Rasha Shammas: emBODYment
    The Running Horse
    June 9–July 24, 2010

    Beirut’s contemporary art space The Running Horse celebrates its tenth show — ‘emBODYment’ — with an exhibition by Rasha Shammas, of black and white nudes, focusing on tattoos. A publication from the exhibition is forthcoming.

    Mona Hatoum, Witness, 2009, photographed at Art Dubai

    Mona Hatoum: Witness
    Beirut Arts Center
    June 10–September 9, 2010

    Mona Hatoum’s first solo show in Lebanon, at the Beirut Arts Center, features the products of a recent five-week residency in the country. Witness itself is a miniature porcelain rendition of the Place des Martyrs monument in the center of Beirut.

    Brittany, France
    From Giacometti to Murakami
    Palais des Arts, Dinard
    June 12–September 12, 2010

    The town of Dinard, Brittany, follows up the spectacle of last year’s Pinault Foundation–reliant Qui a peur des artistes with From Giacometti to Murakami, a major exhibition of fifty works from leading figures including Ed Ruscha, Richard Serra, Alighiero e Boetti, Lucio Fontana, and Sigmar Polke alongside works from Shirazeh Houshiary, Ramin Haerizadeh, Mona Hatoum, and Farhad Moshiri.

    Zoulikha Bouabdellah: Set Me Free From My Chains
    Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde
    June 14–August 15, 2010

    Zoulikha Bouabdellah’s Set Me Free From My Chains opens at the Dubai gallery with a series of large-scale calligraphic neon works.

    I. U. [Heart]
    The Third Line gallery
    June 23–July 29, 2010

    The Third Line Dubai stages an exhibition, I. U. [Heart], on the phenomenon of Iran-US relations and the Iranian diaspora in the Emirates.

    Los Angeles
    Dennis Hopper: Art Is Life
    Museum of Contemporary Art
    July 11–September 27, 2010

    Jeffrey Deitch’s first show as director of MOCA is Dennis Hopper: Art Is Life, curated by artist and filmmaker Julian Schnabel.

    8th Gwangju Biennale: 10,000 Lives
    Various venues
    September 3–November 7, 2010

    The 8th Gwangju Biennale, curated by Massimiliano Gioni, will include works by more than a hundred artists, realized between 1901 and 2010. Titled 10,000 Lives, the sprawling exhibition will be configured as a temporary museum, focusing on our global obsession with images — as portraits, avatars, effigies. The exhibition will reflect on inter-human interconnections and the sheer scale of modern image production and consumption.

    Art Basel
    Various venues
    June 16-20, 2010

    This year’s Art Basel will feature three hundred of the world’s leading galleries, as well as the customary special exhibitions and events, Art Basel conversations, spinoff fairs such as Liste and SCOPE, and all the Campari Bar you can handle.

    Bint al-Dunya at Amsterdam Noord
    September 5–December 5, 2010

    Mediamatic, Amsterdam, invites Cairene artists — including Osama Dawod and Ayman Ramadan — to relocate from their home base of Egypt to Bint al-Dunya, aka Amsterdam Noord, an impoverished yet spacious neighborhood in Holland, to make work in response to radically different urban conditions. Coordinated by Nat Muller.

    6th Media City Biennale
    September 7–November 17, 2010

    The 6th Media City Seoul Biennial will coincide with the Gwangju Biennale. The joint curatorial team of Fumihiko Sumitomo (Museum of Tokyo), Clara Kim (REDCAT), and Nicolaus Schafhausen (Witte de With) have selected a roster of works from media artists including Tarek Atoui, Yael Bartana, Walid Raad, Jimmie Durham, and more.

    Slavs and Tatars: Friendship of Nations: Polish Shi’ite Showbiz
    Calvert 22
    September 2010

    Bethnal Green’s recently opened space is devoted to the exhibition of Eastern European and Russian contemporary art. This exhibition is from the polemical collective Slavs and Tatars.

    New York
    New Photography 2010
    Museum of Modern Art
    September 29, 2010–January 10, 2011

    MoMA features four artists, Roe Ethridge, Elad Lassry, Alex Prager, and Amanda Ross-Ho, whose photographs draw from images in print media, television, and cinema.