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GalleriesNow 21 May 2019
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special events this week

Tue 21 May
London, talk: Hollybush Gardens Bruno Pacheco with Melissa Gronlund
New York, talk: Gagosian Fred Myers & Henry Skerritt, moderated by Margo Smith
London, special event: Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac United Artists for Europe Opening cocktail and preview with the Curators

Wed 22 May
London, performance: Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac Bernard-Henri Lévy: Looking for Europe
London, talk: Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac Hans Ulrich Obrist, Artistic Director, Serpentine Galleries with novelist Adam Thirlwell
Frankfurt, special event: Bernhard Knaus Fine Art Myriam Holme: von gehäuftem jetzt Artist talk and tour
Paris, performance: Fondation Cartier Nomadic Night. Rita Pauls and Ant Hampton: Mouth Piece (Mund-Stück)

Thu 23 May
London, special event: Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac AGORART afternoon talks & closing of the exhibition
London, talk: Blain|Southern Enrique Martínez Celaya with Sir Charles Saumarez Smith
London, special event: l’étrangère Jan Eric Visser presentation on his practice
Paris, tour: Gagosian Paris Setsuko: Into the Trees with the artist and gallery director Jean-Olivier Després 
Melbourne, special event: Tolarno Galleries To The Surface: Tim Maguire and Dorian Ford at Melbourne Recital Centre

Sat 25 May
Hong Kong, talk: Hauser & Wirth Les Enfants Terribles: Dada & Surrealism 
Hong Kong, special event: Hauser & Wirth The Subversion of Image, Cinema and Surrealism 
São Paulo, opening day: Galeria Nara Roesler Raul Mourão: Introdução à teoria dos opostos absolutos

Tue 28 May
London, talk: Hauser & Wirth Art Across Disciplines: The White Review Panel Discussion

exhibitions opening

Hauser & Wirth Somerset: Unconscious Landscape. Works from the Ursula Hauser Collection
sixty-five works by female artists including Louise Bourgeois, Heidi Bucher, Sonia Gomes, Eva Hesse, Sheila Hicks, Maria Lassnig, Lee Lozano, Meret Oppenheim, Carol Rama, Sylvia Sleigh and Alina Szapocznikow

Hong Kong
David Zwirner, Hong Kong: Thomas Ruff: Transforming Photography
Gagosian Hong Kong: Marc Newson
new works by the designer in his first exhibition of limited-edition furniture in China
Hauser & Wirth Hong Kong: Perlstein Collection: A Luta Continua
the first presentation in Asia of the Perlstein collection - over more than five decades Perlstein has assembled an intensely personal collection rooted in a passion for the work of groundbreaking artists
Lévy Gorvy Hong Kong: American Master. Frank Stella: Polish Villages
Stella’s seminal series makes up the American artist’s first exhibition in China
Massimo De Carlo, Hong Kong: McArthur Binion: New:Work (Hong Kong)

Hong Kong auctions
Bonhams Hong Kong:
Modern and Contemporary Art Mon, 27 May (viewing 22-27 May)
Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Tue, 28 May (viewing 24-28 May)

Almine Rech Gallery London: Jannis Kounellis / Claudio Abate
Blain|Southern, Hanover Sq: Enrique Martínez Celaya: The Mariner’s Meadow
sixteen previously unseen paintings, in which the artist focuses on the sea and its relation to the human subconscious
David Gill: Barnaby Barford: MORE MORE MORE
two new large-scale installations, three new series of works on paper and a new black-and-white, time-lapse film
Flowers Gallery, Cork Street: Lucy Jones: Landscape and Inscape
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac: United Artists for Europe
coinciding with the European elections, and based on an original idea by Bernard-Henri Lévy, this initiative seeks to affirm artists’ devotion to European ideals, values and culture
Hauser & Wirth Savile Row: László Moholy-Nagy
examining Moholy-Nagy as a proto-conceptualist, whose work interrogated the role of the art object and the artist in society
Hauser & Wirth Savile Row: Keith Tyson: Life Still
Tyson moves between the philosophical, the mathematical and the mythological
Modern Art Helmet Row: Yngve Holen: Corpus Quality
Holen’s exhibition is focused on “The Legends of Chima”, a line of action figures for children introduced to the market by LEGO in 2013 and discontinued in 2015
NıCOLETTı: As a butterfly folded in a caterpillar that will soon unfold
inaugurating the gallery’s new permanent space, an exploration of the fold with Gabriele Beveridge, Javier Chozas, Dorian Gaudin, Lydia Gifford, Charlie Godet-Thomas, Felix Kiessling, Sonia Kacem, Alicja Kwade, Marianne Spurr and Sara VanDerBeek
Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art: Nine Iranian Artists in London: THE SPARK IS YOU
works by contemporary Iranian artists whose vision looks beyond the ordinary, with Morteza Ahmadvand, Nazgol Ansarinia, Ghazaleh Hedayat, Sahand Hesamiyan, Koushna Navabi, Navid Nuur, Sam Samiee, Hadi Tabatabai and Hossein Valamanesh
Pippy Houldsworth Gallery: Emma Amos, Vivian Browne, Chemu Ng'ok: My Kind of Protest
Serpentine Sackler Gallery: Luchita Hurtado: I Live I Die I Will Be Reborn 
tracing the expansive career of Hurtado, who at 97 has produced work with a continued relevance to contemporary environmental and political issues

A arte Invernizzi: Riccardo De Marchi: άλλαι όπαί (other holes)
visual features emerge from carefully controlled and repeated gestures that nevertheless always lead to new results and countless new ways of seeing
Boccanera Milan: Daniel González: Spiritual Paintings 
inspired by the spirituality of Haiti, González creates paintings that combine distant rituals

New York
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Jane Lombard Gallery: Teppei Kaneuji: Plastic Barricade
Mignoni: Frank Stella: Polish Village Sketches, 1970-1974
the first exhibition ever to focus solely on the Sketches from Stella’s Polish Village series, and the first time a large group of these masterful collages is shown together

New York auctions
Bonhams New York:
Modern & Contemporary Prints & Multiples Tue, 21 May (viewing 17-21 May)
Sotheby’s New York:
Master Paintings Wed, 22 May (viewing 18-22 May)
19th Century European Art Wed, 22 May (viewing 18-21 May)
Important Design Thu, 23 May (viewing 10-22 May)

Palm Beach
Findlay Galleries Palm Beach: Wall Hangings: The African Motifs and More 
a unique collection of timeless and diverse hand-woven tapestries from African artists and European masters

Galerie Chantal Crousel: Seth Price: Self As Tube
new mixed-media paintings, photographic light boxes and light tubes picking up on key themes from Price’s past including technological pressure on the self and the “folklore” of social symbols
Jeanne Bucher Jaeger, St Germain: Compagnons de Route
Roger Bissière, Youla Chapoval, Nicolas de Staël, Jean Dubuffet, Louis-Auguste Déchelette, Asger Jorn, Vera Pagava, Primitive Arts, Hans Reichel, Árpád Szenes, Mark Tobey, Maria Helena Vieira da Silva

Paris auctions
Sotheby’s Paris:
Important Design Tue, 28 May (viewing 24-27 May)

São Paulo
Mendes Wood DM: Parks and other pretexts
Galeria Nara Roesler São Paulo: Raul Mourão: Introdução à teoria dos opostos absolutos 
videos, paintings, photographs and the kinetic sculptures - or balances - which have been part of the artist’s work since 2010

Sydney auctions
Bonhams Sydney:
Important Asian Art Wed, 22 May (viewing 17-21 May)

Boccanera: Cave Canem
works by thirty-eight artists depicting the figure of the dog

Galerie Lisa Kandlhofer: Small Fishes Swim Around Inside of Large Fishes. New paintings by James English Leary
a suite of works which continue the artist’s interest in the transposition of painted space into shaped grounds
Galerie Lisa Kandlhofer: The Picture is a Forest
organised by James English Leary, a group show of works that exemplify painting’s unique disposition to engage strategies of scale and space in the conjuring of intimacies and immensities

Lullin + Ferrari: Klodin Erb: Babel & Bubbles - Paintings

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Peter Halley & Ugo Rondinone @ Modern Art 
City Poems and City Music @ Whitechapel Gallery 
Cy Twombly @ Bastian
Luigi Ghirri @ Repetto Gallery
Lester Rapaport @ David Richard Gallery
Andra Ursuta, Maria Lai, Carl Andre @ Massimo De Carlo
For Freedoms @ International Center of Photography (ICP) Museum
Elliott Lloyd @ David Richard Gallery
De Wain Valentine @ Almine Rech New York
Marc Lee @ Annka Kultys Gallery
Sean Scully @ Lisson Gallery 10th Ave
Sean Scully @ Lisson Gallery W 24th St

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exhibitions closing

Axel Vervoordt Gallery: The Crime of Adolf Loos
a large group show curated by the English curator, writer and advisor Alistair Hicks referencing Loos’ 1908 essay “Ornament and Crime”

Alison Jacques Gallery: An Unlikely Friendship: John Wesley in conversation with Donald Judd
the first in a series of exhibitions focusing on close and often overlooked friendships between seminal artists pairs a group of Wesley’s painting from 1983-1990 with four key Donald Judd sculptures
Annka Kultys Gallery: Marc Lee: Non-Places
a mixed reality installation of recent work by Lee, including interactive works shown for the first time
Brun Fine Art: Mario Sironi: Signs & Colours
curated by Alberto Mazzacchera, a significant body of works by Sironi, who is considered one of the most modern artists of 20th-century Italy
Galerie Max Hetzler: Input / Output: Painting After Technology
artists using digital technology in their artistic process, with works by Glenn Brown, Jeff Elrod, Julian Schnabel, Ida Tursic & Wilfried Mille, Michael Williams, Christopher Wool and Toby Ziegler
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac: Gerwald Rockenschaub: ROMANTIC / ECLECTIC (REMODELLED CAROUSEL EDIT)
Rockenschaub’s debut UK exhibition provides an immersive approach to examining perception, using visual codes and interventions of space and depth to explore our innate desire for order
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac: Sylvie Fleury: Hypnotic Poison
works from three of Fleury’s most significant series in the first solo exhibition of the artist’s work in London since the 1990s
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac: United Artists for Europe
based on an original idea by Bernard-Henri Lévy, this initiative seeks to affirm artists’ devotion to European ideals, values and culture, and to benefit European cultural initiatives
GAO Gallery: Jakob Brugge: 2001 - 2006
Hollybush Gardens: Upstairs: A Work: Andrea Büttner, Ruth Proctor, Joachim Schmid, Anne Tallentire
Hollybush Gardens: Bruno Pacheco: head (red) hand
new and recent paintings that continue the artist’s ongoing enquiry into the painted picture
l’étrangère: What branches grow out of this stony rubbish?
work by three artists who each respond to pressing ecological concerns, including anthropogenic climate change, the catastrophic impact of our reliance on concrete, and the over-production of waste through consumerism and industrial capitalism
Maureen Paley: Michael Queenland
a visual, material, and temporal record of Rome composed of discarded objects that he came across on the street while running errands or on his way to specific sites over the course of one year
Maureen Paley: Gardar Eide Einarsson
the group of work that makes up the show revolves around concerns of how to relate, and how to resist, as an individual in the face of institutions and power structures whose ideologies might not align with ones own
Mazzoleni: Massimo Vitali: Short Stories
curated by Mirta d’Argenzio, photographs from different series where each singular image depicts a significant moment for Vitali - the artist’s “short stories” of a long and distinguished career
Michael Werner Gallery, Mayfair: Florian Krewer: Car Park Godiva
the artist’s first solo exhibition in London shows him grounded in the autobiographical, yet free from an overt narrative and eluding one-dimensional reading
Richard Saltoun: Lili Dujourie: Ballade
Dujourie’s her first exhibition with the gallery and her first in London in over twenty years focuses on her relationship with nature, specifically the poetry and art it evokes
Robilant + Voena, London: Ugo Mulas: Creative Intersections
Mulas’s first solo exhibition in the UK focuses on his unprecedented vision of photography as a critical operation of knowledge and understanding of modern and contemporary art - includes images never shown before
Sotheby‘s S|2 Gallery: Flávio de Carvalho
the first UK exhibition of the influential Brazilian painter, sculptor, architect, scenographer, designer, journalist, writer and playwright
Sotheby‘s S|2 Gallery: Amadeo Luciano Lorenzato
a solo exhibition of paintings by the largely self-taught Brazilian outsider artist
South London Gallery: Haegue Yang: Tracing Movement
South London Gallery: Laurie Robins: ‘FREE TRADE OR ELSE’*
South London Gallery: The Source: Works from the South London Gallery Collection

New York
Acquavella Galleries: Lucian Freud: Monumental
a major loan exhibition focusing on the artist’s naked portraits, a subject that has long enjoyed special significance in his oeuvre
Helwaser Gallery: Anton Ginzburg: VIEWs
Ginzburg’s first solo exhibition inaugurates the gallery’s new location - paintings executed on wooden panels of two distinct sizes, with each work referencing diagrammatic representations of the binocular field of human vision
Timothy Taylor: Leon Kossoff: Everyday London
fifteen drawings selected from the artist’s studio - spanning 60 years, each work exists as a contemporary snapshot, recording the pulse of “everyday London”

Almine Rech Gallery: Kenneth Noland
an important survey exhibition of rarely-shown paintings realized between 1960 and 2006
kamel mennour, avenue Matignon: Robin Rhode: The Broken Wall
photographic ensembles produced against the same broken wall in the Johannesburg suburb of Westbury, South Africa, where Rhode grew up
kamel mennour, r. Saint-André des arts: Bertrand Lavier
Lavier has created a new interface in which painting has been freed from its function in imitating the object, has asserted itself, and partially loosened its ties with reality
MEP - Maison Européenne de la Photographie: Yingguang Guo: The Bliss of Conformity
combining photography, video, installation and a book, Yingguang Guo focuses on the status of women through the practice of arranged marriage
MEP - Maison Européenne de la Photographie: Love, Ren Hang
presented for the first time in a French institution, 150 photographs that explore the relationship between identity and sexuality
MEP - Maison Européenne de la Photographie: Coco Capitán: Busy Living
over 150 works - photographs, paintings and previously unseen texts - the exhibition reveals the artist’s instinctive sensitivity to contemporary social issues, exploring connections between reality and perception and between beauty and subversion

Galleria Anna Marra: Maria Elisabetta Novello, Christoph Weber | FRAGILE earth and sky, handle with care
curated by Giorgia Gastaldon, a dialogue between the works of two artists who do not usually work with traditional sculptural materials

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