London - 11 June 2014 - 25 August 2014

Marina Abramović - 512 Hours

Serpentine Gallery

Kensington Gardens
W2 3XA London
Exhibition
Online since 10 June 2014

The Serpentine premieres a new durational performance by Marina Abramović.

In a unique work created for the Serpentine, the internationally acclaimed artist Marina Abramović will perform in the Gallery for the duration of her exhibition: 10am to 6pm, 6 days a week. Creating the simplest of environments in the Gallery spaces, Abramović's only materials will be herself, the audience and a selection of props that she may or may not use. Read more...

London - 11 June 2014 - 25 August 2014

Ed Atkins

Serpentine Sackler Gallery

West Carriage Drive
Kensington Gardens
W2 2AR London
Exhibition
Online since 10 June 2014

One of the most prominent artists of his generation, Ed Atkins works primarily with High Definition video and text, exploiting and subverting the conventions of moving image and literature. Centred around an augmented and appended version of the new multi-screen video work "Ribbons", Atkins's exhibition transforms the Serpentine Sackler Gallery into a submersive environment of syncopated sounds, bodies and spaces. This is his largest solo exhibition in a UK public institution to date. Read more...

Zurich - 14 June 2014 - 26 July 2014

Marijn van Kreij - According to Klee the Artist Should Create Like Nature

Barbara Seiler Galerie

Anwandstrasse 67
8004 Zurich
Exhibition
Online since 10 June 2014

Comprising a great diversity of artistic forms - drawing, painting, collages, prints, sound and text pieces - the work of Dutch artist Marijn van Kreij (*1978, Middelrode, NL) is engaging with and reflecting upon todays almost infinite dissemination of images and the divergence of categories such as original and reproduction. Read more...

London - 12 June 2014 - 9 August 2014

Jimmie Durham - Traces and Shiny Evidence

Parasol unit

foundation for contemporary art
14 Wharf Road
N1 7RW London
Exhibition
Online since 9 June 2014

Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art is delighted to present the work of artist Jimmie Durham in a solo exhibition. For this exhibition Durham has created a new installation that covers the entire gallery space of the foundation. While the installation on the ground floor is vivid, physical and colourful, the installation on the first floor is sedate, ethereal, and black and white. Read more...

Zurich - 14 June 2014 - 2 August 2014

Thomas Ruff - New Work

Mai 36 Galerie

Rämistrasse 37
8001 Zurich
Exhibition
Online since 9 June 2014

Thomas Ruff, born in Zell am Harmersbach, Germany, in 1958, is internationally renowned as one of the foremost living artist in the field of photography and the application of similar new artistic techniques. His work is exhibited worldwide, with recent shows at the Vienna Kunsthalle, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, the Haus der Kunst in Munich and the S.M.A.K. in Ghent, Belgium. The Mai 36 Gallery has been presenting his work on a regular basis since 1988. Read more...

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Zurich - 15 June 2014 - 26 July 2014

Mark Bradford - My Head Became a Rock

Galerie Hauser & Wirth Zürich

Limmatstrasse 270
8005 Zurich
Exhibition
Online since 9 June 2014

Hauser & Wirth is proud to present 'My Head Became a Rock', Mark Bradford's inaugural exhibition with the gallery featuring a body of entirely new work. Best recognised for expansive multilayered collaged paintings incorporating materials found in the urban environment, for this exhibition Bradford has created a series of works based on the work of French artist Gustave Caillebotte. Economic exchange and socio-politics are abstracted through a geometry that infuses the matrix of lines with notions of labour and class systems. Read more...

Zurich - 15 June 2014 - 26 December 2013

Louise Bourgeois - L'araignée et les tapisseries

Galerie Hauser & Wirth Zürich

Limmatstrasse 270
8005 Zurich
Exhibition
Online since 9 June 2014

Hauser & Wirth Zürich is pleased to announce an important solo presentation of works by Louise Bourgeois. This exhibition is the most comprehensive overview of Bourgeois's tapestry works to date, including previously unseen pieces made between 1996 and 2008. Comprised of almost 30 works, and with important loans from private collections, this is the first time that Bourgeois's tapestry oeuvre has been brought together, offering a new perspective on her late practice. Read more...

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Zurich - 14 June 2014 - 31 July 2014

Cristian Andersen - Milk and Honey on 3rd Road

Galerie Bob van Orsouw

Limmatstrasse 270
8005 Zurich
Exhibition
Online since 6 June 2014

What is art all about? It's about soul, about spirit and emotions, beauty, fantasy and illusion, harmony and energy. In essence, it's about us humans and our place in this world. And about the fact that life is short, precarious even, a constant flow filled with crises and defined by fate. That's what we have to face up to. Read more...

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Zurich - 15 June 2014 - 26 July 2014

Vito Acconci - Now and Then - Curated by Kenny Schachter

Grieder Contemporary

Limmatstrasse 256
8005 Zurich
Exhibition
Online since 6 June 2014

Wouldn't it be ideal if we could revisit and rewrite our past? The earliest works on view in this exhibition "Vito Acconci - Now and Then" date from 1969-71 covering some of Acconci's most vital and still pertinent contributions to performance and conceptual art. The archival documentation contains period photographs and text both hand and typewritten, accompanied by subsequently drafted thoughts. Read more...

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Zurich - 14 June 2014 - 29 August 2014

Edward Burtynsky - Water

Scheublein + Bak

Schloss Sihlberg
Sihlberg 10
8002 Zurich
Exhibition
Online since 6 June 2014

Scheublein + Bak präsentiert die erste Einzelausstellung des kanadischen Künstlers Edward Burtynsky in der Schweiz, der für seine überragenden Fotografien von Industrielandschaften bekannt geworden ist. Der 1955 in St. Catharines, Ontario (Kanada) geborene Künstler wagt sich mit epischen Fotografiezyklen an die brennenden Themen unserer Zeit wie etwa der aufstrebenden Weltmacht China, dem Energiefaktor Öl und in seinem jüngsten Opus Magnum, dem Element Wasser. Read more...

Zurich - 14 June 2014 - 8 August 2014

Clare Goodwin - Bradford's Jolly

Christinger De Mayo

Ankerstrasse 24
8004 Zurich
Exhibition
Online since 6 June 2014

We are delighted to announce the first exhibition with the British-born artist Clare Goodwin. Known principally as a painter, Goodwin creates formally precise, hard-edged compositions. One might interpret these reductive works as a form of abstract portrature or a storytelling of unspoken, rather romantic narratives. The names Goodwin titles her paintings with have an oddly humanising effect on the clean and ordered world of her aesthetic. Read more...

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Zurich - 13 June 2014 - 16 August 2014

Jürgen Partenheimer - The Archive

Häusler Contemporary

Stampfenbachstrasse 59
8006 Zurich
Exhibition
Online since 5 June 2014

The year 2014 is a Jürgen Partenheimer-year: as a start, he received the "Audain Distinguished Residency Award" of the Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, one of Canada's renowned art awards. Furthermore four prestigious institutions such as the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, the Deichtorhallen Hamburg/Sammlung Falckenberg, the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, and the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver show thematic solo exhibitions of the artist's work. We are delighted to be able to present an exclusive selection of works from the Pinakothek-exhibition at our Zurich gallery, as well as a first insight into the results of Partenheimer's Vancouver residency. Read more...

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Stuttgart - 5 June 2014 - 31 July 2014

Etel Adnan, Ergül Cengiz, Hadley+Maxwell, Viron Erol Vert - 5 billion solar years ..:::..

Galerie Reinhard Hauff

Paulinenstrasse 47
70178 Stuttgart
Exhibition
Online since 3 June 2014

"5 billion solar years ..::.." is a line and a pictogram from the poem "The Arab Apocalypse" (1980-1990) by Lebanese born artist and poet Etel Adnan, and the title of an exhibition at the Galerie Reinhard Hauff. The exhibition displays works in various media by European/American artists with Middle Eastern roots, or artists sourcing inspiration in Middle Eastern art. Read more...

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Zurich - 5 June 2014 - 7 September 2014

Tobias Putrih - Solar Limb

Haus Konstruktiv

Selnaustrasse 25
8001 Zurich
Exhibition
Online since 3 June 2014

Museum Haus Konstruktiv is delighted to be able to host Switzerland's first solo exhibition on the internationally acclaimed conceptual artist Tobias Putrih (b. 1972 in Slovenia, lives in Cambridge, MA). Putrih's interest in the utopias and ideologies of the traditional avant-garde, and his inquiry into how architecture, design, science and art can influence society, are particularly enlightening against the backdrop of constructivist-concrete art history. Read more...

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Zurich - 5 June 2014 - 7 September 2014

Auguste Herbin - From the Lahumière Collection

Haus Konstruktiv

Selnaustrasse 25
8001 Zurich
Exhibition
Online since 3 June 2014

Today, Auguste Herbin (b. 1882 in Quiévy, d. 1960 in Paris) is celebrated as a pioneer of non-figurative abstraction in France, even though his journey to that point was by all means hesitant. He progressed through various phases of modern painting; his oeuvre is characterized by a diversity of styles, ranging from impressionism and fauvism to cubism, orphism, purism and new objectivity, right through to radical geometric abstraction. Read more...

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Zurich - 5 June 2014 - 7 September 2014

Florian Dombois - Struck Modernism

Haus Konstruktiv

Selnaustrasse 25
8001 Zurich
Exhibition
Online since 3 June 2014

Since the 1990s, conceptual artist Florian Dombois (b. 1966 in Berlin, works in Zurich) has primarily addressed the representation of seismological phenomena in the context of art. Here, this qualified geophysicist focuses on models, landforms, seismic activity, tectonic activity, scientific fictions and technical fictions in various media and formats. Read more...

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Winterthur - 7 June 2014 - 12 October 2014

1914/18 - Pictures from the Border

Fotostiftung Schweiz

Grüzenstrasse 45
8400 Winterthur
Exhibition
Online since 31 May 2014

The First World War not only gave rise to a new kind of devastating war machinery and heretofore unknown means of mass destruction, it was also the first war in which modern mass media and visual communication (film and photography) played a major part. Although photo-reportage of the kind familiar to us from the Second World War was not yet so highly developed, a wealth of photographic evidence still exists, proving direct and lively insight into everyday military and civilian life, as well as into the feelings and thoughts of a whole generation. Read more...

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Winterthur - 7 June 2014 - 12 October 2014

Stephan Schenk - 1914/18 – The Way of the Cross

Fotostiftung Schweiz

Grüzenstrasse 45
8400 Winterthur
Exhibition
Online since 31 May 2014

As a counterpart to the exhibition of photo postcards dating from 1914-1918 entitled "Pictures from the Border", the Fotostiftung Schweiz is presenting an installation of large works by Stephan Schenk in which the artist questions the very possibility of depicting the catastrophe of the First World War - which cost more than eight million soldiers and seven million civilians their lives. Read more...

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Schluderns - 31 May 2014 - 12 October 2014

Melli Ink - Coira Series

Schloss Churburg

Churburg 1
39020 Schluderns
Exhibition
Online since 21 May 2014

A site specific exhibition project at Castle Churburg, Schluderns (Italy).

On the very unique and exciting premises of Castle Churburg, Melli Ink will be showing new and existing works that interact with the architecture and the mural paintings. Melli Ink invites us on a journey to see contemporary art works off the beaten track of today's contemporary art parcours. Read more...

London - 23 May 2014 - 26 July 2014

Richard Jackson - New Paintings

Hauser & Wirth London

23 Savile Row
W1S 2ET London
Exhibition
Online since 19 May 2014

Hauser & Wirth is pleased to present an exhibition of major new works by Richard Jackson, including the latest in his series of large-scale mechanical installations. Los Angeles based Jackson has been a pre-eminent figure in American contemporary art since the 1970s, counting Edward Kienholz and Bruce Nauman among his contemporaries. Read more...