Simon Lee

London

Paulina Olowska: Destroyed Woman

Curated by Clément Dirié
London,  11 October - 16 November 2019
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Daido Moriyama

Hong Kong,  13 November - 20 December 2019
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Since Last We Met

New York,  13 November - 21 December 2019
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A collaboration with Frieze Studios

Paulina Olowska: Destroyed Woman

Artist Paulina Olowska invited Frieze Magazine into her studio at the Villa Kadenowka earlier this summer, providing a background for her show ‘Destroyed Woman’ at Simon Lee Gallery, London.

‘What is maybe considered a leftover or a dumb story, could actually have a hidden meaning’, says artist Paulina Olowska. In this video, filmed in in Rabka-Zdroj, Poland around the artist’s studio and the Villa Kadenowka, a 1930s villa she has transformed into a space for artists events, Olowska discusses the complex relations of her practice to art history, tradition, place, dress and processes of mediation.

Revealing the rich diversity of her work and expression, the video includes footage of Olowska excavating fabric she had buried in the ground near Kadenowka, which have been incorporated into a sculpture displayed in ‘Destroyed Woman’. Its title a reference to a pivotal text by feminist philosopher Simone de Beauvoir, Olowska explains her particular concern for making room for vulnerability in the representation of female experience. ‘I’m tired of calling women ‘strong’ and “superwoman”', she says, 'there is still a sense of doing a lot for female place in culture’.

The exhibition is on view till 16 November.

Paulina Olowska invited Frieze Magazine into her studio at the Villa Kadenowka earlier this summer, providing a background for her show ‘Destroyed Woman’ at Simon Lee Gallery, London, on till 16 November 2019. A Frieze Studios film.
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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

Installation view: Mel Bochner, Measurement Room: No Vantage Point, 1969/2019, Dia:Beacon, Beacon, New York. © Mel Bochner. Photo: Bill Jacobson Studio, New York, courtesy Dia Art Foundation, New York

Sarah Crowner, Double Tiger, 2019

Asia Art Archive’s Annual Fundraiser

Sarah Crowner
Christie's Hong Kong
11 October - 2 November, 2019

Asia Art Archive’s annual auction offers over seventy works generously donated by artists, galleries, and collectors, among them Sarah Crowner.

In partnership with Christie's, a preview exhibition of the artworks on auction will be held on 11, 14 to 17 October, with the reception taking place on the evening of 14 October. Kindly register here to attend the preview reception. Online and absentee bidding begins on 11 October at 12:00pm HKT and ends on 2 November at approximately 11:00pm HKT. 

For more information, please click here.

Image: Sarah Crowner, Double Tiger, 2019

Image: Marnie Weber & Justin John Greene, Exhibition Walkthrough with Dean Kissick and Paige K. Bradley

Marnie Weber & Justin John Greene, Exhibition Walkthrough with Dean Kissick and Paige K. Bradley

Marnie Weber & Justin John Greene
Simon Lee Gallery, New York
Tuesday 29 October, 7:30 PM

On the occasion of Marnie Weber and Justin John Greene’s exhibition at Simon Lee Gallery New York, we are pleased to invite you to a Hallowe’en walkthrough with your docents for the evening: writer Dean Kissick and artist and writer Paige K. Bradley.

Too many shows these days are allowed to pass into that good night, sans recognition or echo from the chorus. We say no more! Journey uptown for an evening of deep iconographic contemplation and excavation of the clues and crumbs in these paintings, which may guide us towards the new folklore, pagan rituals, and ghosts—among other specters—that haunt us, but perhaps more importantly haunt Los Angeles, a city at the dark heart of the 21st-century American gothic. And really what is art about, if not worship of powers we can’t control, a chilling sense of unease, and the conspiracy that hides in plain sight as we recklessly speed by it?

Image: Justin John Greene, The Righteous, 2019

Image: Garden Blue

Garden Blue

Sarah Crowner
David H. Koch Theater New York, New York
27 October, 2019, 20:00 PM

Jessica Lang's Garden Blue combines the beauty of nature and dance. The striking costumes and interactive sets were designed by Brooklyn artist Sarah Crowner. This unique collaboration is described as “sculptural and lyrical” by DanceTabs’s Marina Harss.

Sarah Crowner's inspiration for the set of Garden Blue was a Samara, also known as a Maple Seed and Helicopter Pod. A samara is a type of dry fruit where one seed is surrounded by double-winged papery tissue that catches wind and helps carry the seed away from the tree. 

For more information, please click here.

Image: Scene from Garden Blue
Photo credit: courtesy of the American Ballet Theatre
Photography: Rosalie O’Connor

Image: TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art Gala and Auction

TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art Gala and Auction

Clare Woods & Eric N. Mack
The Rachofsky House Dallas, TX
Saturday 26 October, 2019

TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art is an annual contemporary art auction held in the Richard Meier-designed Rachofsky House in Dallas, benefiting two organizations--the Dallas Museum of Art and amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research.Thanks to the phenomenal support of the dealer and artist community, corporate sponsors, and Dallas patrons, TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art's annual benefit gala dinner and art auction has raised over $84 million in its 20-year history in support of amfAR's AIDS research initiatives and the DMA's contemporary art acquisition program. 

For more information, please click here

For gala information, please contact Melissa Ireland at melissa@rachofskyhouse.org

Image: Clare Woods, Amnesia, 2019

Image: Eric N. Mack: In austerity, stripped from its support and worn as a sarong

Eric N. Mack: In austerity, stripped from its support and worn as a sarong

Eric N. Mack
The Power Station, Dallas, TX
25 October - 13 December, 2019

The compositions of Eric N. Mack are gleaned from the wardrobe. The support (a body) is absent. Materials are configured to linger in space. Collaged textiles are arranged with balletic precision. Aspirational forms emanate. Arrangements are irrational and tentative. Choreographed elements are grafted into space and suspend from architecture. Billowing assemblages are accessed from a range of perspectives, around and under sewn silhouettes. The X, Y, Z axis distorts into forms of expression, violating systems of symmetry. Flattened panels of varied pattern and texture create collapsible volumes. The material palette is holed, dyed, manipulated, sometimes painted onto. Its utility function temporarily drained. Not quite painting or sculpture, the artwork is radically transient. The compositions pirouette out from the rectilinear constraints of painting into a space of auxiliary. 

For more information, please click here.

Image: Angela Bulloch (in the 2-RAUM of the Museum Art.Plus)

Angela Bulloch (in the 2-RAUM of the Museum Art.Plus)

Angela Bulloch
Museum Art.Plus, Donaueschingen, Germany
17 October - 17 November, 2019

Complementing the Donaueschingen Music Festival, Museum Art.Plus is showing works by Angela Bulloch (b.1966) in the 2-Raum. Bulloch, who is recognised as one of the so-called ‘Young British Artists' who shook up the British art world in the 1990s, works in a wide range of media. Her main interest are systems, patterns and rules. In Donaueschingen, the artist presents a number of sound-activated drawing machines that respond to the sound of music. Although viewers are not privy to the sound, they witness the visualisation of music.

For more information, please click here.

Image: Angela Bulloch, Elliptical Song Drawing Machine: Peacock Blue, 2018

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: 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

Installation view: Huns Hartung, La fabrique du geste, Musee d'art Moderne, Paris, France

Photo credit: © Raphaël Chipault

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: 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 installation also features some of the artist’s most iconic pieces, such as her geometric stacked columns and wall paintings, besides works that explore  3D animation, interpassivity, role playing and matters of conscience. 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: Daido Moriyama Hasselblad Award Winner 2019

Daido Moriyama Hasselblad Award Winner 2019

Daido Moriyama
Hasselblad Center, Gothenburg, Sweden
3 October, 2019

Japanese photographer Daido Moriyama is the recipient of the 2019 Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography. The award ceremony will take place in Gothenburg, Sweden on October 13, 2019. A symposium will be held on October 14, followed by the opening of an exhibition of Moriyama’s work at the Hasselblad Center, and the release of a new book about the artist, published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König.

For more information, please click here

Image: Daido Moriyama, Coffee Shop, 1984

Photo credit: © Daido Moriyama / Courtesy of Simon Lee Gallery and Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo

 
 
Image: Chisenhale Editions Launch

Chisenhale Editions Launch

Josephine Pryde & Clare Woods
Chisenhale Gallery, London

Chisenhale Gallery commissions and produces exclusive limited edition artworks, which are kindly donated by the artists. At Frieze London earlier this month, as part of Allied Editions, new limited edition artworks by Sonia Boyce, Josephine Pryde and Clare Woods were launched. 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.⁣⁣

The limited edition works are available to purchase on the Chisenhale Gallery’s online shop.⁣⁣

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Liverpool Biennial 2018: Beautiful world, where are you?

Liverpool Biennial 2018: Beautiful world, where are you?

Paulina Olowska
Liverpool, UK
14 July - 28 October 2018

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 click here

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: 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