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.

Edward Burra, The Snack Bar 1930 (c) The Estate of Edward Burra, courtesy Lefevre Fine Art, London copy 2.jpgLocation: Tate Britain, London

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.bb10_gabi-ngcobo_photo-masimba-sasa_4 copy.jpg

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.SAAM-2012.24.1_1-000001 copy.jpg

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.James Beckett,Palace Ruin, 2016,Public sculpture (powder-coated steel, accoya acetylated wood, multiplex, Indian ink, smoke), 7.2 x 3.5 x 5.7 meters,Courtesy of the artist and Wilfried Lentz, Rotterdam copy 2.jpg

Location: Citywide, Riga

June 2 to October 28

For more information: visit: rigabiennial.com

 

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