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Leiko Ikemura | Museo de Arte de Zapopan, Mexico City

Feb 4 – 25 Jun, 2023

The Year of the Rabbit is also celebrated in the art scene and indeed firstly with Leiko Ikemura's solo exhibition. Called Año del usagi or Year of the Rabbit, it will be opened in Mexico City on 4 February 2023 and dedicated to the Japanese-born artist. Only two works will be on view: the large-format video Living Nocturne and the ceramic sculpture Usagi Dreaming.

Leiko Ikemura, Color in Black, 2020, tempera and oil on jute, 120 x 100 cm (47 1/4 x 39 1/3 in), © Leiko Ikemura, VG Bild-Kunst Bonn 2023

Thomas Struth | MOMus Contemporary, Thessaloniki

Dec 10, 2022 – Mar 26, 2023

The theme of Noah's Ark resonates today not only in films or historical literature: the new exhibition Ark: A structure of care in Museum of Contemporary Art in Tessaloniki shows the artists, including Thomas Struth, for whom it remains most relevant. Formulated as a conceptual idea, the artistic Ark is about sustainability, nature and future generations.

Thomas Struth, Ellsworth Schist, Rockport, Maine 2021, 2021, silver gelatin print, 126,5 x 100,1 x 4 cm (49,8 x 39,4 in), edition 1/6, © Thomas Struth, VG-Bildkunst, Bonn 2023

Candida Höfer | Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein

Sep 30, 2022 – Apr 10, 2023

Candida Höfer shows for the first jointly conceived exhibition between Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein and Hilti Art Foundation her new series of works created in Liechtenstein. The exhibited photographs were taken with a large-format digital camera at locations that serve cultural purposes in Liechtenstein, in both a narrow and a broader sense.

Candida Höfer, Dvorec Kulturi ZIL Moskva II 2017, C-Print, 180 x 142 cm, Edition 3/6, © Candida Höfer, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2022

Anri Sala | Winsing Art Place, Taipei

Dec 17, 2022 – Mar 19, 2023

Apart from Parisian audience, this year Asian art lovers can also enjoy video art by Anri Sala: on December 17, 2022 the exhibition As You Go will be opened in Taipei, Taiwan. It is about the subtle role and the influence of music on our everyday life as well as what we associate with it.

Anri Sala, Naturalmystic (tomahawk #2), Schöttle/Johnen-series, video on DVD, 2:08 min., 6/6+2 AP edition, © Anri Sala, VG-Bildkunst, Bonn 2023

Leiko Ikemura | Georg Kolbe Museum, Berlin

Jan 21 – May 1, 2023

The Georg Kolbe Museum will present Leiko Ikemura's exhibition Witty Witches in January 2023, which will be located in Georg Kolbe's former studio and will focus primarily on Ikemura's three-dimensional work from the 1990s to the present.

Leiko Ikemura, Hare-Woman, 1990/2019, bronze patinated, 30 2/3 x 9 3/4 in, edition 4/5

Thu Van Tran | Bourse de commerce, Paris

Feb 8  – 11 Sep, 2023

Thu Van Tran is one of the 15 artists who will show her works in the context of global environmental challenges and impacts at a new exhibition Avant l'orage in Paris. Starting in February 2023, in a former 18th century granary, Bourse de commerce, visitors will confront contemporary art that represents more than "pretty pictures" or memories.

Thu Van Tran, Rainbow Herbicides, 2020, graphite, spray-paint on paper, 60 x 40 cm (23 2/3 x 15 3/4 in)

Karin Kneffel | Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen am Rhein

Nov 19, 2022 – Mar 5, 2023

Wihelm-Hack-Museum in Ludwigshafen am Rhein opens a new exhibition STREET LIFE. The Street in Art from Kirchner to Streuli (November 19, 2022 - March 5, 2023). The unusual title is indeed promising, with participating artists or rather works, for instance, by  Max Beckmann, Jean Dubuffet, VALIE EXPORT and Karin Kneffel. The exhibition is divided into six chapters, focusing on the street as a space for cultural action. Some would say: "Don't pass by!".

Karin Kneffel, Ohne Titel, 2021, oil on canvas, 180 x 150 cm, private collection, © Karin Kneffel, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2022

Thomas Ruff | Kunsthalle Bielefeld

Nov 5, 2022 – Mar 5, 2023

The art of Thomas Ruff, one of the most influential photographers of today's art world, is characterized by its richness of facets, thoughtfulness and serious character. Far from Danish Ishøj, where the artist is already exhibited, Kunsthalle Bielefeld in North Rhine-Westphalia dedicates a group exhibition to Thomas Ruff together with James Welling and invites visitors to discover the "dark" world (the exhibition is called Dark Matter) of the two renowned photo artists and thereby – the not clearly definable, confusing and at the same time exciting sides of art.

General view of the exhibition Dark Matter. Thomas Ruff, James Welling (November 5, 2022 – March 5, 2023), Kunsthalle Bielefeld, © Thomas Ruff, VG-Bildkunst, Bonn 2022, photo: Philipp Ottendörfer

Thu Van Tran | Centre de Création Contemporaine Olivier Debré, Tours

Oct 21, 2022 – Mar 12, 2023

As an homage to the famous french painter of the post-war period, Olivier Debré (1920-1999), and as an attempt of a reinterpretation of his oeuvre, Centre de Création Contemporaine Olivier Debré presents a new exhibition called Déborder la Toile. This is about the categories of feelings, emotions in art or rather abstract painting, both modern and contemporary, represented by the artists such as Charlotte Denamur or Thu Van Tran, which in turn opens hitherto unknown perspectives.

Thu Van Tran, Colors of grey, 2022, pigment on canvas, 160 x 220 cm (63 x 86 2/3 in)

Jānis Avotiņš, Goshka Macuga | Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn

Nov 18, 2022 – Apr  9, 2023

Baltic art scene is today full of fascinating events, one of which is the upcoming exhibition Archaeologists of Memory: Vitols Contemporary Art Collection.  Irina Vītola and Māris Vītols, one of the leading collector couples not only in the Baltics, but also in Europe, offer the public the opportunity to view their prominent collection, which includes about 1000 works. There are works by already established contemporary artists, or, as the curator suggests, Archaeologists of Memory, from Central and Eastern Europe, such as Vladimir Arkhipov, Jānis Avotiņš or Goshka Macuga.

Goshka Macuga, Unapparent Woods, 2020, woven tapestry, screenprinted and foiled, 60 x 102 x 2.3 cm (23 2/3 x 40 x 1/4 x 1 in), © Goshka Macuga, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2022

Kikuo Saito | Mousse Magazine

Mousse Magazine presents: Kikuo Saito in the international or rather in the European press. The Milanese magazine, which specializes in contemporary art, dedicates one of its articles to the art of Kikuo Saito, who is exhibited for the first time in Germany at the Rüdiger Schöttle Gallery (2022). Died in 2016, the native of Japan was one of the main protagonists of the American avant-garde theater scene in the 60s and 70s, later - after collaborating with renowned artists of his time - successfully established himself among the abstract expressionists. 

Kikuo Saito, O'Day, 2013, oil on canvas, 137 x 196 cm, photo: Wilfried Petzi

David Claerbout | Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich

Mar 30, 2022 – Jan 14, 2024 

To mark its 20th anniversary, the Pinakothek der Moderne is opening its special exhibition Mix & Match. Rediscovering The Collection. 350 works, including one by David Claerbout, will be reinterpreted, re-hung and subjected to a new analysis. Unexpected artistic discoveries, various conspicuous features and connections, that the Pinakothek's extensive collection conceals, await curious visitors.

 David Claerbout, Kindergarten Antonio Sant'Elia, 1932, 1998, 1-channel video, black and white, without sound, 10 min.

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