21 Must-See Exhibitions Closing This Week

Artsy Editorial
Aug 19, 2015 3:05PM

Don’t miss these 21 shows closing this week in cities across the globe.

New York

Wednesday, August 19

Formal Relations,” featuring work by Eva Berendes, Zarina, Ala Ebtekar, and others, closes at Taymour Grahne

Thursday, August 20

Installation view of “Felix Stumpf: Force the City / Rocks of Kreuzberg,” courtesy Spotte Art.


Friday, August 21

A Room of One’s Own,” with work by Mickalene Thomas, David Gilbert, and Elina Brotherus, among others, closes at Yancey Richardson Gallery.

Amy Bessone: Torsos & Buckets” and “Tiger Tiger,” featuring work by Nikki Maloof, Paul Swenbeck, Yutaka Sone, among others, closes at Salon 94

Summer Mixer 2015,” with work by Elise Ferguson, Libby Black, Antonio Adriano Puleo, and others, closes at Joshua Liner Gallery

Folding: Line, Space & Body, Latin American Women Artists Working Around Abstraction,” with work by Judith Lauand, Diana de Solares, Gego, and Liliana Porter, among others, closes at Henrique Faria Fine Art.

Sunday, August 23

Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks” closes at the Brooklyn Museum

“The gifted, rebellious son of a Haitian home in Brooklyn, Basquiat devoured images, from the walls of MoMA to the pages of MAD magazine. Establishing himself through the tag of an informal graffiti group named “SAMO ©” throughout downtown Manhattan, he developed an aesthetic charged by dichotomies: primitive and classical, high and low, rich and poor.”

Read our rundown of the most iconic artists of the 1980s.

Los Angeles

Friday, August 21

Theories on Forgetting,” featuring work by Piero Golia, Sterling Ruby, and Ed Ruscha, among others, closes at Gagosian Gallery

Saturday, August 22

Extraction,” with work by Joaquín Boz, Ryan Brown, Ivan Comas, Pablo Rasgado and Michael Staniak, closes at Steve Turner

Pueblo Garzón

Sunday, August 23

Installation view of “Wade Kramm: Fragments of Reality,” courtesy Piero Atchugarry Gallery.

Wade Kramm: Fragments of Reality” closes at Piero Atchugarry Gallery.

“‘The dotted line,’ the artist has said, ‘suggests that there is the possibility of infinite demarcations of negative space in an empty room.’ The installations require one to view them not as a sum of their parts but as a summons to discover an imaginary world, and an invitation to question the very nature of reality.”

Read the full review by Bridget Gleeson.



Aftercinema,” with work by La Ribot, Kamal Aljafari, and Jumana Manna, among others, closes at Beirut Art Center

“Stop by the up-and-coming Badaro area for a beer and a bite at Roy’s or KissProof, then make your way east to Jisr el-Wati, where you’ll find two of the most progressive kunsthalle-style spaces in the city. Founded by Joreige and curator Sandra Dagher in 2009, Beirut Art Center (BAC) was the first nonprofit exhibition space to pull an international group of contemporary artists to Beirut—among them central figures like Giuseppe Penone, Kader Attia, Mona Hatoum, and Harun Farocki. ‘The lack of public space dedicated to contemporary art is the main reason Sandra and I created BAC,’ says Joreige.”

Explore our guide to the Beirut art scene.

Tel Aviv

Saturday, August 22

Installation view of “Gilad Ophir: New Works,” courtesy Hezi Cohen Gallery.

Gilad Ophir: New Works” closes at Hezi Cohen Gallery


Saturday, August 22

Asger Carlsen: DRAWINGS FROM THE HAND” closes at Dittrich & Schlechtriem

Sunday, August 23

Installation view of “Ragnar Kjartansson & The National: A Lot of Sorrow,” courtesy KÖNIG GALERIE.

Fassbinder-NOW” closes at Martin-Gropius-Bau


Saturday, August 22

Cory Arcangel: Be the first of your friends” closes at Espace Louis Vuitton München


wednesday, august 19

James Hillman: Impermanent Indelible” closes at LAMB Arts

Saturday, August 22

Installation view of “Gabriel Hartley: Lozenges,” courtesy Pippy Houldsworth Gallery.

Gabriel Hartley: Lozenges” closes at Pippy Houldsworth Gallery

“Hartley has always been both a sculptor and a painter, and the two practices are intimately connected in his work. A close kinship is discernible here—both paintings and sculptures are characterized by a rich, textural quality that makes you want to reach out and touch. Coloring is complex in both cases. Bright neons leap out yet a long process of layering and removing paint creates an overall effect that is steady, integrated, and controlled.”

Read the full review by Laura Purseglove.

She Came To Stay,” featuring work by Annie Kevans, Eileen Cooper, and Lucy Farley, among others, closes at Rook & Raven.

“The painters whose works are on display may vary wildly in age and style, but they share a drive to create works based on individual experience and a penchant to trouble the idea that perception is entirely objective—particularly when it comes to the modern female experience.”

Read the full review by Molly Osberg.



Installation view of "Kuo Chih-Hung: Everywhere, No Where, Now Here,” courtesy Aki Gallery.

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