ICA Institute of Contemporary Art
Maryam Jafri I Drank the Kool-Aid But I Didn’t Inhale
29July 2018 - 30 September 2018
Maryam Jafri’s (b. 1972; lives and works between Copenhagen, Denmark and New York) work is informed by a research based, interdisciplinary process, often marked by a series of narrative experiments sitting at the crossroads of cultural anthropology and conceptual art. This exhibition presents a new staging of Jafri’s Product Recall: An Index of Innovation (2014–15) which combines framed texts and “still life” product photography of unsuccessful food products from the private archives of anonymous food industry figures. This alternative cultural history of industrialized food production in the 20th century reveals how agribusiness and the innovations of laboratory science are implicated in the mass circulation and consumption of everyday commodities. This exhibition marks Jafri’s first solo institutional presentation in the United States. .
YINKA SHONIBARE MBE RUINS DECORATED
1 SEPTEMBER 2018 - 10 OCTOBER 2018
Ruins Decorated marks Yinka Shonibare’s first solo exhibition with Goodman Gallery, his second solo in South Africa and a rare moment of visibility on the African continent. For this exhibition of new and never before exhibited work, Shonibare asks questions on what it means to forge modern African identities and complicates debates on cultural appropriation. Can the seemingly ruined be remade in the inclusive colours of the excluded? Can the power of collusion and hybridisation create a third ideal which transcends prejudice?
Kunstpreis der Böttcherstrasse
28 July 2018 - 30 September 2018
Kunstpreis der Böttcherstraße in Bremen 2018 Die Kunsthalle Bremen präsentiert zehn vielversprechende Positionen der zeitgenössischen Kunst. Angesehene Kuratoren und Kuratorinnen wie Johan Holten, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Susanne Pfeffer oder Bettina Steinbrügge haben zehn Künstlerinnen und Künstler aus dem deutschsprachigen Raum nominiert, deren Werke in der Kunsthalle Bremen in einer Ausstellung vom 28. Juli bis 30. September 2018 zu sehen sind. Der Kunstpreis der Böttcherstraße in Bremen zählt zu den anerkanntesten und am höchsten dotiertesten Auszeichnungen, die im Bereich der zeitgenössischen Kunst in Deutschland vergeben werden. Ausgezeichnet werden im deutschen Sprachraum lebende bildende Künstlerinnen und Künstler für einen hervorragenden Beitrag zur jüngsten Kunst der Gegenwart. Im Laufe der Ausstellung ermittelt eine hochrangige fünfköpfige Jury den Preisträger. Mit 30.000 Euro dotiert, findet der Wettbewerb 2018 zum 46. Mal statt. In diesem Jahr sind die folgenden zehn Künstlerinnen und Künstler für den Kunstpreis der Böttcherstraße in Bremen 2018 nominiert: Heba Y. Amin (geboren 1980 in Kairo, Ägypten, lebt in Berlin), vorgeschlagen von Bettina Steinbrügge, Kunstverein Hamburg .
There Is No Place Before Arrival
13 July 2018 - 07 October 2018
There Is No Place Before Arrival is the title of the multilayered exhibition Kunsthalle Wien dedicates to German artist Olaf Nicolai. Renowned for his inventive work with a diverse array of materials and mediums, Nicolai’s artistic output is at once conceptual, complex and poetic. He develops a variety of interdisciplinary projects that address the primary experiences of space, time and corporeality. The exhibition comprises a main installation conceived specifically for the main hall of Kunsthalle Wien and expands beyond the walls of the institution through an array of interventions – both object and time-based, physical and performative – at different venues offering an expanded project which takes place between private and public spaces. At Kunsthalle Wien Olaf Nicolai has commissioned several street and theatre painters to paint onto the floor a pool of twenty-two images of different kinds selected from his personal archive of newspaper clippings. The conceptual gesture of translating photographs from public media sources into enlarged chalk floor paintings is a way to incorporate these particular images into a different context, which affects the perception of them and thus their reception. A key aspect of Nicolai’s methodological approach is the way he engages with the context in which his work is presented. In order to reflect on this context and call it into question the exhibition extends itself outside of the institutional space and develops in the form of interdisciplinary projects, thereby multiplying the references and interactions the works make with one another and to their environment. In cooperation with museum in progress, the exhibition will find an extension within media, digital space and Instagram under a project titled media loop (#medialoop). By publishing photographs of the painted images included in the installation in international newspapers and magazines, the imagery will be exposed to a contextual feedback loop.
Hauser & Wirth
23 June 2018 – 23 September 2018
Hauser & Wirth is presenting the first gallery exhibition in the United States by British photographer Sir Don McCullin, CBE, including a selection of his acclaimed images of war from around the world and societal upheaval in his home country. This show is a prelude to McCullin’s forthcoming retrospective at Tate Britain in 2019, which will be the museum’s first survey for a living photographer. The exhibition at Hauser & Wirth introduces American audiences to the photographer’s unique ability to convey the emotion and humanity of his subject matter with the unvarnished grit of traditional photojournalism. The majority of works on view are limited-edition platinum prints, created through a special photographic process that delivers a particularly wide range of tones unattainable in more conventional gelatin silver prints. McCullin’s technical preferences amplify the humanity expressed by his photographs: ‘This work is therapeutic,’ he says. ‘I couldn’t be happier than when I am standing in the cold on Hadrian’s Wall, waiting for the right light. The platinums are the essence. They are as far as you can go with what I am trying to do and say.’