From Kenneth Anger to Wolfgang Tillmans, ARTINFO's 10 Global Art Picks


"The Hermitage in the Prado" at Museo Nacional del Prado,  Paseo del Prado, Madrid, Opening November 8

In this unprecedented exhibition, the largest and most comprehensive selection of works from The Hermitage to date have been loaned to the Museo del Prado for this survey of the Hermitage itself. Featuring 120 works from the 5th century BC to the 20th century, this museum exchange is a great way for international collections to be seen around the world without visitors having to catch a connecting flight.


Kenneth Anger's "Icons" at MOCA Grand Avenue, 250 South Grand Ave., Los Angeles, Opening November 13

This survey of the famed occult film director Anger's films, books, and artworks is all about the icon. From the icons showcased on the pages of "Hollywood Babylon" to those on the screen in the "Magik Lantern Cycle," this Pacific Standard Time showcase was designed with Anger's personal consultation.

Channa Horwitz and Michael Muller's "Falling Off a Cliff" at Francois Ghebaly Gallery, 2600 La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, Through December 17

In a refined exhibition based on the fruitful relationship of the two artists, this duo show tackles linguistic systems using concepts of sound and time, through systematic drawings.


"Seeker" by Eddie Martinez at Peres Projects, Grosse Hamburger Strasse, Berlin Mitte, Opening November 11 

Martinez brings nine new paintings to the Berlin gallery, continuing along the path of gestural abstraction. His signature style puts strong emphasis on brushwork and is laden with deep, bold colors.


Cordy Ryman at Eli Ridgway Gallery, 172 Minna St., San Francisco, Opening November 12

Ryman's wood-and-enamel, geometrically-patterned wall pieces both suggest and create architecture within the gallery space. In bold reds, yellows, greens, and blues, the small, intimate pieces light up the white walls.


"Leonardo e Michelangelo. Capolavori della grafica e studi romani" at Musei Capitolini, Piazza del Campidoglio, Rome, Through February 12

In an unprecedented large-scale exhibition, Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo come face to face on the walls of the Musei Capitolini in Rome. 66 drawings from the Biblioteca Ambrosiana in Milan and the Casa Buonarroti Foundation in Florence will be featured, pitting these two masters against one another.


Marlene Dumas's "Forsaken" at Frith Street Gallery, 17-18 Golden Square, London, Through November  26

Dumas's recent series of portrait paintings ranges from a crucifixion depicted in black and white to a blue and pink version of Amy Winehouse. This a grouping of befores and afters, successes, failures, and ghosts.

Thomas Grünfeld's "Young Steerer (junger Lenker)" at Hidde Van Seggelen Gallery, 2 Michael Rd., London, Through December 3

Gründfeld's first solo show at the gallery is comprised of paintings that beg the viewer to touch them. His "Felt," "Misfits," and "Augenbilder" series are all three-dimensional creations that range from taxidermied mutant mammals to scenes from popular films collaged from felt.

Jennifer West's "Heavy Metals: Iron and Zinc" at Vilma Gold, 6 Minerva St., London, Opening November 13

Known best for a performative film project in which the artist taped 35mm film strips of cloud photographs to the Tate's Turbine Hall floor and asked skateboarders to perform their sport on it for a series of days, Jennifer West is bringing new work including a accordion-style zine booklet to London's Vilma Gold. 


Wolfgang Tillmans at Galerie Chantal Crousel, 10 Rue Charlot, Paris Through December 3? ?

Tillmans's new photographs  are semi-autobiographical investigations of home environments, depicted in images taken from around the world. As is Tillmans's style, the show is hung pell-mell on the wall, with no hierarchy between print sizes.