Mircea Cantor is being part of the exhibition Persona. Works by Romanian artists / April 5 – June 23, 2019 / The exhibition questions notions of identity and identification through different motifs, such as the mask. Traditional or contemporary, it can be brought into play within the process of the construction or deconstruction of an identity. In Romania, practices around masks form part of an ancient tradition, dating back to pagan rites that celebrated the cycles of life and the seasons and appealed to gods and demons. Devised by curator Diana Marincu, the exhibition suggests a new approach to the question of multiple identities. Mixing contemporary art, folklore and popular arts, it confronts traditional Romanian objects from the collections of the Mucem with the works of eight Romanian artists of different generations.
Miroslaw Balka is participating in The Collection (1) | Highlights for a Futureat S.M.A.C.K, Ghent / On view until September 29, 2019 / On the occasion of its 20th anniversary, S.M.A.K. is presenting ‘The Collection (I): Highlights for a Future’ which includes about 200 works from the collection and, like the opening in 1999, it will occupy the whole museum. In this exhibition, S.M.A.K. wants to look mainly at the present and the future. Well-known classics, outstanding newer works and also recent additions to the collection are to be used to show the position of the museum and of art in contemporary reality and to make new links with other, sometimes surprising and less well-known works in the collection.
Douglas Gordon will participate in Foot et monde arabe: La révolution du ballon rond at Isntitut du monde arabe, Paris / April 10–July 21, 2019 / This exhibition aims to think about football as a key to understanding the political and social issues structuring the Arab world. The exhibition, whose title translates to Football and the Arab World, includes ephemera, photographs, documentaries, interviews, and contemporary art.