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Helena Almeida: Work is never finished

June 29 - September 4

111 S Michigan Ave Chicago, IL +

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Helena Almeida: Work is never finished

June 29 - September 4

“My work is my body; my body is my work,” Helena Almeida declared in 1969. Around this time the artist took a photograph of herself wearing a blank pink-toned canvas across her torso—at once a comical and a radical gesture, and one that marked a crucial turn in her practice. Almeida (Portuguese, born 1934) had studied painting in Lisbon in the mid-1950s but since 1969 has produced mainly black-and-white photographs of herself, sometimes painting or tinting them. These are never self-portraits, but the compositions always center on the artist’s body, always differently posed or contorted and almost always captured in the same corner of her studio. She tends to work in long, sometimes open-ended series, and in recent decades she has printed her photographs at full-body scale or larger. While Almeida still calls herself a painter rather than a photographer, she is at the same time also a kind of dancer, engaged in an ongoing, experimental choreography of everyday gestures and physical limits, exploring the seemingly endless malleability of the body.

Almeida emerged in the context of the late 1960s and 1970s—at the advent of feminist and performance-oriented art, when many young, avant-garde practitioners explored the physicality of the artist’s body and art making as a literal record of actions taken in the studio. Indeed, since then she has figured as one of the most significant artists working in Portugal. The Art Institute’s focus series exhibition is Almeida’s first solo show in the United States in more than a decade, and, rather than historicizing the artist’s practice, it emphasizes her work of the last two decades, including examples from several major photographic sequences since 2000. These are masterful series—the lyrical, humorous, poignant, and profound work of an artist who has by now used and reproduced her body for decades. Almeida’s recent photographs not only demonstrate the intimate knowledge the artist has gained by tracking her physical form over time but also remind us that we are all shape shifters—and that our bodies can be revealed to us anew with every considered action. As the exhibition’s title indicates, such work is never finished.


Art Institute of Chicago

111 S Michigan Ave Chicago, IL 60603

312.443.3600

Open daily 10:30-5, Thur 10:30-8



Rodney Graham

April 20 - June 2

507 W 24th St New York, NY +

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Rodney Graham

April 20 - June 2


303 Gallery

507 W 24th St New York, NY 10011

212.255.1121

Open Tues-Sat 10-6


Richard Sexton: Louisiana

March 30 - July 1

241 Chartres St New Orleans, LA +

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Richard Sexton: Louisiana

March 30 - July 1


A Gallery for Fine Photography

241 Chartres St New Orleans, LA 70130

504.568.1313

joshuamann@att.net

Open Thur-Mon 10:30-5


Respect Existence or Expect Resistance: Civil Rights Era Photographs from the Collection

March 11 - July 11

Phillips Academy, 180 Main St Andover, MA +

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Respect Existence or Expect Resistance: Civil Rights Era Photographs from the Collection

March 11 - July 11


Addison Gallery of American Art

Phillips Academy, 180 Main St Andover, MA 01810

978.749.4015

Open Tues-Sat 10-5, Sun 1-5


Family

February 25 - August 13

One South High Akron, OH +

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Family

February 25 - August 13


Akron Art Museum

One South High Akron, OH 44308

330.376.9185

Open Wed-Sun 11-5, Thur 11-9


Marsha Kazarinov-Owett: Fifty Shades of Red

April 7 - May 26

1419 5th Street, Sarasota, FL +

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Marsha Kazarinov-Owett: Fifty Shades of Red

April 7 - May 26


Alfstad& Contemporary

1419 5th Street, Sarasota, FL 34236, United States

941.366.6400

office@alfstadand.com

Open Tues-Sat: 11-5


Robin Schwartz: Like Us: Primate Portraits

March 1 - May 28

2 Hylan Boulevard Staten Island, NY +

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Robin Schwartz: Like Us: Primate Portraits

March 1 - May 28


Alice Austen House Museum

2 Hylan Boulevard Staten Island, NY 10305

718.816.4506

Open Tues-Sun 11-5


Isabella Huffington

May 4 - August 19

143 Ludlow St New York, NY +

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Isabella Huffington

May 4 - August 19


Anastasia Photo

143 Ludlow St New York, NY 10002

212.677.9725

kaley@anastasia-photo.com

Open Tues-Sun 11-7



Jungjin Lee: Everglades & Opening

May 5 - June 17

300 W Superior St Chicago, IL +

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Jungjin Lee: Everglades & Opening

May 5 - June 17


Andrew Bae Gallery

300 W Superior St Chicago, IL 60654

312.335.8601

info@andrewbaegallery.com

Open Tues-Sat 10-6



Lauren Greenfield: Generation Wealth

April 8 - August 13

2000 Avenue of the Stars Los Angeles, CA +

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Lauren Greenfield: Generation Wealth

April 8 - August 13


Annenberg Space For Photography

2000 Avenue of the Stars Los Angeles, CA 90067

213.403.3000

info@annenbergspaceforphotography.org

Open Wed-Sun 11-6



Alessandra Sanguinetti: Le Gendarme Sur La Colline

April 26 - June 29

547 W 27th St, 4th floor, New York, NY +

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Alessandra Sanguinetti: Le Gendarme Sur La Colline

April 26 - June 29


Aperture Gallery & Bookstore

547 W 27th St, 4th floor, New York, NY 10001

212.505.5555

info@aperture.org

Open Mon-Sat 10-5:30


Go

February 23 - June 4

111 S Michigan Ave Chicago, IL +