talisman in the age of difference

5 June 2018 - 21 July 2018
Curated by pioneering British artist Yinka Shonibare MBE, 'Talisman in the Age of Difference' is a journey of encounters that explores ideas of magic and subversive beauty in work by artists of African origin and across the diaspora and artists who empathise with the spirit of African resistance and representation. Presenting an eclectic and surprising range of works, the exhibition includes painting, sculpture, drawing and other objects from the early twentieth century to the present day.

Like Shonibare, all of these artists value art as a talisman: a vehicle for change. At the heart of the exhibition, Shonibare is asking, 'Can political art truly convey the power of its subject? Can art that is unconventionally beautiful be a form of resistance? 'Talisman in the Age of Difference' seeks to answer these questions.


andreas eriksson: kria

28 April 2018 - 26 May 2018
Stephen Friedman Gallery is delighted to present Swedish artist Andreas Eriksson's third solo exhibition at the gallery: ‘Kria'. Living and working in Lidköping, Sweden, he is known for the unique way he examines nature and the history of painting to illustrate the quiet beauty that underscores everyday life.

Meaning ‘school assignment' in Swedish, ‘Kria' features new paintings and explores the themes of repetition, the act of looking and the passing of time.

manuel espinosa

23 March 2018 - 21 April 2018
Stephen Friedman Gallery is delighted to present Manuel Espinosa's second exhibition in London. Espinosa (1912-2006) was one of Argentina's most important post-war abstract painters. This is his first survey exhibition in Europe and it features paintings and works on paper dating from the 1950s to the 1980s.

ilona keserü

23 March 2018 - 21 April 2018
Stephen Friedman Gallery is delighted to present Hungarian artist Ilona Keserü's first solo exhibition in London. Following her inclusion in our Frieze Masters presentation in October 2017, this exhibition includes drawings, objects and paintings from the 1960s to the early 1980s.

tonico lemos auad

9 February 2018 - 10 March 2018
Stephen Friedman Gallery is proud to present Brazilian artist Tonico Lemos
Auad's third solo exhibition at the gallery. The artist continues his long-standing
exploration of traditional craft by investigating themes of architecture, landscape
and human interaction. Through everyday materials such as linen, wool, stone
and wood, the viewer is treated to a series of new textile reliefs, sculptures and
site-specific installations.