The 58th Carnegie International, titled ‘Is it morning for you yet?’ brings together historical works from the collections of international institutions, estates, and artists, alongside new commissions and recent works by contemporary artists.
Holly Hendry has been commissioned by Birmingham City University to create a new artwork to celebrate Birmingham as a place of innovation and mark the latest phase in the £70 million regeneration of the historic Belmont Works building that will be the new home of the University’s STEAMhouse project.
Newly commissioned painting ‘A Portrait of a Young Gentleman’ by Kehinde Wiley features in the historic Thornton Portrait Gallery at The Huntington Library, San Marino, across from Thomas Gainsborough’s iconic painting ‘The Blue Boy’ (ca. 1770).
The Public Art Programme of Expo2020 Dubai aligns with the ambitious plans of Expo2020's site that will be repurposed and developed into a two million square meter 'city' with the intention to create a permanent, thriving community. Yinka Shonibare CBE's commission for the project, ‘Wind Sculpture III’ manifests as a large three-dimensional, hand-painted piece of fabric, its billowing surface resembling a ship’s sail in the breeze.
House of Vans London and The Auction Collective present a virtual 360° exhibition, followed by a live-stream fundraising auction to raise funds for leading homelessness charity: Centrepoint.
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust’s official charity CW+ have commissioned a group of contemporary artists to design scarves for patients with respiratory problems this winter. Volunteer community knitters can download the artists' designs from the charity's website and knit the scarves for the hospital to distribute to patients.
Milanese football team A.S. Velasca ask a new artist each year to be their 'main sponsor' and recreate the club's aesthetic. This season South African artist Kendell Geers has designed shirts for the players, which he describes as a 'new skin'.
Yinka Shonibare CBE’s ‘The Bird Catcher’s Dilemma’ is inspired by the story of Papageno, the bird catcher, in Mozart’s opera 'The Magic Flute'. This sculpture was commissioned for Salzburg Museum to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the Salzburg Festival of music and drama as part of the group exhibition 'Great World Theatre - 100 Years of the Salzburg Festival'.
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