By: Claire McKown
June 27, 2012
Though the art world generally takes a break during the summer (shorter hours, more vacations), there are still many exciting shows taking place this month around the world. The tradition of showing edgier group shows during the summer is in full force, and I particularly wish I could hop on over to Zurich to see the Bice Curiger curated show, Riotous Baroque, at the Kunsthaus Zürich (Curiger is best known for curating the 2011 Venice Biennale). In addition to this, a surprising number of large scale, solo artist exhibitions (Mona Hatoum, Bill Viola, Gerhard Richter) are going up this month and are not to be missed.
- Michael Heizer, Levitated Mass, at LACMA, Los Angeles, permanent installation, opening June 24
- Riotous Baroque. From Cattelan to Zubarán. Tributes to Precarious Vitality, curated by Bice Curiger, at Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich, until September 2
- Lara Favaretto, Just Knocked Out, at MoMA PS 1, New York, until September 10*
- Gerhard Richter, Panorama, at Centre Pompidou, Paris, until September 24
- Sculpted Matter, at Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, until August 17
- Bill Viola, Water, at the Nordic Watercolor Museum, Skärhamn, Sweden, until September 9
- Joana Vasconcelos Versailles, at the Palace of Versailles, Versailles, France, until September 30
- Philip Haas, The Four Seasons, at the Dulwich Picture Gallery, until September 16
- Painting in Photography: Strategies of Appropriation, at Stadel Museum, Frankfurt, until September 23
- Mona Hatoum, Projection, at the Joan Miro Foundation, Barcelona, until September 24
* If you do make it to PS 1, and it’s a nice day, be sure to check out the James Turrell permanent installation, Meeting. It’s mesmerizing.