deborah roberts features in ‘cut and paste: 400 years of collage’ at scottish national gallery of modern art, UK.
29 June 2019‘Cut and Paste: 400 Years of Collage' is the first survey exhibition of collage ever to take place. Often described as a twentieth-century invention, collage in fact has a long history. Showing the vast range and depth of collage as a medium, this show spans a period of more than 400 years, and displays over individual 250 works.
kendell geers curates 'incarnations: african art as philosophy’ at sindika dokolo foundation collection at bozar, brussels, belgium
28 June 2019Offering a new perspective on African art, ‘IncarNations' explores the spiritual elements that bind the art of Africa and its diasporas. For this unique exhibition, South-African artist Kendell Geers and Congolese art collector Sindika Dokolo bring together 150 works of art from Dokolo's vast collection. Combining ancient artefacts with contemporary art, the exhibition displays an astonishing variety of art objects, from classical masks to two dimensional works and sculpture of the present day.
david shrigley features in the group exhibition, 'alex kane: 4 bed detached home of metal' at new art gallery, walsall
22 June 2019Contemporary art collides with metal culture in this unique exhibition created by artist Alan Kane, and commissioned as part of ‘Home of Metal'. For this exhibition, Kane conceives the galleries as a domestic space centred on a love of metal, in its material and musical forms. Conceived as a metal ‘lounge', the galleries that constitute this exhibition playfully confound notions of public and private space and expectations of scale, purpose and value.
denzil forrester and deborah roberts in ‘get up, stand up now - generations of black creative pioneers', somerset house, london.
12 June 2019‘Get Up, Stand Up Now’ is a major new exhibition celebrating the past 50 years of Black creativity in Britain and beyond. The exhibition brings together around 100 interdisciplinary artists, whose work explores Black experience and influence, from the post-war era to the present day. Numerous works will be created especially for the exhibition, championing the wealth of Black creative talent working today.
tonico lemos auad in 'enchanted bodies / fetish for freedom' at galleria d'arte moderna e contemporanea (gamec), rome, italy
8 June 2019'Enchanted Bodies / Fetish for Freedom' is the brainchild of Bernardo Mosqueira, founder and director of the independent Solar dos Abacaxis space in Rio de Janeiro. An international panel of judges selected the exhibition proposal in May 2017, deeming it to "reflect profound changes in contemporary society while reading the exhibition space in an absolutely innovative and unusual way, placing the visitor at the centre of an active experience, interacting with the works of many artists".
kehinde wiley will be honoured by the gordon parks foundation this year
4 June 2019The Gordon Parks Foundation Award is given to individuals who have enriched our lives in ways that reflect Parks' ideas and goals by using creative means to inspire the next generation. Recipients receive this special recognition for their support and promotion of artistic creativity in the visual arts, film, literature or performing arts.
'david shrigley: to be of use’ at art omi, newmark gallery, ghent, new york, USA
25 May 2019'To Be Of Use' is a solo exhibition by David Shrigley showcasing practical objects, each with a twist that undermines its anticipated function. The instruments that comprise ‘Problem Guitars' can be played, but in a surprising, altered capacity. Meanwhile an oversized telephone allows viewers to make phone calls, so long as the receiver's number doesn't contain a zero. Each week during the exhibition, 'The Artist' (a Roomba outfitted with markers protruding from its nostrils) will produce a drawing to add to the display.
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.
jim hodges features in group exhibition ‘with a capital p’ at elmhurst art museum
11 May 2019‘With a Capital P' explores the huge variety of contemporary artistic practices that do not involve paint or a brush. The exhibition, which spans six rooms of Elmhurst Art Museum, aims to encourage conversation about the possibilities that have been opened up by an innovative selection and use of media. Curated by six local painters Leslie Baum, Magalie Guérin, José Lerma, Nancy Mladenoff, Suellen Rocca, and Kay Rosen, the exhibition focusses on artists based in the Midwest and surrounding regio
kendell geers will feature in giudecca art district’s flagship exhibition during this year's venice biennale.
9 May 2019The island of Guidecca will be launched as Venice’s first ‘permanent art district’ during the 2019 Venice Biennale this May. During the Biennale, over 60 artists will take part in 20 inaugurating exhibitions across the Giudecca Art District. A site-specific work by Kendell Geers will be situated in one of the outdoor spaces of the District.
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.
stephan balkenhol and yinka shonibare cbe in 'a cool breeze' at galerie rudolfinum, prague, czech republic
25 April 2019Exploring the evolution of conventions relating to representation of the body, 'A Cool Breeze' reflects some of the most innovative leaps made by contemporary sculpture in the past few decades. Confronting a primary subject of traditional sculpture, the artists included portray the human body in ways that reflect contemporary issues of identity, society, and values whilst referencing the history of visual art.
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.
'unearthed' by jim hodges goes on display at grace cathedral, san francisco, USA
22 April 2019'Unearthed' by Jim Hodges is a monumental tree stump with its roots pulled from the ground. Cast in bronze with a black patina, the unearthed object hovers between worlds; a temporary, lingering place - a purgatory space, and a suspended inert state. During a four month period of display, the sculpture will undergo a process of gradual transformation. The work will first be presented standing tall on its roots. The trunk's bronze roots will then be buried in the earth, and the trunk gilded in 24-carat gold.
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).
thomas hirschhorn in ‘hybrid sculpture: contemporary sculpture of the collection of the stedelijk museum’, at stedelijk museum, amsterdam
23 March 2019With more than twenty works by nineteen artists on display, ‘Hybrid sculpture' reveals how much sculpture has changed in the past three decades. Opposing classical rules, these artists reject notions of ‘pure' sculpture to create ‘hybrid' sculptures that combine performance, video art, and design.
deborah roberts in 'plumb line: charles white and the contemporary' at the california african american museum, california, USA
6 March 2019Charles White's artistic portrayals of black subjects, life, and history were extensive and far-reaching. ‘Plumb Line' features contemporary artists whose work exploring the black individual and collective life resonates with White's profound and continuing influence.
‘kehinde wiley: equestrian portrait of prince tommaso of savoy-carignan' is part of santa barbara museum of art's park projects
3 March 2019‘Kehinde Wiley: Equestrian Portrait of Prince Tommaso of Savoy-Carignan' is part of SBMA's Park Projects: a new series of installations using the grand stairwell at SBMA's Park Entrance. Serving as the Museum's main point of access during ongoing renovation, this space has displayed temporary installations of works by contemporary artists since August 2018.
mamma andersson features in a group exhibition of nordic art at scandinavia house, new york, USA
23 February 2019‘Nordic Impressions: Contemporary Art from Åland, Denmark, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden' reflects the rich diversity and global character of Nordic art. Displaying artworks in a wide variety of media, the exhibition is united by the historic threads that unite Nordic art and culture.
david shrigley in 'the stage is yours' at finnish national gallery, helsinki, finland
8 February 2019For 'The Stage is Yours', the fourth-floor galleries of the Finnish National Gallery are filled with participatory and experiential artworks that underline the concepts of giving, hospitality, and togetherness. The five artists featured invite visitors to engage as more than just passive viewers - to speak, listen, draw, and perform. The exhibition includes David Shrigley's participatory artwork, Life Model II, 2016.
ilona keserü and anne truitt in 'epic abstraction: pollock to herrera' at the met fifth avenue, new york, USA
17 December 2018Featuring work from the 1940s to the present day, 'Epic Abstraction: Pollock to Herrera' explores large-scale abstract painting, sculpture and assemblage. Iconic pieces from The Met collection are shown in conversation with works by international artists such as Ilona Keserü and Anne Truitt.
tom friedman in 'mad world' at marciano art foundation, los angeles, USA
20 November 2018Bringing together exemplary works from the Marciano Collection, 'Mad World' exhibits the rampant absurdities of contemporary life. With several works that reflect on childhood and the cycle of life, the show aims to encourage consideration of the future - of what may or may not be a likely, or desirable, trajectory. Hand in hand with this theme is the notion of identity which, examined through innovative portraiture, highlights the unknown and unpredictable in ourselves and others. Ideas of how
deborah roberts in 'constructing identity in america' (1766-2017) at the montclair art museum, new jersey, USA
1 September 2018‘Constructing Identity in America' featuring Deborah Roberts is a group show displaying works from the permanent collection of Montclair Art Museum. With works produced since America's birth in 1776 to the present day, the show addresses and analyses the evolution of American identity across time.