yinka shonibare, MBE in 'travelling light', works from the government art collection, at the whitechapel gallery

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.

The exhibition, 'Travelling Light' is curated by Simon Schama, selecting works from the Government Art Collection that explore ideas of travel from the 16th century to the present day. I...

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...

the art fund and the national maritime museum launch fundraising campaign for the 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.
The work was commissioned by the Mayor of London for the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square where...

catherine opie in conversation with emma hedditch at the showroom

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 be awarded the 8th kurt schwitters prize, sprengel museum, hannover

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.

His work is distinguished by a synthesis of scul...

david shrigley 'sort-of' opera 'pass the spoon' at the tramway, glasgow

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.

Pass the Spoon is the latest show from Magnetic North (the company behind two sell-out national tours of Walden) and is the recipient of a prestigious ...

rivane neuenschwander at irish museum of modern art

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. Three installations in the exhibition i...

catherine opie in group show at san francisco museum of modern art

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

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 'the future of the past' at caam, las palmas de gran canaria, spain

28 October 2011
Yinka Shonibare, MBE (London, 1962) works across different media - painting, sculpture, photography and moving image - in his ongoing exploration of complex ideas ranging from contemporary African identity and the legacy of European colonialism today, to the conflicts rising from the recent history of Western democracies. Widely acclaimed in the contemporary art world, Shonibare's work is charged with visual sy...

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

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.

rivane neuenschwander 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 Dist...

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...

tom friedman's 'circle dance' at frieze art fair sculpture park

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.

Inspired by Henri Mati...

'wayne gonzales: light to dark / dark to light' at new orleans museum of art (noma), new orleans, USA

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.

significant voices: yinka shonibare MBE talk at inviva

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.

Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts) creates ex...

‘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'...

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 'landscapes' at summer night’s gala, fondation beyeler

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 creates an interactive artwork that is a hybrid of performance art, installation, and happenings. The pieces are often staggering in scale, sensually arresting, and frequently indulge in media of food and drink. In ‘Landscapes' Ru...

jennifer rubell at dallas contemporary

22 September 2011
'Made in Texas' and 'Nutcrackers'

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

Made In Texas is intended to "bring behind the scenes elements of domestic production to center stage as local laborers prepare Texas cuisine in a hybrid of performan...

rivane neuenschwander at istanbul biennale 2011

17 September 2011
The Untitled (12th Istanbul Biennial), 2011 is 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, ...

catherine opie at istanbul biennale 2011

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 ...

thomas hirschhorn exhibits at centre pompidou metz

12 September 2011
Thomas Hirschhorn is part of the new multi-disciplinarary group show entitled "Wander, Labyrinthine Variations" at the Centre Pompidou in Metz, exhibiting his complete series of "Maps", for the first time.

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 linea...

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 h...

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

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.

The catalogue is priced at £10 and is available to purchase in person only from the gallery.  Exact change is appreciated.

kendell geers at art 42 basel art unlimited

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.

Kendell Geers' Hanging Piece (1993) alludes to acts of violence carried out by young people who suspended rocks fro...

rivane neuenschwander at universalmuseum joanneum

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.

Museums classify, collect, group, consider a...

david shrigley at turku art museum

10 June 2011
Animate exhibition series at Turku Art Museum presents animations by the British artist David Shrigley. Opening on Thursday, 9 June 2011, from 6-8 pm. The artist will be present.

In Laundry (2006, 2:44 min) a man takes a horse to a laundry and turns on the washer - with the horse inside! The march music in New Friends (2006, 1:20 min) creates a sober and dignified mood. Everyone in the marching line is identical, until the inevitable happens. In The Door (2007, 3:07 m...

rivane neuenschwander's ‘prosopopeia’ 2010, showing at pinta art fair, london (6 june - 9 june 2011)

6 June 2011
'Pinta: The Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art Show' will commence on 6 June at the Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London. 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. 

‘Prosopopéia' ...

yinka shonibare, MBE at art parcours, basel

23 May 2011
Yinka Shonibare, MBE creates theatrical installations with powerful allegorical content that point toward, and sometimes poignantly invert, the effects of colonial relations. By examining Africa and Europe's sociopolitical and economic histories, he embraces the ambiguity of the postcolonial condition and questions presumed national and cultural definitions. For this occasion, Shonibare has created hundreds of kites of different sizes and colors that will be ...

'climate shit drawing 1' a limited edition print by yinka shonibare, MBE

12 May 2011
Climate Shit Drawing 1
Four colour lithographic print with silk screen glaze, fabric and foil collage and die cut Somerset radium white satin
330gsm, 344 x 504mm
Edition of 200 + 20 Aps

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 Nove...

saatchi gallery presents engagement sculpture over 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-...

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.

The notion ...

'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 at kunsthalle mannheim

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.

Thomas Hirschhorn (b. 1957 Bern, lives in Paris) is one of the most controversial artist in contemporary art. The artist uses cheap packaging, mannequins, shock, photos from newspapers and the Internet, silver foil, acrylic glass and wood product to reflect on the kitsch and trash of mass media images. "Chaos is the...

'love hurts' a new limited edition print by yinka shonibare, MBE at parasol unit

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.
Yinka Shonibare MBE

'i know something about love' parasol unit, london

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 ...

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 Ro...

rivane neuenschwander at scottsdale museum of contemporary art

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.

The exhibition will last until 5 June 2011.

For further information, please consult Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art's website by clicking here.

engagement preview night

11 February 2011
The new exhibition by Jennifer Rubell 'Engagement' is now on show at Stephen Friedman Gallery until 12 March 2011.
Here is a selection of pictures from the opening night event.  To see further images of the exhibition, please click here.

If you posed with Prince William and had your photograph taken, you are welcome to email your photographs to elizabeth.t.jones@gmail.com to be uploaded to a blog documenting the event.

yinka shonibare, MBE, 'el futuro del pasado', alcala 31, madrid

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.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue and will be the highlight of the Madrid art week opening concurrent to the ARCO art fair.

For more informa...

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 January 2...

stephen friedman gallery at vip art fair

22 January 2011
Stephen Friedman Gallery is participating in the VIP Art Fair. This international contemporary art fair takes place exclusively online for one week from January 22-30, 2011.

VIP Art Fair gives an unprecedented opportunity for collectors to participate in a global market place - without the travel and freight this usually entails. This is a welcome, responsible and innovative development for the art world.

For the Fair, Stephen Friedman Gallery will present a...

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.