A round-up of the best sculpture park and garden exhibitions of the season (part one of two).
Bad Homburg and Frankfurt Rhine-Main, Germany
Through October 6, 2019
A sculpture biennial exhibiting work by nearly 30 artists, including Claudia Comte, Elmgreen & Dragset, Jeppe Hein, Alicja Kwade, and Yoko Ono.
The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden at the New Orleans Museum of Art
New Orleans, Louisiana
A six-acre addition to the garden features 26 new works by Larry Bell, Tony Cragg, Johan Creten, Katharina Fritsch, Frank Gehry, Jeppe Hein, Georg Herold, Thomas Houseago, Shirazeh Houshiary, Baltasar Lobo, Robert Longo, Gerold Miller, Beverly Pepper, Pedro Reyes, George Rickey, Ursula van Rydingsvard, Sean Scully, Yinka Shonibare, Frank Stella, Hank Willis Thomas, Bernar Venet, and Fred Wilson.
“David Smith: Sculpture 1932–1965”
Yorkshire Sculpture Park
West Bretton, Wakefield, UK
June 22-January 5, 2020
Featuring nearly 40 sculptures, this is the first solo exhibition of Smith’s work in the UK in over a decade. It covers his earliest experimental works from the 1930s and continues through to the bold, large-scale statements of the 1960s.
“Mark Dion: Follies”
Cornwall, New York
Through November 11, 2019
This exhibition unites Dion’s signature folly works into a major survey. Since the mid-1990s, Dion has frequently employed the form of the architectural folly—a compact, decorative structure intended to inspire meaning rather than serve a functional purpose—to create intricate tableaux and house displays of a wide range of delicate and specific objects.
“Chronos Cosmos: Deep Time, Open Space”
Socrates Sculpture Park
Long Island City, New York
Through September 2, 2019
Group show featuring Radcliffe Bailey, Beatriz Cortez, Alicja Kwade, Eduardo Navarro, Heidi Neilson, and Oscar Santillán,with new commissions by Miya Ando, William Lamson, and Maria Rapicavoli.
The Sculpture Park at Madhavendra Palace
Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Through November 1, 2019
This year’s exhibition at India’s first contemporary sculpture park includes works by 12 Indian and 11 international artists, sited in and around an 18th-century palace.
“Andy Goldsworthy: Walking Wall”
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Kansas City, Missouri
Through November 30, 2019
Over the course of nine months, Goldsworthy and his craftsmen will hand-build a wall in five successive sections that will “move” across the museum campus. The next walking phase is scheduled in July.
deCordova New England Biennial 2019
deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
Through September 15, 2019
A survey of contemporary art of New England, with work by 23 artists, occupying the museum galleries and extending into the sculpture park with new site-specific commissions.
“Not a Single Story II”
Wanas Konst Sculpture Park
Through November 3, 2019
An international group show featuring Latifa Echakhch, Lungiswa Gqunta, Lubaina Himid, Gunilla Klingberg & Peter Geschwind, Marcia Kure, and Santiago Mostyn & Anike Joyce Sadiq.
View part two here. To search a comprehensive directory of Sculpture Parks and Gardens, click here.