david shrigley, 'exhibition of inflatable swan things', spritmuseum, stockholm, sweden

27 September 2018
Initiated by Andy Warhol in 1989, the Spritmuseum permanent collection consists of some 850 artworks by 550 artists from around the world. Every autumn, the museum hosts a solo show by one of the artists represented in the Absolut Art Collection. This year, the museum presents, the ‘Exhibition of Giant Inflatable Swan-things'. David Shrigley's first exhibition in Sweden, the show features the artist's characteristically humorous distortions of the everyday.

wayne gonzales in 'everything is connected: art and conspiracy', the met breuer, new york, USA

19 September 2018
For the last fifty years, artists have explored the hidden operations of power and the symbiotic suspicion between the government and its citizens that haunts Western democracies. 'Everything Is Connected: Art and Conspiracy' is the first major exhibition to tackle this perennially provocative topic. Featuring seventy works by thirty artists in media ranging from painting and sculpture to photography, video, and installation art, from 1969 to 2016, the exhibition presents an alternate archaeology of our times.

yinka shonibare MBE in 'the most real thing: contemporary textiles and sculpture' at new art centre, salisbury, UK

15 September 2018
'Adam and Eve' by Yinka Shonibare MBE will be shown as part of 'The Most Real Thing: Contemporary textiles and sculpture', at New Art Centre, in Salisbury. Bringing together a wide variety of artists, from Naum Gabo and Barbara Hepworth, to Ismini Samanidou and Barry Flanagan, this show examines the ongoing relationship between sculpture and textiles. Featuring a range of media, the exhibition includes three-dimensional objects, contemporary painting, costume and performance to fabric, craft and design.

'david shrigley: lose your mind’ travels to power station of art, shanghai, china

8 September 2018
David Shrigley's major British Council touring exhibition 'Lose Your Mind' opens in Shanghai having travelled from: Art Tower Mito, Tokyo, Japan; 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.

major solo exhibition of melvin edwards at museum of art sao paulo, brazil

24 August 2018
The exhibition of Melvin Edwards (b. 1937 in Houston, Texas) brings together works of his celebrated series Lynch Fragments, produced from the years 1960 to today. In these wall sculptures, the artist welds various metal objects, such as chains and tools, to deal with issues such as race, violence, work and slavery, specifically in the context of the African diaspora. This will be an important in-depth show of the artist, considered one of the leading references among active African-American artists.

kehinde wiley in ‘beyond borders: global africa’, at university of michigan museum of art, michigan, USA

11 August 2018
Featuring contemporary and historical artworks from UMMA's African art collection as well as private and public collections, ‘Beyond Borders: Global Africa' challenges the way we collect, research and display African art. Exploring topics from colonisation and migration to racism and African identity, the exhibition asks what it means to make ‘African' art and to be an ‘African' artist today. This exhibition includes Kehinde Wiley's, ‘On Top of the World' (2008).

ged quinn in 'heads roll' at graves gallery, sheffield, UK

11 August 2018
The image of the head or face is one of the most compelling in our visual language. 'Heads Roll', curated by the artist Paul Morrison, gathers the historical and contemporary to explore the subject through ideas of resemblance, abstraction, fiction and authenticity. Celebrated for paintings that transform traditional techniques through the lens of contemporary experience, Ged Quinn is a powerful contribution to this transhistorical exhibition, which features 'St Paul', 2014.

 

kendell geers in 'bric-à-brac – the jumble of growth’ at the national gallery, rome, italy

17 July 2018
Playing on the French expression 'bric-à-brac', this project focuses on the chaotic and conflictual growth of countries from emerging economies. In particular, the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and now also South Africa).

juan araujo in ‘an american city’ at front international: cleveland triennial for contemporary art, cleveland, ohio, USA

14 July 2018
Venezuelan artist Juan Araujo has work included in 'An American City' for the inaugural Cleveland Triennial which will examine the ever-changing and politically urgent conditions of an American city.

'the american library' by yinka shonibare MBE goes on display at front, cleveland triennial, ohio, USA

14 July 2018
Commissioned in partnership with Cleveland Public Library, 'The American Library' is a new installation featuring 6,000 books, each covered in wax printed batik textile. These are inscribed with names of immigrants with notable contributions to American culture. Alongside the exhibition are web-based documents featuring immigrants and stories uploaded by visitors.

kehinde wiley in 'michael jackson: on the wall’ at national portrait gallery, london, UK

28 June 2018
This landmark exhibition explores the influence of Michael Jackson on some of the leading names in contemporary art. The exhibition will include 'Equestrian Portrait of King Philip II (Michael Jackson)' by celebrated American painter Kehinde Wiley. This monumental oil on canvas portrait was commissioned by Michael Jackson in 2008 but he did not live to see the painting finished.

kendell geers in 'road to justice' at maxxi, rome, italy

22 June 2018

Addressing the wounds and the violence present in African society, 'Road to Justice' features nine artists who tackle the search for possible solutions. Amongst them, South African artist Kendell Geers is a powerful contribution to the exhibition.


‘david shrigley: laughterhouse’ at deste foundation project space, hydra, greece

19 June 2018
David Shrigley's new doucmentary 'Laughterhouse' is presented at Slaughterhouse, the Deste Foundation Project Space in Hydra, Greece. Animal slaughter and vegetarianism are spotlit in this film about goats whose cries sound like those of human beings. The contradiction between the comedy of the film and the history of the space is the motivation behind this artwork.

andreas eriksson in ‘double game’, works from the frac auvergne collection, at aurillac museum of art and archeology, aurillac, france

1 June 2018
'Double Jeu' (Double Game) presents a selection of works from the FRAC Auvergne Collection (Regional Fund of Contemporary Art), including work by Swedish artist Andreas Eriksson. The works go on display at Aurillac Museum of Art and Archeology in two large symmetrical rooms, reinforcing the notion of a "double game" through the exhibition's layout. The double game is also - and above all - that of the way we look at the works, that of the ambiguity of meaning always present when it comes to reading a work of art.

melvin edwards in 'on edge’ at aldrich contemporary art museum, ridgefield, connecticut, USA

20 May 2018
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum presents On Edge (The Domestic Plane), an exhibition that brings together seven contemporary artists whose work addresses the complex terrain of the table's edge. Revealing the edge as a site where boundaries are both reinforced and tested, and where safety and danger coexist, On Edge includes newly commissioned work by Melvin Edwards, amongst others.

'wind sculpture (sg) i' by yinka shonibare MBE commissioned for doris c. freedman plaza, central park, new york

7 March 2018
Public Art Fund presents 'Wind Sculpture (SG) I', a new sculpture by Yinka Shonibare MBE commissioned for Doris C. Freedman Plaza at the southeast entrance to Central Park. This is the first work in a second generation of his celebrated Wind Sculpture series.

david shrigley at sketch london

18 January 2018
Sketch in London launches a new installation of work by David Shrigley. Following his highly acclaimed presentation of drawings which first opened in 2014, this new iteration features over one hundred unique oil bar and acrylic works on paper.

Shrigley has also designed a limited edition set of ceramic tableware, manufactured by British heritage brand Caverswall. The tableware features Shrigley's distinctive mordant drawings and texts, with inspiration drawn from the...

melvin edwards in 'the long run' at the museum of modern art, new york

11 November 2017
'The Long Run' featuring a selection of Melvin Edwards 'Lynch Fragments' is currently on view at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, which chronicles the continued experimentation of artists long after their breakthrough moments.
11 November 2017 - 4 November 2018

The Long Run | MoMA