The best group shows

After the cultural freeze of Christmas, here's a fat dose of upcoming exhibitions brimming with artists

AND NOW
Wise Dan Borden Capalino, 2013

STAY IN LOVE

Curator Chris Sharp is taking over one of the best spaces on the Lower East Side, Lisa Cooley, for this show on repetition. Some of the most brilliant artists devoted to the ebbs, flows and mutations of the repeat are here such as Wallace Berman, Bernd and Hilla Becher, On Kawara, Josh Smith, Yayoi Kusama and Hanne Darboven.

Jan 4 – Feb 2, Lisa Cooley, New York City lisa-cooley.com  

Stay in love
Installation view: Stay in Love, curated by Chris Sharp © Lisa Cooley and Laurel Gitlen, New York, 2014

REPUBLIC OF THE MOON

We cant get enough of the big white thing floating in the night sky. This show, which includes artists like Katier Paterson and Liliane Lijn, examines what it would be like to live up there. Super/Collider are also doing a “Pop Rock Moon Shop” the night of the opening, flogging exciting lunar ephemera to eager punters.

PV Jan 9; Jan 10 – Feb 2, Bargehouse, London republicmoon.org; super-collider.com   

Journey of Private Moon in the Arctic
Private Moon © Leonid Tishkov

FRIDAY

You can always depend on Berlin to throw some artists in your path that you haven’t seen before. This trio group show curated by Samuel Leuenberger & Elise Lammer brings together three great artists making work that feels fresh and worth braving the January frost for: Katharina Fengler, Charlotte Herzig, Sonia Kacem.

PV Jan 10 8pm; Autocenter autocenterart.de

"Friday"
"Friday" © Samuel Leuenberger & Elise Lammer

EQUATIONS OF SIGHT-SIMILARITY

A collaborative group show from On Stellar Rays and Sun\Ra projects  take the spaced-out creative genius Sun Ra’s poem ‘Cosmic Equation’ as its starting point. The very international list of artists includes San Francisco’s Nate Boyce Montreal based Indian artist Hajra Waheed and Iranian painter Laleh Khorramian.

PV Jan 12, 6–8pm; Open Jan 12 – Feb 23, On Stellar Rays, New York City onstellarrays.com; sunraprojects.com

Video still: "The Wave"
Video still: "The Wave" © Hajra Waheed

MATTER AND MEMORY

Alison Jacques is continuing her programme’s devotion to women artists with a great female only show about perception. A lot of the work veers towards abstraction and minimalism such as painters N Dash and Philomene Pirecki, sculptors Erika Verzutti and Maria Bartuszová.

PV Jan 15 6-8pm; Jan 16 – Feb 15, Alison Jacques Gallery, London alisonjacquesgallery.com

Matter and Memory
Matter and Memory © Alison Jacques Gallery

A SENSE OF THINGS

This show gets to grips with the power of objects, with work by some of the brightest stars of contemporary art ranging from biggies like Seth Price, Elad Lassry and Mark Leckey and young guns like Rob Chavasse, Hannah Perry and Viktor Timofeev. A thorough examination of material and meaning.

Jan 16 - 26 at the Zabludowicz Collection, London zabludowiczcollection.com

A Sense of Things
Give us a Smile Hannah Perry

YOU DON'T NEED A WEATHERMAN TO KNOW WHICH WAY THE WIND IS BLOWING

This group show at Hollybush Gardens, which opens January 16, looks simply mouth-watering. There’s the abstract sculptural work of Knut Henrik Henriksen, the broad and brilliant Andrea Büttner, London’s favourite haphazard ceramicist Aaron Angell and the notably artist whose work is so fascinating it is always worth the trip - Pierre Huyghe.

Jan 17 – Feb 22, Hollybush Gardens, London hollybushgardens.co.uk

'From a country widow'
'This dance, booted back over a wicker fence, only accompanies 'Riptide' by The Machine Guns' Aaron Angell, "From A Country Window", 2013

AND NOW

Admittedly Dallas is a bit off the regular art map (outside of its annual fair). However if Texas does beckon, check out the new space from James Cope AND NOW (who is also part of NYC project space COPE CYBULSKI). The inaugural show brings together New Yorkers Borden Capalino, Rose Marcus and Eli Ping.

PV Jan 18 6-9pm, AND NOW, Dallas andnow.biz

AND NOW
Wise Dan Borden Capalino, 2013

BLOODY ENGLISH

Young New End Art Foundation curator Ariella Wolens is taken her generation stateside for a Brits abroad show in LA. A well spread selection of young artists are in this group of 8 including Celia Hempton, Charlie Billingham, Jesse Wine, Oliver Osbourne and even a Dazed Emerging Art Award nominee, Adham Faramawy.

PV Jan 18 6-8pm; Jan 18 – Feb 15, OHWOW Los Angeles oh-wow.com

Video still: An Archeology of Cinema, 2013
Video still: An Archeology of Cinema, 2013 © Patrick Hough

PAINTING NOW

It would be easy to miss this gem of a painting show at the Tate Britain but it’s worth seeking out. The exhibition of five contemporary painters includes Catherine Story’s incredible representation of sculptural lumps, Tomma Abts eye twisting abstracts and Simon Ling’s very British urban details.

Until Feb 9, Tate Britain, London tate.org.uk 

Lovelock
Lovelock © Catherine Story
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