Yinka Shonibare MBE in 'Travelling Light': Works from the Government Art Collection at Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK

16 December 2011
Yinka Shonibare, MBE's 'Nelson's Ship in a Bottle' maquette has been selected for the third in a series of five exhibitions featuring work from the Government Art Collection at the Whitechapel Gallery.

Huma Bhabha Solo Exhibition At The Aspen Art Museum

9 December 2011
Artist Huma Bhabha has become well known for her visceral, assemblage-based sculptures. Built of wood scraps, Styrofoam, wire, clay, and other cast-off material, Bhabha's sculptures are exclusively figurative and often take the form of conventional classical genres like portrait busts and walking and reclining figures.

Beatriz Milhazes first artist chosen for solo exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery at Windsor

3 December 2011
The Whitechapel Gallery announces the first exhibition of its curatorialpartnership with the Gallery at Windsor, Vero Beach, Florida. Artworks by internationally renowned Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes will go on display from 3 December 2011 until 28 February 2012, the first of three annual exhibitions curated by the Whitechapel Gallery to coincide with Art Basel Miami Beach.

Milhazes' exuberantly colo...

Art Fund and National Maritime Museum Launch Fundraising Campaign for Purchase of Yinka Shonibare MBE's Fourth Plinth Commission

30 November 2011
The Art Fund and the National Maritime Museum today launched a public appeal to give Yinka Shonibare MBE's critically-acclaimed and much-loved commission for the Fourth Plinth Nelson's Ship in a Bottle a permanent home at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich.


21 November 2011
The Showroom is pleased to present Catherine Opie in conversation with Emma Hedditch on Monday 21 November. This event will also mark the UK debut of 'Same Difference', a cinematic collaboration between Catherine Opie and Lisa Udelson.

Catherine Opie is an American artist based in Los Angeles, where she is also a professor of photography at UCLA. Emma Hedditch is an artist based in New York and London.

For the past twenty years Op...

Thomas Hirschhorn to Receive 8th Kurt Schwitters Prize, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany

20 November 2011
The Niedersächsische Sparkassenstiftung (Lower Saxony Savings Bank Foundation) is awarding the Kurt Schwitters Prize for the eighth time. The artist Thomas Hirschhorn, who was born in Bern in 1957 and now lives in Paris, has been renowned for his extensive installations since the mid 1990s and is to be awarded the prize worth EUR 25,000 by an international jury.

David Shrigley 'Sort-of' Opera 'Pass the Spoon' at Tramway, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

17 November 2011
The Tramway, Glasgow is holding the world premiere of a spectacular new performance from the minds of hugely popular visual artist David Shrigley, award-winning composer David Fennessy and acclaimed director Nicholas Bone, featuring a live music played by the Red Note Ensemble.

'Rivane Neuenschwander's Touring Exhibition, 'A Day Like Any Other' Travels to Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

16 November 2011
This major mid-career survey of the work of the internationally admired Brazilian artist Rivane Neuenschwander covers a decade of her work. A Day Like Any Other highlights her unique contribution to the narrative of Brazilian Conceptualism and reveals her wide ranging, interdisciplinary practice that merges painting, photography, film, sculpture, installation, collaborative actions and participatory events.


5 November 2011
We are pleased to announce that Catherine Opie will be exhibiting in a group show, The Air We Breathe, at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), opening on 5 November 2011 through until 20 February 2012.

The exhibition untangles and investigates the belief that art can promote dialogue and enable understanding. The Air We Breathe brings together work by thirty contemporary visual artists and eight poets, reflecting on the ...

Anne Truitt in 'The Long Curve: 150 Years of Visionary Collecting at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, New York, USA

4 November 2011
Featuring eighty stellar paintings and sculptures by more than seventy artists from the late nineteenth century to the present, 'The Long Curve: 150 Years of Visionary Collecting' at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery will kick off a year-long celebration of the institution's 150th anniversary. The first major exhibition of artwork from the museum's Collection organized to tour nationally, The Long Curve highlights the history of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery's extraordinary Collection by focusing on the pioneering benefactors and museum professionals who made it possible.

Yinka Shonibare MBE in 'The Future of the Past' at CAAM, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

28 October 2011
This exhibition features recent works by Shonibare MBE alongside some samples of previous creations plus a new installation expressly created for this, his first solo exhibition in Spain. Through the conjunction of and the cross between Willy Loman, the legendary anti-hero of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, Dante's Inferno, the photographic recreation of Gustave Doré's etchings of Dante's work and references to the US multinationals Chrysler, General Motors and Ford, Shonibare suggest the illusory nature of the "American dream".

Mamma Andersson at Museum Haus Esters, Krefeld, Germany

23 October 2011
Mamma Andersson is one of Scandinavia's foremost contemporary artists. She notched up her first international success in 2003 when she was invited to appear at the Nordic Pavilion for the Venice Biennale. In 2007 the Moderna Museet, Stockholm, organised her first retrospective, which subsequently was shown in Helsinki and London.

Wayne Gonzales at CAC, Malaga, Spain

18 October 2011
CAC Málaga is now presenting the first exhibition of WAYNE Gonzales work in Spain, including two previously unexhibited works, 'Seated Crowd' and 'Slingshot Boy', both 2011. The dark backgrounds of Gonzales's crowd scenes, with their sketchily defined faces and brushstrokes that create seemingly immobile, inexpressive figures, leave the viewer to deliberate their meaning.

Anne Truitt: Luminosities at Delaware Art Museum

15 October 2011
Drawn primarily from the Museum's permanent collection, this exhibition features sculpture and works on paper by the artist Anne Truitt. Most closely aligned with Minimalism and the Washington, D.C.-based Color Field painters, the artist is considered an important figure of American abstraction and was the subject of a major exhibition in 2009 at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Truitt's work explores the subtleties of light and color thr...

Rivane Neunschwander is Presented Alongside Haegue Yang at Kunsthalle Lingen, Germany

15 October 2011
Kunsthalle Lingen in Germany is presenting the work of Brazilian artist Rivane Neunschwander, alongside South Korean Haegue Yang, from 15th October to 18th December 2011 in the exhibition 'Escaping Things and Words'. Both their work is characterised by a poetic and sensual form of language without words, created across a diverse range of media such as installation, sculpture and video. Neuenschwander will be exhibiting the works 'At a Certain Distance (Public Barriers)', 'Anonymous Dialogues' and 'Prosopopoea' alongside video installations.

Tom Friedman's 'Circle Dance' at Frieze Art Fair Sculpture Park 2011, Regent's Park, London, UK

13 October 2011
Tom Friedman presents his large scale outdoor work 'Circle Dance' at The Sculpture Park at Frieze Art Fair. The park is located in the beautiful surroundings of the English Garden in Regent's Park. It is within a three-minute walk of the main fair site and exhibits new works by both established and emerging artists represented by Frieze Art Fair exhibitors. The Sculpture Park has been curated by David Thorp.

'Wayne Gonzales: Light to Dark / Dark to Light' at New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA), New Orleans, USA

7 October 2011
New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) presents 'Wayne Gonzales: Light to Dark / Dark to Light', the artist's first solo museum show in the United States. This exhibition of paintings by spans from early portraits to never before seen work. Highlights range from paintings of New Orleans native Lee Harvey Oswald to the Louisiana Rigolets and Gonzales will also paint two original murals on the walls of the galleries.

Yinka Shonibare MBE to Conduct a Talk at Institute of International Visual Arts, London,

5 October 2011
On Wednesday 19 October at 6.30pm, Yinka Shonibare MBE, nominated for the Turner Prize in 2004, and showing work on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square, talks about the history and cultural legacy of post-colonial Britain. (Venue: The Human Rights Action Centre, 17-25 New Inn Yard, EC2A 3EA.) This is the second in new series of talks by guest speakers in the creative and cultural world.

‘Dark Matter’ Daniel Guzman's Solo Show At Maco, Oaxaca, Mexico

30 September 2011
Here Guzman presents an entirely new body of work which explores the basic concepts of what makes us human: memory and forgetting, death, pain and absence. Through pictures, videos, installations and sculptures, all made ​​with unconventional materials, Guzman articulates his unique interpretation of human mortality. This exhibition gives an account of the continuous reinvention of the language of mankind.

Oaxaca is the artist's...

Claire Barclay At Claire Barclay At New Art Gallery, Walsall

30 September 2011
We are pleased to announce that British artist Claire Barclay will be exhibiting a substantial body of work in an Arts Council Collection group show at The New Art Gallery Walsall, curated by Katerina Brown and Caroline Douglas.

Jennifer Rubell Presents 'Lanscapes' for Summer Night's Gala, Fondation Beyeler, Switzerland

28 September 2011
Conceived specially for the Summer Night's Gala Jennifer Rubell presents ‘Landscapes' an exhibition of interactive elements taking place throughout the Beyeler's galleries.

Jennifer Rubell at Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, Texas, USA

22 September 2011
The Dallas Contemporary is proud to present two exhibits by Jennifer Rubell, 'Made in Texas' and 'Nutcrackers'. One is a performance piece about food and labour on Thursday, September 22, and the other an interactive exhibit where museum patrons are encouraged crack nuts with nude female mannequin legs.


17 September 2011
The Untitled (12th Istanbul Biennial), 2011 curated by Jens Hoffman and Adriano Pedrosa.

The Untitled (12th Istanbul Biennial), 2011 explores the rich dialogue between art and politics, focusing on artworks that are both formally innovative and politically outspoken. It takes as its point of departure the work of the Cuban American artist Felix Gonzalez-Torres (1957-1996). Gonzalez-Torres was deeply attuned to both the personal and the political, and also ...

Rivane Neuenschwander Features at 12th Istanbul Biennial, 2011, Istanbul, Turkey

17 September 2011
The Untitled (12th Istanbul Biennial), 2011 explores the rich dialogue between art and politics, focusing on artworks that are both formally innovative and politically outspoken. It takes as its point of departure the work of the Cuban American artist Felix Gonzalez-Torres (1957-1996). Gonzalez-Torres was deeply attuned to both the personal and the political, and also rigorously attentive to the formal aspects of artistic production, integrating high modernist, minimal, and conceptual references with themes of everyday life.

Thomas Hirschhorn in 'Wander, Labyrinthine Variations' at the Centre Pompidou Metz, France

12 September 2011
Beyond its historical references, "Wander, Labyrinthine Variations" sets out to represent certain contemporary aesthetic, political and intellectual trends of our era. It addresses the history of forms and ideas by challenging a strictly linear model or progressive vision. Instead, it multiplies possibilities, draws the visitor into zones of confusion, multiple choices and lays obstacles to our apprehending of what is real, with all that this implies in terms of adventurous speculation and uncertainty.

Kendell Geers and Thomas Hirschhorn at Dublin Contemporary 2011

6 September 2011
Kendell Geers and Thomas Hirschhorn are exhibiting at Dublin Contemporary 2011 from September 6th until October 31st 2011. One of the most ambitious exhibitions ever staged in Ireland, Dublin Contemporary transforms the city into a vibrant gallery, showcasing the work of more than 114 Irish and international artists. Hirschhorn is exhibiting his large scale installation ‘The Green Coffin' and Geers is showing 'PrayPlayPreyPay' which has been created specially for the exhibition. Both artists are exhibiting at the main Earlsfort Terrace exhibition venue.

Paul McDevitt Co-Curates 'Herbei Ein Licht!' At Lismore Castle Arts: St Carthage Hall

20 August 2011
'Herbei ein Licht!' presents a group exhibition of 18 German artists responding to the themes inherent in Goethe's most influential work, Faust. The works were installed in a completely dark room, all light sources removed and the walls painted black. The gallery was only open to one viewer at a time. Visitors were provided with a single candle and encouraged to navigate the darkened space and find their own path t...

Tonico Lemos Auad at the Folkstone Triennial 2011, Folkstone, UK

25 June 2011
A Million Miles from Home

19 international artists have been commissioned to create new works for the Folkestone Triennial 2011, which will take place from 25 June - 25 September. The selected artists have been invited to develop new works for Folkestone's streets, squares, beaches and historic buildings to create a cutting-edge contemporary art exhibition in the public domain.

New Ged Quinn Catalogue Published by Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

21 June 2011
Stephen Friedman Gallery is delighted to announce the publication of a new catalogue of recent work by Ged Quinn. Fully illustrated and with an indepth essay on the artist, the catalogue will be available to purchase at Stephen Friedman Gallery from Monday.

Kendell Geers at Art 42 Basel Art Unlimited, Basel, Switzerland

15 June 2011
Launched in 2000, Art Unlimited is Art Basel's pioneering exhibition platform for projects that transcend the classical art-show stand - including video projections, large-scale installations, massive sculptures and live performances. Selected by the Art Basel Committee, it has been curated since its inception by Geneva curator Simon Lamunière.

Rivane Neuenschwander in 'Measuring the World: Heterotopias and Knowledge Spaces in Art' at Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, Austria

11 June 2011
'Measuring the World: Heterotopias and Knowledge Spaces in Art' presents a rare opportunity to see Rivane Neuenschwander's important film work 'Pangaea's Diaries'. Here, and on the occasion of the bicentenary of the Universalmuseum Joanneum, the Kunsthaus Graz explores the subject of museums as heterotopias where local rules apply and accumulating and contrasting can become a critical strategy outside time.

'Animate' Exhibition series at Turku Art Museum Presents Animations by David Shrigley, Turku, Finland

10 June 2011
Turku Art Museum presents a selection of David Shrigley's hand-drawn black-and-white animations from recent years. The total duration of the films is just under half an hour. Shrigley's pieces are snappily humorous, yet they often contain candid truths. The works arise from the artist's curiosity. The question seems to hover in the air: What if...?

Rivane Neuenschwander in 'Pinta: The Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art Show' at the Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London, UK

6 June 2011
Stephen Friedman Gallery, in participation with Tanya Bonakdar Gallery (New York) and Galeria Fortes Vilaca (Sao Paulo), is delighted to present a solo project by Rivane Neuenschwander as part of the Art Projects section curated by Pablo Leon de la Barra.

Yinka Shonibare MBE at Art Parcours, Basel, Switzerland

23 May 2011
For this occasion, Shonibare has created hundreds of kites of different sizes and colors that will be hanging in trees along the river Rhine as if escaping towards the sky. The kites are fabricated with a distinctive Dutch wax cloth. Although originally produced in Europe, the patterns are Javanese and mostly associated with West Africa; thus the fabric speaks to a complex history of labor, commerce, and assumed cultural value. Flying above the river, the kites produce a highly poetic yet paradoxical scene. The kite, while seemingly a straightforward symbol of emancipation, is still tethered by delicate strings, as if suggesting the attachment to European grounds by invisible forces.

'Climate Shit Drawing 1': A Limited Edition Print by Yinka Shonibare MBE

12 May 2011
In celebration of his major mid-career retrospective at the MCA, Sydney, Australia which toured to the Brooklyn Museum, New York (26 June - 20 September 2009) and the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institute, Washington D.C. (11 November 2009 - 7 March 2010), Yinka Shonibare, MBE produced a special limited edition print, 'Climate Shit Drawing 1' 2008.

Saatchi Gallery Present Jennifer Rubell's Engagement Sculpture during Royal Wedding Weekend

28 April 2011
From Thursday 28 until sundown Saturday 30 April (with press opportunities from Wednesday afternoon), those Londoners not invited to Westminster Abbey can console themselves by taking part in a special project hosted by The Saatchi Gallery. Taking place over the Royal Wedding Weekend, Londoners and tourists alike can momentarily step into Kate Middleton's boots: trying on the iconic engagement ring and posing alongside a life-sized wax model of Prince William.


Kendell Geers presents 'No Government No Cry' at CIAP, Belgium

23 April 2011
The point of departure for the exhibition ‘No government No cry' at CIAP in Hasselt from 23 April until 26 June 2011, is a manifesto written by artist Kendell Geers. Through poignant statements, he explores the often ignored link between political and natural revolutions, mourns the loss of our talent for revolution and the underlying causes, and gives us clues on how to re-member our inner alpha-bêtes to live a more true life.

'Structure & Material: Claire Barclay, Becky Beasley, Karla Black' At The Yorkshire Sculpture Park

31 March 2011
Structure & Material explores the work of three significant young artists who each investigate the way we create meaning through form.

Thomas Hirschhorn in "It's Burning Everywhere" at Kunsthalle Mannheim, Germany

12 March 2011
Kunsthalle Mannheim will be showing "It's Burning Everywhere", an exhibition of works by Thomas Hirschhorn between 12 March 2011 and 13 June 2011.

'I Know Something About Love' at Parasol Unit, London, UK

9 March 2011
On 8 March 2011, Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art will preview a multimedia group exhibition devoted to works by Yang Fudong, Shirin Neshat, Christodoulos Panayiotou and Yinka Shonibare MBE. Each of these artists explores the theme of love in different times and cultures through the spectrum of their personal experience, observation and commentary. The exhibition title takes its cue from a 1960s song written by Bert Berns and performed by The Exciters, in which there is the recurring lyric, ‘I know something about love'.

Yinka Shonibare's 'Love Hurts' Published as part of Parasol Unit's Exhibition, 'I Know Something About Love', London, UK

9 March 2011
'Love Hurts' is a lithographic and silk screen print in a small edition of 25, published by Parasol Unit on the occasion of their exhibition, 'I Know Something About Love'. Hand drawn line, Dutch wax fabric collage and 23-carat gold leaf elements are combined to lend a unique air to each print. Here, Shonibare quotes from William Blake to illustrate the trials and tribulations of love and romance.

Paul McDevitt In 'Der Menschen Klee' At Kunst Im Tunnel, Curated By Cornelius Quabeck

19 February 2011
Der Menschen Klee
An exhibition of paintings from London and Düsseldorf

Featuring works by Anna Barriball, Eva Berendes, Brian Chalkley, Declan Clarke, Richard Clegg, Sophie von Hellermann, Paul McDevitt, Tim Stoner, Neal Tait, Markus Vater, Martin Westwood, curated by Gertrud Peters and Cornelius Quabeck

In 1976 while his own exhibition Pop Art in England was enjoying great success in Europe and the US, painter R...

Rivane Neuenschwander's Touring Exhibition, 'A Day Like No Other' travels to Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Arizona, USA

12 February 2011
Rivane Neuenschwander's touring mid-career retrospective 'A Day Like No Other' is now on show at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, Arizona.

'Engagement': Preview Night at Stephen Friedman Gallery 2011

11 February 2011
The new exhibition by Jennifer Rubell 'Engagement' is now on show at Stephen Friedman Gallery until 12 March 2011.

Yinka Shonibare MBE in 'El Futuro del Pasado', Alcala 31, Madrid, Spain

10 February 2011
The City of Madrid is organising a solo show of works by Yinka Shonibare, MBE at Alcada 31 in Madrid. The exhibition is curated by the academic and writer Octavio Zaya. It will examine in detail, recent works by the artist and will include a major new commission.

Beatriz Milhazes At Fondation Beyeler

29 January 2011
The Swiss art Fondation Beyeler is organising a solo exhibition of Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes.

The exhibition will include new large-format paintings on the subject of the four seasons, and a large mobile created especially for this project. Also on view will be a selection of the major collages, which reflect the artist's involvement with colorful rhythms and represent the point of departure for Milhazes's art.

The exhibition will open on 29 Janua...

Cornelius Quabeck At Artothek, Cologne

13 January 2011
Cologned-based art gallery Artothek presents 'Paper Plan', an exhibition of works on paper by German artist Cornelius Quabeck.

Please visit Artothek's website here.