We are delighted to announce that Yinka Shonibare CBE RA (b. 1962, UK) is the eighth artist to receive the prestigious annual Art Icon award, generously supported by the Swarovski Foundation. On Monday 22 March 2021, the award will be presented during a virtual gala celebration hosted by Iwona Blazwick OBE (Director, Whitechapel Gallery), and feature an exclusive performance from Angélique Kidjo.
Brazilian artist Luiz Zerbini presents his second exhibition at Stephen Friedman Gallery, following his acclaimed solo show at South London Gallery in 2018. Juxtaposing organic and geometric forms, Zerbini’s paintings explore the relationship between colour, light and movement. Inspired by the Amazon and Mata Atlântica rainforests, the exhibition reflects the artist’s ongoing interest in the relationship between nature and humanity in and around Rio de Janeiro.
'I'm' at The Contemporary, Austin is the first institutional solo exhibition in Texas by Austin-based artist Deborah Roberts. To coincide with the exhibition, the artist has also created a new figurative mural on the exterior of the Jones Center building.
Stephen Friedman Gallery and The London House of Modernity are pleased to present a collaboration at 14 Cavendish Square. This unique project brings together a diverse curated selection of international contemporary art and the best of classic mid century Nordic design. Artists include Marina Adams, Mamma Andersson, Juan Araujo, Tonico Lemos Auad, Jonathan Baldock, Claire Barclay, Andreas Eriksson, Manuel Espinosa, Kendell Geers, Wayne Gonzales, Jim Hodges, Ilona Keserü, Rivane Neuenschwander, Ged Quinn, Yinka Shonibare CBE RA and Luiz Zerbini.
A new sculpture from international artist Yinka Shonibare CBE RA, has been commissioned by the David Oluwale Memorial Association [DOMA] to honour the life of the British Nigerian and Leeds resident whose personal story inspired local people to create a lasting legacy to mark his life. The sculpture will be unveiled as part of Leeds 2023, the city’s landmark year of culture.
Public Art Fund was invited by Empire State Development to develop and direct a program of ambitious art installations for three prominent sites within the new Moynihan Train Hall, to be launched in January 2021. These very different commissions, by Stan Douglas, Elmgreen & Dragset, and Kehinde Wiley, demonstrate each artist’s ingenuity and vision.
Jim Hodges' new mirrored-glass artwork is now on view above the busiest entrance at Grand Central Station. Located near the 42 Street entrance, on the landing and mezzanine levels of the stairs and escalator that connect Grand Central Terminal with the subway station, the expansive work is comprised of over 5,000 pieces of glass in more than 70 different colours.
This new monograph represents the first in-depth survey of the life and work of one of America's most celebrated contemporary artists.
The Queen's New Year Honours list recognises the achievements of a wide range of outstanding individuals from across the United Kingdom. We are pleased to announce that this year Denzil Forrester has been awarded an MBE for services to Visual Arts.
For the Art Basel Miami Beach Online Viewing Room, Stephen Friedman Gallery’s presentation ‘In Real Life’ focuses on figuration and depictions of the human form through painting, sculpture and works on paper. Artists include Leilah Babirye, Jonathan Baldock, Sarah Ball, Denzil Forrester, Wayne Gonzales, Deborah Roberts, Yinka Shonibare CBE, David Shrigley and Kehinde Wiley.
At a time of global pandemic and urban lockdown many of us are re-evaluating our relationship with nature on both a personal and a societal level. Communion with nature is ever more sharply highlighted for its existential importance - seeking solace and balance in nature is a time-tested way to recalibrate and regenerate the human condition. This presentation looks at how artists draw on that relationship and how it is reflected in their practice. They find inspiration, subject matter and material in nature and their works offer a meditation on time, the seasons, fleeting moments captured and savoured. A slow and immersive look at the natural world outside ourselves: an antidote for a time of dislocation and social isolation. ‘In Nature’, is a new presentation visible to Old Burlington street from the window of the gallery’s viewing room. The works on display can also be explored through the Online Viewing Room.
Nordic Watercolour Museum, Tjörn presents a solo exhibition of watercolours, drawings and hand-woven textiles by Swedish artist Andreas Eriksson. Encompassing a wide range of media, this exhibition offers a unique window onto the artist’s experience of his rural surroundings in Medelplana, Sweden.
Claire Barclay has been commissioned by Tideway, London to create artworks for the new public realm site at Putney. In response to the heritage theme ‘Recreation to Industry: Society in Transition', Barclay has developed a series of three works: three bronze oars to be incorporated into the foreshore balustrade in the form of lengths of handrail; text integrated within the inlaid University Boat Race (UBR) marker line in the form of raised cast lettering; and a graphic pattern waterjet cut into the granite walling of the foreshore kiosk.
Borders and edges, ruptures, wholes and holes are the subject of Holly Hendry’s major new outdoor commission and solo exhibition at the De La Warr Pavilion. Emphasising the Pavilion’s proximity to the coastline and its resulting vulnerability, Hendry visualises the building as a body being eaten, becoming porous and ridden with holes before eventually dissolving into its surroundings.
A major retrospective of Yinka Shonibare CBE's practice will be held at Museum of Salzburg, Austria in May 2021, coinciding with the centennial of the Salzburg Festival. Curated by Thorsten Sadowsky and Marijana Schneider, the show will present around sixty works from the past three decades including major large-scale sculptures.
Swedish artist Mamma Andersson stands out as one of the most important and intriguing painters of her generation. This summer exhibition at Louisiana marks the first large-scale presentation of her work in Denmark.
Mamma Andersson is included in 'Heat/ Energy', a group exhibition which opens at Kummelholmen, Stockholm in April 2021 and travels to Körsbärsgården, Gotland later in the coming year. Inspired by the Kummelholmen's architecture, location and former function as a district heating centre, the exhibition explores the interconnections between art, culture, society and ecology.
Public Art Fund presents the first major survey of the Melvin Edwards' public works at City Hall Park, New York in 2021. Curated by Public Art Fund Curator Daniel S. Palmer, the exhibition brings together a series of large-scale sculptures created from 1970 to the present day to explore the legacy and impact of Edwards’ practice.
'Breaking the Mould' is a major touring exhibition which challenges male-dominated narratives of post-war British sculpture by presenting a diverse and significant range of ambitious work by women. Included in the exhibition is Holly Hendry's 'Gut Feelings (Stromatolith)', 2016, a geological-style cross section that references undersides, be it subterranean or subcutaneous.
‘Emma Kunz Cosmos: A Visionary in Dialogue with Contemporary Art’ is a group exhibition at Aargauer Kunsthaus, Switzerland that presents the oeuvre of the Aargau researcher, healer and artist Emma Kunz (1892–1963) alongside contemporary artistic practises. Included in the exhibition are a selection of capes from Rivane Neuenschwander's 2015 project, 'The Name of Fear' at Whitechapel, London.
'Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America' is a group exhibition conceived by curator Okwui Enwezor and presented at New Museum, New York. The show brings together works made in the past decade by thirty-seven artists who have addressed the concept of mourning, commemoration, and loss in response to racist violence experienced by Black communities in America.
'Community of Fragments' is a large-scale, site-specific installation by Thomas Hirschhorn that will transform a gallery of GL Strand, Copenhagen in February 2021.
During this time of national lockdown in the UK, Guest Projects Digital will present its first online Film Festival exploring issues of migration, mobility and global crisis. The festival will show established and emerging artists who use film as a significant part of their work.
As part of SOAS's ongoing series of Artist Talks, Yinka Shonibare CBE will be joined in conversation by Dr. Gus Casely-Hayford (Director, V&A East) on Monday 25 January, 5–7pm. The event will be chaired by Dr. Polly Savage (SOAS School of Arts).
Art Fund are asking everyone to come together raise £1 million to empower museums to adapt and innovate during this time of crisis. As a thank you for your donation, you can choose an exclusive reward inspired by the project and created by the people involved. British artist David Shrigley has contributed a set of two 100% cotton tea towels designed especially for the campaign.
We are delighted to announce the launch of David Shrigley’s latest edition. Pricing will be tiered, starting at £750 (excl. framing, shipping and applicable taxes). To secure a copy of this print please call the gallery on +44 (0) 20 7494 1434 from 9am (GMT) on Monday 11 January.
'Material (SG) II', by Yinka Shonibare CBE, which forms part of the artist’s 'Wind Sculpture' series, will be unveiled in 2021 at the outdoor plaza at the new office building, 360 Rosemary. The sculpture was commissioned in collaboration with Related Companies, The West Palm Beach Art in Public Places (AiPP) Program and city of West Palm Beach.