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 2019
Offering 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 2019
Contemporary 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 2019
The 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 2019
We 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.

yinka shonibare cbe features in ‘mirrors – the reflected self’ at museum rietberg, zürich, switzerland.

17 May 2019
Bringing together 200 artworks from international museums and collections, the exhibition explores how the idea of the mirror has been used throughout art history, from classical Greece to the present day.

yinka shonibare cbe to give a talk at sarabande foundation, london as part of ‘inspiration series’.

13 May 2019
On 13 May, Yinka Shonibare CBE will be giving a talk between 7-9pm as part of the ‘Inspiration Series'. Other speakers who have taken part in the series include Thom Browne, Juno Calypso, Mat Collinshaw, Martin Parr, and Grayson Perry.

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 2019
The 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 2019
Robert 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 2019
For 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 2019
Exploring 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 2019
For 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 2019
Since 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 2019
Stephan 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).

yinka shonibare cbe in 'fly me to the moon. the moon landing: 50 years on' at kunsthaus, zürich

5 April 2019
2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing - an event that transformed our relationship with the world and our environment. In celebration of this landmark event, this exhibition is a journey through the history of artists’ engagement with the Moon from the Romantic era to the present day. Covering a wide variety of themes, the exhibition explores lunar topography, moonlight and the Moon’s shadow, ailments associated with the Moon, zero gravity and the Moon as mass media phenomen

yinka shonibare curates a new arts council collection touring exhibition at yorkshire sculpture park, yorkshire, UK.

5 April 2019
Reflective of Yinka's own practice, this exhibition, on display in Longside Gallery, explores the cultural and social dimensions of the use of pattern in modern and contemporary art. Taken from Adolf Loos' 1908 influential essay ‘Ornament and Crime', the title of this exhibition provocatively quotes the author criticising tattoos as ‘criminal'. In ‘Criminal Ornamentaion', Shonibare curates an exhibition that embraces color, ornamentation and pattern to challenge perceptions and expectations of ornament and decoration.

‘the american library’ by yinka shonibare cbe goes on display at speed art museum, louisville, kentucky, USA

29 March 2019
‘The American Library' by Yinka Shonibare CBE is a celebration of the diversity of the American population and acts as an instigator of discovery and debate. The six thousand books in this art installation are covered in the artist’s signature Dutch wax printed cotton textile and printed with the names of immigants to the USA or from the American South, who have made a significant contribution to American cultural life. Visitors can engage with the installation through learning more about the individuals named, and sharing own stories of immigration by using the ipads provided. 

thomas hirschhorn in ‘hybrid sculpture: contemporary sculpture of the collection of the stedelijk museum’, at stedelijk museum, amsterdam

23 March 2019
With 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.

yinka shonibare cbe at fukuoka art museum, fukuoka, japan

21 March 2019
Yinka Shonibare CBE's first solo exhibition in Japan will take place as part of a special programme at Fukuoka Art Museum, which will relaunch the museum after its recent renovation.

yinka shonibare cbe and david shrigley in 'the lie of the land' at mk gallery, milton keynes, UK

16 March 2019
‘The Lie of the Land' at MK Gallery charts how industrialisation transformed the meaning of leisure in Britain. Capturing the visionary spirit of historical designs for the use of public space, the exhibition explores some of the aspirations that underpin our built environments today.

yinka shonibare cbe in ‘bel canto: contemporary artists explore opera' at site, santa fe, new mexico, USA

16 March 2019
SITE Santa Fe presents ‘Bel Canto: Contemporary Artists Explore Opera', an exhibition that examines themes of race, gender and class through the stories, traditions, architecture, and music of opera. The exhibition features the work of Vasco Araújo, Suzanne Bocanegro, Candida Höfer, William Kentridge, Guillermo Kuitca, Yinka Shonibare CBE, Matthias Schaller, and Bill Viola.

yinka shonibare cbe in 'encore: reenactment in contemporary photography' at getty center, los angeles, california, USA

12 March 2019
The re-staging of past events presents an opportunity for contemporary photographers to highlight underrepresented stories and to critique established narratives. 'Encore: Reenactement in Contemporary Photography' brings together works by seven artists who have employed the idea of reenactment in their respective practices.

deborah roberts in 'plumb line: charles white and the contemporary' at the california african american museum, california, USA

6 March 2019
Charles 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.

yinka shonibare cbe at the richard h. driehaus museum, chicago, illinois, USA

2 March 2019
The inaugural exhibition of the Driehaus Museum's new contemporary art series, ‘A Tale of Today', is dedicated to the early work of Yinka Shonibare CBE. Drawing on history, politics and fashion as well as his own British and Nigerian heritage, Shonibare explores and critiques our understanding of the past.

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.

yinka shonibare cbe features in ‘magdalene odundo: the journey of things’ at the hepworth wakefield, west yorkshire, UK.

16 February 2019
‘Magdalene Odundo: The Journey of Things' brings together over 50 of Odundo's vessels alongside a selection of historic and contemporary objects. Curated by the artist, the exhibition reveals the vast array of references from around the globe that have informed the development of her distinctive work. 'Jane Morris' by Yinka Shonibare CBE is included in the exhibition. 

yinka shonibare cbe at norval foundation, cape town, south africa

13 February 2019
'Trade Winds: Yinka Shonibare CBE' at Norval Foundation brings together a wide variety of artworks from photographs to sculptures and a major installation, which are linked through their use of Dutch Wax fabric. The fabric signifies the complexity of how cultural objects are formed, shaped by historical, social and economic processes that defy simplistic or monolithic understandings of culture or nationhood.

david shrigley in 'the stage is yours' at finnish national gallery, helsinki, finland

8 February 2019
For '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. 

yinka shonibare cbe features in the group exhibition, ‘still here tomorrow to high five you yesterday’ at zeitz museum of contemporary art africa, cape town, south africa

30 January 2019
Yinka Shonibare CBE features in the group exhibition, ‘Still here tomorrow to high five you yesterday' at Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA). Featuring seventeen artists, the exhibition explores the different ways in which artists have tackled the concept of progress within post-colonial Africa. Drawing on African Futures and Afrofuturism, the exhibition explores the idea of utopia to call for a re-reading of narratives about present and future African society.

yinka shonibare cbe creates new textile works for hereford cathedral, hereford, UK

21 January 2019
Creatures of the Mappa Mundi is a series of textile hangings inspired by one of Hereford Cathedral's treasures, the Mappa Mundi, which is the largest medieval world map to survive to the present day. Groups of local people have been invited to contribute to the making of the artwork by sewing Shonibare's designs into vibrant fabric panels, while taking part in facilitated discussions investigating the themes depicted.

ilona keserü and anne truitt in 'epic abstraction: pollock to herrera' at the met fifth avenue, new york, USA

17 December 2018
Featuring 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 2018
Bringing 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.