'30 Americans' is a touring group exhibition that showcases important contemporary artists from across the United States to explore how American art has shed light on issues of racial, sexual and historical identity. The works on display are aesthetically and thematically diverse, spanning painting, installation, sculpture and videos and created from 1970 to the present day.
Tate Britain presents a landmark group exhibition spanning an ocean and half a century. This exhibition will explore work by artists from the Caribbean who made their home in Britain, alongside other British artists who have also made work addressing Caribbean themes and heritage.
In response to the isolating effects of the pandemic, ‘Art as Connection’ is designed as an experimental, socially focussed and accessible exhibition. Confronted with questions about isolation and exclusion, distrust, illness and death, the curatorial team at Aargauer Kunsthaus developed the exhibition in a consciously collective discourse with the invited artists.
A riot of beloved Beano characters are on show alongside similarly rebellious artists at Somerset House this autumn in 'Beano: the Art of Breaking the Rules'.
Curated by Deborah Smith, 'Human Conditions of Clay' explores expressions of humanity in the material use of clay.
'Re-Création' brings together works by contemporary artists from Africa and its diaspora to create a 'new' history of art, that challenges pre-existing Western conceptions.
'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.
Group exhibition ‘FUCK YOU’ is a provocative show with a radical yet inclusive message. Curated by Klaus Verschile, the exhibition aims to open viewers minds to a non-conformist alternative to conventional and acceptable aesthetics.
Group exhibition ‘Earth Beats’ explores artists’ engagement with our natural environment and its vulnerability, featuring artworks from the 18th century to the present. The presentation considers both the history of ideas and future scenarios for the sustainable use of natural resources.
'Holy, Holy, Holy' presents a library of 20th and 21st century books with holes. An international collection of titles includes South African artist Kendell Geers’ 'Point Blank' (2004), an edition of 1,030 blank books with each copy shot at point blank range. This exhibition celebrates the launch of new journal 'Inscription: the Journal of Material Text', coinciding with Frieze and featuring Kendell Geers as artist in residence for ‘Inscription #2’.
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.
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.
‘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.
'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.
Group exhibition ‘Where We Are Now’ explores the experiences of the past year of lockdowns through artwork, community response and Sunderland resident’s photography.
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.
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.
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