Sarah Ortmeyer will participate at the Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art. The Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art (RIBOCA) is an international biennial with a European focus and a strong regional profile, founded in 2016. Taking the rich history of Riga and the Baltic states as its underlying framework, the Biennial highlights the artistic landscape of the wider region and creates opportunities for artists to enter into dialogue with the cultural, historical and socio-political context of the city and its geographic surrounds. May 6 – October 11, 2020.
Invited by the BPS22 for her first big exhibition in Belgium called “The sun and the set’, Latifa Echakhch presents a new installation and a selection of older works in relation to the architecture of place and her local roots. February 1 – May 3, 2020.
Miroslaw Balka takes part in the group exhibition ‘(Not) a Good Time for Love. Love Stories of the Holocaust Survivors’ at the Jewish Museum & Tolerance Center in Moscow. The project is based on the recently published diaries, memoirs and biographies of the concentration camps prisoners, Jewish guerrillas and members of the political underground as well as their children, grandchildren and invited biographers. The exhibitionchooses love and care in the times of the Holocaust in search of new perspectives on the traumatizing experience and new language to represent individual memories. ‘(Not) a Good Time for Love’ is an attempt to explore the role of the contemporary art museum in the development of the memory culture. How do we transform a collective memory into spontaneous and sacred event? How does contemporary art state the value of the individual experience of the Holocaust victims? How do we transform the memorial ritual of visiting the Holocaust exhibitions into collective empathy experience? January 28 – May 15, 2020.
The group exhibition Indian Ocean Current: Six Artistic Narratives features videos, collages, paintings, sculptures, interactive installations, and photographs by renowned artists Shiraz Bayjoo, Nicholas Hlobo, Shilpa Gupta, Wangechi Mutu, Penny Siopis, and Hajra Waheed—whose deep ties to the lands surrounding the Indian Ocean inform their work. The exhibition explores the contemporary legacy of the long movement of people, things, and ideas across the Indian Ocean. Indian Ocean Current probes complex and vexing questions, including: How do artists working in a variety of media make sense of the great mixing of peoples in the region’s past and present? How do they conceive of the water that linked distant shores? How do they address the borders that divide spaces that for so long were undivided? What do the rising ocean waters resulting from global warming portend for the future of the Indian Ocean and, most importantly, for its inhabitants? In the exhibition, artistic narratives are in conversation with the findings of scientists as animations, maps, films, and interviews illuminate the unusual geology of the Indian Ocean and the myriad, catastrophic effects of climate change in that region and across the globe. January 27 – May 31, 2020.
On the occasion of his solo exhibition ‘Exhibit Model Six – The Tel Aviv Version’ at CCA Tel Aviv, the artist will present the latest, sixth, iteration of a project called “Exhibit Model”. The idea for “Exhibit Model” was born of the artist’s desire to offer a new take on the conventional framework of realizing an art exhibition as well as budgetary constraints. Thus, the artist decided to replace a straightforward exhibition of objects with a 2D photo installation made up of a wallpaper presenting images of some of his previous exhibitions. December 12, 2019 – Febraury 1, 2020.
Thomas Hirschhorn is part of the exhibition Installations from 25 Years of the Falckenberg Collection at Deichtorhallen Hamburg. On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Falckenberg Collection, the Deichtorhallen Hamburg is presenting a comprehensive exhibition which will focus on installations and sculptures from the collection. The exhibition features some 100 works by over 60 internationally renowned artists. November 30 , 2019 – May 24, 2020.
Naama Tsaber is part of the group exhibition ‘Soft Architectures’ at Goodman Gallery in Cape Town which interrogates the intersection of architecture and structures of power and resistance. Through sculpture, drawing, print, lens-based media and performance, the work of seven artists each explore the subtle and overt ways in which architecture has been implicated into forms of racialised surveillance, segregated accessibility and the discipline and comportment of bodies, and in turn how architecture has been subverted towards forms of resistance such as strategic concealment and networks of defiance. November 28 – January 11, 2020