YINKA SHONIBARE MBE IN ‘ROCK THE KASBAH’ AT INSTITUT DES CULTURES D’ISLAM, PARIS

7 March 2017
The British punk band The Clash recorded Rock the Casbah in 1982, following the ban on listening to rock in Iran. This exhibition looks to recapture the spirit of fraternity and freedom expressed in the song by bringing together contemporary works from sub-Saharan Africa to Sout...

KENDELL GEERS IN 'PERSON OF THE CROWD: THE CONTEMPORARY ART OF FLÂNERIE’ AT THE BARNES FOUNDATION, PHILADELPHIA, USA

25 February 2017
'Person of the Crowd' features work by more than 50 international artists who have taken to the street to play detective, make fantastic maps, scavenge and shop for new materials, launch guerrilla campaigns, and make provocative spectacles of...

RIVANE NEUENSCHWANDER 'THE NAME OF FEAR’ AT MUSEU DE ARTE DO RIO, RIO DE JANEIRO

21 February 2017
Brazilian artist Rivane Neuenschwander's installation explores childhood fears, in a display of vibrant handmade capes that combines elements of drawing, textiles, design, performance and writing. In workshops developed at Escola do Olhar and at EAV / Parque Lage, children from ...

RIVANE NEUENSCHWANDER IN 'STARTING POINT (COPPEL COLLECTION)’ AT SALA DE ARTE SANTANDER, MADRID

21 February 2017
'Punto de Partida' at the Santander Art Gallery comprises a selection of works from the Isabel and Agustín Coppel Collection. The curators, Magnolia de la Garza and Patrick Charpenel, are influenced by the idea of fusion in order to display an interpretation of in...

'CLAIRE BARCLAY: YIELD POINT’ AT TRAMWAY, GLASGOW, SCOTLAND

10 February 2017
For her most ambitious exhibition in a public institution to date, renowned Glasgow based artist Claire Barclay has created a new body of large scale sculptures responding to the raw industrial aesthetic of Tramway. Her installation 'Yield Point' addresses relationships between the human body and th...

'KEHINDE WILEY: A NEW REPUBLIC’ TRAVELS TO TOLEDO MUSEUM, OHIO, USA

10 February 2017
Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic presents a stunning retrospective of the artist's prolific career through nearly 60 paintings and sculptures.

Kehinde Wiley's work raises questions about race, gender, and the politics of representation by portraying contemporary African American men and women u...

YINKA SHONIBARE MBE COMMISSION FOR YALE CENTER FOR BRITISH ART, CONNECTICUT, USA

2 February 2017
Enlightened Princesses will explore the story of three remarkable German princesses: Caroline of Ansbach, Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, and Charlotte of Mecklenberg-Strelitz, all of whom married into the British royal family in the eighteenth century.

The display will also feature a new...

RIVANE NEUENSCHWANDER IN ‘ENTANGLED: THREADS & MAKING’ AT TURNER CONTEMPORARY IN MARGATE, KENT

28 January 2017
Entangled: Threads & Making is a major exhibition of sculpture, installation, tapestry, textiles and jewellery from the early 20th century to the present day. It features over 40 international female artists from different generations and cultures who challenge es...

'ANDREAS ERIKSSON: WORK IN PROGRESS' AT SKISSERNAS MUSEUM (MUSEUM OF ARTISTIC PROCESS AND PUBLIC ART) IN LUND, SWEDEN

28 January 2017
Skissernas Museum presents new works made by Andreas Eriksson in relation to a major public commission for the main entrance of the New Karolinska Solna University Hospital.

The exhibition runs from 28 January until 13 August 2017.

Andreas Eriks...

MELVIN EDWARDS IN 'THIRD SPACE /SHIFTING CONVERSATIONS ABOUT CONTEMPORARY ART’ AT BIRMINGHAM MUSEUM OF ART, BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, USA

27 January 2017
Melvin Edwards has a work from his renowned Lynch Fragment series included in ‘Third Space', the first large-scale exhibition of contemporary art from The Birmingham Museum of Art's own collection. Third Space highlights more th...

'STUDY #16. WHAT IS LOVE, HUMA BHABHA’ AT 'STUDY #16. WHAT IS LOVE, HUMA BHABHA' AT DAVID ROBERTS ART FOUNDATION, LONDON

20 January 2017
Three sculptures by Huma Bhabha are the subject of DRAF's Study #16, the latest in a series of focused case-studies of works from the David Roberts Collection. Each presentation centres on a single work, displayed on its own in a gallery wi...

‘THOMAS HIRSCHHORN: PIXEL-COLLAGE’ AT KUNSTHAL AARHUS, AARHUS, DENMARK

20 January 2017
At Kunsthal Aarhus, Thomas Hirschhorn will present a new series of pixel-collages. Hirschhorn appropriates these images and enlarges them up to the scale of advertising billboards. In many of these, the horrific is left uncovered and only portions of the collage with fashion images are p...

HUMA BHABHA SHORTLISTED FOR THE FOURTH PLINTH COMMISSION ON TRAFALGAR SQUARE

19 January 2017
We are delighted to announce that Huma Bhabha has been shortlisted for the 2018 and 2020 prestigious Fourth Plinth commission in Trafalgar Square.

'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 Cent...

ROBERT BECK IN ‘A SLOW SUCCESSION WITH MANY INTERRUPTIONS’ AT SFMOMA, SAN FRANCISCO, USA

10 December 2016
A Slow Succession with Many Interruptions reflects on the ways that artists have responded to the conditions of the twenty-first century. Composed of works from the museum's collection made since 2000, the exhibition explores the prevailing correlations between the per...

JENNIFER RUBELL IN 'HIGH ANXIETY: NEW ACQUISITIONS' AT RUBELL FAMILY COLLECTION, MIAMI, USA

30 November 2016
'High Anxiety: New Acquisitions' presents selections of artworks from 32 artists acquired since 2014, many of whom explore polarising social and political concerns through a broad spectrum of contemporary artistic practices. In gauging the output and energies of these a...

KENDELL GEERS IN ‘WHY NOT ASK AGAIN’ AT POWER STATION OF ART, SHANGHAI, CHINA

11 November 2016
Kendell Geers is in the 11th Shanghai Biennale which this year is titled ‘Why Not Ask Again' and takes place at the Power Station of Art, the first state-run museum dedicated to contemporary art in mainland China.

First launched in 1996, the biennale has always taken Shanghai as ...

'ANNE TRUITT: INTERSECTIONS' AT BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART, BALTIMORE, USA

23 October 2016
Five sculptural towers of colour by the acclaimed artist Anne Truitt (1921-2004, American) are on view adjacent to the BMA's Asian and African art collections. This juxtaposition, as well as brief in-gallery essays by the BMA's curators of contemporary, Asian, and African art, invite visit...

MELVIN EDWARDS AND JIRO TAKAMATSU IN ‘POSTWAR: ART BETWEEN THE PACIFIC AND THE ATLANTIC 1945-1965’, HAUS DER KUNST, MUNICH, GERMANY

14 October 2016
Melvin Edwards and Jiro Takamatsu have work included in ‘Postwar: Art Between the Pacific and the Atlantic', an exhibition that examines the vibrant and turbulent postwar period, demonstrating how artists responded to the traum...

KENDELL GEERS IN ‘DÉPENSES’ AT LABANQUE, BÉTHUNE, FRANCE

8 October 2016
Curated by Léa Bismuth, 'Dépenses' is the first of three exhibitions to explore the work and thinking of the French intellectual George Bataille. In this exhibition eleven artists question the concept of "Expense" and respond in particular to a text titled ‘The Accursed Share' which was published in ...

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 p...

TOM FRIEDMAN'S 'LOOKING UP' INSTALLED ON CHICAGO'S LAKEFRONT

21 September 2016
The Chicago Park District in collaboration with Luhring Augustine, New York and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London install Tom Friedman's 'Looking Up' 2015 on Chicago's Lakefront.

Conceived in a majestic scale at 33.3 foot tall and intended to be situated in a landscape, the origins for this work lie ...

DAVID SHRIGLEY ‘MEMORIAL’ INSTALLED ON THE DORIS C. FREEDMAN PLAZA IN CENTRAL PARK, NEW YORK

8 September 2016
From 8 September New Yorkers will be able to enjoy a new, large-scale public artwork by British artist David Shrigley.

Shrigley is an artist best known for his hilarious - and multidisciplinary - riffs on everyday thoughts and occurrences, and so, in his typical wh...

YINKA SHONIBARE MBE MAJOR COMMISSION FOR ROYAL ACADEMY, LONDON

1 May 2016
Yinka Shonibare MBE has designed the hoarding to be displayed on the front of the Royal Academy on Burlington Gardens while it undergoes restoration in preparation for the Royal Academy's 250th anniversary in 2018. Titled 'RA Family Album, the display brings together over 160 images that span the Royal A...

'RIVANE NEUENSCHWANDER: SECONDARY STORIES’ AT LINDA PACE FOUNDATION, TEXAS, USA

30 April 2016
The Linda Pace Foundation presents the Texas debut of Secondary Stories, a room-sized installation by Brazilian artist Rivane Neuenschwander. Neuenschwander has become widely regarded for her often ephemeral work that explores narratives about language, nature, social interactions a...