Dans la forêt
Grand M Media Center, Toulouse, France
Opening January 11th, 2018
Les Abattoirs (Toulouse, France) is inviting you to enter the forest and wander through it… Through a selection of works from the collections of Les Abattoirs, the Musée – Frac Occitanie Toulouse and the Frac Occitanie Montpellier, the exhibition is presented at the Toulouse media center and meanders through the trees, plants and imaginary worlds that inhabit and haunt the forest. To quote anthropologist Eduardo Kohn: Do forest think? The answer is yours to find…
Sculpture in the City
The City in London (England)
Until May 2018
You still have a few months to discover the seventh edition of Sculpture in the City, an outdoor exhibition project in the City of London. Eighteen monumental works by contemporary artists are displayed throughout the City, temporarily transforming the spectacular architecture that surrounds them. In this edition you will find, amongst others, Buren’s colorful pergolas, which play with outdoor light; Scottish artist Mhairi Vari’s organic shapes, evocative of bee hives hanging from lamp posts; or Mexican artist Bosco Sodi’s volcanic rocks collected at the Ceboruco volcano in Mexico and processed by the artist under very high temperatures.
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Voorlinden Museum (Wassenaar, Netherlands)
From January 20th to May 17th, 2018
The Voorlinden Museum – which opened in 2016 under the direction of Wim Pijbes, former director of the Rijksmuseum – dedicates a monographic exhibition to American artist Martin Puryear, fifty years after his very first personal exhibition at the Gröna Palletten Gallery in Stockholm (Sweden) in 1968.
The exhibition is mainly focusing on his sculpture work, which combines abstraction, minimalism but also occasionally surrealism, and which is the result of an extremely meticulous work: in his youth, Martin Puryear learned the know-how of African carpenters and Swedish woodworkers and always privileged the sensorial experience over the intellectual one in approaching his work.
Step Right Up
Ackland Art Museum (United States)
Until August 31st, 2018
American artist Patrick Dougherty, who is famous for his monumental “stickwork” sculptures, has been invited by the Ackland Art Museum (United States) to create a site-specific work in front of the museum’s entrance. Throughout the city’s green spaces, thousands of tree saplings have been harvested by the artist and by a team of volunteers who have carefully removed the leaves and helped set up the installation. The final work is composed of five inhabitable sculptures echoing the zoomorphic pouring vessels that are part of the museum’s collection.
The Noguchi Museum (New York, United States)
Until March 11th, 2018
The Noguchi Museum presents a retrospective exhibition of Gonzalo Fonseca’s work (1922-1997). For the past twenty years, the Uruguayan artist, master in stone sculpting, seems to have been forgotten by art history. Indeed, this is the first New York exhibition of the artist’s work since 1971. The exhibition, on view inside as well as outside the museum, includes some eight-four sculptures and a selection of sketches and drawings.