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Image: Life Between Islands: Caribbean-British Art 1950s – Now

Life Between Islands: Caribbean-British Art 1950s – Now

Sonia Boyce
Tate Britain, London
1 December 2021 – 3 April 2022

This exhibition will explore work by artists from the Caribbean who made their home in Britain, alongside other British artists who have also made work addressing Caribbean themes and heritage. It celebrates how people from the Caribbean have forged new communities and identities in post-war Britain – and in doing so have transformed British culture and society.

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Last Lecture Show

Werner Büttner
Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg
15 October 2021 - 16 January 2022

The Hamburger Kunsthalle is honouring Werner Büttner (*1954) with a solo exhibition on the occasion of his retirement, after more than thirty years of teaching painting at the Hamburg University of Fine Arts, and is showing around 100 of his oil paintings and collages from the early 1980s to the immediate present. As a painterly analyst and with a crisp sense of humour, Büttner comments on human activity and existence in his art, without regard for taboos. His paintings along with their titles present the contradictions inherent in attempts at reaching social consensus; they hint at the political incorrectness of the 1980s and disarm any fighter for an ideal world. The Last Lecture Show presents Büttner’s eloquent flood of images in pointed exhibition sections.

Image: Post-Capital: Art and the Economics of the Digital Age

Post-Capital: Art and the Economics of the Digital Age

Josephine Pryde
mudam, Luxembourg
2 October 2021 – 16 January 2022

Post-Capital brings together works of sculpture, painting, photography, video and performance that address the nature of production, consumption and wealth. The exhibition takes as its starting point the inherent paradox within a capitalist system that is both dependent upon and threatened by technological progress.

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Time Without End

Valerie Snobeck
Fluentum, Berlin, Germany
15 September – 11 December, 2021

Time Without End presents video works, multimedia installations, and site-specific pieces that are dedicated to the textures of time, history, and narrative, asking how time-based media generates memories. The exhibition features Valerie Snobeck’s video Go Soft, 2014. 

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Esto No Me Pertenece

Dexter Dalwood
Museo Nacional de Arte, Mexico City
23 September 2021 - 30 January 2022

In a new series inspired by Mexico, Dalwood unites observations from his time spent in the country (whilst on a residency at Casa Wabi, Oaxaca, in late 2017) with his personal brand of ‘contemporary history painting’, which weaves together visual quotations to express a space or a place that is more an abstracted mental image than a representation of the real. 

Image: DEINE KUNST (5): Mensch, der / Körper, der, die, das

DEINE KUNST (5): Mensch, der / Körper, der, die, das

João Penalva
Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany
17 July 2021 – 19 January 2022

Michael Müller is devoting himself to one topic for the first time. “Mensch, der / Körper, der die, das” illuminates various facets of physicality and our feeling for the body - a highly virulent question in times of genetic reproductions and operative optimization of the body, which leads to interesting insights.

Image: You’ll Find Your Peace with Me

You’ll Find Your Peace with Me

João Penalva
Mudam Collection Online Screening Programme
12 July - 19 September 2021

You’ll Find Your Peace with Me is a screening programme of videos from the Mudam collection, organised to accompany Enfin seules. Photographs from the Archive of Modern ConflictAn atmosphere of anxiety towards the natural world is cultivated by João Penalva in Kitsune (2000), which depicts fog clearing across a desolate landscape as two men trade disquieting stories about a shapeshifting fox spirit. 

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No Thing is Waiting

Valerie Snobeck
Zabludowicz Collection, 176 Prince of Wales Road, London NW5 3PT
8 July - 15 August 2021

In No Thing is Waiting there are no clocks. The visitor is encouraged to consider time outside of minutes and hours, and instead in relation to object(ive) experiences. The past year has fundamentally changed how we perceive time, becoming ever more quantified by 40-minute video calls, 5pm press conferences and beer garden booking systems. But this is just our perspective. Bringing together 17 multi-generational artists, No Thing is Waiting proposes our experience of time could be reconstructed through engaging with artworks that embody processes and continuation. The exhibition aims to disrupt our habitual perception of time by rewinding bodily rhythms through the use of colour, shifting daylight, changeable sonic tempos and multiple viewpoints. Here, time is stretched, contracted, and relative.

Image: Cangiante – Based on the Caixa Geral de Depósitos Collection

Cangiante – Based on the Caixa Geral de Depósitos Collection

João Penalva
Centro de Arqueologia e Artes de Beja (CAAB), Beja, Portugal
3 July- 6 November 2021

The exhibition Cangiante – Based on the Caixa Geral de Depósitos Collection, curated by Antonia Gaeta, brings these elements together and promotes a dialogue between the various works, techniques and materials of the artists represented in the Collection. The exhibition’s curatorship is an open one and permeable to the work of the guest artists Ana Manso and Dayana Lucas about something that already exists, but which now has the possibility of being different.

Image: Wire Frame: A virtual exhibition curated by Mika Tajima

Wire Frame: A virtual exhibition curated by Mika Tajima

Mika Tajima
Online at Hill Art Foundation
On view through 15 July 2021

The Foundation’s virtual exhibition series invites artists and curators to select 10–15 works from The Hill Collection that activate each other in new and unexpected ways. Without the usual obstacles of installation, these exhibitions give us the opportunity to see the collection in a new light.

Image: Sarah Staton: SupaStore Southside, Slingbacks & Sunshine

Sarah Staton: SupaStore Southside, Slingbacks & Sunshine

Merlin Carpenter
South London Gallery Fire Station
9 July– 5 September 2021

Sarah Staton’s SupaStore is a trading platform for artists and ideas. Works by emerging and well-known artists are presented in the SupaStore series – an ever-changing display that has been hosted intermittently by public and private galleries, museums, and independent art spaces across the world.

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The Axis of the World

Claudio Parmiggiani
Houghton Hall, Norfolk, UK

Simon Lee Gallery is proud to announce The Axis of the World, a permanent installation at Houghton Hall by Italian artist Claudio Parmiggiani. 

The Axis of the World is a column made from Ombra di Caravaggio marble, anchored in the garden of the 18th century Palladian house. This seemingly infinite pillar penetrates the Earth, piercing its core, while simultaneously climbing over 16 metres in height to touch the sky, caressing the sun and the clouds during the day and embracing the moon and the stars at night. It represents an eternal column that connects the World and the Cosmos, Earth and Heaven; in the artist’s words, ‘A twisting tower, a work that raises high, that aspires to great heights, spinning around itself in its ascent without end’.

Image: London Calling. British art today. From David Hockney to Idris Khan.

London Calling. British art today. From David Hockney to Idris Khan.

Rachel Howard
Fundación Bancaja, Valencia, Spain
17 June 2021 - 17 October 2021

The London Calling exhibition  British art today. From David Hockney to Idris Khan  brings together the recent work of some twenty British artists of different generations for whom the city of London has played a very important role in their artistic careers.

Image: Donna Huddleston, Dorota Jurczak

Donna Huddleston, Dorota Jurczak

Donna Huddleston
Provinz Showroom Schmechtingstr. 38, 44809 Bochum
26 June - 23 July 2021

With new editions by Donna Huddleston (b. 1970, Belfast, lives in London) and Dorota Jurczak (b. 1978, Warsaw, lives in Brussels), Province are introducing two artists whose works often seem to exceed boundaries, adding theatrical, literary and cinematic aspects to their art, for example.

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In the Castle Of My Skin

Sonia Boyce
Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Middlesbrough, UK
11 June - 10 October 2021

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.

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Choreography of Attention

João Penalva
Museu de Almada - Casa da Cidade, Almada, Portugal
15 June – 2 October 2021

How did we think about this 'Choreography of Attention'? How did we create a collective voice, from each other's perspectives? What ideas, negotiations and choices were made? In this guided tour, we will share the process of this collaborative curatorship project and introduce multiple ways of looking at the set of contemporary works of art that make up this exhibition.

Image: Simon Lee and Andrew Renton on the work of Werner Büttner

Simon Lee and Andrew Renton on the work of Werner Büttner

Werner Büttner
Preview.art
Tuesday 8 June, 4pm BST / 11am EDT

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.

Image: Announcing representation of Mika Tajima

Announcing representation of Mika Tajima

Mika Tajima

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.

Image: La Verità by Michelangelo Pistoletto. From the Mirror to the Third Paradise .

La Verità by Michelangelo Pistoletto. From the Mirror to the Third Paradise .

Michelangelo Pistoletto
Museo Comunale d'Arte Moderna, Switzerland
30 May - 26 September 2021

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 .

Image: Announcing representation of Sonia Boyce

Announcing representation of Sonia Boyce

Sonia Boyce

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.

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London Gallery Weekend

Simon Lee Gallery, London
4 - 6 June 2021

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

Image: Moriyama – Tomatsu: Tokyo

Moriyama – Tomatsu: Tokyo

Daido Moriyama
Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, France
19 May - 24 October 2021

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.

Image: France-Lise McGurn: Aloud

France-Lise McGurn: Aloud

France-Lise McGurn
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow, Scotland
11 June 2021 - 1 June 2022

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.

Image: Heimo Zobernig

Heimo Zobernig

Heimo Zobernig
mumok - Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna, Austria
19 June - 17 October 2021

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).

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ESPEJO QUEMADA

Donna Huanca
Ballroom Marfa, Texas, United States
26 June 2021 – 2 January 2022

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.

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Stop Painting

Merlin Carpenter, Michelangelo Pistoletto & Jim Shaw
Fondazione Prada, Venice, Italy
22 May – 21 November 2021

“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.

Image: Tree Teacher Tree

Tree Teacher Tree

Rachel Howard
51°47'38.2"N 2°12'41.5"W
14 May – 17 September 2021

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?

Image: Deep Blue

Deep Blue

Sarah Crowner, Mika Tajima, Christopher Wool, Heimo Zobernig
Hall Art Foundation, Reading, Vermont
15 May - 28 November 2021

The Hall Art Foundation is pleased to announce Deep Blue, curated by American artist Katherine Bradford. This group show examines “deep blue” both visually as a color, but also as a phrase that can describe more abstract concepts such as mood, the natural environment, music and even a region’s political landscape. Over 70 paintings, sculptures, photographs, works on paper and videos by 70 artists from the Hall and Hall Art Foundation collections will be included.

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Drawing Biennial 2021

Rachel Howard, Donna Huddleston, France-Lise McGurn, João Penalva
Drawing Room, London, UK
21 May – 5 July 2021

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.

Image: Center the female gaze with Paulina Olowska

Center the female gaze with Paulina Olowska

Paulina Olowska
Monday, 10 May, 11 am EST

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.

Image: Announcing representation of the Georg Karl Pfahler Estate

Announcing representation of the Georg Karl Pfahler Estate

Georg Karl Pfahler

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.

Image: Neon installation at the entrance of Istituto Svizzero

Neon installation at the entrance of Istituto Svizzero

Mai-Thu Perret
Istituto Svizzero, Milan, Italy
5 May 2021 – 31 July 2022

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. 

Image: Announcing representation of Argentinian artist Valentina Liernur

Announcing representation of Argentinian artist Valentina Liernur

Valentina Liernur

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.

Image: The Musical Brain

The Musical Brain

Mai-Thu Perret
The High Line, New York, NY
April 2021 – March 2022

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.

Image: Talk astrology and aesthetics with international practitioners on SCAD's 'Guests and Gusto'

Talk astrology and aesthetics with international practitioners on SCAD's 'Guests and Gusto'

Paulina Olowska
Register to tune in
Thursday, 29 April, 11 am EST

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

Image: Eric N. Mack is awarded the 2021-2022 Rome Prize

Eric N. Mack is awarded the 2021-2022 Rome Prize

Erin N. Mack

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. 

Image: You’ll find your peace with me

You’ll find your peace with me

João Penalva
Mudam Luxembourg & Online
10.6.21 and 11.6.21, 15h to 18h

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

Image: Ways of Touching the Invisible - Intuition

Ways of Touching the Invisible - Intuition

Keiji Uematsu
Ashiya City Museum of Art and History, Japan
On view through 9 May 2021

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.

Image: Carnivalesca – What Painting Might Be

Carnivalesca – What Painting Might Be

Donna Huanca
Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
6 March – 2 May 2021

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.

Image: Emma Kunz Cosmos - A Visionary in Dialogue with Contemporary Art

Emma Kunz Cosmos - A Visionary in Dialogue with Contemporary Art

Mai-Thu Perret
Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland
2 March – 24 May 2021

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.

Image: Que horas são que horas: uma galeria de histórias

Que horas são que horas: uma galeria de histórias

João Penalva
Porto Municipal Gallery, Porto, Portuga
17.12.2020 – 14.02.2021

The exhibition Que horas são que horas: uma galeria de histórias is the result of an invitation made by the Galeria Municipal do Porto to three curators to reflect upon the historical landscape of Porto’s art galleries – inscribed between the apparent post-WWII cultural opening and the retraction of the cultural sector after the recent economic crisis. Looking at this time period enables us to understand the many different sides of the civitas, and the transformative complicities that exist between the city’s artists, cultural agents and audiences that shape it.

Image: Doris

Doris

Rachel Howard

Simon Lee Gallery is pleased to introduce Doris, an artist-run magazine edited by British painter Rachel Howard!

Image: Ice and Fire: A Benefit Exhibition in Three Parts

Ice and Fire: A Benefit Exhibition in Three Parts

Mai-Thu Perret
The Kitchen, New York, NY
November 2020 - January 2021

In advance of The Kitchen’s 50th anniversary in 2021, artists and Kitchen Board Members Wade Guyton and Jacqueline Humphries have curated an exhibition of over fourty donated works. Proceeds from the sale of these works will help make possible essential renovations to The Kitchen-allowing the organisation to remain in the building where it has resided since 1986.

Image: Heimo Zobernig appointed honorary doctor

Heimo Zobernig appointed honorary doctor

Heimo Zobernig
November 2020

Heimo Zobernig, Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, has been appointed honorary doctor of Malmö Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts 2021.

Image: Winter Light

Winter Light

Toby Ziegler
Across the Southbank Centre site, London, UK
20 November 2020 – 28 February 2021

Winter Light brings together artworks that take inspiration from light, colour and the poetics of space. Featuring more than 15 artworks and new commissions, the exhibition is installed across the Southbank Centre’s buildings and along the riverfront.

Image: Decameron Halloween TV Special hosted by Red Bull Arts

Decameron Halloween TV Special hosted by Red Bull Arts

Marnie Weber
@redbullarts IGTV
30 October 2020

DecameronTV gets spooky with a series of “Halloween Specials,” bringing together five artists whose practices both commemorate and complicate the spirit of the Allhallowtide season. The artists use ghosts, monsters, costumes and the uncanny as strategies to remember the faithful and unfaithful departed, disinterring themes of family, colonialism, camp, and terror. Participating artists include Charlie Mai, Kembra Pfahler, Marnie Weber, Bri Williams, and Kandis Williams.

Image: France-Lise McGurn on Tamara de Lempicka

France-Lise McGurn on Tamara de Lempicka

France-Lise McGurn
DRAF Broadcasts: Podcast
Tuesday, 22 October 2020

Glasgow-based artist France-Lise McGurn is the latest guest on DRAF Broadcasts: Podcast, talking about Art Deco painter Tamara de Lempicka’s drawing Sur La Plage, made circa 1926 when de Lempicka lived in Paris and was a prominent member of the art scene between the two world wars. This work from the David Roberts Collection becomes the basis for a conversation that touches on the female nude, Madonna videos and cigarette packets.

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archive élastique

Merlin Carpenter
Centre d’art contemporain – la synagogue de Delme, Delme, France
24 October 2020 – 31 January 2021

Merlin Carpenter’s solo exhibition, archive élastique, takes as its point of departure the Synagogue de Delme’s location, the road running through the village, on which numerous trucks and wide loads circulate. As the Synagogue is located at the roadside, the artist had proposed to transform the exhibition space into a warehouse or archival storage space, in which one finds thousands of boxes, awaiting transportation. Right in front of the synagogue entrance is a forklift, parked and ready to load the pallets into lorries for hypothetical delivery. But since no forklift of this kind can enter the exhibition space, the vehicle is doomed to wait outside.

Image: Prelude: Melancholy of the Future

Prelude: Melancholy of the Future

Chris Huen Sin Kan
Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium
5 – 29 November 2020

Prelude: Melancholy of the Future brings together works by artists associated with MDD, either in the past or the future. The exhibition – the last at MDD before the museum’s renovations, until summer 2021 - considers the current challenge of anticipating on a future while the past itself is under scrutiny.

Image: Les Étangs

Les Étangs

Mai-Thu Perret
Le Portique – Centre Régional d’Art Contemporain du Havre, Le Havre, France
24 October – 19 December 2020

Known for her multi-disciplinary practice that engages installation, performance, sculpture, ceramics and textiles, Mai-Thu Perret derives inspiration from a range of twentieth-century avant-garde and radical art movements, including Dada, Constructivism and Bauhaus design. Occupying two floors of Le Portique, Mai-Thu’s solo exhibition Les Étangs is a presentation of new ceramics, patchworks and paper lanterns. Ten large ceramic pieces, evoking leaves of waterlilies, line the floor of the Portico, transforming the space into a vast imaginary body of water.

Image: Jim Shaw in conversation with Lydia Yee, Chief Curator at Whitechapel Gallery

Jim Shaw in conversation with Lydia Yee, Chief Curator at Whitechapel Gallery

Jim Shaw
Instagram Live @simonleegallery
Wednesday 28 October, 7pm GMT

Lydia Yee is Chief Curator at Whitechapel Gallery, where she recently curated Radical Figures: Painting in the New Millennium (2020) and Is This Tomorrow? (2019) and oversaw commissions by Ulla von Brandenburg (2018) and Leonor Antunes (2017). Yee has previously held positions in the UK and US as Curator at Barbican Art Gallery and Senior Curator at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. She was also co-curator of Frieze Talks (2018–19) and British Art Show 8 (2015–16).

Image: FAKTURA (FOR A NERVOUS SPIRIT)

FAKTURA (FOR A NERVOUS SPIRIT)

Merlin Carpenter
Kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga, Latvia
4 September – 1 November 2020

Merlin Carpenter’s “Paint-It-Yourself” display is to be seen as a systematic production and delectation of the materiality of a surface liberated from representation. It suggests that the tension of the painting process is already present when all is on view are eight primed canvases and a box placed in the middle of the room full of ready-to-use oil paint tubes.

Image: Bochner Boetti Fontana

Bochner Boetti Fontana

Mel Bochner
Magazzino Italian Art
2 October, 2020 – 11 January, 2021

This fall, Magazzino Italian Art opens a special exhibition examining the formal, conceptual, and procedural affinities in the work of Mel Bochner, Alighiero Boetti, and Lucio Fontana. Curated by Bochner in collaboration with Magazzino, the exhibition marks the first presentation to consider the American artist’s extensive, yet overlooked, engagement with the practices of Fontana and Boetti, as well as with Italian art at large. Bochner Boetti Fontana offers, through the artist’s perspective, a number of resonances between his work and that of the Italian and Italian-Argentine artists: an exploration of systems, language, and materials; and a sense of irony and humor, often and especially shared by Arte Povera and Conceptualism, as all these works opened the work of art onto the space of display. 

Image: Red light: Sexuality and representation in the Norlinda and José Lima Collection

Red light: Sexuality and representation in the Norlinda and José Lima Collection

João Penalva
Centro de Arte Oliva, S.João da Madeira, Portugal
26 September 2020 - 14 March 2021

RED LIGHT presents a selection of works from the Norlinda and José Lima Art Collection, having as a common point the approach to sexuality, unfolded in multiple topics, both presented in a counterpoint complement and in a jarring confrontation: the representation of the body, male and female nudity , eroticism, fantasy, desire and pain, object and subject, pleasure and domination, the places of female representation, the male gaze, voyeurism, exhibitionism and self-representation in art.

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Bodytronic

France-Lise McGurn
Kunsthaus Centre d'art Pasquart
19 September - 22 November 2020

The multiple sources which McGurn refers to in the initial stages of her work most recently include films of the 70s and 80s, fashion illustration, advertising, pop stars and glamour photography. The generic features of the figures, accentuated by their repetition across the wall paintings, conveys a sense of intimacy or familiarity open to multiple readings. She also is inspired by people she encounters, studying their movements, mannerisms and hand gestures.

Image: Busan Biennale 2020

Busan Biennale 2020

Marnie Weber
Museum of Contemporary Art Busan and various places in Busan, Yeongdo Harbor, Old town
5 September - 8 November 2020

Busan Biennale 2020 examines the city and tries to expand the various spectrums of a metropolitan through artistic expressions. At Busan Biennale 2020, ten fiction writers and one poet were invited to write on the characteristics of the city of Busan as a conceptual basis for selecting the artists, each responding through new commissions and existing works within the context of the exhibition. The authors—which represent different generations, genres, and writing styles—have each created and written fictional layers around and about the city, some with direct reference to Busan, others through indirect and ephemeral urban tales involving the locale. Mixing past, present, and future, the artists and writers involved in Words at an Exhibition — an exhibition in ten chapters and five poems use Busan as a backdrop in ways that create a narrative that simultaneously combines reality, history, and imagination through experiences of contemporary fiction, a focus on soundscapes and film works, as well as paintings, photographs, sculptures, and site-specific installations.

Image: Vasily Klyukin at Simon Lee Gallery, London

Vasily Klyukin at Simon Lee Gallery, London

Vasily Klyukin
Simon Lee Gallery, London
9 – 30 September 2020

Simon Lee Gallery presents a special project in collaboration with Vasily Klyukin. Throughout his practice, which spans architecture, design, literature and sculpture, Klyukin has sought to eternalise the intangible. The Russian-born, Monaco-based artist is concerned with humanity and the natural world: patterns and systems found within nature, as well as human emotion and memory.

Image: Biennale Gherdëina 7

Biennale Gherdëina 7

Paulina Olowska
Ortisei, Val Gardena, Italy
8 August - 20 October 2020

The Zënza Sëida Cultural Association and the Biennale Gherdëina are proud to announce the inauguration of the 7th edition of the Biennale Gherdëina on Saturday, August 8th, 2020 across the public space of Ortisei, Val Gardena, in the picturesque landscape of the Dolomites, the celebrated UNESCO Heritage Site.

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Constellations III: Minimal Gestures

João Penalva
Berardo Collection Museum, Lisbon, Portugal
15/07/2020 - 31/01/2021

Curated by Ana Rito and Hugo Barata

When applied to the curatorial situation, the concept of the constellation accounts for the dynamic definition of the relations formed between all those involved. On the one hand, it denotes the different contexts in which each obtained their previous meaning and function (which then change as a result of this transfer from other times and places into the specific new encounter). On the other hand, it implies that those involved and their participation are also characterized by temporalities of their own—historicity, sequence, duration, timing, rhythm—creating a corresponding dynamic in their interrelations.

Image: 7th Biennial of Painting – Inner Spaces

7th Biennial of Painting – Inner Spaces

Chris Huen Sin Kan
Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens and various locations, Sint-Martens-Latem, Belgium
26 July – 18 October 2020

From 26 July to 18 October 2020, the three visual art museums at the banks of the river Leie — Museum of Deinze and the Leie Region (Mudel), Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens in collaboration with Sint-Martens-Latem, and Roger Raveel Museum — join forces to present the 7th edition of the Biennial of Painting. Under the title Binnenskamers (Inner Spaces), this edition of the Biennial focuses on the interior within the tradition of art history and contemporary practice.

Works by Chris Huen Sin Kan will be exhibited at the Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens.

Image: Gary Simmons and Yuval Pudik join forces on a unique limited edition in support of Black Lives Matter Los Angeles and WordsUncaged,

Gary Simmons and Yuval Pudik join forces on a unique limited edition in support of Black Lives Matter Los Angeles and WordsUncaged,

Gary Simmons

Artists Gary Simmons and Yuval Pudik join forces on a unique limited edition in support of Black Lives Matter Los Angeles and WordsUncaged, 'Simmons/Pudik, ACLU United States Constitutions 2020’.

This $250 unique edition of 50 is available for purchase now with all proceeds being donated equally between Black Lives Matter Los Angeles and WordsUncaged. 

SOLD OUT

Image: Gary Simmons live in conversation with Tobias Tubbs

Gary Simmons live in conversation with Tobias Tubbs

Gary Simmons
Simon Lee Gallery Instagram Live
5 July 2020, 6 PM BST / 1 PM EST / 10 AM PST

On Sunday 5 July at 6 PM BST / 1 PM EST / 10 AM PST Gary Simmons will be in conversation on Simon Lee Gallery's Instagram Live with Tobias Tubbs, Chief Ambassador of WordsUncaged, a Los Angeles-based organisation that facilitates art, narrative therapy and new media workshops throughout the state correctional system in California. Please visit our Instagram to hear them in discussion about the key themes of freedom and democracy that are explored in Gary's forthcoming exhibition at Simon Lee Gallery, Hong Kong, opening Friday 3 July.

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XXV. ROHKUNSTBAU: TENDERNESS - ABOUT COMMON LIVING

João Penalva
Schlosshof 3, Lieberose 15868, Brandenburg, Germany
27 June 2020 – 20 September 2020

The international art project ROHKUNSTBAU is celebrating its 25th edition titled „Tenderness. About Common Living“. This year’s summer exhibition features artists that have been part of ROHKUNSTBAU in the last 25 years – ROHKUNSTBAU 2020 will be a celebration of coming together, of reunion.

Image: Moriyama Daido's Tokyo: ongoing

Moriyama Daido's Tokyo: ongoing

Daido Moriyama
TOKYO PHOTOGRAPHIC ART MUSEUM
2 June — September 22, 2020

Known as a master of snapshots, Moriyama Daido, one of Japan’s preeminent photographers, began his career in the 1960s. His grainy, high-contrast style, which came to be described as “are, bure, boke” (rough, blurry, out of focus), sent shockwaves through the photography world. Over the years, Moriyama has held large exhibitions at museums in a host of different countries, and received countless international photography prizes, including the 2019 Hasselblad Award, and today, 55 years after his debut, he remains active at the forefront of the art world.

Image: Fifteen Dancers and Changeable Tempo

Fifteen Dancers and Changeable Tempo

João Penalva
Companhia Nacional de Bailado
The performance is available to watch on the CNB website until 3PM, Friday 10 April.

In 2016 the Companhia Nacional de Bailado (CNB), the National Ballet Company of Portugal, performed “Quinze Bailarinos e Tempo Incerto” (Fifteen Dancers and Changeable Tempo)a ballet created and directed by João Penalva in collaboration with the choreographer Rui Lopes Graça. The performance is available to watch on the CNB website until 3PM, Friday 10 April. 

Image: FRIDAY FOREVER the new album from Everything is Recorded

FRIDAY FOREVER the new album from Everything is Recorded

Toby Ziegler

FRIDAY FOREVER the new album from Everything is Recorded is available now. Feat. Infinite Coles, Aitch, Berwyn, Maria Somerville, Flohio, James Massiah, Kean Kavanagh , Penny Rimbaud and A. K. Paul. 
Artwork by Toby Ziegler.

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The Musical Brain

Mai-Thu Perret
Various locations on the High Line, New York
April, 2020

The Musical Brain is a group exhibition, including works by Mai-Thu Perret, 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. The featured artists approach music through different lenses—historical, political, performative, and playful—to create new installations and soundscapes installed throughout the park.

For more information, please click here.

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

Photo: Stephan Baumann, bild_raum

Image: João Penalva: Pigskin sandals

João Penalva: Pigskin sandals

João Penalva
Appleton, Lisbon, Portugal
7-9 March, 2020

Pigskin sandals, commissioned by Festival Cumplicidades, presents a new version of João Penalva’s work Wallenda, from 1999, in which the artist whistled the entirety of The Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky. 

In this live performance version, combining voice with video projections, texts and recorded sound, João Penalva juxtaposes the history and process of his enterprise with the experience of dancers who were interpreters of the recreation of the 1913, original Nijinsky choreography of The Rite of Spring, by dance historians Millicent Hodson and Kenneth Archer for the National Ballet of Portugal, in 1994.

With Annabelle Barnes, Catarina Lourenço and Brent Williamson, dancers from the National Ballet of Portugal, and Rui Lopes Graça.

Image: João Penalva 

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UnBound Exhibition

Eric N. Mack
Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw, GA
7 February - 10 May, 2020

Unbound brings together a multigenerational group of artists, among them Eric N. Mack, whose work takes an inventive and experimental approach to abstraction. Using Kobena Mercer’s definition of ‘discrepant abstraction’ — hybrid and partial, elusive and repetitive, obstinate and strange, including almost everything that does not neatly fit into the institutional narrative of abstract art as a monolithic quest for purity, Unbound explores the continued legacy of black artists who have utilized abstraction as a nonconformist visual language, and a lens through which social and political realities can be understood.

For more information, please click here

Installation detail: Unbound, Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw, GA, 2020

Photo: Mike Jensen

Image: France-Lise McGurn in Conversation with Katy Hessel

France-Lise McGurn in Conversation with Katy Hessel

France-Lise McGurn
Simon Lee Gallery, London
25 January, 2020

To coincide with Simon Lee Gallery London's exhibition France-Lise McGurn: Percussia, there will be an artist talk at the gallery: France-Lise McGurn in Conversation with Katy Hessel, Curator, Art Historian, @thegreatwomenartists

The talk will take place Saturday 25th January, 12 PM, Simon Lee Gallery, London

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

Image: France-Lise McGurn, Fish, 2019

Image: France-Lise McGurn: In Emotia

France-Lise McGurn: In Emotia

France-Lise McGurn
Tramway, Glasgow
18 January - 22 March 2020

France-Lise McGurn (born 1983) is a Glasgow-based artist who predominantly works with painting to create layered installations that incorporate the gallery walls, floors and ceilings.

"In Emotia" is a derivative term which suggests a state of being, simultaneously emotional and in motion. Mcgurn’s figurative painting and wall drawings evoke bodies and limbs overlapping and interacting in ambivalent spaces, at parties, in night clubs, on streets or lying in bed either side of paper thin walls. Cities and bodies, are constantly moving and shaping each other, a sentiment which McGurn evokes through the shifting forms and gestures of her metropolitan figures. Often the works themselves overlap from canvas to wall to floor, creating energetic compositions which suggest intimacy, ecstasy, sexuality, violence and loss.

For more information, please click here

Image:  France-Lise McGurn, Easy Emotia, 2019

Photo credit: Courtesy of the artist 

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Slavic Goddesses

Paulina Olowska
Muzeum Susch, Zernez, Switzerland
28 December, 2019

During the opening weekend of Up to and Including Limits: After Carolee Schneemann exhibition, there will be a live performance of Paulina Ołowska’s large-scale outdoor work, Slavic Goddesses (2017/2019), drawing inspiration from modernist utopias in America and Eastern Europe to prompt reflections on feminism and consumerism. 

For more information, please click here

Image:  Paulina Olowska, Zaria The Warrior Goddess of Beauty, 2014

Image: Nationale

Nationale

Eric N. Mack
Jeffrey Stark, New York
24 November 2019 - 26 January 2020

Jeffrey Stark, New York presents Nationale a solo presentation by Eric N. Mack.

Image: A Conversation between Jessica Bell Brown and Eric N. Mack on Sam Gilliam

A Conversation between Jessica Bell Brown and Eric N. Mack on Sam Gilliam

Eric N. Mack
Dia:Beacon, New York
November 23, 2019, 2 PM

Event Details
Saturday, November 23, 2019, 2 pm             

Dia:Beacon
3 Beekman Street
Beacon, New York

Free with museum admission. Space is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Installation view: Sam Gilliam, Double Merge, 1968, Dia:Beacon, New York, 2019. © Sam Gilliam/Artists Rights Societ New York. Photo: Bill Jacobson Studio, New York

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Objects Recognized in Flashes

Josephine Pryde
Mumok, Vienna, Autria
16 November, 2019 - 13 April, 2020

Objects Recognized in Flashes is the title of a group exhibition focusing on approaches to the surfaces of photographs, products, and bodies in a greatly digitalized society. As the interface between optics and object, these seductive and ambiguous surfaces make relations between aesthetics, imagination, and material seem highly dubious, as also are the economies that underlie these relations. The exhibition was conducted in close cooperation with the artists Michele Abeles, Annette Kelm, Josephine Pryde, and Eileen Quinlan, who are actively and broadly involved in the final planning and selection of works.

Installation view: Objects Recognized in Flashes, Michele Abeles, Annette Kelm, Josephine Pryde, Eileen Quinlan. Works by Michele Abeles, Eileen Quinlan, Michele Abeles

Photo credit: Klaus Pichler © mumok

 

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

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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

 
 
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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

To coincide 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: Valerie Snobeck

Valerie Snobeck

Valerie 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.

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Installation View: Valerie 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.

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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.

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

Photo credit: Courtesy of Badischer Kunstverein