The exhibition, curated by Vicente Todolí, brings together fifteen iconic sculptures, installations, and videos made from the 1990s to the present, along with a new project, Holding the Horizon (2016), a video conceived specifically for the show at Pirelli HangarBicocca.
Spectacle sports have been the subject of Ericka Beckman’s work since the 1980s, but the recent US election has reemphasized their troubling place in American culture. Here she discusses this political reframing of her work as part of the current rediscovery of her 1980s films, which will be displayed this summer at Vienna Secession.
I ♥ John Giorno is a work of art by Giorno’s husband, the Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone. The exhibition is a celebration of the life and work of John Giorno—an artist whose work has influenced generations. Taking place in his chosen hometown, the exhibition affords a unique opportunity for Giorno’s contributions to be recognized within the canons of American poetry and art history, and celebrates the artist’s 80th birth-year.
For his untitled show on the upper floor of the S.M.A.K., which takes up two of the museum’s biggest exhibition halls and three smaller adjacent ones, Michael E. Smith has brought in—or rather retained—a total of only eleven sculptural works.
Lua Cão, says the brochure, is a jam-session exhibition testing the intersection of experimental film and video via the extensive bodies of work of Alexandre Estrela and the abovementioned Gusmão and Paiva. The show’s host is the legendary Natxo Checa, a badass producer-ZDB curator and compulsive paraphernalia collector, who has travelled with the three artists around the globe producing and installing artwork.