With so many exciting upcoming museum shows, we’ve handpicked a few of our favorites from Sharjah to Germany that you might enjoy.
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
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
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
New York, USA
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
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
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
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
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