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A summary of what is happening around the world of art - just click on our selected links to get a quick overview of some international art trends.

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Hou Hanru and Xiaoyu Weng join Guggenheim as Curators of Contemporary Chinese Art


In the Name of Art - Hong Kong Contemporary Art Exhibition@MOCA Taipei


America Is Hard to See @ Whitney Museum of American Art

"The museum’s inaugural show in its new building, 'America Is Hard to See', tells a different story of modern and contemporary American art than the lily-white version we’re used to" —The New Yorker

Marcel Broodthaers @ Fridericianum, 17 July to 10 October 2015

On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of documenta, the Fridericianum will present an extensive survey exhibition of works by Marcel Broodthaers, one of the most significant representatives of the art of the 20th and 21st centuries, from all of his creative periods.

Venice Biennale, 9 May to 22 November 2015

The 56th International Art Exhibition titled All the World’s Futures, curated by Okwui Enwezor and organized by la Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta, will be open to the public from 9 May at the Arsenale. “136 artists have been summoned, of which 88 for the first time. They come from 53 countries, and many of them from geographical areas that we paradoxically insist on defining as peripheral. Of works on display, 159 are expressly realized for this year edition. This will also help us uncover the latest tendencies regarding the geography and routes taken by contemporary art.” - Paolo Baratta

Conflict, Time, Photography @ Tate Modern

The exhibition examines the relationship between photography and over 150 years of conflict around the world, since the invention of photography.

documenta 14 will open in Athens in April 2017 and be inaugurated in Kassel on 10 June 2017

Artistic Director Adam Szymczyk announced documenta 14’s twofold structure: In 2017, documenta 14 will establish a second site in Athens, bringing Kassel and the Greek capital onto equal footing as the two locations of the exhibition.

Disobedient Objects, 26 July 2014 - 1 February 2015 @ V&A

The exhibition will examine the powerful role of objects in movements for social change from the late 1970s to now, a time that has brought new technologies and political challenges. On display will be arts of rebellion from around the world including the Ikea stuffed wolf “Lufsig” tossed last December by anti-government protesters at Leung Chun-ying.

OCAT The 8th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale: We have never participated

「社會雕塑」(social sculpture)這一概念,最初由約瑟夫•博伊斯(Joseph Beuys)提出,深圳雕塑雙年展繼續發展這一概念,相信藝術有潛力帶來革命性的變革或對公共領域進行激進的干預。策展人Marko Daniel 是英國泰特現代美術館和泰特英國美術館的公共項目召集人。

Marina Abramovic: 512 Hours

Marina Abramović will perform in the Serpertine Gallery between 10am to 6pm, 6 days a week. Upon arrival, visitors will leave their baggage behind including watches and mobile phones, participating in the delivery of an unprecedented moment of performance art. "I want to understand how I can be in the present moment, be with the public,” said the artist.

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