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"Georgia O'Keeffe" | April 22nd | Toronto, Ontario

Georgia O'Keeffe, Red Amaryllis, 1937. Oil on canvas, 30.5 x 25.7 cm.
Terra Foundation for American Art, Gift of Mrs. Henrietta Roig.
©Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Photography
©Terra Foundation for American Art, Chicago

Members' Preview April 19-21

Don't miss this rare opportunity to experience the beautiful innovative art of Georgia O'Keeffe, a trailblazing figure in American modernism. Making its only stop in North America at the AGO, Georgia O'Keeffe features more than 80 works of art capturing the essence of her deeply personal connection to the landscape, architecture and nature that inspired her iconic style.

A major retrospective of the art and legacy of this profoundly influential artist, the exhibition examines O'Keeffe's relationships with renowned photographers of the time including Ansel Adams, Paul Strand and Alfred Stieglitz. Stunning views of New Mexico by Adams, as well as nudes and portraits of O'Keeffe by Stieglitz, are additional highlights of this breathtaking artistic journey.

The exhibition is timed-ticketed and AGO Members are offered free admission and exclusive previews in the days leading up to the exhibition's public opening.

The exhibition is organized by Tate Modern in collaboration with the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto and Bank Austria Kunstforum, Vienna.

Art Gallery of Ontario Tue, Thu 10:30am-5pm Wed, Fri 10:30am-9pm Sat, Sun 10:30am-5:30pm Closed Monday 317 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5T 1G4 Map Phone: 1-877-225-4246 or 416-979-6648 Art Gallery of Ontario Website

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"Adman: Warhol before pop" | February 25th | Sydney, Australia

Philip Pearlstein Andy Warhol in New York City c1949,
Philip Pearlstein papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

The most comprehensive exhibition dedicated to Andy Warhol’s early career in more than 25 years

With the backdrop of 1950s New York and its burgeoning advertising industry, Adman: Warhol before pop focuses on the formative years of one of the 20th century’s most influential artists. It provides surprising insights into the beginning of Warhol’s career, from his award-winning work as a commercial illustrator through to his first, little-known exhibitions.

Adman includes over 300 objects – from rare drawings and photographs to vintage advertisements, artist books and recreated department store window displays – many on public display for the first time.

This exhibition is a collaboration between the Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney and The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh.

There’s also an unmissable range of programs, including a partnership with the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2017 which presents a Queer Art After Hours on Wednesday 1 March and a Queer Thinking symposium.

Art Gallery of New South Wales February 25 - May 28, 2017 On Wednesdays until 10pm for Art After Hours Closed Good Friday & Christmas Day Art Gallery Road, The Domain, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia · Map Phone: 1800 679 278 · E-mail: Art Gallery of New South Wales Website

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"the soft g: queer forms migrate" | March 2nd | Berlin, Germany

Cihangir Gümüstürkmen

Opening: 2nd March, 7pm at Schwules Museum*

Curated by Emre Busse and Aykan Safog?lu Exhibition Design: Philip Wiegard

With works by: Aykan Safog?lu, Ays?e Erkmen, Cihangir G&uum;m&uum;st&uum;rkmen, Erinç Seymen, Hasan Aksayg?n, Masist G&uum;l präsentiert von Banu Cennetog?lu und Philippine Hoegen, Mehtap Baydu, Ming Wong, Nilbar G&uum;res?, Taner Ceylan, Viron Erol Vert, Yes?im Akdeniz

The group exhibition g? - the soft g at Schwules Museum* brings together works that follow artistic migration in various directions and explore the transcultural exchange of LGBTIQ* people between Turkey and Germany, Berlin and Istanbul for the first time in Germany. This Berlin queer migrant state of mind is illustrated by Emre Busse and Aykan Safog?lu by the Turkish letter ?, or “the soft g” in English. Busse and Safog?lu are from Istanbul, both interested in queer migration, marginalized sexual identities and body politics in their artistic and curatorial practices.

The letter ? was added to the Turkish alphabet in 1928 when the Latin alphabet was adapted through the Turkish language reforms. ? stands in for the Arabic letter ghayn, which has no equivalent in the Latin alphabet, but was commonly used in the Ottoman language. The only purpose of this unprecedented hybrid form is to lengthen the preceding vowel. Therefore, it cannot be the initial letter of a word and is never capitalized. “? is an oriental sound-letter that migrated to a western body of sorts,” the curators state.

What if ? left Turkey to migrate to Germany? What if it seeped through to the German alphabet, escaping from the suitcase of a guest worker from Turkey, one of hundreds of thousands of laborers who came under the 1961 recruitment agreement? ? is an oddity in Germany for most people, hence it is a letter that is most often mispronounced. The curators of the exhibition sensed a queer possibility in ? and they seek to focus on its past, or possibly ongoing migration between Germany and Turkey. After all, every time Turkish names are mispronounced in Germany, it is a reminder of the therapeutic beauty of resistance. g? – the soft g at Schwules Museum* is the first artistic attempt to celebrate this potential.

g? – the soft g will be accompanied by an extensive programme of events including lectures, conversations and readings as well as performances, workshops and film screenings with Demet Demir, G&uum;lay Ak?n, Ebru K?ranc?, Elmgreen&Dragset, ‘Emine’ Sevgi Özdamar, Maria Binder, Sabuha Salaam, Salih Wolter, and Yener Bayramo?lu.

Events Programme

March 5, 2017 - Reading: FRIDA! with G&uum;lây Ak?n - 4pm - Schwules Museum* (in German) G&uum;lây Ak?n will read from her script FRIDA!.

March 19, 2017 - Reading: 'Emine' Sevgi Özdamar - 4pm - Schwules Museum* (in German) ‘Emine’ Sevgi Özdamar will read from her novel Strange Stars Turn to Earth (2003).

March 26, 2017 - Artist Talk: Hasan Aksayg?n & Yener Bayramo?lu - 4pm - Schwules Museum* (in English) Yener Bayramo?lu will lead a conversation with the artist Hasan Aksayg?n on queerness, migration and artistic practice in Berlin.

April 2, 2017 - Talk: The wrong side of the Bosporus with Salih Wolter & Aykan Safo?lu - 4pm - Schwules Museum* (in German) Queer and (queer-) migrant conviviality once and today.

April 16, 2017 - Talk: Lubunca* with Demet Demir - 4pm - Schwules Museum* (in Turkish with German Translation) Demet Demir will talk about her lexicon project Lubunca*, her own activism and the trans* movement in Turkey.

April 23, 2017 - Artist Talk: Elmgreen & Dragset - 4pm - Schwules Museum* (in English) Artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset will be in conversation with Aykan Safo?lu about the Istanbul Biennial and beyond.

April 30, 2017 - Workshop/Reading: Fucking Germany - 4pm - Schwules Museum* (in German) Queer migrant community members of Berlin will lead a reading workshop from Cem Y?ld?z’s book Fucking Germany – Das letze Tabu oder mein Leben als Escort (Westend Verlag, 2003). Limited attendance, sign up required.

May 7, 2017 - Artist Talk: Ming Wong & Aykan Safo?lu - 4pm - Schwules Museum* (in English) Participant artists of ? - soft g - queer forms migrate Ming Wong and Aykan Safo?lu will be discussing their artistic practices and collaborations.

May 14, 2017 - A presentation on porn: Emre Busse - 4pm - Schwules Museum* (18+) (in English) Emre Busse will make a presentation on German porn productions that were produced in Turkey.

May 21, 2017 - Workshop: Hair Salon with Sabuha Salaam - 4pm - Schwules Museum* (in German) Your hair will feel the soft and queer touch of Sabuha Salaam. May 28, 2017 - Mobile Kino presents: Film program with Maria Binder and Ebru K?ranc? - 9:30pm - Urban Spree (Revaler Str. 99, 10245 Berlin) Trans X Istanbul (Turkish with English subtitles) will meet their Berlin audience in an open air screening that will be followed by a panel discussion. (in Turkish and German)

May 29, 2017 – Closing Event - Artist Talk: Erinç Seymen - 6pm - Schwules Museum* (in English) Participating artist Erinç Seymen will hold a talk focusing on his artistic practices.

Schwules Museum  Sun, Mon, Wed-Fri 2-6pm Sat 2-7pm   Thu 2-8pm Closed Tuesdays L&uum;tzowstraße 73, 10785 Berlin, Germany  Map Phone: +49 (0)30 69 59 90 50 Schwules Museum  Website

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"Wolfgang Tillmans 2017" | February 15th | London

Artist Wolfgang Tillmans poses for photographs at his latest exhibition at Tate Britain, in London.
Peter Nicholls / Reuters

From intimate still-lifes and portraits, to images that address vital political issues, explore the photographs of this groundbreaking artist

What are we to make of the world in which we find ourselves today?  Contemporary artist Wolfgang Tillmans offers plenty of food for thought.

This is Wolfgang Tillmans’s first ever exhibition at Tate Modern and brings together works in an exciting variety of media – photographs, of course, but also video, digital slide projections, publications, curatorial projects and recorded music – all staged by the artist in characteristically innovative style.

The year 2003 is the exhibition’s point of departure, representing for Tillmans the moment the world changed, with the invasion of Iraq and anti-war demonstrations. The social and political form a rich vein throughout the artist’s work.

Wolfgang Tillmans astro crusto, a 2012 © Wolfgang Tillmans

Alongside portraiture, landscape and intimate still lifes, Tillmans pushes the boundaries of the photographic form in abstract artworks that range from the sculptural to the immersive.

German-born, international in outlook and exhibited around the world, Tillmans spent many years in the UK and is currently based in Berlin. In 2000, he was the first photographer and first non-British artist to receive the Turner Prize.

Tillmans also takes over the south Tank for ten days with an immersive new installation featuring his work in music and video, interspersed with live events in which Tillmans and his collaborators will explore the capabilities of the sound system and the acoustic qualities of the space.

Tate Modern February 15 - June 11, 2017 Monday to Sunday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Friday to Saturday 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM Bankside, London, SE1 9TG · Map Phone: +44 (0)20 7887 8888 · E-mail: Tate Modern Website

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"Queer British Art: 1861 - 1967" | April 5 | London, England

Gluck (Hannah Gluckstein) Self-Portrait 1942 Collection & ©National Portrait Gallery, London

Presenting the first exhibition dedicated to queer British art

Featuring works from 1861-1967 relating to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ) identities, the show marks the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England. Queer British Art explores how artists expressed themselves in a time when established assumptions about gender and sexuality were being questioned and transformed.

Deeply personal and intimate works are presented alongside pieces aimed at a wider public, which helped to forge a sense of community when modern terminology of 'lesbian', 'gay', 'bisexual' and 'trans' were unrecognised. Together, they reveal a remarkable range of identities and stories, from the playful to the political and from the erotic to the domestic.

With paintings, drawings, personal photographs and film from artists such as John Singer Sargent, Dora Carrington, Duncan Grant and David Hockney the diversity of queer British art is celebrated as never before.

Simeon Solomon Sappho and Erinna in a Garden at Mytilene 1864, Tate
Make a day of it and visit both Queer British Art and David Hockney with a free drink in between. This offer can be booked via the David Hockney exhibition page (until 29 May 2017). Tate Britain April 5 - October 1, 2017 Monday to Sunday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Millbank, London, SW1P 4RG  Map Phone: +44 (0)20 7887 8888  E-mail: Tate Britain Website

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"David Hockney" | 9th February | London

David Hockney Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) 1972 Private Collection
© David Hockney Photo Credit: Art Gallery of New South Wales / Jenni Carter

One of the most popular and influential British artists of the twentieth century returns to Tate Britain for his most comprehensive exhibition yet

This exhibition gathers together an extensive selection of David Hockney’s most famous works celebrating his achievements in painting, drawing, print, photography and video across six decades.

As he approaches his 80th birthday, Hockney continues to change his style and ways of working, embracing new technologies as he goes. From his portraits and images of Los Angeles swimming pools, through to his drawings and photography, Yorkshire landscapes and most recent paintings – some of which have never been seen before in public  –  this exhibition shows how the roots of each new direction lay in the work that came before. A once-in-a-lifetime chance to see these unforgettable works together.

This exhibition is organised collaboratively by Tate Britain, the Centre Pompidou, Paris and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

This exhibition will relocate to the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris: June 21-October 23, 2017.

Tate Britain February 9 - May 29, 2017 Monday to Sunday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Extended opening hours for David Hockney: Open until 10:00 PM every Friday and until 8:00 PM every Saturday (except 3 March 2017) Millbank, London, SW1P 4RG · Map Phone: +44 (0)20 7887 8888 · E-mail: Tate Britain Website