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Shilpa Gupta’s MEIYW (My East is Your West) permanently on view at Rosemary Square in Palm Beach West

The led-light installation ‘MEIYW (My East Is Your West)’ by Shilpa Gupta will illuminate Rosemary Square in Florida permanently from now on. Known for using technologies and typefaces in her work, the installation features a sequence of letters, WMYEIAOSUTR, which light up successively. The pulsating light rearranges the letters to reveal the true meaning of the sentence, “My East Is Your West”, encouraging viewers to reflect upon social, political, and geographical boundaries and identities.

Simon Fujiwara at The Shed in New York

Simon Fujiwara’s work ‘Empathy I’ will be shown in the group exhibition “Manual Override” at The Shed alongside Lynn Hershman Leeson, Sondra Perry, Martine Syms and Morehshin Allahyari. In Manual Override the artists critique the social, cultural, and ethical issues embedded in emerging technological systems ranging from mass surveillance to predictive policing.  Working closely with a theme park ride production company, Simon Fujiwara has developed an immersive simulator ride experience for two people, who experience a ride through the real world as we experience it today: mediated daily through a flood of hyper-images, which has begun to collapse the very sense of reality with the images we consume. 13.11.19 – 12.1.20

Shilpa Gupta at Kettle’s Yard

Shilp Gupta is part of the group exhibition “Homelands” at Kettles Yard at Cambridge University.  Eleven artists with links to India, Pakistan or Bangladesh look back at the region’s complex history and the ways in which it chimes with contemporary concerns such as migration and populism. Shilpa Gupta presents her work ‘Blame’ from 2002. Open 12.11.19 – 02.02.20

Shilpa Gupta at BAM – Mediterranean Archipelago Biennial

Shilpa Gupta’s work ‘Untitled’ features in the second edition of BAM – Mediterranean Archipelago Biennial. This year’s BAM bears the title “ÜberMauer”, in connection to the 30st anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall.  The exhibition reflects on how borders, physical or conceptual, are characterising today’s world and takes place across the city of Palermo. Open: 6 November 2019 – 8 December 2019 Shilpa Gupta, ‘Untitled’, 2005-06, wall drawing with self adhesive tapes, 300 x 300 cm

Thomas Hirschhorn at MoMA PS1

Hirschhorn’s work “CNN” from 2002 is shown in the group exhibition ‘Theater of Operations. The Golf Wars 1991 – 2011’ at MoMA PS1. American-led military engagement in Iraq over the last 30 years has had an indelible impact on contemporary culture and the work of artists around the world. This large-scale group exhibition examines the legacies of these conflicts beginning with the Gulf War in 1991, featuring over 300 works by more than 80 artists based in Iraq and its diasporas, as well as those responding to the war from the West. As you walk into Moma PS1 in Queens, New York, visitors are greeted with an unlikely wall sculpture – the CNN logo at the end of an oversized gold chain. The artwork criticizes the pivotal role that CNN played in accelerating the 24-hour news coverage of the Gulf war, setting the pace for war news.

‘Ways To Say Goodbye’ by Ariel Schlesinger at Compton Verney

‘Ways To Say Goodbye’ a newly comissioned sculpture in Compton Verney Park by Ariel Schlesinger reaches skyward. Cast in Aluminium with shattered mirrors nestled in its upper branches, Schlesinger’s tree invites us to explore the  familiar in a new, extraodrinary light. This grounds comission is accompanied by a small solo exhibition of new work by Ariel Schlesinger inside the house, until Sunday 15 December.

Douglas Gordon at Eva Presenhuber

Douglas Gordon’s fifth solo exhibition at Eva Presenhuber  02.11.19 – 15.12.19. Douglas Gordon is known for his interest in cinema and images taken from collective memory and everyday culture. His work encompasses film, performance, sculptural installation, and conceptual text. The exhibition is centered on the ongoing installation Happy Birthday To Me…, and features two film installations Video Diptych and Sharpening Fantasy, alongside text works and burned Andy Warhol skull posters. In the central installation, viewers find themselves confronted by human skull replicas randomly strewn in a corner. The gallery walls and carpet are red, the light penetrating the red gel-covered windows intensifies the sacred atmosphere evoked by the skulls. Each skull represents one year of the artist’s life; engraved into each skull are fivepointed stars representing his age, one star for each year.

Lawrence Weiner at Villa Empain in Brussels

Lawrence Weiner will be part of the group show “Ekphrasis – Writing in art” at Villa Empain in Brussels. With works and texts created by forty artists from the 60s onwards, the exhibition shows how the artists have used painting or sculpture on the one hand and writing on the other as a means of replacing or describing an image.

Running: 24.10.19 – 09.02.20