david shrigley guest director at brighton festival 2018

5 May 2018
Brighton Festival 2018 Guest Director David Shrigley brings his large-scale installation 'Life Model II', alongside a selection of his animated films, to Fabrica Gallery in Brighton.

Andrew Comben, Chief Executive of Brighton Festival says: "Like Brighton Festival, David Shrigley's work is for everyone. Both powerful and funny, his work manages to navigate ‘high' and ‘low' art and speak to an incredibly wide audience."

kehinde wiley's 'ship of fools' acquired by royal museums greenwich, london

26 April 2018
Stephen Friedman Gallery is thrilled to announce that the major painting ‘Ship of Fools' by Kehinde Wiley has been acquired by the Royal Museums Greenwich to be housed in their permanent collection. This marks the first European institutional acquisition of work by the artist, and was purchased with financial support from the ArtFund, UK. The painting shall go on immediate display at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.

kehinde wiley named in the 2018 time 100

19 April 2018
Stephen Friedman Gallery congratulates Kehinde Wiley on being named in the 2018 TIME 100.

TIME editors have said of the list in the past, "The TIME 100 is a list of the world's most influential men and women, not its most powerful, though those are not mutually exclusive terms. While power is certain, influence is subtle. As much as this exercise chronicles the achievements of the past year, we also focus on figures whose influence is likely to grow, so we can look around the corner to see what is coming."

'claire barclay: deep spoils’ at mission gallery, swansea, wales

24 March 2018
The sculptural forms that inhabit Mission Gallery reflect the city's industrial heritage, embodying evidence of the labour and skill from the bygone local coal, copper and pottery industries. Claire Barclay has described her site-specific installations as a ‘pause in an ongoing process'; the installation at Mission Gallery connecting to work she made recently at Tramway and Kelvin Hall for Glasgow International.

yinka shonibare MBE in ‘powerful tides’ at the dockyard, chatham, UK

23 March 2018
Powerful Tides: 400 Years of Chatham and the Sea looks at artists, both historical and contemporary, inspired by The Dockyard and the ships that were built there. The exhibition also links The Dockyard back to the waterways and the sea to which it was once intrinsically connected. The exhibition will include Yinka Shonibare's 2009 work 'Nelson's Ship in Bottle' which refers both to British colonialism and its expansion in trade and Empire made possible through the freedom of the seas and new trade routes.

mamma andersson nominated for the daniel and florence guerlain drawing prize

22 March 2018
Mamma Andersson has been nominated for the 11th Daniel and Florence Guerlain Drawing Prize. The Drawing Prize has showcased over thirty artists since its creation and this year pays tribute to three artists living in Europe.

luiz zerbini in ‘dreaming awake’ at marres – maastricht, the netherlands

10 March 2018
A tropical rainforest is recreated in 'Dreaming Awake' as part of a series of Marres exhibitions in which the house is used to show an all-encompassing single work of art. The immersive project was developed by the Brazilian curator Luiza Mello and Marres director Valentijn Byvanck in collaboration with the artists Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Daniel Steegmann Mangrané and Luiz Zerbini.

yinka shonibare MBE in conversation at the met, new york, USA

9 March 2018
Yinka Shonibare MBE discusses a career committed to exploring contemporary African identity with Thelma Golden, Director and Chief Curator of The Studio Museum in Harlem.

The talk comes ahead of 'Like Life: Sculpture, Color, and the Body (1300-Now', a group exhibition at The Met that opens on 21 March.


yinka shonibare MBE talks at the new school, new york, USA

5 March 2018
Yinka Shonibare will be in conversation with Nicholas Baume, Director and Chief Curator of Public Art Fund. The talk accompanies Public Art Fund's upcoming exhibition, Wind Sculpture (SG) I.

thomas hirschhorn wins the swiss grand award for art / prix meret oppenheim

23 February 2018
Stephen Friedman Gallery congratulates Thomas Hirschhorn as one of three recipients of the Swiss Grand Award for Art / Prix Meret Oppenheim. Awarded by the Swiss Federal Office of Culture, the 18th Swiss Grand Award for Art / Prix Meret Oppenheim has been awarded to Thomas Hirschhorn, Sylvie Fleury and architect Luigi Snozzi.

rivane neuenschwander in 'visions of the earth / the planned world’ at banco santander foundation, madrid, spain

20 February 2018
'Visions of the Earth / The Planned World' is the first exhibition to showcase Luís Paulo Montenegro's renowned collection. Montenegro started his collection in 1999 and today has one of the most important collections of modern and contemporary art in Brazil. The exhibition is curated by Rodrigo Moura, former director of art and cultural programmes at Inhotim Institute.

the smithsonian's national portrait gallery unveils official portrait of president barack obama by kehinde wiley

12 February 2018
Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to announce the unveiling of Kehinde Wiley's portrait of President Barack Obama for the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery. The portrait was revealed at a private ceremony at the museum on 12 February and joins the Portrait Gallery's permanent collection. Wiley's painting will be permanently installed in the Portrait Gallery's "America's Presidents" exhibition on the museum's second floor.

juan araujo in copy, translate, repeat: contemporary art from the colección patricia phelps de cisneros at 205 hudson gallery, new york

8 February 2018
'Copy, Translate, Repeat: Contemporary Art from the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros', which includes Juan Araujo's 'Valles and Ventanas', 2000, showcases the innovations of contemporary art produced around, in, and about the region we call Latin America.

stained glass windows by kehinde wiley at bozar centre for fine arts, brussels, belgium

7 February 2018
Five stained glass windows by Kehinde Wiley go on display at BOZAR in Brussels. Wiley is fascinated by the iconography of the sacred and here centres his stained glass windows around representations of vulnerability in Christianity.

melvin edwards in ‘soul of a nation’ at crystal bridges museum of american art, bentonville, arkansas, USA

3 February 2018
Soul of a Nation shines a light on the vital contribution of black artists to an important period in American history and art. Featuring the work of 60 artists this landmark exhibition examines the influences, including the civil rights movement, Minimalism, and abstraction, on artists such as Romare Bearden, Melvin Edwards, Noah Purifoy, Martin Puryear, Faith Ringgold, Betye Saar, Alma Th...

david shrigley in ‘sweat & tears’ at animationsfilmfest, frankfurt, germany

26 January 2018
Animationsfilmfest presents its inaugural exhibition 'Sweat & Tears', an uncovering of the best independent animation and short film from the last decade.

Initiated by the Saasfee* Pavilion in Frankfurt, it includes an animation by David Shrigley whose digital animations demonstrate what the artist calls ‘the economy of telling stories', delivering a deftly crafted mix of dark and light through the simplest of forms.

rivane neuenschwander in ‘real time matrix' at museum of contemporary art of the university of são paulo, brazil

13 January 2018
'Real Time Matrix' takes time as its central theme and presents a collection of works from the late 1960s onwards. Conceptual works from the museum's collection are presented in dialogue with celebrated conceptual propositions that meet the guidelines MAC USP has drawn up to establish its exhibition and collection policy. The exhibition has been curated by Jacopo Crivelli Visconti.