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Steven Shearer
Steven Shearer
The Polygon Gallery, North Vancouver Institutional Exhibition November 20, 2021 – February 13, 2022

This major exhibition focuses on the importance of Steven Shearer’s archive of photographic and print material, collected over the past 25 years, and showcases how this pictorial reservoir continues to act as source material for works across a variety of media, including sculpture, prints, drawings, and painting.

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Installation view of Ugo Rondinone clown sculptures exhibition
Ugo Rondinone
vocabulary of solitude Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland Institutional Exhibition November 20, 2021 – February 27, 2022

Ugo Rondinone’s performatively costumed and made-up clowns stand in as those figures who remain outside society’s mainstream. In a time in which we have spent hours contemplating solitude, Rondinone offers the opportunity to explore notions of being through his community of jesters. 

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Doug Aitken
Doug Aitken
New Era Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney Institutional Exhibition October 20, 2021 – February 6, 2022

In this Sydney-exclusive exhibition, see Doug Aitken's installations, objects, photographs, and vast immersive multi-screen environments that will envelop you within a kaleidoscope of moving imagery and sound. Aitken's works lead us into a world where time, space, and memory are fluid concepts.

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Valentin Carron
Valentin Carron
La petite Californie Museum im Bellpark, Kriens Institutional Exhibition November 20, 2021 – February 27, 2022

Valentin Carron's latest body of work examines figuration as a fundamental concern of art and translates this into a contemporary visual language. Through this supposedly worn-out motif, he explores the origins of artistic representation and uses his sculptures to relate to the first cultural expressions of man. 

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Shara Hughes
Shara Hughes
The Bridge Yuz Museum, West Bund, Shanghai Institutional Exhibition November 6, 2021 – January 9, 2022

Shara Hughes’ latest landscape paintings transcend spirituality, which was inspired by physical nature, bridging utopia and reality. The Bridge not only is an epitome of Hughes’ creative breakthrough during the pandemic but extends to her profound understanding of life and death, man and universe, ephemerality and immortality.

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Performance rehearsal photograph of four actors
Tschabalala Self
Frieze Alexandra M. Thomas Press October 22, 2021

At Performa 2021, Tschabalala Self will bring to life characters from her paintings in a performance entitled Sounding Board. Understanding this commission as an invitation to experiment with the medium of performance, Self has written and designed an intimate work of theatre.

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Full-length portrait of Amy Feldman in her studio
Amy Feldman
TheGuide.art Osman Can Yerebakan Press October 18, 2021

Amy Feldman’s paintings have been gray for over a decade, a commitment which would be bold were it not so seemingly innate. In the Brooklyn-based artist’s alluringly abstract works, shapes float amidst gray-washed cosmoses layered with coats of gesso, paint, and more paint.

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Painting by Steven Shearer, The Collector's Visit 2019 Oil on canvas; artist frame 56 x 49 cm / 22 x 19 3/8 in
Steven Shearer
Artforum Mitchell Anderson Press September 21, 2021

Much recent figurative painting has sought, admirably but with some obviousness, to invert and destroy the genre’s entrenched hierarchies. More subtle is Steven Shearer’s examination of portraiture through the lens of those who construct and consume it. 

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Adam Pendleton
Adam Pendleton
Who Is Queen? Museum of Modern Art, New York Institutional Exhibition September 18, 2021 – February 21, 2022

Who Is Queen? transforms MoMA’s Marron Family Atrium into a dynamic arena exploring Blackness, abstraction, and the avant-garde. Adam Pendleton has created a spatial collage of text, image, and sound—a total work of art for the 21st century.

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Photograph of Adam Pendleton crouching in front of one of his silkscreen artworks
Adam Pendleton
The New York Times Siddhartha Mitter Press September 10, 2021

Adam Pendleton is rethinking the museum. Who Is Queen? at MoMA is the artist’s most personal and ambitious show yet, exploring how we might live beyond labels in American society. “I want to overwhelm the museum,” he said.

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Installation view of two Growth Rings sculptures by Oscar Tuazon in a park
Oscar Tuazon
Though it’s dark, still I sing Bienal de São Paulo, São Paulo Biennial September 4 – December 5, 2021

For Oscar Tuazon, the artistic practice is a principle of life. His works are de facto inseparable from what can be called a life project, which includes living on the fringe of society, at the periphery of social codes, in pursuit of harmony with the environment that surrounds him.

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Installation view of Shara Hughes paintings exhibition
Shara Hughes
On Edge Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis Institutional Exhibition September 3, 2021 – February 13, 2022

Shara Hughes is often referred to as a landscape painter, but from the artist’s point of view, her paintings “are not really about landscapes” at all. Hughes' first major solo museum show in the US, On Edge includes more than 30 paintings, drawings, and prints.

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