Napoleonic paintings by Kehinde Wiley and Jacques-Louis David to be united at the former residence of the French Emperor, Château de Malmaison, Paris, France

9 October 2019
Jacques-Louis David's celebrated 19th-century portrait of Napoleon on horseback will be shown alongside the Americn artist Kehinde Wiley's dramatic homage to David's painting for the first time this autumn. Both works go on show at Château de Malmaison in western Paris this autumn (9 October 2019-6 January 2020), formerly Napoleon Bonaparte's private estate, and will travel to the Brooklyn Museum in New York (24 January-10 May 2020).

Kehinde Wiley: 'Rumors of War' to be unveiled this September in Times Square, New York, USA

27 September 2019
American artist Kehinde Wiley is to unveil his first monumental public sculpture, ‘Rumors of War', in Times Square, New York this September. The sculpture will be permanently installed on the historic Arthur Boulevard in Richmond, at the entrance of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA), Virginia, USA.

Ged Quinn features in 'Living Ruins' at Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum, Worcester, UK

26 September 2019
Living Ruins at Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum in Worcestershire, UK is a group exhibition that explores the fascination of historical ruins. Taking works from the Arts Council Collection as a starting point, the exhibition also displays important and rarely seen works from museum collections. The show includes the large-scale oil on linen work, ‘Bela Forgets the Scissors' by Ged Quinn.

Yinka Shonbare CBE features in New Science and Art Exhibit, 'Being Human', at Wellcome Collection, London, UK

5 September 2019
The Wellcome Collection will launch a new permanent exhibit, Being Human, this September. The new presentation will explore ideas of trust, identity and health in a changing world. Yinka Shonibare CBE will present a new sculpture. A life-size sculpture of an astronaut wearing a suit printed in the artist's signature 'batik' fabric, the work forms part of Shonibare's celebrated 'Refugee Astronaut' series.

Kehinde Wiley in 'Michael Jackson: On the Wall' touring to Espoo Museum of Modern Art (EMMA), Espoo, Finland

21 August 2019
Michael Jackson: On the Wall travels to EMMA this Autumn. The exhibition explores Jackson's career and presents almost 100 artworks to show how the singer inspired some of the leading names in contemporary art.

Yinka Shonibare CBE features in ‘Magdalene Odundo: The Journey of Things’, touring to Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich, UK

3 August 2019
Touring exhibition 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 is included in 'Fly Me To The Moon: The Lunar Landing: 50 Years Later', touring to Museum der Moderne Salzburg.

20 July 2019
Touring exhibition Fly Me To The Moon: The Lunar Landing: 50 Years Later is on display at its final exhibition, at Museum der Moderne Salzburg. 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, Fly me to the Moon is a journey through the history of artists' engagement with the Moon from the Romantic era to the present day. 

Ged Quinn features in ‘Comeback – Art Historical Renaissances’ at Kunsthalle Tübingen, Germany

20 July 2019
This exhibition presents a renaissance in the use of art history amongst contemporary artists. Oriented towards the rejuvenation of the techniques and subjects employed by the old masters, the artists included in the exhibition present an art of uniqueness, authenticity or nostalgia in a contrast to the mass-produced global culture of today.

David Shrigley features in ‘Dog Show’ at Southwark Park Galleries, London, UK.

18 July 2019
For Dog Show, 14 cultured pooches who live with a variety of artists and curators have been invited to select their top dog-related artworks, with a little help from their human companions. Labradoodle Spencer who lives with Whitechapel curator Habda Rashid has picked a video work by David Shrigley, ‘Hello There'. 

Luiz Zerbini: 'Trees' at Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris, France

12 July 2019
A solo focus on Brazilian artist Luiz Zerbini forms part of Trees, a group exhibition at Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain in Paris, France. Bringing together artists with scientists, botanists and philosophers, the exhibition is a holistic investigation of humans' relationship with trees. Exploring the subject in light of recent scientific discoveries, the exhibition displays the beauty and biological wealth of trees alongside the threats of climate change and deforestation.

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.

SKIP Gallery X Zembla presents ‘Have I Got Mud on My Trainers', featuring David Shrigley in Hawick, Scotland, UK

29 June 2019
Zembla presents a retrospective exhibition of Skip Gallery, Have I Got Mud on My Trainers, curated by BAKER & BOROWSKI, founders of SKIP Gallery. On display at the pop-up exhibition space Zembla, Hawick, the show is located in the heart of the Scottish Borders.

David Shrigley features in ‘Stance and Fall: A Wavering World' at Museum Marta Herford, Germany

29 June 2019
This group exhibition at Museum of Marta Herford explores the human quest for orientation in a chaotic and hazardous world. Investigating our attempts to take a firm stance, the exhibition covers subjects from stark political positions that risk initiating societal dissolution, to the tumbling bodies of dancers and falling animals.

Kendell Geers curates 'IncarNations: African Art as Philosophy’ at Sindika Dokolo Foundation Collection at Palais des Beaux-Arts, BOZAR, Brussels, Belgium

28 June 2019
IncarNations: African Art as Philosophy is an exhibition at Palais des Beaux-Arts, BOZAR, Brussels, which 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 and two dimensional works, to sculpture of the present day.

Kehinde Wiley features in 'Less Is a Bore' at ICA Boston, Massachusetts, USA

26 June 2019
Less Is a Bore: Maximalist Art & Design brings together works by contemporary artists that privilege decoration, pattern, and maximalism. Works on display span generations, geographies and a wide variety of media from painting, sculpture and ceramics to dance and furniture design.

David Shrigley: ‘Don't (No Lo Hagas)’ at Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City

22 June 2019
Don't (No Lo Hagas) is a solo exhibition by David Shrigley at Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, organised in collaboration with Fundación Amparo y Manuel (AMMA). Encompassing a wide range of media, the exhibition important pieces from throughout the British artist's career.

David Shrigley features in the group exhibition, '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.

Thomas Hirschhorn: Robert Walser-Sculpture takes place for the 13th Edition of the Swiss Sculpture Exhibition, Biel, Switzerland

15 June 2019
The 13th edition of the Swiss Sculpture Exhibition presents Robert Walser-Sculpture by Thomas Hirschhorn. Constructed as a venue for the discovery and exploration of the celebrated Swiss writer Robert Walser (1878-1956), the work constantly evolves as a site of active encounter and exchange.

Kendell Geers: ‘The Second Coming (Do What Thou Wilt)' takes place at Rua Red, Dublin, Ireland

15 June 2019
The Second Coming (Do What Thou Wilt) is a solo exhibition by South-African artist Kendell Geers on view at Rua Red, Dublin. Inspired by the work of W.B. Yeats, the exhibition is formulated as a response to the celebrated poem ‘The Second Coming' (1919), which describes the approach of apocalyptic revelation.

Denzil Forrester, Deborah Roberts, Yinka Shonibare CBE and Kehinde Wiley in ‘Get Up, Stand Up Now', Somerset House, London, UK

12 June 2019
Get Up, Stand Up Now: Generations of Black Creative Pioneers is a major new exhibition curated by Zak Ové that celebrates Black creativity from the post-war era to the present day. Bringing together major historical works alongside new commissions and personal archives, the exhibition features 100 interdisciplinary artists who are considered groundbreakers of their generation and genre.

 

Thomas Hirschhorn takes part in OpenART Biennal 2019, Örebro, Sweden

8 June 2019
OpenART is Scandinavia's largest biennal for contemporary art. Whilst the majority of the Biennal is curated, 30–40% of participating artists are selected each year by open call. Primarily an outdoor exhibition, OpenART aims to propose new ideas on what public art can be, challenging preconceptions about the use of public space today.

Stephen Friedman Gallery launches a new publication to accompany Deborah Roberts' solo exhibition, 'If they come'

6 June 2019
'If they come' is Deborah Roberts' first solo exhibition at the gallery and in Europe. The exhibition is accompanied by a new publication featuring an essay by Daniella Rose King, Whitney-Lauder Curatorial Fellow at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia. Roberts will have a major solo exhibition at The Contemporary Austin, Texas in September 2020.

Kehinde Wiley in '30 Americans' at Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Missouri, USA

1 June 2019
30 Americans at Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Missouri brings together more than eighty works by influential artists from the Rubell Family Collection based in Miami, Florida. Featuring paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, photography and video, the exhibition presents the perspectives of 30 African American artists who have helped to shape dialogues relating to race, history, beauty and identity in contemporary America.

Jim Hodges at Pizzuti Collection, Ohio, USA

1 June 2019
This exhibition features more than thirty works by Jim Hodges from the collection of Ron and Ann Pizzuti. With work in a variety of media from 1992 to 2019 collected by Ron and Ann Pizzuti over a period of decades, this exhibition offers a unique view of the artist's practice. It also reflects the strong relationship between the artist and Columbus' most prominent collectors of contemporary art.

'David Shrigley: To Be Of Use’ at Art Omi, Newmark Gallery, Ghent, New York, USA

25 May 2019
'To Be Of Use' is a characteristically playful solo exhibition by David Shrigley, now on view at Art Omi, New York. The presentation is comprised of practical objects, each with a twist that undermines its anticipated function. ‘Problem Guitars' (2017) consists of a set of instruments which can be played, but in an altered capacity. Meanwhile an oversized telephone allows visitors to make phone calls, but only if the receiver's number doesn't contain a zero. Each week during the exhibition, 'The Artist' (2014) (a Roomba outfitted with markers protruding from its nostrils) will produce a drawing to add to the display.

'Hazmat Love' (2016) by Tom Friedman goes on display at Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, UK

25 May 2019
‘Hazmat Love' (2016) by Tom Friedman is currently on display at the entrance of Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum. The sculpture embodies Tom Friedman's unparalleled technical craftsmanship and unique creative philosophy. The work depicts two figures, clasping hands and engaged in what could be a dance, embrace or greeting. The artist describes the scene as a ‘dystopian romance - love in a toxic environment'. 


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, Mirrors – The Reflected Self explores how the idea of the mirror has been used throughout art history, from classical Greece to the present day.

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.

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.

'Unearthed' (working title) by Jim Hodges goes on display at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, USA

22 April 2019
'Unearthed' (working title) is a monumental, bronze cast of an uprooted tree stump by artist Jim Hodges that will be in residence at San Francisco's Grace Cathedral from April 22 to September 8, 2019. During this transitional period, the sculpture will exist in a state of refinement as it absorbs the prayerful energy generated by the faithful gathered in worship. 

‘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 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.

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 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.

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.