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.
'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.
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.
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.
'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.
‘Emma Kunz Cosmos: A Visionary in Dialogue with Contemporary Art’ is a group exhibition at Aargauer Kunsthaus, Switzerland that presents the oeuvre of the Aargau researcher, healer and artist Emma Kunz (1892–1963) alongside contemporary artistic practises. Included in the exhibition are a selection of capes from Rivane Neuenschwander's 2015 project, 'The Name of Fear' at Whitechapel, London.
'Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America' is a group exhibition conceived by curator Okwui Enwezor and presented at New Museum, New York. The show brings together works made in the past decade by thirty-seven artists who have addressed the concept of mourning, commemoration, and loss in response to racist violence experienced by Black communities in America.
'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.
'Material (SG) II', by Yinka Shonibare CBE, which forms part of the artist’s 'Wind Sculpture' series, will be unveiled in 2021 at the outdoor plaza at the new office building, 360 Rosemary. The sculpture was commissioned in collaboration with Related Companies, The West Palm Beach Art in Public Places (AiPP) Program and city of West Palm Beach.
The Queen's New Year Honours list recognises the achievements of a wide range of outstanding individuals from across the United Kingdom. We are pleased to announce that this year Denzil Forrester has been awarded an MBE for services to Visual Arts.
'K.I.P' brings together emerging and international artists in an annual project which spans the outdoor public spaces of Puurs-Sint-Amands. For its third iteration, Kendell Geers presents 'Pro Deo et Patria', a sculpture in which two police batons are placed side by side in the sign of a cross. A tool of neither church nor state, this provocative sculpture embodies Geers' faith in the power of art to "change the world – one perception at a time."
'Las Palmas: Apofenia' is part of 'Chain reaction', an ongoing collaboration between Fidelidade Arte and Culturgest, Porto where the exhibition travels in spring 2021. Amongst the works on display are new sculptures by Holly Hendry that were created for 'Busy Bodies', the British artist's solo project for Frieze London 2020.
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts marks one year since the 2019 unveiling of Kehinde Wiley’s ‘Rumors of War’, presenting both outdoor and virtual events to "pay tribute to the sculpture’s power, beauty, and prophetic relevance".
Artist Deborah Roberts joined Evelyn Hankins (Senior Curator, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden) for an online discussion on power, identity, and challenging cultural myths and stereotypes. This virtual event is part of 'Talking to Our Time', the Hirshhorn’s online series of free artist talks featuring a diverse group of artists and collectives. The talk is also part of #HirshhornInsideOut, the Museum’s initiative to bring art into your home.
'My name is not Refugee' is a group exhibition at Firstsite, Colchester which brings together works chosen by refugees and asylum seekers living in the local area. The show explores what it means to find connections in a new place and considers questions about our purpose, choices and morality as human beings. Included in the presentation is David Shrigley's 'The Bell', 2007, on loan from the Arts Council Collection, UK.
Pérez Art Museum hosted a panel discussion titled 'Black Diasporic Feminism, Intersectionality, and Solidarity in the Age of Protest' on Wednesday 2 December. The conversation took place in conjunction with the special exhibition 'Allied with Power: African and African Diaspora Art from the Jorge M. Pérez Collection' and included three artists featured in the exhibition, Genevieve Gaignard, Naudline Pierre and Deborah Roberts.
This winter, M77 Gallery presents 'OrnAmenTum’EtKriMen' a solo exhibition by South African artist and activist Kendell Geers and curated by Danilo Eccher. The show is accompanied by an illustrated catalogue published by the gallery, which is conceived as a discussion between the artist and curator.
'Grayson's Art Club' is a group exhibition of works selected by British artist Grayson Perry from 'Grayson’s Art Club', the popular Channel 4 TV series made during the lockdown in the UK due to Covid-19.
"With this lecture on 'Robert Walser-Sculpture', a work in a public space that I/we completed last year with residents of the city of Biel/Bienne, I want to explain in my own words what I gained from this complex and difficult, yet incredibly beautiful experience." – Thomas Hirschhorn
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