Simon Lee

New York

Marnie Weber & Justin John Greene

New York,  6 September - 2 November 2019
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Hong Kong

Holly Coulis, Nevine Mahmoud & Christina Ramberg

Hong Kong,  20 September - 5 November 2019
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London

Paulina Olowska: Destroyed Woman

Curated by Clément Dirié
London,  11 October - 16 November 2019
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Image: Paulina Olowska performance, Abeceda after Milca Mayerova

Paulina Olowska performance, Abeceda after Milca Mayerova

Paulina Olowska
Mimosa House, London
13 October, 2019

Paulina will perform "Abeceda", inspired by the book entitled “ABECEDA” by Karel Teige - a key figure of the Czech avant-garde who created the experimental “moving alphabet” in 1926 in cooperation with Milca Mayerova.

For more information, please click here.

Image: Paulina Olowska's Performance, Alphabet, Galerie Meerrettich, Berlin, Germany

Image: Paulina Olowska in conversation with Clément Dirié, Natalia Sielewicz and Elisabeth Lebovici

Paulina Olowska in conversation with Clément Dirié, Natalia Sielewicz and Elisabeth Lebovici

Paulina Olowska
Simon Lee Gallery, London
12 October, 2019

On the afternoon of Saturday, October 12, 2019, a conversation between Paulina Olowska, Clément Dirié, Natalia Sielewicz, curator at the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw where she recently organized the show Paint, Also Known as Blood: Women, Affect, and Desire in Contemporary Painting, and French critic and cultural writer Elisabeth Lebovici will propose a polyphonic interpretation of the exhibition stemming from their own experiences and research.


12pm, Simon Lee Gallery, London
Please note this event is free to the public, but booking is required: events@simonleegallery.com

Image: ANGELA BULLOCH. ANIMA VECTORIAS

ANGELA BULLOCH. ANIMA VECTORIAS

Angela Bulloch
Museum Art Architecture Technology, Lisbon
4 October 2019 - 20 April 2020

Angela Bulloch’s new site-specific installation for MAAT’s Oval Gallery combines the artist’s research on three-dimensional perception, time and virtuality with the spatial and acoustic characteristics of this singular exhibition space. The project will include a set of new video works, integrating multiple projections, virtual reality, avatars and 3D animations. The exhibition will also include some of the artist’s most iconic works, such as her geometrical stacked columns and wall paintings, and other artistic practices linked to concepts of cybernetics, interactivity, simulation and immersion. In the same line of previous interventions at the Oval Gallery, Angela Bulloch now brings to this space a unique proposition which integrates new digital technology and contemporary art.

For more information, please click here

Installation view: Angela Bulloch, Anima Vectorias, MAAT, Oval Gallery, 2019

Photography: Bruno Lopes

Photo credit: courtesy of EDP Foundation

Image: The Environment Invites itself to the White Night with Thanks for Nothing

The Environment Invites itself to the White Night with Thanks for Nothing

Michelangelo Pistoletto
Paris
5 October, 2019

For this 18th edition of the Nuit Blanche in Paris, Thanks for Nothing invites to the City of Science and Industry a major figure of contemporary art: the Italian Michelangelo Pistoletto , famous for its founding inscription in the movement arte povera from the 60's as well as for his participative works. On the evening of October 5, the artist will perform two more of his performances that will engage visitors: the first,  Sculpture Walk , will invite the public to roll in space a sphere made of compressed newspapers, while Third Paradise will encourage them to form a human chain outdoors, as a collaborative and symbolic drive for solidarity. The ecological stake of the latter is explicit: for each participant in the performance, a tree will be planted. 500 people are invited to participate in the event, which can be registered now by clicking on this link

For more information, please click here

Image: Michelangelo Pistoletto, Magazzino Performance, Magazzino Italian Art, New York, 2017

Photographer: Alexa Hoyer

Image: Chisenhale Editions Launch

Chisenhale Editions Launch

Josephine Pryde
Chisenhale Gallery, London

Chisenhale Gallery commissions and produces exclusive limited edition artworks, which are kindly donated by the artists. This week as part of Allied Editions at Frieze London we are launching new limited edition artworks by Sonia Boyce, Josephine Pryde and Clare Woods. Allied Editions is a collaborative initiative between Camden Arts Centre, Chisenhale Gallery, Institute of Contemporary Arts, South London Gallery, Serpentine Galleries, Studio Voltaire and Whitechapel Gallery.  The Archive Editions series comprises new limited edition works, kindly donated by artists who have participated in Chisenhale Gallery’s historic exhibitions programme. Funds raised from the sales of these works contribute to the gallery’s artistic programme and support the next generation of pioneering artists.

For more information, please click here.

Image: Josephine Pryde, Freshly Cut Grass, May Blossom, Stinging Nettles, Bluebells and Lady's Bedstraw, Picked in the Spring and Exposed in the Darkroom, 2019

Image: TRANSFORMER: A Rebirth Of Wonder

TRANSFORMER: A Rebirth Of Wonder

Donna Huanca
180 The Strand
2 October - 8 December, 2019

The Store X The Vinyl Factory presents a new group show, including Donna Huanca at 180 The Strand this October.

Curated by Jefferson Hack, TRANSFORMER opens on Tuesday, October 2 as part of Frieze London, and features newly commissioned and debut works by Doug Aitken, Sophia Al-Maria & Victoria Sin, Korakrit Arunanondchai, Donna Huanca, Juliana Huxtable, Evan Ifekoya, Dozie Kanu, Quentin Lacombe, Lawrence Lek, Jenn Nkiru, Chen Wei and Harley Weir & George Rouy.

For more information, please click here

Image: Donna Huanca, AMYLOPLAST, 2019

Photography: Matthias Kolb

Image: Sète Los Angeles

Sète Los Angeles

Jim Shaw & Marnie Weber
Sète, France
18 - 22 September, 2019

In September 2019, about fifteen artists from Los Angeles will be invited to exhibit at the former Conservatory of music and dramatic art conservatory of Sète. The projects exhibited will be inspired by the city as much as by their meetings with artists from Sète that they met in February 2019 in LA. Similar to LA, there will be an art exhibition at the MIAM (the Museum created by Herve di Rosa) along with performances and concerts in the regional center of contemporary art, the Paul Valéry museum, and the Theatre of the Sea.

For more information, please click here

Film Still: Marnie Weber, Songs That Never Die, 2005 

Image: Valérie Snobeck

Valérie Snobeck

Valérie Snobeck
M-Arco, Marseille, France
29 August - 1 December, 2019

For her show at the Box, Marseille, Snobeck presents a series of works conceived at the Atelier Calder, Sache (2018) and exhibited at the Consortium, Dijon (2018) together with a video produced during her residency at Lafayette Anticipations, Paris (2014) and new works made in 2019.

This show reflects the artists engagement with environmental issues and focuses on the overcharged heritage of the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), Washington D.C., US.

For more information, please click here.

Installtion View: Valérie Snobeck, Build of a Nearby Valley While Looking Afar, Le Consortium Museum,  Dijon, France, 2018-2019

Photography: André Morin

Photo credit: © Consortium Museum

Image: Mel Bochner's Measurement Room at Dia:Beacon

Mel Bochner's Measurement Room at Dia:Beacon

Mel Bochner
Dia:Beacon, New York
9 November 2019 - November 2020

Beacon, NY – July 18, 2019 – On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of Mel Bochner’s first Measurement Room, Dia Art Foundation has commissioned the artist to create a new, large-scale work from the series this fall at Dia:Beacon in Beacon, New York. Bochner’s Measurement Room: No Vantage Point opens November 9, 2019, at Dia:Beacon and will remain on view for a year.

For more information, please click here

Image: Mel Bochner, Measurement Room, 1969, installation view, Galerie Heiner Friedrich, Munich, 1969. Collection Museum of Modern Art, New York. © Mel Bochner. Courtesy the Artist 

Image: Hans Hartung: La fabrique du geste

Hans Hartung: La fabrique du geste

Hans Hartung
Museum of Modern Art, Paris
11 October 2019 - 1 March 2020

On the occasion of its re-opening after extensive renovation work, the Museum of Modern Art presents a retrospective of work by the painter Hans Hartung (1904-1989).

This retrospective is built around a tightly focused selection of some 300 works from various collections – French and international, public and private – and most notably the Hartung-Bergman Foundation. This tribute is a follow-up to the Museum’s acquisition of a group of four works by Hartung in 2017.

For more information, please click here

Image: Hans Hartung, T1986-H34, 1986

Image: Inside Out: Jiro Takamatsu and Keiji Uematsu In Conversation

Inside Out: Jiro Takamatsu and Keiji Uematsu In Conversation

Keiji Uematsu
Royal Society of Sculptors, London
30 September - 29 November, 2019

This exhibition of work by Jiro Takamatsu (1936-1998) and Keiji Uematsu (b.1947) will bring post-war Japanese sculpture associated with the influential Mono-Ha (School of Things) to a wider audience.

The first pairing of these artists aims to provide an insight into the new ways of thinking about sculpture that developed in post-war Japan.

For more information, please click here

Image: Keiji Uematsu, Floating form - Invisible axis, 2015

Image: Art in São Bento 2019

Art in São Bento 2019

João Penalva
Palace of São Bento, Lisbon
5 September 2019 - 5 September 2020

The Prime Minister's Official Residence opens on 5 September at the Palace of São Bento with a selection of contemporary art from the Norlinda and José Collection Lima and curated by Isabel Carlos, including three works of João Penalva: Untitled (Brown), 1997, Interior (Print), 1991 and Repertorio (Balls), 1990. The works will occupy the main rooms of the Residence for a year. 

Image: João Penalva, Interior (Print), 1991

Image: Donna Huanca: LENGUA LLORONA Catalogue

Donna Huanca: LENGUA LLORONA Catalogue

Donna Huanca

Following Donna Huanca's solo exhibition at Copenhagen Contemporary, the LENGUA LLORONA catalogue is now available. 

The publication was produced by Peres Projects with Copenhagen Contemporary and includes texts by Aukje Lepoutre Ravn and Vi Payaboon, with a forward by Marie Nipper. 

For more information, please click here

 

Image: Clare Woods in Conversation with Jennifer Higgie

Clare Woods in Conversation with Jennifer Higgie

Clare Woods
Simon Lee Gallery, London
19 September, 2019

In coincidence with Simon Lee Gallery London's exhibition Clare Woods: Doublethink, there will be an artist talk at the gallery: Clare Woods in Conversation with Jennifer Higgie, Editor of Frieze. 

The talk will take place Thursday 19th September, 6.30 - 8.30 PM, Simon Lee Gallery, London

Please note this event is free to the public, but booking is required: events@simonleegallery.com

Image: Clare Woods, Tea Fixer, 2019

Image: Summer Screening Series

Summer Screening Series

Simon Lee Gallery, New York
10 July - 7 August, 2019

In conjunction with Simon Lee Gallery New York’s group exhibition Studio Photography: 1887-2019, the gallery will present a free, weekly screening program of films selected by artists on Wednesday evenings throughout the summer.

Seating is limited, please RSVP to: jeremy@simonleegallery.com

Film still: Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, directed by Pedro Almodóvar, 1988.

Image: Grammar and Glamour

Grammar and Glamour

Mai-Thu Perret
Badischer-Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany
11 July - 15 September, 2019

Opening at the Badischer Kunstverein under the title Grammar and Glamour is the first major solo exhibition in Germany devoted to the Swiss artist Mai-Thu Perret. The show features a representative selection of works, with a focus on current projects. Perret works with diverse formats and media, including painting, sculpture, ceramics, tapestry, film, performance, and texts.

For more information, please click here

Installation View: Mai-Thu Perret, Grammar and Glamour, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany, 2019

Photo credit: Courtesy of Badischer Kunstverein 

Image: BIENALSUR 2019

BIENALSUR 2019

Michelangelo Pistoletto
Buenos Aires, Argentina
23 June 2019 - 30 March 2020

Works by acclaimed Italian artist Michelangelo Pistoletto can be seen throughout the city of Buenos Aires as part of this year's International Contemporary Art Biennial of South America, BIENALSUR.

For more information, please click here.

Image: Michelangelo Pistoletto, Venus of the Rags, 1967, 1974. Courtesy of Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Image: Fifteen Dancers and Changeable Tempo

Fifteen Dancers and Changeable Tempo

João Penalva and Rui Lopes Graça
Tianqiao Theater, Beijing
11 - 12 June, 2019

The National Ballet of Portugal will perform Fifteen dancers and changeable tempo, by João Penalva and Rui Lopes Graça.

Directed and designed by João Penalva

Choreography by Rui Lopes Graça

Sound by David Cunningham

Lighting by Nuno Meira

Photograph: Bruno Leitão

Image: Larry Clark: Tulsa

Larry Clark: Tulsa

Larry Clark
PHILBROOK, Tulsa, OK
1 June - 10 November, 2019

World-renowned photographer/filmmaker Larry Clark was born and raised in Tulsa. From 1963 to 1971, he photographed the daily lives of his friends. He captured unforgettable images of sex, violence, and drug use alongside intimate moments of solitary contemplation. These images were collected in Clark’s legendary and controversial 1971 book, Tulsa.

For more information, please click here.

Image: Larry Clark, Billy Mann (T2), 1963

Image: Paint. Also Known ad Blood Women, Affect, and Desire in Contemporary Painting

Paint. Also Known ad Blood Women, Affect, and Desire in Contemporary Painting

Paulina Ołowska
Museum on the Vistula, Warsaw
7 June - 11 August, 2019

The exhibition presents the work of Polish artists, among them Paulina Ołowska, in the broader context of international women’s painting, which takes on the challenge of representing the intensity of the external and internal worlds. The invited artists propose an affirmative version of womanhood by endowing their bodies with agency, autonomy and power of self-determination. The eponymous paint becomes a visceral, sticky matter that leads us towards the point where all meanings collapse. It blurs the categories of power and objectification, thus provoking the question of when do we look, and when do we look away?

For more information, please click here.

Image: Paulina Ołowska, Her English Is Far From Perfect..., 2013

Image: Marnie Weber: Songs that Never Die and Other Stories

Marnie Weber: Songs that Never Die and Other Stories

Marnie Weber
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, CA
21 June - 3 November, 2019

Marnie Weber emerged in Los Angeles’s punk music and performance art scene of the 1980s, and has since become known for installations in which sculpture, film, music, costuming, and collage come together to form whole, fantastical worlds. Weber’s homespun, haunted-house aesthetic evokes the gothic side of American folkloric traditions, imparting a sense of old-time magic to narratives of lost innocence. Her dream-like films feature a cast of motley characters, including animals, monsters, trees, and clowns, with supernatural female protagonists at their centers. In the artist’s macabre fairy tales, these figures navigate uncanny landscapes on journeys of transformation.

For more information, please click here.

Film still: © Marnie Weber, The Campfire Song, 2008 / Courtesy of Simon Lee Gallery

Image: Hinge Pictures: Eight Women Artists Occupy the Third Dimension

Hinge Pictures: Eight Women Artists Occupy the Third Dimension

Sarah Crowner
Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, LA
14 March - 16 June, 2019

Hinge Pictures: Eight Women Artists Occupy the Third Dimension is an exhibition in eight-parts, a confrontation with the patrimony of European modernism in the practices of eight leading women artists: Sarah Crowner, Julia Dault, Leslie Hewitt, Tomashi Jackson, Erin Shirreff, Ulla von Brandenburg, Adriana Varejão, and Claudia Wieser.

For more information, please click here.

Installation View: Sarah Crowner: Sapphire Tapestry Part 1, 2 & 3, CacnoNew Orleans

Photo credit: Courtesy the Contemporary Arts Center and Alex Marks

Image: Annette, Adele, and Lee

Annette, Adele, and Lee

Rui Lopes Graça and João Penalva
Teatro Camões, Lisbon
16 - 19 May, 2019

Annette, Adele, and Lee is the title of the new ballet by Rui Lopes Graça and João Penalva for the National Ballet of Portugal. 

The three proper names of the title may suggest a love triangle, but this is not a narrative ballet. They are, in fact, the names of three tap dance dancers recorded in a London sound studio in order to produce the material with which David Cunningham was to compose the sound for this ballet.

The classical ballet trained dancers we see dance to the sound of their tap dancing peers. As for these, we can only imagine them and wonder what they may look like. However, the thirty minutes of great complexity of sound and choreographic patterns in which their presence is continuous will make their names memorable.

It could be said that Annette, Adele, and Lee is, after all, a story of dancers.

For more information, please click here

Image: Deep deep down, far far in (and out)

Deep deep down, far far in (and out)

João Penalva
Leal Rios Foundation, Lisbon
15 May - 15 December, 2019

“What you are basically deep deep down, far, far in, is simply the fabric and structure of existence itself” - Alan Watts

Deep deep down, far far in (and out) is an exhibition curated by Sérgio Fazenda Rodrigues, that presents a selection of sixteen works by twelve artists, among them João Penalva, all belonging to the collection of the Fundação Leal Rios, arranged along two floors and four environments. Deepening the relationship between two different movements, one introspective and the other expansive, the notion of focus shares the stage with the idea of inclusiveness, and each work calls for both an individual and a collective reading.

For more information, please click here.

Installation View: João Penalva, Deep deep down, far far in (and out), Fundação Leal Rios, 2019 

Photo credit: © João Penalva and Fundação Leal Rios 

Photography: Bruno Lopes

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Clare Woods in conversation with Jennifer Higgie