Joel Mesler: The Alphabet of Creation (For Now)
As part of its Viewing Room programme, Simon Lee Gallery is pleased to present The Alphabet of Creation (for now) an exhibition of new works by New York-based artist and art dealer Joel Mesler. For his first solo presentation in the UK, Mesler will exhibit new paintings from his ongoing body of work based on the alphabet, in which each painting is devoted to a single letter, drawing on memories from his childhood and his hometown of Los Angeles.
Towards Infinity: 1965-1980
Simon Lee Gallery New York is pleased to present Towards Infinity: 1965-1980, an exhibition of major works conceived by artists from across the international scope of the Conceptual art movement, with special focus on the period between 1965 and 1980. During the 1960s and 1970s a disillusionment with pervasive movements in art and the influence of radical European theoretical thought inspired a re-evaluation of long-held attitudes towards formal and material conventions. Taking its title from Giovanni Anselmo’s seminal work of the same name, Verso l’infinito (1969), the exhibition explores the dematerialization of the art object and the dismantling of concepts that had bolstered the definition and context of traditional art-making well into the 20th century. Working across a wide range of media, including photography, film, video, performance and installation, the artists in the exhibition all demonstrated an anti-hierarchical approach to both subject and material that positioned the idea first and form second. All the works presented adhere to the fundamental premise put forward by Anselmo’s Verso l’infinito, challenging the constructs of time and space to create an art that is at once forward-looking, in flux and without limits.
57th Edition of the Carnegie International
The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, announces Mel Bochner and Sarah Crowner as two of the artists participating in the 2018 Carnegie International. The museum's 57th edition is curated by Ingrid Schaffner and focuses on the idea of the 'international'; to reflect upon shifting relationships between communities, with work by thirty-two artists and collectives from around the world.
For more information, please visit the Carnegie International website.
Keiji Uematsu at the Panasonic Museum
On the occasion of the 100 year anniversary of the Panasonic Museum in Osaka, Japan, Keiji Uematsu has been commissioned to make a new sculpture. Floating Form – vertical (2018) can be found outside the entrance of the Hall of Manufacturing Ingenuity.
Live portrait painting by Joel Mesler
In Conversation: Eric N. Mack and Tim Marlow
On the occasion of his solo exhibition Misa Hylton-Brim, Eric N. Mack will be in conversation with Tim Marlow, Artistic Director of the Royal Academy of Arts. They will discuss Mack’s work within the context of the exhibition and his wider practice.
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Da Cittadellarte alla Civiltà dell’Arte
The Palazzo Ducale in Mantova hosts Michelangelo Pistoletto’s exhibition ‘Da Cittadellarte alla Civiltà dell’Arte’, which explores the full range of the artist’s practice over the past 60 years, from the first self-portraits, through to his celebrated mirror paintings, as well as his ongoing Terzo Paradiso project.
Cellular World: Cyborg-Human-Avatar-Horror
This group show features works by nine different internationally renowned artists including a new sculpture by Mai-Thu Perret, conceived for the occasion.
YARAT Contemporary Art Space presents a solo exhibition of new and seminal archive works by Italian artist Michelangelo Pistoletto.
Liverpool Biennial 2018: Beautiful world, where are you?
Paulina Olowska's work for the Liverpool Biennial is titled Grace, Charles and the Sunflower, a mosaic that references the socialist belief that through the creation of a public work one can influence and present optimistic visions of a better world. The idea is based on a Polish mosaic from the 1960s situated on the side of a public school in the village of Raba Zdroj, where the artist lives.
For more information prlease visit the Liverpool Biennial website.
Michael Jackson: On the Wall
This exhibition explores the influence of Michael Jackson on some of the leading names in contemporary art, spanning several generations of artists across all media. Curated by Dr Nicholas Cullinan, Director of the National Portrait Gallery, the exhibition opens this summer to coincide with what would have been Michael Jackson's 60th birthday (29 August 2018).
For more information please visit the National Portrait Gallery website.
George Condo at Cycladic
As part of its contemporary art programme, the Museum of Cycladic Art presents the first major solo institutional exhibition of George Condo in Greece. With a focus on the human figure, the exhibition will include painting, sculptures and drawings.
Hans Hartung: Painting as an Experiment - Works from 1962-1989
Focusing exclusively on Hans Hartung’s late painting, the Kunstmuseum Bonn presents more than 40 works from the collection of the Fondation Hartung-Bergman.
For more information please visit the Kunstmuseum Bonn website.
Sarah Crowner: Patterns
Sarah Crowner: Patterns is the second artist’s book in a series that Crowner has been developing around the formal aspects of her painting practice.
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This group exhibition showcases the work of a multigenerational group of artists vividly exploring the powers of abstract representation in contemporary art and it includes works by Eric N. Mack.
2018 Paul Boesch Award
Mai-Thu Perret is the recipient of the Paul Boesch Art Prize 2018. The Paul Boesch Art Prize is awarded annually to an artist in the field of visual arts. The awards ceremony will take place on Thursday, 22 March at the Kunstmuseum Bern.
For more information please visit the Paul Boesch Foundation website.
Mai-Thu Perret, Les guérillères XI, 2016
© Marieluise Hessel Collection of Contemporary Art, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson. Photo by Annik Wetter
In Conversation: Michelangelo Pistoletto and Chiara Messineo
Michelangelo Pistoletto and filmmaker, Chiara Messineo, will be in conversation, discussing topics including the Terzo Paradiso and the artist’s exhibition of new mirror paintings at Simon Lee Gallery, focused around the subject of shelves.
For more information please visit the PaintingResearch At Wimbledon College of Arts website.
Another Kind of Life: Photography on the Margins
Touching on themes of gender and sexuality, drugs and addiction, youth culture and minorities of all kinds, the show features the work of 20 photographers from the 1950's to the present day, including work by Larry Clark.
For more information please visit the Barbican Art Gallery website.
Featuring the work of over 100 artists and designers from 21 countries, the NGV Triennial surveys the world of art and design across cultures, scales, geographies and perspectives. Representing Poland, Paulina Olowska will present a series of paintings that combine portraits of women from gardening magazines with elements from Slavic mythology and folklore, as well as techniques from Les Nabis, artists who left Paris in the 1980s in favour of the countryside.
For more information please visit the National Gallery of Victoria website.
Mudam Luxembourg will present a major solo exhibition of work by João Penalva. The exhibition will present a wide range of work alongside largescale installations, and will combine a diverse range of materials and media from photography and documents, to text and sound.
For more information please visit the Mudam Luxembourg website.
Wales Bonner AW18
Richard Russell And Toby Ziegler Present: Everything is Recorded in Residence
A major site specific installation on two floors of the abandoned Savoy Cinema in Dalston, East London. Friends since 2000, this is Russell and Ziegler’s first collaboration to celebrate the release of the debut album by Russell’s music project Everything Is Recorded.
In Conversation: Michelangelo Pistoletto and Nicholas Cullinan
Celebrated Italian artist Michelangelo Pistoletto and Nicholas Cullinan, Director of the National Portrait Gallery, discuss the artist’s wide-ranging practice and his upcoming exhibition at Simon Lee Gallery, London which features his most recent series of mirror paintings Scaffali in which he directs his attention towards the subject of shelves.
Michelangelo Pistoletto's Third Paradise travels to Space
Michelangelo Pistoletto's Third Paradise, which travelled to Space with the ASI Mission VITA on 28th July, came back to the Earth with the ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli last Thursday, 14th December.
Simon Lee Gallery now represents Cressida Campbell
Simon Lee Gallery is pleased to announce its representation of eminent Australian artist, Cressida Campbell. Celebrated for her meticulous technique that combines both painting and printing, Campbell’s process results in two unique artworks: an engraved woodblock and a mirror-image print on paper.