Bruce Nauman. One Hundred Live and Die. 1984. Neon tubing with clear glass tubing on metal monolith, 118 × 132 1/4 × 21″ (299.7 × 335.9 × 53.3 cm). Collection of Benesse Holdings, Inc./Benesse House Museum, Naoshima. © 2018 Bruce Nauman/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Dorothy Zeidman, courtesy the artist and Sperone Westwater, New York

From retrospectives of Bruce Nauman and Andy Warhol in New York to dual Sterling Ruby exhibitions in Belgium, here are the art shows not to be missed this season.

MoMA Lights Up With Bruce Nauman

The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 are showing a concurrent retrospective of Bruce Nauman’s work, which spans the various media and mediums that the artist utilizes — sound, video, photo, wax, drawing, sculpture, performance and, queue up the Instagram Stories, neon. Many of the artist’s neon sculptures will light up “Bruce Nauman: Disappearing Acts,” starting Oct. 21.

This also marks Klaus Biesenbach’s last fall season as director of MoMA PS1 and chief curator at large at MoMA before heading west to lead MoCA LA.

Peter Saul. Government of California, 1969.

Peter Saul. “Government of California,” 1969.  Courtesy The Met Breuer

Conspiracy Theories Come to the Met Breuer

What’s more au courant than conspiracy? On Sept. 18, the Met Breuer will lift the curtain on “Everything Is Connected: Art and Conspiracy.” Featuring 70 works produced between 1969 and 2016, the exhibit will explore the various ways artists have interpreted and responded to suspicion, power and corruption.

Purchased 1980<br><br>© The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc./ARS, NY and DACS, London 2014

Andy Warhol (1928–1987), “Marilyn Diptych,” 1962. Acrylic, silkscreen ink and graphite on linen, two panels: 80 7/8 x 114 in. (205.4 x 289.6 cm) overall. Tate, London; purchase 1980 © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS) New York.  Tate / Tate Images

The Whitney Museum Explores the Alphabet of Warhol

On Nov. 12, the Whitney Museum dives into the range of Andy Warhol’s work with “Andy Warhol — From A to B and Back Again.” The show traces the pop artist’s work as it evolved, through various mediums, over his career. More than 350 works will be on display — some shown together for the first time.

Serie WUS/Sjustjärnan, Grupp V, nr 1. Sjustjärnan,1908Tempera, gouache och blyertspå papper uppfodrad på duk62,5 × 76 cmHAK048© Stiftelsen Hilma af Klints Verk

Hilma af Klint, Group V, “The Seven-Pointed Star, No. 1n” (Grupp V, Sjustjärnan, nr 1), 1908 from The WUS/Seven-Pointed Star Series (Serie WUS/Sjustjärnan) Tempera, gouache and graphite on paper mounted on canvas, 62.5 x 76 cm The Hilma af Klint Foundation, Stockholm. Photo by Albin Dahlström, the Moderna Museet, Stockholm.  Albin Dahlström

“Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future” at the Guggenheim

The Guggenheim is giving the late abstract painter Hilma af Klint her first major solo U.S. show, with an emphasis on the work created during the formative years of her career: 1906 to 1920. Foreseeing that her paintings weren’t ready to be understood at their time of creation, Klint stipulated that her work not be shown until a few decades after her death. She was a mystic — seances and all — and given the pop-Crystal moment going on currently, Klint might just be proving her naysayers of yore wrong with her retrospective, which opens Oct 12.

Daniel Arsham. “Eroded Delorean,” 2018. Materials and dimensions TBC. Photo by Guillaume Ziccarelli. Courtesy of Perrotin.  Photo by Guillaume Ziccarelli. Courtesy of Perrotin.

Perrotin Revs Up Fall Shows

Daniel Arsham has parked his “Eroded Delorean” in the Lower East Side gallery. The artist is exhibiting new work, which leans dystopian, at Perrotin starting Sept. 8; the gallery, which recently expanded, will concurrently show Johan Creten’s “Alfred Paintings.” The gallery will host an opening party for both exhibits on the Saturday during New York Fashion Week — their last opening party, for artist JR, drew the likes of Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz and Chris Rock.

Irving Penn, “Before the Full Moon,” 2006. India ink with gum arabic, sand and newsprint over graphite on paper mounted to aluminum, overall, 29 3/4 × 22 inches unique No. 129674.  © The Irving Penn Foundation

Irving Penn on Paper

He may be best known for his photographs, but Pace Gallery’s fall exhibition at its 57th Street location offers a look at Irving Penn’s paintings and drawings. Opening Sept. 13, “Paintings” represents the first comprehensive showing of Penn’s mixed-media works on paper, which reflect a similar curiosity for shape and form as his iconic photographic portraits.

Harmony Korine’s studio, Nashville, Tennessee, 2018. Artwork © Harmony Korine. Courtesy Gagosian.

Harmony Korine’s studio, Nashville, Tennessee, 2018. Artwork © Harmony Korine. Courtesy Gagosian. 

Harmony Korine Brings VHS Nostalgia to Gagosian

Remember VHS tapes? Harmony Korine sure does, and he’s turned a collection of them into art at Gagosian Gallery on Madison Avenue. The appropriately titled show “BLOCKBUSTER” — Korine sourced the tapes from a bankrupt Blockbuster rental store — features the tapes as building blocks for his painted sculptures. Check them out starting Sept. 11.

FOXP2 (Biological Showroom), 2016. Installation view: “Marguerite Humeau: FOXP2,” Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2016. Courtesy the artist and Clearning, New York/Brussels. Photo by André Morin for Palais de Tokyo.  André Morin for Palais de Tokyo

The New Museum Hosts Exhibitions for Three Female Artists

The New Museum sets its sights on highlighting and elevating the work of three female artists this fall. Both Marianna Simnett and Marguerite Humeau will mount their first U.S. museum shows at the Lower East Side institution starting Sept. 4, while British artist Sarah Lucas will join them on Bowery mid-September to present her explorations of gender, sexuality and identity through 150 of her works included in “Au Naturel.”

HOLES OF LIGHT Nancy Holt, 1973 650 watt quart lights, poly-urethane board, pencil L:27’ W:20’ H:141⁄2’ LoGiudice Gallery, N.Y.

Nancy Holt, “Holes of Light,” 1973. Installation view, LoGiudice Gallery, New York, 1973. Dia Art Foundation with support from Holt/Smithson Foundation. © Holt/Smithson Foundation and Dia Art Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, NY. Photo by Nancy Holt. Courtesy Holt/Smithson Foundation.  Richard Landry

A Holey Experience Lands at Dia Chelsea

The late land artist Nancy Holt is the honoree for Dia’s fall gala, and you can brush up on her pivotal work at Dia:Chelsea starting Sept. 15. Utilizing light and shadow, two of her experiential room-sized works, “Holes of Light” and “Mirrors of Light,” will be on display; the latter one for the first time since its original installation in 1974.

Sally Mann Gets Her Moment at Getty

In conjunction with the National Gallery of Art and the Peabody Essex Museum, the Getty Center is staging the first major international exhibit of Sally Mann’s work. Many of the photographs in “Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings,” which tackle themes of family and identity in the American South, will be on display for the first time. From Nov. 16.

LACMA Entertains Fantasy

Look for your happily ever after at LACMA this season. The museum opens its fall programming with “Fantasies and Fairy Tales” on Sept. 8, exploring the interplay of popular myths and art at the turn of the 19th century. September also marks the beginning of Merce Cunningham’s centennial year, and starting Oct. 28, LACMA is nodding to the milestone by staging two large-scale works — Andy Warhol’s “Silver Clouds” and Charles Atlas’ “MC9” — inspired by the late choreographer.

Sterling Ruby "Hearts + Clubs" at Pierre Marie Giraud

Sterling Ruby, “Heart (6635),” 2018 Ceramic, glazes 63,8 x 53,3 x 5,7 cm) 25 1/8 x 21 x 2 1/4 in 6243.  Robert Wedemeyer

And Over in Belgium…

Two sides of Sterling Ruby’s art are being concurrently shown in Belgium. Xavier Hufkens is mounting “DRFTRS” and “WIDW” at its two locations, showcasing the L.A.-based artist’s new painting and collage work. And there will likely be no broken hearts — let’s hope — at Pierre Marie Giraud, where Ruby’s ceramic iterations of heart and club shapes will be on display for “Hearts + Clubs.”

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