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Nan Goldin: Sisters, Saints, Sibyls

June 11, 2024

“my sister … knew how to fight back. Her rebellion was a starting point for my own. She showed me the way” – Goldin

Modern Art now represents Terry Winters

June 6, 2024

Across four decades of his work, Terry Winters has been examining, in various iterations, the relationships between modernist abstraction, information systems, and the architecture of the natural world. While predominantly a painter – his chosen media tending to be oil, wax, and resin on linen — Winters is also known for his drawing and printmaking. Each of these different media further his overall project where mark making is seen as a pictorial process, and where each medium is used to reveal new subjects and possible meanings. As Winters has said: ​“I’m trying to engineer the paintings to the point where there is a likeness, a sense of life – that the abstract images are somehow real”. In much of his recent work, Winters returns to a series of gridded forms and organic motifs denoting the idea of scale-free networks, both cosmic and molecular. The disorienting scalar associations have persisted since the beginning of his work, testifying to Winters’ enduring interest in the imaging of patterns and systems that undergird the natural world, describing a dynamic landscape of shifting dimensions and locations. While the organisation of forms on the canvas have tended – however loosely – to derive from a gridded structure, their configurations invent new spatial perspectives, appearing to bulge, bend and warp. And although the straightforward nature of his titles tend to connote something prosaic, Winters’ paintings are anything but. With their complex colours, experimental forms, and spirited application of paint, Winters’ works contain unbounded sets of possibilities: calculated and spontaneous, restrained and emotional – both technically determined and lyrically improvised.

Terry Winters was born in 1949 in Brooklyn, ny. He lives and works in New York City and Columbia County, ny. His work has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions at museums across the United States and Europe, including the Drawing Center, ny, usa (2018); University Museum of Contemporary Art, University of Massachusetts Amherst, ma, usa (2018); Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, usa (2017); Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark (2014); Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland (2009); The Metropolitan Museum of Art, ny, usa (2001); Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland (2000); Whitechapel Gallery, London (1999); Victoria and Albert Museum, London (1998); Whitney Museum of American Art, ny, usa (1992); Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, ca, usa (1991); Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, mn, usa (1987) Tate Gallery London (1986).

The 23rd Serpentine Pavilion is designed by Minsuk Cho of Mass Studies

June 5, 2024

Serpentine announces the 23rd Pavilion “Archipelagic Void”, designed by Seoul-based Korean architect Minsuk Cho and his firm Mass Studies.

The Pavilion will open on Friday 7 June 2024, when Cho will be in conversation with Serpentine Artistic Director Hans Ulrich Obrist to discuss the inspirations behind the Pavilion, his approach to architecture and the history of the commission.

“Archipelagic Void” is composed of a unique void in the centre surrounded by a series of smaller, adaptable structures located at its periphery. The layout references the madang, or an open courtyard found in traditional Korean houses.

Around the void, each structure of this multifaceted Pavilion is envisioned as a “content machine” with a distinct name and purpose, including the Gallery, the Library, the Auditorium, the Tea House and the Play Tower. Assembled, the parts become ten spaces surrounding the void: creating five distinct covered spaces and five open, in-between areas that integrate with the surrounding park and Pavilion activities.

photo: Iwan Baan Courtesy: Serpentine

David Zwirner now represents Scott Kahn

May 30, 2024

David Zwirner announces the exclusive global representation of American artist Scott Kahn (b. 1946). The gallery will present a new painting by Kahn, Wolf Moon, at Art Basel, and a solo exhibition of the artist’s work will be on view in November 2024 at the Hong Kong location.

Rooted in the artist’s everyday life and experiences, Kahn’s enigmatic landscapes, portraits, and dreamscapes blend real and surreal elements. The artist has remained committed to a figurative mode of expression over the course of more than five decades, using a distinctive formal language to achieve a nuanced and poetic rendition of the simultaneous splendor and mundanity of the world around him. His surfaces are meticulously constructed according to precise geometries and chromatic and spatial relationships wherein the artist employs perspective and light to establish an illusory sense of depth that underscores the resonances imparted by the recurring cast of people, places, and symbols. Kahn’s works evidence his individual point of view while opening out onto universal themes, offering viewers a conduit through which to access a wide range of experiences and emotions.

David Zwirner states, “When I first encountered Scott’s work, I was completely taken off guard. I couldn’t place his art properly in either time or space. Now I believe it was an appropriate first reaction, given how Scott can transform space and bring time to a standstill. Scott’s paintings are paradoxical; they exude both intensity and quietude, making them endlessly fascinating. I was not surprised to find out that I was looking at the work of an artist who had spent decades honing his craft. I want to welcome Scott to the gallery, and I’m excited to present his work for the first time at Basel 2024, and then later this fall at our first exhibition together in Hong Kong.”

Kahn was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1946. A seasoned painter who had been exhibiting steadily since the 1970s, Kahn began to garner widespread attention in 2018. That year, he made one very significant sale to his good friend and fellow painter Matthew Wong. Kahn and Wong had connected a few years prior via Facebook, where they bonded over their mutual artistic interests, eventually meeting in person and sharing their work. Wong posted Kahn’s painting Cul de Sac (2017) on his social media and praised Kahn as an important influence on his work, leading to increased public awareness of Kahn’s practice.

Kahn lives and works in Westchester, New York.

photo: Jason Schmidt

Pace to represent the estate of Jiro Takamatsu

May 28, 2024

Pace has announced that the gallery is to represent the estate of Jiro Takamatsu, the profoundly influential artist, theorist, and teacher in postwar Japan.

Work from the artist’s celebrated Shadow series will figure prominently in the gallery’s presentation at this year’s Art Basel, and in the fall they will mount an exhibition dedicated to Takamatsu’s work at the flagship New York space in a show bringing together his Shadow and Perspective concepts.

Over the course of four decades, Takamatsu worked across painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, and performance, exploring philosophical and conceptual questions about perception, space, objecthood, and the nature of reality. Takamatsu made immeasurable contributions to the international avant-garde of the 1960s and 1970s, and played a key role in the advent of Conceptual Art.

Pace will represent Takamatsu internationally in collaboration with Yumiko Chiba Associates and Stephen Friedman Gallery.

Sean Kelly, Los Angeles announces representation of Brian Rochefort

May 23, 2024

Born in 1985, the mixed-media sculptor draws his inspiration from extensive expeditions to remote and secluded landscapes including the Amazonian Rainforest, the Galápagos Islands, Bolivia, and Africa.

At the core of Rochefort’s artistic process lies both a generative process of creation and a fearless embrace of entropy. Employing a method that involves layering unfired clay multiple times with hybrids of clay and glass and a variety of finishes, he infuses each object with elements of spontaneous uncertainty.

Through meticulous airbrushing and the use of proprietary glazes and techniques of his own invention, Rochefort transforms his sculptures into chromatically rich marvels, reminiscent of natural formations found in subterranean cave systems and marine habitats.

Pushing his medium into inventive new realms, Rochefort’s creations are imbued with a deep ecological consciousness, embodying the essence of fragile ecosystems that serve as testament to his commitment to environmental stewardship.

Brian Rochefort’s inaugural exhibition with the gallery will open at Sean Kelly, Los Angeles in September 2024.

photo: Dustin Aksland

Marian Goodman Gallery to move to Tribeca

Marian Goodman Gallery has announced their move to a new home in downtown Manhattan.

The new headquarters will be in the historic Grosvenor Building, a former warehouse in Tribeca at 385 Broadway, between White and Walker Streets. The building features around 30,000 square feet of space, including two floors of open galleries, viewing rooms, a library and archive, art storage, and administrative offices. Originally built in 1875, the five-story building has undergone a major restoration and renovation.

The move follows the opening late last year of the gallery’s Los Angeles space - currently showing Tony Cragg until June 29th.

The Tribeca space is scheduled to open in the Fall of this year, meanwhile Giuseppe Penone: Hands - Earth - Light - Colors continues at the 57th Street space.

Workplace now represents Hazel Brill

May 21, 2024

Workplace is pleased to announce the representation of British artist Hazel Brill.

Brill works across film, sound, animation, text, sculpture, and installation, conjuring a shiny utopian future which has turned messy and grotesque. Inspired by intricate set designs and depictions of laboratories from horror films, the artist is interested in gothic horror fiction as a device to deal with fears around transformative technologies, where the lines between the living and the non-living are blurred, posing an existential threat.

Brill’s research spans multiple subjects, stretching from 17th century machines for spiritual experiences, and early forms of coding, to contemporary practices within pharmaceutical industries.

The artist’s latest exhibition, Amber, is on view at Workplace London until Saturday 25 May.

Galerie Barbara Thumm now represents Roméo Mivekannin

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Galerie Barbara Thumm announces the representation of artist Roméo Mivekannin.

Mivekannin’s first solo exhibition, entitled Human in Motion, opens at the gallery's project space in June, with a large solo exhibition in the gallery's main space in spring 2025.

Born in 1986 in Bouaké, Côte d'Ivoire, Roméo Mivekannin is a multidisciplinary artist who pushes the boundaries of painting, sculpture, and installation. His diverse background includes training as a cabinetmaker, studying Art History and Architecture, and writing a novel. Informed by his academic knowledge and his family's experience with colonization, he (re)creates compositions that challenge European iconography. He takes classical paintings and photographs and substitutes the subjects’ faces with self-portraits. Mivekannin incorporates archival material to expose the colonial gaze on those underrepresented or unspoken (non-dits), basing his work on the “memory of history,” both literally and figuratively. His canvases, like palimpsests, bear various layers of content beyond the visual, as he uses old bedsheets soaked in elixir baths following voodoo practices, a spiritual belief born in the Kingdom of Dahomey.

Roméo Mivekannin lives and works between Toulouse, France and Cotonou, Benin.

photo: Elliott Verdier for The New York Times

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Die Galerie Barbara Thumm freut sich, die Vertretung des Künstlers Roméo Mivekannin bekannt zu geben.

Roméo Mivekannin präsentiert seine erste Einzelausstellung mit dem Titel Human in Motion im Projektraum ab 7. Juni 2024. Eine große Einzelausstellung im Hauptraum der Galerie folgt im Frühling 2025.

Der 1986 in Bouaké, Elfenbeinküste, geborene Roméo Mivekannin ist ein multidisziplinärer Künstler, der die Grenzen von Malerei, Skulptur und Installation auslotet. Zu seinem vielseitigen Hintergrund gehören eine Ausbildung zum Kunsttischler, ein Studium der Kunstgeschichte und Architektur sowie das Schreiben eines Romans. Auf der Grundlage seines akademischen Wissens und der Erfahrungen seiner Familie mit der Kolonialisierung schafft er (neue) Kompositionen, die die europäische Ikonografie herausfordern. Er nimmt klassische Gemälde und Fotografien und ersetzt die Gesichter der Dargestellten durch Selbstporträts. Mivekannin bezieht Archivmaterial ein, um den kolonialen Blick auf die Unterrepräsentierten oder Unausgesprochenen (non-dits) zu entlarven, wobei er sich auf das „Gedächtnis der Geschichte“ stützt, sowohl im wörtlichen als auch im übertragenen Sinne. Seine Leinwände tragen wie Palimpseste verschiedene inhaltliche Schichten, die über das Visuelle hinausgehen, da er alte Bettlaken verwendet, die in Elixierbädern nach Voodoo-Praktiken getränkt wurden, einem spirituellen Glauben, der im Königreich Dahomey entstand.

Roméo Mivekannin lebt und arbeitet zwischen Toulouse, Frankreich und Cotonou, Benin.

photo: Elliott Verdier für The New York Times

Timothy Taylor to represent Paul Anthony Smith in London

May 16, 2024

Timothy Taylor announces the representation of Paul Anthony Smith in London. The gallery will present an exhibition of new work by the artist at Frieze London this October. Smith will continue to be represented by Jack Shainman Gallery in New York.

Smith has garnered acclaim for his radical engagement with painting and photography in works that explore his own history as well as aspects of identity in the Caribbean. The Jamaica-born, New York-based artist documents candid scenes of friends, family, and community in New York and during travels to London and the Caribbean, reflecting on routes of migration, travel, and cultural memory. Across his work, Smith refers to borders, fences, barriers, and masks, alluding to the ways in which such forms variably serve to conceal, obfuscate, foreclose, and protect. As critic Seph Rodney observes, Smith belongs to a generation of artists who “carefully calibrate how and under what conditions [the black body] is seen”.

photo: Andre D. Wagner

Pierre Knop joins Pilar Corrias

May 14, 2024

Pilar Corrias announces the representation of Pierre Knop.

From cosy interiors to magnificent landscapes, Pierre Knop is a maker of vibrant tableaux. The artist begins each painting with an image from his personal archive, whether a personal photo or a scrap of art history, transmuting these small pictures into grander vistas. Knop’s process allows him to work on several canvases at once, resulting in groups of paintings that share palettes and atmospheres.

Referencing a diverse range of artists, from Nicolas Poussin or Caspar David Friedrich to Pierre Bonnard, as well as contemporary photography, Knop extends the tradition of European landscape painting. While figures small or large often populate his paintings, architecture is also a key motif in his work, from residences with vast alpine views to cabins or hotels dwarfed by a backdrop of mountains. Often infused with a sly wit and a sense of menace, his paintings are embedded with fragments of unresolved narratives, with hints that something might soon go awry. A tree takes on its own abstract form, a tsunami rises out of nowhere to engulf some bystanders, a puff of smoke rises into the sky as a gigantic arabesque.

“Moving between art history and our everyday lives, the comic and the melancholy, transcendence and stillness, Pierre’s paintings offer an intoxicating vision of the world. I look forward to exhibiting his beautiful paintings in London, with his first solo exhibition with the gallery in Spring 2025.” - Pilar Corrias

photo: Nadine Schwickhart. Courtesy the artist and Pilar Corrias, London

the new GalleriesNow map!

May 4, 2024

We are delighted to have published the new NYC Gallery Map in association with Frieze.

The maps are available at the Fair and at galleries across the city and there is an online version of the map here.

Check the Maps page for details of our other upcoming maps.

Lévy Gorvy Dayan announces representation of Alison Watt

May 3, 2024

Widely considered one of the leading painters working in the UK, Alison Watt won the National Portrait Gallery’s annual Portrait Award in 1987 while still a student at the Glasgow School of Art. She became known for figurative paintings, often portraying female nudes, before beginning in the late 1990s to focus on depictions of fabric, which had previously acted as supports or backdrops for her compositions.

Rather than eliminate the figure, her paintings evoke the human presence through its absence.

Watt’s work is rooted in an engagement with the past, particularly the attributes of historical European painting and sculpture. Although the human figure is no longer explicit in her work it is often implied. More recently, her painting has focused on the relationships between the genres of still life and portraiture, exploring narratives around everyday objects.

Watt’s first solo exhibition with the gallery, Breathing In, opens on May 9 at the East 64th Street space.

Photo: John McKenzie

lbf contemporary announces representation of Tianyue Zhong

lfb contemporary, London has announced the representation of Los-Angeles based painter Tianyue Zhong.

Zhong is currently part of the group exhibition Phantasmagoria and her debut solo exhibition in the UK will be at the gallery in 2025.

Tianyue Zhong was born in Chengdu, China, and lives and works between China and the US. She creates paintings and drawings that illustrate the uncontrollable nature of life. After learning lithography, making artist books, and doing classical figure drawings, Tianyue started combining these techniques into her paintings. With a repetitive cycle of wiping, diluting, drawing, and layering, Zhong compares certain moments preserved in memories or photographs with her own stark feelings in the present.

Lévy Gorvy Dayan announces representation of N. Dash

May 2, 2024

Lévy Gorvy Dayan announces representation of the New York-based artist N. Dash, whose debut exhibition inaugurates the gallery’s new London space in Mayfair.

Featuring a new series of multi-panel paintings, this exhibition is also Dash’s first solo exhibition in London.

Born in 1980 in Miami, Dash's artistic practice spans various media, including painting, sculpture, and photography. The artist received a BA from New York University in 2003 and an MFA from Columbia University, New York, in 2010. Dash’s work often explores concepts related to materiality, process, and the relationship between the human body and the natural environment.

Dash’s work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at SITE Santa Fe, New Mexico (2023–24); Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (SMAK), Ghent (2022); Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara, California (2019–20); Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut (2019); Fondazione Giuliani, Rome (2017); and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2014).

The artist's work is held in notable international collections at institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; and Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (SMAK), Ghent, among others.

Lévy Gorvy Dayan's new London gallery opened in April 2024 at 35 Dover Street, the historic home of the Empress Club - one of the first women-only members’ clubs in the capital.

Pierre Huyghe awarded Grand Prix de la Fondation Simone et Cino Del Duca 2024

May 1, 2024

Marian Goodman Gallery has announced that Pierre Huyghe has been awarded the artistic Grand Prix, from the Fondation Simone et Cino Del Duca, on the recommendation of the Académie des Beaux-Arts.

The accolade celebrates Huyghe’s life and career as an internationally acclaimed artist, and will be awarded at the Institut de France during an official ceremony on 19 June 2024.

Modern Art now represents Joseph Yaeger

April 23, 2024

When sourcing a visual reference for a new painting, Joseph Yaeger seeks the concurrent sensation of attraction and disturbance, looking for an image that might be simultaneously jarring and enticing, with the artist driven by the subjective sensation that Roland Barthes memorably described as ​‘the punctum’ of an image. Although initially intuitive, once certain themes or patterns begin to emerge in his selection, he will then cull and hone images more deliberately. In terms of process, Yaeger applies watercolour on thickly gessoed canvas or linen, centring the materiality of the pockmarked and undulating gesso in addition to the vicissitudes of the watercolour pigment. His compositions range and vary, from charged encounters between unknown protagonists in elusive environments, to more prosaic representations of animals and commonplace objects.

Attracted to pushing the boundaries of legibility, his compositions are typically cropped, both revealing and curtailing the viewer’s encounter with the scene, fostering an atmosphere of emotional and spatial ambiguity. While Yaeger’s writing practice evokes these phantasmatic spaces, with his illusory characters often made flesh, his painting attempts to grasp what language cannot convey. He has remarked how the action of painting exists outside of his own self, seeing his body as a conduit for the translation of an image: ​“The translation into paint I think of as a kind of projection – using my body as a projector, more specifically. I don’t sketch, nor do I use a projector, and I paint on the floor. The image, when everything is clicking, seems to emerge as if by magic out of the pooled paint. It’s genuinely quite mysterious to me – there is very little, if any, conscious or linguistic thought occurring in the act of painting.”

Joseph Yaeger b. 1986 Helena, Montana. Lives and works in London. Selected solo exhibitions include: Time Weft, The Perimeter, London, 2023; Just a Second, Antenna Space, Shanghai, 2022; Doublespeak, Project Native Informant, London, 2021; Power Ballads, vo Curations, London, 2020. Selected group shows include: Present Tense, Hauser & Wirth Somerset, Bruton, 2024; Accordion Fields, Lisson Gallery, London, 2024; Yuen-Yeung, k11, Shanghai, 2023; Sweet Days of Discipline, Hannah Hoffman Gallery, Los Angeles, 2022; A Mimetic Theory of Desire, David Lewis, New York, 2022; My Reflection of You, The Perimeter, London, 2022; after image, Mamoth, London, 2020.

artwork: Old long since, 2022

Ella Walker joins Pilar Corrias

April 3, 2024

Pilar Corrias announces representation of the London-based artist Ella Walker.

Using both traditional and contemporary painting techniques and materials, Walker works from a myriad of source imagery – iconography, medieval manuscripts, and classical sculpture to modern ballet, fashion and the cinema of Fellini and Pasolini – unifying historic and contemporary figures and narratives within a single picture plane.

Walker applies light washes of acrylic dispersion, pigment, chalk and marble dust, with selective intensity to an absorbent and textured ground. Employing the spatial logics of fresco and its shallow depth of field, Walker builds her tableaux, placing her painted subjects within stage-like scenes that defy easy delineation between ecstasy, eroticism and suffering.

“Ella Walker is a brilliant artist, whose unique style and painting technique is captivating. Her paintings, layered with a complexity of themes and historical references, operate within the interstices of historic and contemporary visual cultures, creating a new painterly language in between. I am thrilled to be working with Ella on an international level and promoting her extraordinary practice alongside New York gallery Casey Kaplan.” – Pilar Corrias

Walker will have her first exhibition with the gallery later this year.

photo: Jooney Woodward

Dr Nicholas Cullinan appointed as new Director of the British Museum

March 28, 2024

Dr Nicholas Cullinan OBE has been appointed as the new Director of the British Museum, following the unanimous approval of the Board of Trustees and the agreement of the Prime Minister.

Nicholas is one of the UK’s most admired and experienced museum directors, having successfully run the National Portrait Gallery since April 2015. During his time at the National Portrait Gallery Nicholas led the most significant transformation in the Gallery’s history, with a complete re-presentation of the Collection and major redevelopment of the building increasing public space by a fifth. Before that he worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and Tate Modern in London as a curator, bringing an international perspective to his approach.

Nicholas takes over from Interim Director Sir Mark Jones and will take up his role in the summer.

photo: Zoë Law

Richard Serra, 1938 – 2024

March 27, 2024

The death has been announced of Richard Serra at his home in New York. The American artist, perhaps best known for his monumental abstract sculptures, died of pneumonia at the age of 85.

Serra’s massive arcing sheets of oxidised steel - often weighing thousands of tonnes - became his hallmark and are installed in museums and public spaces throughout the world. Even his drawings - also integral throughout his work - were massive, daunting, and “heavy”.

Carmen Jimenez, who organised an exhibition of major Serra works in 2005 at The Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, described the artist as “beyond doubt the most important living sculptor”.

Richard Serra: Six Large Drawings opens on Tuesday, April 9 at David Zwirner in London

Richard Serra: Casablanca runs until Tuesday, April 30 at Galerie Lelong & Co. in Paris

photo: Richard Serra: Transmitter @ Gagosian, Paris, Sep 2021 - Dec 2022 © 2021 Richard Serra/ARS, New York, Thomas Lannes

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