Claire Barclay takes part in ‘Art Car Boot Sale’ 2019 at SWG3, Glasgow, UK
30 June 2019Located on the ground floor of SWG3, The Art Car Boot Sale 2019 brings together works by more than one hundred UK-based artists. The emerging and established artists involved will be selling unique works and editions directly from the boots of their cars.
Kehinde Wiley will be honoured by the Gordon Parks Foundation this year
4 June 2019The Gordon Parks Foundation Awards Dinner and Auction will take place on Tuesday 4 June 2019. The evening will also honour Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Chelsea Clinton, Carol Sutton Lewis and William M. Lewis, Jr. and Raf Simons.
Mamma Andersson to take part in a cultural exchange in Mumbai hosted by Consul General of Sweden, Ulrika Sundburg.
4 June 2019‘Swedish Style Mumbai!' is a project that brings together creative industries from India and Sweden for a vibrant cultural exchange. Among those from the Swedish fashion, design, architecture, photography, fine arts, film, technology, gastronomy and music industries, who will participate in the exchange are Michelin Star chef Marco Baudone, contemporary artists Mamma Andersson, Idun Baltzersen, Anna Camner and Rolf Hansson and stylist and designer Selam Fessahaye. Among the Indian participants are award-winning architect Bijoy Jain and fashion curator Gautam Vazirani.
New book on Denzil Forrester's work to be launched at Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
23 May 2019We are delighted to announce that a new book on Denzil Forrester's work will be launched on Thursday 23 May at Stephen Friedman Gallery. The evening will also feature an ‘In Conversation' event between the artist and British art critic Louisa Buck from 6.30 to 7.30pm.
Robert Buck awarded Pollock-Krasner Foundation 2018-19 Grant
27 April 2019Robert Buck is one of 111 artists internationally to have received the prestigious Pollock-Krasner Foundation 2018-19 Grant. The 124 grants awarded in this most recent grant cycle totalled $3,168,000. The grants provide invaluable support for artists and not-for-profit organisations including museums, art schools, and artist residency programs. The Foundation has also provided Emergency Relief Grants to artists affected by recent hurricanes and California wildfires.
Juan Araujo at PEER, London, UK
26 April 2019For PEER, Juan Araujo has created a new series of paintings and multimedia works that are based on photographs taken during his research visits to the Henry Moore Foundation in Perry Green, Hertfordshire and the Barbican Centre, London in early 2018. These two sources enabled the artist to pursue one of his long-term preoccupations - the consideration of how various articulations of modernist histories can be variously read through art and architecture, and the connections between them.
Paul McDevitt curates group exhibition, ‘Du coq à l’âne’ (‘from cock to ass’) at Le Bel Ordinaire, Pau, France
24 April 2019For this curatorial project, Paul McDevitt and Cornelius Quaback take as their starting point the idea of exchanging cities: Paul the Scotsman who lives in Berlin, and Cornelius the German in Glasgow. Focussing on these important centres of artistic production, the exhibition shows how artists today participate in the dynamic activity of the cities in which they live and work.
Join David Shrigley and Agricola Due Leoni for a signing-and-tasting session at Printed Matter, New York, USA
23 April 2019Join David Shrigley and Italian olive oil producer, Agricola Due Leoni, in a signing-and-tasting session at Printed Matter, New York. In a wry look at the idea of extra “virgin” olive oil, Shrigley has created a witty label design for the award-winning Lazio-based producer. Agricola Due Leoni gives free range to artists to interpret the image of its organic, cold-pressed, primarily hand-harvested olive oil.
Andreas Eriksson: ‘Cutouts, Mistakes and Threads’ at Braunsfelder, Cologne, Germany
11 April 2019Since 2017, a former fittings factory in Cologne-Ehrenfeld has played host to curated exhibitions of German and international artists. Displaying contemporary works of painting and sculpture by emerging and established artists, the basis of this private initiative is a local family's collection: the Braunsfelder Family Collection. Neugerriemschneider has played a vital part in the development of this collaborative project.
Stephan Balkenhol at The Museum of Sepulchral Culture, Kassel, Germany
6 April 2019Stephan Balkenhol presents a solo show at the Museum of Sepulchral Culture in Kassel, Germany. Included in the exhibition are large sculptural works, hand-carved in Wawa wood including the locally named 'Venus of Kassel', (2016) and 'Male Torso', (2016).
Rivane Neuenschwander in ‘Southern Stars: An Exploration of Latin American Art’ at Art Paris 2019, Grand Palais, Paris, France
4 April 2019For its twenty first edition, Art Paris 2019 brings together 150 modern and contemporary art galleries in the majestic setting of the Grand Palais. Favouring a multidisciplinary and thematic approach, the fair places special emphasis this year on new horizons in Latin American Art with the exhibition, ‘Southern Stars: An Exploration of Latin American Art'.
'Let Them Be Children' (2018) by Deborah Roberts has been acquired by Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Virginia, USA.
2 April 2019‘Let Them Be Children' (2018) is one of the largest and most populous works that Deborah Roberts has made to date. The artist's use of collage speaks to the challenges encountered by young black children as they strive to build their identity, particularly as they respond to preconceived social constructs in terms of the black community, the white gaze and visual culture at large.
Deborah Roberts' first catalogue is now available for pre-purchase, 'The Evolution of Mimi' at Spelman Museum of Fine Art.
29 March 2019We are delighted to announce that Deborah Roberts' first catalogue is now available for pre-purchase, 'The Evolution of Mimi' at Spelman Museum of Fine Art.
Kehinde Wiley launches Black Rock Artists Residency, Dakar, Senegal
19 March 2019Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Kehinde Wiley's new multi-disciplinary artist-in-residency program, Black Rock Senegal. Located on the westernmost point of continental Africa, Black Rock will bring together an international group of visual artists, writers, and filmmakers to join Kehinde Wiley at his new artists compound.
Deborah Roberts is an Artist in Residence at Rauschenberg Residency at Captiva, Florida, USA
4 March 2019In 2012, the inauguration of the Rauschenberg Residency saw the studios, houses, and property functioning together as a vibrant creative centre. Established as one of the foundation's major strategic initiatives, the residency program serves more than seventy artists annually.
The book launch of ‘Juan Araujo: El jardin de los senderos que se bifurcan’ will take place at ARCO Madrid.
1 March 2019The book launch of ‘Juan Araujo: El jardin de los senderos que se bifurcan' will take place at ARCO Madrid this year, at Cristina Contemporary Art, Stand 9A05. The publication has been produced through a collaboration between Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art, Galleria Continua, Galeria Luisa Strina, and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London.
A monumental portrait by Kehinde Wiley has been acquired by the Saint Louis Art Museum
22 February 2019Saint Louis Art Museum has acquired one of the stand out works from its recent exhibition, ‘Kehinde Wiley: Saint Louis' (23 November 2018-10 February 2019). The monumental portrait ‘Charles I' will be installed in the museum's contemporary galleries this summer alongside works by artists including Nick Cave, Kerry James Marshall, and Faith Ringgold. This painting is one of two works in the exhibition that the artist based on a 1633 portrait of the English king by Daniel Martensz Mytens the Elder
Kehinde Wiley’s new portrait ‘Jacob de Graeff’ (2018) has been acquired by the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma, USA.
15 February 2019Kehinde Wiley's new portrait will headline the reopening of OKMOA's second-floor galleries this Spring. Part of an exciting new presentation of the museum's permanent collection, the painting will be on display in a new portrait gallery featuring works by Anthony Van Dyck, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and George Bellows.
Tonico Lemos Auad and Andreas Eriksson feature in 'New Materialism' at Bonniers Konsthall
13 February 2019The autumn group exhibition gathers 13 artists who work within textile, wood, clay and ceramics. The exhibition focusses attention on the increasing interest in crafts as a material and method within the contemporary art field.
Kehinde Wiley features in ‘Dreamweavers’ presented by ‘Swizz Beatz’ Dean and UTA Artist Space, Beverly Hills, California, USA.
13 February 2019Examining the shifting boundary between fact and fantasy, the works included in 'Dreamweavers' are deeply psychological and provocatively imaginative. With a focus on contemporary politics, the exhibition centres on the ongoing struggle for social stability. Featuring artists whose work sits within today's powerful Black renaissance, the exhibition attests to passionate resistance in the face of widespread feelings of oppression.
Tonico Lemos Auad exhibits in group show, 'In the Labyrinth' at Large Glass, London, UK
8 February 2019The idea of the labyrinth has inspired many artists through time. This show brings together labyrinthine works by exceptional, contemporary artists: Alice Channer, Dorothy Cross, Tonico Lemos Auad, Helen Mirra, Alison Turnbull, Mark Wallinger and Carey Young. The inspiration for the show comes from Charlotte Higgins' book ‘Red Thread: On Mazes and Labyrinths'.
Katy Hessel to conduct a walkthrough of Out of This World during the exhibition opening at Stephen Friedman Gallery
6 February 2019We are delighted that Katy Hessel will conduct a walkthrough of ‘Out of This World' at Stephen Friedman Gallery during the exhibition opening next Wednesday 6 February. Beginning at 6:30 pm, Katy will be joined by a number of the artists to explore some of the key themes in the show.
Kehinde Wiley in '30 Americans', a group exhibition at Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
2 February 2019'30 Americans' surveys the work of contemporary African American artists from the past three decades. Drawn from the Rubell Family Collection, works on display range from painting, to sculpture, installation, video and work on paper. The exhibition was first staged in 2008 at the Rubell's warehouse in Miami, and has since travelled to museums throughout the USA, with each given the opportunity to curate a unique exhibition from the Collection's extensive holdings.
Ged Quinn in conversation with Marquard Smith for Paintingresearch at Wimbledon College of Arts, London, UK
31 January 2019Paintingresearch is a group of researchers based at #WimbledonCollegeofArts. Each year, the group selects a theme based on prevalences that its members witness in students' painting. Ged Quinn in conversation with Marquard Smith is part of a programme of speakers, residencies and panels organised to explore this year's theme of ‘Ruin'.
Thomas Hirschhorn takes part in Engadin Art Talks' (E.A.T.) 9th Edition in Zuoz, Switzerland
26 January 2019On Saturday 26 January, Thomas Hirschhorn takes part in Engadin Art Talks' (E.A.T.) 9th Edition in Zuoz, Switzerland. Tackling this year's annual theme, ‘Grace & Gravity', Hirschhorn will discuss the relevance of these themes to his work.
Kehinde Wiley features in ‘On Their Own Terms’ at Windgate Centre of Art and Design, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, USA.
17 January 2019‘On Their Own Terms' displays the work of 37 African-American artists, from the nineteenth century to the present day. The exhibition displays the work of well-known artists, but also talents who have been hitherto overlooked. The title comes from conversations about who gets to be an artist, and how now well-known artists like Charles Porter and Robert Duncanson were making work despite experiencing great hardship as black artists.