Melik Ohanian is part of the new group show ‘DEMAIN EST LA QUESTION’ at Galerie Chantal Crousel opening on Saturday, June 27.
With works by Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla, Abraham Cruzvillegas, David Douard, Mimosa Echard, Jean Luc Moulène, Gabriel Orozco, Tim Rollins and K.O.S., Anri Sala, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Danh Vo, Haegue Yang.
“[…] The mammoth hunters spectacularly occupy the cave wall and the mind, but what we actually did to stay alive and fat was gather seeds, roots, sprouts, shoots, leaves, nuts, berries, fruits, and grains, adding bugs and mollusks and netting or snaring birds, fish, rats, rabbits, and other tuskless small fry to up the protein. And we didn’t even work hard at it–much less hard than peasants slaving in somebody else’s field after agriculture was invented, much less hard than paid workers since civilization was invented. The average prehistoric person could make a nice living in about a fifteen-hour work week1. […]”
— Ursula K. Le Guin
June 27 — July 25, 2020.
Jonathan Monk is participating in the Group Show: A Means To An End at Meyer Riegger, Karlsruhe alongside Franz Ackermann, MiriamCahn, Anna LeaHucht, JamieIsensteinMeuser, John Miller, DanielRoth, SilkeSchatz, DavidThorpe, WaldemarZimbelmann, Jan Zöller from June 12 – July 24, 2020
Thomas Hirschhorn’s installation ‘World Airport’ is on show at the group exhibition ‘Me, Family’ at Mudam Luxembourg. Inspired by the landmark exhibition ‘The Family of Man’ (1955), conceived by Edward Steichen, ‘Me, Family’ bears witness to the great questions of our age. The exhibition presents the work of contemporary artists who work across various media and disciplines, exploring the ways in which humanity seeks to express its diverse and coexistent histories as well as the issues of that society finds itself confronted with today. ‘Me, Family’ takes as its starting point a reality that is at once beautiful, dramatic and exhilarating, offering a journey through contemporary art, social networks, fashion, information technologies, advertising, sound, music and performance art. May 30 – September 06, 2020.
The group exhibition ‘WÄNDE | WALLS’ at Kunstmuseum Stuttgart shows art works by Lawrence Weiner. The exhibition engages with the artistic discourse concerning spatial borders from the late 1960s to the present day. The international loans reach out far beyond the obvious media of murals and wall drawings and also embrace performative, sculptural and installative approaches. While murals are realised in the interior of the Kunstmuseum, a cooperation exhibition with the StadtPalais – Museum für Stuttgart is devoted to graffiti art in the urban area of Stuttgart. May 16 – October 11, 2020.
Douglas Gordon’s work ’30 seconds text’ is part of the group exhibition ‘Power! Light!’ at the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg in Wolfsburg, Germany. In the early years of modernism, artificial light was positively connotated and regarded as a symbol of modern life. In the course of the twentieth century, however, dark stains increasingly appeared on the pure white vest of light: Today, despite all technical developments and undeniable advantages, light is also associated with luminous pollution and energy wastage. The exhibition ‘Power! Light!‘ at the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg presents artistic positions—based on selected light art works from its own collection—which consciously focus on political, ecological, or social statements and critically comment on the (thoughtless) use of light—and thus also in a figurative sense on the use of resources in general. May 16 – September 13, 2020.