The start of September marks the ending of the summer vacations, the return to the routine, setting the alarm clock to get up early again… But it’s not all bad news because September is also the start of a new exhibition season. Galleries fill up with fresh proposals to welcome autumn, and cities like Barcelona and Madrid take the opportunity to expand their audiences with the Barcelona Gallery Weekend (Sept. 15-18) and Apertura Madrid Gallery Weekend (Sept. 8-11). We’ll tell you all about it!
“In a Silent Way” by Y.Z Kami
Until January 22nd
Av. de los Reyes Leoneses 24, León
In collaboration with the support of the Gagosian gallery, the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León brings together 30 years of work by Iranian-American artist Y.Z. Kami. The exhibition investigates how matter, spirit, outward appearance and inner life are in constant movement through a variety of the artist’s projects englobing portraiture, installation and sculpture.
“Une Seconde D’Éternité”
Until January 2nd
2 Rue de Viarmes, Paris
The Pinault Collection’s Stock Exchange room brings together the work of 15 artists: Larry Bell, Marcel Broodthaers, Miriam Cahn, Nina Canell, Liz Deschenes, Ryan Gander, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Roni Horn, Pierre Huyghe, Gustave le Gray, Sherrie Levine, Philippe Parreno, Anri Sala, Tino Sehgal, Rudolf Stingel, Sturtevant and Wolfgang Till.
The exhibition creates a dialogue between the building and the art, interacting in a landscape that adapts from the darkness of the first floor to the luminosity of the upper galleries.
Brooklyn Abstraction: Four Artists, Four Walls
August 12, 2022 until August 13, 2023
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn
Four artists with strong connections to Brooklyn bring colorful pieces with intriguing surfaces to the Brooklyn Museum’s Beaux-Arts Court. José Parlá, Maya Hayuk, Kennedy Yanko and Leon Polk Smith transform this iconic space through distinctive visually immersive experiences.
The works on view were inspired by Smith’s extensive collection of paintings. The other three, who now reside in Brooklyn, connect with the space in new ways in their most recent creations: Hayuk with her sensitive and abstract modular pieces, Yanko with his metal and paint sculptures, and Parlá with his expansive environmental paintings.
“Culebra” by Alfredo Rodríguez and David Martínez Suárez
Opens August 27th
Carretera de Deva, 675, Gijón
Located in a natural environment, the ATM gallery in Gijon with the collaboration of Espacio Valverde inaugurated last Saturday, August 27, the CULEBRA project: “A state of coexistence, between two defects: thinking too much and doing too much, two states that watch over each other”, as the gallery defines this exhibition that aims to confuse the work of artists Alfredo Rodriguez and David Martinez Suarez.
“One of Us” de Yann Leto
Opens September 3rd
C/ del Barquillo 25, Madrid
In the neighborhood of Chueca we can find from September 3rd the world of French artist Yann Leto, based in Madrid and recently in Rome, and whose work represents a coexistence between classic and modern elements through which he expresses his critical socio-political vision. Marked by human weariness, the characters in his canvases, inspired by press clippings and images from the Internet, are often shown as victims of emotional loops. In the “One of Us” exhibition we will witness the deindividualization to which human beings are subjected when trapped in a global society that determines their way of life.
“When the leaves turn to yellow” by Osgemeos
From September 7th until December 4th
C. Alemania S/N, Málaga
For the first time in Spain, the artist duo formed by the twins Otávio and Gustavo Pandolfo will exhibit a series of 22 works created between 2006-2022 at the Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga. It will also include a sound installation that invites the viewer into the duo’s imaginary world full of influences from hip-hop and Brazilian culture.
“Transformer” by Alberto Feijoo
From September 8th
Calle Pradillo 11, Madrid
What used to be a old car repair shop became Pradiauto in the spring of 2021, a gallery and platform for the support of contemporary art that, since its opening, has not ceased to surprise with its proposals. On September 8, “Transformer” will open, an exhibition by Alberto Feijoo from Alicante that will explore the limits of the materiality of the image by merging architecture, photography and installation.
“Dive Into the Pit” by Haroshi
From September 10th
76 Grand Street, New York
The skateboarding world is characterized by a vision of the environment different from the others, the ability of skateboarders to see corners in the street as spots where they let their creativity flourish and try new tricks makes it an activity that redefines everyday objects. Japanese artist Haroshi reinvents boards by creating works of art made from old skateboards from his community.
The exhibition Dive Into the Pit, which opens September 10th at the iconic gallery’s New York location, invites viewers to immerse themselves in skateboard culture and understand the way skateboarders use their bodies to move through the scratches that remain on the board after use.
“What you see is What you get” by Andrés Lozano
From September 16th
La Causa Galería
Calle de San Pedro 6, Madrid
“What you see is what you get” is Andrés Lozano’s second solo exhibition at La Causa Galería, and the first in the new space in Huertas that opened in April of this year. This new exhibition revolves around the artist’s visual impulses, his plastic obsessions based on architecture, interiors, nature and cinematographic narratives. Showing new works, each painting represents unpublished chapters within the great story shaped series after series.
Apertura Gallery Weekend Madrid
From September 8th until September 12th
In Madrid you can enjoy the great event that launches the exhibition season in the capital. Under the slogan “¡Vente de galerías!” Apertura celebrates its 13th edition with the participation of 55 Madrid galleries, which can be visited for four days while participating in a program full of activities and free-access talks.
Among the participating galleries we are especially looking forward to the solo shows by Jesús Zurita at Herrero de Tejada, Rosana Antolí at The Ryder, Charlie Billingham at Travesía Cuatro, Nuria Mora at We Collect and Gloria Martín at Galería Silvestre.
Barcelona Gallery Weekend
From September 15th until September 18th
Focusing on the most relevant galleries of Barcelona, L’Hospitalet and Penedès, the BGW has become an essential event to discover the artistic creation and to value the work of gallery owners.
In its 8th edition, 32 galleries will be participating, including interesting proposals such as the collective exhibition of House of Chappaz, the solo show of artist Hunter Potter at L21 Factory, the exhibition of Damaris Pan at Ana Mas Projects and Galeria Alegria with Matthew Musgrave.
Keep an eye on the program if you are in Barcelona because there will be numerous activities, guided tours and performances around contemporary and avant-garde art.