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Jeff Koons

The Elephant in the Room. Sculptures of the Marx Collection and of the Collection of the Nationalgalerie (group show)
Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin
1 November 2018 - 8 September 2019

Jeff Koons, New Shop-Vac Wet/Dry, 1980 © Jeff Koons / Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie, Sammlung Marx / Jochen Littkemann
Jeff Koons, New Shop-Vac Wet/Dry, 1980 © Jeff Koons / Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Nationalgalerie, Sammlung Marx / Jochen Littkemann

The Elephant in the Room – Sculptures of the Marx Collection and of the Collection of the Nationalgalerie on display at Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin addresses an essential aspect of sculpture from the 1960s: the spatial effect of sculptures. With works by Absalon, Joseph Beuys, Donald Judd, Jeff Koons, Rachel Whiteread and others the exhibition focuses on the relationship between works of art and spatiality. Drawn from the English expression, “the elephant in the room”, the elephant in the exhibition title refers to those forces and factors that despite their not being an integral part of the sculptures exert their presence in the exhibition space and are thus an essential component of an expanded concept of art that originated in the 1960s.

Staatliche Museen zu Berlin


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Jeff Koons

Appearance Stripped Bare: Desire and the Object in the Work of Marcel Duchamp and Jeff Koons, Even (dual show)
Fundación Jumex, Mexico
19 May - 29 September 2019

Jeff Koons, One Ball Total Equilibrium Tank (Spalding Dr. J Silver Series), 1985 © Jeff Koons
Jeff Koons, One Ball Total Equilibrium Tank (Spalding Dr. J Silver Series), 1985 © Jeff Koons

The exhibition overlays the work of Marcel Duchamp and Jeff Koons—two of the most influential artists of the twentieth century—to address key concepts about objects, commodities, desires, and the artist’s relationship to society.

The first major exhibition to bring together these two legendary artists, Appearance Stripped Bare places the work of Koons and Duchamp side by side, as in a hall of mirrors that reflects, distorts, and amplifies the artists’ similarities and differences within a complex “regime of coincidences,” to borrow one of Duchamp’s peculiar expressions.

Fundación Jumex, Mexico


Jeff Koons

Animal Revolution: 200 Years of Bremen Town Musicians in Art, Kitsch and Society (group show)
Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen
23 March - 1 September 2019


Jeff Koons

The Dog: A celebration at Chatsworth (group show)
Chatsworth House, Chatsworth
23 March - 6 October 2019

This exhibition, conceived by the Duchess of Devonshire, explores the Cavendish family’s enduring love for dogs, through paintings, drawings, sculpture, letters, photographs and contemporary art. We’ve sniffed out all of our favourite stories, capturing the idiosyncratic, faithful, endearing and playful character of man’s best friend.

Ranging from historic to present day pieces, specially selected loans from public and private collections will be presented alongside items from the Devonshire Collection, featuring everything from working dogs to woven dogs, dogs on canvas to dogs on camera and from puppets to popular culture.

Star works from Constable, Stubbs, Gainsborough and Landseer sit beside contemporary pieces by Lucian Freud, Jeff Koons, Antony Gormley, Elisabeth Frink and a specially commissioned eight metre high scaffold dog created by Ben Long complete the dogs in art line-up.

Chatsworth House, Chatsworth