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Julian Schnabel

Julian Schnabel in conversation with Max Hollein
Legion of Honor Museum, San Francisco
19 April 2018, 6:00 - 8:30pm

Julian Schnabel, Untitled, 2016. Photo: Tom Powel Imaging © Julian Schnabel Studio
Julian Schnabel, Untitled, 2016. Photo: Tom Powel Imaging © Julian Schnabel Studio

Join us for a conversation between celebrated painter Julian Schnabel and Max Hollein, director of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, on the occasion of his site-specific installation of paintings made for the Legion of Honor's grand Court of Honor.

Since 1977, Julian Schnabel (b. 1951) has captured people’s imagination with paintings that speak to his incessant appetite for sculptural physicality, material diversity, and pictorial symbolism that have resulted in ever more audaciously scaled paintings that oscillate between abstraction and figuration.

Legion of Honor Museum, San Francisco


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Bridget Riley, Julian Schnabel et al.

Hello World. Revising a Collection (group show)
Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin
28 April - 26 August 2018

„Hello World. Revising a Collection“ is a critical inquiry into the collection of the Nationalgalerie and its predominantly Western focus: What could the collection look like today, had an understanding characterised its concept of art, and consequently also its genesis, that was more open to the world? How might the canon and the art historical narratives themselves have changed through a widening and multiplication of perspectives? With these questions as starting points, the exhibition unfolds in 13 thematic chapters as a many-voiced collaboration of internal and external curators, encompassing the whole exhibition space of the Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin.

Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin


Julian Schnabel

Schnabel by Schnabel (solo show)
ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus
13 October 2018 - 3 March 2019

The American painter and film director Julian Schnabel (b.1951) became known in the 1980s for his enormous plate paintings characterised by including large fragments of smashed porcelain. He got his breakthrough by incorporating e.g. tarpaulins and velour into his works thereby joining the group of American artists who confronted the art critics who had declared painting dead. In addition to this, Julien Schnabel is the director of several award-winning feature films. The exhibition title Schnabel by Schnabel means that ARoS wants to give Schnabel a free hand to structure the exhibition as he would the scenography in one of his films. It is a Schnabel exhibition staged by Schnabel and it may thus be experienced as a tour de force of the visual hallmarks of the artist in more than one sense.

ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus




Julian Schnabel

Julian Schnabel: Symbols of Actual Life (solo show)
Legion of Honor Museum, San Francisco
19 April - 5 August 2018

Julian Schnabel, installation view, Legion of Honor Museum, San Francisco, 2018 Photo: Jeffrey Moanalani. Courtesy of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Julian Schnabel, installation view, Legion of Honor Museum, San Francisco, 2018 Photo: Jeffrey Moanalani. Courtesy of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Since 1977, Julian Schnabel (b. 1951) has captured people’s imagination with paintings that speak to his incessant appetite for sculptural physicality, material diversity, and pictorial symbolism that have resulted in ever more audaciously scaled paintings that oscillate between abstraction and figuration. The exhibition Julian Schnabel: Symbols of Actual Life will feature a new body of work created for the Legion’s Court of Honor. At twenty-four by twenty-four feet, the paintings are both monumental in scale and ephemeral in nature. Exposed to the elements over the four-month run of the exhibition, they aren’t meant to last and as such, in the artist’s words, "epitomize much of what are the essential characteristics of the smallest and most nascent proposals of how imagery drawing and material could be called a painting." In addition, Schnabel will show eight paintings from three distinct bodies of work including a new series of abstractions on Mexican sack linen, as well as examples from the Goat Paintings (begun in 2012) and the Jane Birkin series (1990).

Legion of Honor Museum, San Francisco