‘figure on display: stephan balkenhol & jeff wall’ at leopold hoesch museum, dÜren, germany

6 December 2015
German artist Stephan Balkenhol is part of a major two-person exhibition with Jeff Wall at Leopold Hoesch Museum in Düren, Germany.

catherine opie and jennifer rubell in ‘no man’s land’ at the rubell family collection, miami, USA

2 December 2015
American photographer Catherine Opie and participatory artist Jennifer Rubell have work included in a group exhibition at The Rubell Family Collection / Contemporary Arts Foundation. 'NO MAN'S LAND: Women Artists from the Rubell Family Collection' will focus on and celebrate work made by more than a hundred female artists of different generations, cultures and disciplines. These artists will be r...

jennifer rubell presents annual food performance ‘devotion’ at the rubell family collection, miami, USA

2 December 2015
Jennifer Rubell will be presenting ‘Devotion' at the Rubell Family Collection on 3 December 2015 from 9 to 11am. It is her 12th annual breakfast performance during Art Basel Miami Beach. Using bread, butter, and a couple engaged to be married (Alban de Pury and Fanny Karst) as her media, Rubell will transform the simple act of cutting and buttering bread into a poetic exploration of repetitio...

'david shrigley: lose your mind’, a major british council touring international exhibition

26 November 2015
David Shrigley is the subject of a major touring British Council international exhibition titled ‘Lose Your Mind'. The exhibition which forms part of the Guadalajara International Book Fair 2015 will open at the Instituto-Cultural-Cabañas in Guadalajara, Mexico on 26 November 2015.

The exhibition will highlight the breadth of Shrigley's practice and will feature important works such as his well-known and d...

thomas hirschhorn in ‘true story’ at proyectos monclova, mexixo city, mexico

19 November 2015
Swiss artist Thomas Hirschhorn has two recent large-scale collage works included in group show 'True Story' at Proyectos Monclova in Mexico City.

Expanding its program over the years since it opened in 2005, Proyectos Monclova gallery has evolved into one of the most important forums for contemporary art in Mexico, emphasising the dialogue between local and international artists from different generations. In 2012 the...

rivane neuenschwander in 'fear nothing, she says' at museo nacional de escultura de valladolid, spain

18 November 2015
Rivane Neuenschwander is included in the group exhibition 'Fear Nothing, she says' at the Museo Nacional de Escultura de Valladolid, Madrid, Spain. The exhibition is curated by Rosa Martínez and produced by Acción Cultural Española. Neuenschwander's work 'The Tenant' is included. 

anne truitt in ‘visions of us: american art at noma’ at new orleans museum of art, louisiana, USA

14 November 2015
Anne Truitt (1921-2004) features work in Visions of US, an exploration into evolving ideas about American cultural identity from the 18th through 20th centuries. Drawn from NOMA's world-class collection of American art, the exhibition brings together paintings, sculptures, photography and decorative arts to tell a rich and inclusive story about how we imagine and represent the United States. Featu...

melvin edwards in ‘a constellation’ at studio museum harlem, new york, USA

12 November 2015
'A Constellation' traces connections among twenty-six artists of African descent: eight who emerged in the mid- to late twentieth century, and who are represented in the exhibition by works from the Studio Museum's permanent collection, including Melvin Edwards, and eighteen younger artists whose works are being shown at the Studio Museum for the first time. 

rivane neuenschwander in major touring group exhibition ‘imagine brazil’ at dhc/art, montreal, canada

7 November 2015
DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art is pleased to present IMAGINE BRAZIL, a major exhibition of contemporary art from Brazil.

"We all have our own idea of Brazil. It is a country that is close to us and yet at the same time distant, mysterious and uncanny. In a certain way, Brazil is an imaginary country. It is a country of spectacular nature and magic, of ethnic and social diversity. In fa...

mamma andersson in ‘impressions: five centuries of woodcuts’ at the national gallery oslo, norway

6 November 2015
Mamma Andersson is included in an exhibition at The National Gallery Oslo which surveys the history of woodcuts. With varying degrees of popularity, the age-old woodcut technique has been in use since the sixteenth century, and there seems recently to be a renewed interest in this art form. Titled ‘Impressions: Five Centuries of Woodcuts' the exhibition studies the connection between today's digiti...

a musuems at night event in partnership with yinka shonibare MBE at the novium theatre, chichester

30 October 2015
The Novium Museum is the winning venue for the Culture 24 national Connect! Museums at Night competition. The prize is bringing award winning artist Yinka Shonibare MBE to Chichester to lead an event at the museum as part of the next Museums at Night festival.

Shonibare will work with The Novium Museum to create Inventive Factory art spaces throughout the museum inspired by local inventor Colin Pullin...

thomas hirschhorn discusses gramsci monument in a talk at the university of chicago

27 October 2015
Swiss artist, Thomas Hirschhorn and MoMA curator, Yasmil Raymond discuss their work together on the acclaimed Gramsci Monument, a tribute to philosopher Antonio Gramsci. This summer-long installation commissioned by Dia Art Foundation in 2013, was built by housing residents in the courtyard of Forest Houses projects in the South Bronx in New York City. This "living sculpture" took the form of a sprawling outdoor str...

catherine opie to give closing keynote at the mapplethorpe symposium in cincinnati, ohio, USA

24 October 2015
FotoFocus and the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) in Cincinnati, Ohio, are to host a symposium on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Robert Mapplethorpe's controversial exhibition, The Perfect Moment. Under the leadership of Mary Ellen Goeke, Executive Director of FotoFocus; Raphaela Platow, Director of Contemporary Arts Center; and curated by Kevin Moore, Artistic Director of FotoFocus, the program wi...

jim hodges installation at the 20th anniversary of site santa fe, new mexico

24 October 2015
The third installment of SITE's 20th Anniversary series will include an installation by American artist Jim Hodges, alongside Janet Cardiff George Bures Miller and Susan Silton. In 1997 SITE Santa Fe presented Jim Hodges's solo exhibition No Betweens and More curated by Louis Grachos. This exhibition was anchored by the monumental work No Betweens, a large colorful curtain composed of the petals and leaves of hundreds of s...

kehinde wiley in ’30 americans’ at detroit institute of arts, michigan, USA

18 October 2015
Kehinde Wiley features in '30 Americans', a showcase of contemporary art by African American artists drawn from the acclaimed Rubell Family Collection based in Miami, Florida. The exhibition looks at issues of racial, political, historical and gender identity in contemporary culture and will feature 55 paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs and video created by many of the most important African American arti...

juan araujo to give a presentation as part of the fifth edition of the fundacion cisneros seminar, caracas, venezuela

16 October 2015
Venezuelan artist Juan Araujo is to give a presentation at the Asociación Cultural Humboldt in Caracas, Venezuela, as part of the fifth edition of the Fundación Cisneros seminar. The seminar is titled ‘After Landscape: Perspectives and Traces of the Traveler'.

huma bhabha in 'greater new york' at ps1 moma, new york

11 October 2015

Huma Bhabha is included in 'Greater New York', the fourth iteration of the renowned collaborative series, which begun in 2000, between MoMA PS1 and The Museum of Modern Art. The exhibition showcases emerging artists living and working in the New York metropolitan area. 

yinka shonibare MBE in 'la vida es esto' at da2, salamanca, spain

8 October 2015
Yinka Shonibare MBE is included in 'La vida era esto?, Progreso, libertad, auto realización' curated by Paco Barragán that will take place in DA2, Salamanca, Spain. Shonibare's early photographic series 'Dorian Gray' is included in the exhibition.

By assuming the role of Dorian Gray himself, Shonibare extends his preoccupation with the dandy that first manifested itself in his previous work, Diary of a Victorian Dandy (1998) where he ...

jim hodges and catherine opie in ‘immersed’, works from the linda pace foundation collection at space, texas, USA

3 October 2015
The Linda Pace Foundation announces its fall 2015 exhibition titled Immersed, featuring a compelling selection of works from the Foundation's extensive collection of contemporary art. Organized by Annette DiMeo Carlozzi, an independent curator and arts writer based in Austin, Texas, Immersed will give audiences a fresh look at the collection, bringing together approximately 20 painti...

yinka shonibare MBE and kendell geers in ‘the inverted worlds’ at bps 22 in charleroi, belgium

26 September 2015
A major group exhibition exploring the relationship between popular culture and contemporary art, titled ‘The Inverted Worlds', opens at BPS22 in Charleroi, Belgium. The exhibition has been produced by the BPS 22 and the Mons 2015 Foundation in partnership with the Province of Hainaut, the City of Charleroi, Wallonia-Brussels Federation and the Walloon Region.

It will feature ‘Scramble for Africa', ...

kehine wiley in ‘san diego collects’ at museum of contemporary art san diego

26 September 2015
Featuring a selection of works from private collections around San Diego, this exhibition aims to recognize that the cultural resources of the city are thriving not only within the walls of San Diego museums, but also through the efforts of many committed individuals. With a glimpse into private collections, San Diego Collects showcases the diversity of art the region has to offer. Works by both established and emerg...

stephan balkenhol to unveil a large outdoor sculpture in steinhagen, germany

25 September 2015
German sculptor Stephan Balkenhol is to produce a large outdoor sculpture. The larger-than-life figure represents a kneeling man who looks up towards the sky and is dressed in a white shirt and black trousers. It is 5.70 metres high and weighs nearly 3 tons.

juan araujo, tonico lemos auad, thomas hirschhorn and rivane neuenschwander at the moscow museum of modern art, russia

21 September 2015
Juan Araujo, Tonico Lemos Auad, Thomas HIrschhorn and Rivane Neuenschwander all have work included in a group exhibition held at The Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Russia.

stephan balkenhol in ‘inventory vol.5’ at frac haute normandie, france

19 September 2015
Sculptor Stephan Balkenhol is in the group exhibition ‘Inventory Vol.5: Acquisitions from 1992 to 1996' at FRAC Haute-Normandie in France.

juan araujo in group show at museum of contemporary art detroit, michigan, USA

18 September 2015
Venezuelan artist Juan Araujo features in 'United States of Latin America' at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. The exhibition brings together more than thirty emerging artists from Latin America, many of whom will be exhibiting in the United States for the first time.

juan araujo in 'mÚltiples mundos' at carreras mugica, bilbao, spain

17 September 2015
Juan Araujo is included in 'Múltiples mundos', which features a selection of works from Galeria Elba Benitez's exhibition program, curated by Elba Benítez and hosted by Carreras Mugica in Bilbao.

yinka shonibare MBE in ‘a brief history of the future’ at the royal museums of fine arts of belgium

11 September 2015
Yinka Shonibare MBE's major sculptural installation ‘Space Walk' features in ‘A Brief History of the Future', an exhibition organised jointly by The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium and the Louvre Museum.

As indicated by the title, the exhibition looks into the future and contemplates the world in the year 2050 with over 70 contemporary works selected to address major themes such as over-c...

thomas hirschhorn ‘aftermath’ at kunsthalle bremen in germany

5 September 2015
The internationally acclaimed conceptual artist Thomas Hirschhorn (b. 1957 in Bern) will install an exhibition at the Kunsthalle Bremen in September 2015. In his works, Hirschhorn transforms conventional exhibition spaces into all-encompassing, extensive installations through the specific use of inferior, everyday materials such as plywood, cardboard, duct tape, plastic wrap and foil. A host of images and articles from newspapers an...

david shrigley in touring turner prize exhibition

21 August 2015

David Shrigley has a selection of works included in the group exhibition ‘Eyes on the Prize', hosted by The Travelling Gallery, Edinburgh in association with Tramway, Glasgow. The exhibition features works by contemporary Scottish artists who have previously been nominated for the Turner Prize. It will be launched during the Edinburgh Art Festival on 21 August and then tour around Scotland to various locations until early December 2015.

The featured ...

david shrigley invited to design football mascot

20 August 2015
David Shrigley has been invited to design a football mascot for football club Patrick Thistle. The monobrowed mascot is called Kingsley and was born when the artist met Mike Wilkins, the managing member of Kingsford Capital Management, the Californian hedge fund that sponsors Partick Thistle. Shrigley agreed to design a new version of Kingsford's "boring corporate logo" - a rising sun - for the Jags.

Shrigley calls non-sectarian Partick Thistle "the thinking football fan's choice", and reels off a list of Glaswegian artists who are regulars at Firhill stadium: "We're a very literate group of fans, unlike the riff-raff who go to the other Glasgow teams."

rivane neuenschwander: in conversation at whitechapel gallery

16 July 2015
Prompted by ideas arising from the current Children's Commission, The Name of Fear, the artist, Rivane Neuenschwander discusses her interest in psychoanalysis, childhood, and performativity with psychoanalyst Anouchka Grose.

In her installations, film, and photography, Neuenschwander employs fragile, unassuming materials to create mesmerizing aesthetic experiences, a process she describes as ‘ethereal materialism'.

The talk will take place on Thursday 16 July at 7pm at Whitechapel Gallery in London.

Rivane Neuenschwander at Whitechapel Gallery.

thomas hirschhorn transforms project room at museo man, nuoro, italy

10 July 2015
Thomas Hirschhorn will transform the project room at Museo Man in Nuoro, Italy with two new collages titled 3 "Easycollage" and 6 "Collage-Truth", along with smaller works from a series created between 2012 and 2015. The project, curated by Lorenzo Giusti, presents works by the well known Swiss artist in which fashion photographs live side by side with war photos, creating an uncomfortable space full of provocative suggestion and vis...

touring group show ‘the importance of being’ with kendell geers opens at macba, buenos aires

4 July 2015
'The Importance of Being: A Panorama on Belgian Contemporary Art' tours to Museo de Arte Contemporáneo in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The exhibition which opened earlier in the year at Museo Nacional de Bells Artes in La Habana, Cuba has been curated by Sara Alonso Gómez to focus on 40 contemporary Belgian artists. Rather than focusing on strictly geographical features or criteria, the exhibition raises questi...

kehinde wiley in ‘portraiture through the ages’ at agnew’s gallery, london

3 July 2015
Kehinde Wiley's portrait ‘Archangel Gabriel' goes on display at the historic Agnew's Gallery in London for a group show titled ‘Portraiture Through the Ages'.

Thomas Agnew & Sons was established by Thomas Agnew in Manchester in 1817, and opened its London gallery in 1860, where the firm soon established itself as one of Mayfair's leading dealerships. Since then Agnew's has held a pre-eminent position in the world of Old Ma...

melvin edwards in 'glenn ligon: encounters and collisions’ at tate liverpool, UK

30 June 2015
Texan-born sculptor Melvin Edwards has work included in 'Glenn Ligon: Encounters and Collisions' at Nottingham Contemporary in the UK.

rivane neuenschwander in 'global imaginations' at meelfabriek, leiden

27 June 2015
Rivane Neuenschwander's works 'Pangaea's Diaries and 'Contingent' will be included in 'Global Imaginations' at the Museum de Lakenhal, Leiden, The Netherlands. The exhibition is being scheduled to coincide with the 440-year anniversary of Leiden University and is the result of a collaboration with Museum Volkenkunde and LeidenGlobal. Twenty leading contemporary artists from all over the world have been invited to exhibit their work or to make a new piece that reflects their vision on today’s globalized world. The exhibition is hosted in De Meelfabriek in Leiden, an abandoned flour factory that reflects the city’s industrial past. The sheer size of the immense factory complex will ensure that visiting the exhibition will be a striking experience.

thomas hirschhorn major exhibition at south london gallery

26 June 2015

In his first major solo show in London in many years, Thomas Hirschhorn will present a new installation entitled 'In-Between'. The work is based on the paradoxical dialogue of a quote; "Destruction is difficult. It is as difficult as creation" by Italian Marxist theorist and politician, Antonio Gramsci. This follows from Hirschhorn's recent new work featured in ‘All the World's Futures' at the Venice Biennale 2015.

rivane neuenschwander commission at whitechapel gallery, london

23 June 2015
Rivane Neuenschwander has been commissioned by The Whitechapel Gallery to make a new work as part of the of the 2015 Whitechapel Gallery Children's Commission. 

yoshitomo nara in ‘dual nature: selections from the chaney family collection’ at pearl fincher museum of fine art, texas

20 June 2015
Yoshitomo Nara features in Dual Nature, a showcase of over twenty extraordinary pieces from the Houston-based Chaney Family's collection of Contemporary art. The works will be exhibited in the main gallery at Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Art in Texas, USA. Dual Nature explores the dichotomy of works in the Chaney Family Collection, and includes contemporary pieces from around th...

thomas hirschhorn in ‘under the clouds’ at serralves foundation in porto, portugal

20 June 2015
Thomas Hirschhorn has work included in a major group show at Serralves Foundation in Porto titled ‘Under the Clouds: from Paranoia to the Digital Sublime'.

Since the second half of the 20th century, we have lived under the shadow of two clouds: the mushroom cloud of the atomic bomb, and the ‘cloud' of distributed information networks. How did the central metaphor of cold war paranoia become the utopian metaphor of t...

rivane neuenschwander in ‘when there is hope’ at the triennial of photography hamburg, germany

19 June 2015
As part of this year's Triennial of Photography Hamburg, the Hamburger Kunsthalle is presenting around 100 works by internationally acclaimed artists in the exhibition WHEN THERE IS HOPE. Photography, for all its claim to reality and authenticity, can also communicate hopes, dreams and desires. In contemporary art, above all, photographic images are often used to depict socio-political upheavals or docum...

david shrigley included in art unlimited, basel, 2015

18 June 2015
David Shrigley's Turner Prize 2013 installation, ‘Life Model', will feature in Art Unlimited at Basel 2015. It is a three metre high sculpture of a naked male model set in a traditional life class drawing room. His youthful features and body are comically disproportioned with over-sized ears and a pointy nose. Standing still on a plinth, his beady eyes occasionally blink with innocent movement and he periodically ‘urinates' into a tin bucket near h...

yinka shonibare MBE is included in the summer exhibition at the royal academy, london

18 June 2015
As part of the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in London, Yinka Shonibare MBE presents a series of five prints entitled 'Love in a Time of War'. In the original collages from which the series is made, Shonibare integrates text, black silhouettes of soldiers holding guns, and gold leaf and Dutch Wax Batik in the shape of hearts. The works remind us of the importance of peace and love in light of current global affairs and international relations.

The prints are available to buy through the Royal Academy webiste here

andreas eriksson solo exhibition 'erosion' at baloise bank, switzerland

16 June 2015
In 2007 Andreas Eriksson won The Baloise Art Prize which is awarded annually to two young artists. This year Baloise Bank will celebrate this award by holding a solo exhibition of works by the artist. The exhibition will coincide with Art Basel 2015.

rivane neuenschwander features in art unlimited, basel, 2015

15 June 2015
Rivane Neuenschwander will show her most recent film work 'Erotisme' at Art Basel Unlimited. This work was created for her major mid-career retrospective at the Museo de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, Brazil. 

wayne gonzales at house of st barnabas

13 June 2015

A unique selection of gouaches on paper by Wayne Gonzales will go on display in The Monro Room at The House of St Barnabas in the heart of Soho, London. This exhibition is the latest in 'The Collective' series which forms part of a programme of visual art conceived to inspire and uplift members and staff of this ground-breaking not-for-profit club which helps those who have experienced homelessness back into long-term work.

Opens 13 June 2015

rivane neuenschwander in 'after babel' at moderna museet, stockholm

13 June 2015
'After Babel' is a major group show about the many languages that form part of contemporary art. Curated by Daniel Birnbaum and Ann-Sofi Noring, the common denominator for the participating artists is that they build bridges between different languages and continents. Rivane Neuenschwander's film work 'Sunday' is included in the exhibition.

huma bhabha and thomas hirschhorn in a group exhibition in mons, belgium

13 June 2015
Huma Bhabha and Thomas Hirschhorn have work included in 'Atopolis', an exhibition of artists fascinated by the phenomena of circulation, exchange and transfer of artistic cultures and practices. 

claire barclay at the vienna biennale 2015

11 June 2015
Claire Barclay is included in the Vienna Biennale 2015: Ideas for Change. For this occasion, four international curators have been invited to develop projects in which new and existing works will be presented. 

david shrigley in draf curators' series edition #8

5 June 2015
David Shrigley is included in 'All Of Us Have A Sense Of Rhythm', the eighth edition of the DRAF Curators' Series. The guest curator is Christine Eyene who for this edition presents original research into rhythmic sources in performative, material and immaterial productions within African traditional and contemporary cultures. This first exploration of this essential lineage encompasses dance, avant-garde composition, popular music and subcultures and ...

catherine opie in storylines: contemporary art at guggenheim, new york

5 June 2015
Catherine Opie's 'Self-Portrait/Nursing' 2004 is on display in a major group exhibition at the Guggenheim. Bringing together over one hundred works from the Guggenheim's contemporary collection, Storylines examines the diverse ways in which artists today engage narrative through installation, painting, photography, sculpture, video, and performance. For these artists, storytelling does not necessarily require plots, characters, or s...

jennifer rubell food installation for 'power ball xvii: appetite for excess' at the power plant, toronto

4 June 2015
This year's Power Ball theme 'Appetite for Excess' investigates the fine line between decadence and debauchery through visual art, music, fashion and food. The main event will be a once in a Lifetime food performance, 'So Sorry', by Jennifer Rubell.

In collaboration with:
Chef Grant Van Gameren (Bar Isabel, Bar Raval)
Sam James (Sam James Coffee Bar)
Bertrand Alépée (The Tempered Chef and The Tempered ...

jim hodges in group exhibition 'space between' at flag art foundation

3 June 2015
Jim Hodges is included in the group exhibition 'Space Between' at FLAG Art Foundation, New York, USA, curated by Luis Grachos and Stephanie Roach. The exhibition investigates the legacy and influence of abstraction on Western art, presenting a selection of artists that enter into a conversation on history, process, and form. Many of the works included within the exhibition defy simple classification, asserting the richness of the physical territory between painting and sculpture, as well as the emotive and evocative possibilities of colour and line.

major yinka shonibare MBE solo exhibition at daegu art museum, south korea

30 May 2015
Daegu Art Museum will present a solo show of British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare MBE, the artist's largest museum presentation in Asia.

Approximately 80 of his pieces including sculptures, two-dimensional works, installations, and video works will be on display, showcasing his extensive range of art. The exhibition will be comprised of six sub-themes: money, play, empire, conflict, environment, and love.

Shonibare employs an...

david shrigley in group exhibition ‘drawing now: 2015’ at the albertina in vienna

29 May 2015
David Shrigley has work included in the group exhibition Drawing Now: 2015 at the Albertina in Vienna. Forty years after Drawing Now, the legendary exhibition mounted jointly with the MoMA in New York, 2015 will see the Albertina once again attempt to take stock of what drawing means or can mean today. In the present showing, selected works by 36 international artists and artist groups turn the spotlight on relevant m...

yinka shonibare MBE in 10th anniversary exhibition at museu afro brasil, sÃo paulo

29 May 2015
Yinka Shonibare MBE's works 'Egg Fight' (2009) and 'The British Library' (2014) are included in the 10th anniversary exhibition at Museu Afro Brasil in São Paulo, one of the most important Brazilian museums and the biggest Afro-American museum in the world. They have a collection of over 6,000 works which highlight the importance of African people in the formation of Brazilian culture, heritage and identity.

Celebrating...

huma bhabha in major group exhibition ‘terrapolis’

27 May 2015
Huma Bhabha has work included in ‘Terrapolis', a 25 person exhibition organised as a collaboration between NEON and the Whitechapel Gallery, the second major collaboration in Athens between the two organisations.

rivane neuenschwander in ‘images moving out onto space’ at tate st. ives

23 May 2015
Brazilian artist Rivane Neuenschwander in group exhibition 'Images Moving Out Onto Space' at Tate St. Ives in Cornwall, UK.

andreas eriksson in group show ‘mise au vert’ at maison louis carre

23 May 2015
Andreas Eriksson is part of a select group of artists showing in the group exhibition ‘Mise Au Vert' (Going Green) at the renowned private residence, Maison Louis Carré in the Yvelines region of France. 

'catherine opie: portraits and landscapes’ at wexner center for the arts

16 May 2015
Ohio-born photographer Catherine Opie returns to the Wexner Center to debut a new series of artist portraits and abstract landscapes. Among contemporary American photographers, Opie is exceptionally attuned to the histories of representation, and Portraits and Landscapes vigorously embodies the artist's conversation with classical European portraiture as well as the American Pictorialist idiom within landscape photography champi...

30 foot steel sculpture by tom friedman installed at the contemporary austin, texas

10 May 2015
In a career spanning nearly thirty years, the conceptualist Tom Friedman (American, born 1965 in St. Louis, Missouri) has been a master of transforming the mundane into the improbable and the extraordinary. 

thomas hirschhorn at the venice biennale, 56th international art exhibition, venice, italy

9 May 2015
Swiss artist Thomas Hirschhorn has made an immersive installation work called ‘Roof Off' for the 56th International Art Exhibition as part of the Venice Biennale titled 'All the World's Futures'. Curated by Okwui Enwezor, the exhibition takes place at the Giardini, the Arsenale and in various locations across the city of Venice. Hirschhorn's work, installed in the Central Pavilion, creates the illusion that the ro...

melvin edwards at the venice biennale, 56th international art exhibition, venice, italy

9 May 2015
A special presentation of works from Melvin Edwards' renowned Lynch Fragment series are on display at the 56th International Art Exhibition as part of the Venice Biennale. Titled 'All the World's Futures' and curated by Okwui Enwezor, the exhibition takes place at the Giardini, the Arsenale and in various locations across the city of Venice.

huma bhabha in the venice biennale, 56th international art exhibition, venice, italy

9 May 2015
A selection of striking new works by Huma Bhabha feature at the Venice Biennale, the 56th International Art Exhibition. Titled 'All the World's Futures' and curated by Okwui Enwezor, the exhibition takes place at the Giardini, the Arsenale and in various locations across the city of Venice.

yinka shonibare MBE in ‘heartbreak hotel’ presented by the vanhaerents collection at venice biennale

6 May 2015
Yinka Shonibare MBE features in the group exhibition 'Heartbreak Hotel', presented by The a Vanhaerents Art Collection in its first major exhibition outside Belgium. Set to take place on the occasion of the 56th Venice Biennale, Heartbreak Hotel will be on view at the Zuecca Project Space, one of Venice's leading cultural institutions.

In recognition of his significance as the Collection's founder, W...

yinka shonibare MBE commissioned for doug fishbone’s ‘leisure land golf’ installation at venice biennale

6 May 2015
Yinka Shonibare MBE contributes to the Doug Fishbone mini golf creation installed at the Venice Biennale.

Produced by the organization EM15, Doug Fishbone's Leisure Land Golf is a fully-operational mini golf course for which nine artists - John Akomfrah, Yara El-Sherbini, Ellie Harrison, Candice Jacobs, Hetain Patel, Lindsay Seers, Yinka Shonibare, Eyal Weizman, and Fishbone himself - have been...

thomas nozkowski in ‘river crossings: contemporary art comes home’ at the thomas cole national historic site in catskill, new york

3 May 2015
River Crossings will bring contemporary art by world-renowned artists, including Thomas Nozkowski, back to the homes where distinctly American Art was born.

Thomas Cole National Historic Site and Olana State Historic Site will co-host a landmark exhibition of contemporary art to highlight the pivotal role that the two historic properties - and the artists who lived and w...

kendell geers and yinka shonibare MBE in ‘you love me, you love me not’ at almeida garrett municipal library, porto

3 May 2015
'You Love Me, You Love Me Not' at the Galeria Municipal Almeida Garrett in Portugal is devoted to works from the collection of the renowned Congolese-born art collector Sindika Dokolo. Comprising more than 100 paintings, sculptures, photographs, and videos by 50 artists from Africa and the diaspora, the exhibition attests to Dokolo's role as a promoter of contemporary art in Africa and...

jim hodges in ‘flying over the abyss’ presented by neon at museum of contemporary art, crete

2 May 2015
Jim Hodges has work included in ‘Flying over the Abyss', an exhibition presented by NEON in collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete. CAC's Director, Maria Marangou is co-curating the show with Dimitris Paleocrassas. The selection of the participating artists, both international and Greek, is influenced by ‘Ascesis: The Saviors of Gods' (Ασκητική), the spiritual exercises written by the ren...

huma bhabha, catherine opie, wayne gonzales and anne truitt in first exhibition at new home of whitney museum of american art

1 May 2015
When the Whitney Museum of American Art opens its new Renzo Piano-designed home in Manhattan's Meatpacking District on 1 May 2015, the first exhibition on view will be an unprecedented selection of works from the Museum's renowned permanent collection, including works by gallery artists Catherine Opie, Lucas Samaras and Anne Truitt.

Setting forth a distinctly new narrative, Ameri...

yinka shonibare MBE solo presentation at morris-jumel mansion in new york

1 May 2015
A site-specific exhibition 'Yinka Shonibare MBE: Colonial Arrangements' will open in May at Morris-Jumel Mansion in New York. Elaborate, colourful, seductive and quizzical, Yinka Shonibare's renowned, textile-based art has been the focus of more than 50 solo museum and gallery exhibitions worldwide. The latest, Colonial Arrangements, will consist of new and existing work and is a fitting match, with the Mansion's lovingly preserve...

rivane neuenschwander in ‘encruzilhada' at eav parque lage, rio de janeiro, brazil

29 April 2015
The inaugural exhibition of the EAV Parque Lage Crossroads program is curated by Bernardo Mosqueira (assistant curator at Ulysses Carrilho) and comprises of one hundred and fifteen works by seventy-four artists, including gallery artist Rivane Neuenschwander. The exhibition is split between the Palace, Pool and Terrace, the stables, the Chapel plus the gardens and forest.

The works are organized around six core theme...

'yinka shonibare MBE: piÉces de rÈsistance' at dhc/art montrÉal, canada

29 April 2015
DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art presents 'Pièces de résistance', the first major solo exhibition in Canada by British artist Yinka Shonibare MBE. The show will include early and new work across a variety of media, reflecting on the major themes that have concerned the artist's practice throughout his career.


kehinde wiley in ‘hip-hop, du bronx aux rues arabes' at l'institut du monde arabe, paris

28 April 2015
Kehinde Wiley features in a new exhibition at the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris which is celebrating hip-hop culture by revealing its journey from the Bronx to the Arab streets. Curated by the rapper from Marseille Akhenaton, the exhibition retraces the history of this unique culture from its beginnings in the United States in the 1970s, through its re-appropriation in France in the 1980s, to its development...

thomas hirschhorn in 'invitation to travel' at central for contemporary art, brussels

24 April 2015
The CENTRALE for contemporary art presents the exhibition ‘Invitation au voyage', bringing together works of the 14 winners of the Prix Marcel Duchamp, including Thomas Hirschhorn, on the 15th anniversary of this prestigious competition founded by ADIAF. This exhibition, which takes its title from a poem by Charles Baudelaire, is akin to an "invitation to a voyage": a voyage through space, but also into memory, in p...

yoshitomo nara in 'takahashi collection: mirror neuron' at tokyo opera city art gallery

18 April 2015
Collector extraordinaire Ryutaro Takahashi's collection, which continues to play a major role on the Japanese contemporary art scene, is once again in the spotlight at the Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery. A psychiatrist by trade, Takahashi started collecting art professionally during the 1990s, helping raise the profiles of names like Takashi Murakami, Yoshitomo Nara, Makoto Aida and Kenji Yanobe, all of whom are now...

robert beck solo show at iceberg projects and robert buck public installation at school of the art institute of chicago

11 April 2015
Iceberg Projects host an exhibition of early works by Robert Beck and announce a recent outdoor installation by Robert Buck at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Together, they comprise the artist's first exhibition in Chicago.

catherine opie in group show ‘the blue of distance’ at aspen art museum, colorado

10 April 2015
Borrowing its title from writer and historian Rebecca Solnit, The Blue of Distance explores the color's role as a metaphor of longing. Weaving together a larger narrative about the distance between us and the object of our desire, the exhibition explores the blue at the far edge of what can be seen, the color of the horizon, of the ocean, and of the immaterial. Employing photography, drawing, sculpture, and sound to...

tom friedman and yinka shonibare MBE in group show ‘arts & foods. rituals since 1851’ at triennale di milano

9 April 2015
Tom Friedman and Yinka Shonibare MBE in the group exhibition 'Arts & Foods. Rituals since 1851' at Triennale di Milano.

yinka shonibare MBE in the divine comedy: heaven, purgatory, and hell revisited by contemporary african artists

8 April 2015
Curated by the internationally acclaimed writer and art critic Simon Njami, this dramatic multi-media exhibition reveals the ongoing global relevance of Dante Alighieri's 14th century epic as part of a shared intellectual heritage. Including original commissions and renowned works of art by approximately 40 of the most dynamic contemporary artists from 19 African nations and the diaspora, th...

'jiro takamatsu: trajectory of work' at the national museum of art, osaka, japan

7 April 2015
Jiro Takamatsu is the subject of a major retrospective at The National Museum of Art in Osaka, Japan.

tonico lemos auad solo exhibition at pivÔ in sÃo paulo, brazil

5 April 2015
Pivô in São Paulo presents a solo exhibition of work by the Brazilian-born and London-based artist Tonico Lemos Auad

rivane neuenschwander in 'do objeto para o mundo' at itaÚ cultural, sÃo paulo, brazil

2 April 2015
Rivane Neuenschwander features in a group exhibition of works from the Inhotim Collection held at Itaú Cultural in São Paulo. The exhibition, curated by Inhotim's Rodrigo Moura and Ines Grosso, celebrates five years of mutual support between Inhotim and Itaú bank.

The works shown represent one among many possible anthologies of the collection. On the first floor, the show is subdivided in rooms that examine four mo...

anne truitt in group show ‘for troedsson villa’ at troedsson villa in nikko, japan

28 March 2015
Work by American artist Anne Truitt (1921-2004) features in this group exhibition at Troedsson Villa in Nikko, Japan. Currently a private residence, this spring the house will be open to the public on the weekends. During this time it will serve as the site of an exhibition of works by contemporary artists from the US, Europe and Japan, organised by Anne Eastman and Tam Ochiai. The LA-based artist Amy Yao will als...

'claire barclay: overworkings' at touchstones rochdale in greater manchester, UK

28 March 2015
Following Touchstones Rochdale 2012 acquisition of Claire Barclay's sculpture ‘Perching Two', 2008, presented by the Contemporary Art Society with support from The Art Fund, this exhibition will show that work alongside the new work she has produced.

yinka shonibare MBE in ‘unraveling identity: our textiles, our stories’ at the textile museum, the george washington university museum

21 March 2015
Yinka Shonibare MBE features in the largest exhibition in Textile Museum history, 'Unraveling Identity', which unites textiles from across cultures to explore expressions of individual, cultural, political, and social identity throughout the ages.

Throughout time and around the world, clothing, adornments, and other fabrics have articulated self and status-from et...

artist talk with yinka shonibare MBE at victoria and albert museum, london

20 March 2015
Yinka Shonibare MBE reflects on his work and talks about his studio project space, Guest Projects in an artist talk at Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

Since Yinka Shonibare's ship in a bottle commission in Trafalgar Square, his work has expanded into the public realm. In this talk,the artist will discuss the different ways in which he works, from his early paintings in the 1990s to his use of costume, photography and per...

catherine opie in ‘100+: a photograph for every year of the mia' at minneapolis institute of arts

19 March 2015
'100+', featuring gallery artist Catherine Opie, celebrates the MIA's Birthday Year with photographs from every year since the museum's founding. With more than 12,000 images in the collection of the Department of Photography and New Media, the hard part was choosing one from each year! Some years were easier than others: 1916 offered just five works, while 1993 had 333.

The resulting exhibition reveal...

yinka shonibare MBE in ‘making africa’ at vitra design museum in weil am rhein, germany

14 March 2015
Yinka Shonibare MBE has work included in a major new exhibition at the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein in Germany. ‘Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design' aims to shed new light on contemporary design in Africa. On the basis of a wide variety of examples, 'Making Africa' shows how design is accompanying - and even promoting - economic and political change on the continent and engaging in a clo...

rivane neuenschwander in ‘scenes for a new heritage’ at moma new york

8 March 2015
Brazilian artist Rivane Neuenschwander has a video work included in 'Scenes for a New Heritage: Contemporary Art from the Collection', a sweeping reinstallation of MoMA's Contemporary Galleries. This cross-medium selection of works, created in the past three decades by more than 30 international artists, represents a wide range of approaches to the political, social, and cultural flux that have shaped the current global landscap...

yinka shonibare MBE and lucas samaras in ‘chercer le garÇon’ at mac/val, france

7 March 2015
Lucas Samaras and Yinka Shonibare MBE have work included in the group exhibition 'Chercher le garçon', meaning Find the Boy, which opens at the Musée d'Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne in Vitry-sur-Seine, France.

The exhibition is the first major part of the MAC/VAL 10th anniversary exhibition programme. 'Chercher le garçon' is a multidisciplinary exhibition which focuses on contemporary ideas and definitions of mascu...

jiro takamatsu in 'for a new world to come: experiments in japanese art and photography, 1968–1979' at the museum of fine arts, houston

7 March 2015
The late 1960s and early 1970s marked a period of political and social turmoil in Japan. The country was struggling to forge a new identity on the world stage, and Japanese artists were seeking a medium that could adequately respond to these uncertain times. For a New World to Come: Experiments in Japanese Art and Photography, 1968-1979 explores in depth, for the fi...

‘life is only one: yoshitomo nara’ at asia society in hong kong

6 March 2015
'Life is Only One: Yoshitomo Nara' opens at Asia Society and is the first major solo exhibition in Hong Kong of the renowned Japanese artist. The exhibition title, which comes from one of Nara's paintings, 'Life Is Only One!', is a stirring but ambiguous declaration. Nara invites visitors to give in to their imaginations and engage in a dialogue with the his work and his world. Through a rich selection of paintings, sketches, photogra...

lucas samaras in 'artful giving' at weisman art museum, university of minnesota

28 February 2015
Lillian (Babe) and Julius E. Davis, the namesake donors of a WAM collection gallery, were supporters of the Weisman on many levels. In addition to contributing the funds for the gallery space, they also donated their time and advice (Babe was a founding member of WAM's Colleagues Advisory Board) and made regular gifts of art to WAM's collection. A selection of the artwork given to WAM by Babe and Julius over the years ...

robert beck in ‘forensics: the anatomy of crime’ at wellcome collection, london

26 February 2015
'Forensics: the anatomy of crime' explores the history, science and art of forensic medicine. It travels from crime scene to courtroom, across centuries and continents, exploring the specialisms of those involved in the delicate processes of collecting, analysing and presenting medical evidence.

beatriz milhazes solo exhibition at fundaÇÃo edson queiroz, brazil

24 February 2015
Since its creation in 1971, the Fundação Edson Queiroz at the Universidade de Fortaleza in Brazil has been a driving force in the social, educational and cultural development of the state of Ceará in Northeast Brazil. The foundation runs an extensive exhibition programme and from 24 February 2015 it will show the work of the Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes in a solo exhibition 'Coleção de Motivos'.

Born in 1961 in Rio de Janeir...

major survey exhibition 'kehinde wiley: a new republic’ at brooklyn museum

20 February 2015
Kehinde Wiley will be the subject of a major survey exhibition, Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic, at the Brooklyn Museum. The works presented will raise questions about race, gender, and the politics of representation by portraying contemporary African American men and women using the conventions of traditional European portraiture. The exhibition includes an overview of the artist's prolific fourteen-year career and feature...

kehinde wiley in ‘open this end’ at nasher museum of art at duke university in durham, north carolina, USA

19 February 2015
An exhibition of both iconic and lesser-known works from some of the most significant and compelling artists of the last 50 years, Open This End: Contemporary Art from the Collection of Blake Byrne will trace a number of intertwined narratives in the history of recent art. These narratives include Pop and Conceptual Art, Minimalism, body-oriented performance art, the Pictures Generation, ...

yinka shonibare MBE in ‘staying power’ at victoria and albert museum, london

16 February 2015
Staying Power: Photographs of Black British Experience 1950s-1990s is a project to increase the number of black British photographers and images of black Britain in the V&A collection. It aims to raise awareness of the contribution of black Britons to British culture and society, as well as to the art of photography.

The exhibition will include Yinka Shonibare MBE's photographic series ‘Diary of a Victorian Dandy' (19...

melvin edwards in 'witness: art and civil rights in the sixties' at blanton museum of art, texas

15 February 2015
Melvin Edwards features in 'Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties', a group exhibition that has travelled from Brooklyn Museum, New York to Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire and now opens at Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas, USA.

yinka shonibare MBE commissioned by william morris gallery, london

7 February 2015
Yinka Shonibare MBE is to create work for the William Morris Gallery's first major commission: a Morris-inspired photographic exhibition. The British Nigerian artist will work with Waltham Forest residents to recreate photographs of Morris's family from the Gallery's collection. Some of the sitters wear Victorian costume, refashioned from "African" batik fabric created especially for the project. The work encourages viewers to refle...

jiro takamatsu and anne truitt in 'geometries on and off the grid’ at the warehouse, dallas

2 February 2015
'Geometries On and Off the Grid: Art from 1950 to the Present', featuring gallery artists Jiro Takamatsu and Anne Truitt, examines geometry in the art of the postwar period and its evolution from an increasingly reductivist language in the 1950s and 60s to one that was re-envisioned in the 1960s and 70s as a means of reincorporating the figure and representations of identity into vanguard art. This history...

melvin edwards in major retrospective at nasher sculpture center in dallas, texas

31 January 2015
Following on from Melvin Edwards' first UK solo exhibition at Stephen Friedman Gallery, in January 2015 the Nasher Sculpture Center will present Melvin Edwards: Five Decades, a retrospective of the renowned American sculptor Melvin Edwards. 

rivane neuenschwander in ‘fractured narratives’ at david owsley museum of art, indianapolis, USA

30 January 2015
Brazilian born and London based artist Rivane Neuenschwander has her work included in the group exhibition 'Fractured Narratives: A Strategy to Engage'. The exhibition takes place at David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State University in Indianapolis, USA.

Fractured Narratives features contemporary art that addresses today's global issues, including privacy, modern warfare, the environment, and fre...

catherine opie in 'self: portraits of artists in their absence' at national academy, new york

29 January 2015
Artists have created self-portraits for centuries, in part to ensure presence in their absence. 'Self', featuring gallery artist Catherine Opie, explores the relationship artists have with their own image and how self-representation has evolved over the past 200 years. In our age of compulsive self-celebration, it is an especially compelling moment to examine this enduring artistic genre.

The exhibition is...

paul mcdevitt in solo project ‘hunker down’ at peter scott gallery, UK

28 January 2015
Hunker Down sees Berlin based artist Paul McDevitt utilise the Peter Scott Gallery as a provisional one-man publishing house. Initially conceived as a response to Lancaster University's absence of an academic publishing house, Hunker Down is the umbrella under which a variety of printed matter is being realised in response to different aspects of the university campus and Lancaster itself. The whole project is an enquiry int...

yoshitomo nara in two person exhibition at watari museum of contemporary art in tokyo

25 January 2015
Watari Museum Of Contemporary Art in Tokyo hosts 'to the north, from here', a two person exhibition featuring photography from Yoshitomo Nara and Naoki Ishikawa. The exhibition documents a trip the artists took together in 2014 to Aomori and Hokkaido, areas in the northernmost part of Japan's largest island.

The exhibition sees Nara depart from drawing, painting and sculpture to concentrate his depictions of peopl...

beatriz milhazes in group exhibition ’nourishing’ at oca do ibirapuera, sao paulo

25 January 2015
A project which premiered at the Museum Rio de Janeiro now reaches São Paulo. Occupying 3,500m² of Oca in Ibirapuera Park, the group exhibition 'Nourishing | Art and Construction of the Brazilian Food Heritage' brings an innovative vision of Brazilian food heritage.

The exhibition, which includes work by the internationally acclaimed Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes, brings together 150 pieces from various public...

the scottish national gallery of modern art acquires work by claire barclay and david shrigley

24 January 2015
The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art has announced the acquisition of works by five artists including Claire Barclay and David Shrigley from the landmark exhibition GENERATION: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland, which will draw to a close on 25 January 2015.

Claire Barclay's major installation Trappings (2014) will be the first substantial work by the Glasgow-based artist to enter the SNGMA ...

yinka shonibare MBE in ‘self: image and identity’ at turner contemporary, UK

24 January 2015
Two self portraits by Yinka Shonibare MBE will be on display in Self: Image and Identity, an extraordinary new exhibition opening at Turner Contemporary in Margate, UK in January 2015. In this exhibition Turner Contemporary becomes a frame through which self-portraiture is re-evaluated in the 21st century, sparking conversations on history, celebrity, collecting, gender, mortality and contemporary approaches.

Artists h...

beatriz milhazes in group exhibition ‘beauty reigns’ at akron art museum, ohio

24 January 2015
Beatriz Milhazes is in group exhibition 'Beauty Reigns: A Baroque Sensibility in Recent Painting', featuring the work of 13 emerging and mid-career abstract painters. The exhibition celebrates the exoticism, exuberance and optimism found in the artists' work. Among the characteristics these artists share are high-key color, layered surface imagery, use of overall and repeated patterns, stylized motifs and a tension b...

robert beck in group show ‘sitter’ at columbus college of art and design, ohio

22 January 2015
Robert Beck is one of twenty-seven artists in group exhibition ‘Sitter', an exploration into the idea of the portrait as it exists in contemporary photography. The convergence of conceptual artists and social documentarians in the exhibition yields work that carefully balances aesthetics, political ideas, and the essence of identity to frame important social issues in a contemporary manner.

kehinde wiley awarded us state department medal of arts

21 January 2015
Secretary of State John Kerry will present Kehinde Wiley with the US State Department Medal of Arts, in honour of his "substantive commitment to the U.S. State Department's cultural diplomacy outreach through the visual arts".

The biannual award was introduced on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Art in Embassies (AIE), founded by president John F. Kennedy in 1963 at the suggestion of New York's Museum of Modern Art. Former Secretary of ...

yinka shonibare MBE and stephan balkenhol in group exhibition ’in search of meaning’ at museum de fundatie, the netherlands

17 January 2015
In Search of Meaning investigates the significance of the human figure in a global context. The world altered dramatically toward the end of the twenty-first century, but the real turnaround had already occurred in the eighties. In 1989, the Berlin Wall fell and the communist utopia proved to be an unreachable dream. The Islamic Revolution broke out in Iran in 1979 but so...

yinka shonibare MBE in touring exhibition at morley gallery, UK

15 January 2015
Morley Gallery in London hosts the touring exhibition ‘House of the Flying Wheel' from Backlit Gallery in Nottingham. Curated by Matthew Chesney and John Harris, the exhibition explores the legacy of Samuel Morley, the nineteenth century English woollen manufacturer, through five contemporary artists. All working in different media, film, light, sculpture and installation, this engaging exhibition challenges a more conventional celebr...