This summer MIMA celebrate one of Britain’s foremost artists, Sonia Boyce, through a sensory exhibition made through play and improvisation. A large sculpture by Boyce, based on the shape of Fool’s Gold, threads through the exhibition, interacting with artworks by 12 contemporary artists and selected pieces from MIMA’s Middlesbrough Collection.
Please join us for an exclusive conversation between Simon Lee and Andrew Renton on the work of Werner Büttner and view a selection of paintings by the artist on Tuesday 8th June at 4pm BST / 11am EDT on preview.art.
Simon Lee Gallery is pleased to announce its representation of New York-based conceptual artist Mika Tajima further to her recent exhibition in the London gallery.
The anthological exhibition at the Municipal Museum of Modern Art presents over 40 works, including paintings, mirror paintings , installations and rare archive images, from 1958 to 2021 . This is the artist 's most comprehensive solo exhibition ever made in Switzerland , with the significant title La Verità by Michelangelo Pistoletto. From the Mirror to the Third Paradise .
Simon Lee Gallery is pleased to announce its representation of British Afro-Caribbean artist Sonia Boyce OBE RA. Boyce has been commissioned by the British Council to represent Britain with a major new exhibition at the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia 2022. Simon Lee Gallery’s inaugural exhibition with the artist will take place in London in Autumn 2022. Boyce is also represented by Apalazzogallery, Brescia, Italy.
Simon Lee Gallery is delighted to be participating in the inaugural edition of London Gallery Weekend, a collaboration between galleries across the city, held over the weekend of 4 - 6 June 2021. Alongside Werner Büttner’s ongoing exhibition No Scene from My Studio, the gallery presents Oh Adelaide, 2010, a video work by Sonia Boyce and sound artist Ain Bailey, which incorporates found film footage of the late jazz singer and entertainer, Adelaide Hall.
The gallery will be open for London Gallery Weekend as follows:
Friday: 9:30am - 8pm | Saturday: 10am - 6pm | Sunday: 11am - 5pm
The MEP is pleased to present a major exhibition bringing together two great masters of post-war Japanese photography.
The Moriyama - Tomatsu: Tokyo exhibition was conceived by artists Daido Moriyama and Shomei Tomatsu - before the latter's death in 2012 - as a way to celebrate their city around a first artistic collaboration.
France-Lise McGurn’s newly commissioned installation draws on her personal experiences of Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum; the hours she spent there as a child and then later as an adult, inhabiting but also observing. In particular, Albert Moore’s well-loved painting, Reading Aloud (1884), has provided a point of departure for McGurn: especially the very specific positioning and postures of the models, its textures and ambiguous lack of urgency or context.
Painting, along with sculpture, film, performance, and design, is a central component of the intermedia art of Heimo Zobernig. Since the beginning of his artistic practice in the early 1980s, the artist has built up a comprehensive painterly oeuvre, always based on his attempt to explore color like a “scientist.” Thus, in Zobernig’s work, painting has become a machine for the creation of insight. Characteristics of the artist’s method in this context are strategies of simplification, standardization, and systematization using predefined rules and the artistic appropriation of industrial norms and widespread samples (such as TV test patterns).
Donna Huanca presents a series of new work commissioned by Ballroom Marfa in her exhibition ESPEJO QUEMADA. Huanca creates experiential installations that incorporate paintings, sculptures, video, scent and sound. The profound experiences and memories of Huanca’s first visit to Marfa in 2005 inspired the work in the exhibition. The artworks draw on visual, cultural, and mythological cues informed by feminism, decolonialism and the artist’s personal and familial histories, while simultaneously engaging with the biodiversity, geology, and dark skies of Far West Texas. The sky was particularly striking for Huanca–animated with cosmic and extraterrestrial forces while also revealing the natural rhythms of the sun and moon.
“Stop Painting” is an exhibition conceived by artist Peter Fischli on view at the historic palazzo of Ca’ Corner della Regina, Fondazione Prada’s Venetian venue, from 22 May to 21 November 2021. The press preview will take place on Wednesday 19 May.
Tree Teacher Tree resides along a public footpath in a secluded hollow, a stream runs close by, the works nestle on the dell floor or amongst the trees, such as Fiona Banner aka The Vanity Press’s Rear View Mirror 2020, a reference to what kind of review nature might give mankind. Banner has also placed a flagstone with its own ISBN, it is an official publication in and of itself. Flagstones are usually associated with the city to keep the earth and roots below and things smooth, even and mudless on top, here the woodland floor can grow and envelope the hand engraved stone. Is it a tomb or a tome, or a story about concrete or footsteps or roots or routes taken?
Featuring new and recent works on paper by leading international artists, the Biennial showcases every imaginable technique and represents artists from a range of generations, backgrounds, and heritages.
In their SCAD MOA exhibition Mainly for Women, artists Paulina Olowska, Karolina Jabłońska, and Natalia Załuska offer a dynamic range of female perspectives, creating an alchemical exchange of artistic approaches that reflects a complex and multifaceted vision of femininity. The collective presentation takes on an almost mythic, séance-like quality, with many of the featured works drawing from imagery related to pagan mythologies.
Simon Lee Gallery is pleased to announce its representation of the Georg Karl Pfahler Estate. The gallery will present its first exhibition of Pfahler’s work in London in Spring 2022. Simon Lee Gallery, London and Hong Kong will be representing Pfahler alongside Nino Mier Gallery, Los Angeles, Galerie Friese, Berlin and QG Gallery, Brussels.
Istituto Svizzero presents a new semi-permanent work at the entrance of Villa Maraini. The work consists of a newly commissioned neon installation by Swiss artist Mai-Thu Perret (b. 1976, Geneva). The piece lights the building and is visible for passersby on Via Ludovisi.
Untitled (2021) consists of nine hands, made of yellow glowing neon tubes. It almost seems as if they want to climb the brick wall in the entrance area of Villa Maraini, or perhaps climb out. Franz Kafka’s aphorism “A cage went in search of a bird”, noted in 1917, is important for Mai-Thu Perret in the development of the neon work. Thus, the question of the balance between cage and bird, the contradiction between freedom and protective loss of freedom. Mai-Thu Perret’s artistic practice is based on profound research and draws on references from cultural history, literary texts, feminist narratives, avant-garde aesthetics, and craft traditions. The neon work Untitled follows on from research on the hand, on hands, which Mai-Thu Perret has been pursuing for some time now.
Simon Lee Gallery is pleased to announce its representation of Argentinian artist Valentina Liernur.
Liernur’s practice is rooted in an ongoing exploration of the ways in which material can be rendered in the pursuit of painting. Often working in groups of work defined by a single medium, Liernur considers the physical qualities and mark-making capacity of oil paint on canvas in the same way she engages with less conventional materials such as denim and gabardine in other series. Shifting between abstraction and figuration, and often encouraging tensions and slippages to emerge between these modes of painting, Liernur seeks to manipulate and enhance the materiality of her chosen medium, embedding each work with a distinct, visceral quality.
The Musical Brain is a group exhibition that reflects on the power music has to bring us together. The exhibition is named after a short story by the Argentine contemporary writer César Aira, and explores the ways that artists use music as a tool to inhabit and understand the world.
Join traditional astrologer Miloš Mušicki, occult scholar Micki Pellerano, interdisciplinary artist Delia Gonzalez, and SCAD Museum of Art curator DJ Hellerman for a conversation spanning astrology and aesthetics, on the occasion of the Paulina Olowska exhibition Mainly For Women.
Congratulations to Eric N. Mack on being awarded the 2021-2022 Rome Prize!
This year, the gift of “time and space to think and work” was awarded to thirty-five American and five Italian artists and scholars. Award recipients will be headed to the Eternal City this September to begin their fellowship.
Provisional artist list: João Maria Gusmão + Pedro Paiva, Sven Johne, Mark Lewis,
Melvin Moti, João Penalva, Philippe Parreno, Raphaël Zarka
Curated by Lauren Wetmore, Curatorial Reasearch Fellow
Screenings: 10.6.21 and 11.6.21, 15h to 18h
Online: 12.6.21 to 19.9.21
Uematsu’s multidisciplinary practice strives to illuminate the invisible relationships between objects and the spaces they inhabit. For more than five decades the artist has carried out the terms of a rigorous manifesto that spotlights the de-familiarization of space and draws his viewers’ attention to the interplay of such natural forces as gravity, tension and material attraction through media including photography, drawing and sculptural installation.
Huanca’s two-dimensional painting practice is fundamentally linked to the performative elements of her oeuvre. Photographs of her performers’ decorated bodies are blown up and transposed to canvas, where they are re-worked with paint. Gesture is enlarged and amplified; the soundlessness of her performances reverberates across her abstract compositions. Featuring new work by Donna Huanca, the group exhibition Carnivalesca at the Kunstverein in Hamburg explores the meaning of carnival and how it has shaped contemporary painting.
Living a secluded life far removed from the art scene, Emma Kunz (1892 – 1963) exemplified an expanded concept of art, rejecting the idea of art versus non-art and instead opened it up to a wide range of aspects - research, medicine, natural history and the supernatural, the magical, the visionary. Kunz based her drawings on questions that she drew on graph paper with the use of a pendulum. The exhibition includes around sixty of these drawings, many of which are being shown for the first time. 14 contemporary artists were invited to respond to drawings by Kunz. The work of Mai-Thu Perret plays a key role here, as she takes a drawing represented in the collection as an occasion for formal reduction, abstraction and transformation into the medium of light.