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8 Museum Shows You Can't Miss This Year


8 Museum Shows You Can't Miss This Year
Mel Chin, The Funk & Wag from A to Z, 2012, excised printed pages from The Universal Standard Encyclopedia, 1953-56, by Wilfred Funk Inc., archival water-based glue, paper, brass, oak, glass, 524 collages, dimensions variable. Image courtesy of the Queens Museum. Photo by Hai Zhang.

With so many exciting upcoming museum shows, we've handpicked a few of our favourites from Sharjah to Germany that you might enjoy.

Li Binyuan, Freedom Fighting, 2014. Image courtesy of artist and MoMA PS1.

1. Zhang Huan and Li Binyuan, Land

Zhang Huan and Li Binyuan, two Chinese artists of different generations, presents a collection of performance works that address the interaction between body and land in contemporary China. Works from the exhibition highlight juxtapositions between collectivism and individualism, and the natural, the cultivated and the urbanised. The generational gap between both artists also provides an interesting observation of evolving ideas of ownership, belonging and alienation.
Now - 3 September 2018
New York, USA

Zineb Sedira, Sugar Silo 1, 2014. Image courtesy of Sharjah Art Foundation.

2. Zineb Sedira, Air Affairs and Maritime NonSense

Sharjah Art Foundation presents Air Affairs and Maritime NoNsense, a major survey exhibition which displays several of Sedira’s popular works including Mother Tongue (2002). Works presented explores her take on family, tradition, oral history, migration and the intergenerational transmission of knowledge. The show also features three new commissioned works.
16 March - 16 June 2018
Sharjah Art Foundation
Sharjah, UAE

Mel Chin, Cabinet of Craving, 2012, white oak, antique English bone ware (circa 1843), footed silver tray, steel, pigmented dye, shellac, 9 x 14 x 14 feet. Image courtesy the Queens Museum. Photo by Hai Zhang.

3. Mel Chin, All Over the Place

From the title of Mel Chin’s exhibition, All Over the Place presents a multi-location show including exhibition sites like the Queens Museum, Times Square and the Broadway-Lafayette subway station. Co-produced by the Queens Museum and No Longer Empty, visitors can anticipate Chin’s politically charged works and a reflection of nearly four decades of his artistic practice.
8 April - 12 August 2018
Queens Museum
New York, USA

Subodh Gupta, Very Hungry God, 2006, acier, inoxydable. Image courtesy of artist and Monnaie de Paris.

4. Subodh Gupta, Adda / Rendez-vous

Subodh Gupta will be exhibiting the first retrospective exhibition at Monnaie de Paris, France. Using everyday objects from India, made either in bronze, brass or nickel, his works reflect personal and communal practice. At Adda / Rendez-vous, visitors get to experience both iconic sculptures at the same time a glimpse of intimacy.
13 April - 26 August 2018
Monnaie de Paris

Haegue Yang, Mountains of Encounter, 2008. Image courteousy of Museum Ludwig.

5. Haegue Yang, ETA 1994-2018

Winner of the 2018 Wolfgang Hahn Prize, Haegue Yang will present her first-ever survey exhibition at Museum Ludwig, Cologne. The title ETA (estimated time of arrival) points to Yang’s artistic path since 1994 where she has exhibited internationally while in between two studios in Seoul and Berlin. Her diverse works of art range over 120 pieces from ac­tion-based ob­jects from the 1990s to lac­quer paint­ings, pho­to­graphs, works on pa­per, video es­says, an­thro­po­mor­ph­ic sculp­tures, per­for­ma­tive pie­ces, and large-scale in­s­tal­la­tions.
18 April - 12 August 2018
Museum Ludwig

Candice Lin, System for a Stain, 2016, wood, glass jars, cochineal, poppy seeds, metal castings, water, tea, sugar, copper still, hot plate, ceramic vessels, mortar and pestle, Thames mud, jar, microbial mud battery, vinyl floor, Dimensions variable, Image courtesy of the artist and Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles. 

6. Candice Lin, Made in L.A. 2018

Made in L.A. 2018 by Hammer Museum recognises 32 artists that exemplify the diverse and creative art landscape of Los Angeles today.  One of those celebrated is sculpture and installation artist Candice Lin. Her artistic practice explores the relationship between societal and political notions, as well as individualism. Other exhibiting artists include Daniel Joseph Martinez, Luchita Hurtado, Carmen Argote and Beatriz Cortez.
3 June - 2 September 2018
Hammer Museum
Los Angeles, USA

Xu Bing, Books from the Sky 1987-91, 1987-1991. Image courtesy of  Blanton Museum of Art.

7. Xu Bing

Xu Bing, one of China’s most recognised living artists and an important member of the Chinese avant-garde since the 1980s, will be celebrated in his home country with a mid-career solo show. The exhibition will present several of his famous works including Book from the Sky, and other major works that demonstrate his familiar conceptual and installation art.
21 July - 18 October 2018
Ullens Center for Contemporary Art

Ai Weiwei, Law of the Journey (Prototype A), 2017. Image courtesy of Tang Contemporary.

8. Ai Weiwei

This fall, Ai Weiwei takes over Los Angeles for the first time with three new exhibitions. Out of the three, the one we’re excited about is his exhibition at Marciano Art Foundation. After Olafur Eliasson, Ai will be the next artist to exhibit at the ground-floor project space of Marciano. This show will feature large-scale works, including a new installation responding to the refugee crisis and several zodiac figures.
29 September 2018
Marciano Art Foundation
Los Angeles, USA

Any views or opinions in the post are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the company or contributors.


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