Ugo Rondinone: the Night of Lead

Swiss-born, New York-based artist Ugo Rondinone’s only museum show of 2009 is also his solo debut in Spain. Curated by Augustín Pérez Rubio, Musac’s acting director, “The Night of Lead” occupies 2,500 sq. m of the museum’s spaces dedicated to temporary exhibitions. Read more…

Contemporary Art Norwich

The Contemporary Art Norwich biennial in the east of England presents exhibitions and events featuring established and emerging artists, organised by Norfolk & Norwich Festival. OUTPOST gallery is showing three major solo shows of UK artists Lynn Hynd, Jamie Shovlin and Matthew Darbyshire, as well as a number of residencies. Read more…

Office icon: the away day

Nothing can be guaranteed to inspire less excitement in the average office worker than the prospect of a “team-building” away day. Read more…

Katharina Fritsch

Curated by Kunsthaus Zürich’s Bice Curiger, who is also editorial director of Tate Etc and editor-in-chief of Parkett, this retrospective of German artist Katharina Fritsch includes new work presented to the public for the first time. Read more…

Walking in my Mind

Following on from Hayward director Ralph Rugoff’s “Psycho Buildings” in 2008, “Walking in my Mind” is another sensory extravaganza of large-scale installations, with works by ten contemporary international artists. Read more…

Raven Row opens

British collector Alex Sainsbury is opening a major new non-profit gallery space in east London on 28 February. The gallery, Raven Row, is entirely funded by Mr Sainsbury, the son of Sir Timothy and Lady Sainsbury. Read more…

Thomas Schutte

Munich’s Haus der Kunst has mounted this exhibition on Düsseldorf-based artist Thomas Schütte on the back of a commission from the Oldenburg state savings bank for a large-scale sculpture outside its head office. Read more…

Passions Partagées

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Lausanne’s Fondation de l’Hermitage, this blockbuster show is a homage to the foundation’s first exhibition, “Impressionism in the collections of French-speaking Switzerland” in 1984. Since then the foundation has shown thousands of works by Swiss collectors, and this is the institution’s tribute to that special relationship. Read more…

Haunch of Venison’s opening show at Burlington Gardens

Contemporary art dealer Haunch of Venison’s inaugural show at 6 Burlington Gardens (part of London’s Royal Academy) will include a major recent installation by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, The Things We See After We Die, which has only been seen in Poland until now. Read more…

Netherlands funds more Nazi loot research

The Netherlands Museums Association announced on 5 January that it is beginning a new round of provenance research on Nazi-looted art, with a budget allocated by the Dutch state of €1.3m until 2013. The association will be working with between 100 and 150 Dutch museums, with a particular focus on works acquired from 1933 onwards. Similar research into art that may have been confiscated from Jews by the Nazis was conducted ten years ago, which concentrated on works that had been acquired by museums between 1940 and 1948. Read more…