Charleston presents a new series of works on paper by South African artist Lisa Brice. This solo exhibition continues Brice's ongoing interest in challenging traditional depictions of the female nude and will be shown alongside the first major retrospective of the work of Nina Hamnett.
Ilona Keserü is included in 'Women in Abstraction: Another History of Abstraction in the 20th Century', a group exhibition at Centre Pompidou, Paris, France in collaboration with Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.
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.
Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition of new and historical works by Jonathan Baldock, Huguette Caland, Jeffrey Gibson and Tau Lewis. Challenging issues such as identity, gender, sexuality and race, the works in ‘Threadbare’ explore the transformative and performative qualities associated with textiles through their inherent connection with the body.
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.
‘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.
On the occasion of its tenth anniversary, MAXXI presents an exhibition that represents the past ten years of the museum’s activity, aimed at providing a new perspective on the institution’s future. Curated by Hou Hanru, MAXXI’s broad program is collated using 1,200 images, archive interviews, texts and publications analysed within five sections: MAXXI and the City; The Multitude; Worlds; The Challenges of Reality and Do You Believe in Innovation?
'Nasher Mixtape' is a group exhibition compiled of 'tracks', micro-exhibitions focused on the Nasher’s permanent collection installed throughout the museum. Curated by Catherine Craft, each 'track' contains further content including interviews with artists, inspiration playlists, and insights from curators, educators, and living artists to accompany the exhibition.
'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.
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.
'My name is not Refugee' is a group exhibition at Firstsite, Colchester which brings together works chosen by refugees and asylum seekers living in the local area. The show explores what it means to find connections in a new place and considers questions about our purpose, choices and morality as human beings. Included in the presentation is David Shrigley's 'The Bell', 2007, on loan from the Arts Council Collection, UK.
Yinka Shonibare CBE's 'The American Library' comprises a room filled floor-to-ceiling with over 6,000 books bound in the artist's signature batik fabric. Each volume bears the name of an individual who has made a significant contribution to American culture who is a first or second generation immigrant or was affected by the Great Migration. Visitors are invited to learn more about those named and to contribute their family's own migration stories, through an interactive digital platform.
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.
We are delighted to announce a collaboration between Kehinde Wiley and The National Gallery, London on an exhibition of new work, which will be presented in Trafalgar Square this winter.
Coventry Biennial 2021 will take place across Coventry & Warwickshire from 8 October 2021 – 23 January 2022. Named HYPER-POSSIBLE, this collaborative and socially focussed event brings together a wide range of local, national and international artists and creative practitioners to exhibit in galleries, museums and a range of historic and community locations across Coventry and Warwickshire.
The Royal Academy of Art’s Summer Exhibition continues in 2021, with coordinator Yinka Shonibare CBE RA celebrating the joy of creating art through the theme of ‘Reclaiming Magic’.
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.
Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to present works by Mamma Andersson, Stephan Balkenhol and Andreas Eriksson for NOMAD St Moritz 2021. Set in Chesa Planta, a historic mansion in Samedan within the heart of the Swiss Alps, the exhibition explores reflections of nature in classical sculpture, painting and tapestry.
Swedish artist Mamma Andersson is 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.
Andreas Eriksson returns to Skissernas Museum with ‘Weavings, sketches’, a solo presentation that focuses on the process surrounding the artist’s textile works.
'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.
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. 'End of Empire' is supported by the British Council.
For Art Basel Hong Kong 2021, Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to present a solo presentation of new and recent works by British artist David Shrigley.
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.
On the occasion of the final week's run of Kendell Geers' Online Viewing Room ‘Stripped Bare’, Goodman Gallery presents a conversation between the artist; author and activist Candice Mama; and curator Gabi Ngcobo.
Stephen Friedman Gallery was delighted to host a talk on the occasion of 'Threadbare', chaired by Zoé Whitley (Director, Chisenhale Gallery, London). This online event featured participating artists Jonathan Baldock, Jeffrey Gibson and Tau Lewis. Brigitte Caland will be discussing the work of Huguette Caland on her mother's behalf.
Triennial Bruges brings contemporary art and architecture to the historic core of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. For its third edition, ‘Triennial Bruges 2021: TraumA’ delves beneath the surface, in search of the hidden dimensions of the city.
Presented above the rooftops of Linz in the Upper Austrian Culture Quarter, ‘Höhenrausch’ is a large-scale artistic and cultural event. In 2021 this group presentation explores the theme of ‘As in Paradise’.
Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new paintings by British artist Sarah Ball at Frieze New York 2021. This will be the first major presentation of the artist’s work since the gallery announced representation of Ball in November 2020.
‘Affinities for Abstraction: Women Artists on Eastern Long Island, 1950–2020’ features 50 works by 40 artists with ties to the East End of Long Island, New York who expanded and exploited the language of abstraction. The presentation spans time periods and generations, revealing connections between renowned early innovators and subsequent generations of artists, including 19 contemporary artists working today.
A collaborative project with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, this group exhibition celebrates 100 years of African American figurative art. This selection of seventy works including paintings, sculpture, prints, and photographs by fifty-two Black artists explores the African American experience from the Harlem Renaissance through the Civil Rights era to the current day.
In celebration of Earth Day 2021, Jim Hodges Studio presents a retrospective on his residency at Grace Cathedral, including films of each of the performances.
'Community of Fragments' is an extensive site-specific presentation by Thomas Hirschhorn, which transforms the galleries of GL Strand, Copenhagen in March 2021.
We were delighted to host alongside Salon 94, New York an online panel discussion on the work of South African artist Lisa Brice. The event featured contributing writers Yasmijn Jarram (Curator, KM21, The Hague); Laura Smith (Curator, Whitechapel Gallery, London) and Attillah Springer (Writer); chaired by Jennifer Higgie (Writer and Editor at Large, Frieze Magazine).