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Asian Contemporary Art Week

Now in its seventh year, Asian Contemporary Art Week presents works by 90 artists at 35 New York City museums and galleries in March 2011. Programme highlights include: Mariam Ghani and Barbara London at the Museum of Modern Art, Liu Xiaodong with Alexandra Munroe, David Elliott, Massimiliano Gioni, and Suzanne Cotter with Joe Martin Hill at the Guggenheim Museum.


Artists' practices are attempts to translate experiences and perspectives. The Singapore Biennale - "Open House" features 63 artists from 30 countries, with many artists creating new works especially for the exhibition. The title "Open House" is conceived as an invitation onto contemporary artistic practice. In conjunction with the exhibition will be artist talks, discussions and performances.

The British Art Show

The British Art Show is recognised as the most ambitious and influential exhibition of contemporary British art. Organised by Hayward Touring exhibitions since 1979, the British Art Show takes place every five years and tours to four different cities across the UK. Curated by Lisa Le Feuvre and Tom Morton this year, the show includes works by 39 artists on the grounds of their significant contribution to international contemporary art in the period 2005 to 2011.

New Directions in the Art of the Moving Image - Smithsonian American Art Museum

Under the leadership of John Hanhardt, the Smithsonian American Art Museum has been assembling a serious collection of video and time-based artwork over the past three years, from Nam June Paik's early experiments with video to Cory Arcangel's reworking of Nintendo games and obsolete computer systems. In 2009, the museum acquired the complete estate archive of the artist Nam June Paik. Nam June Paik: Art and Process is scheduled to open December 2012.

d documenta - a conference towards documenta 13 @ Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli-Turin, Italy

A two-day conference aims to provide a forum of discussion and reflection on the history of documenta, its various incarnations and its future. Speakers are artistic directors of all the preceding editions of documenta including Jean-Christophe Ammann (documenta 5, 1972, directed by Harald Szeemann), Manfred Schneckenburger (documenta 6, 1977 and documenta 8, 1987), Rudi Fuchs (documenta 7, 1982), Jan Hoet (documenta IX, 1992), Catherine David (documenta X, 1997), Okwui Enwezor (documenta 11, 2002), Roger M. Buergel (documenta 12, 2007), Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Artistic Director of documenta 13, 2012.

Worldwide search for the fifth curator - British council international curatorial competition in partnership with the Whitechapel gallery

A unique opportunity for a curator from outside the UK to select an exhibition from the British Council Collection, which includes more than 8500 key works of British art from the 20th and 21st century. The winning curator will be given unlimited access to the Collection, and work closely with the British Council's Visual Arts Department in London. The winning proposal will be realised at the newly expanded Whitechapel Gallery. Deadline for proposals: 4 September 2009.

Protest against Forgetting

Visit Log on to join the conversation and share stories about the curator Walter Hopps (1933–2005) and the other renowned curators in Hans Ulrich Obrist's most recent book “A Brief History of Curating”.

Robert Capa @ Ludwig Museum, 3 July - 11 October 2009

"If your photographs aren't good enough, you're not close enough." Capa was the great war photographer who had the ability to show aspects of war and fighting on the front lines in a form that had hitherto been impossible. On display will be 200 images leading viewers through the key stages of his carrier as war correspondent through highlighted themes of his oeuvre.

Golden Lion Best Artist Award - Tobias Rehberger

Tobias Rehberger was awarded the Golden Lion as best artist at the 53rd International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia for, as the jury notes, "taking us beyond the white cube, where past modes of exhibition are reinvented and the work of art turns into a cafeteria. In this shift social communication becomes aesthetic practice".

Iran Inside Out at The Chelsea Art Museum

On view are works by 35 artists living in Iran alongside 20 others in the Diaspora. The exhibition offers an insight into the artistic energy of a culture that is often swinging between openness and dialogue, or seclusion and separatism.

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