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On Location: Artists Explore a Sense of Place
Feb
3
to Jan 1

On Location: Artists Explore a Sense of Place

Glenbow Museum
Calgary, AB

Glenbow’s collection of modernist and contemporary art provides the source material for an expansive exploration of different kinds of places, both remote and lived in; pristine and altered. A classic Canadian vista by Lawren Harris is juxtaposed with Eleanor Bond’s abstracted cityscape, Edward Burtynsky’s photographic study of the Carrara marble quarry and a sculptural work by Faye Heavyshield which encompasses the land itself as material for its construction. On Location features a fascinating range of artists including Tanya Harnett, Jeff Thomas, Vikki Alexander, Maxwell Bates, Ron Moppett and more.

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The Perennials: Works from the Permanent Collection
Jun
21
to Oct 6

The Perennials: Works from the Permanent Collection

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Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery

Curated by Crystal Mowry
Opening Reception: Thursday 27 June, 8:00 pm

Each plant can be seen as a living register of change within its environment. Whether one’s aim is to provide sustenance for a community or to partake in the intimate pleasure of watching a flower from bud to bloom, gardeners know a thing or two about causal relationships. In their ability to thrive, gardens educate their caregivers on the virtues that can’t be rushed into realization. The attentive gardener trusts that if they are patient, all things will inevitably return.

The Perennials features works from the Permanent Collection that expand on notions of continuity and cultivation. Often relying on a visual language that incorporates botanical life and allusions to what it may mean to be “rooted”, the works in this exhibition also provide insight into an artist’s perpetual engagement with a singular subject – and the cycles of renewal that can animate an individual practice over time.

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Looking Back: Ten Years of Pier 24 Photography
Jul
1
to Apr 30

Looking Back: Ten Years of Pier 24 Photography

Pier 24 Photography
San Francisco, CA

The first of two consecutive exhibitions that Pier 24 Photography will present on the occasion of its tenth anniversary, Looking Back features photographers and subjects the Pilara Foundation collected in depth before this space opened. Many of these core photographers—including Robert Adams, Diane Arbus, Richard Avedon, Dorothea Lange, and Hiroshi Sugimoto—have been instrumental to the medium’s development. Reflecting the Foundation’s significant focus on the genre, the exhibition’s opening galleries highlight a wide range of portraiture, ranging from mugshots and works by unknown photographers to iconic images by celebrated figures in the history of photography. The main gallery—entitled “About Face”—spans more than 120 years of the medium, presenting the portrait through the lenses of nearly fifty different artists. With its other thematic galleries, Looking Back also reconsiders subjects explored in some of the ten exhibitions on view since Pier 24 opened. These installations incorporate recent additions to the collection, reframing the themes explored in earlier presentations and demonstrating their continued relevance.

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The Awesome and Awful: Works from the Permanent Collection
Aug
24
to Mar 20

The Awesome and Awful: Works from the Permanent Collection

Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery

Curated by Linda Perez and Jennifer Bullock

Featuring works by Edward Burtynsky, Elizabeth M. Eastman, Michael Flomen, Judy Garfin, John Gould, Susanna Heller, John Heward, Tom Hodgson, Louis Marius Amorim Ferreira de Moraes.

In a moment of awe, you might find yourself forgetting everything else as your attention is captivated by the phenomenon before you. The spectacle could be one of wonder or of calamity – its scope is what overwhelms. This exhibition delves into the Permanent Collection to find varying ways in which artists attempt to capture that sense of awe.

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Warning Signs by Project Pressure
Sep
1
to Sep 22

Warning Signs by Project Pressure

WARNING SIGNS by Project Pressure forms a part of Alt. +1000 Photo Festival exhibited in and around Lake Taillères, the centre of Neuchâtel also known as the “Siberia of Switzerland”. The exhibition consists of nearly 80 images – a combination of stunning artworks and an informative poster campaign visualizing the climate crisis in an inspiring way. The event offers art and nature lovers, as well as fa­milies, a photographic stroll through a remarkable landscape.


Mon – Sun, 10.00 am – 5.00 pm
Free admission

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Civilization: The Way We Live Now
Sep
13
to Feb 2

Civilization: The Way We Live Now

NGV Australia

Civilization: The Way We Live Now is an international photography exhibition of monumental scale, featuring the work of over 100 contemporary photographers from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australia and Europe with over 200 original photographs being exhibited.

In this increasingly globalised world, the exhibition explores photographers’ representations of life in cities as its key theme and presents a journey through the shared aspects of life in the urban environment. The selected works create a picture of collective life around the world and document patterns of mass behaviour. The exhibition looks at the phenomenal complexity of life in the twenty-first century and reflects on the ways in which photographers have documented, and held a mirror up, to the world around us.

A major publication has been produced by Thames & Hudson in parallel with the exhibition.

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Hot Spots: Radioactivity and The Landscape
Oct
17
to Mar 21

Hot Spots: Radioactivity and The Landscape

Krannert Art Museum
Champaign, Illinois

The exhibition scrutinizes the nuclear industry, including its everyday functions and long-term impact, with an emphasis on issues surrounding radioactive waste. The artists in Hot Spots examine this expansive subject through themes that include rendering the invisible visible, art as a tool of information disclosure and disruption, and developing the complex language necessary to communicate thousands of years into the future.

Artists and collectives featured in Hot Spots include: Naomi Bebo, Jeremy Bolen, Michael Brill and Safdar Abidi, Edward Burtynsky, Erich Burger and Mari Kato, Ludovico Centis, Elizabeth Demaray, Don’t Follow the Wind (collective composed of Chim↑Pom (initiators), Kenji Kubota, Eva and Franco Mattes, and Jason Waite), Nina Elder, Isao Hashimoto, Adele Henderson, Abbey Hepner, Eve Andrée Laramée, Cynthia Madansky and Angelika Brudniak, Amie Siegel, Robert del Tredici, Claudia X. Valdes, and Will Wilson.

At KAM, Hot Spots is contextualized by longstanding university and community interests in nuclear topics on Native lands and in Illinois. The exhibition’s public programs will include a gallery tour with exhibition curators and a series of visiting artists. The galleries will feature a reading and research area open to all for the duration of the exhibition.

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Life is a Highway: Art and American Car Culture
Jun
15
to Sep 15

Life is a Highway: Art and American Car Culture

Toledo Museum of Art
Toledo, OH

The first large-scale domestic exhibition to provide a historical overview of this topic with an emphasis upon the Midwest, Life is a Highway will bring together a diverse selection of artists to showcase the automobile’s reshaping of the 20th-century American landscape and cultural attitudes of self-expression. Featuring more than 100 works from the Toledo Museum of Art’s own collection and both private and public loans, this exhibition will chart the rise of automobility as a visual icon of American identity. With works spanning from early depictions through the Pop Artists’ portrayal of the automobile’s impact upon consumer culture to the present, the car’s image as a symbol of newness, freedom and independence, mobility, and renewal will be explored. Organized through four themes that call attention to the social, aesthetic, environmental, and industrial dimensions of its legacy, this exhibition will include a range of visual media. 

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Summer Exhibition 2019
Jun
10
to Aug 12

Summer Exhibition 2019

Gallery III
Royal Academy of Arts
London, UK

Run without interruption since 1769, the Summer Exhibition is the world’s largest open submission art show and brings together art in all mediums – prints and paintings, film, photography, sculpture, architectural works and more – by leading artists, Royal Academicians and household names as well as new and emerging talent.

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MELTDOWN
Jun
5
to Sep 1

MELTDOWN

MELTDOWN – a visualization of climate change by Project Pressure

Natural History Museum
Vienna, Austria

Since 2008 Project Pressure has been commissioning world-renowned artists to conduct expeditions around the world, and for the first time these works will be shown together as MELTDOWN, a travelling exhibition premiering at the Natural History Museum, Vienna.

The exhibition is a narrative of the importance of glaciers told in a scientific, illustrative and poetic wayand each artist has a unique take on the subject. MELTDOWN shows scale from the planetary level to microscopic biological impact, and considers humanitarian suffering and more. Together the artistic interpretations in MELTDOWN give visitors unique insights into the world’s cryosphere, its fragile ecosystem and our changing global climate.

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Nature’s Nation: American Art and Environment
May
25
to Sep 9

Nature’s Nation: American Art and Environment

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Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Bentonville, AR

Nature’s Nation: American Art and Environment is a new exhibition that examines American artists’ impact on shaping environmental understanding and sustainability.

Featuring 100 artworks from 70 eminent US collections, Nature’s Nation traces 300 years of evolving ideas about the natural world and our place within it. From colonial beliefs about the divine in nature, to artists' advocacy for national parks, to the emergence of environmental activism, the paintings, photographs, and installations by Thomas Moran, Frank Lloyd Wright, Dorothea Lange, and many more explore our relationship with the environment.

Similar to the mission of Crystal Bridges, Nature’s Nation illuminates the connection between art and nature.

Nature’s Nation: American Art and Environment has been organized by the Princeton University Art Museum. Leadership support has been provided by Shelly and Tony Malkin; Annette Merle-Smith; the Henry Luce Foundation; and the National Endowment for the Arts. This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

Nature's Nation is organized by the Princeton University Art Museum, and will travel to the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA before its final stop at Crystal Bridges.

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Photography in Canada: 1960–2000
May
3
to Sep 8

Photography in Canada: 1960–2000

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Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery

Opening: First Friday, May 3 | 6:00 – 9:00PM
Members Reception: 7:00PM

Drawing from the collections of the Canadian Photography Institute of the National Gallery of Canada, this exhibition celebrates the diversity of photographic production in Canada between 1960 and 2000. With nearly 100 photographs by 71 artists, the exhibition is formulated around themes such as conceptual, documentary, urban landscape, portrait and landscape photography, and investigates how certain ideas of photography both endure and change across decades. Artists include Ed Burtynsky, Roy Arden, Fred Herzog, Ken Lum, Lynne Cohen, Jin-me Yoon and Michael Snow…to name just a few.

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Tomorrow is the Question
Apr
6
to Aug 4

Tomorrow is the Question

ARoS Aarhus Art Museum
Aarhus, Denmark

The questions we ask today are instrumental in shaping tomorrow’s world. Tomorrow is the Question focuses on our common future. A group exhibition of international contemporary art eliciting reflection and discussion of present and future challenges.

Play a game of table tennis, see a red-hot globe, allow yourself to be cleansed by an all-enveloping interactive waterfall. ARoS’ first temporary exhibition in 2019 shows how it is possible, using art as a facilitator and catalyst, to highlight the biggest and most complex issues facing our time. The exhibition takes as its point of departure the UN’s seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and invites the audience to reflect on the world of tomorrow.

ART 2030 

Tomorrow is the Question is created in a curatorial collaboration between ARoS and Luise Faurschou and has been underway for three years. Luise Faurschou is director of the organisation ART 2030 whose goal is to link art to the SDGs. ART 2030 has been dubbed the most ambitious art project of all time by the international art platform artnet.

The exhibition presents works by fifteen international contemporary artists.  A common denominator of these works is their capability, in a particularly powerful, visual, and sensuous way, to communicate the fact that we live in times of upheaval. The participating artists collectively focus on the huge challenges currently facing us in a form that gives rise to contemplation about the state of the world, calling for dialogue, innovative thinking, and collective action. Collectively, the artists represent individual voices, consistently succeeding in challenging our perception of reality and habitual thinking.      

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Overture: Selections from the Borusan Contemporary Art Collection
Mar
9
to Jul 28

Overture: Selections from the Borusan Contemporary Art Collection

Borusan Contemporary

This exhibition is the third in an ongoing series that presents a selection of recent accessions on view in the special exhibition galleries at Borusan Contemporary. The choice of works also functions as a representative snapshot of the geographic, esthetic, and genre based initiatives of Borusan’s recent collecting activities.

Artists include Leo Villareal, Kathrin Stumreich, Elco Brand, Rick Silva, Edward Burtynsky and Jeffrey Blondes. The works range from augmented reality installations and newly commissioned multichannel video to mesmerizing software driven video, digitized landscapes, and glitch portraits of future bird species.

Edward Burtynsky’s Augmented Reality (AR) Installation invites viewers to explore the recycling of automotive machine parts from a scrap yard in Accra, Ghana in 3 dimensions. The piece extends Burtynsky’s 40-year exploration of human systems and their impact on the planet.

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Revolutionaries and Ghosts: Memory, Witness and Justice in a Global Canadian Context
Jan
31
to May 3

Revolutionaries and Ghosts: Memory, Witness and Justice in a Global Canadian Context

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Nickle Galleries
University of Calgary and MacKenzie Art Gallery

Revolutionaries and Ghosts is constructed around Thien’s suggestion that the names alone of lost loved ones can create a palpable (yet intangible) presence. Just so, the works in this exhibition summon stories of political and personal responses to and memories of many impactful and sustained world events from the 20th and 21st centuries. The first iteration of the exhibition, curated by Timothy Long, was shown at Regina’s MacKenzie Art Gallery in the summer of 2018. Here, stories are added from the collection of Nickle Galleries, through works by Bill Rodgers, William MacDonnell, Dominique Blain, John Will, Garry Neill Kennedy and Faye Heavyshield.

Diversity in local and global contexts requires a willingness to share histories, acknowledge inequities, and work toward justice and reconciliation. The works in this collaborative exhibition grow out of this desire and address a broad range of topics, from the Cultural Revolution to the Holocaust, from 9/11 to the mistreatment of Canada’s Indigenous peoples. Together, the works point to the important role of Canadian artists in asking hard questions of ourselves, our histories, and the global power structures in which we are all enmeshed. The collaboration between MacKenzie and Nickle, points further to the role that galleries and institutions in amplifying those questions.

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True to the Eyes: The Howard and Carole Tanenbaum Photography Collection
Jan
23
to Apr 7

True to the Eyes: The Howard and Carole Tanenbaum Photography Collection

Ryerson Image Centre
Toronto, ON

This exhibition presents more than 200 photographs from the extraordinary and eclectic collection of the long-time Toronto couple. The Tanenbaums were among the first Canadian collectors to engage with the medium during its late 20th century rise to prominence; over time, they assembled one of the country’s great holdings of photography. True to the Eyes highlights a range of humanistic photographs in many genres, from anonymous vernacular imagery to masterworks by such notable photographers as Southworth & Hawes, William Notman, Ernest J. Bellocq, Brassaï, Lisette Model, Diane Arbus, Mary Ellen Mark, Jim Goldberg, Rafael Goldchain, and Edward Burtynsky. Through four decades of building their collection, the Tanenbaums have acquired images revealing aspects of family, wealth and poverty, civil rights, nature and the land, and Canadian life. The exhibition is accompanied by a richly-illustrated book published in partnership with Hirmer Verlag.

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Ambiguous Territory: Architecture, Landscape, and the Postnatural
Dec
7
to Feb 7

Ambiguous Territory: Architecture, Landscape, and the Postnatural

Pratt Manhattan Gallery
Manhattan, NY

Opening reception: Thursday, December 6 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

This exhibition assembles over forty contemporary architects, artists, and landscape architects whose work challenges the division between the built and the natural environment. In the Anthropocene epoch, humans have been fundamentally displaced from a place of privilege, philosophically as well as experientially. Western civilization’s traditional distinctions between nature and culture have eroded. Ambiguous Territory asks, can art and design avail new ways to approach contemporary challenges regarding the environment? What new worlds, and what new concepts of nature and culture can art and design reveal that other modes of inquiry and knowledge cannot?

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Of Individuals and Places: Photographs from the Lazare Collection
Nov
28
to Apr 28

Of Individuals and Places: Photographs from the Lazare Collection

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Montréal Museum of Fine Art
Montréal, Quebec

Bringing together close to 100 photographs by major Canadian and international artists, this exhibition underscores Montreal collector Jack Lazare’s 20-year passion for photography, which he has a desire to share with the public. It is also an opportunity to view a selection of photographs from a group of 33 artworks the collector and his wife Harriet generously gifted to the Museum in 2017. This generous donation from Mr. and Mrs. Lazare has enabled us to expand the Museum’s collection, which now comprises over 2,500 works, and brings us one step closer to opening a gallery devoted solely to photography.

A number of internationally famous photographers have thus made their way into the collection of a Canadian museum: the Italian Paul Ventura, French artist Jean-Baptiste Huynh, the Swiss duo Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler, formed in 1990 in Banff, and German photographer Beate Gütschow, among others.

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Ear to the Ground: Earth and Element in Contemporary Art
Oct
19
to Aug 31

Ear to the Ground: Earth and Element in Contemporary Art

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New Orleans Museum of Art
New Orleans, Louisiana

Working with natural elements like earth, wind, water and fire, the artists in Ear to the Ground show how nature can spur artistic innovation and spark new thinking about human culture and community. In their art, nature is not just as a resource to be protected or exploited, but rather a generative force with its own sentient power. Mining earth both as a material and a metaphor, the artists in this exhibition treat nature as a teacher: a model for negotiating the complexities of contemporary cultural life. Informed by a kind of elemental logic, their art envisions new ways we might relate to the natural world, as well as to one another.

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Civilization: The Way We Live Now
Oct
17
to Feb 17

Civilization: The Way We Live Now

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art
Seoul, South Korea

Civilization: The Collective Life is a major exhibition, featuring the work of 100 of the world’s finest photographers. It addresses and illuminates major aspects of our increasingly global 21st century civilization. It stresses the fact that contemporary civilization is an extremely complex collective enterprise. Never before in human history have so many people been so interconnected, and so dependent on one another. In science and art, at work and play, we increasingly live the collective life. The Olympic Games, the giant Airbus, CERN, MRI, the Trident Submarine, Wikipedia, the Academy Awards, the International Space Station, Viagra, the laptop computer and the smartphone... However we feel about any of them, none of these complex phenomena would have been possible without superlatively coordinated efforts involving highly educated, highly trained, highly motivated, highly connected people.


More information and future touring destinations here: https://www.fep-photo.org/exhibition/civilizationthe-way-we-live-now/

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Nature's Nation: American Art and Environment
Oct
13
to Jan 6

Nature's Nation: American Art and Environment

Princeton University Art Museum

Reframing more than 300 years of diverse artistic practice in North America, from the colonial period to the present, Nature’s Nation: American Art and Environment examines for the first time how American artists have both reflected and shaped environmental understanding while contributing to the emergence of a modern ecological consciousness.

The exhibition traces evolving ideas about the environment – and our place within it – from colonial beliefs about natural theology and biblical dominion through the 19th-century notion of manifest destiny to the emergence of modern ecological ethics. This pioneering exhibition will gather over 100 works of art by a broad range of artists – including iconic masterpieces as well as rare and seldom exhibited works – and interpret them through an interdisciplinary lens that unites art and environmental history with scientific analysis, using ecocriticism as a tool to see the history of American art in a new light.

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The World to Come
Sep
18
to Mar 3

The World to Come

Harn Museum of Art
University of Florida

The World to Come chronicles an era of rapid, radical and irrevocable ecological change through works of art by more than 45 contemporary international artists. We live in a world of imminent extinctions, runaway climate change an the depletion of biodiversity and resources. Our age has been identified as the Anthropocene, a controversial term used to name a new geological epoch defined by human impact. While geological epochs are known as products of slow change, the Anthropocene has been characterized by speed.  Rising water, surging population and new technologies that compress our breathless sense of space and time. Philosopher Santiago Zabala, echoing Heidegger, warns, “The greatest emergency is the absence of emergency.”

Despite the challenges of disaster and denial, artists in the exhibition respond with resistance, imagination and new ways of seeing and thinking about the world to come. The artists contest mastery of human power over nature while re-visioning the bond of humans to non-human life. In this way, they sustain an openness, wonder and curiosity, keeping optimism in check and nihilism at bay. Organized around overlapping trajectories, the exhibition is structured as a collage of networked ecologies and stories within stories.  They include raw material, disaster, consumption, loss, justice and the emergence of new and nonhierarchical alliances in human-non-human relations.

Florida is one of the most environmentally vulnerable location worldwide making The World to Come especially relevant. The exhibition will include a catalogue and dynamic interdisciplinary programs. In January 2017, the Harn Museum of Art received a $100,000 grant from the prestigious Andy Warhol Foundation, providing welcome support for the exhibition.

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HOT SPOTS: RADIOACTIVITY AND THE LANDSCAPE
Sep
7
to Dec 8

HOT SPOTS: RADIOACTIVITY AND THE LANDSCAPE

UB ART GALLERY, CFA
Buffalo, New York 

Hot Spots is a multi-media exhibition investigating the production of radioactive waste and its long-term effects on the environment and its inhabitants. The exhibition includes painting, drawing, sculpture, video, photography, and installations that explore the wide-ranging challenges posed by this fluid subject. Themes include rendering the invisible visible, environmental destruction, environmental racism and Native American sovereignty, speculative futures, and the complex linguistic puzzle created by the need to develop means to communicate about a material that will be dangerous to life for hundreds of thousands of years. The exhibition examines the history, present, and future of radioactive materials, with an emphasis on health and environmental risks associated with the lack of short or long term planning for its storage or disposal.

Radioactive materials are the byproduct of many industries including mining, military, medicine, energy, and transportation. They can enter the environment at any stage, beginning with extraction and continuing through refining, use, and ultimately disposal. The immediate risks fall into three broad categories: national ambivalence regarding the industries involved in production, the global absence of a strategy to dispose of or store the radioactive vestiges of those productions, and the escalation of the threat of nuclear war. This material has destructive forces that permanently alter landscapes (and/ or ecologies), poisoning inhabitants for generations. Unlike the monumentality of mushroom clouds or the dramatic landscape-alteration of open pit mining, radioactivity is banal. Often stored in large tanks, it can stand along the side of a road, in an open field, or travel on the back of a truck across interstates without generating notice or concern. Hot Spots is positioned to demonstrate the insidious nature of radioactive material and, with an activist spirit, not only expose problems, but also speculate about possible solutions. While referencing the state of global radioactive material production, Hot Spots is primarily national in scope, with an emphasis on the context specificity of the Buffalo-Niagara area.

Artists include Naomi Bebo, Jeremy Bolen, Michael Brill and Safdar Abidi, Edward Burtynsky, Erich Berger and Mari Keto, Ludovico Centis, Elizabeth Demaray, Don’t Follow the Wind (collective composed of Chim↑Pom (initiators), Kenji Kubota, Eva and Franco Mattes, and Jason Waite), Nina Elder, Isao Hashimoto, Adele Henderson, Abbey Hepner, Eve Andrée Laramée, Cynthia Mandansky and Angelika Brudniak, Amie Siegel, Robert del Tredici, and Will Wilson.

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Endangered Species: Artists on the Front Line of Biodiversity
Sep
7
to Jan 6

Endangered Species: Artists on the Front Line of Biodiversity

Whatcom Museum
Bellingham, WA

Endangered Species: Artists on the Front Line of Biodiversity presents 80 works of art in all media, from rare books to cutting-edge video, that span the 19th through 21st centuries. It highlights artists who celebrate biodiversity’s exquisite complexity, interpret natural and human-induced extinctions of plants and animals, and focus on endangered species from diverse ecosystems. The exhibition explores art’s historic role in raising public awareness about the human activities that threaten habitats.

Endangered Species highlights an international group of 52 artists who celebrate biodiversity’s beauty, interpret natural and human-induced extinctions of plants and animals, and focus on species from diverse ecosystems under stress. It also includes the work of artists who spotlight the human activities that threaten biodiversity alongside projects that revitalize habitats and reconnect people to the rich tapestry of life. 

The exhibition spotlights five thematic concepts: Celebrating Biodiversity’s Beauty and Complexity: From Landscapes to Microscopic Imagery, Mammoths and Dinosaurs: Interpreting Natural Extinction, Portraits of Loss: Extinction by Human Actions, Endangered Species: Plants and Animals on the Edge of SurvivalAt the Crossroads: Destruction or Preservation of Biodiversity.

Endangered Species has been organized with the intent of impacting public discourse about biodiversity while advancing the artist’s pivotal role in building awareness. By tracing links between contemporary and earlier artists, the exhibition examines art’s contribution to an enduring cultural legacy of nature conservation. 

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New Territory: Landscape Photography Today
Jun
24
to Sep 16

New Territory: Landscape Photography Today

Denver Art Museum
Denver, CO

New Territory: Landscape Photography Today is a survey of contemporary landscape photography from around the world. The exhibition of more than 100 photographs will explore how artists stretch the boundaries of traditional landscape photography to reflect the environmental attitudes, perceptions, and values of our time.

The works revive historic photographic processes as well as use innovative techniques and unconventional equipment and chemistry to depict landscapes in surprising ways. Taken individually and as a whole, the photographs will show how about 40 artists have manipulated materials and processes for expressive purposes, blurring the distinction between "observed" and "constructed" imagery. The exhibition challenges us to see photography differently, and contemplate our complex relationship with the landscape.

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Hello, Robot
May
27
to Nov 4

Hello, Robot

Gewerbemuseum
Winterthur, Switzerland

To some extent unheard and unseen, robotics—driven by Digital Modernity—has already fundamentally altered our working and daily lives. Yet people’s relationship to new technologies is often ambivalent. As the first comprehensive exhibition about the opportunities and challenges surrounding robotics, Hello, Robot broadens its scope to include the ethical and political questions arising from these enormous technological advances.

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CANADIANA - Selections from the Art Bank Collection
May
11
to Jul 1

CANADIANA - Selections from the Art Bank Collection

SPAO Centre Gallery
Ottawa, Ontario

On May 11, 2018, the SPAO Centre will launch the SPAO Centre Gallery with the exhibition CANADIANA - Selections from the Art Bank Collection. Featuring Edward Burtynsky, David Craig, Denis Farley, Chris Gergley, Lorraine Gilbert, Angela Grauerholz, Mary Longman, Shelley Niro, and Greg Staats, it is the SPAO Gallery’s inaugural Canadiana Exhibition, an annual showcase of artists from across the country presented in partnership with the Canadian Tulip Festival.

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The Extended Moment: Fifty Years of Collecting Photographs
May
4
to Sep 16

The Extended Moment: Fifty Years of Collecting Photographs

Canadian Photography Institute Galleries
National Gallery of Canada

When the National Gallery of Canada began collecting photography in 1967, few museums viewed the medium as fine art. Thanks to the passion and dedication of early supporters, a comprehensive collection has taken shape over the past fifty years. This exhibition celebrates the collection’s diversity, juxtaposing works made more than a century apart and creating new synergies, while also reflecting upon the human impulse to capture the seen and unseen worlds.

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WORKFLOW
Apr
20
to Sep 2

WORKFLOW

Exhibition Hall Zwijgershoek
CC SINT-NIKLAAS

'WORKFLOW' was conceived as a succession, a panorama of more than 80 mainly contemporary artworks from 49 artists from home and abroad:

Philip Aguirre, Richard Artschwager, Virginie Bailly, John Baldessari, Evy Bosman, Edward Burtynsky, Paul Casaer, Sarah Corynen, Anton Cotteleer, Joachim Coucke, DD Trans, Rik De Boe, Goele De Bruyn, Babs Decruyenaere, Luc Deleu, Wim Delvoye, Peter De Meyer, Stefaan Dheedene, Filip Dujardin, Tim Enthoven, Nick Ervinck, Christophe Floré, Faure de Broussé, Jerry Galle, Alexis Gautier, Paul Gees, Geert Goiris, Ane Hjort Guttu, Quinten Ingelaere, Athar Jaber, Conny Kuilboer, Atelier Lachaert -Dhanis, Thomas Lerooy, Almudena Lobera, Charlotte Lybeer, Thomas Min, Sofie Muller, Michael Petry, Kelly Schacht, Sorry Sorry (performance 20.04.2018), Roeland Tweelinckx, Maarten Vanden Eynde, Eric van Hove, Kristof Van Heeschvelde, Egon Van Herreweghe, Herman Van Ingelgem, Ilse Van Roy, Jan Vercruysse, Benjamin Verdonck, Stephen Verstraete, Wim Wauman,Dirk Zoete.

Various works were taken from museum or private collections, others were specially produced in response to this exhibition. 

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HOUSE: Selections from the Collection of John and Sue Wieland
Feb
8
to Jul 1

HOUSE: Selections from the Collection of John and Sue Wieland

Mead Art Museum
Amherst College
Amherst, MA

HOUSE features fifty-eight artworks that present complex interpretations of the house in various shapes, sizes, materials, and imaginative manifestations. A total of thirty-two major international artists are represented, including Louise Bourgeios, Olafur Eliasson, David Goldblatt, Martha Rosler, Cindy Sherman, Ed Ruscha, and Ai Weiwei. Their artworks explore the house as an aesthetic form—from prefabricated low-cost structures to luxury high design—that also serves a functional purpose in providing refuge to sleep, eat, and dream. They question the house’s relationship to industrialization, politics, and capital, and they stage the house as a potent symbol of social standing, angst, hope, trauma, spirituality, childhood, and memory. The collection’s unique focus is the inspiration of John, class of 1958, and Sue Wieland, who began to collect contemporary art as newlyweds over five decades ago. 

Organized by David E. Little, Director and Chief Curator, this exhibition is funded through the generosity of the Wise Fund and the Hall and Kate Peterson Fund, with special thanks to Rebecca Dimling Cochran, Curator of the Wieland Collection.

 

PRESS RELEASE 

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Eyre + Burtynsky: Vistas
Feb
3
to Aug 12

Eyre + Burtynsky: Vistas

The Pavillion Gallery
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Large-scale works by each artist bring into focus two versions of the landscape vista. Ivan Eyre’s painting and graphic work is typified by the artist’s subjective re-imagining of the world, while Edward Burtynsky’s colourful photographs record landscapes of the here-and-now with a stark realism.

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Five Photographers
Feb
3
to Feb 27

Five Photographers

Paul Kuhn Gallery
Calgary, Alberta


Opening February 3, 2018, Paul Kuhn Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of Five Photographers.  As part of Exposure 2018, the gallery is presenting newly released works  by several of our gallery photographers,  Edward Burtynsky, Anthony Redpath,  Hutch Hutchinson and Jennifer Wanner. We will also be showing for the first time, black and white photographs by Dutch artist Dick Bakker.

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The Beauty of Lines. Masterpieces from the Sondra Gilman and Celso Gonzalez-Falla collection
Jan
31
to May 6

The Beauty of Lines. Masterpieces from the Sondra Gilman and Celso Gonzalez-Falla collection

Musée de l’Elysée
Lausanne, Switzerland

The exhibition presents a selection of masterpieces from the history of photography, part of the collection of Sondra Gilman and Celso Gonzalez-Falla. Based in New York, it includes over 1500 original prints by some of the greatest photographers of the 20th and 21st centuries. Through visual confrontations, the visitor is invited to experience the power of the photographic line through these sublime works.

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Photography in Canada: 1960–2000
Jan
27
to Apr 22

Photography in Canada: 1960–2000

The Rooms
St. John's, NL, Canada

Organized by the Canadian Photography Institute of the National Gallery of Canada, this exhibition celebrates the diversity of photographic production in Canada between 1960 and 2000. This period experienced an enormous growth in the practice, collection and display of photography. Whether in the form of fine art prints, documents or conceptual art components, the medium was especially adept at articulating the role of art and the artist in modern society, as well as differing ideas of identity, sexuality and community. With over 70 photographs by 51 different artists represented, this exhibition is formulated around themes such as conceptual, documentary, urban landscape, portrait and landscape photography, it investigates how certain ideas of photography both endure and change across decades. 

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Stone and Sky: Canada’s Mountain Landscape
Nov
10
to Feb 26

Stone and Sky: Canada’s Mountain Landscape

Audain Art Museum
Whistler, British Columbia

Through photographs, watercolours, drawings, paintings and prints, the exhibition highlights our Nation’s most celebrated artists, including Lawren Harris and members of the Group of Seven, Emily Carr, Toni Onley, Edward Burtynsky, Kenojuak Ashevak, John Hartman, Takao Tanabe and Ann Kipling. With over 100 works of art spanning 150 years of artistic production (1867 – 2017), this Canada 150 project by the Audain Art Museum explores how our artists have interacted with the monumentality and vastness of mountain vistas over time. Questioning and reflecting on humanity’s engagement with these icons of the Canadian psyche provides a unique opportunity in which to consider the idea of nationhood and how physical landmarks define us as a people.

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