What’s on this week: 15.08 – 21.08.2011

This week’s pick ‘n’ mix from Montréal, Hamilton, Saskatoon, Hiroshima, New York, Miami, Atlanta, London, Bristol, Vienna, Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Reykjavik, Prague and Moscow. For Biennales&Triennales, see M-KOS’s previous post (it’s been updated with a new entry of The 5th Biennale Internationale d’Art contemporain de Melle).


Memory for the Future
at Pierre-François Ouellette Art Contemporain,
12 – 27 August 2011
(Opening on Thursday 18 August 2011, 5–7pm)

Artists: Shuvenai Ashoona, Alexandre Castonguay, Adad Hannah, Dil Hildebrand, Maskull Lasserre, John Latour, Ed Pien, Annie Pootoogook, Chih-Chien Wang

Chih-Chien Wang “Avellaneda” (2008) vidéo still. Courtesy of the artist and Pierre-François Ouellette Art Contemporain

It’s LIQUID: Next Identities
at Studio Belga, 16 – 21 August 2011

Donato Bruno Leo, Andrea Sterpa, Alexandre Prado, Viviane Vagh, Verica Kovacevska, Filip Ignatowicz, Charalampos Politakis, Alex Racine, Carl Jaycock, Edita Matan, Natalie Robison.

Natalie Robison “Inscape” (2011) film still. Courtesy of the artist and Studio Beluga


Out of Place / Non Lieu
at Art Gallery of Hamilton, through 25 September 2011

Artists: Lise Beaudry, Isabelle Hayeur, Marie-Josée Laframboise

Marie-Josée Laframboise “Structure horizontale (Horizontal Structure)” (2010), net installation, Photo: David Barbour. Courtesy of the artist


Betty Goodwin: Darkness and Memory
at Mendel Art Gallery,
through 18 September 2011

Betty Goodwin “Distorted Events No. 2” (1989–1990) Tar, pastel, steel rod and wire on ceramic tiles glued to aluminum panel. Gift of Martin Goodwin. Collection Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal. Photo: Richard-Max Tremblay


Yoko Ono: The Road of Hope
(The 8th Hiroshima Art Prize)
at Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art,
through 16 October 2011

Yoko Ono “Wish Tree for Hiroshima” 2011, Living trees, handwritten instruction, wish tags. Courtesy of the artist and Hiroshima MOCA

New York

Can’t Hear the Revolution
at Kunsthalle Galapagos, 18 – 21 August 2011

Showcasing over 100 artists.

Xavier Cha: Body Drama
at Whitney Museum of American Art,
through 9 October 2011

Xavier Cha “Body Drama” (2011) installation view at Whitney Museum of American Art. Performance with actor and body-mounted video camera; and video, color, silent; time variable, looped. Photograph by Sheldan C. Collins. Courtesy of Artist and Whitney Museum of American Art

Magic For Beginners
at PPOW Gallery, through 27 August 2011

Artists: Bas Jan Ader, Olaf Breuning, Jennifer Cohen, Scott Hug, Kevin Lips, Niall McClelland, Jesse McLean, Kristie Muller, Rbt. Sps, Brent Stewart. Curated by Jamie Sterns and Joseph Whitt

Jesse McLean “Magic For Beginners” (2010) video still. Courtesy of the artist and PPOW Gallery.

Andra Ursuta: Vandal Lust
at Ramiken Crucible, through 4 September 2011

Andra Ursuta “Vandal Lust” (2011) Installation view. Courtesy of Ramiken Crucible.


Rivane Neuenschwander: A Day Like Any Other
at Miami Art Museum, through 16 October 2011

Rivane Neuenschwander “I wish your wish” (2003) Installation view at New Museum, NYC Jan. 2010 Courtesy of the artist, Stephen Friedman Gallery, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, Galeria Fortes Vilaca.

Magnus Sigurdarson: Absenteeism
at Dimentions Variable,
through 27 August 2011

Installation view. Courtesy of the artist.


Material Deposits
at Atlanta Contemporary Art Center,
through 18 September 2011

Artists: Elonda Billera, Moses Nornberg, Seana Reilly, Brion Nuda Rosch, David Shaw, Leslie Shows, Weston Teruya.

Leslie Shows “Untitled (detail)” (2011) Acrylic, Plexiglas, metal filings, crushed glass on aluminum. Courtesy of the artist


John Cage: Every Day Is A Good Day
at Hayward Gallery Project Space,
through 18 September 2011

John Cage “River Rocks and Smoke: 4-11-90 #1” Courtesy The John Cage Trust at Bard.

Quiet Geometry
at Room, 18 August 1 September 2011
(Opening on Thursday 18 August 201 6.30–8.30pm)

Artists: Conrad Frankel, Nicholas Hamilton, Thomas Qualmann. Curated by Florence Woodfield

Conrad Frankel “Untitled” (2011) oil on canvas. Courtesy of the artist and ROOM

Peter Griffin: Paintings from the Interlude
at Maddox Arts, through 20 August 2011
Last chance to see!

Peter Griffin “Rhythm Maker” (2011) oil on canvas. Courtesy of the artist and Maddox Arts


Structure & Material
at Spike Island, through 4 September 2011

Artists: Claire Barclay, Becky Beasley, Karla Black

Karla Black “What to ask of others” (2011) Courtesy Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne. Photo: Jonty Wilde

Richard T. Walker: the speed and eagerness of meaning
at Spike Island, through 4 September 2011

Richard T. Walker “the speed and eagerness of meaning ” (2010) 3 channel HD installation. Courtesy of the artist

Sara MacKillop: Faded Paper
at Spike Island, through 4 September 2011

Sara MacKillop “Faded Paper ” (2011) Courtesy of the artist


Franz Graf: Derr Schrecken Jedoch Vermeerte Mein Interesse
at BAWAG Contemporary,
through 28 August 2011

Image courtesy of the artist

at Galerie Grita Insam, through 26 August 2011

Artists: Robert Adrian X, Art & Language, Sabine Bitter & Helmut Weber, Nadezhda Busheneva, Ingo Giezendanner GRRRR, Susan Hefuna, Manuel Knapp, Roland Kollnitz, Ken Lum, Karina Nimmerfall, Peter Sandbichler, Stefan Sandner, Katharina Stiglitz, Gerold Tagwerker, Peter Weibel

Installation view. Courtesy Galerie Grita Insam


Informality – Art, economics, precarity
at Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam,
through 2 October 2011

Domestic Workers Union, Matthijs de Bruijne & Detour, Kaleb de Groot, Marc Roig Blesa, Rogier Delfos, Doug Fishbone, Jose Antonio Vega Macotela, Senam Okudzeto

Jose Antonio Vega Macotela “Time Exchange 105” (2007). Courtesy of the artist and SMBA

William Popelier: Showroom Girls
at Foam, through 31 August 2011

William Popelier “Showroom Girls” Courtesy of the artist © William Popelier


Cory Arcangel: Here Comes Everybody
at Hamburger Bahnhof, through 28 August 2011

Cory Arcangel “A couple thousand short films about Glenn Gould” (2007) Ausstellungsansicht Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland UK, 2007 Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie, Schenkung des Outset Contemporary Art Fund 2009 © Courtesy the artist and Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris/Salzburg

at Galerie Feldbuschwiesner,
through 3 September 2011

Artists: Thorsten Brinkmann, Lars Teichmann, Friederike Von Rauch, Felix Wunderlich

Image courtesy of Galerie Feldbuschwiesner

Markus Zimmermann: 34
at Sassa Trülzsch,
through 17 September 2011

Guest: Antoine Desvigne
Performance: 9 September 2011, 6 –10 pm Marcus Zimmermann “Me and You”

Image courtesy of the artist and Sassa Trülzsch

Shifting the Everyday
at Levy Gallery, through 27 August 2011

Artists: Hannes Bend, John von Bergen, Birgit Brandis, Lorenz Estermann, Felix Kiessling, Gereon Krebber, Marc Lüders, Daniel Mohr, Stefan Pfeiffer, Annette Streyl

Marc Lüders “AG_40” (2010) Courtesy of the artist and Levy Gallery


Adam Thomas in collaboration with Deimante Prismantaite
at David Risley Gallery, 18 – 21 August 2011
(Opening on Thursday 18 August 2011 fron 5pm.
The performance will be held at 8pm).

Adam Thomas “Abstracted instance of a curved space (Deima 1)” (2011) Digital image. Courtesy of the artist © Adam Thomas


Perspectives – On the Borders of Art and Philosophy
at Listasafn Reykjavikur/Reykjavik ARt Museum,
through 4 September 2011

Over 60 artists

Þóra Sigurðardóttir “Fly” (2006) Courtesy of the artists

Robert Mapplethorpe
at i8 Gallery, through 10 September 2011

Robert Mapplethorpe “Robert Sherman” (1983) Courtesy of The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation and i8 Gallery


Františka & Tim Gilman:
I have a window – I see and I forget

at hunt kastner, through 8 October 2011

Image courtesy of hunt kastner

Jiří David: tell me your name!
Dvorak Sec Contemporary,
through 8 September 2011

Image courtesy of the artist and Dvorak Sec Contemporary


Fabio Viale: Marble
at Garage Centre for Contemporary Culture,
through 21 August 2011
Last chance to see!

Fabio Viale “Il vostro sarà il nostro” (2008) white marble, secret pigments, Nico’s Tattos. Image courtesy of the artist, Gagliardi Art System Gallery and Gian Enzo Sperone

James Turrell
at Garage Centre for Contemporary Culture,
through 21 August 2011
Last chance to see!

James Turrell “Aloka’s Flower” (2009) Courtesy of the artist and Pace Gallery. Photo: Florian Holzherr

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