Rasha Shammas: emBODYment
The Running Horse
June 9–July 24, 2010
Beirut’s contemporary art space The Running Horse celebrates its tenth show — ‘emBODYment’ — with an exhibition by Rasha Shammas, of black and white nudes, focusing on tattoos. A publication from the exhibition is forthcoming.
Mona Hatoum: Witness
Beirut Arts Center
June 10–September 9, 2010
Mona Hatoum’s first solo show in Lebanon, at the Beirut Arts Center, features the products of a recent five-week residency in the country. Witness itself is a miniature porcelain rendition of the Place des Martyrs monument in the center of Beirut.
From Giacometti to Murakami
Palais des Arts, Dinard
June 12–September 12, 2010
The town of Dinard, Brittany, follows up the spectacle of last year’s Pinault Foundation–reliant Qui a peur des artistes with From Giacometti to Murakami, a major exhibition of fifty works from leading figures including Ed Ruscha, Richard Serra, Alighiero e Boetti, Lucio Fontana, and Sigmar Polke alongside works from Shirazeh Houshiary, Ramin Haerizadeh, Mona Hatoum, and Farhad Moshiri.
Zoulikha Bouabdellah: Set Me Free From My Chains
Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde
June 14–August 15, 2010
Zoulikha Bouabdellah’s Set Me Free From My Chains opens at the Dubai gallery with a series of large-scale calligraphic neon works.
I. U. [Heart]
The Third Line gallery
June 23–July 29, 2010
The Third Line Dubai stages an exhibition, I. U. [Heart], on the phenomenon of Iran-US relations and the Iranian diaspora in the Emirates.
Dennis Hopper: Art Is Life
Museum of Contemporary Art
July 11–September 27, 2010
Jeffrey Deitch’s first show as director of MOCA is Dennis Hopper: Art Is Life, curated by artist and filmmaker Julian Schnabel.
8th Gwangju Biennale: 10,000 Lives
September 3–November 7, 2010
The 8th Gwangju Biennale, curated by Massimiliano Gioni, will include works by more than a hundred artists, realized between 1901 and 2010. Titled 10,000 Lives, the sprawling exhibition will be configured as a temporary museum, focusing on our global obsession with images — as portraits, avatars, effigies. The exhibition will reflect on inter-human interconnections and the sheer scale of modern image production and consumption.
June 16-20, 2010
This year’s Art Basel will feature three hundred of the world’s leading galleries, as well as the customary special exhibitions and events, Art Basel conversations, spinoff fairs such as Liste and SCOPE, and all the Campari Bar you can handle.
Bint al-Dunya at Amsterdam Noord
September 5–December 5, 2010
Mediamatic, Amsterdam, invites Cairene artists — including Osama Dawod and Ayman Ramadan — to relocate from their home base of Egypt to Bint al-Dunya, aka Amsterdam Noord, an impoverished yet spacious neighborhood in Holland, to make work in response to radically different urban conditions. Coordinated by Nat Muller.
6th Media City Biennale
September 7–November 17, 2010
The 6th Media City Seoul Biennial will coincide with the Gwangju Biennale. The joint curatorial team of Fumihiko Sumitomo (Museum of Tokyo), Clara Kim (REDCAT), and Nicolaus Schafhausen (Witte de With) have selected a roster of works from media artists including Tarek Atoui, Yael Bartana, Walid Raad, Jimmie Durham, and more.
Slavs and Tatars: Friendship of Nations: Polish Shi’ite Showbiz
Bethnal Green’s recently opened space is devoted to the exhibition of Eastern European and Russian contemporary art. This exhibition is from the polemical collective Slavs and Tatars.
New Photography 2010
Museum of Modern Art
September 29, 2010–January 10, 2011
MoMA features four artists, Roe Ethridge, Elad Lassry, Alex Prager, and Amanda Ross-Ho, whose photographs draw from images in print media, television, and cinema.