huma bhabha in 'like honey from a weed' at cass sculpture foundation, sussex, UK

26 November 2017
'The Orientalist', 2007, by Huma Bhabha is in 'Like Honey from a Weed' at Cass Sculpture Foundation, alongside work by three other important artists.

wayne gonzales and rivane neuenschwander in prospect 4 triennial, new orleans, USA

18 November 2017
Wayne Gonzales and Rivane Neuenschwander are in Prospect.4, the New Orleans triennial of contemporary art.

claire barclay in 'women to watch: heavy metal' by UK friends of nmwa at phillips, london, UK

14 November 2017
Claire Barclay is in 'Women to Watch UK: Metal', alongside Sara Barker, Rana Begum and Alison Wilding in an exhibition which explores the diverse approaches to the physical properties and expressive possibilities of metal by women artists working today. It will include Barclay's site-specific installation ‘Untitled', 2005.

juan araujo special commission for anozero: biennial of coimbra, portugal

11 November 2017
A new series of paintings by Juan Araujo titled 'Taxidermy of representation and other stories about Jorge Molder' have been specially conceived for the second edition of the Coimbra Biennial. The works are created from reproductions of photographs in books about the renowned Portuguese writer and photographer Jorge Molder.

melvin edwards | festivals, funerals, and new life at bell gallery, brown university, rhode island

11 November 2017
New and recent work by African-American sculptor Melvin Edwards is on display at David Winton Bell Gallery at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. The presentation reflects the artist's engagement with histories of race, labour, violence, and African Diaspora.

kehinde wiley to paint official portrait of president barack obama

18 October 2017
Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to announce that Kehinde Wiley has been chosen by former President Barack Obama to paint his official portrait for the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery. The portrait will be unveiled at the museum in early 2018 and will be added to the Portrait Gallery's permanent collection.

premiere of 'narrenschiff' at the british film institute on london's southbank

18 October 2017
Kehinde Wiley's new film 'Narrenschiff' will premiere at the British Film Institute on London's Southbank on Wednesday 22 November, 8:35pm

The film will be installed for the duration of the artist's second exhibition at Stephen Friedman Gallery from 24 November 2017 - 27 January.

'david shrigley: lose your mind' travels to art tower mito, tokyo, japan

14 October 2017
David Shrigley's major British Council touring exhibition 'Lose Your Mind' opens in Tokyo having travelled from: Centre For Contemporary Art in Christchurch, New Zealand; Storage by Hyundai Card in Seoul, Korea; The Museum of Contemporary Art in Santiago, Chile; and the Instituto-Cultural-Cabañas in Guadalajara, Mexico where it originally opened in November 2015.

kendell geers in ‘how to say it the way it is!’ at rua red gallery, dublin, ireland

7 October 2017
‘How to say it the way it is!' provides an alternative narrative to the current political status quo - one of defiance, resistance and disorder - from some of the most influential socially and politically engaged contemporary artists.

kendell geers in ‘oh good days!’ at biennale 9, ottignies-louvain-la-neve, belgium

6 October 2017
International and Belgian artists share their unique visions of the contemporary world for the ironically titled ‘Oh good days!', Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve's ninth contemporary art biennial.

melvin edwards in 'solidary & solitary' at ogden museum of southern art in new orleans, louisiana, USA

30 September 2017
'Solidary & Solitary', from the Joyner/Giuffrida collection, tells the history of art by African-American artists from the 1940s to the present moment.

rivane neuenschwander at the 14th  biennale de lyon, france

20 September 2017
'Floating Worlds' is the second chapter of a trilogy around the word "modern". It was with this word that Thierry Raspail, Artistic Director of the Biennale de Lyon, invited Emma Lavigne, director of the Center Pompidou-Metz, to curate the 14th edition.

tom friedman's 'looking up' installed outside st. louis science center and planetarium, missouri, USA

20 September 2017
Tom Friedman's dazzling 33 feet-tall stainless steel figure 'Looking Up' goes on permanent display outside the Science Center and Planetarium in St. Louis, the city where the artist originates from.

rivane neuenschwander in 'how to read el plato pascual' at mak - the schindler house, los angeles, USA

9 September 2017
'How to Read El Pato Pascual: Disney's Latin America and Latin America's Disney' is an exhibition of over 150 works by 48 Latin American artists who investigate and challenge nearly one hundred years of cultural influence between Latin America and Disney.

rivane neuenschwander in 'past/future/present' at phoenix art museum, arizona, USA

1 September 2017
'Past/Future/Present: Contemporary Brazilian Art from the Museum of Modern Art, São Paulo' presents a panorama of the most innovative art produced in Brazil from the 1990s to the 2010s.

This exhibition is a singular opportunity for American audiences to experience an in-depth look at the practice of Brazilian artists now recognised as the pioneers of their generation. The diversity of their proposals illustrates tha...

yinka shonibare MBE in ‘colonial stories’ at gl holtegaard, holte, denmark

25 August 2017
This exhibition marks the centenary of the end of the Danish colonies in the West Indies, exploring the history through artworks, cultural artefacts, and contemporary art from Denmark and abroad. It will include ‘Little Rich Girls' and ‘Earth' by Yinka Shonibare MBE.

robert beck in 'range: experiments in new york, 1961-2007' at the met, new york, USA

18 August 2017
'Range: Experiments in New York, 1961-2007' takes its title from a series of drawings by Donald Moffett made in collaboration with Robert Beck. The exhibition is centred around the intergenerational artistic milieu that Moffett became part of when he arrived in New York in the late 1970s.

yinka shonibare MBE in ‘a masked ball, 18th century and contemporary art’ at chateau de nyon, switzerland

9 June 2017
Yinka Shonibare MBE's film ‘Un Ballo in Maschera (A Masked Ball)', 2004, goes on display at Chateau de Nyon in an exhibition featuring artists who take the 18th century as a central theme in their work.

‘Un Ballo in Maschera' was Shonibare's first film and is based on an opera of the same name by Guiseppe Verdi which looked at the life and assassination in 1792 of Sweden's King Gustav III. The ...

yinka shonibare MBE in 'diaspora pavilion' at the 57th venice biennale

13 May 2017
Yinka Shonibare MBE has mentored an emerging artist as part of Diaspora Pavilion, presented by International Curators Forum and University of the Arts London. 'The British Library' (detail pictured) will be installed on the first floor of Palazzo Pisani Santa Marina when their work is shown together.

dia foundation exhibit acquisition of six major works by anne truitt, dia: beacon, new york, USA

5 May 2017
Six major works by Anne Truitt acquired by DIA Art Foundation will go on long-term view from May 2017. The five sculptures and one painting belonged to the estate of the artist, who died in 2004, and have been selected to show together in a grouping that represents significant developments in Truitt's work between 1962 and 1974.

robert buck in the margaret m. walter wing of columbus museum of art, ohio

20 April 2017
'iPainting (98099914)' by Robert Buck is now on view in the New Acquisitions gallery in the Margaret M. Walter Wing of The Columbus Museum of Art. The painting goes on display following the acquisition earlier this year.

'jim hodges: with liberty and justice for all (a work in progress)', at contemporary austin, texas, USA

17 December 2016
Jim Hodges' 'With Liberty and Justice for All (A Work in Progress)', 2014, consists of the title's words "With Liberty and Justice for All" spelled out in seven-foot-tall letters spanning two sides of The Contemporary Austin's Moody Rooftop at the Jones Center. The letters' iridescent, mirrored surfaces oscillate between blues, purples, oranges, and pinks, reflecting the environment around them....

david shrigley’s fourth plinth commission ‘really good’ unveiled on trafalgar square, london

29 September 2016
Stephen Friedman Gallery is delighted to announce the unveiling of ‘Really Good', David Shrigley's winning commission for the Fourth Plinth. The unveiling will take place on Trafalgar Square on Thursday 29 September 2016.

Commissioned by the Mayor of London as part of the Fourth Plinth Programme, 'Really Good' is the eleventh sculpture to stand on Trafalgar Square's celebrated plinth, and will be th...