What’s on this week: 09.05–15.05 2011

This week’s pick ‘n’ mix from Montréal, Sherbrooke, Toronto, London, Brussels, New York and LA

Montréal

BNL MTL 2011: The 7th Montréal Biennnale
at the former École des beaux-arts at Montréal,
through 31 May 2011

 
 
 
 
 

Gwenaël Bélanger: Broyer du noir + Colour Break
at Galerie Graff, 12 May – 18 June 2011
(Opening on Thursday 12 May 5pm)

 
 

“De La Série Comic Strip (Vert)” (2011) impression jet d’encre. Image courtesy of the artist and Galerie Graff
 

Kent Monkman: The Atelier
at Pierre-François Ouellette Art Contemporain,
14 May – 25 June 2011
(Opening on Saturday 14 May 2011 2.30-5pm)

Image courtesy of the artist and Pierre-Francois Ouellete Art Contemporain
 

Question de principe / Matter of Principle
at Art Mür, 14 May – 18 June 2011
(Opening on Saturday 14 May 2011 3–5pm)

Artists: Erich Bollmann (USA), Claudia Djabbari (Germany/UK), Merike Estna (Estonia/UK), Patricia Fernandez (Spain/USA), James Ferris (UK), Gandt (UK), Ian Hokin (USA), Pierre Julien (Canada), Steve Kado (Canada/Denmark/USA), Trevor Kiernander (Canada/UK), Jenny Moore (Canada/UK), Alise Spinella (USA). Curated by Nicolas Grenier & Annie Hémond Hotte.

Claudia Djabbari “Volkswagen” (2011) mixed media. Image courtesy of the artist and Art Mür
 

Tia Halliday: Edge of Illusion and
Adam Pendleton: Adam Pendleton Band
at Parisian Laundry, through 4 June 2011
 
 
 
 

Tia Halliday “Glance” (2010) Digital ink jet print; Adam Pendelton “BAND” (2009)
3 channel HD digital video, stereo sound. Image courtesy of the artists and
Parisian Laundry

 

François Quévillon: L’atomisation du temps
at Occurence, through18 June 2011
(in collaboration with ELEKTRA12)
 

Image courtesy of the artist and Occurence
 

Yam Lau: Rehearsal
at B-312, through 21 May 2011
(in collaboration with ELEKTRA12)
 

Image courtesy of the artist and B-312
 

[The Unknown Artist - Unit 3: FUTURES]
Dustin Wilson: Reversion to the Original Point
at Centre des arts actuels Skol, through 21 May 2011
 

Image courtesy of the artist and Centre des arts actuels Skol
 

Sherbrooke (Quebec)

Stanstead Project, or How To Cross The Border at Bishop’s University, through 30 July 2011.

Artists: Ursula Biemann (Zurich), Christian Philipp Müller (New York / Berlin), Andreas Rutkauskas (Montreal). Guest Curator: Geneviève Chevalier

Christian Philipp Müller “BURNING LOVE (Lodenfüßler)” (2010) Performance and Installation with video. Image courtesy of the artist
 

Toronto

Scotibank CONTACT Photography Festival: Figure & Ground at different museums and galleries as well as site specific installations in Toronto, through 31 May 2011.

Artists: Edward Burtynsky (Canada), Fred Herzog (Germany/ Canada), Guy Tillim (South Africa), Suzy Lake (Canada), Robert Rongo (USA), Kevin Schmidt (Canada), Josef Schulz (Germany), Maslen & Mehra (UK) and many more.

Scarlett Hooft Graafland “Lemonade Igloo” (2007) Image courtesy of Michael Hoppen Gallery, London
 

Paul Butler: Selections & Departures
at Jessica Bradley Gallery + Projects,
through 4 June 2011
 

Paul Butler, Difference Between (2011) Serigraph on wood. Image courtesy of the artist and Jessica Bradley Gallery + Projects
 

Niall McClelland: Highest prices paid for gold
at Clint Roenisch Gallery, through 4 June 2011
 
 
 

Image courtesy of the artist and Clint Roenisch Gallery
 

An Te Liu: Blast
at MKG127, through 21 May 2011
 
 

Image courtesy of the artist and MKG127
 

London

Ai Weiwei at Lisson Gallery, 13 May – 16 July 2011 (Opening on Thursday 12 May 2011 6–8pm)
 
 

“Colored Vases” (2006) Neolithic vases (5000-3000 BC) and industrial paint 51 pieces. Image courtesy of the artist.
 

Raul Ortega Ayala:
Food For Thoughs – An Exhibition in Two Parts

at Rokeby 12 May – 22 July 2011
(Opening on Wednesday 11 May 2011 6–8.30pm)

 
 
 
 
 

“Babel Fat Tower” (2010); photo credit: Stroom Den Haag, (2010) Image courtesy of Rokeby
 

Philip-Lorca diCorcia: ROID
at Sprüth Magers London 13 May – 18 June 2011 (Opening on Thursday 12 May 6–8pm)
 
 

Image courtesy of Sprüth Magers
 

Amanda Ross-Ho: Time Waits For No One
at The Approach, through 19th June 2011
 

“Time Waits No One” (2011) Urethane plastic, hand-dyed, hand-plaited wool. Image courtesy of The Approach
 

Brandon LaBelle:
Notes Toward a Sketch of a Sonic Body

at IMT Gallery, through 22 May 2011
 

Image courtesy of IMT Gallery
 

Antti Laitinen: Bark Boat
at Nettie Horn, through 19 June 2011
 
 
 
 

Image courtesy of Nettie Horn
 

Lee Edwards: How to disappear completely
at Domobaal, through11 June 2011
 
 

Image courtesy of Domobaal
 
 

Fabian Seiz: French Park / I Was Here
at Josh Lilly Gallery, through 24 June 2011
 

Exhibition view. Image courtesy of Josh Lilly Gallery
 
 

The Great White Way Goes Black at Vilma Gold, through 29 May 2011

Artists:Trisha Baga, Ann Craven, Michaela Eichwald, Helena Huneke, Hannah Sawtell, Katharina Sieverding and Julia Wachtel

Exhibition view. Image courtesy of Vilma Gold
 

Brussels

Gavin Turk: Jack Shit!
at Aeroplastics Contemporary, thorugh 11 June 2011
 
 
 
 

“Small Pop Gun White” (2011) Silkscreen on Canvas. Image courtesy of aeroplastics contemporary
 

Mirages, Fountains & Dissociative Composition at Galerie Catherine Bastide, through 28 May 2011.

Artists: Julien Bismuth, Jean-Pascal Flavien, Geert Goiris, Ed Johnson, Helen Marten, Matthew Metzger, Leigh-Ann Pahapill, Valerie Snobeck, Catherine Sullivan, Emily Wardill. Co-curated by Catherine Sullivan

Installation view (Leigh-Ann Pahapill) Image courtesy of Galerie Catherine Bastide
 

Nora Schultz / Nicholas Byrne: Faces
at Dépendence, through 28 May 2011
 
 

Nora Schultz “Discovery of the Primitive” (2011) Steel, camping mats, PE foam, paper, ink; Nicholas Byrne “Saint Anthony” (2011) Oil on copper. Image courtesy of Dépendence
 

Jorge Macchi: Music Stands Still
at S.M.A.K., through 18 Sept 2011
 
 

“Still Song” (2005) Disco ball and wall holes. Image courtesy of the artist and SMAK
 

New York

Francis Alÿs: A Story of Deception
at MoMA and MoMA PS1, through 1 August 2011
 
 

“Paradox of Praxis (Sometimes Doing Something Leads To Nothing” (1997) Video colour+sound 5 mins. Image courtesy of the artist and David Zwirner NY
 

Florian Maier-Aichen
at 303 Gallery, through 25 June 2011
 
 
 

“Östersjön I” (2011) C-print. Image courtesy of the artist and 303 Gallery
 

Martin Kippenberger: I Had A Vision
at Luhring Augustine, through 18 June 2011
 
 

“Heavy Burschi” (1991). Chipboard, paintings (destroyed), silkscreen, metal, plexiglass, oil, cast resin on canvas. Image courtesy of Luhring Augustine. © Estate Martin Kippenberger, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne
 

Subodh Gupta: A glass of water
at Hauser & Wirth New York, through 18 June 2011
 

“Atta” (2011). Painted Bronze, flour, table. Image courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth
 
 

Gillian Wearing: People
at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, through 24 June 2011
 
 

“Secrets and Lies (film stills)” (2009) video with sound approx. 53 minutes. Image courtesy of the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery
 

LA

Richard Hawkins and Danica Dakić
at Hammer Museum, through 7 August 2011
 
 
 
 

Richard Hawkins “disembodied zombie george green” (1997) Ink-jet print. Image courtesy of Hammer Museum; Danica Dakic “Isola Bella (film still)” (2007-2008) single-channel video projection, color, sound. 19:08 min. ©Danica Dakic, VG Bild-Kunst. Image courtesy of the artist.

 

Walead Beshty: PROCESSCOLORFIELD
at Regen Progects, through 14 May.
Last chance to see!
 

Installation view. Image courtesy of the artist and Regen Projects.

 

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