david shrigley, 'exhibition of inflatable swan things', spritmuseum,

27 September 2018
Initiated 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.

major solo exhibition of melvin edwards at museum of art sao paulo, brazil

23 August 2018
The 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.

'david shrigley: lose your mind’ travels to power station of art, shanghai, china

11 August 2018
David 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.

ged quinn in 'heads roll' at graves gallery, sheffield, UK

11 August 2018
The 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 2018
Featuring 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).

rivane neuenschwander ‘allegory of fear’ at nc-arte, bogotá, colombia

4 August 2018
In collaboration with Brazilian architect Alvaro Razuk, in 'Allegory of Fear' Rivane Neuenschwander creates a labyrinth of disorientating geometry and cavernous space. Originating with a project in which the artist asked local children to express their worst fears on paper, the labyrinth is emblematic of foundational human fears and of the power of art to master them.

kendell geers in 'bric-à-brac – the jumble of growth’ at the national gallery, rome, italy

17 July 2018
Playing on the French expression 'bric-à-brac', this project focuses on the chaotic and conflictual growth of countries from emerging economies. In particular, the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and now also South Africa).

'the american library' by yinka shonibare MBE goes on display at front, cleveland triennial, ohio, USA

14 July 2018
Commissioned in partnership with Cleveland Public Library, 'The American Library' is a new installation featuring 6,000 books, each covered in wax printed batik textile. These are inscribed with names of immigrants with notable contributions to American culture. Alongside the exhibition are web-based documents featuring immigrants and stories uploaded by visitors.

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.

stephan balkenhol at kunsthalle emden, emden. germany

25 June 2018
Stephan Balkenhol's candid figures are paradoxical demonstrations of the everyday, the very ordinariness of which poses questions for the viewer. Combining forty of these wooden sculptures with works on paper, this exhibition offers an overview of the German sculptor's most recent work.

kendell geers in 'road to justice' at maxxi, rome, italy

22 June 2018

Addressing the wounds and the violence present in African society, 'Road to Justice' features nine artists who tackle the search for possible solutions. Amongst them, South African artist Kendell Geers is a powerful contribution to the exhibition.


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

19 June 2018
David Shrigley's new doucmentary 'Laughterhouse' is presented at Slaughterhouse, the Deste Foundation Project Space in Hydra, Greece. Animal slaughter and vegetarianism are spotlit in this film 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.

kehinde wiley at skirball cultural centre, selections from the world stage: israel

20 March 2018
'Spotlight-Selections from Kehinde Wiley's The World Stage: Israel', displays the artist's masterful use of pastiche. The show consists of two large-scale paintings and an eight-minute video, describing the struggle of Ethiopian Jews in Israel to obtain equal rights

'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.