Michael Werner Gallery presents James Lee Byars's sculpture “The Golden Tower” in the Campo San Vio, Venice with the support of Fondazione Giuliani, Rome and the curation of Alberto Salvadori. Byars envisioned “The Golden Tower” as a colossal beacon and oracle that would bridge heaven and earth and unify humanity – a contemporary monument surpassing the grandeur of the Lighthouse of Alexandria. The idea of “The Golden Tower” first began in 1976 and was developed with numerous conceptual studies throughout the artist’s career. This presentation is an event of the LVII Venice Biennale and the first installation of “The Golden Tower” to fully realize the artist’s intentions of presenting the sculpture in a public space.
Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga presents studiofilmclub, the first solo exhibition in Spain of works by Peter Doig. The exhibition combines art and cinema and brings together 166 works on paper produced between 2003 and 2015 for Peter Doig’s film club in Port of Spain in Trinidad. The film posters, nearly all of which the artist painted the same day as the screening, reference the hand-painted posters he saw hanging in the streets of Port of Spain. This is the largest selection of the film posters exhibited to date and it is curated by Helena Juncosa.
The Franz Marc Museum presents Per Kirkeby’s sculpture “Torso Branch” in the Museum Park. By displaying the work outdoors, the notion of art and nature in dialogue can be readily experienced by visitors before even entering the museum. Parallel to this, bronze figures, drawings and colored works on paper by Per Kirkeby from the 1980s and 1990s will also be on show.
Fondation Maeght presents the colorful pictorial language of A.R. Penck. The exhibition's focus is on the challenges of his painting and sculpture through different periods chosen to give a better understanding of the richness of his aesthetic, existential, philosophical and literary worlds. The exhibition will present some one hundred paintings, sculptures, large sets of drawings, prints and artists' books.
Museum der bildenden Künste presents a dialogue between the drawings, sculptures and paintings of Max Klinger and Markus Lüpertz. During his lifetime, Klinger irritated the audience with the modernity of his multi-coloured sculptures composed of different materials. In a similar way, today’s audience is often provoked by Markus Lüpertz’ coloured scupltures. The exhibition is an artistic installation in the Museum of Fine Arts, in which Lüpertz presents some 30 sculptures, 20 paintings and pictorial cycles as well as 50 drawings.