National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea
Opened on 13 November 2013, this major new national museum, featuring eight galleries, is billed as a ‘comprehensive museum integrating the past and future in the present’ and a ‘central museum for Korean art in enhancing global diversity’. To mark its opening, it presents five exhibitions that anticipate the vision and direction of the museum and present artworks by around 120 artists working across seven disciplines.
Opening exhibitions until February 2014, www.mmca.go.kr
Fogo Island Dialogues: Culture as Destination, Vienna, Austria
Taking place at MAK (Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art), The Fogo Island Dialogues are are an initiative of Fogo Island Arts, a contemporary art institution located on Fogo Island, off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada. This series of international and interdisciplinary conferences discusses issues related to the livelihood and renewal of rural locations, and for the second edition considers the realm of the digital as a ‘destination and as a mode of knowledge consumption’.
17–19 November, www.fogoislandarts.ca
Forty Years of Contemporary Art: Massimo Minini 1973–2013, Milan, Italy
Consisting of works that have passed through Galleria Massimo Minini commercial gallery over the last 40 years, this vast exhibition at La Triennale di Milano features over 50 artists and includes historic works shown alongside site-specific installations. Milan-based gallerist Minini has featured exhibitions with many top Italian and international artists over the last 40 years, from Arte Povera artists in the early 1970s right up to Tino Sehgal in the 2000s. Artists featured in the show include Sol Lewitt, Francesca Woodman, Richard Long, Monica Bonvicini, Manfred Pernice and Michelangelo Pistoletto.
19 November – 2 February 2014, www.triennale.it
Abu Dhabi Art, Abu Dhabi, UAE
The fair’s fifth edition introduces a new artist-led section which aims to put artists at the core of the four-day event through a curated exhibition. The section includes a salon in which visitors can engage with galleries representing the participating artists, in a rotating programme. Also new for this year is a performing arts programme, Durub Al Tawaya, which will create a special route from Saadiyat Cultural District to the city of Abu Dhabi, connected by enactments and cultural happenings.
20–23 November 2013, www.abudhabiartfair.ae
The Kitchen Benefit Art Auction, New York, USA
New York’s non-profit space The Kitchen presents this auction to raise funds to support artists’ fees for The Kitchen’s 2013–14 season. Streamed live on the online auction site Paddle8, participating artists include Liam Gillick, Christian Marclay, Cindy Sherman, Sarah Sze, Camille Henrot, Andrea Zittel and Carsten HÃ¶ller.
19 November, 7–9pm, www.thekitchen.org