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Work by Ugo Rondinone saying WE ARE POEMS
Ugo Rondinone
Akris Spring 2023 Fashion Show, A Century in Fashion Palais de Tokyo Special Project October 1, 2022

The strong, vivid hues shining in this collection appear as the shades of the rainbow. A color spectrum beautifully represented in Ugo Rondinone's visual cosmos, particularly his rainbow works. WE ARE POEMS embodies the artist's fascination with poetry emphasizing the subjective, the irrational, the emotional. The Swiss-born, New York-based artist believes that poetry-like art-needs no explanation, no thinking, but rather demands simply to be felt. Creative Director Albert Kriemler has selected this artwork as a symbol for the self-evident sensuality of Akris clothes and as a perfect representation for the 100 year anniversary of the fashion house.

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Ugo Rondinone
Ugo Rondinone
Petit Palais, Paris Institutional Exhibition October 18, 2022 – January 8, 2023

the water is a poem
unwritten by the air
no. the earth is a poem
unwritten by the fire

Every autumn since 2015, the Petit Palais, Paris has invited contemporary artists to exhibit alongside its permanent collection. This year, Ugo Rondinone will present an exclusive exhibition opening October 18. At the Petit Palais, Rondinone presents three groups of works including the world premiere of his video installation burn to shine. The trilogy reflects the union of the human body with natural elements.

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Shara Hughes
Shara Hughes
Time Lapsed Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne Institutional Exhibition September 17 – November 20, 2022

Kunstmuseum Luzern is dedicating a major exhibition to the American artist Shara Hughes. The exhibition Time Lapsed, curated by Fanni Fetzer, will present significant landscape paintings by Hughes. Her steep coasts, river courses, sunsets, and abundant gardens play with remembered landscapes of the kind that we all can recall.

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Tschabalala Self
Tschabalala Self
Make Room Le Consortium, Dijon Institutional Exhibition July 1, 2022 – January 22, 2023

Tschabalala Self’s first solo institutional exhibition in Europe, Make Room, will present new and recent paintings, sculptures, and works on paper. Curators Franck Gautherot and Seungduk Kim introduce the exhibition as presenting works where the relationships between the masculine and the feminine are expressed with domestic figures and poses alternating between light and shadow.

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Jean-Marie Appriou
Jean-Marie Appriou
Art Club #35 Villa Medici, Rome Special Project June 25 — September 4, 2022

Villa Medici in Rome has invited the French artist and sculptor Jean-Marie Appriou to unveil a series of new pieces that will populate the gardens of Villa Medici this summer. As part of the cycle Art Club, curated by Pier Paolo Pancotto, these recent creations take up the core figures of Appriou's practice, whose deeply dreamlike visual universe is imbued with telluric concerns.

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Neon Sculputure by Ugo Rondinone spelling Life Time
Ugo Rondinone
LIFE TIME Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt Institutional Exhibition June 24 – September 18, 2022

The Schirn is dedi­cating a large survey exhi­bi­tion to Ugo Rondi­none that will show­case key paint­ings, sculp­tures, and video works by the renowned Swiss artist. The exhi­bi­tion LIFE TIME combines funda­mental themes that have shaped the work of the concep­tual and instal­la­tion artist for the past 30 years: time and tran­sience, day and night, reality and fiction, nature and culture. 

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Wyatt Kahn
Wyatt Kahn
Life in the Abstract Public Art Fund, City Hall Park, New York Special Project June 8, 2022 – February 26, 2023

Organized by Public Art Fund, Life in the Abstract is Wyatt Kahn’s first public art exhibition, comprising seven new monumental sculptures fabricated in Cor-Ten steel. Each sculpture juxtaposes components adapted from Kahn’s abstract canvas paintings with “readymade” items like eyeglasses, clock, comb, hand, foot, and other elements from his domestic life. 

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Ugo Rondinone
Ugo Rondinone
Nature Doesn't Know About Us Sculpture Milwaukee, Wisconsin Institutional Exhibition June 2022 – October 2023

Ugo Rondinone has been appointed as the Guest Curator of Sculpture Milwaukee’s 2022 exhibition. The exhibition, entitled Nature Doesn’t Know About Us, will include “thirteen works by thirteen artists who combine skeptical clarity and at times humor-tinged desire to locate the intersection of spiritual and physical presence in our daily life,” according to Rondinone.

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Angela Bulloch
Angela Bulloch
Perpendicular Paradigm Musée d'arts de Nantes, Nantes Institutional Exhibition May 13 – August 30, 2022

The Musée d’arts de Nantes invited Angela Bulloch to design an exhibition specifically for the museum's atrium. Undeterred by the monumentality of the space, the artist integrated her work into its architecture pursuing a practice of blending light, color, video, and sound. Bulloch drew on the legacy of the conceptual art of the 1960s, while also incorporating digital technologies to produce work that appeals to the senses. 

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Ugo Rondinone
Ugo Rondinone
burn shine fly Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista, Venice Special Project April 20 – September 24, 2022

On the occasion of the 59th La Biennale di Venezia, the Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista hosts a major solo exhibition of work by the Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone, entitled burn shine fly. Curated by Javier Molins, burn shine fly presents both iconic works by Rondinone as well as a new body of work created specifically for this exhibition.

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Adam Pendleton
Adam Pendleton
Whitney Biennial: Quiet as It's Kept Whitney Museum of American Art, New York Biennial April 6 – September 5, 2022

Adam Pendleton will participate in the Whitney Biennial 2022: Quiet as It's Kept. Established in 1932 to chart developments in art of the United States, the Whitney Biennial is the longest-running exhibition of its kind. A constellation of the most relevant art and ideas of our time, the 2022 exhibition will be the Biennial’s eightieth edition.

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Painting by Adam Pendleton
Adam Pendleton
These Things We’ve Done Together Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal Institutional Exhibition March 17 – July 10, 2022

New York-based artist Adam Pendleton’s first solo exhibition in Canada, These Things We’ve Done Together, presents new monumental paintings from his series Untitled (WE ARE NOT) as well as drawings from his defining series Black Dada produced this year. The exhibition also includes a video portrayal of the avant-garde dancer, choreographer, and filmmaker Yvonne Rainer.

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Jean-Frédéric Schnyder
Jean-Frédéric Schnyder
Kunsthalle Bern, Bern Institutional Exhibition February 26 – May 15, 2022

Bern celebrates the important Swiss artist Jean-Frédéric Schnyder with a hanging of the holdings in the collection of the Kunstmuseum Bern and a solo exhibition at the Kunsthalle Bern. At Kunsthalle Bern, new, rarely, or never-before-seen works from 1970 to the present are brought together, including those that were not necessarily planned as works of art, but resulted from daily activities.

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Jean-Frédéric Schnyder
Jean-Frédéric Schnyder
Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern Institutional Exhibition February 4 – May 29, 2022

Bern celebrates the important Swiss artist Jean-Frédéric Schnyder with a hanging of the holdings in the collection of the Kunstmuseum Bern and a solo exhibition at the Kunsthalle Bern. For the exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Bern, the artist himself has made a selection of 68 earlier paintings and sculptures and arranged them in an overall installation.

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Installation view of Ugo Rondinone sculpture and installation exhibition
Ugo Rondinone
nude in the landscape Belvedere 21, Vienna Institutional Exhibition December 12, 2021 – May 1, 2022

nude in the landscape at the Belvedere 21 is Ugo Rondinone’s first solo show in an Austrian museum. In the sunlit glass pavilion of the Belvedere 21, the artist brings together new groups of works from the classic genres of the nude and the landscape. 

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Installation view of Steven Shearer paintings, printed works, and installation exhibition
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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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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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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