31.10.2020 – 0017 – Selection of exhibitions

Antwerpen – IBASHO – 29/10/2020 – 20/12/2020

Paul Cupido – Mukayu – Mukayu has been Cupido’s spiritual guideline during his most recent travels to Japan, resulting in his latest series to be exhibited and published. The concept of mukayu is beautifully explained in a quote by the famous Chinese philosopher Zhuangzi, who lived 2,300 years ago: “An empty room will be filled with light because of its emptiness.” Mukayu also refers to ‘non-existence’, ‘not having a purpose’, or ‘things as they are’.

Mukayu is part of the larger framework of Mu, a philosophical concept that could be translated as ‘does not have’, but is equally open to countless interpretations. Mu can be considered a void, but one that is full of potential.Cupido has taken these concepts to search for his meaning of life while travelling through Japan, admiring and photographing the aspects of ‘mono no aware’: the transience of everything, the gentle melancholy of things and their passing as well as a longer, deeper gentle sadness about this state being the reality of life.For Cupido photographing is about spontaneity, of walking outside with his small camera, breathing, playing, trusting, letting go and seeing what happens. His photos are an echo of his feeling that he wishes to communicate to the viewer, not a depiction of what he saw at the moment of pushing the button. Photography fits Cupido’s projects because of its non-linearity, emphasising the fundamental circularity of life.

Brussels – Galerie Nathalie Obadia – 28/10/2020 – 19/12/2020

Rina Banerjee-Irresistoble Earth – Rina Banerjee’s new solo exhibition Irresistible Earth, an uncontrollable and unconditional love is bestowed to us upon birth while ours is love for her, Nature that grows like ripening fruit both fermented and fresh drives our ambition to expand and all the while a universe seemingly cooling and heating like sour tongue airing, widening, making our earth to move away from sun, it’s migrating destiny unknown, drifting outward to echo voiceless Nature, a wisdom for you and I to draw out like tight curled tongue. Why is hers, her nature and our nature too so coupled but loose, coiled and tangled with tails, horns and Unclipped nails, messy and monstrous parts these her humans drizzles fortune and violence untasted into time. Why would you not open your mouth and allow your scent to swell over, your senses to identify this tooled mind, to let see right from wrong? Earth, a watery cradle held me newborn, allowed me to play with Nature, like school friends, will she now not protect me from your other creations as you would Love or a sunny day from grey.

Amstelveen – Cobra Museum of Modern Art – 20/09/2020 – 05/04/2021

Ben CobraThe exhibition Ben Cobra is curated by the well-known designer, artist and guest curator Aziz Bekkaoui. For this exhibition he has invited a diverse group of more than 25 special, colorful, pioneering, outspokenly creative or otherwise striking individuals: from the children’s mayor of Amsterdam Ilias Admi to Choreographer Uri Eugenio, from chair of the supervisory board of the University of Amsterdam Marise Voskens to the writer Arnon Grunberg. By linking these contemporary Cobras to the museum collection, he shows that Cobra’s quest for hope, the urge for absolute freedom, spontaneous expression and social and artistic renewal are just as important today as they were then.

30.10.2020 – 0016 – Selection of exhibitions

London – The National Gallery – 03/10/2020 – 24/01/2021

Artemisa – “I will show Your Illustrious Lordship what a woman can do”

In 17th-century Europe, at a time when women artists were not easily accepted, Artemisia was exceptional. She challenged conventions and defied expectations to become a successful artist and one of the greatest storytellers of her time.Artemisia painted subjects that were traditionally the preserve of male artists and for the male gaze; transforming meek maidservants into courageous conspirators and victims into survivors.

In this first major exhibition of Artemisia’s work in the UK, see her best-known paintings including two versions of her iconic and viscerally violent ‘Judith beheading Holofernes’; as well as her self portraits, heroines from history and the Bible, and recently discovered personal letters, seen in the UK for the first time.Follow in Artemisia’s footsteps from Rome to Florence, Venice, Naples and London. Hear her voice from her letters, and see the world through her eyes.

Edinburgh – Scottish National Gallery Of Modern Art (Modern Two) – 24/10/2020 – 05/09/2021

Ray Harryhausen Titan of Cinema – Film special effects superstar Ray Harryhausen elevated stop motion animation to an art. His innovative and inspiring films, from the 1950s onwards, changed the face of modern movie making forever. For the first time, highlights chosen from the whole of Ray’s collection will be showcased, which will be the largest and widest-ranging exhibition of his work ever seen, with newly restored and previously unseen material from his incredible archive.

Ray Harryhausen’s work included the films Jason and the Argonauts, the Sinbad films of the 1950s and 1970s, One Million Years B.C. and Mighty Joe Young, and a wider portfolio including children’s fairy tales and commercials. He also inspired a generation of filmmakers such as Peter Jackson, Aardman Animation, Tim Burton, George Lucas, and Steven Spielberg, and his influence on blockbuster cinema can be felt to this day.

This exhibition is in collaboration with the Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation to celebrate what would have been his 100th birthday year. As part of a series of events and initiatives under the banner #Harryhausen100, this exhibition will be accompanied by screenings, workshops and more, bringing his creations to life once more and celebrating the legacy of a filmmaker who changed the face of modern cinema.

New York – MoMA – 02/04/2020 – 02/01/2021

Félix Fénéon: The Anarchist and the Avant-Garde—From Signac to Matisse and Beyond is one of a trio of complementary exhibitions devoted to Fénéon that are organized by The Museum of Modern Art, the Musées d’Orsay et de l’Orangerie, Paris, and the Musée du quai Branly-Jacques Chirac, Paris.

Who was Félix Fénéon? The first exhibition dedicated to this extraordinarily influential but little-known figure explores how he shaped the development of modernism. A French art critic, editor, publisher, dealer, and collector, Fénéon (1861–1944) championed the careers of young, avant-garde artists from Georges-Pierre Seurat and Paul Signac to Pierre Bonnard and Henri Matisse, among many others. He was also one of the first European collectors of art from Africa and Oceania. A fervent anarchist during a period of gaping economic and social disparities, Fénéon believed in the potential of avant-garde art to promote a more harmonious, egalitarian world.

29.10.2020 – 1009 – Art fairs November 2020 – Update

Art Fairs in November. Fairs dates are changed due to covid 9 pandemic situation.

Leipzig – 11 – MUTEC 2020 – DATE 05.11 – 07.11.2020NEW DATE 24.11.2022 – 26.11.2022

Padova – 11 – Arte Padova – DATE 13.11 – 16.11.2020POSTPONED – NEW DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED

Strasbourg – 11 – ST-ART – DATE 27.11 – 29.11.2020NEW DATE – 14.03.2021 – 14.03.2021

29.10.2020 – 1008 – Christie’s announces Hong Kong to New York – A 20th Century Relay Auction.

Following the unprecedented success of the ONE auction and recent 20th Century sales, Christie’s continues its 2020 trend of innovation and globalisation, and presents 20th Century: Hong Kong to New York, a live-streaming relay sale linking two major sale hubs. From Renoir and Picasso to Warhol and Kusama, the wide-ranging auction, alongside the Modern and Contemporary Art Evening Sale, will lead a series of sales in both cities showcasing the best — and internationally recognised — of post-war and contemporary art, Impressionism, modernism and design.

29.10.2020 – 0015 – Selection of exhibitions

Villers-La-Ville – Villers Abbey – 24/10/20-21/02/2021

Folon Sculptures As part of the 20th anniversary of the Folon Foundation, the Abbey – in collaboration with another cultural centre of Walloon Brabant, the Folon Foundation – is delighted to organize an exhibition of twenty monumental and original sculptures by the internationally renowned Belgian artist Jean-Michel Folon. The exhibition echoes the publication of a beautiful art book devoted to the sculptures of the artist (Mercator Fund).

Whether through his posters, his illustrations, his television shows and his numerous exhibitions, Jean-Michel Folon (1934-2005) left a worldwide mark on the collective imagination of the last third of the 20th century. Humanist, he leaves a figurative and poetic work, anchored in traditional techniques and, therefore, atypical in an artistic panorama dominated by conceptual art. His universe, which was initially very dark, evolved, depending on the artist’s great struggles in favour of human rights or environmental awareness, towards an appeasement from the 1980s. In 2000 he created the Folon Foundation in Solvay Park, in La Hulpe, a museum that houses his work. The Foundation celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2020.

Salzburg – Salzbuger Kunstverein– 03/10/2020 – 29/11/2020

Megan Rooney – Green, I Want You Green – Megan Rooney is an enigmatic storyteller whose work expands across painting, performance, sculpture and installation. Born in South Africa, raised in Canada, and now living in London, the artist Megan Rooney blends both her styles of monumental abstract and intimate figurative painting with sculpture, dance and performance in her artistic practise. As artist in residence at the Salzburger Kunstverein in 2020, Megan Rooney has been invited to create a solo exhibition in the Main Gallery as well as an immersive, large-scale mural in the Ring Gallery, which will run for one year. Altogether these two exhibitions will be the largest single presentation for an artist ever presented at the Salzburger Kunstverein.

Villeneuve d’Ascq – LAM – 05/02/2020 – 13/12/2020

William Kentridge – A Poem is Not Our Own – William Kentridge belongs to a long line of artists, from Leonardo da Vinci to Pablo Picasso, who have mastered all expressive forms, from drawing to theatrical production. He has added the mediums of today: video, animation and performance. It is above all on the stage, a place that lends itself to transitions and metamorphoses, that this synthesis of all the arts flourishes in the most inventive ways.
Because it creates a relationship between artistic forms, Kentridge’s work is often spectacular. Its effect on the spectator, whose every sense is engaged, is immediate.
Kentridge’s work is a total work of art because it is the result of collective considerations: the artist surrounds himself with many collaborators.

28.10.2020 – 1007 – Art Brussels launches Art Antwerp – 10.12.2020-13.12.2020


Art Brussels announces the launch of Art Antwerp, a regional contemporary art fair aiming to support the local art market. The fair will gather approximately 60 galleries, hailing from Belgium and its surrounding countries, and will take place from Thursday 10 to Sunday 13 December 2020 at Antwerp Expo.

It’s no coincidence that the city of Antwerp has been chosen. It’s a vibrant city that is home to some of Belgium’s most prominent museums, counts numerous galleries, and is a hotspot for cutting-edge fashion.

The fair is working with a Hosting Committee, drawn from the Belgian members of the Art Brussels international committee, whose role continues to be the selection of the participating galleries “upon invitation”, ensuring the high quality of exhibitors that Art Brussels is known for. The Hosting Committee members are: Michael Callies (from dépendance, Brussels), Simon De Volder (from Xavier Hufkens, Brussels), Rodolphe Janssen (from rodolphe janssen, Brussels, Knokke) and Nina Hendrickx (from Zeno X, Antwerp).

Among participating galleries: 
Art : Concept – Paris | Ballon Rouge Collective – Brussels | Baronian Xippas – Brussels | Base-Alpha Gallery – Antwerp | Bernier/Eliades – Athens, Brussels | Campoli Presti – London, Paris | Clearing – Brussels, New York | Chantal Crousel – Paris | Patrick De Brock Gallery – Knokke | Kristof De Clercq – Ghent | dépendance – Brussels | Dvir – Brussels, Tel Aviv | Frank Elbaz – Dallas, Paris | Everyday Gallery – Antwerp | Gallery Fifty One – Antwerp | Fred&Ferry – Antwerp | Annie Gentils – Antwerp | Geukens & De Vil – Antwerp, Knokke | Grimm – Amsterdam, New York | Hopstreet – Brussels, Deurle | Xavier Hufkens – Brussels | rodolphe janssen – Brussels, Knokke | Keteleer Gallery – Antwerp | Simon Lee – London, New York, Hong Kong | Galerie Lelong & Co. – Paris, New York | Harlan Levey Projects – Brussels | Galerie Ron Mandos – Amsterdam | Maniera – Brussels | Galerie Greta Meert – Brussels | Meessen De Clercq – Brussels | kamel mennour – Paris, London | Nino Mier Gallery – soon in Brussels, Cologne, Los Angeles | Jan Mot – Brussels | Nagel Draxler – Berlin, Cologne, Munich | Nosbaum Reding – Luxembourg | Galerie Nathalie Obadia – Brussels, Paris | Perrotin – Paris, New York, Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo, Shanghai | Plus-One Gallery – Antwerp | QG Gallery – Knokke | Almine Rech – Brussels, Paris, London, New York, Shanghai | Rossicontemporary – Brussels | Semiose – Paris | Sorry We’re Closed – Brussels | Stems Gallery – Brussels | Micheline Szwajcer – Antwerp | Templon – Brussels, Paris | Vallois – Paris | Sofie Van de Velde – Antwerp | Tim Van Laere Gallery – Antwerp | Martin van Zomeren – Amsterdam | Maurice Verbaet Gallery – Knokke | Axel Vervoordt Gallery – Antwerp, Hong Kong | Nadja Vilenne – Liege | Zeno X Gallery – Antwerp | De Zwarte Panter – Antwerp

This new initiative is organised in full compliance with the security measures imposed by the Belgian government.

On July 24, 2020, we received the approval of the Belgian National Security Council that fairs could be held again as of September 1, subject to strict compliance with the trade protocol, which includes fairs. The sanitary measures that will apply to Art Antwerp will however be even more severe than those currently practiced in the trade.

The Art Antwerp team is of course closely monitoring the situation. The organisation of the fair will continue as long as it can be assured that the imposed security measures can be properly implemented and as long as new restrictions do not undermine the success of Art Antwerp.

28.10.2020 – 0014 – Selection of exhibitions

Rome – Musei Capitolini, – New venue at Palazzo Caffarelli – 14/10/2020 – 29/06/2021

The Torlonia Marbles. Collecting Masterpieces – The event is the first step of the agreement signed the 15th of March 2016 between the Ministry for the Cultural Heritage, Activities and Tourism and the Torlonia Foundation, and is a result of the institutional agreement subscribed by the Directorate General for Archaeology, Fine Arts and Landscape and the Special Superintendency of Rome with the Torlonia Foundation itself.

The scientific project for enhancing the collection is entrusted to Salvatore Settis who is curating “The Torlonia Marbles-Collecting Masterpieces” with Carlo Gasparri, both archaeologists and academics of the Accademia dei Lincei. Electa, also publisher of the catalogue, organizes the exhibition. The Torlonia Foundation with the contribution of the maison Bvlgari has restored the sculptures selected. the project to organize the exhibition of the Torlonia Collection in the renovated spaces of the new venue of the Musei Capitolini at Palazzo Caffarelli, restored to life through the commitment and the project of the Superintendency for Monuments and Cultural Properties of Rome is by David Chipperfield Architects Milan.

Amsterdam – Kunstverein – 10/10/2020 – 23/12/2020

Cauleen Smith – Bronze Icebergs – An exhibition by artist and filmmaker Cauleen Smith. This show marksthe Los Angeles-based artist’s first exhibition in the Netherlands and brings together a new series of drawings, a film and a flag designed especially for the occasion.

Antwerpen – NK Gallery – 11/09/2020 – 28/11/2020

The Dreamers – Daria Gitmanovich – The show consist of the new body of work that takes on the tradition of figurative and portrait painting in order to explore female subjectivity and its representation in the contemporary culture, while at the same time celebrating painting and opening up a discussion about the possibilities of figuration in it today.

Brussels – Galerie Greta Meert – 29/10/2020 – 16/01/2021

Richard Tuttle – Stories, I-XX – The artist lives and works in Mount Desert, Maine; Abiquiu, New Mexico and New York City. Richard Tittle and its ability to overturn traditional constraints of material and medium, comes as a transition to consider painting’s potential when displaced into other realms. By engaging various aspects of painting in a freehanded way, Richard Ruttle’s work exceeds rational deteminations. The merging of painting and sculpture is an important part of his work, which occupies a liminal space in-between mediums. Througghout the 1980s and 1990s he experimented with material and began to incorporate the frame as an element to engage with scale, light, systems of display, and marginal spaces such as floors and corners. Rejecting the precision of Minimalism, he embraced a handmade quality enabling him to draw beauty out of humble materials,

27.10.2020 – 1006 – Blockbuster Vermeer exhibition announced at Dresden’s Semperbau in 2021

Johannes Vermeer’s “Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window” and 17th-century Dutch Genre Painting at the Dresden’s Semperbau – Zwinger – 19/03/2021 – 27/06/2021

Johannes Vermeer’s “Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window” is one of the world’s most famous works from the ‘Golden Age’ of Dutch painting. It was acquired for the collection of the Saxon Elector Frederick August II in Paris in 1742 and since then it has been part of the Dresden Old Masters Picture Gallery.

Since 2017, this early masterpiece by Vermeer has been undergoing restoration following careful scientific investigation. Recent research has shown that the extensive area of overpainting in the background was not done by Vermeer himself. Removal of this overpainting has revealed a depiction of a standing Cupid (god of love) as a “painting within the painting” on the rear wall of the room, thus radically changing the overall appearance of the work. The spectacular result of the restoration will give viewers a different perspective on the painting.

The “Girl Reading a Letter” will be the centrepiece of the exhibition in the rooms of the Semper Building set aside for special exhibitions. Along with nine other paintings by Vermeer, including the “Woman in Blue Reading a Letter” (Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum) and the “Lady Standing at a Virginal” (London, National Gallery), which are closely related to the painting, some 50 works of Dutch genre painting from the second half of the 17th century will be on display. Paintings by Pieter de Hooch, Frans van Mieris, Gerard Ter Borch, Gabriel Metsu, Gerard Dou, Emanuel de Witte and Jan Steen will show the artistic environment in which Vermeer worked and with which he was in close contact. Selected examples from other artistic genres, such as drawings and prints, sculptures and historical furniture will further enrich the exhibition. A segment of the exhibition will be specifically devoted to Vermeer’s painting technique and the restoration of the “Girl Reading a Letter” in order to illustrate the complex, experimental process used in creating the painting.

The show promises to be “one of the most spectacular” in the newly renovated museum’s history.


27.10.2020 – 013 – Selection of exhibitions

Paris – Fondation Cartier – 24/10/2020 – 07/03/2021

Sarah Sze, Night into Day – Twice Twilight and Tracing Fallen Sky, created specifically for this exhibition, are the latest works from Sze’s Timekeeper series, begun in 2015, which investigates the image and the increasing overlaps in our experience of the virtual and material worlds. The planetarium and the pendulum, age-old scientific tools designed to map the cosmos and trace the earth’s rotation, inspired the structure of these sculptures. Sze has long been interested in scientific models as tools to measure time and space and to explain the natural world.

With dramatic shifts in scale—from the vast trajectory of the sun, to the minute action of lighting a match—the artist conveys the mystery and complexity inherent in our constant attempts to measure and model time and space. In contemplating the essence of these concepts, Sze reveals both the wonder and the futility behind our efforts to understand what will always remain just beyond our grasp.

Ooidonk – Francis Maere Fine Arts Gallery – 04/10/2020 – 29/11/2020

Ernest Van Hoorde – Works on paper – Drawing lay at the heart of his artistic practice. He taught draughtsmanship to young artists and practiced it almost daily at the academy, whilst travelling and during his spare time. Never was a piece of paper overlooked: every event in his life was an occasion to draw.“Ce dessin m’a pris cinq minutes, mais j’ai mis soixante ans pour y arriver” (This drawing took me five minutes, but I put in sixty years to get to that point), Renoir once said, and the same is true of Van Hoorde’s own work. His drawings seem incredibly spontaneous, as sharp and direct as if they had been made in a few seconds, on the spot. Yet they betray a deeper underlying idea and technique. The works capture the pace of urban life, the calm and quietness of the countryside, the tense atmosphere of a full orchestral rehearsal or the conviviality of a masterclass at the academy, all in just a few smoothly drawn lines.

Almost thirty years after Ernest Van Hoorde’s death, nothing could make us prouder than to share the work of this ‘unknown’ artist with a wider audience. The passage of time has created a certain distance, and allows us to view his oeuvre in a new context and free of all prejudices.

Gent – Herbert Fondation – 20/10/2020 – 06/06/2021

Distance Extended / 1979 – 1997. Part I – Distance Extended / 1979 – 1997. Part I marks the beginning of a new long-term exhibition project that will shed light on the second generation of artists within the Herbert Collection. The years 1979 – 1997 also entailed a change of course within the Herbert Collection. In addition to the ongoing commitment with regard to Minimal Art, Concept Art, Arte Povera and Land Art, artists such as Jan Vercruysse, Thomas Schütte, Reinhard Mucha, Didier Vermeiren, Jean-Marc Bustamante, Harald Klingelhöller, Rodney Graham, Franz West, John Baldessari, Martin Kippenberger, Mike Kelley and Heimo Zobernig became part of the Collection. The exhibition presents a first selection of Works and Documents from these artists. In the following years, the presentation will undergo several intermittent changes, each time highlighting a different facet of this intriguing period.

Metz – Centre Pompidou-Metz – 21/11/2020 – 15/03/2021

Chagall, The light passer –T he Centre Pompidou-Metz is to present an unprecedented Chagall exhibition. The Emissary of Light which will explore the importance of light and of the stained-glass window in the artist’s work.

This exhibition will be part of the celebrations for the eight-hundredth anniversary of the cathedral in Metz, in which several stained-glass windows were created by Marc Chagall. It will also mark a high point in the Centre Pompidou’s existence, which will celebrate this very year, its tenth anniversary.

26.10.2020 – 1005 – Taipei Biennial 2020 – 21.11.2020-14.03.2021

The Taipei Biennial is the most important exhibition for promoting contemporary art held by the Taipei Fine Arts Museum.

Presented by Taipei Fine Arts Museum (TFAM), the 12th edition of Taipei Biennial will take place from 21 November 2020 to 14 March 2021. Co-curated by French philosopher Bruno LATOUR and French independent curator Martin GUINARD, along with Taiwanese independent curator Eva LIN, who has been specially invited to curate the public programs, this year’s biennial will showcase a line-up of works by 58 participants/groups from 25 countries and territories worldwide. Entitled You and I Don’t Live on the Same Planet, the biennial starts from the postulate proposed by Latour and Guinard that “people around the world no longer agree on what it means to live ‘on’ Earth. As we come closer to a series of tipping points, we simultaneously witness a division between those who seem to have abandoned planet Earth, those who try to make it more inhabitable, and those whose cosmology never fitted within the ideals of the globalizing project in the first place”.

This year’s biennial is a call for ideas on how to view and respond to the current environment we are living in. With knowledge across a field of studies encompassing humanities, history, geology, marine science, sociology and political science at the core of the exhibition’s framework, accompanied by dynamic public programs to stimulate thoughts and spark discussions, the biennial aims to question our current ongoing geopolitical tensions and worsening ecological crisis by examining our differences and influences on a planetary perspective. The exhibition will propose a fictional “planetarium” within the museum, wherein the participants will set up the tensions between the gravitational pull of different “planets”. Among the many examples one could name the Planet GLOBALIZATION for those who relentlessly modernize despite planetary boundaries, and the Planet TERRESTRIAL for those who are concerned about the climate situation and trying to reconcile the paradox between development and sustainability.

26.10.2020 – 012 – Selection of exhibitions

Wien – Weltmuseum Wien – 15/10/2020 – 15/04/2021

The Aztecs – The museum is hosting an exhibition that showcases the legendary art and culture of the Aztecs. This comprehensive show offers visitors the first-ever chance to get to know the Aztecs in their cultural context of the empire.

On show are over 200 artefacts and loans from Mexican and European museums, among them the Museo del Templo Mayor, the Museo Nacional de Antropología in Mexico-City, the Musées Royaux d’Art et de Histoire (Brussels), the National Museum of Denmark (Copenhagen), the Tropenmuseum (Amsterdam), the Museum Volkenkunde (Leiden), the Museum der Kulturen Basel, and the Museum am Rothenbaum (Hamburg), as well as artefacts from the collections of the Weltmuseum Wien and the Imperial Armoury of the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna.

Antwerpen – FOMU foto museum – 02/10/2020 – 24/01/2021

Martine Frank – Martine Franck (BE, 1938-2012), geboren in Antwerpen, ontdekt haar passie voor fotografie tijdens een lange reis door Azië in 1963. Thuisgekomen in Parijs, vestigt ze zich als zelfstandig fotograaf en maakt portretten en reportages voor grote Amerikaanse magazines zoals Life, The New York Times en Vogue. Uit haar foto’s spreekt een levensvreugde en een diep sociaal engagement.

Brussels – Van Buuren Museum – 03/09/2020 – 28/03/2021

Nudes by daniel Dewar & Gregory Gicquel An installation of marble sculptures from the Rosa Aurora series in the Van Buuren Museum gardens,

Gent – S.M.A.K. – 07/03/2020 – 03/01/2021

Kris Martin – ‘EXIT’ is the first Belgian retrospective dedicated to the work of Kris Martin (b. 1972, Kortrijk, Belgium). After having shown his work internationally for twenty years, the Belgian public is finally being given the opportunity to get to know his eloquent oeuvre in more detail. From existing objects Kris Martin creates images that raise questions about concepts such as transience, identity and death. These are themes that have traversed art history for centuries. The artist also weaves art history, literature and myths into his work. Moreover, he plays on mechanisms such as recognition and alienation in order to make us think about the bigger questions.

Montpellier – MO.CO. – 24/10/2020 – 31/01/2021

Cranford Collection: the 2000s – For the first time in France, MO.CO. presents a selection of important works from the Cranford Collection. Established by Muriel and Freddy Salem in 1999, it is now among the largest private art collections in Europe, comprising over seven hundred works from the 1960s to the present.

The exhibition focuses on this as yet unexplored decade, which has still to be fully defined. For this reason, the works in the exhibition will be presented chronologically. A timeline will chart the key events of this period and connect them to paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures and videos from this prestigious collection.

25.10.2020 – 011 – Selection of exhibitions

Stocholm – Moderna Museet – 10/10/2020 – 17/01/2021

Giacometti – Face to Face – Alberto Giacometti forged a singular path within European Modernism, restlessly seeking a new language for sculpture as a “double of reality”. The exhibition ”Giacometti – Face to Face” trails the evolution of Giacometti’s work from post-cubism through surrealism to post-war realism.

Göteborg – Göteborgs Konstmuseum – 12/09/2020 – 15/11/2020

Art Nouveau, From the Larssons to Zappa – The exhibitiontraces the influence of Art Nouveau in Swedish fin-de-siècle art. Situating the movement in a broader context, it shows how the style has been used and reinterpreted up to the present time. The exhibition features painting, sculpture, textile art, film, fashion and poster art from the turn of the century 1900 until today, by artists such as Alphonse Mucha, John Bauer, Gustaf Fjæstad, Tyra Kleen, Karin and Carl Larsson, Anders Zorn, the design studio Front and Fredrik Raddum.

Oslo – Astrup Fearnley Museet – 02/10/2020 – 03/01/2021

Josh Kline – Antibodies – The first major museum exhibition of the American artist Josh Kline in Scandinavia. Kline has attracted attention in recent years with his thought-provoking artistic practice, which focuses on the technological, economic and biological changes affecting human life in the 21st Century.

Aalborg – KUNSTEN – 08/10/2020 – 05/04/2021

All Together Now – Discover some of the most influential artists in Denmark and see society with fresh eyes. A comprehensive new exhibition of both recognisable and brand new contemporary works from Kunsten’s collection will provide visitors with a refreshing boost of energy.

Helsinki – ATENEUM – Finnish National Gallery – 15/09/2020 – 24/01/2021

Karin Hellman and Åke Hellman – The works in the exhibition are selected from the donation made by the Karin and Åke Hellman estate to the Ateneum Art Museum / Finnish National Gallery in 2019. Artists Karin Hellman (1915−2004) and Åke Hellman (1915−2017) were in many ways a unique artist couple. Over the course of a long life spent together, they shared both a profession and a studio home in Porvoo, where they worked for several decades.

24.10.2020 – 1004 – BRAFA Brussels 2021 will go ahead modelled on a new concept: ‘BRAFA @ HOME in the galleries’

In view of the restrictions and uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the BRAFA committee held a consultation with its members earlier this month which led to the decision to postpone the January 2021 fair until 2022.

Following this announcement, the organizers received countless messages of support and sympathy from exhibitors, partners, subcontractors and visitors. BRAFA remains a highly anticipated event – never once cancelled or postponed in its 65 years of existence! Buoyed by the feedback received, the BRAFA team immediately set to work to devise an alternative solution. Today, organizers announced that BRAFA will go ahead, just differently, modelled on a new concept: ’BRAFA @ HOME in the galleries’.

The idea is to invert the concept of the event. As visitors are currently unable to attend the fair, the organizers will bring the event to them! And who better to be the ambassadors of this reinvented BRAFA than the fair’s exhibitors? BRAFA 2021 will therefore go ahead as planned, but at the exhibitors’ galleries or exhibition spaces.

In practice, this means each participant will be invited to present an exhibition of the artworks and art objects they selected for BRAFA 2021 in their own gallery or home. They can choose to do this alongside another BRAFA exhibitor or alone. The only condition is that they must respect the same dates and times. The exhibitions will run from Wednesday 27 up to and including Sunday 31 January 2021, the dates the fair was originally scheduled to take place. Each participant will also be invited to produce a short, personalized video of his or her exhibition. All videos and photos featured in these videos will be posted on the BRAFA website and widely used to promote the event.

BRAFA will coordinate the entire operation and will take care of all promotion. The galleries will be invited based on the list of confirmed participants for BRAFA 2021.

Source: Artdaily

24.10.2020 – 010 – Selection of exhibitions

Frankfurt – Städel Museum – 01/10/2020 – 10/01/2021

Passion for Pictures – Netherlandish Drawings of the Eighteenth Century – With nearly 600 works, the Städel Museum has one of the most extensive and artistically significant collections of eighteenth-century Netherlandih drawings outside the Netherlands. The Städel is for the first time dedicating an exhibition to this valuable collection.

New York – Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum – 03/10/2020 – 19/09/2021

Knotted, Torn, Scattered: Sculpture after Abstract Expressionisme – Sculptural work in the Guggenheim collection from the 1960s and ’70s by six artists who helped redefine the legacy of postwar art in the United States. The works in this exhibition respond to and critique the innovations of Abstract Expressionist painters by emphasizing process, material, and performance.

Berlin – Museum für Fotografie – 09/10/2020 – 16/05/2021

America 1970s/80s – In the Helmut Newton Stiftung in the Museum für Fotografie in Berlin the exhibition “America 1970s/80s” presents works by Evelyn Hofer, Sheila Metzner, Joel Meyerowitz, and Helmut Newton.

Oostende – Mu.ZEE – 01/10/2020 – 01/10/2021

James Ensor an Léon Spilliaert, Two Masters of Ostend – Ostend and James Ensor are inextricably linked. Ensor loved Ostend: the city served as his muse and inexhaustible source of inspiration. He loved it for its crowds, the tempestuous North Sea, the carnival that painted the streets in festive colours each year. The name of the painter Léon Spillaert, twenty years his junior, is also connected with this Queen of Seaside Resorts. His nocturnal rambles through the city and long walks along the beach spurred him to create his best works, dark and suffused with mystery. Although Ensor and Spilliaert were very different as artists, their names are often mentioned in the same breath.

New York – Museum of Arts and Design – 24/09/2020 – 04/04/2021

Beth Lipman: Collective Elegy – For more than twenty years, Beth Lipman has transformed glass, metal, clay, video, and photographs into powerful statements addressing mortality, temporality, identity, and excess. The exhibition brings together a decade of work, and is the first major scholarly assessment of the artist’s career. In these turbulent times, Lipman’s art reminds us of where we came from, the subjectivity of history, and the need for harmony with the larger world.

23.10.2020 – 1003 – David Hockney’s Portrait of Sir David Webster achieves £12,865,000 at auction.

On 22 October 2020, Christie’s auctioned David Hockney’s Portrait of Sir David Webster, a tribute to Sir David Webster, the former General Administrator of the Royal Opera House, for £12,865,000 in the Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction. The painting was offered by the Royal Opera House with proceeds from the sale contributing towards vital funding they require. This will go some way to alleviating the financial impact of coronavirus on the world-renowned arts venue to, the most serious crisis the organisation has had to face. This will allow the Royal Opera House not just to survive but to thrive in its future programming.

Source: Artdaily

23.10.2020 – 009 – Selection of exhibitions

London – ATLAS Gallery – 01/10/2020 – 15/12/2020

Andreas Gefeller: Mapping perception – The first UK solo exhibition of work by Andreas Gefeller, a rising star among Germany’s fine art photograpkers,

Stockholm – Nationalmuseum – 17/09/2020 – 17/01/2021

Arcadia – A Paradise Lost – The exhibition Arcadia – A Paradise Lost is about an escape from reality and an eternal longing beyond civilization. It illuminates myths, poems and love stories and asks questions about the role of human beings in nature – then and now. The motifs are landscape and nature, but when you examine the pieces more closely you can discover stories drawn from fairy-tales and literature that take place in the glades.

Brussels – RMFAB – 02/10/2020 – 24/01/2021

BE MODERN – From Klee to TUYMANS – The exhibition BE MODERN focuses on the RMFAB’s collection of modern and contemporary art, gathering renowned Belgian and international artists. A selection of 150 paintings, sculptures, works on paper, installations and moving images depicts the modern history of visual arts.

Mons – Mundaneum – 01/07/2020 – 18/04/2021

Belgium in one hell of a state – Discover the history of Belgium in pictures!   From the Lion to Lady Belgium, through funny, satirical or political pictures, the exhibition traces 400 years of Belgian images. Through posters, postcards, drawings, caricatures, you will discover the evolution of the representation of Belgium from 1787 to the present day!

London – The National Gallery – 01/10/2020 – 24/01/2021

Artemisia – In this first major exhibition of Artemisia’s work in the UK, see her best-known paintings including two versions of her iconic and viscerally violent ‘Judith beheading Holofernes’; as well as her self portraits, heroines from history and the Bible, and recently discovered personal letters, seen in the UK for the first time. Follow in Artemisia’s footsteps from Rome to Florence, Venice, Naples and London. Hear her voice from her letters, and see the world through her eyes.

22.10.2020 – 1002 – Sotheby’s offers Alberto Giacometti’s monumental ‘Grande Femme I’ in special sealed bid private sale

Sotheby’s announced In Confidence: A Masterpiece by Alberto Giacometti, a “sealed bid” private sale offering of the artist’s monumental Grande femme I. The sale is open for confidential bidding starting today through 27 October, in advance of Sotheby’s marquee Evening Sales of Contemporary and Impressionist & Modern Art 28 October in New York.

Grande femme I is one of a series of four monumental female figures, each standing approximately nine-feet tall, which Giacometti created for an unrealized outdoor sculpture installation in Chase Manhattan Plaza in New York. A lifetime cast created in 1960, the sculpture is the finest and grandest in scale by Giacometti to come to market since the record-breaking sale of L’homme au doigt in 2015.

The “sealed bid” process represents an open, competitive, and timed private sale, in which all interested parties must file their interest with a sealed “best bid” offer. All qualified buyers can submit a confidential offer for the work, which is being offered subject to a reserve. The minimum starting bid is $90 million. At the closing of the sale on Tuesday, 27 October, at 12PM EDT, all sealed bids will be reviewed by Sotheby’s General Counsel and an outside auditor. All bids are considered irrevocable at the time of their submission. The highest bidder will acquire the work, subject to the rules and regulations of the sale, which can be found at sothebys.com/inconfidence.

Source/ ArtDaily

22.10.2020 – 008 – Selection of exhibitions

Brussels – Bozar – Centre for fine Arts -13/10/2020- 17/01/2021

Hotel Beethoven – 250 years after his birth, Ludwig van Beethoven is more than ever an icon. In the midst of all the celebrations to mark his birthday, BOZAR opens the doors of the HOTEL BEETHOVEN. This exhibition about the composer, his music and his ideas will look at how Beethoven remains relevant to us today. An exceptional musical innovator, he also provides a springboard for questions about the democratic and physical power of sound. How can we listen with our bodies when hearing is not an option? If art can change the way in which we see the world, can it also change the way in which we listen? How do visual artists translate sounds and music into images, movements and lines?

Gent – Museum Dr. Guislain – 24/08/2020 – 10/01/2021

Danser brut – Body and soul. Controlled and spontaneous. Within and beyond the limits. Danser brut offers an atypical perspective of dance, body and movement. An exhibition focusing on every form of movement: from carousels to dance epidemics, from trance to hysteria, from the mental institution to the stage. Using an intriguing mix of outsider art, modern and contemporary art, medical archive documents, film fragments… Danser brut investigates different forms of expression using the body, face and hands to translate people’s place in the world. 
Danser brut is organized by BOZAR, Brussels and Museum Dr. Guislain, Ghent after an original concept by LaM, The Lille Métropole Museum of Modern, Contemporary and Outsider Art.

La Louvière – Centre de la Gravure et de l’Image Imprimée – 02/06/2020 – 24/01/2021

Jean Dubuffet, le preneur d’empreintes – Elusive and polemical artist, Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985) was a major player on the art scene in the second half of the 20th century. Fascinated by paper, ink and printing, the print is deeply linked to his painted work.

Liège – La Boverie – 02/10/2020 – 28/02/2021

Warhol – The American Dream Factory – The exhibition offers a comprehensive overview of the career of this multi-faceted artist, and one of the most influential of the 20th century. The exhibition brings together the most famous works by Andy Warhol, gathered from big museums and leading private collections around the world, as well as rare documents exhibited here for the first time. Thus, we are witness to forty years of tumultuous American history, whose soul Warhol captured like no other of his contemporaries. During this exhibition, the heart of La Boverie will beat to the rhythm of the crazy nights of Manhattan, when musicians, poets, actors and eccentrics of all stripes met at Warhol’s “Factory”.

Louvain-la-Neuve – MUSEE L – 16/10/2020 – 24/01/2021

Staged Bodies – The exhibition is organised around three themes. The first part, Double Staged, takes as its starting point, like a mise en abyme, the notion that one image always hides another within itself. The images here refer to other representations, for which they suggest a restaging. The second, called Performing Gender, is based on the idea that gender is not a given of nature, but a historical, social process. The third part, Between Bodies, sets out to ask questions about the collective, social body, i.e. the body in its interaction with others.

21.10.2020 – 1001 – Europe’s museums are open, but the public isn’t coming. Copyright. The New York Times News Service Amsterdam

Visitors to the Rijksmuseum’s vast, vaulted galleries of Dutch old master paintings can feel as if they’ve got the whole place to themselves these days. Before the pandemic, around 10,000 people used to crowd in each day. Now, it’s about 800.

In theory, even with strict social distancing guidelines — visitors must book ahead, wear a mask, follow a set path and stay at least 6 feet apart — the Dutch national museum could accommodate as many as 2,500 people a day. But the public isn’t exactly jostling for those limited tickets.

Across town, the Hermitage Amsterdam museum has extended an exhibition of imperial jewels from the Russian state collection that was attracting 1,100 visitors a day last year. Now, the museum has limited daily ticket sales to 600, though it’s only selling about half.

As cultural institutions reopen across the United States, with new coronavirus protocols in place, many have been looking to Europe, where many museums have been open since May, for a preview of how the public might respond to the invitation to return. So far, there’s little reason to be optimistic.

Almost all European museums are suffering from visitor losses, but their ability to cope depends almost entirely on how they are funded. Institutions supported by government funding are able to weather the storm with a little belt-tightening, while those that depend on ticket sales are facing tougher choices. Many are laying off employees and restructuring their business models.

Visitor information from across Europe tells a fairly consistent story: Museums that have reopened have about a third of the visitors they had this time last year. The Louvre in Paris reports about 4,500 to 5,000 visitors a day, compared with about 15,000 a year ago. The State Museums of Berlin, a group of 18 museums in the German capital, reports about 30% of its usual attendance.

Others are faring worse. The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam is down to about 400 visitors a day, when it used to welcome 6,500. “It’s really very, very quiet in the museum,” said its director, Emilie Gordenker.

Travel restrictions and border closings have reduced the numbers of international tourists in European capitals. Over the summer, institutions in the Netherlands reported a boost in tourism from neighboring Belgium and Germany. That waned again when the school year started in September, and a surge of new coronavirus cases in the Netherlands led to “code red” alerts in several Dutch cities, including Amsterdam.

European governments support many national cultural institutions, but there is a broad range of business models across the continent, from privately established museums that receive virtually no government money to those that are wholly subsidized by taxpayers. In recent years, however, governments in many countries, including the Netherlands, have been cutting support of museums, as politicians have encouraged the “American model” of funding, with more reliance on earned income.

The Rijksmuseum and the Hermitage Amsterdam, less than a 10-minute bike ride from each other, represent two points on that spectrum. While the Dutch national museum receives one-third of its financing from the government, the Hermitage, a private initiative, has no government subsidy, and relies on ticket sales for 70% of its budget.

“Seniors have been our core business,” said Paul Mosterd, the deputy director of the Hermitage Amsterdam. “We had a lot of senior groups, a group of friends of pensioners, or grandpa celebrates his 80th birthday with a guided tour and a lunch.” Such patrons are now wary of indoor spaces and public transportation, he said, making the museum more reliant on younger visitors. But, he added, “That generation isn’t coming.”

Several European countries — including Britain, France, Germany and the Netherlands — have already announced government bailout packages for the arts. But many local institutions are still projecting shortfalls.

“We foresee huge losses for the next few years, and just a very slow return to normal,” said Lidewij de Koekkoek, the director of the Rembrandt House, a museum in the artist’s former home and studio. Before the pandemic, 80% of the museum’s visitors were international tourists.

“We expect that in 2024 we might be back to our normal visitor numbers,” she added. “Financially, it’s quite a disaster.”

De Koekkoek said that Rembrandt House had lost about 2.5 million euros, or around $3 million, because of the decline in visitors — more than half its overall budget.

A bailout from the Dutch government and support from the city of Amsterdam have helped recoup about $1 million, she said. “On the positive side, it’s back to basics, and there’s a lot of creativity in thinking towards the future,” she added.

Yilmaz Dziewior, the director of the Museum Ludwig in Cologne, Germany, said that the country’s museums were lucky because they have long received generous government subsidies. Few, he said, are in danger of failing, even if visitors don’t come.

“What the crisis also showed is how robust or healthy the German system is, in comparison with the U.S., for example,” he said. “We need the visitors, but they do not make up such a big part of our overall budget.”

He said that in the museum’s annual budget of roughly 13 million euros, about 3.5 million euros comes from earned income, with 1.8 million euros of that from ticket sales. He anticipates a loss of half of that.

The museum’s financial situation has nonetheless prompted a rethink, Dziewior said. “One thing that it showed us is that we need to work more with our own collection,” he said. “We do so many shows where we ship works from across the world, which is not good ecologically, economically and in other ways. Through the crisis, these issues became clearer.”

Mosterd of the Hermitage Amsterdam said the crisis had compelled the museum’s staff to rethink exhibitions and try to appeal to a different kind of visitor. An exhibition of medieval art, “Romanovs Under the Spell of the Knights,” for example, has been recast with greater emphasis on armor, weapons and battles.

“It’s more suitable for families with young kids, which is for us in some ways a new audience,” Mosterd said. “That’s 100% a change we made for marketing reasons.”

Dziewior said that reorienting the Ludwig Museum, and finding a more sustainable, more inclusive approach to visitors — especially those who live locally — was unlikely to be a temporary shift.

“One thing that the crisis showed us was that the so-called normal wasn’t normal,” he said. “It’s not our aim to go back to where we left off.”

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21.10.2020 – 007 – Selection of exhibitions

Bern – Kunsthalle Bern – 17/10/2020 – 06/12/2020

No Dandy, No Fun – Mit Kai Althoff, Lutz Bacher, Kévin Blinderman / Pierre-Alexandre Mateos / Charles Teyssou, Marcel Broodthaers, Ursula Böckler, Marc Camille Chaimowicz, Hanne Darboven, Stephan Dillemuth, Victoire Douniama, Lukas Duwenhögger, Cerith Wyn Evans, Sylvie Fleury, Andrea Fraser, Sophie Gogl, Gogo Graham, Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys, David Hammons, Birgit Jürgenssen, K Foundation, John Kelsey, Michael Krebber, Miriam Laura Leonardi, David Lieske, Mathieu Malouf, Ulrike Ottinger, Mathias Poledna, Raymond Roussel, Heji Shin, Reena Spaulings, Sturtevant, Bernadette Van-Huy, James McNeill Whistler, Virginia Woolf u.a..

Graz – Grazer Kunstverein – 24/09/2020 – 20/11/2020

Emma Wolf-Haugh, Domestic OptimismDomestic Optimism is an exhibition about mangled and mistold modernist legacies. The project begins with furniture, inanimate objects that come loaded with social connections and invisible histories. Through the displacement of cultural detritus Emma Wolf-Haugh retells modernist architectural history in the collective key of queer-feminist and decolonial practices, continually unearthing filth in times of hygiene, and complicating things that were never simple to begin with.

Maastricht – Fotomuseum aan het Vrijthof – 03/10/2020 – 28/02/2021

‘This is my Church’ – The exhibition shows a selection of imposing photos by Rutger Geerling of international dance festivals and events in stadiums and large clubs. Dutch DJ heroes such as Afrojack, Armin van Buuren, Don Diablo, Hardwell, Nicky Romero and Tiësto play a prominent role. Rutger Geerling is one of the world’s top photographers in Electronic Dance Music (EDM).

Antwerpen – MAS – 03/10/2020 – 28/03/2021

100 X Congo – The exhibition features one hundred unique highlights from our Congolese collection. works and examines their significance to various What stories are hidden behind the objects? How did they end up here? What did they mean to Congolese peoples? And what about the African presence in Antwerp?

Brugge – Sint-Janshospitaal – 01/10/2020 – 01/02/2021

Memling now: Hans Memling in contemprary art – Hans Memling was one of the most significant painters of the Burgundian Bruges genre. He painted three altarpieces for the medieval Sint-Janshospitaal. These are considered to be masterpieces amongst the artwork of the Flemish primitives. The world-renowned Ursula Shrine is also one of his works. Hans Memling is a source of inspiration for various contemporary artists and this Bruges exhibition highlights his influences for the first time. As well as a range of portraits by Joseph Kosuth – one of the forefathers of conceptual art – there will also be works on display by African-American painter Kehinde Wiley (who painted an official portrait of Barack Obama) and Syrian-American artist Diana Al-Hadid. Belgian artist David Claerbout will also be creating a new piece of work for this project.

20.10.2020 – 006 – Selection of exhibitions

Leuven – Museum M – 09/10/2020 – 07/02/2021

Ericka Beckman A world ruled by structures and systems where performance is key, optimisation forms a constant preoccupation and gamification is used as a means to drive up participation… All these properties defining society today were first explored by Ericka Beckman in her films in the early 1980s, long before the introduction of social media and virtual interaction.

Paris – Almine Rech – 17/10/2020 – 14/11/2020

Wes Lang – Over the last several decades, artist Wes Lang has been honing his craft involving, amongst other things, a tireless, obsessive mining of a post-pop American landscape………….

Stockbrige, Mass – Norman Rockwell Museum – 17/10/2020 -17/01/2021

Norman Rockwell: Imagining Freedom – Returning to Stockbridge following a six city tour that has taken Rockwell’s art and the work of other creators to New York, Detroit, Washington DC, Normandy, France, Houston, and Denver, Norman Rockwell: Imagining Freedom explores the indelible odyssey of the Four Freedoms, humanity’s greatest and sometimes most elusive ideals.

Paris – Musée des Arts Décoratifs – 15/10/2020 – 02/05/2021

LUXES – The exhibition explores perceptions of luxury through the ages and from all corners of the world. Showcasing over-100 objects, the majority of which come from the permanent collections of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, loans come from the Musée du Louvre, the Louvre Abu Dhabi, the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, the Musée du Quai Branly, as well as from some of France’s most prestigious design houses.

Porto – Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art – 16/10/2020 – 21/02/2021

The work of R. H. Quaytman – R. H. Quaytman deploys techniques of mechanical reproduction and traditions of conceptual art to create closed series of works divided into chapters. Subsequent parts are numbered to mark the passage of time and the gradually completing life and artistic project. The artist treats all exhibitions and paintings presented as one creative undertaking.

19.10.2020 – 005 – Selection of exhibitions


Antwerpen – Tim Van Laere Gallery – 15/10/2020 – 28/11/2020

Adrian Ghenie – Tim Van Laere Gallery presents the fifth solo exhibition of Adrian Ghenie, featuring nine new paintings and three new charcoal drawings.

Milan – Pirelli HangarBicocca – 15/10/2020 – 21/02/2021

Chen Zhen – “Short-circuits” is conceived as an immersive exploration within the complex artistic research of Chen Zhen (Shanghai, 1955—Paris, 2000), bringing together for the first time some of the artist’s most significant works from 1991 to 2000.

Brussels – Gladstone Gallery – 09/10/2020 – 14/11/2020

Jill Mulleady – Decline & Glory – An exhibition of new paintings by Jill Mulleady, the artist’s first with the gallery

New Orleans, LA – New Orleans Museum of Art – 09/10/2020 – 31/01/2021

Mending the Sky – Exhibition brings together eleven artists projects that respond to a world turned upside down.

Copenhagen – Copenhagen Contemporary – 10/10/2020 – 30/05/2021

Sol Calero – El barco de barro (The Clay Ship)The exhibition is structured as a large clay workshop where questions about identity, immigration, and cultural encounters emerge while visitors move round the installation



18.10.2020 – 004 – Selection of exhibitions

New York – Lévy Gorvy   – 14/10/2020 – 09/01/2021

Michelangelo Pistoletto – Major exhibition of works by the renowned Italian artist Michelangelo Pistoletto.

Berlin – Gropius Bau – 16/10/2020 – 10/01/2021

Masculinities – Exhibition explores the ways in which masculinity has been experienced from the 1960s to the present day.

Luxembourg – Mudam Luxembourg – Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean– 10/10/2020 – 05/04/2021

Leonor Antunes – Henry J. and Erna D. Leir Pavilion is the site for a new exhibition of recent sculpture by the acclaimed artist Leonor Antunes (b. 1972, Lisbon).

Madrid – Museo Reina Sofia – 23/09/2020 – 01/03/2021

Disonata. Art in sound up to 1980 – The exhibition Disonata. Art in sound up to 1980, based on an original project by the recently deceased Guy Schraenen, analyses one of the lesser known aspects of 20th century art: the development of sound as a creative field separated from music, since the irruption of the historical avant-garde movements.

Munich – Pinakothek der Moderne – 14/10/2020 – 10/01/2021

The Architecture Machine: The Role of Computers in Architecture” – For the first time in the German speaking countries, the Architekturmuseum der TUM presents a large-scale exhibition on the computer’s influence on architecture. Beginning in the 1960s and ending in the present.

17.10.2020 – 003 – Art Fairs November 2020

Art Fairs November 2020 in Europe. – III –

Due to sanitary measures for the public and exhibitors a lot of Art Fairs are postponed. New dates for the Art Fairs in 2021 who were announced in November 2020

Binningen – 11 – Arte Binningen 2020 – POSTPONED – NEW DATE 05.11 – 14.11.2021

Art Fairs in other continents – I –

Art Fairs in November. Fairs dates are subject to change
due to covid pandemic situation.

Toronto – Canada – 10 – Art Toronto – WILL TAKE PLACE – DATE 28.10 – 08.11.2020

Hong Kong – China – 11 – Fine Art Asia 2020 – NEW DATE 27.11 – 30.11.2020

Shanghai – China – 11 – Shanghai International Art Fair 2nd Edition – DATE 19.11 – 22.11.2020

Art Fairs online in November

Abu Dhabi – United Arab Amirates – Abu Dhabi Art 12th edition will take place from 19 – 26 November 2020 as a virtual fair.

New Tork – U.S.A. – 11 – TEFAF Online – DATE 01.11 – 04.11.2020 – TEFAF Online will take place in the time slot of TEFAF New York.

Philadelphia – U.S.A. – Contemporary Craft Show – The Show meets you wherever you are with a virtual experience. – DATE 06.11 – 08..11.2020

New dates for the Art Fairs in 2021 who were announced in November 2020.

Singapore – Singapore – Affordable Art Fair – POSTPONED – NEW DATE – 12.11 – 14.11.2021

16.10.2020 – 002 – Art Fairs November 2020


Art fairs November 2020 in Europe. -II-

Due to sanitary measures for the public and exhibitors a lot of Art Fairs are postponed.
New dates for the Art Fairs in 2021 who were announced in November 2020.

Thessaloniki – 11 – Art Thessaloniki – NEW DATE 20.05 – 23.05.2021

Art Fairs that will take place online in November.

Chester – 11 – Chester Arts Fair – VIRTUAL ONLINE FAIRE – 13.11 – 13.12.2020

Herne – 11 – Kuboshow Kunstmesse – ONLY ONLINE

Art Fairs in November. Fairs dates are subject to change due to covid 9 pandemic situation.

Leipzig – 11 – MUTEC 2020 – WILL TAKE PLACE – DATE 05.11 – 07.11.2020

Luxembourg – 11 – Luxembourg Art Week – WILL TAKE PLACE – DATE 01.11 – 22.11.2020 & ART FAIR – DATE 20.11 – 22.11.2020

Montreux – 11 – Salon d’art contemporain MAC 2020 – WILL TAKE PLACE – DATE 04.11 – 08.11.2020

Mulhouse – 11 – Art3f – WILL TAKE PLACE – DATE 26.11 – 29.11.2020

Padova – 11 – Arte Padova – WILL TAKE PLACE – DATE 13.11 – 16.11.2020

Paris – 11 – AKAA – WILL TAKE PLACE – DATE 13.11 – 15.11.2020

Paris – 11 – Fotofever Paris – WILL TAKE PLACE – DATE 13.11 – 15.11.2020

Paris – 11 – Paris Photo – WILL TAKE PLACE – DATE 12.11 – 15.11.2020

Strasbourg – 11 – ST-ART – WILL TAKE PLACE – DATE 27.11 – 29.11.2020

Hofburg Vienna -11 – Art & Antique – WILL TAKE PLACE – DATE 05.11 – 08.11.2020