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.
TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art is an annual contemporary art auction held in the Richard Meier-designed Rachofsky House in Dallas, benefitting both the Dallas Museum of Art and amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research.
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'.
At the third edition of the Setouchi Asia Forum, Setouchi Triennale and Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale is 'Artists’ Breath Live', an online program focusing on the ways that artists are living, thinking, and creating during the global pandemic. The project consists of a digital booklet comprising over 100 artists’ texts and an online forum during which 30 artists will each deliver a three-minute report.
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.
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.
Yinka Shonibare CBE RA has created a special edition of 50 sculptures to help support The Emerging Curators Fellowship. The editions are priced at £1,500 + VAT and available online from frieze.com and Frieze art fairs in London. All of the money raised will benefit the fellowship, and one work will be made available via a free prize draw.
'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’.
Join this year’s Summer Exhibition Coordinator Yinka Shonibare CBE and writer and broadcaster Afua Hirsch in this online event. They discuss Shonibare's vision for the exhibition, the significance of reclaiming magic in art, and how an inclusive art world can engage with and value artists who have developed their practice in different ways.
Cample Line presents a solo exhibition of new works by Brazilian artist Tonico Lemos Auad. Auad engages with the architectural features of the gallery spaces and builds on his recent use of wood reclaimed from buildings or storm-damaged forests in combination with textiles and other materials such as bronze.
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.
Black Rock Senegal and Kehinde Wiley announce the release of 'Dimietrus Study' (2021), the third annual limited edition print to support the Black Rock Senegal artist-in-residence program.
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’.
In episode 68 of The Great Women Artists Podcast, Katy Hessel (Art Historian, Curator, Broadcaster, and founder of influential Instagram account @thegreatwomenartists) interviews sculptor Leilah Babirye.
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