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16 January — 28 February

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The 1970s
The decade marks a historic turn in art history for photography. No longer was traditional landscape and documentary photography the same. Photography shared the spotlight with painting.

Online exhibition on the website of the PDNB Gallery. 

Above: Bill Owens, Our House is Built with the Living Room in the Back, 1971.

14 January — 9 May 2021

Vera List

Vera List and the posters of Lincoln Center
Poster House’s second mini-exhibition focuses on the contribution made by Vera List to the creation of a poster program advertising the new Lincoln Center complex in 1962. Inspired by artist-designed posters she had seen in Paris, she earmarked $200,000 as seed money for what would become the List Art Poster Program (later known as the Vera List Art Project), featuring some of the most notable names in contemporary art, from Andy Warhol to Roy Lichtenstein, Ben Shahn to Robert Indiana. Each poster advertises a new building or event at the venue, chronicling how a now-famous New York institution was introduced to the public through posters.
Poster House, 119 W. 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011, US

22 January — 4 April 2021

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A Arte da Moda: Gérard Uféras
Farol Santander museum of Sao Paulo presents ‘A Arte da Moda – Historias Creativas’, an exhibition of work by French photographer Gérard Uféras.
Farol Santander, Rua João Brícola no. 24, São Paulo, Brazil

to 24 January 2021

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Dóra Maurer
Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG, UK
Tate Modern is currently closed

For more information please go to our FAQs and if you have any further queries please contact hello@tate.org.uk. We look forward to welcoming you back when we reopen.

Above: Dóra Maurer Relative Quasi Image 1996 © Dóra Maurer Photo: Vintage Galéria / András Bozsó.

28 January 2021

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Design for a Changing World: The Ouroboros Steak
Join Orkan Telhar and curator and writer Michelle Millar Fischer as they discuss the design of the Ouroboros Steak, made from human cells, and why this speculative design project that set out to critique the lab-grown meat industry has come to dominate headlines across the world.

6.30–7.30GMT. This is an online-only event. You will receive instructions on how to join the talk in your booking confirmation email. Book here.

to 29 January 2021

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Reverting to Type 2020: Protest posters
Reverting to Type 2020 is an exhibition of letterpress artwork with something to say, an international exhibition showcasing progressive letterpress artwork by 100 artists from seventeen countries, alongside the work of specially invited collaborators, including John Anstiss, Shelley Bird, Peter Kennard and Stewart Lee.

Those unable to visit in person can view the full exhibition contents at:
revertingtotype.com

Hours: 12-6pm daily.
Standpoint Gallery, 45 Coronet Street, London N1 6HD, UK

to 31 January 2021

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Masters of Black and White: Milton Caniff
The online virtual reality exhibition of Milton Caniff (1907-1988), ‘the Rembrandt of comics’, with 61 original strips and Sunday panels from Terry and the Pirates, Dickie Dare, Steve Canyon and Male Call.

Go to this link: After purchasing your ticket, you can visit the exhibition for seven days

 

to 31 January 2021

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Op Art in Focus
Tate Liverpool, [currently closed] Albert Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool L3 4BB, UK

Above: Walter Leblanc, Mobilo Static, 1960 © Estate of Walter Leblanc.

to 31 January 2021

Sadik Alfraji, Sing like the Southerners Do, 2019, sound-drawing installation. Courtesy the artist.

In the Presence of Absence
In the Presence of Absence shows a selection of artworks and design projects that challenge the idea of collective knowledge and public consciousness through stories that remain unseen, have been ignored or may be told more often within large public institutions.
Unfortunately, the Stedelijk Museum will be closed again from Tuesday, December 15. But we will continue online!
Stedelijk Museum [currently closed], Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Above: Sadik Alfraji, Sing like the Southerners Do, 2019.

ONGOING

to 6 February 2021

Lothar Gotz - Salvation

Lothar Götz: Salvation
Lothar Götz’s fourth solo exhibition in the Domo Baal gallery [currently closed]. The show’s title – with its suggestion of a place of safety and deliverance from earthly woe, finds an echo in the works included: their bursts of abstract space like an opening up of horizons after the closed-in ones of recent months.
Domo Baal, 3 John Street, London WC1N 2ES, UK

Above: Lothar Götz, Salvation 1, 2020. 

to 7 February 2021

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Vasantha Yogananthan: AMMA
An exhibition of works by Vasantha Yogananthan, completing his long-term body of work inspired by the Indian legend of The Ramayana, A Myth of Two Souls (2013-21).
The Photographers’ Gallery [currently closed], 16-18 Ramillies Street, London W1F 7LW, UK

to 7 February 2021

Plakatmotiv Piktogramme LHM 2020

Pictograms, Signs of Life, Emojis: Society of Signs
This exhibition explores questions around the considerations, objectives, and hopes that are linked to the development of the modern language of images, such as emojis.
Leopold Hoesch Museum & Paper Museum Düren, Hoeschplatz 1, 52349 Düren, Germany

to 14 February 2021

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The Swiss Grid
The Swiss Grid explores the development and impact of the International Typographic Style, considered one of the most important movements in graphic design history, through a selection of posters and ephemera.
Poster House, 119 W. 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011, US

Above: Karl Gerstner & Markus Kutter, Citroën, 1958

 

to 14 February 2021

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The Sleeping Giant: Posters & The Chinese Economy
An exhibition exploring China’s economic relationship with the world through poster design.
Poster House, 119 W. 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011, US

Above: Yang Jiabao & Cai Sheng, Cultural Revolution Glows, 1972

to 19 February 2021

As Not For in Boston

As, Not For: Dethroning Our Absolutes
‘As, Not For’ is an incomplete historical survey of work created by African-American graphic designers over the last century. These practitioners are absent in too many classroom lectures, and their methods mostly invisible or uncredited in the field. Curated by Jerome Harris in collaboration with Mary Yang and BU Graphic Design Students.
Faye G., Jo, and James Stone Gallery, 855 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, US

Read Silas Munro’s article ‘The critique goes on’, in Eye 100.

to 21 February 2021

From Here to Eternity: Sunil Gupta, a Retrospective

From Here to Eternity, Sunil Gupta: A Retrospective
‘From Here to Eternity’ is the first major retrospective of UK based photographer, Sunil Gupta (b. 1953, New Delhi India) and offers a complex and layered view of Gupta’s unique transcontinental photographic vision.
Please note: while London is under Tier 3 restrictions, the exhibitions are temporarily closed.
The Photographers’ Gallery, 16-18 Ramillies Street, London W1F 7LW, UK

to 21 February 2021

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Jasper Johns: Mind/Mirror
Filling almost 30,000 combined square feet across the two venues, this double exhibition contains nearly 500 works. It is the most comprehensive exhibition ever devoted to Johns, creating an opportunity to highlight not only his well known masterpieces but also many works that have never been exhibited publicly. This two-venue exhibition follows a loose chronological order from the 1950s to the present.
Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY 10014, US
Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130, US

Above: Jasper Johns, Summer, 1985

to 21 February 2021

Unfinished Business: The Fight for Women's Rights

Unfinished Business: The Fight for Women’s Rights
From bodily autonomy and the right to education, to self-expression and protest, this new exhibition explores how feminist activism in the UK has its roots in the complex history of women’s rights. With social and racial inequalities thrown into sharp relief by recent world events, join the debate and add your voice to the many fighting for a fairer world.
Following the latest government advice, our galleries are closed for the time being.
British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB, UK

to 22 February 2021

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Matisse, like a novel
To mark the 150th anniversary of Henri Matisse’s birth (1869-1954),
the Centre Pompidou pays tribute to the artist through the exhibition
‘Matisse, like a novel’, featuring over 230 works, 70 documents
and archives.
Place Georges-Pompidou, 75004 Paris, France

Above: Henri Matisse, La Blouse roumaine, 1940.

to 26 February 2020

A—Z Time for Books

Time for books
Stay safe, grab a book!
A—Z Gallery, Torstr. 93, 10119 Berlin-Mitte, Germany

to 27 February 2021

Art Deco by the Sea

Art Deco by the Sea
The show celebrates iconic examples of seaside architecture, from hotels and apartment blocks, to piers, cinemas and lidos, and reveals how Art Deco became the key style for pleasure, leisure and entertainment.

Laing Art Gallery, New Bridge Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8AG

Mon-Sat 10am-4.30pm

This exhibition has been developed by The Sainsbury Centre at the University of East Anglia, Norwich. Watch a short film about the exhibition.

to 28 February 2021

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Otl Aicher. Metro Bilbao. Architecture and Landscape
The largest exhibition to date spotlighting German graphic designer Otl Aicher, with more than 200 works and projects from the HfG-Archiv Ulm (Germany).
Museo Bilbao, Museo Plaza 2, 48009 Bilbao, Spain

to 28 February 2021

Leila Alaoui: Rite of Passage

Leila Alaoui: Rite of Passage
This exhibition is the first major UK retrospective of works by Leila Alaoui, a celebrated French-Moroccan photographer who died tragically at the age of 33 from injuries incurred during a terrorist attack in Burkina Faso in 2016, while working on a photography project for a women’s rights campaign for Amnesty International. The exhibition opens in collaboration with 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair and showcases striking large-scale photography and video work created by Alaoui between 2008 and 2015.
Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA, UK

to 7 March 2021

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Bill Brandt | Henry Moore
This major exhibition traces the parallel and intersecting careers of two leading artists of the 20th century. The photographer Bill Brandt (1904-83) and sculptor Henry Moore (1898-86) first crossed paths during the Second World War, when they created images of civilians sheltering in the London Underground during the Blitz. These photographs by Brandt and drawings by Moore today rank among their most iconic works.
Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia, Norfolk Road, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK

Above: Bill Brandt, Henry Moore, 1941. © Bill Brandt Archive Ltd.

to 28 March 2021

Beazley’s Designs of the Year

Beazley Designs of the Year
Discover the most innovative designs across fashion, architecture, digital, transport, product and graphic design, as nominated by the public and design experts from around the world.
the Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High Street, London W8 6AG, UK

to 10 April 2021

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Engineer, Agitator, Constructor: The Artist Reinvented
This exhibition marks a recent transformative addition to MoMA from the Merrill C. Berman Collection, one of the great private collections of political art. Illuminating the essential role of women in avant-garde activities while mapping vital networks across Europe, the exhibition presents the social engagement, fearless experimentation, and utopian aspirations that defined the early 20th century, and how these strategies still reverberate today.
Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53 Street, Manhattan, New York, US

Above: Valentina Kulagina, Maquette for We Are Building (Stroim), 1929.

to 11 April 2021

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Hiroshi Sugimoto: With Your Back to the Earth
The eighteenth Rolla Foundation exhibition features the famous Japanese photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto (Tokyo, 1948) and his remarkable Seascapes. Active since the mid-1970s, he took the first picture in the seascape series in 1980 and continues to photograph seas and skies the world over.
la Stráda Végia (ex via Municipio), 6837 Bruzella Switzerland

Above: Hiroshi Sugimoto, South Pacific Ocean, Waihau, 1990.

to 11 April 2021

Woman at Work by Margaret Calvert and Jealous Gallery & Print Studios

Margaret Calvert: Woman at Work
With a career spanning six decades, graphic designer Margaret Calvert has produced timeless work that we see everywhere — whether it is the design of the UK’s road signing system, with Jock Kinneir, way finding at railway stations and airports, or the typeface used on the gov.uk website, with Henrik Kubel, her work shapes much of our national visual identity. This display marks the launch of Network Rail’s new customised typeface, Rail Alphabet 2, designed by her in close collaboration with Henrik Kubel.
THE DISPLAY WILL BE CLOSED FROM WEDNESDAY 16 DECEMBER 2020: Following the announcement that London will be in COVID Tier 3, the museum and its exhibitions will be closed until Government guidance changes.
the Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 6AG, UK

See ‘Britain’s signature’ in Eye 71. 

Above: Margaret Calvert, Jealous Gallery & Print Studios, Woman at Work.

to 18 April 2021

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Richard Hamilton: Respective
This exhibition brings together the full-range of work by Hamilton in our collection. It includes internationally important works including Hers is a Lush Situation (1958) and Swingeing London 67 (1968) alongside early studies from the 1950s and later works from the 1970s onwards that reveal his engagement with new digital technology.
Pallant House Gallery, 8-9 North Pallant, Chichester PO19 1TJ, UK

Above: Richard Hamilton, Swingeing London ’67, 1968. © Richard Hamilton 2020

See ‘Typotranslation’ in Eye 38 and ‘Toast modern’ in Eye 75. 

to 18 April 2021

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Sheila Hicks: Thread, Trees, River
In this exhibition, Hicks’s first solo show in Austria, the artist presents both recent and familiar works with room-filling sculptures, relating them to the architecture.
Museum of Applied Arts, Stubenring 5, 1010 Wien, Germany

Above: Sheila Hicks, Escalade Beyond Chromatic Lands, 2017. Installation view, Arsenale, Venice Biennale. Photo: Cristobal Zanartu.

to 24 April 2021

El Seed – Milan

Templates of Love
An exhibition of works by street artist eL Seed. eL Seed uses Arabic calligraphy in a distinctive style to spread messages of peace, unity and to emphasize the commonalities of human existence. His works can be found scattered around the world, with the aim of unifying communities and correcting stereotypes.
Galeria Patricia Armocida, Via Filippo Argelati, 24, 20143 Milano MI, Italy

See Jan Middendorp’s ‘eL Seed: City-wide calligraffiti’ in Eye 100

to 30 April 2021

Tillage: John Newling

Tillage: John Newling
This exhibition features works spanning Newling’s 40 year career, including new work responding to society’s need to evolve in the face of the climate emergency, and living through the global pandemic.
Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft, Lodge Hill Ln, Ditchling, Hassocks BN6 8SP, UK

to 3 May 2021

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Electronic: From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers
Evoking the experience of being in a club, the exhibition will transport you through the people, art, design, technology and photography that have been shaping the electronic music landscape.
Following the announcement that London will be in COVID Tier 3, the museum and its exhibitions will be closed until Government guidance changes.
the Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 6AG, UK. 

Above: The Chemical Brothers, Got To Keep On, sensory spectacle by Smith & Lyall. Photo by Felix Speller.

to 9 May 2021

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Unearthed: Photography’s Roots
The gallery’s first major photography exhibition traces the rich history of the medium through depictions of nature, with more than 100 works by key figures including William Henry Fox Talbot and Imogen Cunningham as well as several overlooked photographers with rare works by Japanese artist, Kazumasa Ogawa and the English gardener, Charles Jones.
Dulwich Picture Gallery, Gallery Road, London SE21 7AD

Above: Richard Learoyd, Large Poppies (detail), 2019 © the Artist.

to 11 May 2021

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An Uncertain Spring
‘An uncertain spring’ mixes disciplines and generations, is an exhibition which delivers by sensitive touch the intimacy of this uncertain moment which was for some, the time to take up the pen, to reactivate dormant projects, to create objects of relief for the public, everyday objects for the private sphere.
Decorative Arts Museum, 107 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France

Above: Alexandre Benjamin Navet, View from the Terrace n°1. Crayon à l’huile et pastel sur papier, 2020. © Grégory Copitet.

to 16 May 2021

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Anette Lenz: à propos
In Lenz’s first large-scale exhibition in Germany, her graphic works transform the spaces into immersive graphic worlds that turn visual communication into a sensual poetic and thought-provoking experience. anettelenz.com
Museum Angewandte Kunst, Schaumainkai 17, 60594 Frankfurt, Germany

Tue & Thur to Sun 10 am-6 pm; Wed 10 am-8 pm

Photos: Jan Middendorp.

See ‘Fill the white space’ on the Eye blog.

À propros. Anette Lenz in Frankfurt

to 6 June 2021

Nalini Malani: Can You Hear Me?
Whitechapel Gallery unveils a major new work titled Can You Hear Me? by Nalini Malani (b. 1946 Karachi, Undivided India; lives and works in Mumbai, India) as part of its prestigious annual programme of artist commissions. Gallery 2. Free Entry

Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High St, London E1 7QX, UK

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The 39th Graphic Design Exhibition of the Turkish Graphic Designers Association
This year the annual GMK Graphic Design Exhibition, a recollection of graphic design in Turkey since its debut in 1981, is being held online. The GMK Graphic Design Exhibition Digital Archive will also be publicly accessible in the coming months, displaying this recollection and allowing closer examination of the work and shifting tendencies in Turkish design over the last 39 years.

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ONLINE

Ongoing 2020

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Langlands and Bell: Degrees of Truth (Online) 
For over four decades, Langlands & Bell’s work has explored the complex web of relationships linking people and architecture and the coded systems of communication and exchange we use to negotiate a fast changing technological world. Their art ranges from film, video and digital media projects to sculpture, installation, and full-scale architecture.
Sir John Soane’s Museum, 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3BP, UK

Ongoing

Ruben Pater of Untold Stories at Insights 2020

Ruben Pater of Untold Stories at Insights 2020
Focusing on the ethics of design, this lecture discusses the unspoken realities of designers working remotely across the globe, and from there dives into social and political issues such as climate change, surveillance, and affordable housing. 

See Peter Buwert’s ‘Design’s ugly truths’, a review of Ruben Pater’s The Politics of Design, in Eye 93. 

Ongoing

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MODA Online
The Museum of Design Atlanta has launched a range of online classes, workshops and meetups for both young and adult designers, as well as a series of online sessions, titled ‘Drink in Design’, with a range of creatives who will talk you through their work and career paths. 

Ongoing

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Whitney: Art History from Home
While the Museum is temporarily closed, the Whitney is offering range of online resources and events centred around American art of the twentieth century. 

Above: Ana Mendieta, Untitled (Silueta Series, Iowa), 1979.

Ongoing

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Design Interview 10Q
A series of design talks – with Matteo Bologna, Erik Brandt, Dafi Kühne, Thomas Kronbichler and Niklaus Troxler, with more to come – curated by graphic designer Fabio Mario Rizzotti. You can watch the interviews on the @designinterview10q IGTV and YouTube channel. 

See ‘Sticks in the mind’ in Eye 69. 

Ongoing

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Virtual tour of ‘Léon Spilliaert’
This exhibition showcases some 80 works on paper – from images of Spilliaert’s home town and the coast, to later works capturing the tranquillity of the forest outside Brussels. You can explore these works online in this video tour.

This is an online stream, you can view here.

Ongoing

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Museum of the Moving Image: View from home
The Museum of the Moving Image are continuing to expand their online releases with titles including Pedro Costa's award-winning Vitalina Varela, the 2020 Academy Award nominee Corpus Christi, and Brett Story's prescient documentary The Hottest August.

Ongoing

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Warhol at Home
To share the Andy Warhol exhibition at Tate Modern with you, the exhibition’s curators Gregor Muir and Fiontán Moran give a video tour to discuss Warhol through the lens of the immigrant story, his LGBTQI identity and concerns with death and religion. See more about the exhibition here

See ‘Pop justice’ on the Eye blog.

Above: Andy Warhol, Self-Portrait, 1986, 

Ongoing

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Letterform Archive Online
The Letterform Archive have made their Online Archive public access. You can now enjoy unprecedented virtual access to nearly 1,500 objects and 9,000 hi-fi images (and counting!) from their collection.

See ‘Access all areas’ by Claire Mason on the Eye blog.

Ongoing 2020

Schaukelwagen (“Rocking Car”), design: Hans Brockhage, manufacturer: Siegfried Lenz, Berggießhübel bei Pirna, 1950

Everyday Life: GDR
Dokumentationszentrum Alltagskultur der DDR, Erich-Weinert-Allee 3
15890 Eisenhüttenstadt, Germany

Ongoing 2020

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Scenes from the Collection
The Jewish Museum, 1109 5th Ave at 92nd St, New York, NY 10128, US

Above: Mel Bochner, The Joys of Yiddish, 2012. Courtesy: The Jewish Museum, New York.

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ON HOLD

TBC 2020

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New Old: Designing for our Future Selves
This exhibition examines how innovation and design can reimagine how we live the later stages of our lives. Set against a backdrop of radical demographic change, the exhibition looks at how design can help people lead fuller, healthier and more rewarding lives into old age, asking the question: how can designers meet the challenge of a rapidly ageing society?
Pratt Manhattan Gallery, 144 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10011, US

Above: Yves Béhar, Superflex Aura Power Suit, 2017. 

TBC 2020

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Working Together: The Photographers of the Kamoinge Workshop
Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY 10014, US

Above. Anthony Barboza, Kamoinge Portrait, 1973. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Eric and Jeanette Lipman Fund. © Anthony Barboza.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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JANUARY 2021

22 January — 20 June [POSTPONED]

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AI: More than Human
Explored through prominent and cutting-edge research projects, and special commissions and projects by international artists, ‘AI: More than Human’ is an unprecedented survey of the relationship between humans and technology.
World Museum, William Brown St, Liverpool L3 8EL UK

See ‘Thinking machine’, Darryl Clifton’s review of AI: More Than Human  in Eye 99.

Above: Justine Emard, Co(AI)xistence, 2017, video installation, with Mirai Moriyama & Alter (developed by Ishiguro lab, Osaka University and Ikegami Lab, Tokyo University), © Justine Emard / Adagp, Paris 2018.

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FEBRUARY 2021

10 February 2021

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Do It Like You Do It
Agyei Archer, a multidisciplinary designer and art director from Trinidad, will explore the value of vernacular design in the English-speaking Caribbean. He will focus on the role that hand-drawn and found lettering from the region has played in his personal practice and introduce some canonical work from both self-taught and classically rooted practices in Trinidad and Jamaica, and the role that this plays in his type designs.

Online via Zoom, 7-8.30pm GMT, tickets £3-5.

Part of ‘Celebrating 125 Years of St Bride Library’, this lecture series has been sponsored by: Adobe, Commercial Type, Eye magazine, Eric de Bellaigue, Jerry Wright, Just Another Foundry, Klim Type Foundry, Lexon GB, Mayor of London, Medioto, Peter Longland, R-Typography, Type By, Usborne Publishing and The Wynkyn de Worde Charitable Trust.

11 February — 23 May 2021

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Jean Dubuffet
Spanning more than four decades in the studio, this exhibition brings together powerful work by the French artist Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985). This show is the first in the UK in more than 50 years, highlighting Dubuffet’s radicalism as he experimented with materials.
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS, UK

Above: Jean Dubuffet, Paysage aux Argus (Landscape with Argus, 1955. Courtesy of Fondation Dubuffet, Paris. 

12 February — 30 May 2021

Anonymous, Enslaved Men Digging Trenches, c. 1850, Rijksmuseum, purchased with the support of the Johan Huizinga Fonds/Rijksmuseum Fonds

Slavery
Slavery brings together ten real-life stories about people in slavery, about slaveholders, about people who freed themselves from slavery, and about people brought to the Netherlands in slavery.
Rijksmuseum, Museumstraat 1, 1071 XX Amsterdam, the Netherlands

26 February —11 July 2021

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Modern Look: Photography and the American Magazine
Featuring over 150 works including photographs, layouts, and cover designs, the exhibition considers the connections and influences of designers and photographers such as Richard Avedon, Lillian Bassman, Lester Beall, Margaret Bourke-White, Louis Faurer, Robert Frank, William Klein, Lisette Model, Gordon Parks, Irving Penn, Cipe Pineles, and Paul Rand.
The Jewish Museum, 1109 5th Ave at 92nd St, New York, NY 10128, US

Above: Paul Rand, Direction, Vol. 3 No. 9, December 1940. 

25—28 February 2021

Printed Matter Virtual Book Fair (Feb 2021)

Printed Matter’s Virtual Art Book Fair
Since the first NY Art Book Fair in 2005, Printed Matter’s Art Book Fairs have been among the leading international gatherings for fostering the distribution, understanding, and celebration of artists’ books and art related publishing. In 2021, the NY Art Book Fair and LA Art Book Fair will be produced as a combined online event—Printed Matter’s Virtual Art Book Fair—safely bringing the artists’ book community together for a fun and experimental new Fair.

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MARCH 2021

4 March 2021

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Design for a Changing World: Lil Miquela
Join Trevor McFedries and curator and writer Legacy Russell as they discuss the design of the world‘s first digital influencer, Lil Miquela.

6.30-7.30 GMT. This is an online-only event. You will receive instructions on how to join the talk in your booking confirmation email. Book here.

26 March — 23 May 2021

Ruth Asawa: Citizen of the Universe

Ruth Asawa: Citizen of the Universe
Citizen of the Universe takes a unique look at the visionary artist, educator and activist Ruth Asawa (b. 1926, Norwalk, CA – d. 2013, San Francisco, CA). The exhibition features her signature hanging sculptures in looped and tied wire, and celebrates her holistic integration of art, education and community engagement through displaying prints, drawings, letters and photographs.
Modern Art Oxford, 30 Pembroke Street, Oxford, OX1 1BP UK

Above: Ruth Asawa, 1957. Photo by Imogen Cunningham. Courtesy David Zwirner. 
 

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APRIL 2021

20 — 23 April 2021

DRUPA: Embrace the Future

After close consultation with exhibitors and partners, drupa, the world's leading trade show for print technologies, has had to be cancelled for 2021 due to the effects of the corona pandemic. Until then, the organizers are bridging the time window with ‘virtual.drupa’, a four-day digital event. The date of ‘virtual.drupa’ falls within the period originally planned for drupa: April 20 to 23, 2021.

Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre, D-40474 Düsseldorf, Am Staad (Stockumer Höfe), Germany

 

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MAY 2021

22 May — 19 September 2021

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Richard Mosse
Richard Mosse focuses on current political and ecological crises such as the civil war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the crisis of European refugee and migration policy and the threat to the tropical rainforests. For his monumental photographs, Mosse uses infrared and UV techniques that were originally developed for military purposes and that make things visible that are actually imperceptible to the human eye.
Kunsthalle Bremen, Am Wall 207, 28195 Bremen, Germany

Above: Richard Mosse, Lost Fun Zone, 2012.

Autumn 2021

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Rock Against Racism: Militant Entertainment 1976-1982
‘Rock Against Racism: Militant Entertainment 1976-82’ will capture the excitement of the moment and the thirst for change, setting RAR’s activities within the social and political context of the time. It will showcase the punky RAR aesthetic through posters, photography, badges, stickers, leaflets, letters from young fans across the world, as well as striking graphics from the legendary RAR fanzine, Temporary Hoarding.
De La Warr Pavilion, Marina, Bexhill, East Sussex TN40 1DP, UK

Above: TH Collective, Temporary Hoarding #3, 1977.