Jim Hodges: 'With Liberty and Justice for All' (a work in progress), at Contemporary Austin, Texas, USA

17 December 2016
Beginning with a previous version of the work installed on the ground level outside the Aspen Art Museum in 2014, this iteration of With Liberty and Justice for All (A Work in Progress) becomes part of the fabric of the Jones Center building. In conjunction with the debut of Hodges's work in the Texas state capital, a series of public programs will be initiated by The Contemporary Austin. As the artist has said, "When engagement with art is happening, there's an opportunity for change."

Robert Beck in 'Slow Succession with Many Interruptions' at SFMOMA, San Francisco, USA

10 December 2016
A Slow Succession with Many Interruptions reflects on the ways that artists have responded to the conditions of the twenty-first century. 

Jennifer Rubell in 'High Anxiety: New Acquisitions' at Rubell Family Collection, Miami, Florida, USA

30 November 2016
'High Anxiety: New Acquisitions' presents selections of artworks from 32 artists acquired since 2014, many of whom explore polarising social and political concerns through a broad spectrum of contemporary artistic practices. In gauging the output and energies of these artists we find creative currents that speak to our shared state of uncertainty, nervousness and pessimism. "Artists help us comprehend and grapple with the critical issues in our lives," says Mera Rubell.

British Council Unveils 'Wind Sculpture VI' by Yinka Shonibare MBE in Lagos, Nigeria

24 November 2016
For the first major solo exhibition by Yinka Shonibare MBE (RA) in Nigeria, 'Wind Sculpture VI', a six metre high fibreglass sculpture, is installed in Ndubuisi Kanu Park in Ikeja, Lagos. The project is part of the British Council's UK/Nigeria 2015-2016 season, which aims to build new audiences, create new collaborations and strengthen relationships between the two countries.

Kendell Geers in 'Why Not Ask Again' at Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China

11 November 2016
Kendell Geers is in the 11th Shanghai Biennale which this year is titled ‘Why Not Ask Again' and takes place at the Power Station of Art, the first state-run museum dedicated to contemporary art in mainland China.

Jonathan Baldock and Emma Hart: 'Love Life' tours the UK at PEER London; Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool and De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-On-Sea

9 November 2016
Jonathan Baldock and Emma Hart: Love Life is a two-person exhibition touring to PEER London; Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool and De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-On-Sea. For this exhibition, Baldock and Hart have radically re-imagined the traditional seaside show Punch and Judy. Transforming the puppet booth living quarters of the puppet duo, they create an oversized, warped and darkly humorous place with the subtle yet ever-present threat of violence. The show evolves over three acts at the three galleries over a year.

'Anne Truitt: Intersections' at Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, USA

23 October 2016
Five sculptural towers of colour by the acclaimed artist Anne Truitt (1921-2004, American) are on view adjacent to the BMA's Asian and African art collections. This juxtaposition, as well as brief in-gallery essays by the BMA's curators of contemporary, Asian, and African art, invite visitors to contemplate the ways in which essential visual elements such as colour and shape transcend time and geography.

'Melvin Edwards' At Oklahoma Contemporary, Oklahoma, USA

20 October 2016
Internationally recognised sculptor Melvin Edwards returns to Oklahoma with his first solo exhibition in the state in the last 25 year. The exhibition presents an unprecedented opportunity with more than half of the works created specially for Oklahoma Contemporary from materials the artist gathered in and around Oklahoma City.

Kehinde Wiley: Lamentation' at Petit Palais, Paris, France

20 October 2016
For his first solo show in France, Kehinde Wiley presents ten monumental works in stained glass and oil on canvas. Wiley continues his exploration of religious iconography in reference to Christ and for the first time the figure of the Virgin Mary. Six windows will be installed in the Great Gallery at Petit Palais, alongside four monumental paintings that will dress the walls of one of the rooms of the nineteenth century collections on the ...

Melvin Edwards And Jiro Takamatsu In 'Postwar: Art Between The Pacific And The Atlantic 1945-1965', Haus Der Kunst, Munich, Germany

14 October 2016
Melvin Edwards and Jiro Takamatsu have work included in ‘Postwar: Art Between the Pacific and the Atlantic', an exhibition that examines the vibrant and turbulent postwar period

Kendell Geers in 'Dépenses' at Labanque, Béthune, France

8 October 2016
Curated by Léa Bismuth, 'Dépenses' is the first of three exhibitions to explore the work and thinking of the French intellectual George Bataille. In this exhibition eleven artists question the concept of "Expense" and respond in particular to a text titled ‘The Accursed Share' which was published in 1949 by Georges Bataille.

'Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic' travels to Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona, USA

7 October 2016
Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic presents a stunning retrospective of the artist's prolific career through nearly 60 paintings and sculptures.

Kehinde Wiley's work raises intriguing questions about race, gender, and the politics of representation by portraying contemporary African American men and women using the conventions of traditional European portraiture. Appropriating the format of specific paintings by renowned master...

'Thomas Hirschhorn: Stand Alone' at The Mistake Room. Los Angeles, USA

7 October 2016
Stand-Alone is the first solo project in Los Angeles for internationally renowned artist Thomas Hirschhorn. Produced in collaboration with the Coppel Collection in Mexico, the exhibition will feature a large-scale spatial collage that will transform The Mistake Room's gallery space into an immersive environment. Stand-alone was created in 2007 and presented in Berlin that same year. It was subsequently acquired by the Coppel Collection and exhibited at the Tamayo Museum in Mexico City in 2008. This will be the first time the work is presented in the United States.

'David Shrigley: Lose Your Mind' Travels to Storage by Hyundai Card in Seoul, Korea

6 October 2016
'Lose Your Mind' highlights the breadth of Shrigley's practice and features important works such as his taxidermy pieces such as ‘Ostrich', 2009. Other prominent pieces include 'Beginning, Middle and End', 2009, a sprawling clay work which will spread throughout the gallery space. The exhibition will also present Shrigley's acclaimed animated films and drawings.


Yinka Shonibare MBE in 'Body/Play/Politics' at Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan

1 October 2016
BODY/PLAY/POLITICS presents six contemporary artists from around the world who use the body as a way to manifest and explore aspects of history. The exhibition will feature Yinka Shonibare MBE's 2011 film work ‘Addio del Passato', the artist's first investigation into Admiral Nelson (1758 - 1805), the English naval commander who died during the Battle of Trafalgar.

Jennifer Rubell in ‘No Man's Land': A Collaboration of National Museum of Women in the Arts with Rubell Family Collection, Miami, Florida, USA

30 September 2016
NMWA curators worked with RFC to choose a highly focused group of paintings and sculptures that center on the process of making as well as images of the female body, both topics that extend from the feminist art movement of the 1970s. Many artists in the exhibition use labor-intensive techniques to alter conventional notions of "women's work" and handcraft. Some sculpt or paint semi-abstract shapes that reference the body obliquely, while others depict the female form directly, forcefully reclaiming its visualization and interpretation.

David Shrigley's Fourth Plinth Commission, 'Really Good' Unveiled at Trafalgar Square, London, UK

29 September 2016
Commissioned by the Mayor of London as part of the Fourth Plinth Programme, 'Really Good' is the eleventh sculpture to stand on Trafalgar Square's celebrated plinth, and will be the first major public art commission to be unveiled under the auspices of the new Mayor for London Sadiq Khan.


David Shrigley and Yinka Shonibare MBE at 'Printemps de Septembre' Festival in Toulouse, France

23 September 2016
The Printemps de Septembre (Spring in September) returns this year after a three year hiatus to Toulouse in Southern France. The festival, which was recently redefined as a Biennal by founder Marie-Thérèse Perrin, takes place throughout the city with a programme of exhibitions, concerts, screenings and performances.

Tom Friedman's 'Looking Up' Installed on Chicago's Lakefront, USA

21 September 2016
The Chicago Park District in collaboration with Luhring Augustine, New York and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London install Tom Friedman's 'Looking Up' 2015 on Chicago's Lakefront.

Yinka Shonibare MBE at Gemeentemuseum Helmond, Netherlands

20 September 2016
Gemeentemuseum Helmond is pleased to present ‘Paradise Beyond' by renowned British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare MBE. The museum will show major sculptures, installation, collages, drawings, photography and films from 2004 - 2016. The exhibition coincides with a presentation of iconic Vlisco textiles, as the nearby factory produces the patterned fabric that is so often present in Shonibare's work.

David Shrigley's 'Life Model II' Opens at The Rose Art Museum, Massachusetts, USA

11 September 2016
Scottish artist David Shrigley plays on the age-old tradition of life drawing classes, transforming the gallery into a classroom and viewers into participants. Visitors may sit, observe, and draw from the artist's caricatured sculpture of a nine-foot-tall woman.

Rivane Neuenschwander in 'Abstract/ Object' at the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, USA

10 September 2016
László Moholy-Nagy (American, born Hungary, 1895-1946) pioneered approaches to abstraction using industrial technology and emphasized art viewing as an intellectual and physical encounter involving more than eyesight alone. A companion to the concurrent Moholy-Nagy retrospective, this exhibition examines the resonance of the artist's experiments and open-mindedness with works in film, photography, painting, and printed matter made from the 1960s to the present.

Rivane Neuenschwander and Luiz Zerbini at Inhotim Instituto, Sao Paulo, Brazil

10 September 2016
On the occasion of the 32nd Sao Paulo Biennial, The Instituto Inhotim in Brazil is opening a special exhibition titled ‘Por acqua todo e novo... (Here everything is new)...' which will include ‘The Tenant' 2010 by Rivane Neuenschwander and Cao Guimaraes.

A new work will also be added to Luiz Zerbini's permanent exhibition ‘amor lugar comma (common love place)'.

Sao Paulo Biennial runs from 10 September until 1 Decem...

'Stephan Balkenhol: Sculptures and Reliefs' at Moscow Museum of Art, Moscow, Russia

8 September 2016
Moscow Museum of Modern Art presents a solo exhibition of the world famous sculptor Stephan Balkenhol (b. 1957) - the first major Russian show to span the artist's entire career.

David Shrigley 'Memorial' Installed on the Doris C. Freedman Plaza, Central Park, New York, USA

8 September 2016
From 8 September New Yorkers will be able to enjoy a new, large-scale public artwork by British artist David Shrigley. Best known for his hilarious - and multidisciplinary - riffs on everyday thoughts and occurrences, Shrigley will create a piece titled MEMORIAL, which will consist of a 17-foot-tall shopping list.


Claire Barclay in the 11th Edition of the Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Korea

2 September 2016
Scottish artist Claire Barclay features in the 11th edition of the Gwangju Biennale in Korea, one of the leading international exhibitions of contemporary art. The exhibition is hosted by Gwangju Biennale Foundation and Gwangju Metropolitan City and is titled ‘The Eighth Climate (What does art do?)'.

Yinka Shonibare MBE at Yale Center for British Art in New Haven, Connecticut, USA

1 September 2016
Yinka Shonibare is best known for his explorations of the legacies of colonialism through sculpture, installations, film, and photography. This display, which coincides with the Center's exhibition Spreading Canvas: Eighteenth-Century British Marine Painting, will focus on Shonibare's interest in the British historical figure Admiral Lord Nelson, whom he uses as an emblem of Britain's imperial history. An important feature of Shonibare's work is the consistent use of colorful, wax-printed cotton fabrics, which are associated with Africa but originated in Indonesia and Holland, a product of global trade and imperial markets. The fabric sums up the themes at the heart of Shonibare's work.

Tom Friedman in 'Reading as Art' at Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre in Bury, UK

26 August 2016
Massachusetts based artist Tom Friedman (b.1965) has two works on paper featured in the group show ‘Reading as Art' at Bury Art Museum in the UK. 

Thomas Hirschhorn is Guest Curator for the Sommerkademie 2016 at Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern, Switzerland

12 August 2016
Thomas Hirschhorn is to guest curate the Sommerakademie 2016 exhibition at Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern, Switzerland. Hirschhorn (b.1957) studied at the Schule für Gestaltung, Zürich, from 1978 to 1983 and moved to Paris in 1983, where he has lived ever since.

Huma Bhabha In Public Art Series 'Sculpture in the City’ In and Around Square Mile, London

28 June 2016
The popular public art exhibition, Sculpture in the City, returns this summer with a selection of contemporary art pieces in and around London's Square Mile.

David Shrigley Finalist in Prix Canson 2016 Drawing Prize at The Drawing Center, New York, USA

22 June 2016
The Prix Canson, one of the most prestigious annual drawing prizes in the world, is partnering with The Drawing Center to exhibit the works of their 2016 finalists from June 22 through July 1, 2016. Canson® and The Drawing Center are linked by their shared passion for drawing and by their ambition to promote art to wide and diverse audiences.

Andreas Eriksson, Yinka Shonibare MBE and Kehinde Wiley in 'Making & Unmaking: An Exhibition Curated by Duro Olowu' at Camden Arts Centre, London, UK

19 June 2016
Making & Unmaking, curated by celebrated fashion designer and curator Duro Olowu, is the latest in the Camden Art Centre's series of artist-selected shows.

Lisa Brice in 'Making & Unmaking: An Exhibition Curated by Duro Olowu

19 June 2016
'Making & Unmaking', curated by the fashion designer Duro Olowu (b. 1965, Lagos), is part of a series of artist-selected shows at Camden Arts Centre. For this exhibition Olowu draws together over 70 artists from around the world spanning this century and the last, to fill all three spaces of the CAC: the Central Space, Reading Room and Garden.

Anne Truitt in 'Defining Sculpture' at Albright-Knox Art Gallery, New York, USA

18 June 2016
Featuring works drawn exclusively from the Albright-Knox's Collection, 'Defining Sculpture' offers a perspective on the medium's remarkable development and hybridity from the postwar years to the present. Radically transformative Pop art sculptures by Marisol and Claes Oldenburg, inspired by Robert Rauschenberg's all-but-the-kitchen-sink Combines, join sprawling and monumental abstractions by Polly Apfelbaum, Katharina Grosse, and Tara Donovan that celebrate the glorious possibilities of color, while selected statements by contemporary sculptors provide timely points of view.

Stephan Balkenhol and Yinka Shonibare MBE at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London, UK

13 June 2016
Stephan Balkenhol and Yinka Shonibare MBE take part in the world renowned Summer Exhibition at Royal Academy in London.

Rivane Neuenschwander in 'Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today' at South London Gallery, London, UK

10 June 2016
With a focus on work made by artists born after 1968, in addition to several early pioneers who were active internationally in the 1960s and 70s, 'Under the Same Sun' examines a diversity of creative responses by artists to complex, shared realities that have been influenced by colonial and modern histories, repressive governments, economic crises, and social inequality, as well as by concurrent periods of regional economic wealth, development, and progress.

Kendell Geers in 'Football: At the Limit of Offside' at Musée d'Aquitaine, Bordeaux, France

9 June 2016
Kendell Geers' installation ‘Dirty Balls', 2002-2006, is included in this group exhibition which marks the occasion of the Euro 2016 football tournament. Musée d'Aquitaine presents ‘Football: at the limit of offside' to explore the impact of the world's most popular sport.

The Museum Of Modern Art Honours Huma Bhabha At Summer Gala 'Party In The Garden’, New York

1 June 2016
The Museum of Modern Art's Party in the Garden will honour collection artists Huma Bhabha, Mark Bradford, and Brice Marden, along with philanthropists Amanda and Glenn Fuhrman and Sally and Wynn Kramarsky. 

David Shrigley in 'Alice in Crisis' at Dio Horia Gallery, Mykanos, Greece

27 May 2016
David Shrigley partakes in a unique group show which takes the form of an 'Alice in Wonderland styled' crisis escape town that is populated by anthropomorphic creatures, rabbit holes, peculiar airplanes, nonsense balloons and so on. The aim of the show is to put emphasis on the small occurrences where ideas, actions and various forms of pleasurable releases occur, even in times where people are subjected to the pressures and strains of contemporary life.

David Shrigley and Yinka Shonibare MBE in 'Found' at Foundling Museum, London, UK

27 May 2016
For this major exhibition, Foundling Fellow Cornelia Parker has invited over sixty outstanding artists from a range of creative disciplines to respond to the theme of ‘found', reflecting on the Museum's heritage. Combining new and existing work with found objects kept for their significance, the exhibition will unfold throughout the Museum, interacting with historic works in the Collection and with each other.

Mamma Andersson in 'Collected Works! 30 Years with Maria Bonnier Dahlin Foundation', Bonniers Konsthall, Sweden

22 May 2016
Mamma Andersson is included in 'Collected Works! 30 Years', a look back at the Maria Bonnier Dahlin Foundation since its conception in 1986. Over the past 30 years, the Maria Bonnier Dahlin Foundation has supported young artists. This group exhibition, featuring art from all 79 grant recipients, will offer a unique overview of Swedish art history.

Stephan Balkenhol in two-person show at the Fondation Fernet-Branca, Saint Louis, France

22 May 2016
Fondation Fernet-Branca in Saint-Louis in northeastern France presents a two person show with Stephan Balkenhol (b.1957) and Philippe Cognée (b.1957). The exhibition looks at the relationship between the artists and at their practice and explorations into figuration since the 1980s.

Manuel Espinosa, Andreas Eriksson and David Shrigley In ‘Seeing Round Corners’ At Turner Contemporary, Margate

21 May 2016
In summer 2016, Turner Contemporary presents the first UK exhibition to explore how artists have responded to the phenomenon of the circle, the disc or the sphere. This exhibition explores the ways in which artists have used this universal and recurring form, and the very idea of ‘roundness'. 

Tonico Lemos Auad and Rivane Neuenschwander in 'Soft Power, Arte Brasil', Kunsthal Kade, Amersfoort, The Netherlands

21 May 2016
Tonico Lemos Auad and Rivane Neuenschwander feature in 'Soft Power. Arte Brasil', a major exhibition at Kunsthal Kade in Amersfoort, The Netherlands.

Tonico Lemos Auad in 'What Separates Us', an HS Projects Group exhibition at the Embassy of Brazil, London, UK

20 May 2016
HS Projects presents ‘What separates us', a group exhibition by four Brazilian artists, Tonico Lemos Auad, Adriano Costa, Rodrigo Matheus and Matheus Rocha Pitta, at Sala Brazil, the Embassy of Brazil in London.

Tonico Lemos Auad in 'All Heritage is Poetry (Todo o Património é Poesia)' at Fundação Eugénio de Almeida, Évora, Portugal

14 May 2016
Tonico Lemos Auad is in ‘All Heritage is Poetry (Todo o Património é Poesia)', a group exhibition at Fundação Eugénio de Almeida to mark the 30th anniversary of Évora, in south-cental Portugal, receiving classification as a World Heritage site by UNESCO.

Rivane Neuenschwander in 'The Campaign for Art. Modern and Contemporary' at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Fransisco, USA

14 May 2016
This exhibition - one of several highlighting contributions from the museum's Campaign for Art - introduces the range and quality of these newly committed and gifted works in a multidisciplinary selection that strengthens and deepens SFMOMA's collection.

Kendell Geers in 'Punk. Its Traces in Contemporary Art' at MACBA, Barcelona, Spain

13 May 2016
'PUNK. Its Traces in Contemporary Art' features over sixty artists and includes a grouping of indian ink on paper paintings by Kendell Geers. The exhibition traces a journey through the influence of punk in contemporary art and echoes the importance of its presence as an attitude and as a referent for many creators. It includes installations, documentary excerpts, multiples, photographs, videos and paintings, together with a section documenting the origins of punk and its vestiges in the present day.

'Robert Beck / Robert Buck: States Of America' At Pizzuti Collection, Ohio

10 May 2016
Pizzuti Collection in Ohio present a major solo exhibition of Robert Buck, an artist whose work has been collected in depth by the Pizzuti's over the past twenty years. 

'Rotunda Projects: Yinka Shonibare MBE' at Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, Tennessee, USA

7 May 2016
The inaugural exhibition for Rotunda Projects comprises four figures from Yinka Shonibare MBE's series Rage of the Ballet Gods. The figures will be on view in the museum's rotunda as part of the museum's year-long centennial celebration.

Andreas Eriksson in group exhibition at Lidköping Konstförening, Sweden

7 May 2016
Andreas Eriksson is one of six artists taking part in a select group exhibition at Lidköping Konstförening in Sweden. The exhibition features paintings, sculpture, photography and video works by five Swedish artists, all of who have previously exhibited at Lidköping and return to showcase their work to an increasingly growing and receptive local audience.

Juan Araujo in 'Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist' at Jewish Museum, New York

6 May 2016
The Brazilian artist Roberto Burle Marx (1909-1994) is one of the most prominent landscape architects of the twentieth century. His famous projects range from the remarkable mosaic pavements on the seaside avenue of Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana Beach to the multitude of gardens that embellish Brasilia, one of several-large scale projects he executed in collaboration with famed architect Oscar Niemeyer. 

Kendeel Geers in 'The Possessed' at Friche La Belle de Mai' in Marseille, France

5 May 2016
'The Possessed' brings together more than sixty contemporary works borrowed from private collections in southern France. Dating from the 1960s to the present, the exhibition reveals the aesthetic similarities between the collections and highlights some of the singular conversations that each has with the artists. This unique exhibition, featuring work from Kendell Geers, offers visitors a special approach to the act of collecting.

Yinka Shonibare MBE Major Commission for Royal Academy, London, UK

1 May 2016
Yinka Shonibare MBE has designed the hoarding to be displayed on the front of the Royal Academy on Burlington Gardens while it undergoes restoration in preparation for the Royal Academy's 250th anniversary in 2018. Titled 'RA Family Album, the display brings together over 160 images that span the Royal Academy's 248-year history. The juxtaposition of images reveals the rich tapestry of activity which takes place behind these walls.

Rivane Neuenschwander in Texas Debut of Secondary Stories at Linda Pace Foundation, San Antonio, Texas, USA

30 April 2016
The Linda Pace Foundation presents the Texas debut of Secondary Stories, a room-sized installation by Brazilian artist Rivane Neuenschwander. Neuenschwander has become widely regarded for her often ephemeral work that explores narratives about language, nature, social interactions and the passing of time. Showcasing Secondary Stories as well as three video installation works, the exhibition opens at SPACE, the public gallery of the Linda Pace Foundation.

Robert Beck In 'Human Interest: Portraits From The Whitney's Collection' At Whitney Museum Of American Art, New York

27 April 2016
Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney's Collection offers new perspectives on one of art's oldest genres. 

Yoshitomo Nara Launches Waterloo Billboard Commissions, Southbank Centre, London

25 April 2016
The Hayward Gallery launches the Waterloo Billboard Commissions with a new artwork by Yoshitomo Nara. The humorous, manga-influenced piece, titled 'Marching on the Butterbur Leaf', depicts a young girl playfully encouraging passers-by to fall in step. It was created by Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara, who exhibited in the Hayward Gallery's group exhibition Walking in My Mind in 2009.

The billboard is the first in a serie...

Yoshitomo Nara In 'Hey Ho Lets Go: Ramones And The Birth Of Punk’ At Queens Museum, New York, USA

10 April 2016
On the 40th anniversary of the Ramones' debut album the Queens Museum and the GRAMMY Museum are partnering to present an unprecedented two-part exhibition celebrating the lasting influence of punk rock progenitors the Ramones. While the exhibition's two parts will share many key objects drawn from more than 50 public and private collection across the world, each will explore the Ramones through a diffe...

Yoshitomo Nara In 'Revalue Nippon Project' At Panasonic Shidome Museum, Tokyo, Japan

9 April 2016
Yoshitomo Nara features in the group show 'Revalue Nippon Project', organised by former Japanese soccer player Hidetoshi Nakata. Since retiring Nakata has initiated opportunities such as this for the general public to rediscover the value, potential, and delight of KOGEI (Japanese craft arts) - as well as the traditional Japanese cultures and techniques associated with them - that have been practiced for centuries. By...

'Claire Barclay: Bright Bodies' at Glasgow International 2016

8 April 2016
Claire Barclay presents ‘Bright Bodies' as part of Glasgow International 2016. Taking place in Kelvin Hall, Barclay's work draws upon aspects of the building's past to create a large-scale installation within one of the near-derelict spaces before it is once again transformed as part of a major refurbishment. 

Kendell Geers and Thomas Hirschhorn in 'A History, Contemporary Art from the Centre Pompidou' at Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany

25 March 2016
'A History: Contemporary Art from the Centre Pompidou' provides an overview of contemporary art since the 1980s with 160 works by more than 100 artists, including Kendell Geers and Thomas Hirschhorn.

Yinka Shonibare MBE in '14-18 NOW' programme of WWI Centenary Art Commissions at Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK

22 March 2016
As part of the 14-18 NOW programme of World War 1 Centenary Art commissions, Turner Contemporary's Sunley Gallery is transformed by two major works by leading contemporary artist Yinka Shonibare MBE. Coinciding with the gallery's fifth anniversary, Shonibare's powerful work explores themes of conflict, empire and migration in the centenary year of The Battle of the Somme, poignantly shown at Turner Contemporary against the dramatic backdrop of the North Sea.

New Works by Tom Friedman in 'Untitled (Foundation)' at Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Massachusetts, USA

16 February 2016
American sculptor and conceptual artist Tom Friedman (b.1965) is the subject of a solo exhibition at Mead Art Museum at Amherst College in Massachusetts, USA. The exhibition, titled ‘Tom Friedman: Untitled (Foundation)', will include new work and will run from 16 February until 26 June 2016.

'Melvin Edwards: Five Decades' Travels To Columbus Museum Of Art, Ohio, USA

12 February 2016
'Melvin Edwards: Five Decades' travels to Columbus Museum of Art in Columbus, Ohio, USA for the last instalment of this major retrospective. Melvin Edwards is an American sculptor who works primarily in welded steel.

Andreas Eriksson Exhibition Walkthrough with Magnus AF Petersens, Senior Curator at Moderna Museet, Stokholm, Sweden

9 February 2016
On the occasion of 'Röta, bråka, skäkta och heckle', Andreas Eriksson's second solo exhibition at Stephen Friedman Gallery, the artist will do an exhibition walkthrough with Magnus af Petersens, Senior Curator at Moderna Museet Stockholm.

Yinka Shonibare MBE: Recreating the Pastoral at Visual Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow, Ireland

6 February 2016
'Recreating The Pastoral' draws the viewer through a series of installations which juxtapose elements of elaborate 18th and 19th century European dress and courtly behaviour with contemporary political sensitivities expressed through Shonibare's use for Dutch wax cotton cloth, itself a culturally ambigious material replete with a colonial history of appropriation. The installations question Euro-centric histories, and are a powerful expression of the complexities inherent in contemporary discourse on post-colonialism and identity.

Thomas Hirschhorn to lecture in 'What is Critique?': An International Symposium at N.B.K., Berlin, Germany

6 February 2016
'What is Critique?' Touching on the legacy of the Enlightenment, this question will be discussed in relation to its central role for civil society. This International Symposium will feature Maxim Biller, Sabeth Buchmann, Ann Cotten, Elena Esposito, Thomas Hirschhorn, Eva Illouz, Claudius Seidl, Marcus Steinweg, and Alenka Zupančič.

Paul McDevitt installation at House of St Barnabas, London, UK

5 February 2016
This spring The House of St Barnabas will present work by Paul McDevitt in the Silk Room. McDevitt was born in 1972 in Troon, Scotland and now lives and works in Berlin, Germany. McDevitt's work encompasses highly skilled draughtsmanship, painting, sculpture and video. His practice continues to engage with contemporary society, the fragility and uncertainty of modernity, and the iconography and imagery it produces. His refusal to propagate art historical hierarchies creates striking work that is visually arresting and re-interprets Pop Art with the vibrancy that modernity allows.

Yinka Shonibare MBE Hosts Shape Open 2016 At Guest Projects In London, UK

5 February 2016
This year, the ground-breaking annual Shape Open exhibition will be at Guest Projects space, hosted by Shape Open Patron Yinka Shonibare MBE.

Manuel Espinosa In ‘The Illusive Eye’ At El Museo Del Barrio, New York, USA

3 February 2016
Argentine artist Manuel Espinosa (d.2006) is included in The Illusive Eye, an international survey on Kinetic and Op art at El Museo del Barrio in New York. 

Tom Friedman's 'Looking Up' Installed on Park Avenue, New York, USA

31 January 2016
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London; Luhring Augustine, New York; NYC Parks; and the Fund for Park Avenue are pleased to present 'Looking Up', a 33.3-foot-tall stainless steel sculpture by the American artist Tom Friedman.


30 January 2016
One of the preeminent artists of her generation working with photography, Catherine Opie (b. 1961, Sandusky, Ohio) is known for her evocative images of contemporary America. The artist has chosen a myriad of subjects throughout her career, including the S/M community, city buildings, domestic life, high school football players, surfers, and President Obama's first inauguration. Her pictures of the people, places, and events of the p...

Tonico Lemos Auad at the De La Warr Pavilion, East Sussex, UK

30 January 2016
The London-based Brazilian artist Tonico Lemos Auad (b.1968) is the subject of a major solo exhibition at De La Warr Pavilion in East Sussex, UK. The exhibition will respond to De La Warr Pavilion's proximity to the natural elements and the town's history as a seaside resort and its relationship to mental health and well-being.

David Shrigley in 'Takashi Murakami's Superflat Collection' at Yokohama Museum of Art, Japan

30 January 2016
This exhibition is the first large-scale public showing of the renowned contemporary Japanese artist Takashi Murakami's private collection. Centred around contemporary art, the collection and exhibition includes David Shrigley's ‘Life Model', 2012 and Yoshitomo Nara's 'Light My Fire', 2001.

Huma Bhabha In ‘Stranger’ At Moca Cleveland, Ohio, USA

29 January 2016
The figure is a persistent and compelling subject for artists. Representations of the body channel our desires, vulnerabilities, and anxieties-to confront the figure is also to confront one's own sense of personhood. In this contemporary moment, when notions of individuality seem to be increasingly unsettled, the body has re-emerged as a site of urgent inquiry

Robert Beck, Jim Hodges And Catherine Opie In Major Group Exhibition At Rennie Museum, The Wing Sang Building In Vancouver, Canada

23 January 2016
Rennie Collection present a major group exhibition titled 'Winter 2015/2016: Collected Works' featuring 41 prominent and emerging artists. 

Claire Barclay In Conversation with Paul Hobson At Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

20 January 2016
On Wednesday 20 January at 7pm, we will hold an in conversation event at the gallery between Claire Barclay and Paul Hobson, director of Modern Art Oxford, to celebrate Barclay's current exhibition ‘Longing Lasting'.