Art News Roundup: Olafur Eliasson, Nam June Paik and More

A weekly roundup of news from the art world.

Beatriz Milhazes Exhibition @ MASP: The São Paulo Museum of Art in Brazil (MASP) will hold an exhibition on Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes. The exhibition will take place on December 12, 2020-March 23, 2021. The exhibition is titled Beatriz Milhazes: Avenida Paulista and is held in the context of MASP’s yearlong focused program dedicated to Histories of Dance.


Olafur Eliasson @ Guggenheim Bilbao: A new exhibition of works by Olafur Eliasson is set to take place at the Guggenheim Museum of Bilbao in Spain on February 14-April 4, 2021. The exhibition is titled Olafur Eliasson: In Real Life and will feature around 30 works created between 1990 and 2020. These works include sculptures, photographs, paintings, and installations, and aim to challenge the way we navigate and perceive our environment, leading us to reflect on the urgent issues of today.


Seminal Early 20th-Century Work on Art Collecting Available in English for the First Time: Julius von Schlosser’s Art and Curiosity Cabinets of the Late Renaissance: A Contribution to the History of Collecting, originally published in German in 1908, will be available in English for the first time on January 19, 2021. Click here to preorder. This is a seminal work in the history of art and collecting. It was the first study to interpret 16th and 17th-century cabinets of wonder as precursors to the modern museum, situating them within a history of collecting going back to Greco-Roman antiquity.


Nam June Paik @ SFMOMA: The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) will present the exclusive U.S. Exhibition of Nam June Paik, a major retrospective of the artist’s radical and experimental art. The exhibition will take place from April 24 through October 3, 2021. The SFMOMA exhibition will bring together over 200 works across all media spanning a five-decade career. These include early compositions and performances to large-scale video installations and global satellite projects to offer an in-depth understanding of the artist’s trailblazing practice.


Edward Tyler Nahem Presents Figure/Field @ Art Basel’s OVR: Edward Tyler Nahem presents Figure/Field at Art Basel’s viewing rooms Miami Beach, offering an exclusive selection of works by Sam Francis (1923-1994), Joan Mitchell (1925-1992), and Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008), amongst others. Comprised of 10 works, the booth explores masters of abstraction that are opposite in appearance but harmonious in union.

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