‘the american library’ by yinka shonibare MBE commissioned for cleveland triennial for contemporary art, cleveland, ohio, USA

14 July 2018
'The American Library' by Yinka Shonibare MBE is a new installation commissioned for the inaugural FRONT International, in partnership with the Cleveland Public Library. Shonibare's project consists of approximately 6,000 books covered in the artist's signature wax printed batik textile displayed on open bookcases in the Cleveland Public Library. Each book has the name of a first- or second-generation immigrant to the United States who has made notable contributions to American art and culture embossed in gold on the spine.

juan araujo in ‘an american city’ at front international: cleveland triennial for contemporary art, cleveland, ohio, USA

14 July 2018
Venezuelan artist Juan Araujo has work included in 'An American City' for the inaugural Cleveland Triennial which will examine the ever-changing and politically urgent conditions of an American city.

kehinde wiley in 'michael jackson: on the wall’ at national portrait gallery, london, UK

28 June 2018
This landmark exhibition explores the influence of Michael Jackson on some of the leading names in contemporary art. The exhibition will include 'Equestrian Portrait of King Philip II (Michael Jackson)' by celebrated American painter Kehinde Wiley. This monumental oil on canvas portrait was commissioned by Michael Jackson in 2008 but he did not live to see the painting finished.

‘david shrigley: laughterhouse’ at deste foundation project space, hydra, greece

19 June 2018
David Shrigley's new animation 'Laughterhouse' is presented at Slaughterhouse, the Deste Foundation Project Space in Hydra, Greece. Animal slaughter and vegetarianism are spotlit in this documentary about goats whose cries sound like those of human beings. The contradiction between the comedy of the film and the history of the space is the motivation behind this artwork.

yinka shonibare MBE and david shrigley in the 250th summer exhibition at the royal academy, london, UK

12 June 2018
Grayson Perry RA curates the 250th Summer Exhibition for the annual celebration of "art made now". Yinka Shonibare's 'Young Academician', 2018, is installed in the Sackler Wing of Galleries. The work shows a leaning figure balancing on one leg whilst an outstretched arm holds a pile of books stacked high and teetering precariously. In the new Ronald and Rita McAulay Gallery, David Shrigley has new "tabloid news" works on paper installed in the "room of humour".

'luiz zerbini: intuitive ratio' at south london gallery, UK

8 June 2018
For his first solo show in a UK public institution, Luiz Zerbini will show a series of large-scale paintings referencing modernist architecture, contemporary culture and elements from the natural environment. These will be presented with a series of abstract works on canvas positioned around a sculptural centre-piece. The exhibition will also present Zerbini's 35mm film and slide works.

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 2018
The 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.

channing hansen in ‘inherent structure’ at wexner center for the arts, ohio, USA

19 May 2018
'Inherent Structure' showcases the work of a group of sixteen artists vividly exploring the powers of abstract representation in contemporary art. Historically, abstract painting has been associated with gesture, chance, impulse, and aesthetic purity. While insisting on the nuanced structures embedded in abstraction, the otherwise disparate artists in 'Inherent Structure' focus equally on the material, experiential, and social influences on painting.

art now: lisa brice at tate britain, london

27 April 2018
Lisa Brice has her first solo institutional exhibition in the UK with ART NOW: LISA BRICE at Tate Britain in London.

In this presentation Brice expands her recent use of a near single colour palette to include dynamic reds and deep greens to create large-scale paintings which address the art-historical tradition of the female nude.

yinka shonibare MBE in 'like life: sculpture, color, and the body (1300–now)’ at the met breuer, new york

21 March 2018
Seven hundred years of sculptural practice is examined in 'Like Life: Sculpture, Color, and the Body (1300-Now)'. This groundbreaking exhibition explores narratives of sculpture in which artists have sought to replicate the literal, living presence of the human body. 'Girl Ballerina', 2007, by Yinka Shonibare MBE is shown alongside Edgar Degas' 'The Little Fourteen-Year-Old Dancer' of c.1880.

'wind sculpture (sg) i' by yinka shonibare MBE commissioned for doris c. freedman plaza, central park, new york

7 March 2018
Public Art Fund presents 'Wind Sculpture (SG) I', a new sculpture by Yinka Shonibare MBE commissioned for Doris C. Freedman Plaza at the southeast entrance to Central Park. This is the first work in a second generation of his celebrated Wind Sculpture series.

david shrigley at sketch london

18 January 2018
Sketch 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

The Long Run | MoMA


tom friedman's 'looking up' installed outside st. louis science center and planetarium, missouri, USA

20 September 2017
Tom Friedman's dazzling 33 feet-tall stainless steel figure 'Looking Up' goes on permanent display outside the Science Center and Planetarium in St. Louis, the city where the artist originates from.