Winter Anti Depression Show, Marres, House for Contemporary Culture, Maastricht, The Netherlands
How could we resist including an exhibition with the title Winter Anti Depression Show? Featuring a series of ‘therapeutic’ rooms created by artists and designers, visitors will be treated to ribbed floors and ‘summer’ flowers, there’ll be a spot of ‘sun’ to warm the skin, some ‘motion play’ to loosen the muscles, and a cup of St John’s wort tea to relax with afterwards. The show features work by designer Chris Kabel, food designer Katja Gruijters, set developer Ludmila Rodrigues, sound artist/composer Kaffe Matthews, ‘pioneers of play’ FourceLabs, fragrance designer Alessandro Gualtieri, and artists Lisa Pacini and Christine Istad.
18 January – 23 March, www.marres.org
Proximities 3: Import/Export, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, USA
Third and final show in a trilogy of exhibitions exploring the cultural and geographical idea of Asia through the perspectives of Bay Area artists. For this exhibition, the theme of trade and commerce is addressed in new and recent works by Rebeca Bollinger, Amanda Curreri, Byron Peters, Jeffrey Augustine Songco, Leslie Shows and Imin Yeh.
Until 23 February, www.asianart.org
For Each Gesture Another Character, Art Stations Foundation by Grażyna Kulczyk, Poznań, Poland
Marking the tenth anniversary of the foundation, this show centres on works from the Grażyna Kulczyk Collection, selected ‘with reference to the relationship between gesture and drawing’. Featured artists include Magdalena Abakanowicz, William Anastasi, Mirosław Bałka, Kate Davis (pictured), Tim Knowles, Jarosław Kozłowski, Edward Krasiński, Marcin Maciejowski, Dora Maurer, Jerzy Nowosielski, Tony Orrico, Carol Rama and Bruno Schulz. Until 4 May, www.artstationsfoundation5050.com
New Works #1, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal (OCAT), Shenzhen, China
The first of an annual exhibition programme, New Works #1 consists of three shows: From the Issue of Art to the Issue of Position: Echoes of Socialist Realism; Multi-future; and Keep the Modern Going: Immersion, Waiting and Idealism. The series is intended to ‘introduce new works, new thoughts, and new practices’, all in the context of contemporary art practice in China.
19 January – 12 April, www.ocat.org.cn
Arte Fiera 2014, Bologna, Italy
Organised by BolognaFiere, Arte Fiera 2014 sees 172 Italian and international galleries will be showing work ranging from the second half of the 19th century to contemporary works. This year they will be a special focus on Eastern European countries and China. For the first time, there will also be a section focusing on photographic art.
23-27 January, www.artefiera.bolognafiere.it