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Günther Förg, Christopher Wool et al.

A Collection in Progress. Nature is what we see (group show)
MASI Lugano, Lugano
29 March – 16 June 2019

In spring, the Collezione Giancarlo e Danna Olgiati will launch a new production of A Collection in Progress, with important new acquisitions including artworks by Harold Ancart, Roberto Cuoghi, Enrico David, Roni Horn, Jannis Kounellis, Ugo Rondinone. The exhibition demonstrates how every year these important collectors manage to promote and integrate their collection with new artworks of outstanding quality.

MASI Lugano


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Günther Förg

Förg in Venice (solo show)
To coincide with the 58th Venice Biennale
The Dallas Museum of Art at Palazzo Contarini Polignac, Venice
11 May - 23 August 2019

Günther Förg, Förg in Venice, installation view, Palazzo Contarini Polignac, Venice © Estate Günther Förg, Suisse. Courtesy the estate and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Lorenzo Palmieri
Günther Förg, Förg in Venice, installation view, Palazzo Contarini Polignac, Venice © Estate Günther Förg, Suisse. Courtesy the estate and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Lorenzo Palmieri

The Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) will present an exhibition of works by Günther Förg (1952-2013) at the Palazzo Contarini Polignac in Venice, during the Biennale Arte 2019. An official Collateral Event of the 58th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, Förg in Venice follows the Dallas presentation of Günther Förg: A Fragile Beauty, the first American museum exhibition devoted to the artist in more than three decades, organized by the Dallas Museum of Art in collaboration with the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam in 2018. Developed in close collaboration with the Estate of Günther Förg, Förg in Venice brings together over 30 pieces from the artist’s multidisciplinary practice – focusing on his paintings and lesser known sculptural work – to reflect on the expansive and intuitive methods of this manifold, intellectual artist.

Dallas Museum of Art


Günther Förg

If I was a rich girl (group show)
Kunst Raum Riehen, Riehen
23 March - 30 June 2019


Christopher Wool

Maybe Maybe Not. Christopher Wool and the Hill Collection (solo show)
Hill Art Foundation, New York
9 February - 28 June 2019

Installation view of Maybe Maybe Not: Christopher Wool and the Hill Collection © Christopher Wool. Photograph by Matthew Herrmann © Hill Art Foundation
Installation view of Maybe Maybe Not: Christopher Wool and the Hill Collection © Christopher Wool. Photograph by Matthew Herrmann © Hill Art Foundation

Maybe Maybe Not presents an emblematic selection of the work of American artist Christopher Wool. It inaugurates the exhibition program of the Hill Art Foundation, a cultural center conceived to offer broad public access to the seminal collection of contemporary and historical works assembled by J. Tomilson and Janine Hill over the past four decades.

Since coming to prominence in the 1980s, Christopher Wool has conducted a richly nuanced investigation of the possibilities of pictorial composition. This presentation of paintings, works on paper, photographs and prints encapsulates the evolution of the artist’s career, ranging from early experiments with readymade forms in his pattern and word paintings to more recent explorations of spontaneous gesture and digital intervention. Threading through Wool’s use of stenciled flowers, wildly looping spray paint, passages of violent erasure, and silkscreened apparitions of his own past imagery is a tension between freedom and constraint that has always animated his work.

Photography has long played an integral role in Wool’s practice, and this exhibition debuts two new photographic series. Whereas his previous work in the medium focused on scenes of alienation and degradation in the urban landscape, this more recent production documents the landscape of West Texas, where the artist has a home. Employing a disarming convergence of exposures, Yard locates unexpected sculptural vignettes in the ramshackle detritus surrounding semi-rural dwellings, while Road captures empty stretches of rough, overgrown track in which a destination is always deferred.

Hill Art Foundation, New York