Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to present ‘I – We – They’ a show of works by Denzil Forrester, Rivane Neuenschwander and Deborah Roberts for ‘OVR: Portals’, Art Basel’s first curator-led edition of its Online Viewing Rooms. The display comprises paintings, works on paper and textiles that examine the curatorial theme of social divides and ideas of community and identity.
Andreas Eriksson returns to Skissernas Museum with ‘Weavings, sketches’, a solo presentation that focuses on the process surrounding the artist’s textile works.
American artist Marina Adams presents the first instalment of her two-part solo exhibition at Stephen Friedman Gallery in June 2021. Twenty-six paintings on paper, all measuring 12 x 9 inches, are exhibited together in the gallery’s Viewing Room. Spanning over five years of her artistic practice from 2016 to 2021, these works reveal Adams’ bold exploration of colour and form on a condensed scale. This is Adams’ first solo exhibition at the gallery following the announcement of her representation in April 2020 and culminates with ‘Wild Is Its Own Way’, a presentation of large-scale paintings in September 2021.
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.
'Unnatural History' is a major group exhibition which explores natural history and climate change, curated by Invisible Dust as part of Coventry 2021 City of Culture. The presentation explores the role of the artist as an intrinsic part of the science of natural history, enabling our modern understanding of ecology, climate change, extinction and the threats to biodiversity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
‘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.
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.
KM21 will host Caroline Walker's first solo presentation at a Dutch museum in August 2021. The exhibition brings together large-scale canvases and intimate portraits depicting anonymous women in environments that blur the line between private and public.
This summer South Bank Sky Arts Awards celebrates 25 years as the only Awards ceremony in the world to celebrate every genre of the Arts. Denzil Forrester is nominated for the Visual Art category with 'Itchin & Scratchin' from Nottingham Contemporary and Spike Island, Bristol.
Caroline Walker features in ‘British Art Show 9’, a Hayward Gallery touring exhibition co-presented by institutions across the cities of Aberdeen, Wolverhampton, Manchester and Plymouth. Curated by Irene Aristizábal and Hammad Nasar, the exhibition is structured around three main themes: healing, care and reparative history; tactics for togetherness; and imagining new futures.
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.
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.
Ikon Gallery presents ‘A Very Special Place: Ikon in the 1990s’ 18 June – 30 August 2021, the fourth show in a series of surveys reviewing retrospective exhibitions from the galleries artistic programme.
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.
‘Swiss Sculpture since 1945’ is a comprehensive exhibition that offers an overview of an exciting chapter in Swiss art history.
Join Clare Lilley (Curator, Yorkshire Sculpture Park) in conversation with British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare CBE RA, as they delve into his landmark exhibition, 'FABRIC-ATION' (2013).
We were delighted to host a virtual talk on the occasion of Yinka Shonibare CBE's and Leilah Babirye's solo exhibitions at Stephen Friedman Gallery this summer. Chaired by Alexandria Smith (Head of Painting, Royal College of Art, London), the event looked at how these exhibitions investigate and disrupt notions of African identity.
'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.
This new group exhibition explores themes surrounding the restitution of African heritage in contemporary art. Co-produced by La Maison de l’Afrique à Nantes and L’association Les Anneaux de la Mémoire, the show is part of the Year of Africa in France.
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.
Thomas Hirschhorn joins curator Sophie Lauwers, and philanthropist Vera Michalski-Hoffmann to discuss the challenges of keeping public art public. Moderated by Antony Hudek, the conversation will address the questions: "How to maintain the collaborative spirit of works conceived in and for public space?" and "What role do private art foundations play in ensuring their long-term agency?”
‘The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse’ investigates the visual and musical parallels that have shaped the contemporary landscape in the southern United States, with a focus on early 20th-century Black culture.