Olivo Barbieri – Utopia/Dystopia, A Paradigm Shift

22 March – 21 August , 2017


Following its official opening on October 5, 2016, the new MAAT kunsthalle reopens to the public on March 22, 2017, with two major exhibitions that take up the whole building: Utopia/Dystopia—A Paradigm Shift, curated by Pedro Gadanho, João Laia and Susana Ventura—and Order and Progress by Mexican artist Héctor Zamora, curated by Inês Grosso.
Utopia/Dystopia—A Paradigm Shift is the first “manifesto exhibition” to be held in the kunsthalle designed by Amanda Levete (AL_A). Installed in three of MAAT’s galleries, this key-inaugural project will be a large group show featuring more than 60 works by a range of international artists and architects, some appearing for the first time in Portugal. The show will reveal how the two fields have represented ideas of utopia, or anticipated emerging notions of dystopia, since the early 1970s, with a strong focus on work produced over the last five years. Participants include architects such as Archigram, Archizoom, åyr, Didier Faustino, Yona Friedman, Aldo Rossi, Superstudio, and artists such as Kader Attia, Olivo Barbieri, Jordi Colomer, Tacita Dean, DIS Collective, Cao Fei, Ângela Ferreira, Cyprien Gailard, Jonas Staal, Ryan Trecartin, and Wolfgang Tillmans.


Olivo Barbieri film LA CITTÀ PERFETTA
Full HD color – 7.942 frames – 22 short films 1h 01’ 04”










Eva Marisaldi – Art club

16 february

Accademia di Francia a Roma – Villa Medici , Viale Trinità dei Monti, 1, 00187 Roma – IT

Eva Marisaldi (Bologna, 1966), After a long absence, returns to exhibit in Rome for a solo show. Her work conceived for Villa Medici develops in a tank and through a variety of linguistic systems transforms the space into a structured environment where the sound becomes a graphic solution (video Cornucopia, 2005) plastic (la scatola meccanica Senza titolo, 2017) or purely acoustic (Analfabeta, 2000) introducing the viewer in a multisensory experience, suspended in time and space.
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Roger BAllen foundation centre for photograpy be housed at Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art

Ahead of its Grand Opening during South Africa Heritage Weekend in September 2017, the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) has announced that it is the recipient of a major gift from the Roger Ballen Foundation to the museum’s endowment to establish and support a Centre for Photography.

The gift is the largest financial donation received by the museum, to date, from a Foundation. The investment of the donation will contribute to the long-term sustainability of the museum now, and for generations to come, and will also ensure a committed focus on photography as part of Zeitz MOCAA’s mission.

The Roger Ballen Foundation donation will support the ongoing logistical, exhibition, programming and educational costs of a Centre for Photography. It will include a substantial donation of works to the museum’s permanent collection.

“It has been my great desire to contribute to the understanding of photography in South Africa in the country that I call home,” said Roger Ballen. “By donating my archive and finance to Zeitz MOCAA, I wish to commit to the ongoing success of this important museum in Africa and ensure that photography is guaranteed a place in the museum’s activities.”


Cape Town Art Fair

17 february – 19 february 2017


Jonathan Monk – The Sound Of Laughter Isn’t Necessarily Funny

27 January – 11 March 2017

The Gallery, Vijay Patel Building, De Montfort University, Mill Lane, Leicester, LE2 7PT – UK

In this exhibition, three sculptures inhabit the space – a grand piano, a pair of grandfather clocks and a dismembered doll that has passed through the artist’s family. Each of these is mechanically animated and their actions mark the passing of time in seemingly arbitrary ways. All the objects have a gothic resonance to them. Their animation suggests human presence, as the piano plays itself and the dolls eyes flicker open.
This is Jonathan Monk’s first exhibition in Leicester, the city in which he was brought up.


Ian Wilson

20 january 2017 – 14 may 2017

KW Institute for Contemporary Art, KUNST-WERKE BERLIN e. V. , Auguststraße 69, 10117 Berlin – DE

The exhibition inaugurates the first season of director Krist Gruijthuijsen’s artistic program at KW, which examines Wilson’s work through three corresponding solo presentations by Hanne Lippard, Adam Pendleton, and Paul Elliman. Wilson’s work will be physically and conceptually embedded within each exhibition, serving as a framework for exploring roles of language and communication, and the broader significance of interaction between human beings. The exhibition is therefore in constant flux and changes gradually throughout the course of its duration.
In the spirit of Wilson’s practice, weekly commissioned performances, readings, lectures, and events titled TheWeekends take place at KW, and throughout the city of Berlin.


Jonathan Monk & Ariel Schlesinger – DIZZINES, Navigating the Unknown

10 february – 21 may 2017

Kunsthaus Graz, Lendkai 1, 8020 Graz – AT

Group show with a collaboration project by Jonathan Monk and Ariel Schlesinger, “Navigating the unknown elastic actions in a dizzying world”.

Curated by Anderwald & Grond, Katrin Bucher Trantow.


Letizia Cariello – CONNECTION, L’arte indaga e il design ricerca

17 december 2016 – 18 february 2017

Palazzo Garzoni Moro, San Marco 3417, 30124 Venezia – IT

At Palazzo Garzoni Moro in Venice, under the artistic direction of Manon Comerio, art and research come together in a cognitive exploration from different analytical perspectives with works by Letizia Cariello and the pieces of MAMM collection, realized by Morelato. On one side the “obsessive and repetitive dimension to explore the world of emotions and identity” which is depicted in the photographs of the artist Letizia Cariello; On the other side the sense of exceptionalism and uniqueness represented by the pieces of the MAAM of the Aldo Morelato Foundation, which tell the history and the evolution of design from the last century until today.
A succession of elements, unrelated for nature, feed the exhibition space and becoming they same tools and languages to decode.




Anish Kapoor

17 december 2016 – 17 april 2017

MACRO, Via Nizza 138, 00198 Roma – IT

For the first time in Rome, a major exhibition of the famous sculptor and architect Anglo-Indian artist Anish Kapoor, one of the most significant artists in the international contemporary art scene. Organized by Macro, the exhibition brings together a selection of recent works by Kapoor, an evolution compared to the three-dimensional shapes in primary colors, which in the early eighties have allowed the artist to get soon a major role in the new British sculpture.