witness to the making of art and the remaking of the art world. The accompanying interviews with Daniel Templon himself are rich in personal recollections of some of the leading artists of our time (such as Donald Judd, Carl Andre, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Frank Stella, Ellsworth Kelly, Helmut Newton, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Ben, Daniel Buren, César, Gérard Garouste, and Jean-Michel Alberola). They also offer some frank and vivid insights into the workings of the French art scene.
The English version of the book Daniel Templon, a History of Contemporary Art is to be released mid-June.
480 pages / more than 200 images.
Available in bookstores on May 25