Must-see international exhibitions from May onwards, as chosen by art critic Ángela Molina
Whitney Biennial 2017 at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
The 78th edition of the Whitney Biennial will be a contemporary art showcase incorporating everything from immersive installations to activism and video games. The 63 participating artists include painter Tala Madani and photographic artist Leigh Ledare. Until 11 June 2017.
Ángela says “The United States’ most important biennial comes at a time of extreme political upheaval. It’s the best context to take stock of the situation of art.”
Miroslaw Balka at Pirelli Hangarbicocca, Milan
Crossover/s, the first retrospective of the Polish artist Miroslaw Balka in Italy, brings together sculpture, installations and video art from the 1990s on. Until 30 July 2017.
“Balka’s vulnerable and nostalgic sculptures are in the tradition of Old Europe.”
Margarita Andreu at Tecla Sala Centre d’Art de L’Hospitalet, Barcelona
With Recorreguts, this art centre in L'Hospitalet de Llobregat brings together photographs, prints, videos and illustrations by the multimedia artist Margarita Andreu, whose work in urban spaces is strongly linked to the Barcelona region. Until 28 May 2017.
Ángela says “One of the artists who best knew how to work with public spaces and the city.”
Óscar Masotta at MUAC, Mexico City
Through art works and documentary materials, La teoría como acción reconstructs the complex intellectual and artistic career of this Buenos Aires-born thinker and promoter of the Argentine avant-garde. Until 13 August.
Ángela says “He was the prototype of the Dandy artist, a philosopher and highly important figure in Lacan's thoughts on Ibero-America.”
Coro López-Izquierdo at COAM, Madrid
And finally, one more recommendation from the team at Iberia Plus: This exhibition is a chance to see 30 new works from the Spanish street art creative, who explores the relationship between architecture and urban art in cities including Berlin, Paris, New York and London. From 19 May until 15 June.