wayne gonzales in ‘chaos and awe: painting for the 21st century' at chrysler museum of art, virginia, USA
16 November 2018‘Chaos and Awe: Painting for the 21st Century' is a sweeping survey of contemporary art from around the world. Featuring thirty-six international artists, the exhibition presents a diverse vision of contemporary life. Exhibiting the powerful, exciting, and destabilizing effects of 21st-century life, the show highlights the growing forces of globalism, mass migration, radical ideologies, and the rapid expansion of technology.
'juan araujo: el jardín de los senderos que se bifurcan' at culturgest, lisbon, portugal
20 October 2018'El Jardin De Los Senderos Que Se Bifurcan' centres on an installation by Juan Araujo that explores the Pop Art appropriation of Roy Lichtenstein. Frequently quoting from twentieth century visual art and architecture, Araujo examines the historical references that define our creative processes today.
thomas hirschhorn at villa stuck, munich, germany
19 October 2018Composed of a huge landscape of ruins, 'Never Give up the Spot' stretches across three floors of the Villa Stuck. Visitors are invited to take a seat amongst the ruins and engage with computers and drawing materials. Combining destruction and creation, Hirschhorn celebrates the abolishing of dominant structures to create something new and inclusive.
rivane neuenschwander in ‘across boundaries’ at the draiflessen collection, mettingen, germany
14 October 2018In 'Across Boundaries', the Draiflessen Collection explores the use of maps as surfaces for projecting an understanding of the world. Juxtaposing geographical maps from various epochs with artworks that examine cartographic space, the show reveals the power of maps to influence our worldview. Split into three sections, ‘Knowledge', ‘Imagination', and ‘Power', the exhibition reveals the possibilities and limitations of maps in our attempts to depict and even control reality.
juan araujo and luiz zerbini in 'southern geometries, from mexico to patagonia' at the fondation cartier pour l'art contemporain, paris, france
14 October 2018Featuring over 70 artists from the Pre-Columbian period to the present, 'Southern Geometries, from Mexico to Patagonia' celebrates the geometric art of Latin America. Included in the exhibition are Juan Araujo's 'Homage to the Square #1', 2016, and Luiz Zerbini's 'Bambú Amarelo', 2016.
david shrigley in ‘imagine a world where the opposite of light is not dark’ at the zona sztuki aktualnej gallery, szczecin, poland
11 October 2018‘Imagine a world where the opposite is not dark' presents works in which light plays and central role. Exploring light as an abstract idea, a powerful resource and artistic tool, the exhibition includes an animation by David Shrigley, 'Light Switch', 2007.
mamma andersson at the contemporary arts centre, cincinnatti, USA
5 October 2018'Mamma Andersson: Memory Banks' explores the artist's use of appropriated imagery and collage. Importing images of books and stray photographs, Andersson charges her paintings with an uncanny sense of familiarity whilst indulging the fantastical and eerily suggestive.
ged quinn in 'land, city & sea: british masters from the david ross collection' at the collection, lincolnshire, UK
29 September 2018'Land, City & Sea' explores the ways that modern and contemporary British artists have responded to the landscape. Bringing together work by some of the most important artists of the last sixty years, the exhibition highlights the creative and chronological scope of the David Ross Collection.
claire barclay in 'strange foreign bodies' at the hunterian, glasgow, UK.
28 September 2018'Strange Foreign Bodies' is an exhibition of films, prints and sculptural works by contemporary artists including Claire Barclay. The exhibition offers a 21st century perspective on William Hunter's Enlightenment project, with processes of mutation, metamorphosis and technological transformation central to many of the works.
david shrigley, 'exhibition of inflatable swan things', spritmuseum, stockholm, sweden
27 September 2018Initiated by Andy Warhol in 1989, the Spritmuseum permanent collection consists of some 850 artworks by 550 artists from around the world. Every autumn, the museum hosts a solo show by one of the artists represented in the Absolut Art Collection. This year, the museum presents, the ‘Exhibition of Giant Inflatable Swan-things'. David Shrigley's first exhibition in Sweden, the show features the artist's characteristically humorous distortions of the everyday.
jiro takumatsu in the 11th edition of draf curators' series
27 September 2018For this group exhibition, guest curator of the DRAF Curators' Series Victor Wang 王宗孚, brings together works from 1960s and 70s Japan and Korea. Featured artists include Hirata Minoru 平田実 and Kim Ku Lim 김구림, as well as sculpture and works on paper by the late Jiro Takamatsu. Takamatsu's vital role in the revolutionary collective ‘Hi Red Center' is also highlighted through visual and textual materials that document the group's performance-based activities.
wayne gonzales in 'everything is connected: art and conspiracy', the met breuer, new york, USA
19 September 2018For the last fifty years, artists have explored the hidden operations of power and the symbiotic suspicion between the government and its citizens that haunts Western democracies. 'Everything Is Connected: Art and Conspiracy' is the first major exhibition to tackle this perennially provocative topic. Featuring seventy works by thirty artists in media ranging from painting and sculpture to photography, video, and installation art, from 1969 to 2016, the exhibition presents an alternate archaeology of our times.
'david shrigley: lose your mind’ travels to power station of art, shanghai, china
8 September 2018David Shrigley's major British Council touring exhibition 'Lose Your Mind' opens in Shanghai having travelled from: Art Tower Mito, Tokyo, Japan; Centre For Contemporary Art in Christchurch, New Zealand; 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.
deborah roberts in 'constructing identity in america' (1766-2017) at the montclair art museum, new jersey, USA
1 September 2018‘Constructing Identity in America' featuring Deborah Roberts is a group show displaying works from the permanent collection of Montclair Art Museum. With works produced since America's birth in 1776 to the present day, the show addresses and analyses the evolution of American identity across time.
major solo exhibition of melvin edwards at museum of art sao paulo, brazil
24 August 2018The exhibition of Melvin Edwards (b. 1937 in Houston, Texas) brings together works of his celebrated series Lynch Fragments, produced from the years 1960 to today. In these wall sculptures, the artist welds various metal objects, such as chains and tools, to deal with issues such as race, violence, work and slavery, specifically in the context of the African diaspora. This will be an important in-depth show of the artist, considered one of the leading references among active African-American artists.
ged quinn in 'heads roll' at graves gallery, sheffield, UK
11 August 2018The image of the head or face is one of the most compelling in our visual language. 'Heads Roll', curated by the artist Paul Morrison, gathers the historical and contemporary to explore the subject through ideas of resemblance, abstraction, fiction and authenticity. Celebrated for paintings that transform traditional techniques through the lens of contemporary experience, Ged Quinn is a powerful contribution to this transhistorical exhibition, which features 'St Paul', 2014.
kehinde wiley in ‘beyond borders: global africa’, at university of michigan museum of art, michigan, USA
11 August 2018Featuring contemporary and historical artworks from UMMA's African art collection as well as private and public collections, ‘Beyond Borders: Global Africa' challenges the way we collect, research and display African art. Exploring topics from colonisation and migration to racism and African identity, the exhibition asks what it means to make ‘African' art and to be an ‘African' artist today. This exhibition includes Kehinde Wiley's, ‘On Top of the World' (2008).
andreas eriksson in ‘double game’, works from the frac auvergne collection, at aurillac museum of art and archeology, aurillac, france
1 June 2018'Double Jeu' (Double Game) presents a selection of works from the FRAC Auvergne Collection (Regional Fund of Contemporary Art), including work by Swedish artist Andreas Eriksson. The works go on display at Aurillac Museum of Art and Archeology in two large symmetrical rooms, reinforcing the notion of a "double game" through the exhibition's layout. The double game is also - and above all - that of the way we look at the works, that of the ambiguity of meaning always present when it comes to reading a work of art.
melvin edwards in 'on edge’ at aldrich contemporary art museum, ridgefield, connecticut, USA
20 May 2018The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum presents On Edge (The Domestic Plane), an exhibition that brings together seven contemporary artists whose work addresses the complex terrain of the table's edge. Revealing the edge as a site where boundaries are both reinforced and tested, and where safety and danger coexist, On Edge includes newly commissioned work by Melvin Edwards, amongst others.
david shrigley at sketch london
18 January 2018Sketch in London launches a new installation of work by David Shrigley. Following his highly acclaimed presentation of drawings which first opened in 2014, this new iteration features over one hundred unique oil bar and acrylic works on paper.
Shrigley has also designed a limited edition set of ceramic tableware, manufactured by British heritage brand Caverswall. The tableware features Shrigley's distinctive mordant drawings and texts, with inspiration drawn from the...
melvin edwards in 'the long run' at the museum of modern art, new york
11 November 2017'The Long Run' featuring a selection of Melvin Edwards 'Lynch Fragments' is currently on view at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, which chronicles the continued experimentation of artists long after their breakthrough moments.
11 November 2017 - 4 November 2018