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Raymond Hains

No Place Like Home (group show)
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
25 February - 19 August 2017

In No Place Like Home, the Museum’s galleries are transformed into a domestic interior displaying artworks inspired by everyday household objects, inviting the visitor to reflect on the representation of the domestic realm in modern and contemporary art. In celebration of Dada’s 100th anniversary in 2016 and the centennial of Duchamp’s Fountain in 2017, the exhibition examines how artists have incorporated commonplace household items into their work, removing them from the context of the home in ways that subvert the mundane experiences of daily life. Featuring works by artists including Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, Claes Oldenburg, Andy Warhol, Martha Rosler, Louise Bourgeois, Mona Hatoum, and Ilit Azoulay, the exhibition reexamines the concepts negotiated in the domestic sphere, including gender roles, memory, nostalgia, and questions of place and displacement.

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem


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Raymond Hains, Richard Prince et al.

On Aime l’Art…!! (group show)
Collection Lambert en Avignon, Avignon
6 July - 5 November 2017

While exhibitions have already revealed some of the major works collected by clothes designer agnès b. for over thirty years, the idea of carrying out her multi-faceted portrait project was never conceived on this scale. Both designer, and director of a film selected at the Venice Mostra, My name is Hmmmm, intimately linked with the world of music, patron of the arts agnès b. has been, above all, a great discoverer of artists since the opening of the agnès b. Galerie du Jour in 1983.

Sharing the same passion for art, the same love of creation and individuals involved with the most sensitive aspects of life, agnès b. and Yvon Lambert connect on so many levels both through their intense involvement with the artists they are involved with, and also because of their eclectic nature and avant-garde vision, making them witnesses of the times they live in.

So, it’s no surprise that 400 works from the agnès b. collection now adorn the spaces of our institution, like so many witnesses drawing a portrait of this woman freed from all convention and a collection focussed on the avant-garde, including works acquired to be shared.

This exhibition takes the form of a journey of the senses and is organised around great artists she has often been the first to collect, and also worldly relationships or unusual aesthetics and strong ideas that seem like happy obsessions.

Just as commitment and politics permeate agnès b’s. own journey through and through, they will make their mark on the entirety of this exceptional presentation. Painting, love, reverie, music, experimental cinema, adolescence, modernity, the avant-garde, the transcending of established borders, whether physical, social or mental, Africa – these are all aesthetic landscapes offered to the visitor to explore through the richness and diversity of the exhibited works, crossed by the need for total commitment to the experience of life and the struggle for freedom.

Collection Lambert en Avignon, Avignon


Raymond Hains

It's More Fun to Compete (group show)
Musée d'Art Contemporain, Marseille
13 May 2017 - 14 January 2018


Raymond Hains

The Arcades: Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin (group show)
The Jewish Museum New York, New York
17 March - 6 August 2017

Raymond Hains, Martini, 1968
Raymond Hains, Martini, 1968

This exhibition of contemporary artworks presents photography, video, sculpture, and painting seen through the lens of influential philosopher Walter Benjamin’s magnum opus The Arcades Project.

The German Jewish writer Walter Benjamin (1892–1940), one of the most important philosophers and cultural critics of the twentieth century, began The Arcades Project in 1927 as a short piece about Paris's nineteenth-century iron-and-glass vaulted shopping passages. With their labyrinthine architecture and surrealistic juxtapositions of disparate objects and people, past and present, the arcades offered an ideal prism through which to examine the era’s capitalist metropolis and the phenomenon of modernity that had its origins there. Benjamin worked extensively on his manuscript, which grew into a sprawling compendium of quotations, reflections, and notes. When he was forced to flee Paris to escape Nazi persecution, he entrusted it to his friend Georges Bataille. Some years after Benjamin’s untimely death, the text was discovered and published.

The Jewish Museum New York


Raymond Hains, Ernesto Neto et al.

Vive Arte Viva, 57th Venice Biennale (group show)
Arsenale and Central Pavilion, Giardini, Venice
13 May - 26 November 2017

The Exhibition offers a route that unfolds over the course of nine chapters or families of artists, beginning with two introductory realms in the Central Pavilion, followed by another seven across the Arsenale through the Giardino delle Vergini. 120 are the invited artists from 51 countries; 103 of these are participating for the first time.

«La Biennale must present itself as a place whose method—and almost raison d’être—is dedicated to an open dialogue between artists, and between artists and the public.»

Biennale di Venezia