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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

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


Jeff Koons

Jeff Koons at the Ashmolean (solo show)
The Ashmolean, Oxford
7 February – 9 June 2019

Jeff Koons, Jeff Koons at the Ashmolean, installation view, The Ashmolean, Oxford, 2019 © Jeff Koons Photo: PR photography © David Fisher, 2019
Jeff Koons, Jeff Koons at the Ashmolean, installation view, The Ashmolean, Oxford, 2019 © Jeff Koons Photo: PR photography © David Fisher, 2019

This major exhibition offers an exciting journey through a career that has pushed at the boundaries of contemporary art. From the moment he burst onto the scene with floating basket balls and ready-made objects to his recent re-working of classical statues and Old Master paintings, Jeff Koons has, at turns, delighted, shocked and intrigued his viewers.

Curated with Koons himself, the show features 17 major works, from the 1980s to today, 14 of which have never been to the UK before. They include some of his most well-known series such as Equilibrium, Banality, Antiquity and his recent Gazing Ball paintings and sculptures. In the galleries of the Ashmolean Museum, where the collections range from prehistory to the present, Jeff Koons’s work will be ‘in conversation’ with the history of art and ideas which has been his focus over the past four decades.

The Ashmolean, Oxford