rivane neuenschwander in '21st century, art in the first decade' at queensland art gallery, brisbane, austrailia

18 December 2010
Rivane Neuenschwander's unique and multifaceted practice reflects on language, the natural world and the passing of time. In I wish your wish 2003, hundreds of coloured ribbons printed with wishes, submitted to the artist from visitors to previous exhibitions, hang from a gallery wall. Visitors are invited to select a ribbon, tie it to their wrist and leave a new wish in return. According to a Brazilian tradition, the wish will come true when the ribbon eventually becomes undone and falls away.

david shrigley at m - museum leuven, belgium

17 December 2010
The exhibition at M presents a selection of drawings, animated films and sculptures, including 'The Ostrich' and 'Two Worlds'. Especially for M, David Shrigley is making a new installation on location. Not much is known about it yet, but it will undoubtedly be incredibly funny! Shrigley's books, postcards, t-shirts and other gadgets, such as his plectrums, are very popular. You will find an extensive selection in the M-shop and at the comic book shop Het Besloten Land.

mamma andersson at aspen art museum, aspen, colorado, USA

10 December 2010
Swedish painter Mamma Andersson works between domestic interiors and the Nordic landscape, often layering imagery to create subtly haunting, dreamlike atmospheres. Drawing from a variety of sources-from the narrative suggestions of filmic imagery to the physical space of theatrical sets-Andersson employs disjointed perspectives and mismatched spatial relationships to create a sense of the otherworldly.

yinka shonibare MBE in 'aware: art, fashion, identity' at gsk contemporary, royal academy of arts, london, UK

2 December 2010
The third season of contemporary art at 6 Burlington Gardens examines how artists and designers use clothing as a mechanism to communicate and reveal elements of our identity. The exhibition contains work by 30 emerging as well as established international contemporary practitioners.

catherine opie at the white house

22 November 2010
The White House has installed Catherine Opie's Lake Michigan, Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer (2004-05). The four-photo work is on loan from the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. It is hanging in the Obamas' residence, on the third floor, just outside the solarium.

Opie made the work as part of a commission from the MCA Chicago and as part of her "American Cities" series, wherein she photographically explores major features of American cities. The works were exh...

yinka shonibare MBE to participate in bp british art lecture at tate britain auditorium, tate britain, london, UK

17 November 2010
Yinka Shonibare uses a variety of forms to explore and make visible the cultural influences of colonialisation. He considers himself ‘truly bi-cultural' and strives to open up debate about the social, cultural and political issues that shape our histories and construct identity. His works challenge assumptions about representation by playfully blurring the boundaries between stereotypically Western ideas about ‘high' art and traditional categorisations of ‘African art.'

yinka shonibare MBE at byam shaw school of art's lathaby gallery, london, UK

15 November 2010
Central saint Martins is pleased to show ‘Egg Fight' by Yinka Shonibare MBE for the first time in London. ‘Egg Fight' commissioned by Dublin City Gallery - The Hugh Lane on the occasion of their first centenary, 2008; courtesy of the artist, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London and James Cohan Gallery, New York.

rivane neuenschwander in 'dominÓ canÍbal (cannibal domino)' at pac murcia, spain

12 November 2010
PAC MURCIA 2010 gets underway with the exhibition DOMINÓ CANÍBAL [Cannibal Domino] curated by Cuauhtémoc Medina (Mexico City, 1965) who is introducing this new exhibition format using one single venue over a period of twelve months in which each successive artist will create his/her work based on the idea of the previous artist.

yinka shonibare, MBE at house of voltaire

11 November 2010
Studio Voltaire presents 'House of Voltaire' a temporary shop selling a diverse selection of artists' works, limited editions and original pieces by leading contemporary artists including gallery artist Yinka Shonibare, MBE.

The perfect place for some early Christmas shopping!

11 November - 4 December 2010

Upstairs at Rupert Sanderson
19 Bruton Place, Mayfair W1, London

House of Voltaire is open
Mon - Sat 11am - 7pm / Sun 12 - 6pm

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abstract possible: trailern at malmo konsthall c-salen

11 November 2010
Abstract Possible is a research project which aims at exploring notions of abstraction, taking contemporary art as its starting point. It will develop in various locations over the course of two years, starting with a "trailer exhibition" in C-salen, the project space, at Malmö Konsthall 10 November 2010 - 16 January 2011.

david shrigley tattoos visitors to solo project for frieze art fair, london, UK

19 October 2010
As part of David Shrigley's specially commissioned solo project at Frieze Art Fair, the artist tattooed willing visitors to the gallery's stand.

jaeger boutique at beatriz milhazes opening

15 October 2010
Stephen Friedman Gallery staff were delighted to be dressed by Jaeger's new line 'Boutique by Jaeger' for the opening of Beatriz Milhazes's exhibition and Frieze art fair. 

Many thanks to Jaeger, whose new range of clothing can be viewed here.

david shrigley: a solo presentation for stephen friedman gallery at frieze art fair, london, UK

14 October 2010
Shrigley will transform the gallery's stand, erecting a three metre high metal fence around sections of its perimeter. Cage, or jail-like in form, the gridded fence will limit access to the commercial activity normally contained within the space. Viewers seeking to enter will be forced to stoop down and pass through a child-sized gate. Displayed within are both works on paper and new sculptures, emblematic of Shrigley's unique sense of the absurd. From a taxidermy puppy holding up a sign which reads ‘I'm Dead' to a freakishly long bronze finger, the artist proffers a witty commentary on everyday life, death and all that falls in between.

rivane neuenschwander's first survey exhibition "a day like any other" travels to kemper art museum, missouri, USA

8 October 2010
Rivane Neuenschwander's first survey exhibition "A Day Like Any Other" tours from the New Museum in New York to the Kemper Art Museum and is open until 10 January.

thomas hirschhorn in 'too too - much much' at museum dhondt-dhaenens, belgium

3 October 2010
"Too Too - Much Much is a work that follows my directive "Energy: Yes! Quality: No!". There are two 'topics' in this work. The first is linked to the motif: beverage cans, the consumption, the Excess while the second topic relates to the role of the artist who always wants to do too much, without coming to the essence, but who quite contrarily disregards the essence, who really does way too much. These two topics come together - nevertheless - in one form. The Form Too Too - Much Much. The form of this work is also a manifesto that confirms that the artist's practice is neither pure theory nor pure practice. The work of the artist should definitely go beyond the theory and practice."

kendell geers in the 29th são paulo biennial, brazil

25 September 2010
Kendell Geers is participating in the 29th São Paulo Biennial, held in Brazil from 25 September - 12 December. Included is a new work 'Monument to the F Word'.

thomas hirschhorn to represent switzerland at the 2011 venice biennale

23 September 2010
Swiss officials announced yesterday that artists Thomas Hirschhorn and Andrea Thal have been selected to represent Switzerland at the 2011 edition of the Venice Biennale.

rivane neuenschwander: a solo exhibition at malmö konsthall, sweden

12 September 2010
Rivane Neuenschwander's solo exhibition at Malmö Konsthall will be the first in northern Europe that fully explores one of the most interesting Brazilian artists today and most poetic voices on the contemporary art scene. She investigates themes of language, movement and consumption.

rivane neuenschwander at serpentine cinema, gate cinema, notting hill, london, UK

12 September 2010
London-based artist Duncan Marquiss will screen a new film and Brazilian artist Rivane Neuenschwander will present recent films, including The Tenant (2010), shot with long-term collaborator Cao Guimaraes; The Fall (2009), made with Sergio Neuenschwander; and the premiere of her new film, Sunday, which is still in production.

yoshitomo nara at asia society, new york

9 September 2010
Asia Society is pleased to present a major exhibition of Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara (born 1959), one of the most influential and internationally renowned Neo-Pop artists working today. The exhibition comprises 20 years' worth of paintings, sculpture, drawings, and large-scale installations.

Yoshitomo Nara: Nobody's Fool draws connections between the artist's work and the sensibilities of youth subcultures worldwide, focusing on themes of alienation and ...

catherine opie at lacma, los angeles

25 July 2010
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art features recent work by the internationally renowned and LA-based photographer Catherine Opie. The show's primary focus is high-school football, a subject that allowed Opie to explore issues of masculinity, community, and national identity. Over the last three years, Opie photographed football games and players in seven states across America. Atmospheric cues locate each regional site, while gestures and gazes reveal the adolesc...

kendell geers, 'lady/ god/ gift' at sala verónicas in murcia, spain

8 July 2010
For the fourth phase of Cannibal Domino, the South-African artist Kendell Geers is creating an in situ production-action at Sala Verónicas in Murcia . In one single gesture, it will address and invoke the elements, remnants and spirits of the three preceding projects by Jimmie Durham, Cristina Lucas and The Bruce High Quality Foundation, while at once activating the double colonial representation of the "other": the good native who contributes to the process of acculturation by absorbing the prevailing culture, and the cannibal as an embodiment of the savage pagan to blame for all social and historical ills.

yinka shonibare MBE at israel museum, london, UK

26 June 2010
The Israel Museum has commemorated the opening of its renovated campus with three special exhibitions curated by contemporary artists Zvi Goldstein, Susan Hiller and Yinka Shonibare, MBE. 'Yinka Shonibare: Earth, Wind, Fire and Water' is on view at the Israel Museum until 1 January 2011.

yinka shonibare MBE in 'nothing is forever' at south london gallery, london, UK

25 June 2010
Seamlessly integrating art and architecture, each work is destined to be embedded in the fabric of the buildings when painted over at the end of the show. 'Nothing is Forever' marks an important and transitional moment in the South London Gallery's history as the institution expands into a formerly derelict house and a new building incorporating the surviving walls of a former lecture theatre and library.

'rivane neuenschwander: a day like any other' at new museum, new york, USA

23 June 2010
This major midcareer survey of Brazilian artist Rivane Neuenschwander (b. 1967, Belo Horizonte, Brazil) covers a decade of the internationally admired artist's work. It spotlights the artist's unique contribution to the narrative of Brazilian Conceptualism and reveals her wide-ranging, interdisciplinary practice which merges painting, photography, film, sculpture, installation, collaborative actions, and participatory events.

jim hodges at camden arts centre, london

11 June 2010
The Camden Arts Centre in London is currently showing an exhibition of works by Jim Hodges until 5 September 2010.

The exhibition was organised in collaboration with Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice, Italy and Centre Pompidou Paris, Musée national d'Art Moderne.

For more information, see the Camden Arts Centre's website:

http://www.camdenartscentre.org/exhibitions/?id=100902


 

looking up...yinka shonibare at nouveau musee national de monaco

8 June 2010
Models, sculptures, photographs and videos: the works of Yinka Shonibare, MBE, will be an Ariadne's thread inviting the visitor to discover collections belonging to the artistic history of the Principality of Monaco, much of which has rarely or never been shown. Choosing Shonibare to start this new series entitled Looking up...TM was logical because the artist, through his work, makes western collective memory intelligible and helps reint...

yinka shonibare MBE in 'who knows tomorrow' at nationalgalerie berlin, berlin, germany

4 June 2010
During the summer, five internationally renowned artists of African descent are showing their art on the grounds of the Nationalgalerie Berlin. El Anatsui, Zarina Bhimji, António Ole, Yinka Shonibare, and Pascale Marthine Tayou have been invited to present themselves in the various, architecturally significant buildings in which the Nationalgalerie accommodates its large collections of art from the 19th to 21st century.

claire barclay at whitechapel gallery

26 May 2010

The Whitechapel Gallery presents a new site-specific artwork by leading artist Claire Barclay.

Claire Barclay is a leading figure in a generation of young sculptors that have defined a re-engagement with materials and the process of making artwork. For her new installation, Shadow Spans, Barclay will create a large-scale installation in direct response to The Commission Gallery.


yinka shonibare MBE commissioned for the forth plinth, trafalgar square, london, UK

24 May 2010
The current commission for the Fourth Plinth is Nelson's Ship in a Bottle, by leading Anglo-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare. This was unveiled in Trafalgar Square on Monday 24 May 2010 and will displayed on the site until late 2011.