Concurrrently with her retrospective at the MAXXI in Rome, Maria Lai's work will be displayed in a solo show at the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Paris in collaboration with the Fondazione Stazione dell'Arte, the Archive of Maria Lai, the Fondazione di Sardegna, and the patronage of the Municipality of Ulassai. The exhibition, curated by Davide Marani, focuses on how Maria Lai 'follows the rhythm' in her art to make it an experience that is both poetic and social.
Ghada Amer is included in the inaugural editional of the Rabat Biennale. Her garden installation "All Oppression Creates a State of War" is included in the main show, which features 63 artists and collectives, all of whom are female. The Biennale is curated by the Algerian art historian Abdelkader Damani. Damani organized this first edition under the theme An Instant Before the World, focusing on “artistic practices and art history from the perspective of the Global South taking the city of Rabat as its starting point”, a statement says.
Sanford Biggers is the first exhibition focused on the artist’s BAM series, begun in 2015, which memorializes and honors unarmed black victims of police gun violence in America. Through video, sculpture, and textiles, Biggers brings to light the pain these acts have perpetrated upon society, but also points to the wider human condition and a desire to transcend. Organized by the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.
This exhibition features contemporary artworks that combine the best of two disciplines highlighting the role of human hands. Homo Faber: Craft in Contemporary Sculpture sheds a new light on contemporary sculpture after 1990 by showcasing sculpture works created with crafting skills. This exhibition represents a formalistic approach that highlights the validity of the genre at the crossroads of sculpture and craft.
On the occasion of the centenary of the artist’s birth, MAXXI is devoting a major exhibition to Maria Lai (1919–2013), one of the most individual voices in Italian contemporary art.