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.
The extensive group show United by AIDS—An Exhibition about Loss, Remembrance, Activism and Art in Response to HIV/AIDS sheds light on the multifaceted and complex interrelation between art and HIV/AIDS from the 1980s to the present. It examines the blurring of the boundary between art production and HIV/AIDS activism and spotlights artists who have been leading voices in this creative discourse, which remains vital today.
This exhibition is designed to commemorate the 400-year anniversary of the first documented arrival of Africans landing at the Jamestown settlement in 1619. Curated by Kalia Brooks Nelson, Adjunct Professor with IRAAS in the African American and African Diaspora Studies Program, it will coincide with the IRAAS 1619 conference, and serve as a site to explore this history through images, documents, archival materials and contemporary art.
Paper Media: Boetti, Calzolari, Kounellis is the first exhibition in the United States focusing on works on paper by artists related to the Arte Povera movement. Convening the work of three masters: Alighiero Boetti, Pier Paolo Calzolari, and Jannis Kounellis, selected from the Olnick Spanu Collection, the exhibition will consider the significance of drawing and print within each artist’s practice, as well as in Italian art and culture in the 1960s and 1970s more broadly.
A flower’s life cycle of budding, blooming and pollinating, as well as its process of decay, strongly echoes the human condition. The exhibition Figuring the Floral features artists who apply this symbolism to their work—touching on race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, aging and other facets of identity. Reflecting on the site-specificity of these works exhibited amid the flourishing gardens of Wave Hill, Curator of Visual Arts Eileen Jeng Lynch notes how the exhibition is enhanced by the visible and tangible connections with flora on the grounds.
‘Second Hand’ brings together works from the Art Jameel Collection that explore materiality in contemporary art practice. Focusing on different modes of expression through sculpture, installation, assemblage, drawing, photography, painting and performance, the artworks challenge the way we perceive material and our understanding of what the material represents.
Sanford Biggers uses a wide range of media—including painting, sculpture, video, film, multicomponent installations, and performance—to encourage meaningful dialogue around narratives in American history. Works at the Chazen exhibition include sculpture from the BAM series, video installation, and textile collage featuring antique quilts.
Less Is a Bore: Maximalist Art & Design brings together works in painting, sculpture, ceramic, dance, furniture design, and more that privilege decoration, pattern, and maximalism.
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.
Painting as a Butterfly is the first retrospective exhibition dedicated exclusively to the pictorial and drawing works by Pier Paolo Calzolari (Bologna, 1943), one of the most important contemporary artists, related to Arte Povera movement since the Sixties. Organized in close collaboration with the Fondazione Calzolari, 40 years after the artist’s last exhibition held by a public space in Naples (Villa Pignatelli, 1977), the retrospective, curated by Achille Bonito Oliva and Andrea Viliani, includes over 70 paintings, drawings and multi-material works realized from the mid-Sixties up to now, documenting all the main cycles and phases of his artistic research.
Hans Op de Beeck has been included in the sixth edition of GLASSTRESS, an exhibition that celebrates and revives the traditional craft of Murano glassblowing. Hans Op de Beeck will be exhibiting The Frozen Vanitas alongside glass works by artists including Ai Weiwei, Tony Cragg, and Laure Prouvost. GLASSTRESS is on view concurrently with the Venice Biennale.