denzil forrester and deborah roberts in ‘get up, stand up now - generations of black creative pioneers', somerset house, london.
12 June 2019‘Get Up, Stand Up Now’ is a major new exhibition celebrating the past 50 years of Black creativity in Britain and beyond. The exhibition brings together around 100 interdisciplinary artists, whose work explores Black experience and influence, from the post-war era to the present day. Numerous works will be created especially for the exhibition, championing the wealth of Black creative talent working today.
juan araujo at peer, london, UK
26 April 2019For PEER, Juan Araujo has created a new series of paintings and multimedia works that are based on photographs taken during his research visits to the Henry Moore Foundation in Perry Green, Hertfordshire and the Barbican Centre, London in early 2018. These two sources enabled the artist to pursue one of his long-term preoccupations - the consideration of how various articulations of modernist histories can be variously read through art and architecture, and the connections between them.
stephan balkenhol and yinka shonibare cbe in 'a cool breeze' at galerie rudolfinum, prague, czech republic
25 April 2019Exploring the evolution of conventions relating to representation of the body, 'A Cool Breeze' reflects some of the most innovative leaps made by contemporary sculpture in the past few decades. Confronting a primary subject of traditional sculpture, the artists included portray the human body in ways that reflect contemporary issues of identity, society, and values whilst referencing the history of visual art.
paul mcdevitt curates group exhibition, ‘du coq à l’âne’ (‘from cock to ass’) at le bel ordinaire, pau, france
24 April 2019For this curatorial project, Paul McDevitt and Cornelius Quaback take as their starting point the idea of exchanging cities: Paul the Scotsman who lives in Berlin, and Cornelius the German in Glasgow. Focussing on these important centres of artistic production, the exhibition shows how artists today participate in the dynamic activity of the cities in which they live and work.
andreas eriksson: ‘cutouts, mistakes and threads’ at braunsfelder, cologne, germany
11 April 2019Since 2017, a former fittings factory in Cologne-Ehrenfeld has played host to curated exhibitions of German and international artists. Displaying contemporary works of painting and sculpture by emerging and established artists, the basis of this private initiative is a local family's collection: the Braunsfelder Family Collection. Neugerriemschneider has played a vital part in the development of this collaborative project.
stephan balkenhol at the museum of sepulchral culture, kassel, germany
6 April 2019Stephan Balkenhol presents a solo show at the Museum of Sepulchral Culture in Kassel, Germany. Included in the exhibition are large sculptural works, hand-carved in Wawa wood including the locally named 'Venus of Kassel', (2016) and 'Male Torso', (2016).
'let them be children' (2018) by deborah roberts has been acquired by virginia museum of fine arts, virginia, USA.
2 April 2019‘Let Them Be Children' (2018) is one of the largest and most populous works that Deborah Roberts has made to date. The artist's use of collage speaks to the challenges encountered by young black children as they strive to build their identity, particularly as they respond to preconceived social constructs in terms of the black community, the white gaze and visual culture at large.
thomas hirschhorn in ‘hybrid sculpture: contemporary sculpture of the collection of the stedelijk museum’, at stedelijk museum, amsterdam
23 March 2019With more than twenty works by nineteen artists on display, ‘Hybrid sculpture' reveals how much sculpture has changed in the past three decades. Opposing classical rules, these artists reject notions of ‘pure' sculpture to create ‘hybrid' sculptures that combine performance, video art, and design.
deborah roberts in 'plumb line: charles white and the contemporary' at the california african american museum, california, USA
6 March 2019Charles White's artistic portrayals of black subjects, life, and history were extensive and far-reaching. ‘Plumb Line' features contemporary artists whose work exploring the black individual and collective life resonates with White's profound and continuing influence.
‘kehinde wiley: equestrian portrait of prince tommaso of savoy-carignan' is part of santa barbara museum of art's park projects
3 March 2019‘Kehinde Wiley: Equestrian Portrait of Prince Tommaso of Savoy-Carignan' is part of SBMA's Park Projects: a new series of installations using the grand stairwell at SBMA's Park Entrance. Serving as the Museum's main point of access during ongoing renovation, this space has displayed temporary installations of works by contemporary artists since August 2018.
mamma andersson features in a group exhibition of nordic art at scandinavia house, new york, USA
23 February 2019‘Nordic Impressions: Contemporary Art from Åland, Denmark, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden' reflects the rich diversity and global character of Nordic art. Displaying artworks in a wide variety of media, the exhibition is united by the historic threads that unite Nordic art and culture.
david shrigley in 'the stage is yours' at finnish national gallery, helsinki, finland
8 February 2019For 'The Stage is Yours', the fourth-floor galleries of the Finnish National Gallery are filled with participatory and experiential artworks that underline the concepts of giving, hospitality, and togetherness. The five artists featured invite visitors to engage as more than just passive viewers - to speak, listen, draw, and perform. The exhibition includes David Shrigley's participatory artwork, Life Model II, 2016.
kehinde wiley in '30 americans', a group exhibition at joslyn art museum, omaha, nebraska, USA
2 February 2019'30 Americans' surveys the work of contemporary African American artists from the past three decades. Drawn from the Rubell Family Collection, works on display range from painting, to sculpture, installation, video and work on paper. The exhibition was first staged in 2008 at the Rubell's warehouse in Miami, and has since travelled to museums throughout the USA, with each given the opportunity to curate a unique exhibition from the Collection's extensive holdings.
ilona keserü and anne truitt in 'epic abstraction: pollock to herrera' at the met fifth avenue, new york, USA
17 December 2018Featuring work from the 1940s to the present day, 'Epic Abstraction: Pollock to Herrera' explores large-scale abstract painting, sculpture and assemblage. Iconic pieces from The Met collection are shown in conversation with works by international artists such as Ilona Keserü and Anne Truitt.
tom friedman in 'mad world' at marciano art foundation, los angeles, USA
20 November 2018Bringing together exemplary works from the Marciano Collection, 'Mad World' exhibits the rampant absurdities of contemporary life. With several works that reflect on childhood and the cycle of life, the show aims to encourage consideration of the future - of what may or may not be a likely, or desirable, trajectory. Hand in hand with this theme is the notion of identity which, examined through innovative portraiture, highlights the unknown and unpredictable in ourselves and others. Ideas of how
wayne gonzales in ‘chaos and awe: painting for the 21st century' at chrysler museum of art, virginia, USA
16 November 2018‘Chaos and Awe: Painting for the 21st Century' is a broad survey of contemporary art that displays the powerful and destabilising effects of 21st-century life. Featuring thirty-six international artists, the show touches on subjects from globalism and mass migration to radical ideologies, and the rapid expansion of technology.
deborah roberts in 'constructing identity in america' (1766-2017) at the montclair art museum, new jersey, USA
1 September 2018‘Constructing Identity in America' featuring Deborah Roberts is a group show displaying works from the permanent collection of Montclair Art Museum. With works produced since America's birth in 1776 to the present day, the show addresses and analyses the evolution of American identity across time.