paul mcdevitt in 'zeichen und wunder' at kunsthaus nuremberg, germany

22 December 2012
Paul McDevitt is to feature in the group exhibition 'Zeichen und Wunder' (Signs and Wonders) at the Kunsthaus Nuremberg.

The exhibition also features works by Caroline Bayer (Berlin), Matthias lame (Dusseldorf) and Anne Sterzenbach (Nuremberg).

The exhibition runs from 13 December 2012 to 10 February 2012.
The opening is on Wednesday 12 December at 8pm.

Kunsthaus
Königstraße 93
90402 Nuremberg
Germany

Official website


tom friedman and paul mcdevitt in 'about stupidity' at petach tikva museum of art, israel

13 December 2012
Gallery artists Tom Friedman and Paul McDevitt are both featuring in the group show 'About Stupidity' at the Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Israel.

Albert Einstein once said: "Only two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former." This exhibition might be a testimonial to his insight: stupidity has such an evasive character that to illuminate or define it with visual ...

thomas hirschhorn's installation 'flugplatz welt/world airport' exhibits at mudam, luxembourg

12 December 2012

Thomas Hirschhorn's installation 'Flugplatz Welt / World Airport,'which occupies a whole room of the Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg, dates from 1999 and was originally produced for the Venice Biennale. 'Flugplatz Welt / World Airport' deals with the question, so determinant today, of globalization and its collateral, often paradoxical effects: "Macro-isolation, selfisolation, and particula...

ged quinn solo project at bass museum of art, miami

6 December 2012
This December, the Bass Museum of Art in Miami shifts away from the curated group show to make room for six individual solo artist projects. On 5 December 2012, the Bass Museum of Art presents six international contemporary artists: gallery artist Ged Quinn (UK) plus Eija-Liisa Ahtila (Finland), Barry X Ball (USA), Walead Beshty (UK), Hans-Peter Feldmann (Germany) and Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook (Thailand). In 2009, The Bass Museum of Art embarked on ...

yoshitomo nara in group exhibition 'alone together' at the rubell family collection, miami

5 December 2012
Stephen Friedman gallery is pleased to announce that gallery artist Yoshitomo Nara will be part of a group show ‘Alone Together' at the Rubell Family Collection in Miami. The exhibition explores a paradox: artists often work in isolation in their studios, but they are almost always seen and defined in relation to a greater whole. Whether it is called a movement, a moment, a school, a group, or an -ism, this g...

stephan balkenhol and thomas hirschhorn in 'lost in la' at los angeles municipal art gallery

1 December 2012
LOST (in LA) is an exhibition and an innovative dialogue between LA artists and French artists, featuring Stephan Balkenhol and Thomas Hirschhorn. It reproduces the quintessential Los Angeles experience of being lost in the heart of this metropolis. Layers of time and space appear to be interlaced together atop a hill hidden in the middle of the city.

LOST - one of the influential TV series of this decade -...

huma bhabha solo exhibition 'unnatural histories' at moma ps1, new york

18 November 2012
Huma Bhabha is known for her engagement with the human figure and for her use of found materials, working primarily in sculpture. Often tending towards the grotesque, Bhabha's sculptural works and photo-based drawings feature bodies that appear dissected and dismembered, but one can likewise view them as monuments to human life reclaimed from the detritus of a post-apocalyptic landscape. Incorporating materials like Styrofoam,...

yinka shonibare, MBE in 'revealed: government art collection' at birmingham museum, UK

17 November 2012
'Revealed' brings together a diverse selection of nearly 200 works of art, ranging from the historical to the contemporary, which form part of the Government Art Collection.
The exhibition will be the first time that these outstanding works, usually displayed in British Government buildings across the world, have been brought together. Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery has been chosen as the first venue outside Lon...

yinka shonibare, MBE and kendell geers in 'the progress of love', a three-part transatlantic exhibition at the menil collection, the pulitzer foundation and cca, lagos

16 November 2012
In an unprecedented collaboration, arts institutions in three cities and on two continents will join together to explore the changing modes and meanings of love in today's global society, as seen by more than two dozen contemporary artists from Africa and a select few of their counterparts from Europe and America.

From October 2012 ...

stephan balkenhol in 'art is beautiful but hard work too' at kunstbau, munich

9 November 2012
In early May 2013 the Lenbachhaus in Munich will reopen after a major renovation and expansion. The aim of this last show before the reopening is both to prepare for the presentation of their collection in the Lenbachhaus and to critically assess the work of a museum in general, particularly scholarly research and the conservation and restoration of the collection. The Kunstbau will become a laboratory where artworks are ...

tom friedman in 'rip it up and start again' at frac languedoc-roussillon, montpellier

9 November 2012
Tom Friedman's 'Demon Baby' (2009) is in the group exhibition 'Rip It Up and Start Again' at Fonds Régional D'art Contemporain Languedoc-Roussillon, Montepellier, France, part of the three-part exhibition 'L'Ane Musicien'.

The exhibition also features Christine Borland, Robert Filliou, Tom Friedman, Gérard Gasiorowski, Le Gentil Garçon, Fabrice Hyber, Abraham Pointcheval, Joe Scanlan, Walter Swennen, Lawrence Wein...

yinka shonibare, MBE 'addio del passato' at scad museum of art, georgia, USA

27 October 2012
The SCAD Museum of Art presents "Addio del Passato," an exhibition of new works by artist Yinka Shonibare MBE. The exhibition will feature photographs from Shonibare's allegorical "Fake Death Pictures" series, sculptures, and the film "Addio Del Passato" ("So Closes My Sad Story") that collectively explore themes of desire, love, repression and power. These works weave together conceptual impressions of colonialism using a...

tom friedman in 'now here is also nowhere: part 1' at henry art gallery, seattle

27 October 2012
'Now Here is also Nowhere', featuring gallery artist Tom Friedman' is a two-part meditation, an attempt to offer a non-linear account of how-in making artworks about ideas and intangible concepts- artists continually question and destabilize the nature of the art object.

This multi-generational exhibition includes works that examine the physicality of the body, both in its relation to the construction of form, and as a...

david shrigley in 'moral holiday' at northern gallery for contemporary art, sunderland

26 October 2012
'Moral Holiday' presents the work of two generations of artists who have created works largely in lens-based media from still photographs to film or video. All stage what might be called 'thought experiments' that query the existing moral order, and dramatise ethical quandaries by inverting social norms or expectations. The exhibition brings together seminal works by radical artists who came to prominence in the ...

andreas eriksson in 'dehors la flore est l'orage' centre culturel valery-larbaud, vichy, france

20 October 2012
Gallery artist Andreas Eriksson is in the group show 'Dehors la flore est l'orage' at Centre Culturel Valery-Larbaud in Vichy, France.

Other artists exhibiting include Jean-Charles Eustache, Paul Graham, Denis Laget, Eugène Leroy, Jean-Luc Mylayne, Adrian Paci, Anne-Laure Sacriste, Camille Saint-Jacques, Xavier Zimmermann.

The exhibition runs from 20 October 2012 to 2 December 2012.

Official website

david shrigley solo exhibition at bradford 1 gallery

19 October 2012
An exhibition of drawings, and a series of monoprints previously unseen in a public gallery, by the artist David Shrigley.

Described by one writer as an ‘artistic comedy mind at odds with the machinations of accepted convention' David Shrigley is known for his instantly recognisable crude drawing style and his often humorous, frequently satirical observations.

Immensely popular, Shrigley has had many books of his work published and recently had a...

rivane neuenschwander in '10 year anniversary of the projet pour l’art contemporain (pac)' at centre pompidou

17 October 2012
From 17 October 2012 to 1 May 2013, the Société des Amis du Musée d'Art Moderne will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the PAC - Projet pour l'art contemporain - initiated in 2002 by Alfred Pacquement and François Trèves. As a unique project, the PAC gathers around sixty friends of the MNAM who generously donate to the museum, so that it can, every year, buy from 5 to 10 works by emerging...

yinka shonibare, MBE in 'the desire for freedom. art in europe since 1945' at deutsches historisches museum, berlin

17 October 2012
An exhibition devoted to Art in Europe since 1945 needs to identify some common roots and unifying ideas. The ideological boundaries that were erected during the Cold War now look completely anachronistic. Instead, we can see more clearly than ever before that the values and ideals of society were, and are, firmly anchored in the Enlightenment, even if they were, and are, interpreted ...

yoshitomo nara in 'future pass world exhibition' at today art museum, beijing

12 October 2012
Gallery artist Yoshitomo Nara features in 'Future Pass World Exhibition', now open at the Today Art Museum in Beijiing.

Sponsored by J.P. Morgan, the exhibition showcases original artworks from more than 160 leading Asian artists, including Yayoi Kusama, Fang Lijun and Xu Bing in addition to Nara, and is the last stop of Future Pass World's global tour.

The selected artworks cover a wide range of material, including oil p...

new ged quinn catalogue published for his frieze london solo presentation

11 October 2012
Stephen Friedman Gallery is delighted to announce the publication of a catalogue of new work by Ged Quinn on the occasion of his solo presentation 'Ghosts and Benedictions' at Frieze London Fully illustrated and with an indepth essay on the artist, the catalogue is now available to purchase at Stephen Friedman Gallery and from our both at Frieze London (the fair ends on 14 October 2012).

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david shrigley 'how are you feeling' at the cornerhouse, manchester

6 October 2012
The Cornerhouse is presenting a major exhibition of new and recent work by acclaimed artist David Shrigley.

HOW ARE YOU FEELING? features a range of drawings, paintings, sculpture and never-seen-before live performance. Taking you on a skewed, cathartic journey through the clever, amusing and raw world of David Shrigley, this extraordinary exhibition offers an unequalled, live and interactive experience.

‘How Are You Feeling?' is a ...

anne truitt in 'the geometric unconscious' at the sheldon museum of art, nebraska

5 October 2012
This exhibition, featuring gallery artist Anne Truitt, showcases the broad scope of geometric abstraction artwork in Sheldon's collection. The works in The Geometric Unconscious span a period of more than 100 years and prompted a rethinking of geometric abstraction with a special interest in the unconscious that feeds this kind of modern art.

Support for The Geometric Unconscious: A Century of Abstraction was provided ...

catherine opie 'twelve miles to the horizon' at the long beach museum of art

5 October 2012
Catherine Opie has long been fascinated by the natural as well as the man made environment. While she is best known for her self portraits and photographs of the gay community, images of her physical surroundings have always been an integral part of her practice. She has described her work as being "always about my surroundings and the way I wander the world."

In the summer of 2009, Opie received a commission from Hanjin Sh...

ged quinn in 'beyond reality: british painting today' at galerie rudolfinum

4 October 2012
Under the title 'Beyond Reality, British Painting Today', the Galerie Rudolfinum in Prague is organising a large representative overview of contemporary British art. The exhibition will present the works of the twelve important artists of the younger and middle generations currently active in Great Britain.

The exhibition will premiere in Prague and will run from 4 October to 30 December 2012 at Galerie Rudolfinum. A catalog...

huma bhabha in 'oppenheimer@20' at nerman museum of contemporary art, kansas city

29 September 2012
Gallery artist Huma Bhabha's work 'Untitled' 2005, currently features in 'Oppenheimer@20', the 20th anniversary celebration of the Nerman Museum's Oppenheimer Collection, at the Nerman Museum in Kansas City.

The Oppenheimers, former residents of the Kansas City area who now live in Los Angeles, have contributed more than $2.5 million for the purchase of contemporary art by emerging and established, national and inte...

huma bhabha in peekskill project v

29 September 2012
Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art (HVCCA) is presenting the fifth installment of Peekskill Project: a citywide art festival devoted to bringing cutting edge contemporary art out of the museum and into the community. Using the city as a stage, Peekskill Project activates the urban environment and its inhabitants through site-specific art exhibitions, performances and screenings sited in multiple venues throughout Peekskill.

Peekskill Project V is a depart...

jim hodges in 'shock of the news' at the national gallery of art, washington d.c.

23 September 2012
In 1909 F. T. Marinetti's futurist manifesto appeared on the front page of Le Figaro, and less than four years later Pablo Picasso incorporated a fragment of real newspaper into a work of art. The modern mass-media newspaper had colonized fine art. The exhibition at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. examines the many manifestations of the "newspaper phenomenon" from 1909 to 2009, a century during which ...

yoshitomo nara solo exhibition at towada art center, japan

22 September 2012
The Towada Art Center is currently holding a solo exhibition by gallery artist Yoshitomo Nara. In his work, Nara depicts children with defiant attitudes or anxious eyes and animals that look both lonely and humorous. This new exhibition in the artists' hometown, 'The Little Little House in the Blue Woods', contains early and recent paintings, drawings and three-dimensional works.

The exhibition continues until 14 January 2013.

Official we...

thomas hirschhorn in 'thresholds' at tate liverpool, part of liverpool biennial 2012

15 September 2012
Gallery artist Thomas Hirschhorn is featured in 'Thresholds' at Tate Liverpool, a group show displaying work from the Tate Collection. The exhibition explores powerful themes including British identity, migration and global effects of regional conflicts.

Also featured are Hurvin Anderson, Keith Arnatt, Kadar Attia, Yael Bartana, Sophie Calle, Pak Sheung Chuen, Layla Curtis, Eugenio Dittborn, Jimmie Durham, Peter ...

thomas hirschhorn at dia art foundation, new york

15 September 2012
Dia Art Foundation will present a new work by Thomas Hirschhorn, Timeline: Work in Public Space, from 15 September to 3 November 2012 at 541 West 22nd Street, New York, the site of the future Dia:Chelsea project space.

Timeline, a large-scale collage of images, written statements, and text excerpts, chronicles the artist's interventions at urban and rural sites. It will be presented in anticipation of Hirschhorn's Gramsci Monument, the fourth and ...

yoshitomo nara in 'son et lumiere, et sagesse profonde' at 21st century museum of contemporary art, kanazawa, japan

15 September 2012
Gallery artist Yoshitomo Nara features in "Son et Lumière, et sagesse profonde" (Sound and light, and wisdom) at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan. On the face of it, it seems that modern civil society has secured freedom and material abundance through economic development, science and technology. In our information-oriented society, speed, comfort, and co...

catherine opie in 'self-portrait' at the louisiana museum of modern art

14 September 2012
Louisiana's big Autumn exhibition 'Self-Portrait' focuses on the self-portrait as a genre through-out the 20th and 21st century, as shown by 150 works by 64 international artists from early modernism till today, including gallery artist Catherine Opie. How does one represent oneself? And what are the connections between self-portraiture and self-representation? Can a self-portrait be an objective, neutral representation, or ...

beatriz milhazes solo exhibition at malba, buenos aires

14 September 2012
In September, Malba will present the first solo exhibition in Buenos Aires of gallery artist Beatriz Milhazes - 'Luxury, Calm, and Voluptuousness'. Curator Paulo Herkenhoff will offer a selection of 70 recent works, as well as some pieces from the 1990s that serve to anchor her more recent production.

The exhibition includes large-format paintings, silk screens, graphic works and designs on paper, vinyl, and other materials, from private col...

yinka shonibare, MBE in group show 'happening to be' at ual

10 September 2012
Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to announce that the University of the Arts London (UAL) will launch the first exhibition by black alumni. Entitled ‘Happening to Be' this is the first ever exhibition showcasing the work of five distinguished artists, designers, and directors who ‘happen to be' black.
The exhibition aims to inspire students, staff and the general public by celebrating the artistic achievements of some of the Universit...

mamma andersson in '150 years of swedish art' at the hillstrom museum

10 September 2012
'150 Years of Swedish Art: Highlights from the Swedish National Collections in Stockholm (Moderna Museet and Nationalmuseum)' will be on view at the Hillstrom Museum of Art at Gustavus Adolphus College from Monday 10 September to Sunday 2 December. There will be a reception during the College's Nobel Conference, on Tuesday 2 October from 6 to 8pm. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

150 Years of Swedis...

'broadway billboard: catherine opie' at socrates sculpture park, new york

9 September 2012
Untitled (Stump Fire #4), an 11' x 28' image by gallery artist Catherine Opie, is the newest installment of the Socrates Sculpture Park's ongoing Broadway Billboard series.

Opie has created a mise-en-scene of epic scope, drama, and mystery. Nature and artifice, light and darkness are just some of the contradictory elements of Opie's image that create an ominous tableau for us to contemplate. Neither a warm hearth, nor regene...

wayne gonzales solo exhibition presented by scad exhibitions department

7 September 2012
The Savannah College of Art & Design exhibitions department presents a solo exhibition by Wayne Gonzales, with several "crowd" and "light" paintings for which the artist is acclaimed. Drawing from photographic sources, Gonzales explores the languages and histories of both digital media and painting.

With a keen ability to abstract and reinterpret found imagery, he calls into question the ways in which we receive and consider v...

andreas eriksson in the thirtieth bienal de sao paulo, brazil

7 September 2012
The Thirtieth Bienal de São Paulo will take place from 7th September to 9th December 2012 featuring gallery artist Andreas Eriksson.

Curated by Luis Pérez-Oramas (chief curator), André Severo and Tobi Maier (associated curators) and Isabella Villanueva (curator assistant), under the title The Imminence of Poetics, the Thirtieth Bienal de São Paulo takes its curatorial coordinates from the multiplicity, trans-nationality, recurrence and ...

kendell geers curates exhibition as part of 'newtopia' in mechelen, belgium

1 September 2012
Newtopia, curated by Katerina Gregos, builds on the long relationship between art and human rights and aims to explore the numerous aspects associated with the issue.
Newtopia will take place in various cultural institutions and the urban context of the historic Flemish city of Mechelen - a city whose roots go back to the humanistic tradition of Erasmus and Thomas Moore thus providing an apt context for the exhibition.

Ther...

yinka shonibare, MBE curating 'deloitte ignite 2012' at the royal opera house, london

31 August 2012
This year's Deloitte Ignite at Royal Opera House. is curated by critically acclaimed artist, Yinka Shonibare, MBE, celebrated for works including Nelson's Ship in a Bottle, which he made for the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square, and a new commission for the Royal Opera House building. His vision for Deloitte Ignite 2012, Africa Weekend, is a celebration of traditional African and avant-garde arts and culture, expr...

david shrigley inside ron arad's '720 degrees' at the israel museum

16 August 2012
Films by gallery artist David Shrigley will be shown in '720 Degrees', the stunning and much-talked about installation by designer, artist, and architect Ron Arad, installed for three weeks in the Israel Museum‘s Art Garden, side-by-side with works by Pablo Picasso, Henry Moore, and Micha Ullman.

An installation of monumental proportions, '720 Degrees' is composed of 5,600 silicon rods suspended from a height of 8 meters to form a p...

david shrigley in 'doug fishbone and friends adventureland golf' at grundy art gallery, blackpool

11 August 2012
What better place for a crazy golf course than the seaside? In this year of record breaking rainfall, what better place to play than indoors? And in this year of great British sport, when better to play!

Grundy Art Gallery has teamed up with London-based American artist Doug Fishbone and the Nova Festival of Arts and Music to host 'Doug Fishbone and Friends Adventureland Golf' for this summer and autumn...

tonico lemos auad in 'beyond the avant-garde', the 11th brazilian naif art biennial, at sesc piracicaba, sao paulo

9 August 2012
'Beyond the Avant-Garde' takes place in the ambit of the 11th Brazilian Naïf Art Biennial. Bringing together 10 contemporary artists from Latin-America whose pieces will be infiltrating the works selected by the Biennial jury, the exhibition intends to provoke the friction between these two distinct artistic categories, which are not usually shown together in the same context. At the sam...

rivane neuenschwander in 'the politics of place: latin american photography, past at present' at phoenix art museum

4 August 2012
Rivane Neuenschwander is featured in 'The Politics of Place: Latin American Photography, Past & Present' at Phoenix Art Museum.

Throughout the 20th century and into the 21st, artists from Latin America have embraced photography as a means of capturing their surroundings, documenting episodes of social injustice and political upheaval, and constructing images of national identity. This e...

yoshitomo nara and ged quinn in 'uberall und nirgends' at villa jauss, obersdorf, germany

23 July 2012
Gallery artists Yoshitomo Nara and Ged Quinn feature in the current exhibition at Villa Jauss, Obersdorf 'überall und nirgends'(everywhere and nowhere), work from the Reydan Weiss collection>

The exhibition also contains works by Antonio Ballester Moreno, GL Brierley, Jonas Burgert, Bertozzi e Casoni, Kaucylia Brooke, Jonas Burgert, Patrick van Caeckenberg, Ouyang Chun, Marcel Dzama, Famed, Charles Fréger, Liu Fei...

david shrigley in 'what are you like?' at the holburne museum, bath

21 July 2012
Based on a Victorian parlour game, the exhibition invited 45 people in the public eye to create a self-revealing artwork by illustrating 8 of their favourite things from a list of 12: their favourite animal, book, item of clothing, comfort, food, pastime, place, possession, music, shoes, weather or pet aversion (the thing they love to hate!) The result is a delightfully idiosyncratic exhibition, organised by the House of Illustration,...

yinka shonibare, MBE 'imagined as the truth' at the san diego museum of art

16 July 2012
The San Diego Museum of Art is presently a solo exhibition of work by Yinka Shonibare, MBE 'Imagined as the Truth'.

The power and whimsy inherent in Yinka Shonibare's work from the past two decades are as nuanced as the complex topics he investigates - namely those of colonialism and its lasting impacts. An argument with a professor at Goldsmith's College in the 1980s forced the artist to defend whether or not he should be mak...

yoshitomo nara 'a bit like you and me...' at yokohama museum of art, japan

14 July 2012
Yoshitomo Nara is returning to the Yokohama Museum of Art for the first time since it hosted his inaugural large-scale solo exhibition back in 2001.

Nara has earned a fervent international following for his cute-but-twisted pictures of children and animals, which are some of the most instantly recognisable images in contemporary Japanese art. They have a variety of expressions: some look defiant and aggressive while others seem ...

yinka shonibare, MBE in group show at princeton university arts museum

14 July 2012
Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to announce that gallery artist, Yinka Shonibare, MBE, is included in the group exhibition Encounters: Conflict, Dialogue, Discovery at Princeton University Art Museum.


Assembled in this exhibition are artistic encounters drawn from the arts of Africa, Asia, the Americas, and Europe, spanning ancient to contemporary and including mediums from painting and sculpture to calligraphy, prints and draw...

david shrigley solo exhibition at mumbai art room

13 July 2012
David Shrigley is known for the sardonic humour he brings to his drawings, animations and sculptures. In the debut display of his work in India, the Mumbai Art Room presents 15 drawings on loan from Stephen Friedman Gallery.

The Mumbai Art Room is registered public charitable trust that exhibits contemporary art, design, and visual culture from India and foreign countries, this organization provides a non-commercial platform for artistic and curatorial...

anne truitt in 'raum der linie - line and space' at museum wiesbaden, germany

12 July 2012
With "Line and Space", the Museum Wiesbaden is presenting a concise selection of predominantly American artists, including gallery artist Anne Truitt, from the 1960s and 70s from a Munich private collection. The unique quality of the collection is the juxtaposition of concentrated bundles that enable most of the artistic reflections to illustrate more understandably on the way to their respective own position and statement. ...

yinka shonibare, MBE in 'luxe : mode d'emploi' at passage de retz, paris

11 July 2012
Yinka Shonibare, MBE is showing his work 'The Crowning' in 'Luxe : mode d'emploi', an exhibition curated by Nicolas Liucci-Goutnikov with Bernard Blistène, at Passage De Retz, Paris.

"THERE IS NOT ONLY MONEY IN LIFE. THERE IS ALSO FUR AND JEWELRY": had it been less long, this Elizabeth Taylor joke would probably have been an excellent title for the exhibition. In this time of financial crisis we should repeat loud and clear that ...

beatriz milhazes in 'um intinerario grafico' at sesc rio's winter festival

7 July 2012
Beatriz Milhazes' solo exhibition 'Um Intinerario Grafico' forms part of SESC Rio de Janeiro's Winter Festival.

The exhibition features nine silkscreen prints made ​​between 1996 and 2003. Printed by hand, they form part of the first series of large works made at Durham Press in the USA. The graphic work is structured by a diverse repertoire of motifs, arabesques, flowers, strings of beads, lace, stripes and circles. Since the 19...

wayne gonzales in 'dark matters' at the hirshhorn museum, washington dc

6 July 2012
A Wayne Gonzales painting 'Pentagon' is featured in the current show at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington DC, part of the Smithsonian Institute.

Dark Matters brings together works from the Hirshhorn's collection that draw upon the associations and implications of darkness. Darkness is a lack, the absence of light. It evokes notions of mortality, silence, solitude, and loss. Violence may also lurk in the dark, and we dread the unexp...

kendell geers in solo exhibition at chateau blandy les tours

30 June 2012

Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to announce that gallery artist Kendell Geers is holding a solo exhibition at the Chateau Blandy-les-Tours, France, entitled The Marriage of Heaven and Hell.  This exhibition echoes the title of the collected poems by William Blake. In addition, Geers explores the physical power and historical past of the Chateau, and how the experience of place and time has influenced his work.  

Kendell states "The long ...

tom friedman in 'paper' at mamac, nice

30 June 2012
Gallery artist Tom Friedman is exhibiting in the group show 'Paper' at the Modern and Contemporary Art Museum, Nice, France, which celebrates this omnipresent and diverse material which accompanies daily life.

The exhibition contains work using paper by Carl Andre, Massimo Bartolini, Walead Beshty, Mark Bradford, Luis Camnitzer, Anne Collier, Kate Costello, Martin Creed, Braco Dimitrijevic, Sean Edwards, Hans Peter Feldmann, Ceal Floyer, Tom Friedman, Felix Gonz...

thomas hirschhorn in group exhibition 'theatre of the world' at mona, hobart

23 June 2012
Gallery artist Thomas Hirschhorn features in 'Theatre of the World' at MONA, Hobart. The exhibition engages, and rejects, the widely held notion that ancient and contemporary works of art are inherently different, and that we must burden the past with the weight of history.

Theatre of the World is a kaleidoscope: here the viewer sees the object, and that is enough. This notion harkens back to the Renaissance view that art and...

david shrigley 'brain activity' touring to yerba buena center for the arts, san francisco

22 June 2012
After its very successful run at the Hayward Gallery in London, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco is the U.S. venue presenting 'David Shrigley: Brain Activity'.

The eclectic show opens at YBCA on Friday 22 June 2012 and runs until Saturday 23 September 2012. The Opening Night Party will also be held on 22 June 2012.

The work of David Shrigley effortlessly infuses a comedic sensibility into a seriou...

yinka shonibare, MBE's new commission for the exterior of the royal opera house, london

19 June 2012
The Royal Opera House has commissioned artist Yinka Shonibare, MBE to create a unique artwork to be displayed on the exterior of the Royal Opera House, overlooking Russell Street in Covent Garden. This new work, part of London 2012 Festival, will be unveiled in June 2012 and will remain in place for five years.

The Royal Opera House has had a long-term ambition to commission a high quality public work of art to dec...

rivane neuenschwander in 'red sky at night' at mercer union, toronto

15 June 2012
'Red Sky at Night' at Mercer Untion - A Centre For Contemporary Art in Toronto fearures Absalon, Heike Baranowsky, Jack Goldstein, Cao Guimarães and gallery artist Rivane Neuenschwander, John Massey, Jonathan Monk, Bruce Nauman, Berndnaut Smilde. The exhibition is curated by Sarah Robayo Sheridan.

Taking its name from a piece of weather lore, the exhibition puts into conversation artworks that contend with atmospheric effects and env...

tom friedman in 'invisible: art about the unseen, 1957-2012' at the hayward gallery, london

12 June 2012
'Invisible Art' brings together works from the past half century that explore ideas related to the invisible and the hidden. The exhibition includes work by some of the most important artists of our time as well as younger artists who have expanded on their legacy, including gallery artist Tom Friedman.

From the amusing to the philosophical, there are works you can observe and others you can take part in, such ...

kendell geers in 'mexico: expected / unexpected' at katzen arts centre, washington d.c.

9 June 2012
This exhibition of selected works from the Isabel and Agustín Coppel Collection attempts to explore Mexican contemporary art from a point of view that simultaneously underlines the intense dialogue with its canonical history and the international landscape to which it also belongs. No artist is isolated from the global dynamics that fuel the contemporary art of our time. The Isabel and Agustín Coppel Collection incl...

thomas nozkowski in royal academy summer exhibition

4 June 2012
Gallery artist Thomas Nozkowski has been invited to exhibit in this year's Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.

The world's largest open submission contemporary art show, now in its 244th year, continues the tradition of showcasing work by both emerging and established artists in all media including painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, architecture and film. Royal Academician Tess Jaray, RA is the co-ordinator for this years exhibition.

Nozkowsk...

stephan balkenhol in st. elizabeth's church, kassel

3 June 2012
Alongside existing works, gallery artist Stephan Balkenhol will be pre­­sent­ing seven new works in the Church of St Elisabeth at the in­­vi­tation of the Diocese of Fulda and the Kassel ­Catholic Church. These works comprise large format wooden ­reliefs for the nave, a female figure for the chapel tower, as well as a male figure on a Golden Sphere for high up in the bell tower.

This ­exhibition will enrich the ­large-scale summer event in Kassel, wh...

kendell geers at the biennale 'manifesta 9' in belgium

2 June 2012

Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to announce that gallery artist Kendell Geers will be taking part in the biennale, Manifesta 9, held in Genk, Limburg, Belgium.   Manifesta 9 will present an international selection of contemporary artists and the exhibition will consist of an impressive collection of historical works, displaying the rich mining heritage in a surprising and innovative way to both local and international audiences.

Curator Cuauhté...

rivane neuenschwander in 'explosion! painting as action' at moderna museet, stockholm, sweden

2 June 2012
'Explosion! Painting as Action' at Moderna Museet, Stockholm explores the rich and complex cross fertilisations and borderlands of painting, performance and conceptual art. It traces this expanded idea of painting as action from late 1940's until today. The exhibition will include works in different mediums by some 45 artists from many parts of the world such as gallery artist Rivane Neuenschwander alongside t...

thomas hirschhorn among top artists holding workshops at the hayward gallery during 2012 olympic games

1 June 2012
We are pleased to announce that Thomas Hirschhorn will be taking part in the exciting 2012 summer arts program at The Hayward Gallery. The Hayward's Wide Open School, which runs next summer from 1 June - 9 September 2012 will coincide with the London Olympic and Paralympic Games and is expected to be a highlight of Southbank's Centre's Festival of the World.

Artists such as Tracey Emin and Mark Wall...

kendell geers in 'the rainbow nation. contemporary sculpture from south africa' at museum beelden aan zee, the hague

30 May 2012
During the summer months, work by Kendell Geers and around thirty other South African artists will be on view in The Hague at Museum Beelden aan Zee, on the Lange Voorhout, in the Kloosterkerk, at the ANWB main office and in Raadhuis de Paauw in Wassenaar. 'The Rainbow Nation. Contemporary sculpture from South Africa' displays the colourfulness and variety of forms of contemporary art in...

huma bhabha in 'contemporary locus 1' at luogo pio colleoni, bergamo, italy

27 May 2012
'Contemporary Locus' is a series of exhibitions that want to build connections between contemporary art and urban fabric, opening secret, forgotten or abandoned places in the city of Bergamo. This is realized with the intention of creating connections between contemporary art and the urban fabric, with particular attention to secret, forgotten or abandoned places in the medieval and modern city. The project, curated by Paola T...

tonico lemos auad in christies' exhibition at waddesdon manor, buckinghamshire

26 May 2012
Major sculptural works by the world's leading contemporary artists including Richard Serra, Anish Kapoor, Antony Gormley, Donald Judd, Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Urs Fischer, Tony Smith, Joana Vasconcelos and gallery artist Tonico Lemos Auad will be shown by Christie's Private Sales from 26 May to 28 October 2012, in an original, curated exhibition of over 30 works inspired by Chardin's Boy Building a House of Cards, 1735, in...

andreas eriksson in 'pink caviar' at the louisiana museum of modern art, copenhagen

24 May 2012
Gallery artist Andreas Eriksson is featured in 'Pink Caviar', Louisiana's aquisitions for the collection over the past three years.

More than fifty artists take over the South Wing and part of the underground Graphics Wing with more than 150 works of new international art. The extensive exhibition adds a long list of new names to the Louisiana collection - names that are not yet familiar to the general public but which ...

yoshitomo nara in 'new acquisitions' at the museum of contemporary art tokyo

19 May 2012
The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo holds regular themed exhibitions, based on its collection of over 4,500 works, to introduce the appeal of postwar and contemporary art from a variety of angles.

The Museum is holding the exhibition 'New Acquisitions' featuring works that entered the collection during fiscal year 2011, including a body of early work by Yoshitmo Nara 'Deposit'. As is appropriate for a leading museum in Tokyo,...

huma bhabha in 'figures from the new world' at the centre for contemporary art ujazdowski castle, warsaw, poland

18 May 2012
Gallery artist Huma Bhabha features in the exhibition FIGURES FROM THE NEW WORLD at the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle. The gallery is extending its collection of contemporary figurative sculptures with the works of David Altmejd, Bhabha, Aaron Curry, Ohad Meromi, Thomas Houseago. All the artists create large, traditional sculptures, for which they use lo-fi materials, such as...

yinka shonibare, MBE in conversation with professor richard phillips at the hayward gallery

18 May 2012
On 17 June 2012 at 7.00pm, Yinka Shonibare MBE will be talking with Richard Phillips, Professor of Geography at the University of Sheffield, to explore the history of British sexual behaviour in the colonies and the role of sexuality in power relations during the time of the Empire: WHO'S F**KING WHO: SEX IN THE COLONIES.

You can buy tickets to this event at the Hayward lecture theatre here:
http://ticketing.sout...

david shrigley supporting christian aid week with his wellies

14 May 2012
David Shrigley, Jessie J, Tali Lennox and Alan Titchmarsh  are among a host of famous names who have used their creative talents to support this year's Christian Aid Week. Over 15 stars have customised gardening tools, which will be displayed in a Soho pop-up shop from 14 - 19 May and auctioned at www.ebay.co.uk/christianaid. David Shrigley will be donating his wellies.

The theme of the fundraising week is ‘give the tools to help people in ...

david shrigley in 'a parliament of lines' at edinburgh city art centre

5 May 2012
Gallery artist David Shrigley will be exhibiting in 'A Parliament of Lines' at Edinburgh City Arts Centre as one of fifteen contemporary Scottish artists (or those who have been through the Scottish education system), most working at an international level, and all of whom use drawing as an important element in their practice. The other artists are: Charles Avery, Paul Chiappe, Layla Curtis, Nathalie De Briey, Moyna Flannigan, Luca F...

yinka shonibare, MBE in 'rokoko-mania' at designmuseum danmark, copenhagen

3 May 2012
Rococo-mania is an unconventional museum experience that explores rococo as a phenomenon of the past as well as the present.

With this exhibition, Designmuseum Danmark invites the audience to reflect on commonalities between the past and the present. The past is illustrated with select 18th-century items from the museum's permanent collection, while the present is represented by works created by four contemporary artists: the wor...

permanent new home secured for yinka shonibare, MBE’s 'nelsons ship in a bottle' at the national maritime museum, greenwich

23 April 2012

Thanks to the generosity of many individuals, a fundraising appeal launched by the Art Fund and the National Maritime Museum at the end of last year has successfully raised £362,500 to enable the National Maritime Museum to acquire and permanently display Nelson's Ship in a Bottle by Yinka Shonibare, MBE.

The work will now have a permanent new home outside the recently develope...

ged quinn at modern art museum of fort worth, texas

22 April 2012
Ged Quinn's paintings combine landscapes in the vein of Claude Lorrain with fragments of history, art history, and mythology. The works are awe-inspiring in their combination of painterly skills and provocative conceptual strains. In Quinn's work, sublime backgrounds meet broken-down foregrounds, and at all turns utopian ideals are acknowledged and critiqued. Death, deceit, and decay are also dragged into the frame.

Ged Quinn (b. 1963 in Liverpool, ...

yoshitomo nara in 'to wander a garden' at vangi sculpture garden museum, japan

21 April 2012
The Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum (opened April 28, 2002) celebrates its 10th anniversary. Commemorating the museum's first decade and its distinctive character, this exhibition on the theme of "the garden" will feature 19 Japanese contemporary artists, including gallery artist Yoshitomo Nara, who are extending the horizons of the present.

The garden has historically been a place close to the lives of the Japanese, where o...

huma bhabha & thomas hirschhorn in la triennale, palais de toyko, paris

20 April 2012
20 April - 26 August 2012

Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to announce that gallery artists, Huma Bhabha and Thomas Hirschhorn, will be participating in the 3rd edition of the contemporary art triennial exhibition that will move from the nave of the Grand Palais into the open galleries of the Palais de Tokyo and greater Paris. Through the concept of 'Intense Proximity' La Triennale will investigate what it means to be active a...

yoshitomo nara in 'contemporary asian art: texas connections' at asia society texas center

14 April 2012
'Contemporary Asian Art: Texas Connections', the inaugural exhibition in Asia Society Texas Center's Fayez Sarofim Grand Hall, showcases work by Asian and Asian American artists who have lived in Texas or whose work is held in private or public collections in the state.

Guest curated by Kimberly Davenport, Director of Rice University Art Gallery, the exhibition features an outstanding selection of work by some ...

thomas hirschhorn in group exhibition 'masters of chaos' at the musÉe de quai branly

11 April 2012

11 Apr 12 -  29 Jul 12

Thomas Hirschhorn will be participating in the group exhibition ‘Masters of Chaos’ at Musée du Quai Branly in Paris. This striking new exhibition will focus on the role and artistic representations of shaman through the ages, observing the influence and power of these tribal society members who say they can connect with the spiritual world and cure illness through magic. 

Thomas Hirschhorn’s...

paul mcdevitt & cornelius quabeck in 'collaborations & interventions' at cca andratx, mallorca

7 April 2012
Collaborations & Interventions is an international group show developed especially for Kunsthalle Andratx. The show will explore different types of collaboration and intervention by about 40 international artists, including Paul McDevitt and Cornelius Quabeck, and groups from the late 60's to the present.

Since the mid-60s the work of artist groups has been marked by subversive political statements, appropri...

jim hodges 'untitled' to be installed at walker arts centre, minneapolis

3 April 2012
Jim Hodges' 'Untitled' 2011 will be installed on the Walker Art Centre's green space in April 2012. This purchase precedes Hodges' 2014 survey show at the same venue, co-organized by the Dallas Museum of Art, and upcoming anniversary of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden in 2013.

This major new outdoor sculpture is a grouping of massive boulders arranged in a circle on a field. Each piece is faced with a layer of high-polished stai...

beatriz milhazes in 'cartier, jeweler of the arts' at fondation cartier, paris

3 April 2012
From April 3-22, 2012, the Fondation Cartier will host Cartier, Jeweler of the Arts, an exceptional presentation of four unique artworks commissioned by Cartier since 2009.

To create a work of art using precious or semi-precious stones that have been pierced, engraved, unmounted or even damaged, and can therefore no longer be used in classic jewelry; to bestow new life on these pearls, emeralds, sapphires, mandarin garnets,...

rivane neuenschwander in 'marking time' at museum of contemporary art, sydney

29 March 2012
Rivane Neunschwander has been selected to exhibit in 'Marking Time', an upcoming group show in the newly refurbished Museum of Contemporary Art in Syndey.

Explore the ways in which artists visualise time and its passing in 'Marking Time'. Featuring major works by eleven Australian and international artists, you'll see the concept and representation of time - past, present and future - reinterpreted and revealed across such ...

yinka shonibare, MBE in crisis commission exhibition at somerset house, london

14 March 2012
The Crisis Commission sees some of the most celebrated artists of our day unite to bring major new works to a spectacular exhibition and auction in Spring 2012. The landmark event will be a highlight of London's art scene, bringing together contemporary artists of the highest calibre who have rarely, if ever, exhibited together before.

The Crisis Commission exhibition takes place in one of London's most prestigious venues,...

catherine opie in 'more american photographs' at mca denver, USA

1 March 2012
'More American Photographs' contains more than 100 works presenting some of the best-known examples from the Farm Security Administration (FSA) alongside recently commissioned work from 12 contemporary artists.

Inspired by the FSA's 1930's and 1940's program to document the Great Depression's effects on America's landscape and people, More American Photographs offers a portrait of America today in the wake of the Great Recession.

Incorpo...

anne truitt in group show at parasol unit

29 February 2012
We are pleased to announce that works by Anne Truitt will be featuring in the exhibition Lines of Thought at Parasol Unit, London. The exhibition explores the work of a total of 15 contemporary artists, whose practice has focused in particular on using line in creatively challenging ways. With works representing different generations, it is remarkable to observe how the meaning and use of line varies from one artist to another.

Simply the running on of a ...

jon snow lecture on yinka shonibare MBE's 'nelson's ship in a bottle' at city hall for the art fund

29 February 2012
The Art Fund requests the pleasure of your company at 'London's Living Room' in support of their campaign to help the National Maritime Museum acquire 'Nelson's Ship in a Bottle' by Yinka
Shonibare, MBE.

7.30 - 9.30 pm, Wednesday 29 February 2012
Drinks and Canapés

8.30 pm Talk by
Jon Snow
Mayor of London's Fourth Plinth Commissioning Group

‘London's Living Room'
Greater London Authority
Top Floor, City H...

catherine opie solo exhibition 'catherine opie photographs cliff may' at ad&a museum, uc santa barbara, USA

26 February 2012
In conjunction with the exhibition Carefree California: Cliff May and the Romance of the Ranch House, the Art, Design & Architecture Museum at the University of California, Santa Barbara has commissioned renowned American artist Catherine Opie to photograph two homes designed by Cliff May as they appear today. Opie's oeuvre explores the idea of identity through portraits of people situated i...

yinka shonibare, MBE in 'fairy tales, monsters, and the genetic imagination' at the frist center for the visual arts, tennessee

24 February 2012
Fairy Tales, Monsters, and the Genetic Imagination is an exhibition of works by contemporary artists who invent humanlike, animal, or hybrid creatures to symbolize life's mysteries, desires, and fears. Finding inspiration in sources ranging from Aesop's Fables to the products of genetic experimentation, the artists in the exhibition examine interactions between nature an...

yoshitomo nara in 'print/out' at moma, new york

19 February 2012
Over the last two decades, geopolitical borders have shifted and new technologies have forged channels of communication around the world. Printed materials, in both innovative and traditional forms, have played a key role in this exchange of ideas and sources. This exhibition examines the evolution of artistic practices related to the print medium, from the resurgence of traditional printmaking techniques-often used alongside digital technologies-to ...

catherine opie in 'an orchestrated vision: the theater of contemporary photography' at saint louis art museum, USA

19 February 2012
The Theater of Contemporary Photography is a compelling survey of contemporary photographers, many presented in St. Louis for the first time. Seen together, the works reveal the remarkable potential of the photographic medium in contemporary artistic practice. On view will be over 40 works from an international group of artists which includes Catherine Thomas Struth, Carrie Mae Weems,...

claire barclay chosen by the old operating theatre, london and cheltenham art gallery for connect10 museums at night competition.

17 February 2012
Claire Barclay, the futuristic Scottish sculptor whose carefully balanced and beautiful installations have been exhibited in Tate Britain and Edinburgh's Fruitmarket Gallery, has been selected as a Connect10 contemporary artist to be sent to a museum or gallery of your choice. London's Old Operating Theatre and Cheltenham Art Gallery have made the Culture24 selected sho...

beatriz milhazes exhibition four seasons at calouste gulbenkian foundation lisbon

15 February 2012
Beatriz Milhazes' exhibition Four seasons is the result of a partnership with the Swiss Beyeler Foundation. Together with Rosangela Rennó's exhibition it aims to highlight contemporary Brazilian art in 2012 - the year designated by both countries as Portugal-Brazil year.

Beatriz Milhazes (Rio de Janeiro, 1960) is an artist who loves nature which does not imply that Milhazes creates true-to-life representations of flo...

'material matters': panel discussion on yinka shonibare MBE's 'nelson's ship in a bottle' at the british library for the art fund

15 February 2012
The artist behind Nelson's Ship in a Bottle has said his work is not about the representation of politics, but about the politics of representation - a challenge to established notions of ‘authenticity'.

Join the Art Fund as a panel of experts debate the multi-layered nature of Shonibare's work, from the abstract symmetry of ‘Dutch Wax' fabric to the history of empire.

...

huma bhabha 'players' at collezione maramotti, reggio emillia, italy

12 February 2012
In both the six sculptures from the mid-1990s, and the six new drawings created for the exhibition Players, Huma Bhabha reinvents the human head, deconstructing and reconstructing an archetype in which she gathers and transforms various art-historical typologies: from the African, Oceanic and carnival masks to those worn by the actors/dancers in the Indian theatre, from the grotesque faces of Expressionist painting to the demonic...

yinka shonibare, MBE in 'cotton: global threads' at the whitworth art gallery, manchester

11 February 2012
Late winter and spring sees all the ground floor galleries at the Whitworth combining to tell a compelling story about the production, consumption and global trade in cotton. With exhibits ranging in date from the late Middle Ages to the present day, the exhibition takes in Lancashire and South Asia, the Americas and Africa and is the region's flagship exhibition outcome of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad p...

stephen friedman gallery at vip art fair 2.0

3 February 2012
Stephen Friedman Gallery is delighted to be participating in the second edition of the VIP Art Fair. This international contemporary art fair takes place exclusively online for one week from 3-8 February 2012.
VIP Art Fair gives an unprecedented opportunity for collectors to participate in a global market place - without the travel and freight this usually entails.

Please contact James Green at the gallery for more information on + 44 (0) 20 7494 1434

www...

rivane neuenschwander in 'notations: the cage effect' at hunter college art galleries, new york

2 February 2012
Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to announce that Rivane Neuenschwander will be taking part in the group exhibition Notations: The Cage Effect Today at The Hunter College Art Galleries in New York. The exhibition marks the centennial of John Cage's birth, commemorating the widespread effect of the artist's six decades of assiduous, and relentless inventive creation on subsequent generations of artists...

david shrigley 'brain activity' at the hayward gallery

1 February 2012
British artist David Shrigley is best known for his humourous drawings that make witty and wry observations on everyday life.

Trained as a fine artist, his deliberately crude graphic style gives his work an immediate and accessible appeal, while simultaneously offering insightful commentary on the absurdities of human relationships.

This exhibition at the Hayward Gallery, his first major survey show in London, will cover the full range of Shrig...

yinka shonibare, MBE in 'six yards guaranteed dutch design' at musuem voor moderne kunst arnhem

29 January 2012
As early as 1846, the Vlisco company, based in Helmond, served the West African market with Dutch Wax textiles. From 29 January through 6 May, 2012, the Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem will present Six Yards Guaranteed Dutch Design, an exhibition about how Vlisco's Dutch textiles became a part of various West African cultures and found their way into international fashion, the visual arts, and photograp...

daniel guzman solo show 'dark matter' at museo de arte de zapopan, mexico

26 January 2012
Here Guzman presents a body of work which explores the basic concepts of what makes us human: memory and forgetting, death, pain and absence. Through pictures, videos, installations and sculptures, all made ​​with unconventional materials, Guzman articulates his unique interpretation of human mortality. This exhibition gives an account of the continuous reinvention of the language of mankind.

The exhibition opens on 26 Januar...