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75 International Highlights in 2013
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Everything is Illuminated: An Interview with Shahzia Sikander
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The "Artist of the Year," Imran Qureshi, in an interview


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75 International Highlights in 2013

ArtMag is celebrating its 75th issue with 75 highlights of the year - international exhibitions and illustrated books, events and films. We present things you can look forward to this year. 75. It’s a magic number.

1. Deutsche Bank KunstHalle  Young artists from all over the world, new discoveries from the art metropolis Berlin, international curators and collections: Starting in April the Deutsche Bank KunstHalle will open up new perspectives on current contemporary art and the Deutsche Bank Collection.

2. Frieze New York  The Frieze Art Fair is electrifying New York, wrote The Wall Street Journal about the art fair’s premiere in the Big Apple. At the second Frieze in NYC, even more leading contemporary art galleries will be present.

3. Palazzo Enciclopedico  A chamber of marvels for Venice: In this Biennale exhibition, Massimiliano Gioni combines historical and contemporary artistic positions, outsider art, commercial art, and found pieces.

4. Imran Qureshi  With his first comprehensive show in Europe, Deutsche Bank’s "Artist of the Year" 2013 will open the Deutsche Bank KunstHalle. 2013 is Qureshi’s year: Works by the artist will also be on view at the Metropolitan Museum in New York, the MACRO in Rome, and the Venice Biennale.

5. Pierre Huyghe  The Centre Pompidou in Paris is showing the first large-scale retrospective of the work of this year’s Roswitha Haftmann prizewinner.

6. 13th Ballad  Theaster Gates’ participatory mega installation 12 Ballads for Huguenot House was one of the highlights of dOCUMENTA 13. The continuation of the project, sponsored by Deutsche Bank, will be shown at MCA in Chicago.

7. A Fantastic Journey  The Nasher Museum is celebrating Wangechi Mutu, "Artist of the Year" 2010, with her first large-scale retrospective in the USA. And also the  MCA in Sydney devotes a solo show to her.

8. David Bowie  A new record out and the Victoria and Albert Museum is paying tribute to the Thin White Duke in a superb exhibition.

9. Glam!  Even more androgynous glamour at a museum. The first show celebrating the triumph of glam aesthetics in the 1970s is now on view in the Tate Liverpool and will move on to the Schirn in Frankfurt and Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz.

10. The Great Gatsby  Baz Luhrmann had the mettle to film the classic cult novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Starring Leonardo Di Caprio, with costumes by Miuccia Prada.

11. Anri Sala  At the Venice Biennale, the Albanian Deutsche Bank floor artist, will show works for France in the German pavilion.

12. Auckland Triennale  Curated by Hou Hanru, the Triennale is devoted to social and architectural spaces in the New Zealand metropolis under the motto: if you where to live here...

13. City in View  Urban Spaces and Living: Works from the Deutsche Bank Collection show the city and architecture as reflected by young international contemporary art. On view in Museum Ostwall at the Dortmunder U. The former brewery is a perfect example of new creative use of historical industrial buildings.

14. Scene  A journey back to 1980s New York. Jeannette Montgomery Barron photographed them all. Poignant black-and-white portraits of Warhol, Basquiat, Mapplethorpe, Sherman….Now featured in one of the year’s best coffee table books.

15. Art Basel Hong Kong  250 galleries from 35 countries, works by more than 2,000 international artists: Art Hong Kong is booming just as much as the metropolis on Pearl River. Deutsche Bank is a partner of the art fair, which this year will be held under the aegis of Art Basel.

16. Gabriel Orozco  Kunsthaus Bregenz is showing largely new works conceived specifically for the exhibition by the resident of the world, who transforms everything from yogurt containers to whale skeletons into art.

17. Neo Rauch  The Museo de Arte in Sao Paulo is showing works by Rauch spanning 20 years and honoring him as a great storyteller.

18. The Monuments Men  George Clooney directs and stars in a film about museum curators who track down artworks stolen by the Nazis. An all-star cast including Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon, Bill Murray and Daniel Craig.

19. Franz West  Art to touch, lie on, and sit on: The MMK in Frankfurt is paying tribute to the Austrian artist, who died in 2012, with a comprehensive retrospective.

20. PUNK: Chaos to Couture  From the alley to the museum: The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is showing how rebel chic featured prominently in the work of Helmut Lang, Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood.

21. File Room  In times of advancing digitization, the new book by photographer Dayanita Singh is a hymn to paper. In Venice, the Deutsche Bank floor artist is showing her work for Germany in the French Pavilion along with Ai Weiwei, Romuald Karmakar, and Santu Mofokeng.

22. James Turrell  Projects by the light artist are on view in three U.S. museums. LACMA is mounting a retrospective, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston is showing six installations, and the Guggenheim is presenting a monumental light work that provides a completely new experience of Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic rotunda.

23. Kraftwerk in 3D Take out your glasses and experience the legendary stage performances of Kraftwerk live.

24. Konrad Klapheck  Attack of the sewing machines: Museum Kunstpalast in Düsseldorf is showing surreal pop paintings by the best portraitist of household appliances and bathroom fittings.

25. From Japan  The new photo works Boris Mikhailov created in Japan are just as unsparing as the paintings from the Ukraine that made him famous. Now as a book.

26. Frieze London & Frieze Masters  The dynamic duo: Frieze London is a must for anyone who wants to find about about what artists are doing today. In parallel, Frieze Masters takes a fresh look at old masters from antiquity to the 20th century.

27. The Political Line  More than dancing men: The Keith Haring show in the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville Paris is showing the U.S. artist’s socio-critical works.

28. Place of Images  Deichtorhallen in Hamburg is presenting some 50 paintings by Maria Lassnig, all from the private collection of the Grande Dame of Austrian art.

29.  Mori Art Museum All You Need is Love is the promising title of the exhibition with which the Tokyo museum is celebrating its 10th birthday. The show features a wide range of artists, including Salvador Dalí, Jeff Koons, Yayoi Kusama, and Yoko Ono.
30. Shooting into the Corner  Anish Kapoor in 2,000 square meters of space. Works by the star artist will cover the entire ground floor of the Martin-Gropius-Bau. A large part of the works were conceived especially for the Berlin show.

31. Lives In Transit A retrospective devoted to Deutsche Bank floor artist Adrian Paci is on the agenda at the Jeu de Paume.

32. Michael Haneke: Così fan tutte He just received an Academy Award for his film Amour. Michael Haneke is also virtually unbeatable as an opera director. After the premiere at Teatro Real in Madrid, his masterful performance of Mozart’s Così fan tutte is being shown at Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels.

33. A visionary modernist  Ibrahim El-Salahi mixes modern and traditional African artistic idioms. The Tate Modern is showing his fascinating paintings.

34. Sol LeWitt as a collector The new Centre Pompidou Metz is presenting works on paper from the Minimal star’s private collection.

35. Views 2013  Barometer of the Polish art scene: Every other year, Views, the most important prize for young contemporary art, is awarded in Poland. The nominees present their works in Warsaw’s Zacheta National Gallery, which initiated the distinction in 2003 together with Deutsche Bank Foundation.

36. Meret Oppenheim More than just the fur cup: The Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin is celebrating the 100th birthday of the self-willed Surrealist.

37. Here Lies Love  David Byrne and Fatboy Slim’s musical about Imelda Marcos – the ambitious Philippine First Lady with innumerable pairs of shoes – is on at the Public Theater in New York.

38. Beuys Book Klaus Staeck and Gerhard Steidl worked closely with Beuys and repeatedly photographed the art shaman. A historical document.

39. The Spirit of Utopia Contemporary artists, designers, and architects are improving the world – the Whitechapel Gallery in London is showing projects by Yto Barrada, Peter Liversidge, Pedro Reyes, and Time/Bank.

40. Rudolf Stingel The Austrian is the first artist to exhibit work throughout the Palazzo Grassi.

41. Philip Guston Back to figuration: The Frankfurt Schirn museum is mounting an exhibition of the controversial late work of the erstwhile Abstract Expressionist.

42. Los Angeles Apartments House Beautiful: The catalog accompanying Ed Ruscha’s exhibition at Kunstmuseum Basel shows his cool sixties’ photographs and drawings of California tenements.

43. Philip-Lorca di Corcia  Frankfurt’s Schirm is devoting a large solo exhibition to the photo artist. And his complete Hustlers series is appearing in book form for the first time.

44. The Lone Ranger  From pirate to Indian: Johnny Depp fights for justice in a film version of the legendary TV series set in the Wild West.

45. Tulkus from 1880 to 2018  At Witte de With, Rotterdam, Deutsche Bank floor artist Paola Pivi pays homage to Tulkus, reborn masters of Tibetan Buddhism.

46. Motown: The musical  Disco, Diana, Detroit: A new Broadway show about Berry Gordy, the founder of the legendary record label. With hits by Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, and of course Diana Ross.

47. MuCem  As the European Capital of Culture 2013, Marseille has treated itself to the spectacular Musée des Civilisations de l'Europe et de la Méditerrané. Architect Rudy Ricciotti topped the glass cube with a concrete net reminiscent of Brussels lace.

48. Learning from Vernacular  Sustainable construction: The Vitra Design Museum is showing what current avant-garde architects have learned from traditional clay huts and wooden houses.

49. Wolfgang Tillmans  K21 in Düsseldorf is mounting a major retrospective of the photographer’s work, ranging form early photographs from the techno scene to his recent travel photos.

50. Sharjah Biennial  Yuko Hasegawa promises a new cultural cartography, no less, for the 11th edition of the biennial in the United Arab Emirates.

51. Rijksmuseum  A 10-year-long facelift has catapulted the old-established institution into the 21st century.

52. Vadim Zakharov  German-Russian friendship: The artist, who divides his time between Cologne and Moscow, is representing Russia at the Venice Biennale – curated by Udo Kittelmann, director of the Berliner Nationalgalerie.

53. California-Pacific Triennial  The California Biennial has become the California-Pacific Triennial and is now presenting art from the entire Pacific region. Sponsored by Deutsche Bank.

54. Ellen Gallagher  Minimal art, science fiction, modeling clay: In paintings that are both aesthetically appealing and socio-critical, the U.S. artist processes all kinds of materials and influences. Now the Tate Modern is mounting a comprehensive retrospective of her work.

55.  TV cult  Before Elvis, Madonna, and Lady Gaga there was Liberace. In Behind the Candelabra Steven Soderbergh directs the extravagant entertainer’s last big love story for HBO. Starring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon.

56.  Hilma af Klint  The esoteric abstract paintings and works on paper of the Swedish artist, who died in 1944, are enthralling the international art world. Now her work is finally being shown in Berlin, in Hamburger Bahnhof.

57. Cross-border  Arab spring at ZKM: Current works by artists from the Mediterranean focusing on the theme of borders and overcoming them. With Yto Barrada, "Artist of the Year" 2011

58. Monacopolis  The casino is not the only attraction in the Princedom in the Côte d'Azur: In Monacopolis the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco is showing architecture and urbanism projects of Yona Friedman, Jean Nouvel, and Jacques-Yves Cousteau.

59. Isa Genzken  The artist has continually changed her work radically. MoMA is mounting the largest Genzken retrospective to date.

60. She Got Love  Turin’s Castello di’Rivoli is paying homage to the Cuban performance and body-art pioneer Ana Mendieta with a large solo exhibition.

61. Estranged Paradise  Yang Fudong’s poetic films show a youth that is trying to find its place in rapidly changing Chinese society. Kunsthalle Zürich is showing works from the 1990s up to the present day.

62. Kippenberger: Sehr Gut / Very Good  An idea today, finished tomorrow – The fast breeder of German contemporary art would have turned 60 this year. Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin is celebrating Kippi’s birthday with a great retrospective.

63.   Digital Concert Hall  The Berliner Philharmoniker’s “virtual concert hall” made possible by Deutsche Bank is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its children’s and youth program. Together with pupils from Berlin schools Sir Simon Rattle and his orchestra perform music by Stravinsky and Britten.

64. Watch Me Move  Georges Méliès, Walt Disney, William Kentridge – the Detroit Institute of Arts is mounting the most comprehensive museum show to date devoted to the subject of animation.

65. K. O. Götz  On his 100th birthday, the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin is devoting a large-scale solo show to the most important representative of Informel and teacher of Polke and Richter.  

66. In Orbit  Audience darling Tomás Saraceno spans virtually transparent steel nets in the glass dome of K21 in Düsseldorf. Visitors who are free from giddiness can climb on them.

67. Serpentine Sackler Gallery  Zaha Hadid transforms a former gunpowder depot in London’s Kensington Gardens into a platform for contemporary art. A new branch of the Serpentine Gallery opens this summer.

68. Elizabeth Peyton  Live on stage: At Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, the painter is exclusively showing portraits of musicians including David Bowie, Pete Doherty, and Jessye Norman.

69. Avant Garde in Motion  Alexander Calder’s abstract mobiles have lost nothing of their chemistry – on view in K20, Düsseldorf.

70. Peasant Da Vincis  Flying saucers meet painting robots: Aside from new gunpowder drawings, Cai Guo-Qiang’s first exhibition in Brazil also includes quirky do-it-yourself objects constructed by Chinese farmers.

71. NYC 1993  Art, pop culture, politics: The New Museum sheds light on the New York art scene in 1993, featring artists ranging from Ida Applebroog to Andrea Zittel  - a time capsule reflecting the beginning of a new era.

72. Kara Walker  Subversive silhouettes: The Camden Arts Centre is presenting the first London exhibition devoted to the African-American artist.

73. C/O Berlin  On March 9, 2013, the forum for photography is saying goodbye to its rooms in Mitte with a big farewell party. In the fall C/O Berlin will be at a new site, the former Amerika Haus in Charlottenburg.

74. Simon Fujiwara  Between fact and fake: The Braunschweiger Kunstverein is showing absurd, pseudo-biographical installations of the young Japanese-British artist, who received the Cartier Award at the 2010 Frieze.  

75. ArtMag in print  Last but not least: Deutsche Bank Art’s new print magazine will be published starting in April.

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