melvin edwards in ‘soul of a nation’ at crystal bridges museum of american art, bentonville, arizona, 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 Tho...

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.

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yinka shonibare MBE in ‘from life’ at the royal academy, london

11 December 2017
In this exhibition The Royal Academy asks what it means to make art from life, and how the practice is evolving as technology opens up new ways of making and seeing. New interactive work by Yinka Shonibare will be on display in the Tennant Gallery, offering a glimpse of possible future applications of virtual reality. Through this, and other works, we see how emerging technologies such as HTC Vive and Tilt Brush by Google are pres...

huma bhabha in first public sculptural park in india, nahargarh fort, jaipur, rajasthan

10 December 2017
India's first contemporary sculpture park opened to the public on 10 December in a spectacular 18th century fort high up in the hills of Jaipur, Rajasthan. In addition to works by South Asia-based artists on display are also several international names, including Huma Bhabha.

rivane neuenschwander in ‘art and space’ at guggenheim bilbao, spain

5 December 2017
This exhibition presents more than 100 works by international artists and offers a reinterpretation of the history of abstraction in the past six decades. The point of departure of 'Art and Space' is the collaboration between Basque sculptor Eduardo Chillida and German philosopher Martin Heidegger in 1969, which resulted in the publication of an artist book whose title inspired that of this exhibition.

huma bhabha in 'like honey from a weed' at cass sculpture foundation, sussex, UK

26 November 2017
'The Orientalist', 2007, by Huma Bhabha is in 'Like Honey from a Weed' at Cass Sculpture Foundation, alongside work by three other important artists.

‘in the tower: anne truitt’ at national gallery of art, washington, USA

19 November 2017
Anne Truitt was one of the leading figures associated with minimalism and was unique in remaining a traditional studio artist. Where artists such as Donald Judd (1928-1994) and Carl Andre (b.1935) abandoned the studio and enlisted industrial fabrication and materials, Truitt painted and sanded her wood sculptures by hand. While many minimalists favoured neutral tones, Truitt, in order to suffuse her work with memory and fe...

wayne gonzales and rivane neuenschwander in prospect 4 triennial, new orleans, USA

18 November 2017
Wayne Gonzales and Rivane Neuenschwander are in Prospect.4, the New Orleans triennial of contemporary art.

melvin edwards | festivals, funerals, and new life at bell gallery, brown university, rhode island

11 November 2017
New and recent work by African-American sculptor Melvin Edwards is on display at David Winton Bell Gallery at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. The presentation reflects the artist's engagement with histories of race, labour, violence, and African Diaspora.

david shrigley named as brighton festival 2018 guest director

24 October 2017
David Shrigley has been named as Brighton Festival 2018 Guest Director. 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."

andreas eriksson with major public commission at nya karolinska solna hospital, stockholm, sweden

20 October 2017
Andreas Eriksson worked for two years on a large-scale painting 'The Quarry', 2017, for the main entrance of the Nya Karolinska Solna Hospital, where the work is now installed.

Eriksson's main source of inspiration is landscape and nature. Through the classic technique of oil painting on canvas, his idea is to introduce a humanistic and poetic dimension into the highly technological hospital environmen...

kehinde wiley to paint official portrait of president barack obama

18 October 2017
Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to announce that Kehinde Wiley has been chosen by former President Barack Obama to paint his official portrait for the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery. The portrait will be unveiled at the museum in early 2018 and will be added to the Portrait Gallery's permanent collection.

'david shrigley: lose your mind' travels to art tower mito, tokyo, japan

14 October 2017
David Shrigley's major British Council touring exhibition 'Lose Your Mind' opens in Tokyo having travelled from: 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.

melvin edwards in 'solidary & solitary' at ogden museum of southern art in new orleans, louisiana, USA

30 September 2017
'Solidary & Solitary', from the Joyner/Giuffrida collection, tells the history of art by African-American artists from the 1940s to the present moment.

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.

robert beck in 'range: experiments in new york, 1961-2007' at the met, new york, USA

18 August 2017
'Range: Experiments in New York, 1961-2007' takes its title from a series of drawings by Donald Moffett made in collaboration with Robert Beck. The exhibition is centred around the intergenerational artistic milieu that Moffett became part of when he arrived in New York in the late 1970s.

dia foundation exhibit acquisition of six major works by anne truitt, dia: beacon, new york, USA

5 May 2017
Six major works by Anne Truitt acquired by DIA Art Foundation will go on long-term view from May 2017. The five sculptures and one painting belonged to the estate of the artist, who died in 2004, and have been selected to show together in a grouping that represents significant developments in Truitt's work between 1962 and 1974.

robert buck in the margaret m. walter wing of columbus museum of art, ohio

20 April 2017
'iPainting (98099914)' by Robert Buck is now on view in the New Acquisitions gallery in the Margaret M. Walter Wing of The Columbus Museum of Art. The painting goes on display following the acquisition earlier this year.

david shrigley’s fourth plinth commission ‘really good’ unveiled on trafalgar square, london

29 September 2016
Stephen Friedman Gallery is delighted to announce the unveiling of ‘Really Good', David Shrigley's winning commission for the Fourth Plinth. The unveiling will take place on Trafalgar Square on Thursday 29 September 2016.

Commissioned by the Mayor of London as part of the Fourth Plinth Programme, 'Really Good' is the eleventh sculpture to stand on Trafalgar Square's celebrated plinth, and will be th...