On the occasion of its twenty-fifth year at Art Basel, Stephen Friedman Gallery presents a group exhibition that highlights key milestones in the gallery’s history and its longstanding relationship with the fair.
At this year's Art Basel Unlimited, Stephen Friedman Gallery presents 'The Hunter's Dream' by Venezuelan artist Juan Araujo.
Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to present a third solo exhibition by pioneering Japanese artist Jiro Takamatsu opening on 17 September 2021. This presentation examines a body of work from the early 1970s, a fertile period of Takamatsu’s practice, and is on view during Frieze London.
American artist Marina Adams presents the second instalment of her two-part exhibition at Stephen Friedman Gallery on 17 September 2021. ‘Wild Is Its Own Way’ focuses on new and recent large-scale paintings created over the last two years. Expansive in scale, Adams’ work explores colour, form and movement in a bold unabashed fashion. This presentation of Adams’ paintings will continue during Frieze London and until 30 October 2021. This project follows Adams’ highly acclaimed solo exhibition at Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Dallas, Texas in autumn 2020.
Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to participate in The Armory Show’s inaugural edition at Javits Center, New York. The presentation focuses on sculpture, bringing together three-dimensional works in a diverse range of media by Leilah Babirye, Jonathan Baldock, Melvin Edwards, Tom Friedman, Channing Hansen, Holly Hendry, Jim Hodges, Yinka Shonibare CBE RA and Jiro Takamatsu. Also on display are works by Jeffrey Gibson and Tau Lewis, who recently joined the gallery.
‘Mixing It Up’ brings together 31 contemporary painters, spanning three generations of artists who live and work in the UK. The exhibition celebrates paintings that bring together diverse images and ideas, highlighting the UK’s emergence as a vital international centre of contemporary painting whilst reflecting the international character of the painting scene in this country.
'Windows' at KM21, explores themes of privacy and voyeurism from an engaged perspective. The exhibition brings together large-scale canvases and intimate portraits depicting anonymous women in environments that blur the line between private and public.
This exhibition brings the work of Japanese novelist Sayaka Murata in dialogue with that of two contemporary artists, David Shrigley and Teppei Kaneuji. The show presents new works on paper by Shrigley that resonate with Murata’s distinctive world.
Yinka Shonibare CBE RA features in The Piccadilly Art Takeover, an expansive, outdoor exhibition on view to the public at Piccadilly Circus, London. Vibrant canvases, zebra crossings, and a 720 square-metre film transform this busy junction at the heart of the city.
Tau Lewis’ solo exhibition ‘Symphony’ is presented as part of the National Gallery of Canada’s Contemporary Projects series. ‘Symphony’ is the first work by Lewis to become part of the national collection, and is also the Toronto-born, Brooklyn-based artist’s inaugural presentation at the National Gallery of Canada.
This new installation by Jonathan Baldock comprises sculptural deities which pay tribute to the four (or five) elements of nature: earth, wind, fire, water (and ether). At the core of the exhibition is a theatrical stage which represents the quintessence of things and makes reference to the cycle of time borne out by the seasons of the year.
Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new works by Swedish artists Mamma Andersson and Andreas Eriksson. The two-person show will open on Tuesday 6 July at 107 S-chanf, Switzerland and run until Sunday 29 August. The presentation comprises paintings, tapestries and works on paper by two artists renowned for their fascination with landscape and nature.
The second Kortrijk Triennial, ‘Paradise Kortrijk 2021’ is a large-scale artistic and cultural event that transforms the urban environment of Kortrijk, Belgium presenting interactive installations at various indoor and outdoor locations across the city.
Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald’s acclaimed and historically important portraits of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama go on display in association with Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.
'Humdrum Days' at Louisiana Museum is the first major exhibition by Mamma Andersson in Denmark. Featuring almost 60 works including new paintings, the show spans 15 years of Andersson's practice. The presentation was developed in close collaboration with the artist and is accompanied by a catalogue with texts by Magnus Florin, Karl Ove Knausgård, Barry Schwabsky and an interview by the curator Marie Laurberg.
Andreas Eriksson returns to Skissernas Museum with ‘Weavings, sketches’, a solo presentation that explores the Swedish artist's textile practice. Through a broad selection of drawings, photographs and material samples, the exhibition focuses on Eriksson's weaving process alongside a series of 45 small paintings titled 'Cutouts'.
'Diversity United' is a major cross-border exhibition which travels from Tempelhof Airport, Berlin, Germany to New Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia and Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France. The show brings together works by 90 contemporary artists to reveal the vitality and diversity of European art after the fall of the Iron Curtain whilst underlining the importance of intercultural dialogue in times of political uncertainty.
Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to present Leilah Babirye’s first solo exhibition in the UK and Europe in June 2021, following the announcement of her representation in April 2020.
Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to present British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare CBE RA’s seventh solo exhibition at the gallery, titled ‘African Spirits of Modernism’. Opening on 4 June 2021, the exhibition comprises quilts, sculptures and a series of African masks that engage with the artist’s own identity as a ‘post-colonial hybrid’. The works are accompanied by archival material that captures the burgeoning interest in African art in Paris in the 1920s.
A major survey of Yinka Shonibare CBE's practice opened at Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Austria in May 2021, coinciding with the centennial of the Salzburg Festival. Curated by Thorsten Sadowsky and Marijana Schneider, the show presents around sixty works from the past three decades including major large-scale sculptures.
'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.
‘Women’s Work’ is Caroline Walker’s largest exhibition to date, bringing together preparatory studies alongside smaller and large-scale paintings. The presentation comprises intimate portraits of women depicted in isolated settings and examines an often-unseen female workforce.
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.
Rivane Neuenschwander will have a major solo exhibition at Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz this winter. The show will bring together historical and recent works in a wide variety of media, including textiles, painting and film. Curated by Christiane Meyer-Stoll, the exhibition will be accompanied by a substantial publication.
Prospect New Orleans is a citywide contemporary art triennial and the only exhibition of its kind in the US with a decade-long history. 'Yesterday we said tomorrow', curated by Artistic Directors Naima J. Keith and Diana Nawi, is the triennial's fifth iteration.
'A look inside' is the first major European solo exhibition from award-winning US-based artist Deborah Roberts. Combining collage with mixed media, her figurative works critique notions of beauty, the body, race and identity in contemporary society through the lens of Black children in the USA.
Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new paintings by African-American artist Deborah Roberts at Frieze London 2021. This coincides with the artist’s first institutional solo show in Europe at The Bluecoat, Liverpool from October 2021. This body of work continues Roberts’ investigation of the challenges encountered by Black children as they respond to social constructs perpetuated by the white gaze and western visual culture.
'No Humans Involved' showcases the work of seven emerging artists and collectives whose practices disrupt and interrogate Western modes of humanism, highlight the limits of corporeal identity, and prioritise the nonhuman or antihuman as a point of departure.
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.
Join this year’s Summer Exhibition Coordinator Yinka Shonibare CBE and writer and broadcaster Afua Hirsch in this online event. They discuss Shonibare's vision for the exhibition, the significance of reclaiming magic in art, and how an inclusive art world can engage with and value artists who have developed their practice in different ways.
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 September 2021 before travelling to Körsbärsgården, Gotland. 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.
‘To Feel Myself Beloved on the Earth’ is an exhibition of new and recent multimedia works by Jeffrey Gibson, incorporating quilts, garments, drums, prints and video. The presentation takes its title from ‘Late Fragment’, the final poem in Raymond Carver’s last published work, ‘A New Path to the Waterfall’.
The 54th edition of Steirischer Herbst features newly commissioned artworks that directly engage with public space, creating opportunities for audiences to reengage with their locality through chance encounters, local workshops and public gatherings. This year’s discursive program probes the common impasses of a post-pandemic reality and looks for ways of getting beyond them.
'To Build a Collection' gives insight into an art collection that reflects a wealth of voices, perspectives and stories made manifest in contemporary art, with a particular emphasis on artistic practices linked to the region. The exhibition presents a selection of artworks that have been added to the museum’s holdings in the previous four years. This includes several works recently selected for the museum’s collection as a result of generous support from the Norwegian Ministry of Culture following the Covid-19 pandemic.
‘Drawing Out’ explores the concept of drawing in its broadest sense, involving artists working in a variety of new and hybrid processes using varied media including pencil, ink and watercolour on paper, collage, thread, wax, spiders’ webs and film.
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