Maureen Paley picks ten exhibitions exclusively for GalleriesNow

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Maureen Paley was one of the first people to show contemporary art in London’s East End, opening her gallery in 1984. She has been a pioneer of the scene ever since, promoting and showing art from the USA and continental Europe as well as launching new talent from the UK.

Gallery artists include Turner prize winners Wolfgang Tillmans, 2000, and Gillian Wearing, 1997, and Turner Prize nominees Liam Gillick, 2002, and Rebecca Warren, 2006, as well as recent additions to the gallery programme such as Tom Burr, Oscar Tuazon, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Paulo Nimer Pjota and Olivia Plender.

Maureen has selected ten great exhibitions on now around the world exclusively for GalleriesNow.


Wolfgang Tillmans at Fondation Beyeler

1.

Wolfgang Tillmans
Fondation Beyeler, Basel

"following on from his solo show at Tate Modern this survey exhibition fills this special space with much room for the works to breath - illuminating. Great catalogue and don't forget to view the films downstairs."

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Oscar Tuazon at Skulptur Projekte Münster

2.

Oscar Tuazon Burn the Formwork
Skulptur Projekte Münster 2017, Münster

"do not miss Oscar Tuazon's Burn the Formwork as well as the site-specific collaborative piece by Cosima von Bonin and Tom Burr situated right in front of the Kunstverein: Benz Bonin Burr "

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Tom Burr at Westfälischer Kunstverein

3.

Tom Burr Surplus of Myself
Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster

"this survey of early works is long overdue and provides an insight into Tom Burr's sculptural concerns that form continuity to present day. Perfectly timed to co-incide with Skulptur Projekte Münster. Do not forget to get a copy of the small publication made especially for the exhibition and a work of art in its own right."

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Kaye Donachie at le plateau frac Île-de-france

4.

Kaye Donachie Under the clouds of her eyelids
le plateau frac Île-de-france, Paris

"Kaye Donachie's exhibition is a carefully selected group of new and older paintings that are shown together with works by artists such as Claude Cahun, Florence Henri and Lee Miller. These enhance one's appreciation and give new perspective. Inventive installation including wallpaper that Donachie has designed herself make this a must see show - worth a Eurostar visit to Paris!"

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Carol Rama at the New Museum

5.

Carol Rama Antibodies
New Museum, New York

"This show is a revelation and an inspiration. Disturbing and moving in equal measure..."

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Giacometti at Tate Modern

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Giacometti
Tate Modern, London

"Don't miss show by a master who never disappoints. Such a distinctive body of work."

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Stephen Prina at Madre Napoli

7.

Stephen Prina english for foreigners
Madre Napoli, Naples

"Stephen Prina investigates his own family history in relation to the Italian diaspora and his father in particular at Madre....fitting.

and until September, the Madre Napoli is also showing Wade Guyton's Siamo Arrivati."

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Dwan Gallery at LACMA

8.

Los Angeles to New York: Dwan Gallery, 1959–1971
Resnick Pavilion, LACMA, Los Angeles

"Virginia Dwan is a great inspiration to me. I found this exhibition fascinating. She was an innovator, mentor, muse, and enabler who mounted a series of  notable exhibitions in both her LA and NY galleries and even funded Robert Smithson's Spiral Jetty!  Worth seeing if out in LA. Great books and catalogues accompany the exhibition."

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General Idea at MAMCO

9.

General Idea Photographs (1969-1982)
MAMCO, Geneva

"The photographic works from the first ten years of General Idea forms the body of this exhibition taken from their archives."

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Maureen Gallace at MoMA PS1

10.

Maureen Gallace Clear Day
MoMA PS1, New York

"Again long overdue but so welcome. This survey of Maureen Gallace's paintings breaths fresh air into the rooms at beloved PS1. The consistent dedication to her painting methods and subjects make one think of Morandi's work where a whisper is as effective as a shout. Do visit!"

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