Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to present ‘Multiple IV’, its fourth annual exhibition of editions by gallery artists. For the first time, the gallery will focus on an individual artist by presenting a body of unseen works by Scottish sculptor and printmaker Claire Barclay. Discussing the show, Barclay explains: “This exhibition brings together unique print works that have evolved over the last three years from improvised screen and relief printing processes. My sculptural mindset has very much influenced these works; layered cut-out shapes and objects seemingly float within the boundaries of the paper whilst attention is drawn to the material quality of ink built up on their surfaces.” This project precedes a major solo exhibition of Barclay’s work at The MAC, Belfast in 2022.
Stephen Friedman Gallery is delighted to announce representation of Canadian artist Tau Lewis.
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.
'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.
'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.
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.
‘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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
Visit Museum der Moderne Salzburg to join Yinka Shonibare CBE RA in conversation with museum director Thorsten Sadowsky.
Join Scottish artist Claire Barclay in conversation with Katy Hessel (Art Historian, Curator, Broadcaster, and founder of the influential Instagram, @thegreatwomenartists), to discuss ‘Claire Barclay: Tenuity’, Stephen Friedman Gallery’s fourth annual exhibition of prints by gallery artists.
South Bank Sky Arts Awards celebrated 25 years as the only Awards ceremony in the world to celebrate every genre of the arts. In the visual art category Denzil Forrester won the 2021 South Bank Sky Arts Award for 'Itchin & Scratchin' held at Nottingham Contemporary and Spike Island, Bristol, 2020–2021.
Join Caroline Walker in conversation with Tracey Warren, Professor of Sociology at the University of Nottingham, as they discuss the themes of Walker’s new exhibition ‘Women’s Work’.
Group exhibition ‘Língua Solta’ reveals the diversity of the Portuguese language and its multitude of connections to contemporary art through a series of over 180 works that explore the use of words. Curated by Moacir dos Anjos and Fabiana Moraes the presentation connects art and the Portuguese language to politics, society, protest and survival.
Including new artworks by Harold Offeh, Amalia Pica and David Shrigley, group exhibition ‘Joy’ explores heightened emotional states such as ecstasy, euphoria and pleasure through experiences including laughter, dancing and protest.
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.
The Power Station of Art, Shanghai and Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris present ‘Trees’. Curated by Bruce Albert, Hervé Chandès, Fei Dawei, Isabelle Gaudefroy and Gong Yan, ‘Trees’ forms an audio-visual journey, amplifying the voices of the artists, scientists and philosophers who have contributed to this project.
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.
Yinka Shonibare CBE RA has been awarded the degree of Hon. D. Lit. honoris causa of the University of London by The Courtauld Institute. The artist was nominated by the institute’s student body for the prestigious honour, which recognises the artist's outstanding contributions to the visual arts.