Crosstown Traffic (installation)
Two Manhattan West, New York
Crosstown Traffic, a new large-scale mosaic by Christopher Wool, is now permanently installed in the lobby of Two Manhattan West across from Moynihan Station in New York City. The mosaic, at 28 by 39 feet, is the artist's first in the medium and his largest artwork to date. Wool’s work is presented alongside a new stainless-steel sculpture by artist Charles Ray, both of which were commissioned by Brookfield Properties.
MATTHEW BARNEY, IDA EKBLAD, MARTIN KIPPENBERGER, JEFF KOONS, PAUL McCARTHY, ALBERT OEHLEN, THOMAS STRUTH, CHRISTOPHER WOOL et al.
Before Tomorrow – Astrup Fearnley Museet 30 Years (group show)
Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo
22 June – 8 October 2023
Works by Matthew Barney, Ida Eklbad, Albert Oehlen, and Christopher Wool are included in Before Tomorrow – an extensive group exhibition celebrating the hidden treasures and recent acquisitions of the Astrup Fearnley Collection in celebration of its thirtieth anniversary. The selected works represent various time periods and highlight a number of key directions that have come to define the identity of the collection and the museum more broadly.
Astrup Fearnley Museet
MATTHEW BARNEY, IDA EKBLAD, MARTIN KIPPENBERGER, JEFF KOONS, PAUL McCARTHY, ALBERT OEHLEN, THOMAS STRUTH, CHRISTOPHER WOOL, DARREN ALMOND, GIULIA ANDREANI, JEREMY DEMESTER, ALBERT OEHLEN, TURSIC & MILLE, CHRISTOPHER WOOL et al.
The Inner Island (group show)
Villa Carmignac, Île de Porquerolles, Hyères
29 April – 5 November 2023
Works by Darren Almond, Giulia Andreani, Jeremy Demester, Tursic & Mille and Christopher Wool will be on view in the exhibition The Inner Island, curated by Jean-Marie Gallais. Inspired by the insular location of the Fondation Carmignac’s villa on Porquerolles, a remote island off the French Mediterranean coast in the region of the Côte d’Azur, the exhibition explores the notion of interiority as a powerful driver of creation. Floating outside of known geographies and temporalities, the artists included in this exhibition populate their images with strange and foreign presences – human, animal, hybrid, or supernatural. The result is a distance from reality which encourages an immersion into inner worlds and recesses, giving rise to fictional, mental, or abstract islands.
MATTHEW BARNEY, IDA EKBLAD, MARTIN KIPPENBERGER, JEFF KOONS, PAUL McCARTHY, ALBERT OEHLEN, THOMAS STRUTH, CHRISTOPHER WOOL, DARREN ALMOND, GIULIA ANDREANI, JEREMY DEMESTER, ALBERT OEHLEN, TURSIC & MILLE, CHRISTOPHER WOOL, ALBERT OEHLEN, CHRISTOPHER WOOL et al.
Beautiful, Vivid, Self-contained (group show)
Hill Art Foundation, New York
21 April – 21 July 2023
Work by Albert Oehlen and Christopher Wool will be included in Beautiful, Vivid, Self-contained, an exhibition of paintings and sculptures curated by the artist and writer David Salle. Including works drawn from the foundation’s collection, as well as the collection of Tom and Janine Hill and loans from private collections, the exhibition brings together paintings and sculptures by artists working across different eras, mediums, and geographies to explore the nature of affinity between works of art. As Salle asks in the catalogue essay that accompanies the exhibition: ‘How can works of art be said to “recognize” each other? How do things made decades or centuries apart, things that may look dissimilar on the surface come to have a communality of tone, and of feeling?’ In grouping the works within the exhibition, Salle taps into the power of juxtaposition, thus proclaiming that ‘Juxtaposition is the art of the possible.’
Hill Art Foundation
MATTHEW BARNEY, IDA EKBLAD, MARTIN KIPPENBERGER, JEFF KOONS, PAUL McCARTHY, ALBERT OEHLEN, THOMAS STRUTH, CHRISTOPHER WOOL, DARREN ALMOND, GIULIA ANDREANI, JEREMY DEMESTER, ALBERT OEHLEN, TURSIC & MILLE, CHRISTOPHER WOOL, ALBERT OEHLEN, CHRISTOPHER WOOL, ALBERT OEHLEN, RUDOLF STINGEL, CHRISTOPHER WOOL et al.
Together, at the Same Time (group show)
de La Cruz Collection, Miami
Works by Albert Oehlen, Rudolf Stingel, and Christopher Wool are included in Together, at the Same Time. The annual exhibition at the de La Cruz Collection brings together paintings, sculpture, and site-specific works from Rosa and Carlos de la Cruz’s private collection. More than four dozen artists are represented.
de La Cruz Collection
CHRISTOPHER WOOL et al.
Faking the Real (group show)
21 September 2022 – 8 January 2023
Christopher Wool is part of the group show Faking the Real in Kunsthaus Graz. Faking the Real explores the question of the manipulation of realities and reveals an evolution from posters in public space through to interventions in social media. The exhibition is part of the large-scale special show The Art of Enticement, which examines 100 years of graphic design and poster art from different perspectives.