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7 Museum Shows Serious Art Lovers Shouldn't Miss

7 Museum Shows Serious Art Lovers Shouldn't Miss
By Madi Amin for The Artling
July 09, 2018
From Germany and France to LA and New York

Haegue Yang, ETA 1994-2018

Now until August 12, 2018 at Museum Ludwig, Germany

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Haegue Yang, Mountains of Encounter, 2008 (Image: Courtesy of Museum Ludwig)

Winner of the 2018 Wolfgang Hahn Prize, Haegue Yang will present her first-ever survey exhibition at Museum Ludwig, Cologne. The title ETA (estimated time of arrival) points to Yang’s artistic path since 199, exhibited internationally while in between two studios in Seoul and Berlin. Her diverse works of art range over 120 pieces from ac­tion-based ob­jects from the 1990s to lac­quer paint­ings, pho­to­graphs, works on pa­per, video es­says, an­thro­po­mor­ph­ic sculp­tures, per­for­ma­tive pie­ces, and large-scale in­s­tal­la­tions.

Mel Chin, All Over the Place

Now until August 12, 2018 at Queens Museum, New York, USA

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Mel Chin, Cabinet of Craving, 2012, white oak, antique English bone ware (circa 1843), footed silver tray, steel, pigmented dye, shellac, 9 x 14 x 14 feet (Image: Courtesy of the Queens Museum and Hai Zhang)

From the title of Mel Chin’s exhibition, All Over the Place presents a multi-location show including exhibition sites like the Queens Museum, Times Square and the Broadway-Lafayette subway station. Co-produced by the Queens Museum and No Longer Empty, visitors can anticipate Chin’s politically charged works and a reflection of nearly four decades of his artistic practice.

Subodh Gupta, Adda / Rendez-vous

Now until Auguest 26, 2018 at Monnaie de Paris, France

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Subodh Gupta, Very Hungry God, 2006, acier, inoxydable (Image: Courtesy of Subodh Gupta and Monnaie de Paris)

Subodh Gupta will be exhibiting the first retrospective exhibition at Monnaie de Paris, France. Using everyday objects from India, made either in bronze, brass or nickel, his works reflect personal and communal practice. At Adda / Rendez-vous, visitors get to experience both iconic sculptures at the same time a glimpse of intimacy.

Zhang Huan and Li Binyuan, Land

Now until September 3, 2018 at MoMA PS1, New York, USA

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Li Binyuan, Freedom Fighting, 2014 (Image: Courtesy of Zhang Huan and Li Binyuan and MoMA PS1)

Zhang Huan and Li Binyuan, two Chinese artists of different generations, presents a collection of performance works that address the interaction between body and land in contemporary China. Works from the exhibition highlight juxtapositions between collectivism and individualism, and the natural, the cultivated and the urbanised. The generational gap between both artists also provides an interesting observation of evolving ideas of ownership, belonging and alienation.

Candice Lin, Made in LA 2018

Now until September 3, 2018 at Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA

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Candice Lin, System for a Stain, 2016, wood, glass jars, cochineal, poppy seeds, metal castings, water, tea, sugar, copper still, hot plate, ceramic vessels, mortar and pestle, Thames mud, jar, microbial mud battery, vinyl floor, Dimensions variable (Image: Courtesy of Candice Lin and Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles)

Made in L.A. 2018 by Hammer Museum recognises 32 artists that exemplify the diverse and creative art landscape of Los Angeles today.  One of those celebrated is sculpture and installation artist Candice Lin. Her artistic practice explores the relationship between societal and political notions, as well as individualism. Other exhibiting artists include Daniel Joseph Martinez, Luchita Hurtado, Carmen Argote and Beatriz Cortez.

Xu Bing

July 21-October 18, 2018 at Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, China

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Xu Bing, Books from the Sky 1987-91, 1987-1991 (Image: Courtesy of Blanton Museum of Art)

Xu Bing, one of China’s most recognised living artists and an important member of the Chinese avant-garde since the 1980s, will be celebrated in his home country with a mid-career solo show. The exhibition will present several of his famous works including Book from the Sky, and other major works that demonstrate his familiar conceptual and installation art.

Ai Weiwei

September 29, 2019-March 3, 2019 at Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles, USA

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Ai Weiwei, Law of the Journey (Prototype A), 2017 (Image: Courtesy of Tang Contemporary)

This fall, Ai Weiwei takes over Los Angeles for the first time with three new exhibitions. Out of the three, the one we’re excited about is his exhibition at Marciano Art Foundation. After Olafur Eliasson, Ai will be the next artist to exhibit at the ground-floor project space of Marciano. This show will feature large-scale works, including a new installation responding to the refugee crisis and several zodiac figures.

This story has been adapted from The Artling for

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