Urs Fischer, Adam Pendleton et al.
If on a Winter's Night a Traveler (group show)
Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv
From 17 December 2019
Mirosłav Bałka – Jean-Michel Basquiat – Max Ernst – Urs Fischer –
Rashid Johnson – Michael Joo – Adam McEwen – Adam Pendleton
– Ugo Rondinone – Henry Taylor
This small-scale group exhibition borrows its name from the title of Italo Calvino’s novel, published in 1979, towards the end of the Italian author’s life (1923–1985). If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler was written as an act of wandering through reading, during which the author leads us through various tales that remain unfinished, and never become a coherent plot together. It is written in the second person, making us, the readers, not only his companions on the literary journey but actual protagonists of the reading course. Inspired by the novel, the exhibition “If on a winter’s night a traveler” (in Hebrew it is a female traveler) aims to offer the viewer a journey following observation of art. The viewer (that is, you) is invited to wander along, opposite, beside and around 13 works of art created by ten artists: two lived and worked in the 20th century, the others live and work in the early 21st century. The links between the works will hopefully be revealed along the journey: questions of identity, masculinity (old and new), cruelty (between people and in relation to nature), figuring the humanbody and the way in which cultures nurture and enrich each other. “If on a winter’s night a traveler” invites you to wander through the gallery and compose your own story of the exhibition from layers of clues, meanings and sub-plots that the works bring forth.
Tel Aviv Museum of Art
Adam Pendleton et al.
Manifesto: Art X Agency (group show)
Hirshhorm Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.
15 June 2019 – 5 January 2020
"Manifesto: Art x Agency" is a group exhibition that examines the art historical impact of artist manifestos from the 20th century to present day. Organized by the Hirshhorn’s Chief Curator Stéphane Aquin, "Manifesto: Art x Agency" includes German artist Julian Rosefeldt’s "Manifesto", presented as a multichannel film installation for the first time in Washington, D.C., alongside a diverse selection of works from the Museum’s permanent collection. Comprising more than 100 works of art and ephemera created over a hundred-year period, "Manifesto: Art x Agency" explores how artists used manifestos to engage with the political and social issues of their time and how contemporary practices still employ art as a tool in the making of history. Work by Adam Pendleton is included.
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden