December 2021

VISUAL ART: James Richards: When we were monsters, Kerpen, until March 2022

Haus Mödrath presents the largest exhibition by Welsh artist James Richards to date. Combining Richards’s sound, video works and sculptural works, the show charts the relationships and influences around the artist’s practice, including a number of collaborative artworks made with long-term interlocutors, artworks by close friends and influential figures such as Isa Genzken, Steve Reinke or JX Williams. Have a look here.

VISUAL ART: Lynette Yiadom-Boakye. Fly in League with the Night, 16 October 2021 – 13 February 2022, Düsseldorf

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye (b. London 1977) makes figurative paintings drawn from a variety of source materials including life studies, photography and scrapbooks of found images. The figures are fictitious, inhabiting enigmatic settings that are often abstract or nondescript. The exhibition has been organised by the Tate Britain in cooperation with the Moderna Museet, Stockholm, the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, and Mudam Luxembourg – Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean.

VISUAL ART: The Solly Collection, 1821–2021: Founding the Berlin Gemäldegalerie, until 16 January 2022

November 2021 marks the 200th anniversary of the acquisition of the Solly Collection, celebrated with a special exhibition at the Gemäldegalerie. This exhibition will pay tribute to the often underestimated, cosmopolitan and passionate art collector Solly, as well as to the founders of the Königliches Museum. More info here.

VISUAL ART: Tony Cragg: Drawing as Continuum, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, 17 Sept 21–9 Jan 22

Known first and foremost for his work as a sculptor (e.g. “Werdendes” on the terrace of the Marie-Elisabeth-Lüders-Haus in Berlin or various works at Skulpturenpark Waldfrieden in Wuppertal), this exhibition at Haus am Waldsee in Berlin-Zehlendorf is dedicated to the rare occasions in which Tony Cragg works on paper. Encompassing drawings from the 1980s until today as well as some select sculptures, the show explores this less well-known part of the famous artist’s œuvre.

VISUAL ARTS/exhibition: Antony Gormley: Learning to be, 13 June 2021 – 24 April 2022

With sculptures in nature as well as the urban space, such as skyscrapers in cities, Antony Gormley has gained worldwide recognition. The exhibition at SCHAUWERK Sindelfingen will be the most significant survey of the artist’s work ever to take place in Germany, offering a comprehensive overview of Gormley's artistic work. The presentation comprises some 30 works from the artist's studio and the Schaufler collection, including works on view to the public for the first time. More here.

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