2009年4月17日至5月3日，北京今日美術館舉辦名為”Fat Art”的藝術展。命名為“Fat Art”，意指藝術在不斷吸收周圍的各種元素，表達更寬泛的概念。“目耳計劃(Music to My Eyes)”是2009年第一屆Fat Art藝術展的主題，是音樂人跟藝術家的一次合作。劉野、顏磊、徐若濤的作品，演繹成音樂作品；王波的漫畫，變成立體發聲作品，還有多項大型跨界戶外藝術活動，證明藝術與主流青年文化並非不可融合。
The Quick and the Dead @ Walker Art Center
“Throughout history, art has offered us ways of thinking about things beyond the here and now. We expect to see objects when we visit museums, and yet this show allows us to consider things beyond what we can see. It’s very much about all that is “more than meets the eye.” – Peter Eleey, the Curator. Bringing together 90 works by international artists in a wide range of media, the exhibition explores our desire for experiences that transcend those we have every day.
Altermodern: Tate Triennial 2009
Altermodern, the fourth Tate Triennial, will present itself as a collective discussion around the hypothesis of the end of postmodernism, and the emergence of a global altermodernity. This year's Triennial has been conceived by Nicolas Bourriaud who co-founded the influential contemporary gallery Palais de Tokyo in Paris.
Echigo Tsumari Triennial 2009
The Echigo-Tsumari Triennial is unique among the many biennials and triennials in the art world, held every three years in the Echigo-Tsumari region, encompassing Tokamachi City and Tsunan Town in Niigata Prefecture. For the fourth Triennial, 150 artists from 26 countries will create site-specific works in collaboration with local residents, urban supporters, young students and the elderly.
Annette Messager: The Messengers
Presented by the Hayward, the exhibition, Annette Messager: The Messengers, traces the development of Messager's work over the last four decades. This is the first major UK retrospective of Annette Messager, widely regarded as one of Europe's most important artists.
The Third Mind Live @ Guggenheim Museum
A series bringing world-renowned practitioners in the fields of music, performance art, dance and theater to the museum. An exhibition explores an alternative lineage of creative culture that illuminates the dynamic and complex impact of Asia on American art.
Rotterdam Dialogues: the Curators Symposia
The symposia explore the roles of three of the central protagonists of the contemporary art world: the critic, the curator and the artist.
原籍保加利亞的Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev被文件展委員會選為2012年《文件展13》的藝術總監，且看這位現任意大利都靈Castello di Rivoli當代藝術館館長、當代藝術作家，2008年悉尼雙年展的藝術總監及前P.S.1策展人，如何為下屆文件展帶來新藝術視野。
Acropolis Museum in Athens, Greece
The new Acropolis Museum in Athens will house many of the relics of one of the world’s most fascinating archeological and historic sites.
Turner Prize 2009
Won this year by Mark Leckey - video artist. See announcement of prize by musician Nick Cave and read a recent article about Leckey's work in 'The Guardian' newspaper.
Announcement can be seen at (cut & paste this URL): http://hk.youtube.com/watch?v=lEw4fbyh_to