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 Peter Doig: studiofilmclub, an exhibition of 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, were inspired by the hand-painted posters he saw hanging in the streets of Port of Spain. Curated by Fernando Francés, this is the largest selection of film posters exhibited to date.
“Peter Doig: Cabins and Canoes — The Unreasonable Silence of the World,” curated by Francis Outred, features a selection of major paintings by Peter Doig focusing on the motifs of cabins and canoes in his oeuvre.
This installation of Per Kirkeby’s “Torso Branch” offers a unique opportunity to experience Kirkeby’s painted bronze sculpture in dialogue with the grounds of the Franz Marc Museum. “Torso Branch” is complimented by a selection of works on paper and bronze figurines by Per Kirkeby from the 1980s and 1990s as well as work from the museum’s permanent collection.
“Rites de passage” is a major retrospective of the work of A.R.Penck, presenting over one hundred paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints and artists' books. The exhibition focuses on the artist’s different periods, chosen to give a better understanding of the richness of his aesthetic, existential, philosophical and literary approach.
Museum der bildenden Künste presents a dialogue between the provocative drawings, sculptures and paintings of Max Klinger and Markus Lüpertz. This installation features thirty sculptures, twenty paintings and fifty drawings by Lüpertz alongside major works by Klinger.