January & February 2017

Future Greats – new artists for a new era; 17 Memos for art now; novelists Pankaj Mishra and Adam Thirlwell discuss contemporary utopias, plus a reviews marathon around the galleries of Paris, reviews from around the world and more!

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Martin Herbert’s pick of ten must-see exhibitions in January and February:

Helen Johnson at ICA, London
Monica Bonvicini at BALTIC, Gateshead
AK Burns at New Museum, NY
Rita Ackermann at Malmö Konsthall, Malmö
Sam Durant at Blum & Poe, LA
Desert X in Palm Springs/Coachella Valley
Robin Rhode at Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town
Rosa Barba at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin
Give Me Yesterday at Fondazione Prada, Milan
John Currin at Sadie Coles, London

Future Greats: our annual guide to the artists who are setting new agendas in relation to the role and social relevance of art, selected by fellow artists, critics and curators

Iza Tarasewicz, selected by Oliver Basciano
Cameron Rowland, selected by Natasha Hoare
Hayoun Kwon, selected by Victor Burgin
Zachary Cahill, selected by Dieter Roelstraete
Raphaela Vogel, selected by Philippe Pirotte
Adelita Husni-Bey, selected by Mike Watson
Sandra Mujinga, selected by Kiki Mazzucchelli
Haig Aivazian, selected by Gabriel Coxhead
Katie Schwab, selected by Ben Street
June Crespo, selected by Catalina Lozano
Alexandra Laudo, selected by Joanna Warsza
Kang Jungsuck, selected by Kim Sunjung

17 Memos for Now  – we ask artists to select one value they think will be useful to art in the coming years

By Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme, Aaron Angell, Athanasios Argianas, Tania Bruguera, Cao Fei, Heman Chong, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Olafur Eliasson, Renata Lucas, Dóra Maurer, Rick Lowe, Anna Maria Maiolino, Otobong Nkanga, Nedko Solakov, Superflex, Nil Yalter and Heimo Zobernig

Future Imperfect

Pankaj Mishra, Indian essayist and novelist in conversation with Adam Thirlwell about ideas of Utopia and acts of violence

Reviews from around the world

Revolt of the Sage at Blain/Southern, London, by Laura Smith

Alessandro Balteo-Yasbeck at Martin Janda, Vienna, by Kimberly Bradley

Painting After Postmodernism at Vanderborght, Brussels, by George Stolz

Against Nature at Narodhni Galerie, Prague, by Barry

Amelie von Wulffen at Barbara Weiss, Berlin, by Raimar Stange

Ed Atkins at Castello di Rivoli / Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, by Louisa Elderton

Figurative Geometry at Collezione Maramotti, Turin, by Hettie Judah

Saskia Olde Wolbers at Stigter van Doesburg, Amsterdam, by Dominic van den Boogerd

Michaela Meise at Standard Olso, by Fi Churchman

After the Rally at the Palace of Culture and Science, Warsaw, by Phoebe Blatton

Tobias Spichtig at Galerie Bernhard, Zurich, by Aoife Rosenmeter

Animality at Marian Goodman, London, by Gabriel Coxhead

Matthew Darbyshire at Herald St, London, by Sean Ashton

South Africa: The Art of a Nation at the British Museum, London, by Nadia Quadmani

The Ulm Model at Raven Row, London, by Will Wiles

Hepworth Prize for Sculpture at Hepworth Wakefield, by Joyce Dixon

Kelly Akashi at Ghebaly, LA, by Ciara Moloney

Concete Islands at Kayne Griffin Corcoran, LA, by Jonathan Griffin

David Ostrowski and Michail Pirgelis at Sprüth Magers,​ LA, by Jonathan TD Neil

Loie Hollowell at Feuer/Mesler, NY, by Owen Duffy

Kai Althoff at MOMA, NY, by Joshua Mack

Georgie Nettell at Reen​a​ Spaulings, NY, by David Everitt Howe

Sara Cynwar at Cooper Cole, Toronto, by Bill Clarke

Edgar Orlaineta at Proyectos Monclova, Mexico City, by Kimberlee Córdova

Marcelo Cidade at Galeria Vermelho, São Paulo, by Oliver Basciano

A matriz afro e os elementos formais at Galeria Superfície, São Paulo, by Rigby

Kenpoku Art 16 at various venues, Ibaraki Prefecture, by Adeline Chia

Taipei Biennale, by Mark Rappolt

Art Life

With Georges Perec on her mind, Louise Darblay darts across Paris for the second instalment of our new series of city-based reviews marathons.

Books 

Here Is Information, by Ian White, reviewed by Chris Fite-Wassilak
Fantasies of the Library, ed Anna-Sophie Springer & Etienne Turpin, reviewed by Louise Darblay
Staying with the Trouble, by Donna Haraway, reviewed by Oliver Basciano
Animals reader, ed Filipa Ramos, reviewed by Mark Rappolt

AND

The Strip: A new work by Tillie Walden, introduced by Paul Gravett

A Curator Writes: I. Kurator pits artworld heavyweights against each other in the ring

20 January 2017