Hans-Peter Feldmann’s installation ‘Rotes Abendkleid’ (2002) and his room-sized photo installation ‘100 Jahre’ (1998-2000) are on show at the group exhibition ‘To Whom It May Concern. Gifts of Paul Maenz’ at Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin, Germany. Paul Maenz is giving three important works of contemporary art to the Nationalgalerie. In the exhibition, following on the heels of his 80th birthday, these works are on view for the first time, together with the Berlin collector’s earlier gifts. February 22 – May 3, 2020.
Nedko Solakov created an exhibition called ‘The Artist-Collector’s Dream (a nice thing)’ that is on show at Galleria Continua in San Gimignano, Italy. ‘The Artist-Collector’s Dream (a nice thing)’ is an exhibition that sees the Bulgarian artist Nedko Solakov simultaneously engaged in playing multiple roles: artist, collector, architect of the realisation of one of his dreams. Ultimately, the creator of an inclusive and decidedly original exhibition project. Nedko Solakov and his wife collect works by artists whom they value and whose work they love immensely. Over the years they have put together a vast collection composed mostly of small works; from this collection, Solakov selected sixteen artists from whom they have works and three from whom they don’t have works, writing to them and inviting them to take part in his project for Galleria Continua in San Gimignano. Solakov’s ‘Some Nice Things to Enjoy While You Are Not Making a Living’ is at the heart of the exhibition; a multi-component installation that critiques the seemingly banal and mundane that we accept as truth. Furthermore, the exhibitions includes the work of Hans-Peter Feldmann and Shilpa Gupta.
February 22 – May 10, 2020.
Omer Fast, Lawrence Weiner and Douglas Gordon take part in the group exhibition ‘(SELF) PORTRAITS. Portraits & Self-Portraits Made by Artists for Parkett since 1984’ at Parkett Exhibition Space in Zurich, Switzerland. On view at Parkett’s Zurich Space, the artists included in this retrospective expand, challenge, transform, and push forward the traditional parameters of the portrait and self-portrait. The show and its theme provide a new perspective on Parkett’s 33 years of direct collaborations with 270 artists from around the world. For as long as people have been making art, they have been portraying themselves and others. The artists included in this exhibition employ a wide array of techniques, media, and methods, including printmaking, photography, collage, and sculpture, among others. Through the use of both traditional and conceptual representation, the works explore the subjective, emotional, physical, or political identities of their subjects. February 22 – July 18, 2020.
Ariel Schlesinger and Moshe Ninio take part in the group exhibition ‘Shutters and Stairs. Elements of Modern Architecture in Contemporary Art’ at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. An examination of Israel Museum acquisitions from recent years has uncovered an interesting phenomenon: contemporary artists directing their attention not to an entire architectural structure (or a part of it), but to a single isolated element – such as a floor, wall, door, or staircase – whose design is typical of modernist architecture. Each of the works in the exhibition offers an encounter with such an element and with the conceptual underpinnings of its transposition from real life to the context of art. The materials of which they are made and their treatment underscore the materiality of the represented elements and draw our attention to small details that often elude us. Inspired by modernist architecture, many of the works recall the geometric abstraction of twentieth-century art. Like photography, which is an act of framing and exclusion, the works on view appear to have been cut out of the vast expanse of the world and cast upon the museum wall or floor. Presented in the gallery space, the shutter, window handle, and stairs – whose dimensions correspond to the human body – invite us to take a closer look, as though they have burst out from the unconscious realm of quotidian existence and are demanding our undivided attention. February 21 – October 3, 2020.
Thomas Hirschhorn is part of the group exhibition ‘Choses Faites’ at Centre Culturel de Saint-Raphaël, France. This exhibition, in partnership with the Frac Provence-Alpes-Côte d´Azur, explores various ways of occupying space and illustrates the transcendence of the banal. The 20th century is the time for an industrial production of household items that are quickly out of date, broken and obsolete. The artists took it over. Thinking about objects makes it possible to think about subjects: individuals and their modes of operation. All of the pieces presented at the Cultural Center of Saint-Raphaël are in this Dadaist tradition of everyday poetics. The works in the exhibition explore, each in their own way, the social, aesthetic and scenographic dimensions of the object in art, nourishing reflections echoing the news of our societies. February 21 – April 19, 2020.
Frieze Projects is an anchor program of Frieze Los Angeles that takes place at Paramount Pictures Studios in Hollywood, bringing together more than 70 of the world’s most significant and forward-thinking galleries. Naama Tsabar will present Untitled (Double Face), a performance with related photographs that coopts and upends the guitar solo through a conjoining and doubling. Using two guitars grafted together, Tsabar and a partner turn the seemingly masturbatory performative gesture into an act based on intimacy and cooperation. February 14 – 16, 2020.