Aftermath: Art in The Wake of World War One
Marking a century since the end of the Great War, the exhibition delves into the impact of the war on British, German, and French art as well as how artists responded to the physical and psychological scars left on Europe. Among the 150works on show from 1916 to 1932—a period of exploration of new imagery and ways of making art in response to the experience of war—are pieces by George Grosz, Otto Dix, Fernand Leger, Pablo Picasso, and CRW Nevinson.
June 5 to September 23
For more information, visit: http://tate.org.uk
The 10th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art
Titled We Don't Need Another Hero after Tina Turner's 1985 hit—a reference to a period preceding momentus geopolitical and histoical changes—this edition of the biennale seeks to confront current states of collective psychosis via works by artists Awuor Onyango, Donna Kukama, Nyakallo Maleke, and many more, curated by Gabi Ngcobo and a host of guest curators.
Location: Citywide, Berlin
June 9 to September 9
For more information, visit: berlinbiennale.de
Trevor Paglen: Sites Unseen
The first major career survey of the American-born, Berlin-based conceptual artist offers an unsettling look into topics such as surveillance, state secrecy, data collection, and privacy in contemporary society. The museum's curator for photography, John Jacob, has drawn together 93 of Paglen's works of photography, video, sclupture, and found objects, including a new installation of video and images made using facial-recognition.
Location: Smithsonian American Art Museum,Washington
June 21 to January 6
For more information, visit: americanart.si.edu
Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art
The largest of the Baltic capitals raises the curtain on its inaugrual Riboca biennial, a Europe-focused event with the mission to increase artistic engagement between the Baltic region and the rest of the continent. Curated by Katerina Gregos, it features 113 works—including 49 new commissions—by 99 artists, almost 70of them from the Baltic region.
Location: Citywide, Riga
June 2 to October 28
For more information: visit: rigabiennial.com
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