Itinerary: Upcoming global happenings in the worlds of architecture, art, design, and fashion.
"JOHN SINGER SARGENT AND CHICAGO'S GILDED AGE" AT ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO
The legendary painter's connections to Chicago are surveyed here through 100 objects chronicling how his creative circle, patrons, and artistic achievements enriched the city's art scene. While celebrating his notable portraits and landscapes--including "La Carmencita," which was included in his first show at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1890--the exhibition traces the city's colorful cultural history and the arrival of Modernism at the turn of the 20th century. artic.edu
"A PLACE IN THE SUN"
JULY 3-AUG. 12
MICHAEL STIPE, "INFINITY MIRROR" AT THE JOURNAL GALLERY
In his latest exhibition, the artist and ex-R.E.M. frontman displays a selection of his photographs--recently compiled in his publication "Volume 1"--in an autobiographical body of work drawn from 750 contact sheets chronicling his life, friendships, and creative community from 1979 to 2013. Arrayed alongside these images is Stipe's collection of historical ephemera and personal keepsakes that further underscores the diaristic nature of his practice. thejournalinc.com
JULY 10-SEPT. 1
"LIQUIDTO AIR: PNEUMATIC OBJECTS" AT PATRICK PARRISH GALLERY
New York City
This exhibition presents the fruits of the MIT Self-Assembly Lab and Swiss designer Christophe Guberan's latest collaboration: A series of large-scale, geometric objects, produced via Rapid Liquid Printing, a 3D-printing technology developed by the lab. In this process, forms are "drawn" in gel suspension by a robot, thus reimagining manufacturing and production as an artistic activity.
JULY 12-JAN. 7, 2019
THU-VAN TRAN "A PLACE IN THE SUN" AT LA GRANDE PLACE MUSEE DU CRISTAL SAINT-LOUIS
The third cycle of Fondation d'entreprise Hermes's annual season of themed exhibitions explores the 400-year-old history, aesthetic, and techniques behind crystal-making. At this solo show, the Vietnam-born artist Thu-Van Tran unveils a new series of rubberwood and crystal sculptures, producing harmony and resistance between the two materials.
JULY 14-SEPT. 30
FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art
Subtitled "An American City," this multipart triennial employs Cleveland as a model and a platform with which to consider how urban transformation and sociopolitical forces define the contemporary experience and cultural production of a city. More than 5 5 artists feature in an extensive lineup of experimental events, projects, and site-specific installations. We list just a few highlights below, frontart.org
Revisiting Cleveland Area Arts Council's 1973 public art effort, City Canvas--which blanketed the city's downtown in vibrant murals--this project revives one of its key pieces: abstract painter Julian Stanczak's artwork, at its original site on Winton Manor. The re-created mural joins newly commissioned outdoor works by contemporary artists Kay Rosen, Sarah Morris, and Odili Donald Odita that examine the relationship between abstraction and consumer culture.
FRONT FILM PROGRAM
Held in a specially built theater inside Crane Gallery, this array of video and film touches on the social and economic realities of global cities. On the program are works by an international cast of contemporary artists including Ohio native Jennifer Reeder, Turkey's Erkan Ozgen, Paris-based Eric Baudelaire, and China's Cheng Ran.
MICHAEL RAKOWITZ, "A COLOR REMOVED"
As a response to the fatal police shooting in 2014 of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, who was holding a toy gun with its orange safety cap removed, the Chicago-based artist's project aims to rid Cleveland of all orange-colored objects. Displayed and catalogued at SPACES Gallery, these articles--toys, clothing, household items--encourage viewers to contemplate living in a society without the right to safety.
YINKA SHONIBARE, "THE AMERICAN LIBRARY"
In this new work, the Nigerian-born, Britain-based artist celebrates how a nation is enriched by immigration with an installation of open bookcases housing some 6,000 books, each wrapped in graphic African textiles and stamped in gold with the name of an immigrant who has contributed to American culture.
Patrick Munsters Founder, Salle Privee
"This summer, I'm visiting our production office in the Italian mountain town of Asolo to refine our collection, which is always work in progress. But before I get to work, I'll make a stop in Venice. First: The Biennale, for the Nordic Pavilion, designed by Sverre Fehn, which this year has huge inflatable blobs that slowly expand and contract in response to changing environmental conditions. After that, I'll visit the Olivetti Showroom by
Carlo Scarpa. With its concrete, brass, and marble all in perfect synthesis, it's so special and modern in this beautiful old city. (My weak spot is 1960s and '70s design.) I'll stay at the Aman Canal Grande and take in the merry hustle and bustle of the boats. Before I catch the train, I'll walk Rialto Bridge and sneak in the Fondazione dei Tedeschi for some great people watching in a playful atmosphere designed by OMA / Rem Koolhaas."
JULY 13-SEPT. 30
DAVID WOJNAROWICZ, "HISTORY KEEPS ME AWAKE AT NIGHT" AT WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART
New York City
The most comprehensive survey of the American artist and activist's oeuvre, this retrospective features more than 100 of Wojnarowicz's visual and literary works. Put together, his early collage experiments, studio paintings, essays, film, and photographs--including his seminal "Rimbaud in New York" series from 1978--illustrate how he fused the personal and political, while celebrating the spirit and idiosyncrasies of outsider cultures.
JULY 12-AUG. 24
TOM WESSELMANN "WESSELMANN 1963-1983" AT GAGOSIAN BEVERLY HILLS
Beverly Hills, California
Presented here are seven of the pop artist's seminal canvases, created over a span of two decades. Monumental in scale and ambition, these paintings--including "Still Life #29" (1963) and "Still Life with Blue Jar and Smoking Cigarette" (1981)--exemplify his pictorial innovations and clever recontextualization of the advertising vernacular through chromatic colors, anomalous compositions, and fetishism of everyday objects.
JULY 14-NOV. 18
"BY THE SEA" AT GEMEENTEMUSEUM DEN HAAG
From 1908 to 1915, Dutch artists Jan Toorop, Piet Mondriaan, Ferdinand Hart Nibbrig, and Jacoba van Heemskerck found themselves drawn to the picturesque coast of Zeeland in the Netherlands, a source of inspiration for many of their luminous landscapes. Shown here are 60 of the painters' works that expertly capture the region's trees, beaches, towers, and people in striking light and color.
JULY 14-NOV. 4
DONALD JUDD, "SPECIFIC FURNITURE" AT THE SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
Pooling together furniture the minimalist artist owned with pieces that he designed, this exhibition features some 30 items that typify Judds's philosophy of furniture's unambiguous use and utility. Viewers can interact with eight original Judd designs (chairs, benches, a stool), newly produced by Donald Judd Furniture with the same fabricators and materials the artist used during his lifetime.
JULY 14-JAN. 20, 2019
RANU MUKHERJEE, "A BRIGHT STAGE" AT DE YOUNG MUSEUM
As part of the fine art museum's Contemporary Projects series, the San Francisco-based artist unveils a site-specific installation that blends wall painting and printed fabric with video animation. Evoking a banyan tree grove--which, in the tree's native India, offers canopies friendly to social gatherings--the work, situated in the building's atrium, reflects on the space's qualities as a free and accessible place for public action and interaction. deyoung.famsf.org
JULY 15-JAN. 6, 2019
"SENSE OF HUMOR" AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART
This gathering of prints, drawings, and posters from the 15th century to today traces the history and persistence of humor in art. From Renaissance caricatures by European artists Jacques Callot and Francesco Melzi, to comic etchings by satirist William Hogarth, to droll cultural critiques by R. Crumb and Guerilla Girls, these works on paper illustrate how comedy has been wielded by artists to reveal truths, offer commentary, or simply make us laugh.
JULY 19-SEPT. 12
"COLOUR FIELD" AT SOUTHERN GUILD
In a nod to the Color Field painters of the 1940s and '50s, this group exhibition spotlights a host of South African designers--including ceramist Zizipho Poswa, homeware designer Xavier Clarisse, weaver Nicholas Coutts, and jewelery designer Eric Loubser--whose new work features bold and immersive use of color, light, and texture across a range of materials.
JULY 15-JAN. 13, 2019
"TOWARD A CONCRETE UTOPIA: ARCHITECTURE IN YUGOSLAVIA" ATTHE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
New York City
This survey presents more than 400 models, photographs, drawings, and film reels that chronicle how urbanization, consumerism, memorialization, and technology shaped the former Yugoslavia's postwar construction efforts. Featuring projects from International Style skyscrapers to Brutalist structures to modernist buildings such as Bosnia's White Mosque, the exhibition examines a wide range of modes and forms undertaken by its local architects, including Bogdan Bogdanovic, Juraj Neidhardt, and Milica Steric.
Founder, Studio Razavi Architecture
"For an architect, Ibiza is a very rewarding place to be. The Mediterranean island has endless combinations of simple forms (made of mostly white and local-stone masonry) that inspire and teach lessons on light and materials. Nature of course plays a central role, and the ochre-colored earth and century-old olive trees are a sustained source of beauty for an island that is mesmerizing in both summer and the off season. My first stop after landing is Bar Anita in San Carlos for cafe con leche and tapas, followed by a quick (two-hour) lunch at El Bigotes for a bullit de peix (a traditional fish dish cooked in a gargantuan wood burning stove). I'll then visit our next project site before dinner at remotely located The Finca, manned by former Noma chef Boris Buono. For nature, food, and design, it doesn't get much better than Ibiza."
Seattle Art Fair 2018
In its fourth edition, this fair continues to showcase contemporary art while celebrating the dynamic artistic community of the Pacific Northwest. Featured here are some 100 national and international galleries, alongside on-site projects such as a video series on Seattle's history by conceptual artist C. Davida Ingram, an installation of 14-foot-tall puppets by set designer Wayne White, and a machine-driven performance piece by industrial artist Mark Pauline.
JULY 22-FEB. 24, 2019
"CONSTANT IN BRANCUSI SCULPTURE" AT THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
New York City
In his 50-year career, the Romanian artist revolutionized the form and vernacular of sculpture through severe abstraction (as in the graceful "Bird in Space," from 1928) and an emphasis on the natural properties of his materials (bronze, marble, oak). His transformative effect on the medium is noted in this compact presentation of 11 of his sculptures, and a selection of his drawings and photographs.
ART ASPEN 2018
Roughly 30 contemporary art galleries gather at the ninth edition of the boutique-style art fair to present pieces from the 1950s to present day. In addition to talks and special events, the event's SELECTS program showcases works handpicked by noted tastemakers, including interior designer Suzanne Lovell and arts critic James Yood.
AUG. 2-SEPT. 1
"PROTOTYPES AND EXPERIMENTS X"
AT ARAM GALLERY
The 10th installment of the London gallery's exhibition series on experimental and prototypical design turns its focus on the architectural process--in particular, how physical models are critical to a design's development. More than 10 participating practices, including Adjaye Associates, dRMM, and PUP Architects, present a mix of models, studies, and prototypes that aid in exploring ideas and evoking space.
AUG. 3-JAN. 6, 2019
Titled "Casa Tomada (House Taken Over)," the third iteration of SITE Santa Fe's biennial explores the mutable boundaries of private property--be it the mind, body, land, or culture. Featuring 23 participating artists from eight countries, this edition unveils 10 new commissions including sculptures by Tania Perez Cordova that investigate presence and absence, neon text and video work by Sable Elyse Smith that examine violence and masculinity, and a cardboard house built by Fernanda Laguna that's filled with her paintings.
AUG. 3-OCT. 8
ECKHAUS LATTA, "POSSESSED" AT WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART
New York City
In their first solo museum show, Mike Eckhaus and Zoe Latta present an installation demonstrating the same self-aware, experimental, convention-busting smarts that have served their seven-year-old fashion label well. This exhibition includes a series of Eckhaus Latta photo spreads that plays on the tropes of the fashion industry, and a mock retail environment--created in collaboration with contemporary artists such as Jeffrey Joyal and Sophie Stone--that offers a critique on the consumer experience.
AUG. 11 FEB. 10, 2019
"RAUSCHENBERG: IN AND ABOUT L.A." AT LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART
New York and Florida may have been the abstract painter's primary stomping grounds, but Los Angeles exerted indelible influence over Rauschenberg's creative output. From his 1970s partnerships with L.A. print workshops like Styria Studio to his latter-day series "In + Out City Limits" (1979-81) and "LA Uncovered" (1998), the works gathered here highlight how the artist sought and found inspiration in and around the city.
AUG. 25-APR. 7, 2019
"A BODY MEASURED AGAINST THE EARTH" AT MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART CHICAGO
Celebrating the legacy and continued practice of land art, this group show assembles works from the 1960s to present day by artists--Vito Acconci, Ana Mendieta, and Helen Mirra among them--whose physical interventions and conceptual documentation chronicle the body's relationship to places, landscapes, and ecosystems.
AUG. 31-SEPT. 2
Chart Art Fair 2018
For its sixth year, the leading Danish art fair convenes 31 galleries to celebrate the Nordic region's artistic output. Among the program highlights are solo presentations featuring the work of Finnish photographer Elina Brotherus (Galleria Heino), Swedish artist Peter Kohler (Galleri Magnus Karlsson) and Tony Cragg (Andersson/Sandstrom), in addition to talks and site-specific projects. Read on for more.
This year, the fair's design platform pays tribute to Skonvirke, the early-20th-century Scandinavian movement that emphasized quality craft, with a lineup of 12 leading Nordic galleries--from Sweden's Stockholmmodern to Denmark's Etage Projects--showcasing collectible and contemporary design objects.
PEARLA PIGAO, "SINUS"
In collaboration with the fair, the Designmuseum Denmark presents the Norwegian sound artist's 2017 prize-winning interactive installation. Inspired by the theremin--an electronic musical instrument played without physical contact--it features massive pieces of cotton and copper wire-woven textile that generate electronic tones in response to the spectator's movements.
ALICE ANDERSON, "CABLES DATA"
A sequel to her 2015 digital age-inspired show at Espace Louis Vuitton Paris, titled "Data Space," the French performance artist unveils a site-specific installation at the Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art that incorporates internet cables to reflect on connectivity.
CHART CURIO, "TRANS ACT!"
In its latest iteration, Curio continues to spotlight emerging Danish talent with an exhibition headlined by 13 young Nordic makers. Ceramist Pernille Pontoppidan, furniture designer Jonas Edvard, and sculptor Ane Fabricius Christiansen are just some of the artists producing site-specific works installed in and around Den Frie.