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What does a feminist exhibition on masculinity look like? This was the question asked by curators Eva Birkenstock, Michelle Cotton, and Nikola Dietrich while organizing MASKULINITÄTEN, their three-part exhibition now open in Bonn, Cologne, and Düsseldorf.

The Bonn section—curated by Cotton, head of Artistic Programmes and Content at Mudam, Luxembourg—includes work by Lynda Benglis, Judith Bernstein, Alexandra Bircken, Patricia L. Boyd, Jana Euler, Hal FischerEunice Golden, Richard Hawkins, Jenny Holzer, Hudinilson Jr., Allison Katz, Mahmoud Khaled, Hilary Lloyd, Sarah Lucas, Robert Morris, D’Ette Nogle, Puppies Puppies (Jade Kuriki Olivo), Bea Schlingelhoff, and Anita Steckel.

The Cologne section—curated by Dietrich, director of the Kölnischer Kunstverein—includes Georgia Anderson & David Doherty & Morag Keil & Henry Stringer, Louis Backhouse, Olga Balema, Gerry Bibby, Juliette Blightman, Anders Clausen, Enrico David, Jonathas de Andrade, Jimmy DeSana, Hedi El Kholti, Hilary Lloyd, Shahryar Nashat, Carol Rama, Bea Schlingelhoff, Heji Shin, Evelyn Taocheng Wang, Carrie Mae Weems, Marianne Wex, Martin Wong, and Katharina Wulff.

The presentation in Düsseldorf—curated by Birkenstock, director of the Kunstverein for the Rheinland and Westfalen, Düsseldorf—features the work of Vito Acconci, The Agency, Keren Cytter, Vaginal Davis, Nicole Eisenman, Andrea Fraser, keyon gaskin with Samiya Bashir, sidony o’neal & Adee Roberson, Philipp GuflerAnnette Kennerley, Sister Corita Kent, Jürgen Klauke, Jutta Koether, Tetsumi Kudo, Klara LidénHenrik Olesen, D.A. Pennebaker & Chris Hegedus, Josephine Pryde, Lorenzo Sandoval, Julia Scher, Agnes Scherer, Bea Schlingelhoff, Katharina Sieverding, Nancy Spero, and Evelyn Taocheng Wang.

MASKULINITÄTEN will be accompanied by a catalogue published by Koenig Books, with contributions by—among others—CAConrad, Nelly Gawellek, Chris Kraus, Quinn Latimer, Kerstin Stakemeier, Marlene Streeruwitz, and Änne Söll.


Through November 24.

Bonner Kunstverein

Hochstadenring 22, Bonn.

Kölnischer Kunstverein

Hahnenstrasse 6, Cologne.

Kunstverein Düsseldorf

Grabbeplatz 4, Düsseldorf.

Maskulinitäten, a co-operation of the Bonner Kunstverein, Kölnischem Kunstverein, and Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, September 1–November 24, 2019. Cologne installation photographs by Mareike Tocha, except second from top and fourth from bottom, by Katja Illner. Images courtesy and © the artists, the institutions, and the photographers.


For “Good Artists,” her section of the exhibition ARTISTIC LICENSE—SIX TAKES ON THE GUGGENHEIM COLLECTION, Jenny Holzer chose works by, among others, Adrian Piper, Louise Nevelson, Cindy Sherman, Lee Bontecou, and Chryssa.

This week, join Holzer for a public conversation about the show.


Tuesday, July 30, at 6:30 pm.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

1071 Fifth Avenue (at 88th Street), New York City.

From top: Lee Bontecou, Untitled, 1966, welded steel, canvas, epoxy, leather, wire, and light, © Lee Bontecou; Adrian Piper, The Mythic Being: Smoke, 1974, gelatin silver print, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, © Adrian Piper; Louise Nevelson, Luminous Zag: Night, 1971, painted wood, 105 boxes, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, © 2018 Estate of Louise Nevelson/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Images courtesy and © the artists and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.


Join the founding co-editors of MURDER MAGAZINE—artist Síta Valrún and author Bergrún Anna Hallsteinsdóttir—for the launch of the third issue of their publication.

Number 3—”Blood/Home”—includes the work of Nan Goldin, Silvia Gruner, Jenny Holzer, Kara Walker, Ida Ekblad, Deana Lawson, Forough Farrokhzad, Maggie Nelson, Warsan Shire, and Eileen Myles.


Tuesday, June 18, 6 pm to 9 pm.

2228 West 7th Street (enter on South Grand View Street, 2nd floor), Los Angeles.

Murder Magazine No. 3 images courtesy and © the artists, Síta Valrún, and Murder Magazine.


Esopus is over, for now at least.

The annual arts journal that counted Claire Denis, Jenny Holzer, Kerry James Marshall, Anish Kapoor, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Francine Prose, and Tsai Ming-Liang among its contributors has suspended publication.

Join founding editor Tod Lippy for the launch of his new publication TOD LIPPY—ESOPUS DRAWINGS.


Thursday, November 1, from 6 pm to 8 pm.

Printed Matter

231 Eleventh Avenue (at 26th Street), New York City.

From top: Tod Lippy—Esopus DrawingsEsopus magazine back issues (2); Tod Lippy—Esopus Drawings. Images courtesy of Tod Lippy.


How the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements “resonate with a trajectory of feminist thought in contemporary art” is reflected in REMOTE CASTRATION, the new group show at LAXART curated by Catherine Taft.

Artists include John Altoon, Nancy Buchanan, Kathryn Garcia, Daniel T Gaitor-Lomack, Jenny Holzer, Nova Jiang, Paul McCarthy, Jahni Moore, Sue Williams, Benjamin Weissman.


REMOTE CASTRATION, through September 15.

LAXART, 7000 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood.


The graffiti that inspired the title of the show.