Paul Mcdevitt In 'Zeichen Und Wunder' At Kunsthaus Nuremberg, Germany

22 December 2012
Paul McDevitt is to feature in the group exhibition 'Zeichen und Wunder' (Signs and Wonders) at the Kunsthaus Nuremberg.

The exhibition also features works by Caroline Bayer (Berlin), Matthias lame (Dusseldorf) and Anne Sterzenbach (Nuremberg).

The exhibition runs from 13 December 2012 to 10 February 2012.
The opening is on Wednesday 12 December at 8pm.

Königstraße 93
90402 Nuremberg

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Tom Friedman And Paul McDevitt In 'About Stupidity' At Petach Tikva Museum Of Art, Israel

13 December 2012
Gallery artists Tom Friedman and Paul McDevitt are both featuring in the group show 'About Stupidity' at the Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Israel.

Albert Einstein once said: "Only two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former." This exhibition might be a testimonial to his insight: stupidity has such an evasive character that to illuminate or define it with visual...

Thomas Hirschhorn's installation at 'Flugplatz Welt/ World Airport' Exhibits at Mudam, Luxembourg

12 December 2012
Thomas Hirschhorn's installation 'Flugplatz Welt / World Airport,'which occupies a whole room of the Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg, dates from 1999 and was originally produced for the Venice Biennale. 'Flugplatz Welt / World Airport' deals with the question, so determinant today, of globalization and its collateral, often paradoxical effects: "Macro-isolation, selfisolation, and particularities - ethnic, religious, social, linguistic, cultural... - local divisions, regional and private wars, war lords all tend to separate one entity from another.

Ged Quinn Solo Presentation for Bass Museum of Art, Miami, Florida, USA

6 December 2012
In 2009, The Bass Museum of Art embarked on an ongoing exploration of the notion that all art was once contemporary and inversely, that all contemporary works of art are part of a continuum of art history. The six artists who will create solo presentations for the project pay homage to the Bass Museum of Art's mission statement, "we educate and inspire by exploring the connections between our historical collection and contemporary art."


5 December 2012
Stephen Friedman gallery is pleased to announce that gallery artist Yoshitomo Nara will be part of a group show ‘Alone Together' at the Rubell Family Collection in Miami. The exhibition explores a paradox: artists often work in isolation in their studios, but they are almost always seen and defined in relation to a greater whole. Whether it is called a movement, a moment, a school, a group, or an -ism, this g...

Stephan Balkenhol and Thomas Hirschhorn in 'Lost (in LA)' at Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

1 December 2012
LOST (in LA) is an exhibition and an innovative dialogue between LA artists and French artists, featuring Stephan Balkenhol and Thomas Hirschhorn. It reproduces the quintessential Los Angeles experience of being lost in the heart of this metropolis. Layers of time and space appear to be interlaced together atop a hill hidden in the middle of the city.

Huma Bhabha Solo Exhibition 'Unnatural Histories' At MOMA PS1, New York

18 November 2012
Huma Bhabha is known for her engagement with the human figure and for her use of found materials, working primarily in sculpture. 

Yinka Shonibare MBE in 'Revealed: Government Art Collection' at Birmingham Museum, Birmingham, UK

17 November 2012
'Revealed' brings together a diverse selection of nearly 200 works of art, ranging from the historical to the contemporary, which form part of the Government Art Collection. The exhibition will be the first time that these outstanding works, usually displayed in British Government buildings across the world, have been brought together. Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery has been chosen as the first venue outside London to display this intriguing exhibition. Yinka Shonibare, MBE's 'Nelson's Ship in a Bottle' macquette is featured.

Yinka Shonibare MBE and Kendell Geers in 'The Progress of Love' a three part Transatlantic Exhibition at the Menil Collection, the Pulitzer Foundation and CCA, Lagos, Nigeria

16 November 2012
In an unprecedented collaboration, arts institutions in three cities and on two continents will join together to explore the changing modes and meanings of love in today's global society, as seen by more than two dozen contemporary artists from Africa and a select few of their counterparts from Europe and America.

Stephan Balkenhol in 'Art is Beautiful, but Hard Work Too', at Kunstbau, Munich, Germany

9 November 2012
In early May 2013 the Lenbachhaus in Munich will reopen after a major renovation and expansion. The aim of this last show before the reopening is both to prepare for the presentation of their collection in the Lenbachhaus and to critically assess the work of a museum in general, particularly scholarly research and the conservation and restoration of the collection.

Tom Friedman in 'Rip It Up and Start Again' at Fonds Régional D'art Contemporain Languedoc-Roussillon, Montepellier, France

9 November 2012
Tom Friedman's 'Demon Baby' (2009) is in the group exhibition 'Rip It Up and Start Again' at Fonds Régional D'art Contemporain Languedoc-Roussillon, Montepellier, France, part of the three-part exhibition 'L'Ane Musicien'.

Yinka Shonibare MBE, 'Addio del Passato' at SCAD Museum of Art, Georgia, USA

27 October 2012
The SCAD Museum of Art presents "Addio del Passato," an exhibition of new works by artist Yinka Shonibare MBE. The exhibition will feature photographs from Shonibare's allegorical "Fake Death Pictures" series, sculptures, and the film "Addio Del Passato" ("So Closes My Sad Story") that collectively explore themes of desire, love, repression and power. These works weave together conceptual impressions of colonialism using a theatrical vocabulary and visual imagery that speak to history through the lens of the present.

Tom Friedman in 'Now Here is also Nowhere: Part 1' at Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, USA

27 October 2012
This multi-generational exhibition includes works that examine the physicality of the body, both in its relation to the construction of form, and as a generator of knowledge and agent of change and exchange in diverse spheres of life. Other works in the exhibition deal with familiar but largely intangible concepts such as death, love, imagination, memory, knowledge systems, and the unknown.

David Shrigley in 'Moral Holiday' at Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland, UK

26 October 2012
'Moral Holiday' presents the work of two generations of artists who have created works largely in lens-based media from still photographs to film or video. All stage what might be called 'thought experiments' that query the existing moral order, and dramatise ethical quandaries by inverting social norms or expectations.

Andreas Eriksson in 'Dehors la flore est l'orage' Centre Culturel Valery-Larbaud, Vichy, France

20 October 2012
Gallery artist Andreas Eriksson is in the group show 'Dehors la flore est l'orage' at Centre Culturel Valery-Larbaud in Vichy, France.

David Shrigley Solo Presentation at Bradford 1 Gallery, UK

19 October 2012
An exhibition of drawings, and a series of monoprints previously unseen in a public gallery, by the artist David Shrigley. Described by one writer as an ‘artistic comedy mind at odds with the machinations of accepted convention' David Shrigley is known for his instantly recognisable crude drawing style and his often humorous, frequently satirical observations.

Rivane Neuenschwander Features in 10th Anniversary Exhibition of PAC (Projet pour l'art contemporain) at Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

17 October 2012
Société des Amis du Musée d'Art Moderne celebrate the 10th anniversary of the PAC - Projet pour l'art contemporain - initiated in 2002 by Alfred Pacquement and François Trèves. As a unique project, the PAC gathers around sixty friends of the MNAM who generously donate to the museum, so that it can, every year, buy from 5 to 10 works by emerging artists. In order to honour this project, the Centre Pompidou will present a selection of 30 pieces, including work by gallery artist Rivane Neuenschwander, from the collection offered by the PAC.

Yinka Shonibare MBE in 'The Desire for Freedom. Art in Europe since 1945' at Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin, Germany

17 October 2012
An exhibition devoted to Art in Europe since 1945 needs to identify some common roots and unifying ideas. The ideological boundaries that were erected during the Cold War now look completely anachronistic. Instead, we can see more clearly than ever before that the values and ideals of society were, and are, firmly anchored in the Enlightenment, even if they were, and are, interpreted differently all over Europe.


12 October 2012
Gallery artist Yoshitomo Nara features in 'Future Pass World Exhibition', now open at the Today Art Museum in Beijiing.

Sponsored by J.P. Morgan, the exhibition showcases original artworks from more than 160 leading Asian artists, including Yayoi Kusama, Fang Lijun and Xu Bing in addition to Nara, and is the last stop of Future Pass World's global tour.

The selected artworks cover a wide range of material, including oil p...

David Shrigley in 'HOW ARE YOU FEELING?' At Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK

6 October 2012
The Cornerhouse is presenting a major exhibition of new and recent work by acclaimed artist David Shrigley. HOW ARE YOU FEELING? features a range of drawings, paintings, sculpture and never-seen-before live performance. Taking you on a skewed, cathartic journey through the clever, amusing and raw world of David Shrigley, this extraordinary exhibition offers an unequalled, live and interactive experience.


5 October 2012
Catherine Opie has long been fascinated by the natural as well as the man made environment. While she is best known for her self portraits and photographs of the gay community, images of her physical surroundings have always been an integral part of her practice. She has described her work as being "always about my surroundings and the way I wander the world."

In the summer of 2009, Opie received a commission from Hanjin Sh...

Anne Truitt in 'The Geometric Unconscious' at the Sheldon Museum of Art, Nebraska, USA

5 October 2012
This exhibition, featuring gallery artist Anne Truitt, showcases the broad scope of geometric abstraction artwork in Sheldon's collection. The works in The Geometric Unconscious span a period of more than 100 years and prompted a rethinking of geometric abstraction with a special interest in the unconscious that feeds this kind of modern art.

Ged Quinn in 'Beyond Reality, British Painting Today', the Galerie Rudolfinum in Prague, Czech Republic

4 October 2012
Under the title 'Beyond Reality, British Painting Today', the Galerie Rudolfinum in Prague is organising a large representative overview of contemporary British art. The exhibition will present the works of the twelve important artists of the younger and middle generations currently active in Great Britain.

Huma Bhabha In Peekskill Project V

29 September 2012
Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art (HVCCA) is presenting the fifth installment of Peekskill Project: a citywide art festival devoted to bringing cutting edge contemporary art out of the museum and into the community. Using the city as a stage, Peekskill Project activates the urban environment and its inhabitants through site-specific art exhibitions, performances and screenings sited in multiple venues throughout Peekskill.

Huma Bhabha In 'Oppenheimer@20' At Nerman Museum Of Contemporary Art, Kansas City

29 September 2012
Gallery artist Huma Bhabha's work 'Untitled' 2005, currently features in 'Oppenheimer@20', the 20th anniversary celebration of the Nerman Museum's Oppenheimer Collection, at the Nerman Museum in Kansas City.

Jim Hodges in 'The Shock of the News' at National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., USA

23 September 2012
In 1909 F. T. Marinetti's futurist manifesto appeared on the front page of Le Figaro, and less than four years later Pablo Picasso incorporated a fragment of real newspaper into a work of art. The modern mass-media newspaper had colonized fine art. The exhibition at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. examines the many manifestations of the "newspaper phenomenon" from 1909 to 2009, a century during which major artists engaged in a vibrant and multifaceted relationship with the printed news by co-opting, mimicking, defusing, memorializing, and rewriting newspapers.


22 September 2012
The Towada Art Center is currently holding a solo exhibition by gallery artist Yoshitomo Nara. In his work, Nara depicts children with defiant attitudes or anxious eyes and animals that look both lonely and humorous. This new exhibition in the artists' hometown, 'The Little Little House in the Blue Woods', contains early and recent paintings, drawings and three-dimensional works.

The exhibition continues until 14 January 2013.

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15 September 2012
Gallery artist Yoshitomo Nara features in "Son et Lumière, et sagesse profonde" (Sound and light, and wisdom) at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan. On the face of it, it seems that modern civil society has secured freedom and material abundance through economic development, science and technology. In our information-oriented society, speed, comfort, and co...

Thomas Hirschhorn at Dia Art Foundation, New York, USA

15 September 2012
Dia Art Foundation will present a new work by Thomas Hirschhorn, Timeline: Work in Public Space, from 15 September to 3 November 2012 at 541 West 22nd Street, New York, the site of the future Dia:Chelsea project space. 'Timeline', a large-scale collage of images, written statements, and text excerpts, chronicles the artist's interventions at urban and rural sites.

Thomas Hirschhorn in 'Thresholds' at Tate Liverpool, Part of Liverpool Biennial 2012

15 September 2012
Gallery artist Thomas Hirschhorn is featured in 'Thresholds' at Tate Liverpool, a group show displaying work from the Tate Collection. The exhibition explores powerful themes including British identity, migration and global effects of regional conflicts.


14 September 2012
Louisiana's big Autumn exhibition 'Self-Portrait' focuses on the self-portrait as a genre through-out the 20th and 21st century, as shown by 150 works by 64 international artists from early modernism till today, including gallery artist Catherine Opie. How does one represent oneself? And what are the connections between self-portraiture and self-representation? Can a self-portrait be an objective, neutral representation, or ...

Beatriz Milhazes Solo Exhibition At Malba, Buenos Aires

14 September 2012
In September, Malba will present the first solo exhibition in Buenos Aires of gallery artist Beatriz Milhazes - 'Luxury, Calm, and Voluptuousness'. Curator Paulo Herkenhoff will offer a selection of 70 recent works, as well as some pieces from the 1990s that serve to anchor her more recent production.

The exhibition includes large-format paintings, silk screens, graphic works and designs on paper, vinyl, and other materials, from private co...

Yinka Shonibare MBE in Group Exhibition 'Happening to Be' at University of the Arts, London, UK

10 September 2012
Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to announce that the University of the Arts London (UAL) will launch the first exhibition by black alumni. Entitled ‘Happening to Be' this is the first ever exhibition showcasing the work of five distinguished artists, designers, and directors who ‘happen to be' black. The exhibition aims to inspire students, staff and the general public by celebrating the artistic achievements of some of the University's black alumni.

Mamma Andersson in '150 Years of Swedish Art' at the Hillstrom Museum, Stockholm, Sweden

10 September 2012
'150 Years of Swedish Art: Highlights from the Swedish National Collections in Stockholm (Moderna Museet and Nationalmuseum)' will be on view at the Hillstrom Museum of Art at Gustavus Adolphus College from Monday 10 September to Sunday 2 December. There will be a reception during the College's Nobel Conference, on Tuesday 2 October from 6 to 8pm. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.


9 September 2012
Untitled (Stump Fire #4), an 11' x 28' image by gallery artist Catherine Opie, is the newest installment of the Socrates Sculpture Park's ongoing Broadway Billboard series.

Opie has created a mise-en-scene of epic scope, drama, and mystery. Nature and artifice, light and darkness are just some of the contradictory elements of Opie's image that create an ominous tableau for us to contemplate. Neither a warm hearth, nor regene...

Andreas Eriksson in the Thirtieth Bienal de Sao Paulo, Brazil

7 September 2012
The Thirtieth Bienal de São Paulo will take place from 7th September to 9th December 2012 featuring gallery artist Andreas Eriksson.

Wayne Gonzales': A Solo Exhibition Presented by SCAD Exhibitions Department, Savannah, Georgia, USA

7 September 2012
The Savannah College of Art & Design exhibitions department presents a solo exhibition by Wayne Gonzales, with several "crowd" and "light" paintings for which the artist is acclaimed. Drawing from photographic sources, Gonzales explores the languages and histories of both digital media and painting.

Kendell Geers Curates Exhibition as Part of 'Newtopia' in Mechelen, Belgium

1 September 2012
Newtopia, curated by Katerina Gregos, builds on the long relationship between art and human rights and aims to explore the numerous aspects associated with the issue.
Newtopia will take place in various cultural institutions and the urban context of the historic Flemish city of Mechelen - a city whose roots go back to the humanistic tradition of Erasmus and Thomas Moore thus providing an apt context for the exhibition.

YInka Shonibare MBE Curates 'Deloitte Ignite 2012' at the Royal Opera House, London, UK

31 August 2012
This year's Deloitte Ignite at Royal Opera House. is curated by critically acclaimed artist, Yinka Shonibare, MBE, celebrated for works including Nelson's Ship in a Bottle, which he made for the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square, and a new commission for the Royal Opera House building. His vision for Deloitte Ignite 2012, Africa Weekend, is a celebration of traditional African and avant-garde arts and culture, expressing Africa's global contribution to the contemporary arts world.

David Shrigley Inside Ron Arad's '720 Degrees' at Israel Museum, London, UK

16 August 2012
Films by gallery artist David Shrigley will be shown in '720 Degrees', the stunning and much-talked about installation by designer, artist, and architect Ron Arad, installed for three weeks in the Israel Museum‘s Art Garden, side-by-side with works by Pablo Picasso, Henry Moore, and Micha Ullman.

David Shrigley in 'Doug Fishbone and Friends: Adventureland Golf' at Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool, UK

11 August 2012
Grundy Art Gallery has teamed up with London-based American artist Doug Fishbone and the Nova Festival of Arts and Music to host 'Doug Fishbone and Friends Adventureland Golf' for this summer and autumn.

Tonico Lemos Auad in 'Beyond the Avant-Garde', The 11th Brazilian Naïf Art Biennial, at Sesc Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brazil

9 August 2012
'Beyond the Avant-Garde' takes place in the ambit of the 11th Brazilian Naïf Art Biennial. Bringing together 10 contemporary artists from Latin-America whose pieces will be infiltrating the works selected by the Biennial jury, the exhibition intends to provoke the friction between these two distinct artistic categories, which are not usually shown together in the same context.

Rivane Neuenschwander in 'The Politics of Place: Latin American Photography, Past & Present' at Phoenix Art Museum, Pheonix, Arizona, USA

4 August 2012
Throughout the 20th century and into the 21st, artists from Latin America have embraced photography as a means of capturing their surroundings, documenting episodes of social injustice and political upheaval, and constructing images of national identity. This exhibition features photographs and one video work that evoke a potent sense of place, some in a literal sense and others metaphorically. Drawn primarily from Arizona collections, the selected photographs reflect distinctly national realities, cultural idiosyncrasies, and subtle political undertones.

Yoshitomo Nara and Ged Quinn feature in 'überall und nirgends'(everywhere and nowhere)', at Villa Jauss, Obersdorf, Germany

23 July 2012
Gallery artists Yoshitomo Nara and Ged Quinn feature in the current exhibition at Villa Jauss, Obersdorf 'überall und nirgends'(everywhere and nowhere), work from the Reydan Weiss collection.

David Shrigley in 'What Are You Like?' at The Holburne Museum, Bath, UK

21 July 2012
Based on a Victorian parlour game, the exhibition invited 45 people in the public eye to create a self-revealing artwork by illustrating 8 of their favourite things from a list of 12: their favourite animal, book, item of clothing, comfort, food, pastime, place, possession, music, shoes, weather or pet aversion (the thing they love to hate!).

Yinka Shonibare MBE 'Imagined as the Truth' at the San Diego Museum of Art, California, USA

16 July 2012
The San Diego Museum of Art is presently a solo exhibition of work by Yinka Shonibare, MBE 'Imagined as the Truth'.


14 July 2012
Yoshitomo Nara is returning to the Yokohama Museum of Art for the first time since it hosted his inaugural large-scale solo exhibition back in 2001.

Nara has earned a fervent international following for his cute-but-twisted pictures of children and animals, which are some of the most instantly recognisable images in contemporary Japanese art. They have a variety of expressions: some look defiant and aggressive while others seem ...

Yinka Shonibare MBE in Group Show at Princetown University Arts Museum

14 July 2012
Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to announce that gallery artist, Yinka Shonibare, MBE, is included in the group exhibition Encounters: Conflict, Dialogue, Discovery at Princeton University Art Museum.

David Shigley: A Solo Exhibition at Mumbai Art Room, Maharashtra, India

13 July 2012
David Shrigley is known for the sardonic humour he brings to his drawings, animations and sculptures. In the debut display of his work in India, the Mumbai Art Room presents 15 drawings on loan from Stephen Friedman Gallery

Anne Truitt in 'Raum der Linie - Line and Space' at Museum Wiesbaden, Germany

12 July 2012
Museum Wiesbaden presents a concise selection of predominantly American artists, including gallery artist Anne Truitt, from the 1960s and 70s from a Munich private collection. The unique quality of the collection is the juxtaposition of concentrated bundles that enable most of the artistic reflections to illustrate more understandably on the way to their respective own position and statement. The exhibition in the Museum Wiesbaden opens on Thursday, 12th July and the works can be seen from then until 7th October as part of "Line and Space".

Yinka Shonibare MBE in 'Luxe: Mode d'Emploi' at Passage de Retz, Paris, France

11 July 2012
Yinka Shonibare, MBE is showing his work 'The Crowning' in 'Luxe : mode d'emploi', an exhibition curated by Nicolas Liucci-Goutnikov with Bernard Blistène, at Passage De Retz, Paris.

Beatriz Milhazes Solo Exhibition 'Um Intinerario Grafico' At SESC Rio's Winter Festival

7 July 2012
Beatriz Milhazes' solo exhibition 'Um Intinerario Grafico' forms part of SESC Rio de Janeiro's Winter Festival.

The exhibition features nine silkscreen prints made ​​between 1996 and 2003. Printed by hand, they form part of the first series of large works made at Durham Press in the USA. The graphic work is structured by a diverse repertoire of motifs, arabesques, flowers, strings of beads, lace, stripes and circles....

Wayne Gonzales in 'Dark Matters' at the Hirschhorn Museum, Washington D.C., USA

6 July 2012
Dark Matters brings together works from the Hirshhorn's collection that draw upon the associations and implications of darkness. The exhibition features Wayne Gonzales painting 'Pentagon'.

Kendell Geers in Solo Exhibition at Chateau Blandy, Les Tours, France

30 June 2012

Kendell Geers is holding a solo exhibition at the Chateau Blandy-les-Tours, France, entitled The Marriage of Heaven and Hell. This exhibition echoes the title of the collected poems by William Blake. In addition, Geers explores the physical power and historical past of the Chateau, and how the experience of place and time has influenced his work.

Tom Friedman in 'Papper' at Modern and Contemporary Art Museum, Nice, France

30 June 2012
Gallery artist Tom Friedman is exhibiting in the group show 'Paper' at the Modern and Contemporary Art Museum, Nice, France, which celebrates this omnipresent and diverse material which accompanies daily life.

Thomas Hirschhorn in Group Exhibition, 'Theatre of the World' at MONA, Hobart

23 June 2012
Gallery artist Thomas Hirschhorn features in 'Theatre of the World' at MONA, Hobart. The exhibition engages, and rejects, the widely held notion that ancient and contemporary works of art are inherently different, and that we must burden the past with the weight of history.

David Shrigley 'Brain Activity' Touring to Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Fransisco, USA

22 June 2012
After its very successful run at the Hayward Gallery in London, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco is the U.S. venue presenting 'David Shrigley: Brain Activity'.
The eclectic show opens at YBCA on Friday 22 June 2012 and runs until Saturday 23 September 2012. The Opening Night Party will also be held on 22 June 2012.

Yinka Shonibare, MBE'S New Commission For The Exterior Of The Royal Opera House, London

19 June 2012
The Royal Opera House has commissioned artist Yinka Shonibare, MBE to create a unique artwork to be displayed on the exterior of the Royal Opera House, overlooking Russell Street in Covent Garden. This new work, part of London 2012 Festival, will be unveiled in June 2012 and will remain in place for five years.

Rivane Neuenschwander in 'Red Sky at Night' at Mercer Untion - A Centre For Contemporary Art in Toronto, Canada

15 June 2012
'Red Sky at Night' at Mercer Untion - A Centre For Contemporary Art in Toronto fearures Absalon, Heike Baranowsky, Jack Goldstein, Cao Guimarães and gallery artist Rivane Neuenschwander, John Massey, Jonathan Monk, Bruce Nauman, Berndnaut Smilde. The exhibition is curated by Sarah Robayo Sheridan.

Tom Friedman in 'Invisible: Art about the Unseen, 1957-2012' at Hayward Gallery, London, UK

12 June 2012
'Invisible Art' brings together works from the past half century that explore ideas related to the invisible and the hidden. The exhibition includes work by some of the most important artists of our time as well as younger artists who have expanded on their legacy, including gallery artist Tom Friedman.

Kendell Geers in 'Mexico: Expected/ Unexpected' at Katzen Arts Centre, Washington D.C., USA

9 June 2012
This exhibition of selected works from the Isabel and Agustín Coppel Collection attempts to explore Mexican contemporary art from a point of view that simultaneously underlines the intense dialogue with its canonical history and the international landscape to which it also belongs. No artist is isolated from the global dynamics that fuel the contemporary art of our time.

Thomas Nozkowski In Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

4 June 2012
Gallery artist Thomas Nozkowski has been invited to exhibit in this year's Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.

The world's largest open submission contemporary art show, now in its 244th year, continues the tradition of showcasing work by both emerging and established artists in all media including painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, architecture and film. Royal Academician Tess Jaray, RA is the co-ordinator for this years exhibition.


Stephan Balkenhol at St Elizabeth's Church, Kassel, Germany

3 June 2012
Alongside existing works, gallery artist Stephan Balkenhol will be pre­­sent­ing seven new works in the Church of St Elisabeth at the in­­vi­tation of the Diocese of Fulda and the Kassel ­Catholic Church. These works comprise large format wooden ­reliefs for the nave, a female figure for the chapel tower, as well as a male figure on a Golden Sphere for high up in the bell tower.

Kendell Geers at Biennale 'Manifesta 9' in Belgium

2 June 2012
Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to announce that gallery artist Kendell Geers will be taking part in the biennale, Manifesta 9, held in Genk, Limburg, Belgium. Manifesta 9 will present an international selection of contemporary artists and the exhibition will consist of an impressive collection of historical works, displaying the rich mining heritage in a surprising and innovative way to both local and international audiences.


Rivane Neuenschwander in 'Explosion! Painting as Action' at Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden

2 June 2012
'Explosion! Painting as Action' at Moderna Museet, Stockholm explores the rich and complex cross fertilisations and borderlands of painting, performance and conceptual art. It traces this expanded idea of painting as action from late 1940's until today. The exhibition will include works in different mediums by some 45 artists from many parts of the world such as gallery artist Rivane Neuenschwander alongside the important Japanese Gutai group, Allan Kaprow, Jackson Pollock, Niki de Saint Phalle, Yves Klein, Ana Mendieta, Alison Knowles, Rivane Neuenschwander, Yoko Ono and Lawrence Weiner.

Thomas Hirschhorn among Top Artists Holding Workshops at Hayward Gallery during 2012 Olympic Games, London, UK

1 June 2012
We are pleased to announce that Thomas Hirschhorn will be taking part in the exciting 2012 summer arts program at The Hayward Gallery. The Hayward's Wide Open School, which runs next summer from 1 June - 9 September 2012 will coincide with the London Olympic and Paralympic Games and is expected to be a highlight of Southbank's Centre's Festival of the World.

Kendell Geers in 'The Rainbow Nation. Contemporary Sculpture from South Africa' at Museum Beelden Aan Zeee, The Hague

30 May 2012
During the summer months, work by Kendell Geers and around thirty other South African artists will be on view in The Hague at Museum Beelden aan Zee, on the Lange Voorhout, in the Kloosterkerk, at the ANWB main office and in Raadhuis de Paauw in Wassenaar. 'The Rainbow Nation. Contemporary sculpture from South Africa' displays the colourfulness and variety of forms of contemporary art in South Africa.

Huma Bhabha In 'Contemporary Locus 1' At Luogo Pio Colleoni, Bergamo, Italy

27 May 2012
'Contemporary Locus' is a series of exhibitions that want to build connections between contemporary art and urban fabric, opening secret, forgotten or abandoned places in the city of Bergamo. 

Tonico Lemos Auad in Christies' Exhibition at Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire, UK

26 May 2012
Major sculptural works by the world's leading contemporary artists including Richard Serra, Anish Kapoor, Antony Gormley, Donald Judd, Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Urs Fischer, Tony Smith, Joana Vasconcelos and gallery artist Tonico Lemos Auad will be shown by Christie's Private Sales from 26 May to 28 October 2012

Andreas Eriksson in 'Pink Caviar' at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen, Denmark

24 May 2012
Gallery artist Andreas Eriksson is featured in 'Pink Caviar', Louisiana's aquisitions for the collection over the past three years.


19 May 2012
The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo holds regular themed exhibitions, based on its collection of over 4,500 works, to introduce the appeal of postwar and contemporary art from a variety of angles.

The Museum is holding the exhibition 'New Acquisitions' featuring works that entered the collection during fiscal year 2011, including a body of early work by Yoshitmo Nara 'Deposit'. As is appropriate for a leading museum in Tokyo,...

Yinka Shonibare MBE in Conversation with Professor Richard Phillips at Hayward Gallery, London, UK

18 May 2012
On 17 June 2012 at 7.00pm, Yinka Shonibare MBE will be talking with Richard Phillips, Professor of Geography at the University of Sheffield, to explore the history of British sexual behaviour in the colonies and the role of sexuality in power relations during the time of the Empire: WHO'S F**KING WHO: SEX IN THE COLONIES.

Huma Bhabha In 'FIGURES FROM THE NEW WORLD' At The Centre For Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland

18 May 2012
Gallery artist Huma Bhabha features in the exhibition FIGURES FROM THE NEW WORLD at the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle.

David Shrigley Supports Christian Aid Week with Wellies

14 May 2012
David Shrigley, Jessie J, Tali Lennox and Alan Titchmarsh are among a host of famous names who have used their creative talents to support this year's Christian Aid Week. Over 15 stars have customised gardening tools, which will be displayed in a Soho pop-up shop from 14 - 19 May and auctioned at David Shrigley will be donating his wellies.

David Shrigley in 'Parliament of Lines' at Edinburgh City Art Centre, Scotland, UK

5 May 2012
Gallery artist David Shrigley will be exhibiting in 'A Parliament of Lines' at Edinburgh City Arts Centre as one of fifteen contemporary Scottish artists (or those who have been through the Scottish education system), most working at an international level, and all of whom use drawing as an important element in their practice. The other artists are: Charles Avery, Paul Chiappe, Layla Curtis, Nathalie De Briey, Moyna Flannigan, Luca Frei, Euan Gray, Sam Griffin, Marie Harnett, Callum Innes, Alan Johnston, Andrew MacKenzie, Graeme Todd and Ainslie Yule. Shrigley will be showing three animations. The exhibition runs from 5 May until 8 July 2012.

Yinka Shonibare MBE in 'Rococo-Mania' at Design Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark

3 May 2012
With this exhibition, Designmuseum Danmark invites the audience to reflect on commonalities between the past and the present. The past is illustrated with select 18th-century items from the museum's permanent collection, while the present is represented by works created by four contemporary artists: the world-famous British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare, MBE and three Danish fashion designers, Nikoline Liv Andersen, Laura Baruël and Anne Damgaard.

Permanent Home Secured for Yinka Shonibare MBE's 'Nelson's Ship in a Bottle' at National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, UK

23 April 2012

Thanks to the generosity of many individuals, a fundraising appeal launched by the Art Fund and the National Maritime Museum at the end of last year has successfully raised £362,500 to enable the National Maritime Museum to acquire and permanently display Nelson's Ship in a Bottle by Yinka Shonibare, MBE.

Ged Quinn at Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas, USA

22 April 2012
Ged Quinn's paintings combine landscapes in the vein of Claude Lorrain with fragments of history, art history, and mythology. The works are awe-inspiring in their combination of painterly skills and provocative conceptual strains. In Quinn's work, sublime backgrounds meet broken-down foregrounds, and at all turns utopian ideals are acknowledged and critiqued. Death, deceit, and decay are also dragged into the frame.


21 April 2012
The Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum (opened April 28, 2002) celebrates its 10th anniversary. Commemorating the museum's first decade and its distinctive character, this exhibition on the theme of "the garden" will feature 19 Japanese contemporary artists, including gallery artist Yoshitomo Nara, who are extending the horizons of the present.

The garden has historically been a place close to the lives of the Japanese, where o...

Huma Bhabha and Thomas Hirschhorn in La Triennale, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

20 April 2012
Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to announce that gallery artists, Huma Bhabha and Thomas Hirschhorn, will be participating in the 3rd edition of the contemporary art triennial exhibition that will move from the nave of the Grand Palais into the open galleries of the Palais de Tokyo and greater Paris. Through the concept of 'Intense Proximity' La Triennale will investigate what it means to be active as an artist working today, in the context of a globalized and diverse French art scene.


14 April 2012
'Contemporary Asian Art: Texas Connections', the inaugural exhibition in Asia Society Texas Center's Fayez Sarofim Grand Hall, showcases work by Asian and Asian American artists who have lived in Texas or whose work is held in private or public collections in the state.

Guest curated by Kimberly Davenport, Director of Rice University Art Gallery, the exhibition features an outstanding selection of work by some ...

Thomas Hirschhorn in 'Masters of Chaos' at the Musée de Quai, Branly, Paris, France

11 April 2012
Thomas Hirschhorn will be participating in the group exhibition ‘Masters of Chaos' at Musée du Quai Branly in Paris. This striking new exhibition will focus on the role and artistic representations of shaman through the ages, observing the influence and power of these tribal society members who say they can connect with the spiritual world and cure illness through magic.

Paul McDevitt and Cornelius Quabeck in 'Collaborations and Interventions at CCA Andratx, Mallorca

7 April 2012
Collaborations & Interventions is an international group show developed especially for Kunsthalle Andratx. The show will explore different types of collaboration and intervention by about 40 international artists, including Paul McDevitt and Cornelius Quabeck, and groups from the late 60's to the present.

Beatriz Milhazes In 'Cartier, Jeweler Of The Arts' At Fondation Cartier, Paris

3 April 2012
From April 3-22, 2012, the Fondation Cartier will host 'Cartier, Jeweler of the Arts', an exceptional presentation of four unique artworks commissioned by Cartier since 2009.

To create a work of art using precious or semi-precious stones that have been pierced, engraved, unmounted or even damaged, and can therefore no longer be used in classic jewelry; to bestow new life on these pearls, emeralds, sapphires, mandarin garne...

Jim Hodges 'Untitled' to be Installed at Walker Arts Centre, Minneapolis, USA

3 April 2012
Jim Hodges' 'Untitled' 2011 will be installed on the Walker Art Centre's green space in April 2012. This purchase precedes Hodges' 2014 survey show at the same venue, co-organized by the Dallas Museum of Art, and upcoming anniversary of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden in 2013.

Rivane Neuenschwander in 'Marking Time' at Museum of Contemporary Art in Syndey, Austrailia

29 March 2012
Explore the ways in which artists visualise time and its passing in 'Marking Time'. Featuring major works by eleven Australian and international artists, you'll see the concept and representation of time - past, present and future - reinterpreted and revealed across such diverse media as drawing, watercolour, sculpture, installation, sound and light.

Yinka Shonibare MBE in Crisis Commission Exhibition at Somerset House, London, UK

14 March 2012
The Crisis Commission sees some of the most celebrated artists of our day unite to bring major new works to a spectacular exhibition and auction in Spring 2012. The landmark event will be a highlight of London's art scene, bringing together contemporary artists of the highest calibre who have rarely, if ever, exhibited together before.


1 March 2012
'More American Photographs' contains more than 100 works presenting some of the best-known examples from the Farm Security Administration (FSA) alongside recently commissioned work from 12 contemporary artists.

Inspired by the FSA's 1930's and 1940's program to document the Great Depression's effects on America's landscape and people, More American Photographs offers a portrait of America today in the wake of the Great Recession.


Jon Snow lecture on Yinka Shonibare MBE's 'Nelson's Ship in a Bottle' at City Hall for the Art Fund

29 February 2012
The Art Fund requests the pleasure of your company at 'London's Living Room' in support of their campaign to help the National Maritime Museum acquire 'Nelson's Ship in a Bottle' by Yinka Shonibare, MBE.

Anne Truitt in Group Exhibition at Parasol Unit, London, UK

29 February 2012
Works Anne Truitt feature in the exhibition Lines of Thought at Parasol Unit, London. The exhibition explores the work of a total of 15 contemporary artists, whose practice has focused in particular on using line in creatively challenging ways. With works representing different generations, it is remarkable to observe how the meaning and use of line varies from one artist to another.


26 February 2012
In conjunction with the exhibition Carefree California: Cliff May and the Romance of the Ranch House, the Art, Design & Architecture Museum at the University of California, Santa Barbara has commissioned renowned American artist Catherine Opie to photograph two homes designed by Cliff May as they appear today. Opie's oeuvre explores the idea of identity through portraits of people situated i...

Yinka Shonibare MBE in 'Fairy Tales, Monsters, and the Genetic Imagination' at the Frist Centre for the Visual Arts, Tennessee, USA

24 February 2012
'Fairy Tales, Monsters, and the Genetic Imagination' is an exhibition of works by contemporary artists who invent humanlike, animal, or hybrid creatures to symbolize life's mysteries, desires, and fears. Finding inspiration in sources ranging from Aesop's Fables to the products of genetic experimentation, the artists in the exhibition examine interactions between nature and humanity in the context of oral and written lore, psychology, ethics, and visions of the future in both science and science fiction.


19 February 2012
Over the last two decades, geopolitical borders have shifted and new technologies have forged channels of communication around the world. Printed materials, in both innovative and traditional forms, have played a key role in this exchange of ideas and sources. This exhibition examines the evolution of artistic practices related to the print medium, from the resurgence of traditional printmaking techniques-often used alongside digital technologies-to ...


19 February 2012
The Theater of Contemporary Photography is a compelling survey of contemporary photographers, many presented in St. Louis for the first time. Seen together, the works reveal the remarkable potential of the photographic medium in contemporary artistic practice. On view will be over 40 works from an international group of artists which includes Catherine Thomas Struth, Carrie Mae Weems,...

Claire Barclay Chosen By The Old Operating Theatre, London And Cheltenham Art Gallery For Connect10 Museums At Night Competition.

17 February 2012
Claire Barclay, the futuristic Scottish sculptor whose carefully balanced and beautiful installations have been exhibited in Tate Britain and Edinburgh's Fruitmarket Gallery, has been selected as a Connect10 contemporary artist to be sent to a museum or gallery of your choice. 

'Material Matters': A Panel Discussion on Yinka Shonibare MBE's 'Nelson's Ship in a Bottle' at British Library for Art Fund, London, UK

15 February 2012
The artist behind Nelson's Ship in a Bottle has said his work is not about the representation of politics, but about the politics of representation - a challenge to established notions of ‘authenticity'. Join the Art Fund as a panel of experts debate the multi-layered nature of Shonibare's work, from the abstract symmetry of ‘Dutch Wax' fabric to the history of empire.


Beatriz Milhazes Exhibition Four seasons At Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon

15 February 2012
Beatriz Milhazes' exhibition Four seasons is the result of a partnership with the Swiss Beyeler Foundation. Together with Rosangela Rennó's exhibition it aims to highlight contemporary Brazilian art in 2012 - the year designated by both countries as Portugal-Brazil year.

Beatriz Milhazes (Rio de Janeiro, 1960) is an artist who loves nature which does not imply that Milhazes creates true-to-life representations of fl...

Huma Bhabha 'Players' At Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia, Italy

12 February 2012
In both the six sculptures from the mid-1990s, and the six new drawings created for the exhibition Players, Huma Bhabha reinvents the human head, deconstructing and reconstructing an archetype in which she gathers and transforms various art-historical typologies

Yinka Shonibare MBE in 'Cotton: Global Threads' at Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, UK

11 February 2012
Late winter and spring sees all the ground floor galleries at the Whitworth combining to tell a compelling story about the production, consumption and global trade in cotton. With exhibits ranging in date from the late Middle Ages to the present day, the exhibition takes in Lancashire and South Asia, the Americas and Africa and is the region's flagship exhibition outcome of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad programme Stories of the World.

Stephen Friedman Gallery at VIP Art Fair 2.0

3 February 2012
Stephen Friedman Gallery is delighted to be participating in the second edition of the VIP Art Fair. This international contemporary art fair takes place exclusively online for one week from 3-8 February 2012. VIP Art Fair gives an unprecedented opportunity for collectors to participate in a global market place - without the travel and freight this usually entails.

Rivane Neuenschwander in 'Notations: The Cage Effect Today' at The Hunter College Art Galleries in New York, USA

2 February 2012
'Notations: The Cage Effect Today' marks the centennial of John Cage's birth, commemorating the widespread effect of the artist's six decades of assiduous, and relentless inventive creation on subsequent generations of artists. Notations: The Cage Effect Today examines the reverberation of his diverse influence throughout North America, Asia, Europe, and Latin America.

David Shrigley in 'Brain Activity' at Hayward Gallery, London, UK

1 February 2012
This exhibition at the Hayward Gallery, his first major survey show in London, will cover the full range of Shrigley's diverse practice. This extends far beyond drawing to include photography, books, sculpture, animation, painting and music. Spanning the upper galleries of the Hayward Gallery, the show will also include new artwork and site specific installations.


Yinka Shonibare MBE 'Six Yards: Guaranteed Dutch Design' at Museum Voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem, Netherlands

29 January 2012
The exhibition Six Yards is a tribute to Vlisco textiles: over a hundred years old, born in Indonesia, designed in the Netherlands, loved in Africa, and desired in the West. These colourful fabrics make their way to fashion shows in Paris, the markets in Ghana, and galleries in London and New York. The exhibition Six Yards focuses on all the relevant angles, from their presence and meaning in the work of artist Yinka Shonibare, MBE to the stories in the oral tradition that have come from the fabrics.

Daniel Guzman Solo Show 'Dark Matter' At Museo De Arte De Zapopan, Mexico

26 January 2012
Here Guzman presents a 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.

The exhibition opens on 26 Janua...