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12 shows to see this weekend complete with videos, reviews, links and suggested reading
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MOMA Boetti
MOMA Boetti

NEW YORK MoMA

Alighiero Boetti: Game Plan MoMA

Retrospective, organised in collaboration with the Museo Reina Sofía in Madrid and the Tate Modern in London, is the largest presentation outside of Italy of works by the Italian artist.

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Suggested reading Arte PoveraMark Godfrey on Boetti 

 

FRANKFURT The Schirn Kunsthalle, Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung

Jeff Koons 

Two simultaneous exhibitions dedicated to Koons’s oeuvre deliberately separate his sculpture and painting, presenting each in its own context.

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Suggested reading Vitamin 3D

 

 

LONDON Dulwich Picture Gallery 

Andy Warhol 'The Portfolios'

Features some of Warhol’s most iconic print portfolios as well as lesser known sets. Portfolios on display include the the Muhammad Ali Portfolio and the Myths Portfolio produced six years before his death in 1987.

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Suggested reading: Pop Art, A Year In The Life Of Andy Warhol, Pop Andy Warhol 'giant' Size Andy Warhol Portraits

 

 

Muhammad Ali (19779) by Andy Warhol
Muhammad Ali (19779) by Andy Warhol

 

PARIS The Pompidou Centre

Gerhard Richter: Panorama

Brings together nearly 160 works and offers a chronological and thematic itinerary of the oeuvre of one of the major figures of contemporary painting.

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Suggested reading Vitamin P2

 

Betty (1977) by Gerhard Richter
Betty (1977) by Gerhard Richter

 

KOLN Museum Ludwig

 Yvonne Rainer Space, Body, Language 

First European retrospective of the trailblazing minimalist choreographer and film maker.

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Suggested reading: Art & FeminismThe Artist's Body


BEIJING National Art Museum of China

Malewich to Kandinksy - Constructivism in Europe

Paintings, sculptures, drawings and collages from a German private collection, highlighting the contribution East European Constructivism made to modern art.

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Suggested reading: Modernism 

 

MADRID Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza

Edward Hopper at MT-B

Brings together the largest and most ambitious selection of works by the artist ever to be shown in Europe, with loans from major museums and institutions including MoMA and the Met in New York.

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Suggested reading: Silent Theater

 

Nighthhawks (1942) by Edward Hopper
Nighthhawks (1942) by Edward Hopper

 

MONTREAL Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Beyond Pop Art: Tom Wesselmann 

The first North American retrospective from one of the US’s best-loved Pop artists. This comprehensive show even includes some of Wesselmann's musical works.

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Suggested reading Pop Art, Pop

 

LA The J Paul Getty Museum

Gustav Klimt: The Magic of Line, Drawings from the Albertina, Vienna

Major loan exhibition, showcasing over 100 drawings dating from the 1880s to early 20th century, marks the 150th anniversary of Klimt's birth.

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Suggested reading Art In Vienna Klimt

 

Two Studies for the Floating Figures of the ‘Longing for Happiness’ in the ‘Beethoven Frieze’ (1901–1902) by Gustav Klimt
Two Studies for the Floating Figures of the ‘Longing for Happiness’ in the ‘Beethoven Frieze’ (1901–1902) by Gustav Klimt

 

SHANGHAI The Rockbund Art Museum

Paola Pivi: Share, But It's Not Fair

First major solo show in China for the Italian-American installation artist featuring major new work and productions.

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Suggested reading Creamier, Contemporary Art in Culture

 

 

SEOUL Plateau

Felix Gonzalez-Torres: Double

First museum presentation of Gonzalez-Torres's work in Asia, Double features repetition and reconfiguration of identical works.

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Suggested reading Defining Contemporary Art

 

TOKYO Museum of Contemporary Art Thomas Demand

A comprehensive view of German sculptor and photographer's art, from his earliest works to his most recent film pieces.

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Suggested reading Unmonumental


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