robert beck in ‘a slow succession with many interruptions’ at sfmoma, san francisco, USA

10 December 2016
A Slow Succession with Many Interruptions reflects on the ways that artists have responded to the conditions of the twenty-first century. Composed of works from the museum's collection made since 2000, the exhibition explores the prevailing correlations between the personal, the intimate, and the individual; constructions of identity, history, and culture; the instability of materials; and strategies to re...

jennifer rubell in 'high anxiety: new acquisitions' at rubell family collection, miami, USA

30 November 2016
'High Anxiety: New Acquisitions' presents selections of artworks from 32 artists acquired since 2014, many of whom explore polarising social and political concerns through a broad spectrum of contemporary artistic practices. In gauging the output and energies of these artists we find creative currents that speak to our shared state of uncertainty, nervousness and pessimism. "Artists help us comprehend and g...

british council unveils 'wind sculpture vi' by yinka shonibare MBE in lagos, nigeria

24 November 2016
For the first major solo exhibition by Yinka Shonibare MBE (RA) in Nigeria, 'Wind Sculpture VI', a six metre high fibreglass sculpture, is installed in Ndubuisi Kanu Park in Ikeja, Lagos. The project is part of the British Council's UK/Nigeria 2015-2016 season, which aims to build new audiences, create new collaborations and strengthen relationships between the two countries.

Shonibare, who was born in London and ...

kendell geers in ‘why not ask again’ at power station of art, shanghai, china

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

First launched in 1996, the biennale has always taken Shanghai as its primary focus, gathering the most talented international curators and artists to explore the connection between urban life, contemporary...

'anne truitt: intersections' at baltimore museum of art, baltimore, USA

23 October 2016
Five sculptural towers of colour by the acclaimed artist Anne Truitt (1921-2004, American) are on view adjacent to the BMA's Asian and African art collections. This juxtaposition, as well as brief in-gallery essays by the BMA's curators of contemporary, Asian, and African art, invite visitors to contemplate the ways in which essential visual elements such as colour and shape transcend time and geography.
The BMA had two in-dept...

'melvin edwards' at oklahoma contemporary, oklahoma, USA

20 October 2016
Internationally recognised sculptor Melvin Edwards returns to Oklahoma with his first solo exhibition in the state in the last 25 year. The exhibition presents an unprecedented opportunity with more than half of the works created specially for Oklahoma Contemporary from materials the artist gathered in and around Oklahoma City.

Edwards is known for his creation of powerful abstract sculptures from common materials, including scrap iron and ba...

‘kehinde wiley: lamentation’ at petit palais, paris, france

20 October 2016
For his first solo show in France, Kehinde Wiley presents ten monumental works in stained glass and oil on canvas. Wiley continues his exploration of religious iconography in reference to Christ and for the first time the figure of the Virgin Mary. Six windows will be installed in the Great Gallery at Petit Palais, alongside four monumental paintings that will dress the walls of one of the rooms of the nineteenth century collections o...

melvin edwards and jiro takamatsu in ‘postwar: art between the pacific and the atlantic 1945-1965’, haus der kunst, munich, germany

14 October 2016
Melvin Edwards and Jiro Takamatsu have work included in ‘Postwar: Art Between the Pacific and the Atlantic', an exhibition that examines the vibrant and turbulent postwar period, demonstrating how artists responded to the traumas of the Holocaust, the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki; how the two political blocs of the Cold War exploited the arts and created ...

kendell geers in ‘dÉpenses’ at labanque, bÉthune, france

8 October 2016
Curated by Léa Bismuth, 'Dépenses' is the first of three exhibitions to explore the work and thinking of the French intellectual George Bataille. In this exhibition eleven artists question the concept of "Expense" and respond in particular to a text titled ‘The Accursed Share' which was published in 1949 by Georges Bataille.

The exhibition will feature Kendell Geers' 'Kaput Mortuum'.

The exhibition runs from 8 October 2016 until 26 Febru...

‘thomas hirschhorn: stand-alone’ at the mistake room, los angeles, USA

7 October 2016
Stand-Alone is the first solo project in Los Angeles for internationally renowned artist Thomas Hirschhorn. Produced in collaboration with the Coppel Collection in Mexico, the exhibition will feature a large-scale spatial collage that will transform The Mistake Room's gallery space into an immersive environment. Stand-alone was created in 2007 and presented in Berlin that same year. It was subsequently acquired by the Coppel ...

'kehinde wiley: a new republic’ travels to phoenix art museum, arizona, USA

7 October 2016
Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic presents a stunning retrospective of the artist's prolific career through nearly 60 paintings and sculptures.

Kehinde Wiley's work raises intriguing questions about race, gender, and the politics of representation by portraying contemporary African American men and women using the conventions of traditional European portraiture. Appropriating the format of specific paintings by renowned master...

‘david shrigley: lose your mind’ travels to storage by hyundai card, seoul, korea

6 October 2016
The major British Council international touring exhibition 'David Shrigley: Lose Your Mind' travels to Storage by Hyundai Card in Seoul, Korea.

Lose Your Mind highlights the breadth of Shrigley's practice and features important works such as his taxidermy pieces such as ‘Ostrich', 2009, which was acquired by the collection of the British Council. Other prominent pieces include 'Beginning, Middle and End', 2009, a s...

yinka shonibare in ‘body/play/politics’ at yokohama museum of art, yokohama, japan

1 October 2016
BODY/PLAY/POLITICS presents six contemporary artists from around the world who use the body as a way to manifest and explore aspects of history. The exhibition will feature Yinka Shonibare MBE's 2011 film work ‘Addio del Passato', the artist's first investigation into Admiral Nelson (1758 - 1805), the English naval commander who died during the Battle of Trafalgar.

The exhibition runs from 1 October until 14 Decem...

jennifer rubell in 'no man’s land: women artists from the rubell family collection’, national museum of women in the arts, washington d.c., USA

30 September 2016
National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) is collaborating with the Rubell Family Collection (RFC) to realise a new vision for ‘No Man's Land', an exhibition that opened at the RFC's space in Miami in December 2015. Featuring work by 37 artists from 15 countries, NMWA's presentation imagines a visual conversation between women artists new to the Rub...

david shrigley and yinka shonibare MBE at ‘printemps de septembre' festival in toulouse, france

23 September 2016
The Printemps de Septembre (Spring in September) returns this year after a three year hiatus to Toulouse in Southern France. The festival, which was recently redefined as a Biennal by founder Marie-Thérèse Perrin, takes place throughout the city with a programme of exhibitions, concerts, screenings and performances.

In partnership with the Higher Institute of Arts Toulouse, David Shrigley has designe...

‘yinka shonibare MBE: paradise beyond’ at gemeentemuseum helmond, netherlands

20 September 2016
Gemeentemuseum Helmond is pleased to present ‘Paradise Beyond' by renowned British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare MBE. The museum will show major sculptures, installation, collages, drawings, photography and films from 2004 - 2016. The exhibition coincides with a presentation of iconic Vlisco textiles, as the nearby factory produces the patterned fabric that is so often present in Shonibare's work.

This exhibition ...

david shrigley’s ‘life model ii’ opens at the rose art museum in massachusetts, USA

11 September 2016
Scottish artist David Shrigley plays on the age-old tradition of life drawing classes, transforming the gallery into a classroom and viewers into participants. Visitors may sit, observe, and draw from the artist's caricatured sculpture of a nine-foot-tall woman.

‘Life Model II' will be on display at The Rose Art Museum's Lower Rose Gallery from 11 September - 11 December 2016.

David Shrigley at The Rose Art ...

rivane neuenschwander and luiz zerbini at inhotim instituto, sao paulo, brazil

10 September 2016
On the occasion of the 32nd Sao Paulo Biennial, The Instituto Inhotim in Brazil is opening a special exhibition titled ‘Por acqua todo e novo... (Here everything is new)...' which will include ‘The Tenant' 2010 by Rivane Neuenschwander and Cao Guimaraes.

A new work will also be added to Luiz Zerbini's permanent exhibition ‘amor lugar comma (common love place)'.

Sao Paulo Biennial runs from 10 September until 1 December...

rivane neuenschwander in ‘abstract/object’ at the art institute of chicago, illinois, USA

10 September 2016
László Moholy-Nagy (American, born Hungary, 1895-1946) pioneered approaches to abstraction using industrial technology and emphasized art viewing as an intellectual and physical encounter involving more than eyesight alone. A companion to the concurrent Moholy-Nagy retrospective, this exhibition examines the resonance of the artist's experiments and open-mindedness with works in film, photography, painti...

‘stephan balkenhol: sculptures and reliefs’ at moscow museum of modern art, moscow, russia

8 September 2016
Moscow Museum of Modern Art presents a solo exhibition of the world famous sculptor Stephan Balkenhol (b. 1957) - the first major Russian show to span the artist's entire career. Balkenhol's works are in public and private collections in Frankfurt, Bremen, Karlsruhe, Hamburg, Copenhagen, London, Paris, Johannesburg, Hague, New York and Chicago among other cities. Sculptures and Reliefs features the artis...

david shrigley ‘memorial’ installed on the doris c. freedman plaza in central park, new york

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

Shrigley is an artist best known for his hilarious - and multidisciplinary - riffs on everyday thoughts and occurrences, and so, in his typical whimsical style Shrigley will create a piece titled MEMORIAL, which will consist of a 17-foot-tall shopping list.

The granite sculpture - whic...

claire barclay in the 2016 gwangju biennale, gwangju, korea

2 September 2016
Scottish artist Claire Barclay features in the 11th edition of the Gwangju Biennale in Korea, one of the leading international exhibitions of contemporary art. The exhibition is hosted by Gwangju Biennale Foundation and Gwangju Metropolitan City and is titled ‘The Eighth Climate (What does art do?)'.

Barclay is one of her generation's foremost sculptors. Emerging from the Scottish art scene in the late nineties, her practice explores form...

'yinka shonibare MBE’ at yale center for british art in new haven, connecticut, USA

1 September 2016
The contemporary British Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare is best known for his explorations of the legacies of colonialism through sculpture, installations, film, and photography. This display, which coincides with the Center's exhibition Spreading Canvas: Eighteenth-Century British Marine Painting, will focus on Shonibare's interest in the British historical figure Admiral Lord Nelson, whom he uses as an emblem ...

tom friedman in ‘reading as art’ at bury art museum & sculpture centre in bury, UK

26 August 2016
Massachusetts based artist Tom Friedman (b.1965) has two works on paper featured in the group show ‘Reading as Art' at Bury Art Museum in the UK. The works included in the exhibition find different means to foreground and to investigate the activity of reading: the forms it can take (silent reading, reading aloud, spontaneous reading, purposeful reading, and so on), the matter of reading (the book, the screen, the...

thomas hirschhorn is guest curator for the sommerakademie 2016 at zentrum paul klee in bern, switzerland

12 August 2016
Thomas Hirschhorn is to guest curate the Sommerakademie 2016 exhibition at Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern, Switzerland. Hirschhorn (b.1957) studied at the Schule für Gestaltung, Zürich, from 1978 to 1983 and moved to Paris in 1983, where he has lived ever since.

Recent solo projects include ‘In-Between' at South London Gallery, London, England (2015); ‘Flamme Eternelle' at Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Fr...

huma bhabha in public art series 'sculpture in the city’ in and around square mile, london

28 June 2016
The popular public art exhibition, Sculpture in the City, returns this summer with a selection of contemporary art pieces in and around London's Square Mile.

It will include Huma Bhabha's bronze cast,‘The Orientalist', 2007, reminiscent in its authority of a king or deity. Traditional and futuristic, Bhabha's regal figure is an impressive vision from a fictional history. The title of the work conveys ideas of ...

david shrigley finalist in prix canson 2016 drawing prize at the drawing center, new york

22 June 2016
The Prix Canson, one of the most prestigious annual drawing prizes in the world, is partnering with The Drawing Center to exhibit the works of their 2016 finalists from June 22 through July 1, 2016. Canson® and The Drawing Center are linked by their shared passion for drawing and by their ambition to promote art to wide and diverse audiences. Past Prix Canson exhibitions have been held in major museums and galler...

andreas eriksson, yinka shonibare MBE and kehinde wiley in ‘making & unmaking: an exhibtion curated by duro olowu’ at camden arts centre, london

19 June 2016
Making & Unmaking, curated by celebrated fashion designer and curator Duro Olowu, is the latest in the Camden Art Centre's series of artist-selected shows. Bringing together over sixty international artists working in diverse media, this exhibition places antique West African textiles and Bauhaus tapestries amongst contemporary works and new commissions. ...

anne truitt in ‘defining sculpture’ at albright-knox art gallery, new york

18 June 2016
Featuring works drawn exclusively from the Albright-Knox's Collection, 'Defining Sculpture' offers a perspective on the medium's remarkable development and hybridity from the postwar years to the present. Radically transformative Pop art sculptures by Marisol and Claes Oldenburg, inspired by Robert Rauschenberg's all-but-the-kitchen-sink Combines, join sprawling and monumental abstractions by Polly Apfelbaum, Katharina Gros...

stephan balkenhol and yinka shonibare MBE in royal academy summer exhibition, london

13 June 2016
Stephan Balkenhol and Yinka Shonibare MBE take part in the world renowned Summer Exhibition at Royal Academy in London.

Famous as the world's largest open submission show, there are certain things the Summer Exhibition delivers on every single year: a panorama of art in all mediums, a remarkable mixture of emerging artists and household names, and more to see and explore than any other exhibition you are likely to vis...

rivane neuenschwander in ‘under the same sun: art from latin america today’ at south london gallery

10 June 2016
The South London Gallery presents Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today, the second exhibition of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative. Curated by Pablo León de la Barra, Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator, Latin America, in collaboration with the South London Gallery, the exhibition highlights recently acquired works by more than 20 artists working with mediums and methods including inst...

kendell geers in ‘football: at the limit of offside’ at musÉe d’aquitaine in, bordeaux, france

9 June 2016
Kendell Geers' installation ‘Dirty Balls', 2002-2006, is included in this group exhibition which marks the occasion of the Euro 2016 football tournament. Musée d'Aquitaine presents ‘Football: at the limit of offside' to explore the impact of the world's most popular sport. Now a global phenomenon, this exhibition will focus on the economic, social and cultural relevance of football. The exhibition will...

the museum of modern art honours huma bhabha at summer gala 'party in the garden’, new york

1 June 2016
The Museum of Modern Art's Party in the Garden will honour collection artists Huma Bhabha, Mark Bradford, and Brice Marden, along with philanthropists Amanda and Glenn Fuhrman and Sally and Wynn Kramarsky. In recognition of their prolonged commitment to culture, the arts, and MoMA, this year's honourees are being celebrated for their artistry and philanthropy. Co-chairs of the event are Susan and Michael Dell,...

david shrigley and yinka shonibare MBE in ‘found’ at foundling museum, london

27 May 2016
For this major exhibition, Foundling Fellow Cornelia Parker has invited over sixty outstanding artists from a range of creative disciplines to respond to the theme of ‘found', reflecting on the Museum's heritage. Combining new and existing work with found objects kept for their significance, the exhibition will unfold throughout the Museum, interacting with historic works in the Collection and with each other. Parker's in...

david shrigley in ‘alice in crisis’ at dio horia gallery, mykonos, greece

27 May 2016
David Shrigley partakes in a unique group show which takes the form of an 'Alice in Wonderland styled' crisis escape town that is populated by anthropomorphic creatures, rabbit holes, peculiar airplanes, nonsense balloons and so on. The aim of the show is to put emphasis on the small occurrences where ideas, actions and various forms of pleasurable releases occur, even in times where people are subjected to the pressures and ...

stephan balkenhol in two person show at fondation fernet-branca, saint-louis, france

22 May 2016
Fondation Fernet-Branca in Saint-Louis in northeastern France presents a two person show with Stephan Balkenhol (b.1957) and Philippe Cognée (b.1957). The exhibition looks at the relationship between the artists and at their practice and explorations into figuration since the 1980s. Both artists ground their work in reality, in the every day and in the landscape that surrounds them.

Stephan Balkenhol has been a central...

mamma andersson in 'collected works! 30 years with the maria bonnier dahlin foundation', bonniers konsthall, sweden

22 May 2016
Mamma Andersson is included in 'Collected Works! 30 Years', a look back at the Maria Bonnier Dahlin Foundation since its conception in 1986. Over the past 30 years, the Maria Bonnier Dahlin Foundation has supported young artists. This group exhibition, featuring art from all 79 grant recipients, will offer a unique overview of Swedish art history.

The Maria Bonnier Dahlin Foundation was e...

manuel espinosa, andreas eriksson and david shrigley in ‘seeing round corners’ at turner contemporary, margate

21 May 2016
In summer 2016, Turner Contemporary presents the first UK exhibition to explore how artists have responded to the phenomenon of the circle, the disc or the sphere. This exhibition explores the ways in which artists have used this universal and recurring form, and the very idea of ‘roundness'. Seeing Round Corners showcases more than 50 works, presenting a variety of processes and media inc...

tonico lemos auad and rivane neuenschwander in ‘soft power. arte brasil’ at kunsthal kade, amersfoort, the netherlands

21 May 2016
Tonico Lemos Auad and Rivane Neuenschwander feature in 'Soft Power. Arte Brasil', a major exhibition at Kunsthal KAdE in Amersfoort, The Netherlands. Featuring 35 contemporary Brazilian artists and artists' groups working on issues currently facing their country, the exhibition is prompted by the prospect of the Rio Olympics: the second global sporting event to be hosted by Brazil ...

tonico lemos auad in ‘what separates us’, an hs projects group exhibition at the embassy of brazil, london

20 May 2016
HS Projects presents ‘What separates us', a group exhibition by four Brazilian artists, Tonico Lemos Auad, Adriano Costa, Rodrigo Matheus and Matheus Rocha Pitta, at Sala Brazil, the Embassy of Brazil in London. ‘What separates us' examines ideas of value systems and exchange mechanisms from cultural, social and economic perspectives. The exhibition explores ideas of international trade, trave...

tonico lemos auad in ‘all heritage is poetry’ at fundaÇao eugÉnio de almedia, Évora, portugal

14 May 2016
Tonico Lemos Auad is in ‘All Heritage is Poetry (Todo o Património é Poesia)', a group exhibition at Fundação Eugénio de Almeida to mark the 30th anniversary of Évora, in south-cental Portugal, receiving classification as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. The exhibition, curated by Filipa Oliveira, opens up new prospects for reflection on the heritage classification and aims to be a contemporary link bet...

rivane neuenschwander in 'the campaign for art' at san francisco museum of modern art, california, USA

14 May 2016
Brazilian artist Rivane Neuenschwander is included in 'The Campaign for Art. Modern and Contemporary' at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. This exhibition - one of several highlighting contributions from the museum's Campaign for Art - introduces the range and quality of these newly committed and gifted works in a multidisciplinary selection that strengthens and deepens SFMOMA's collection. Among th...

kendell geers in ‘punk. its traces in contemporary art’ at macba, barcelona, spain

13 May 2016
'PUNK. Its Traces in Contemporary Art' features over sixty artists and includes a grouping of indian ink on paper paintings by Kendell Geers. The exhibition traces a journey through the influence of punk in contemporary art and echoes the importance of its presence as an attitude and as a referent for many creators. It includes installations, documentary excerpts, multiples, photographs, videos and paintings, togethe...

‘robert beck / robert buck: states of america’ at pizzuti collection, ohio

10 May 2016
Pizzuti Collection in Ohio present a major solo exhibition of Robert Buck, an artist whose work has been collected in depth by the Pizzuti's over the past twenty years. The works span the entire career of the artist who began as Robert Beck and continued under his changed name of Buck. The drawings, sculpture, video and installation work reflect the artist's sensitive investigations into how we respond to the diverse social ...

'rotunda projects: yinka shonibare MBE' at memphis brooks museum of art, memphis, tennessee, USA

7 May 2016
The inaugural exhibition for Rotunda Projects comprises four figures from Yinka Shonibare MBE's series Rage of the Ballet Gods. The figures will be on view in the museum's rotunda as part of the museum's year-long centennial celebration.

The Rotunda Projects series will engage visitors with experimental, provocative, and compelling works in a variety of styles and employing diverse materials created by inter...

andreas eriksson in a group exhibition at lidkÖpings konstfÖrening, lidkÖping, sweden

7 May 2016
Andreas Eriksson is one of six artists taking part in a select group exhibition at Lidköping Konstförening in Sweden. The exhibition features paintings, sculpture, photography and video works by five Swedish artists, all of who have previously exhibited at Lidköping and return to showcase their work to an increasingly growing and receptive local audience.

Andreas Eriksson's artistic practice is highly expansive, enc...

juan araujo in 'roberto burle marx: brazilian modernist’ at jewish museum, new york, USA

6 May 2016
The Brazilian artist Roberto Burle Marx (1909-1994) is one of the most prominent landscape architects of the twentieth century. His famous projects range from the remarkable mosaic pavements on the seaside avenue of Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana Beach to the multitude of gardens that embellish Brasilia, one of several-large scale projects he executed in collaboration with famed architect Oscar Niemeyer. Roberto Burl...

kendell geers in ‘the possessed’ at friche la belle de mai in marseille, france

5 May 2016
'The Possessed' brings together more than sixty contemporary works borrowed from private collections in southern France. Dating from the 1960s to the present, the exhibition reveals the aesthetic similarities between the collections and highlights some of the singular conversations that each has with the artists. This unique exhibition, featuring work from Kendell Geers, offers visitors a special approach to the act of c...

yinka shonibare MBE major commission for royal academy, london

1 May 2016
Yinka Shonibare MBE has designed the hoarding to be displayed on the front of the Royal Academy on Burlington Gardens while it undergoes restoration in preparation for the Royal Academy's 250th anniversary in 2018. Titled 'RA Family Album, the display brings together over 160 images that span the Royal Academy's 248-year history. The juxtaposition of images reveals the rich tapestry of activity which takes place behind these walls.

'rivane neuenschwander: secondary stories’ at linda pace foundation, texas, USA

30 April 2016
The Linda Pace Foundation presents the Texas debut of Secondary Stories, a room-sized installation by Brazilian artist Rivane Neuenschwander. Neuenschwander has become widely regarded for her often ephemeral work that explores narratives about language, nature, social interactions and the passing of time. Showcasing Secondary Stories as well as three video installation works, the exhibition opens at SPACE, the public ga...

robert beck in ‘human interest: portraits from the whitney’s collection’ at whitney museum of american art, new york

27 April 2016
Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney's Collection offers new perspectives on one of art's oldest genres. Drawn entirely from the Museum's holdings, the more than two hundred works in the exhibition show changing approaches to portraiture from the early 1900s until today, including work by Robert Beck (b.1959). Robert Buck, born Robert Beck in Baltimore, USA in 1959, now liv...

yoshitomo nara launches waterloo billboard commissions, southbank centre, london

25 April 2016
The Hayward Gallery launches the Waterloo Billboard Commissions with a new artwork by Yoshitomo Nara. The humorous, manga-influenced piece, titled 'Marching on the Butterbur Leaf', depicts a young girl playfully encouraging passers-by to fall in step. It was created by Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara, who exhibited in the Hayward Gallery's group exhibition Walking in My Mind in 2009.

The billboard is the first in a series...

yoshitomo nara in 'hey ho lets go: ramones and the birth of punk’ at queeens musuem, new york, USA

10 April 2016
On the 40th anniversary of the Ramones' debut album the Queens Museum and the GRAMMY Museum are partnering to present an unprecedented two-part exhibition celebrating the lasting influence of punk rock progenitors the Ramones. While the exhibition's two parts will share many key objects drawn from more than 50 public and private collection across the world, each will explore the Ramones through a diff...

yoshitomo nara in 'revalue nippon project' at panasonic shidome museum, tokyo, japan

9 April 2016
Yoshitomo Nara features in the group show 'Revalue Nippon Project', organised by former Japanese soccer player Hidetoshi Nakata. Since retiring Nakata has initiated opportunities such as this for the general public to rediscover the value, potential, and delight of KOGEI (Japanese craft arts) - as well as the traditional Japanese cultures and techniques associated with them - that have been practiced for centuries. By...

'claire barclay: bright bodies’ at glasgow international 2016

8 April 2016
Claire Barclay presents ‘Bright Bodies' as part of Glasgow International 2016. Taking place in Kelvin Hall, Barclay's work draws upon aspects of the building's past to create a large-scale installation within one of the near-derelict spaces before it is once again transformed as part of a major refurbishment. By responding to archival material relating to the 1951 Exhibition of Industrial Power, Barclay explores past and present attitude...

kendell geers and thomas hirschhorn in ‘a history. contemporary art from the centre pompidou’ at haus der kunst, munich, germany

25 March 2016
'A History: Contemporary Art from the Centre Pompidou' provides an overview of contemporary art since the 1980s with 160 works by more than 100 artists, including Kendell Geers and Thomas Hirschhorn.

This presentation of the Centre Pompidou contemporary collections at Haus der Kunst focuses on the altered geography and social landscape of the 1980s, notably the former E...

two major works by yinka shonibare MBE transform turner contemporary, margate, UK

22 March 2016
As part of the 14-18 NOW programme of World War 1 Centenary Art commissions, Turner Contemporary's Sunley Gallery is transformed by two major works by leading contemporary artist Yinka Shonibare MBE. Coinciding with the gallery's fifth anniversary, Shonibare's powerful work explores themes of conflict, empire and migration in the centenary year of The Battle of the Somme, poignantly shown at Turner Contemporary against ...

new works by tom friedman in ‘untitled (foundation)’ at mead art museum, amherst college, massachusetts, USA

16 February 2016
American sculptor and conceptual artist Tom Friedman (b.1965) is the subject of a solo exhibition at Mead Art Museum at Amherst College in Massachusetts, USA. The exhibition, titled ‘Tom Friedman: Untitled (Foundation)', will include new work and will run from 16 February until 26 June 2016.

This solo show follows recent major public installations of Friedman's 33-foot stainless-steel f...

‘melvin edwards: five decades’ travels to columbus museum of art, ohio, USA

12 February 2016
'Melvin Edwards: Five Decades' travels to Columbus Museum of Art in Columbus, Ohio, USA for the last instalment of this major retrospective. Melvin Edwards is an American sculptor who works primarily in welded steel. Best known for his Lynch Fragments, an ongoing series of small-scale reliefs born out of the social and political turmoil of the civil rights movement, Edwards is also the first African American sculptor t...

gallery event: andreas eriksson exhibition walkthrough with magnus af petersens, senior curator at moderna museet stockholm

9 February 2016
On the occasion of 'Röta, bråka, skäkta och heckle', Andreas Eriksson's second solo exhibition at Stephen Friedman Gallery, the artist will do an exhibition walkthrough with Magnus af Petersens, Senior Curator at Moderna Museet Stockholm.

The event takes place on Tuesday 9 February and starts at 5:30pm in Gallery One. The private view will follow from 6-8pm.

Albers & the Bauh...

thomas hirschhorn to lecture at ‘what is critique?’, an international symposium at n.b.k., berlin, germany

6 February 2016
International Symposium
with Maxim Biller, Sabeth Buchmann, Ann Cotten, Elena Esposito, Thomas Hirschhorn, Eva Illouz, Claudius Seidl, Marcus Steinweg, Alenka Zupančič

What is Critique? Touching on the legacy of the Enlightenment, that always needs to be updated and critically analyzed, this question will be discussed in relation to its central role for civil society. A critical attitude t...

'yinka shonibare MBE ra: recreating the pastoral' at visual centre for contemporary art, carlow, ireland

6 February 2016
Yinka Shonibare MBE is in a major solo exhibition at the renowned Visual Centre for Contemporary Art in Carlow, Ireland. 'Recreating The Pastoral' draws the viewer through a series of installations which juxtapose elements of elaborate 18th and 19th century European dress and courtly behaviour with contemporary political sensitivities expressed through Shonibare's use for Dutch wax cotton cloth,...

yinka shonibare MBE hosts shape open 2016 at guest projects in london, UK

5 February 2016
This year, the ground-breaking annual Shape Open exhibition will be at Guest Projects space, hosted by Shape Open Patron Yinka Shonibare MBE.

The Shape Open 2016 theme ‘My Life' encouraged both disabled and non-disabled artists to creatively express life through the lens of disability. Using an exciting range of mediums such as blood, machinery and modified everyday objects to express their ideas, the artists drew on memory, ...

paul mcdevitt installation at house of st barnabas, london, UK

5 February 2016
This spring The House of St Barnabas will present work by Paul McDevitt in the Silk Room. McDevitt was born in 1972 in Troon, Scotland and now lives and works in Berlin, Germany. McDevitt's work encompasses highly skilled draughtsmanship, painting, sculpture and video. His practice continues to engage with contemporary society, the fragility and uncertainty of modernity, and the iconography and imagery it produces. His refusal to propag...

manuel espinosa in ‘the illusive eye’ at el museo del barrio, new york, USA

3 February 2016
Argentine artist Manuel Espinosa (d.2006) is included in The Illusive Eye, an international survey on Kinetic and Op art at El Museo del Barrio in New York. The exhibition offers a broad intellectual context for Op art and geometric abstraction, one that goes against the grain of formalist art history. The selection provides a special focus on artwork from the Americas and features major artists from seventeen countries...

tom friedman’s ‘looking up’ installed on park avenue, new york, USA

31 January 2016
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London; Luhring Augustine, New York; NYC Parks; and the Fund for Park Avenue are pleased to present 'Looking Up', a 33.3-foot-tall stainless steel sculpture by the American artist Tom Friedman.

'Looking Up' is by far the most ambitious sculpture from Friedman's ongoing body of work involving the use of crushed aluminum foil roasting-pans to create figures, which, through a process of molding and los...

‘catherine opie: portraits’ at hammer museum, los angeles, USA

30 January 2016
One of the preeminent artists of her generation working with photography, Catherine Opie (b. 1961, Sandusky, Ohio) is known for her evocative images of contemporary America. The artist has chosen a myriad of subjects throughout her career, including the S/M community, city buildings, domestic life, high school football players, surfers, and President Obama's first inauguration. Her pictures of the people, places, and events of the p...

tonico lemos auad at de la warr pavilion, east sussex, UK

30 January 2016
The London-based Brazilian artist Tonico Lemos Auad (b.1968) is the subject of a major solo exhibition at De La Warr Pavilion in East Sussex, London. The exhibition will respond to De La Warr Pavilion's proximity to the natural elements and the town's history as a seaside resort and its relationship to mental health and well-being.

Auad has exhibited internationally with works that investigate materiality, sensuality, process and the relatio...

david shrigley and yoshitomo nara in ‘takashi murakami’s superflat collection’ at yokohama museum of art, japan

30 January 2016
This exhibition is the first large-scale public showing of the renowned contemporary Japanese artist Takashi Murakami's private collection. Centred around contemporary art, the collection and exhibition includes David Shrigley's ‘Life Model', 2012 and Yoshitomo Nara's 'Light My Fire', 2001.

Murakami (b. 1962) received the first Ph.D in Nihonga to be granted by the Tokyo University o...

huma bhabha in ‘stranger’ at moca cleveland, ohio, USA

29 January 2016
The figure is a persistent and compelling subject for artists. Representations of the body channel our desires, vulnerabilities, and anxieties-to confront the figure is also to confront one's own sense of personhood. In this contemporary moment, when notions of individuality seem to be increasingly unsettled, the body has re-emerged as a site of urgent inquiry.

‘Stranger' examines recent developments in figuration that speak to the continua...

robert beck, jim hodges and catherine opie in major group exhibition at rennie museum, the wing sang building in vancouver, canada

23 January 2016
Rennie Collection present a major group exhibition titled 'Winter 2015/2016: Collected Works' featuring 41 prominent and emerging artists. Bringing together a variety of practices and media, this survey aims to reveal the chaos of the world by addressing enduringly pertinent issues, from migratory displacement to an in-depth examination of identity and history. Gallery ...

claire barclay in conversation with paul hobson at stephen friedman gallery, london

20 January 2016
On Wednesday 20 January at 7pm, we will hold an in conversation event at the gallery between Claire Barclay and Paul Hobson, director of Modern Art Oxford, to celebrate Barclay's current exhibition ‘Longing Lasting'. Claire Barclay, born in 1968 in Paisley, Scotland, is a leading figure in a generation of graduates from the Glasgow School of Art in the 1990s: a group of young artists studying in the city who rose to...