yinka shonibare MBE in conversation with alastair sooke at chatsworth house, derbyshire, UK

23 September 2017
Yinka Shonibare MBE will be in conversation with art critic and broadcaster Alastair Sooke as part of Art Out Loud at Chatsworth House.

2.30pm-3.30pm, South Lawn

jim hodges in 'converge 45 – you in mind’, portland, oregon, USA

9 August 2017
Converge 45 brings together artists, curators and collectors for its second year of programming. Building on the Artists' Congress in 2016, which included 21 artists from across the US, Director Kristy Edmunds presents new and existing works by these artists.

9 - 12 August 2017

Jim Hodges at Converge 45

kendell geers in 'time for outrage!', by alteria arts, great eastern street gallery wall, london, UK

18 July 2017
Kendell Geers is in the first edition of Time for Outrage!, a global poster campaign that gives acclaimed artists and members of the public a platform to voice their outrage. The posters will go on display on the prominent billboards of the Great Eastern Street Gallery Wall in London.

The poster campaign will take place in various cities around the world, including London, Berlin, Athens, Moscow, Istan...

the life and work of jiro takamatsu, talk by yumiko chiba at the art workers’ guild, london

13 July 2017
In celebration of Jiro Takamatsu: The Temperature of Sculpture at the Henry Moore Institute (13 July - 22 October 2017), Yumiko Chiba, founder of Yumiko Chiba Associates and representative for the Estate of Jiro Takamatsu, will explore Takamatsu's career, providing a personal insight into the man behind such ground-breaking and diverse work.

Preceded by an introduction by Lisa Le Feuvre, Head of Sculpture Stu...

tom friedman in ’blessed inaction’ at kranenburgh museum in bergen, the netherlands

18 June 2017
Tom Friedman's monumental sculpture ‘Bigbluefigure', 2006-2010, goes on display at Museum Kranenburgh in Bergen, The Netherlands. Known for his extraordinary works in micro and macro scale, this work presents an emblematic Friedman conceit; the giant cartoon-like figure is sculpted entirely from an oversize piece of blue styrofoam that hosts a barely visible microscopic figure - made in the precise likeness of the ...

david shrigley at skip gallery in hoxton, london

14 June 2017
David Shrigley has unveiled a public sculpture in a skip on Hoxton Square. Look at This is exhibited in the recently opened Skip Gallery, a yellow skip placed on the road in the square, co-founded by Lee Baker and Catherine Borowski. On meeting David, Lee says his "irreverent and absurdist attitude seemed to fit perfectly with the ethos of Skip". A set of metal letters in David's idiosyncratic writing style stand at the centre of the skip.

14 - 25 June

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yinka shonibare MBE at the royal academy summer exhibition, london, UK

13 June 2017
The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition features two new paintings by Yinka Shonibare MBE, who has also curated a section of the annual show.

Exhibited for the first time in London, the paintings depict angels with African ritual masks over their faces. Shonibare combines powerful imagery from Christian European and African mythologies in order to create a hybrid: what the artist calls 'a third myth'. The result is an arresting interru...

ged quinn in ’synthetic landscapes’ at meadow arts, weston park, shifnal, UK

4 June 2017
In 'Synthetic Landscapes' artists engage with Weston Park and its history, responding to ‘Capability' Brown's grand landscapes and James Paine's architecture. In this part of the West Midlands, two radically different visions of man-made landscapes collide; on the one hand, the idealised landscaped garden magnificently expressed at Weston, on the other, the emerging industrial landscape.

'Synthetic Landscapes' takes place ...

kehinde wiley in ‘harlem: found ways’ at ethelbert cooper gallery, harvard university, USA

24 May 2017
In Harlem: Found Ways, the Cooper Gallery presents artistic visions and engagements from recent decades specific to Harlem, New York City. Each artwork employs a distinct set of inquiries and innovative strategies to explore the Harlem community's visual heritage as it grapples with the challenges of gentrification. The fifty-five works, including work by Kehinde Wiley, are anchored by photographer Dawoud Bey...

'luiz zerbini' at santander cultural, porto alegre, brazil

23 May 2017
This important solo exhibition has been curated by Marcelo Campos and will include new paintings, works on paper and table installations by Luiz Zerbini. It will run concurrently with two other presentations; Barrão curated by Felipe Scovino and Albano Hernández Domínguez curated by Douglas Freitas.

The exhibition runs from 23 May until 16 July 2017.

Luiz Zerbini at Santander Cultural


david shrigley’s ‘life model ii’ in ‘participation as an artistic principle’ at museum morsbroich, leverkusen, germany

21 May 2017
This exhibition at Museum Morsbroich looks at the audience and their role in the creative process of a work of art. It features ‘Life Model II' where David Shrigley plays on the 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-t...

thomas hirschhorn in biennale kulturort weiertal, winterthur, switzerland

20 May 2017
Thomas Hirschhorn is in the sculpture-focused Biennale Kulturort Weiertal. The biennale is located in Winterthur, a Swiss city northeast of Zurich. It will include 'Made in Tunnel of Politics', 2009, in which the artist reassembled a Ford Ranger pick-up by cutting it in half and sticking it back together with packing tape.

robert beck/robert buck: artist talk and screening at electronic arts intermix, new york

16 May 2017
Electronic Arts Intermix present an evening to launch their distribution of Robert Beck/Robert Buck's video work. The event will celebrate the artist's singular approach to the moving image. Alongside a selection of his video works, it will feature Beck's nearly year-long conceptual broadcast project, 'The Space Program' (1985-86), screened publicly for the first time. Buck will introduce the programme and be in co...

melvin edwards in ‘space force construction’ to commemorate v-a-c foundation’s new venetian headquarters

13 May 2017
V-A-C Foundation presents Space Force Construction, organised with the Art Institute of Chicago, for the launch of their new headquarters in Venice.

The exhibition looks at the international exchange of ideas opened up by early twentieth-century Russian artists, suggesting how we might re-conceive spheres of public and private life to bring about social change.

The exhibition includes Melvin E...

tonico lemos auad in three-person show at bridget de leÓn gallery, bath, UK

7 May 2017
The title of this three-person exhibition 'Loose Threads' refers to the idea of lines and webs that may be visual as well as conceptual, referencing language and communication, as well as physical structures. The formal relationship between the works exhibited is intentionally loose, however the interplay of ideas, forms, and use of materials play on common themes of mortality and materiality. Each artist creates an environment...

thomas hirschhorn in 'the restless earth’ at the triennale di milano, italy

28 April 2017
This exhibition charts the experiences and perceptions of migration and the current refugee crisis through the photographic works of more than 60 artists. The Restless Earth explores real and imaginary stories and questions how recent events could reframe history, geography, and culture.

It will include a collage titled 'Beyond Ruins' by Swiss artist Thomas Hirschhorn.

The exhibition runs from 28 April until 20 August 2017....

melvin edwards in ‘reconstitution’ at laxart, los angeles

23 April 2017
Reconstitution is a group show that is an update and recasting of the 1987 exhibition Constitution originally organised by the art collective Group Material. As it did in 1987, the exhibition asks the question how and to what extent are the ideals of liberty, equality, and justice for all being met? It comes at a time when the electorate is deeply divided and begs reflection back to 30 years ago when the first exhibition was conceived.

The...

yinka shonibare MBE in 'tous de sang meles’ at mac/val, vitry en seine, paris

22 April 2017
Yinka Shonibare MBE features in ‘Tous de sang meles (all, blood-mingled)' at MAC/VAL in Paris, France. The exhibition invites artists who address issues of identity through their work and it will include Shonibare's ‘End of Empire' which features two figures dressed in the artist's signature Dutch wax batik fabric, seated on a mechanically operated Victorian style see-saw. This imagery imitates the shifting points of bala...

thomas hirschhorn in ‘the absent museum’ at wiels contemporary art centre, brussels

20 April 2017
To mark its 10th anniversary, WIELS presents a large-scale exhibition exploring the role of the museum in society, suggesting that it is 'notably absent' in the formation of public opinion. It will include a 'Pixel-Collage' and a specially commissioned banner by Thomas Hirschhorn.

The exhibition runs from 20 April until 13 August 2017.

Thomas Hirschhorn at WIELS


thomas hirschhorn in ‘the other’ at maison populaire, montreuil, france

19 April 2017
'Pixel-Collage No. 4', 2015, by Thomas Hirschchorn is included in this exhibition that explores the prevalence of prejudice and stereotype. It suggests that despite increased integration and globalisation our reflex impressions still dominate our apprehension of the other.

The exhibition runs from 19 April until 1 July 2017.

Thomas Hirschhorn at Maison Populaire


anne truitt in ‘making space: women artists and postwar abstraction’ at the museum of modern art, new york

13 April 2017
Making Space looks at the achievements of women artists between the end of World War II (1945) and the start of the Feminist movement (around 1968). Drawn entirely from the Museum's collection, the exhibition features nearly 100 paintings, including the reductive abstractions of Anne Truitt.

The exhibition runs from 13 April until 13 August 2017.

Anne Truitt at MoMA

kendell geers in 'emst in the world', documenta 14, fridericianum, kassel, germany

8 April 2017
The exhibition at the Fridericianum marks the first time the collection of Greece's National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST) is presented in Germany.

Found within documenta's title 'Learning from Athens', the two organisations agreed for EMST to become the main venue of documenta in Athens and the Museum to exhibit part of its collection to Fridericianum in Kassel.

It includes Kendell Geers' 'Acropolis Redux (The Dire...

'iself collection: self-portrait as the billy goat' at whitechapel gallery, london, UK

7 April 2017
This inaugural display of the ISelf Collection examines individual identity, the body and the human condition from the perspectives of twenty artists. It will include a sculpture and a work on paper by Huma Bhabha.

The exhibition runs from 7 April until 20 August 2017.

Huma Bhabha at Whitechapel Gallery.


kendell geers in 'capital africa' at lille3000, lille, france

6 April 2017
Thirty contemporary African artists explore the African continent in 'Capital Africa: Towards the Cape of Good Hope' at Lille3000.

The exhibition includes a new neon work by Kendell Geers titled 'Hope Is A Four Letter Word'.

6 April - 3 September 2017

Kendell Geers at Lille3000


rivane neuenschwander in ‘now’ at modern one, scottish national gallery of modern art, edinburgh

25 March 2017
Two works by Rivane Neuenschwander feature in the opening exhibition of a new three year programme at Modern One: the film 'The Tenant', a collaboration with Cao Guimarães, and 'Colheita (Harvest)' which is an installation comprised of 365 shopping lists collected from supermarkets in London.

thomas hirschhorn in 'sculptures made of paper' at kunsthalle vogelmann, heilbronn, germany

19 March 2017
'Sculptures made of paper. From Kurt Schwitters to Karla Black' explores the recent evolution of sculptures made of paper, considering them not as models or studies but completed works. It looks at the trajectory in the development of sculpture which has seen paper used for permanent sculpture, ​​and asks whether it will replace bronze and marble.

The exhibition will feature work from Thomas Hirchhorn who, sin...

paul mcdevitt at dolph projects in london

16 March 2017
In this solo exhibition Paul McDevitt responds to DOLPH's objective to frame an exhibition that contextualises the interests and concerns driving an artist's practice. One line in particular in DOLPH's stated aims stuck with McDevitt - The decisions that litter the pathway towards completing a piece of work.

The exhibition runs from 16 - 26 March 2017.

Artist's talk & Private View on Wednesday 15 March 6-9pm.

Paul McDevitt at DOLPH


'david shrigley: lose your mind' travels to centre for contemporary art in christchurch, new zealand

11 March 2017
David Shrigley's major British Council touring exhibition 'Lose Your Mind' opens in New Zealand having travelled from: Storage by Hyundai Card in Seoul, Korea; The Museum of Contemporary Art in Santiago, Chile; and the Instituto-Cultural-Cabañas in Guadalajara, Mexico where it originally opened in November 2015.

The exhibition has been curated by Katrina Schwarz of the British Council.

‘David Shri...

robert buck in 'strange attractor' at marfa myths music festival, texas

10 March 2017
Robert Buck features in ‘Strange Attractor', an exhibition taking place as part of the arts programme of Marfa Myths music festival in Texas. The annual festival and cultural program was founded in 2014 by nonprofit contemporary arts foundation Ballroom Marfa and Brooklyn-based music label Mexican Summer.

The exhibition will include Buck's ‘At the end of the day...(Holding area, US Customs and Border Protection Nogales Placement ...

tonico lemos auad in sharjah biennial 13: tamawuj, united arab emirates

10 March 2017
For the thirtienth edition of the Sharjah Biennial, Tonico Lemos Auad will present 'A moment of the sky / four humours'. In this work, which was first shown at De La Warr Pavilion in 2015, the artist creates a garden of medicinal plants that visitors can engage with.

Sharjah Biennial: Tamawuj runs from 10 March until 12 June 2017.

Tonico Lemos Auad at SB13.


tonico lemos auad in drawing biennial 2017 at drawing room, london

2 March 2017

For The Drawing Biennial 2017, Tonico Lemos Auad presents 'Indio', a new work made from paper and cotton thread. This fundraiser offers insights into how artists contend with a world in flux and provides a snapshot of contemporary drawing practices.

Drawing Biennal runs from 2 March until 26 April 2017.

Tonico Lemos Auad at Drawing Room.

kendell geers in 'person of the crowd: the contemporary art of flÂnerie’ at the barnes foundation, philadelphia, USA

25 February 2017

This exhibition will include Kendell Geers' 'Portrait of the Artist as a Touring Mandela'. The installation is a documentation of a performance piece where, dressed as Nelson Mandela, he engaged passersby on the streets of Johannesburg.

The exhibition runs from 25 February until 22 May 2017.

Kendall Geers at The Barnes Foundation

rivane neuenschwander 'the name of fear’ at museu de arte do rio, rio de janeiro

21 February 2017
In this presentation Neuenschwander explores the idea of fear as perceived by a child. The artist has created handmade capes based on the drawings, fears and dreams of children from neighbourhoods in Rio de Janeiro. This is the second iteration of 'The Name of Fear', which was first shown at The Whitechapel Gallery in 2015.

The exhibition opens on 21 February 2017.

Rivane Neuenschwander at Museu de Arte do Rio

rivane neuenschwander in 'starting point’ at sala de arte santander, madrid

21 February 2017

'Starting Point' comprises a selection of works from the Isabel and Agustín Coppel Collection, including Rivane Neuenschwander's 'Nestor o Destatuador (Zé Carioca No. 13)', 2003.

The exhibition runs from 21 February until 11 June 2017.

Rivane Neuenschwander at Santander Art Gallery

'claire barclay: yield point’ at tramway, glasgow, scotland

10 February 2017
For her most ambitious exhibition in a public institution to date, renowned Glasgow based artist Claire Barclay has created a new body of large scale sculptures responding to the raw industrial aesthetic of Tramway. Her installation 'Yield Point' addresses relationships between the human body and the industrial workplace, in particular, the physical states of strength and vulnerability that underlie human engagement with skilled manual ...

'kehinde wiley: a new republic’ travels to toledo museum, ohio, USA

10 February 2017
A retrospective of nearly sixty paintings and sculptures that celebrates Kehinde Wiley's career opens for its next iteration. The exhibition has toured from: Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Virginia; Seattle Art Museum, Washington; Modern Art Museum Fortworth, Texas; and Brooklyn Museum, New York where it opened in February 2015.

The exhibition runs from 10 February until 14 May 2017.

Kehinde Wiley at Toledo Museum


yinka shonibare MBE in ‘public view’ at bluecoat, liverpool, UK

4 February 2017
Curated by Bluecoat Artistic Director Bryan Biggs, the exhibition 'Public View' brings together works by 100 artists who have previously exhibited at Bluecoat. The exhibition will feature work from a number of high profile artists including Yinka Shonibare MBE, John Akomfrah, Sonia Boyce, Jeremy Deller, John Latham, Mark Leckey, Elizabeth Magill and Yoko Ono.

The exhibition runs from 4 February until 23 April 2017.

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yinka shonibare MBE commission for yale center for british art, connecticut, USA

2 February 2017
This exhibition includes a specially commissioned work by Yinka Shonibare MBE which was inspired by a meeting in 1753 between Princess Augusta and Eliza Lucas Pinckney who was the owner of a slave plantation in South Carolina, which was then a British colony. The exhibition will travel to Kensington Palace from 22 June to 12 November 2017.

The exhibitions runs from 2 February until 30 April 2017.

'andreas eriksson: work in progress' at skissernas museum - museum of artistic process and public art, lund, sweden

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

The exhibition runs from 28 January until 13 August 2017.

Andreas Eriksson at Skissernas Museum.


rivane neuenschwander in ‘entangled: threads & making’ at turner contemporary in margate, kent

28 January 2017
Entangled: Threads & Making is a major exhibition of sculpture, installation, tapestry, textiles and jewellery from the early 20th century to the present day. It features over 40 international female artists from different generations and cultures who challenge established categories of craft, design and fine art, and who share a fascination with the handmade and the processes of making itself.

The ex...

melvin edwards in 'third space /shifting conversations about contemporary art’ at birmingham museum of art, birmingham, alabama, USA

27 January 2017
Melvin Edwards has a work from his renowned Lynch Fragment series included in ‘Third Space', the first large-scale exhibition of contemporary art from The Birmingham Museum of Art's own collection. Third Space highlights more than 100 works of art including paintings, sculpture, photography, and video. The exhibition creates connections between the American South an...

'study #16. what is love, huma bhabha’ at david roberts art foundation, london

20 January 2017
Three sculptures by Huma Bhabha are the subject of DRAF's Study #16, the latest in a series of focused case-studies of works from the David Roberts Collection. Each presentation centres on a single work, displayed on its own in a gallery with a printed booklet. A new text by commissioned writer Barbara Casavecchia studies the work in depth: from its techniques, origin and history to its position in the artist's practic...

‘thomas hirschhorn: pixel-collage’ at kunsthal aarhus, aarhus, denmark

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

The exhibition runs from 20 January until 19 March 2017.

Thomas Hirschhorn at Kunsthal Aarhus.

huma bhabha shortlisted for the fourth plinth commission on trafalgar square

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

david shrigley in ‘people never notice anything’ at guest projects, london

6 January 2017
The exhibition ‘People never notice anything' is a culmination of work for the Broken Grey Wires project, a contemporary art organisation responding to and exploring mental health, philosophy, psychology and everything in between. The exhibition takes place at Guest Projects, an initiative conceived by Shonibare Studio to offer the opportunity for artistic practitioners, of any artistic discipline (dance, visual arts, mus...