Gallery News

Turi Simeti, one of the most important representatives of Italy’s ZERO movement, has died at 91

March 17, 2021

Associated with Burri and Fontana at the beginning of his career, Turi Simeti (b. 1929 Alcamo, Italy) developed his own unique research and practice, with exhibitions at Galerie M Bochum, Germany, the Bettina Gallery, Switzerland and, notably in 1965, Lucio Fontana’s Studio alongside the ZERO avant-garde group including Manzoni, Castellani, and Bonalumi.

Simeti’s practice developed from the flat collages of the late 50s and early 60s, to the spatial complexity of his successive works up until the present day. Whilst it may seem mathematically sequential, his art is evocative of notations of a musical composition, his distinctive extroflexed canvases offering a delicate breech of the traditional boundaries of visual art asking light itself to be the agent of meaning.

Yancey Richardson hosts a conversation between David Alekhuogie and Drew Sawyer

March 15, 2021

In conjunction with the exhibition Naïveté, on view at the gallery until April 10, 2021, David Alekhuogie will be in conversation with Drew Sawyer, Phillip Leonian and Edith Rosenbaum Leonian Curator, Photography at the Brooklyn Museum, to discuss Alekhuogie’s practice and the works in the exhibition. Join the gallery on Wednesday 17 March at 6.30pm EST via Zoom.

For Naïveté, Alekhuogie has made photographs using African sculpture and textiles to examine ideas of authorship, the relationship between photography and textiles as mediums of storytelling, and the route through which much of the African diaspora learn about their cultural heritage. Central to the show is the series “A Reprise” which proposes a revision of Perfect Documents, the exhibition catalogue of Walker Evans’s photographs of African sculptures commissioned by MoMA in conjunction with their 1935 exhibition African Negro Art. In the project gallery, a selection of works from To Live and Die in LA, Alekhuogie’s 2018 series which considers the landscape as a vehicle for personal and political identity, is on view.

Whitechapel Gallery celebrates its 120th anniversary

March 12, 2021

To commemorate the occasion, the Gallery is launching a twelve-month interactive campaign online, sharing rarely-seen material from its historic archives and inviting those with memories about the Gallery to get in touch.

For over a century the Whitechapel Gallery has premiered world-class artists from modern masters such as Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Frida Kahlo and Hannah Höch to contemporaries such as Zarina Bhimji, Sophie Calle, William Kentridge, Eduardo Paolozzi and Michael Rakowitz. Its historic campus houses exhibitions, artist commissions, collection displays, historic archives, education resources, inspiring art courses, talks and film screenings, the Townsend dining room and the Koenig Bookshop.

Perle Fine and Khaleb Brooks are now represented by Gazelli Art House

March 11, 2021

Perle Fine’s fifty-year career was led by her aesthetic confidence which enabled her to step beyond the mainstream and establish herself among male counterparts, despite the macho 1940s New York art scene. Fine socialised with key members of the New York School and European painters including Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, and Ad Reinhardt to Piet Mondrian. Gazelli Art House is the first to represent the artist in the UK.

Khaleb Brooks is an interdisciplinary artist, researcher and writer exploring blackness, transness and collective memory. Meshing the black queer figure with surreal environments in paintings, using printmaking to question the politics of desire and entering transcendental states in performance they force their audience to confront the literal and social death of black people globally.⁠ Over the last year Khaleb has been an artist in residence at the Tate Modern, where they used the museum’s collection to lead weekly workshops and create work around the Trans Atlantic slave trade.⁠

Cindy Sherman joins Hauser & Wirth

March 10, 2021

Widely recognized as one of the most important and influential American artists of her generation, Cindy Sherman has since the late 1970s made powerful images of an ever evolving panoply of adopted personae in order to explore key issues of identity and its construction, and to question assumptions about artistic representation.

Born in 1954 in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, Cindy Sherman lives and works in New York NY. Coming to prominence in the late 1970s with the Pictures Generation group alongside artists such as Sherrie Levine, Richard Prince and Louise Lawler, Sherman studied art at Buffalo State College in 1972 where she turned her attention to photography. In 1977, shortly after moving to New York, Sherman began her critically acclaimed Untitled Film Stills. A suite of 69 black and white portraits, Untitled Film Stills sees Sherman impersonate a myriad of stereotypical female characters and caricatures inspired by Hollywood pictures, film noir, and B movies.

Sherman is joining the Hauser & Wirth roster following the announcement that her longtime representative Metro Pictures is planning to close toward the end of 2021, after 40 years of operation.

Image: Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still #21, 1978 © Cindy Sherman

GalleriesNow x Hostler Burrows for Collect 2021

March 9, 2021

Join Juliet Burrows, director of Hostler Burrows, on Thursday 11 March at 6pm GMT for a tour of her New York gallery, followed by a talk about the work on show. Interior designer Natalie Tredgett will join to discuss the use of colour in the work, with Patrick Fetherstonhaugh, director of GalleriesNow, chairing the discussion.

Hostler Burrows was founded in NY in 1998 by Juliet Burrows and Kim Hostler. Initially dedicated to historical Nordic design and studio arts, the gallery has evolved its programme to integrate a full roster of contemporary artists, both established and emerging. While international in scope, the gallery’s primary focus remains in Scandinavia and rooted in the tradition of studio ceramics, particularly work by female artists.

This event is part of the Collect Art Fair VIP programme. We have arranged access for GalleriesNow subscribers to this private event, on Thursday 11 March at 6pm GMT please use the Zoom Event Link with Meeting ID 868 5116 4086 and Passcode 924527.

Lullin + Ferrari inaugurates newly extended space in Zürich

The extended space at Limmatstrasse 214 will open on 11 March with a group exhibition entitled Spring in Your Step, featuring artists from the gallery’s programme: Michael Bauch, Benedikte Bjerre, Anne-Lise Coste, Slawomir Elsner, Klodin Erb, Franziska Furter, Pierre Haubensak, Clare Goodwin, Mamiko Otsubo, Sebastian Utzni and wiedemann/mettler.

Lullin + Ferrari was founded in 2008 by Corrado Ferrari and Etienne Lullin as a gallery dedicated to contemporary art with a strong network of artists, collectors, museums and other gallerists.

Galerie Barbara Thumm announces the global representation of the estate of Teresa Burga

Teresa Burga (Iquitos, 1935 - Lima, 2021) is an internationally acclaimed artist of feminist and conceptual art. As a co-founder of the Arte Nuevo group (1966-1967), Burga strategically used pop aesthetics to introduce a visual repertoire that questioned the predominant male canon.
In the 1970s, Burga’s work was as experimental as it was radical. Combining passion with scientific rigor, she devoted herself to exploring dematerialized art in dialogue with technology, communication and time. The multimedia oeuvre includes paintings, conceptually conceived, extensive drawing series, large-scale environments, technical media such as slide or video installations, and even cybernetic installations.

The gallery is planning a comprehensive tribute exhibition with an accompanying publication for the spring of 2021.

“Based on my long standing relationship with Teresa Burga of almost a decade, I am very honored to continue to secure her great legacy as a radical woman artist.”
–Barbara Thumm

Lisson Gallery now represents American artist and filmmaker Garrett Bradley

March 8, 2021

Born in 1986, Garrett Bradley works across narrative, documentary and experimental modes of filmmaking to address themes such as race, class, familial relationships, social justice and cultural histories in the United States. Adopting archival material alongside newly shot footage, Bradley’s films exist simultaneously in the past, present and future, not only disrupting our perception of time, but also breaking down our preconceived ideas about objectivity, perspective and truth-telling. These narratives unfold naturally in both feature-length and short form, rather than being forced into a singular definition or perspective, and consequently reveal the characters’ multifaceted individual and collective stories. What unites all of her works – whether in documentary mode or in a gallery context – is a pervasive, all-seeing dream-like state, featuring any number of temporally fugitive, criss-crossing timelines, as well as imagery that is both uplifting and celebratory of Black bodies and minds.

Lisson Gallery is the exclusive worldwide representative of the artist.

Kader Attia announced as Curator of 2022 Berlin Biennale

March 6, 2021

The French-Algerian artist has been appointed by an international selection committee including artist Yael Bartana, Director of KW Institute for Contemporary Art Krist Gruijthuijsen, and the 2017 Berlin Biennale curator Gabi Ngcobo, among others, to curate the 12th Berlin Biennale, scheduled to open in 2022.

Kader Attia (b. 1970, France), grew up in Paris and in Algeria. Preceding his studies at the École Supérieure des Arts Appliqués Duperré and the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, and at Escola Massana, Centre d’Art i Disseny in Barcelona, he spent several years in Congo and in South America. The experience with these different cultures, the histories of which over centuries have been characterised by rich trading traditions, colonialism and multi-ethnic societies, has fostered Kader Attia’s intercultural and interdisciplinary approach of research. For many years, he has been exploring the perspective that societies have on their history, especially as regards experiences of deprivation and suppression, violence and loss, and how this affects the evolving of nations and individuals — each of them being connected to collective memory.

Claire Falkenstein masterpiece inspires luxury silk fabric from Venetian textile firm Rubelli

March 5, 2021

Michael Rosenfeld Gallery celebrates a unique collaboration between textile firm Rubelli and the Estate of Claire Falkenstein (1908-1997), represented by the gallery. This week, Rubelli, a Venetian textile firm, is releasing Beyond, a new luxury silk lampas inspired by Claire Falkenstein’s masterpiece Entrance Gates to the Palazzo (1961) at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. In 1960, Falkenstein was commissioned by art patron and collector Peggy Guggenheim to design and execute the entrance gates to her residence. The iconic and historically significant gates have welcomed museum visitors for decades at the entrance to the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, now the site of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. With their magnificent jewel-like clusters of Murano glass fused to iron webbing, the gates exemplify Falkenstein’s signature style and reflect the craft of glass, long associated with the city of Venice. The gates embody on a large scale Falkenstein’s concept of the “never-ending screen,” a sculptural approach inspired by infinity and the potential of endless expansion that she developed and deployed throughout her career. Falkenstein intended the work to convey an open flow with movement, stating, “[...] If I can reach through and touch the other side, if I may look through and focus beyond, my feeling verifies the idea that motion is space”. The gates remain Falkenstein’s most famous commission.

Whitechapel Gallery announces new dates for the upcoming Eileen Agar retrospective

March 4, 2021

Eileen Agar: Angel of Anarchy, a major survey of the work of Eileen Agar (1899-1991), will open at the Whitechapel Gallery in London on 19 May and run until 29 August 2021. The exhibition is the largest of Agar’s work to date and celebrates the crucial role that Agar played within the development of European twentieth century culture. It features over 100 paintings, collages, photographs, assemblages and archive material, much of which has been rarely exhibited. Throughout her nearly 70-year career, Agar synthesised elements of two of the twentieth century’s most significant artistic tendencies: Cubism and Surrealism. The exhibition explores how these early inspirations rapidly developed into her very personal style that offered a moving commentary on society over a period of tremendous social change. Fascinated by classical art, ancient mythologies, the natural world and sexual pleasure, Agar mined these subjects and her own biography for the forms and content that filled her works.

Jane Lombard Gallery hosts a Zoom exhibition walkthrough of Kristin McIver’s Impressions

March 3, 2021

Currently on view at the gallery through April 3, 2021, Kristin McIver’s Impressions examines post-truth, data, and mis-information in the face of climate change through a series of mixed media and video sculptures. Join the gallery for a virtual walkthrough on March 10, 2021 at 5pm EST.

Kristin McIver received her Master of Fine Arts from the University of Melbourne in 2014. Her multi-disciplinary conceptual practice includes sculpture, painting, sound and installation. Utilizing devices such as language, light, mixed media and new media, the work focus on the element of water as rising sea levels is a significant climatic effect of global warming on the Eastern Seaboard. McIver uses water as a narrative device exploring different aspects of it in her videos, sculptures, and installation works. In tandem, by embedding the moving images with environmental data statistics, she addresses the manipulation of the public’s perception on climate change in a digital society by way of misinformation.

Bill Viola’s The Journey of the Soul opens at the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow

March 2, 2021

Part of the ongoing "Pushkin XXI" project, which focuses on bringing together classical tradition and contemporary practice to offer a new way of engaging with art, Bill Viola. The Journey of the Soul is the first solo presentation of the artist‘s work in Russia, and the first large-scale exhibition of media art at the Pushkin Museum. Since the early 1970s, Viola has used video to explore the phenomena of sense perception as an avenue to self-knowledge. His works focus on universal human experiences—birth, death, the unfolding of consciousness—and have roots in both Eastern and Western art as well as spiritual traditions, including Zen Buddhism, Islamic Sufism, and Christian mysticism. He has been instrumental in the establishment of video as a vital form of contemporary art, and in so doing has helped to expand its scope in terms of technology, content, and historical reach. Bill Viola. The Journey of the Soul is on view from March 2 to May 30, 2021.

Anish Kapoor to become the first British artist to be celebrated with a major solo exhibition at the Gallerie dell’Accademia in Venice

March 1, 2021

Curated by art historian Taco Dibbits, General Director of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, and presented during the Venice International Art Biennale in 2022, the exhibition will be a comprehensive retrospective focusing on key moments in Anish Kapoor’s career, exploring the development of his unique visual language. For the first time, ground-breaking new works, created using carbon nanotechnology, will be shown. These new works further develop the language of Kapoor’s seminal sculptures, which explore the condition of what he has termed the ‘non-object’ - works that investigate the liminal space occupied by an object, between physical presence and immateriality, something that is present but absent, empty yet full. The project is part of the Accademia’s long-term programming focused on contemporary art and will be on view from April 20 until October 9, 2022.

Following extensive exhibitions dedicated to Philip Guston in 2017 and to Georg Baselitz in 2019, Kapoor will be the first British artist to hold an exhibition at the historic museum. When it was founded around two centuries ago, animated by the extraordinary cultural dynamism of Leopoldo Cicognara and Antonio Canova, the Gallerie aimed to enhance the artistic production of the time alongside the ancient masterpieces in its collection.

Honor Titus joins Timothy Taylor

February 26, 2021

A self-taught painter, the Los Angeles-based artist Honor Titus (b. 1989, Brooklyn, NY) is known for works that are simultaneously journalistic and utopic, depicting public and private rituals of intimacy and leisure. Infused with a sense of wistful romance, the paintings often contain references to a shared yet hard-to-place past: a woman in tennis whites, a classic car painted red, a man with a bouquet of flowers in a suit and fedora.

Titus’s exhibition For Heaven’s Sake is on view at Timothy Taylor, New York through March 27. Works from the sold-out exhibition have been placed in significant public and private collections including the Beth Rudin De Woody Collection, New York, and the Longlati Foundation, Shanghai. Timothy Taylor will present a solo booth of Titus’s paintings at Frieze London in October.

Hollis Taggart now represents Tim Kent

February 24, 2021

Born in 1975, Tim Kent, a first-generation Canadian American artist from Turkish and English parentage, joins the gallery’s growing contemporary program. Kent’s work examines the dynamics of power as experienced through architecture and the formal vocabulary of art. His own paintings, which embrace both soft painterly gestures and crisp graphic lines, often depict architectural spaces and landscapes disrupted by the incorporation of grids or other geometries as well as figures in motion. The artist will be featured in a group show at the gallery’s location in Southport, Connecticut later this year and will be the subject of a solo exhibition at Hollis Taggart’s Chelsea flagship in March 2022.

Lisson Gallery celebrates the centenary of the birth of John Latham

February 23, 2021

John Latham, one of the most enigmatic and influential artists of his generation, best remembered for his painted and sculptural works, was born 100 years ago on 23 February 1921 in Livingstone, Rhodesia (now Zambia). Lisson is celebrating the anniversary with a fortnight of screenings featuring a trio of Latham's films, starting today (23 February) with 'Talk Mr Bard' (1961) – a proto-psychedelic, stop-frame collage of feverish audio and video fragments that reflects Latham's alternately painterly and linguistic expressions of singular moments in time.

 

The Met’s Facade Commission to feature new work by Carol Bove

Four new sculptures created by American artist Carol Bove for The Met Fifth Avenue’s facade niches will be on view from 1 March, 2021. The Facade Commission: Carol Bove: The séances aren't helping is the second commission to be featured on the facade of The Met. Originally scheduled to go on view in September 2020, the commission was delayed due to the global pandemic. The séances aren't helping will be on view through the fall of 2021.

Born in 1971 in Geneva, Carol Bove was raised in Berkeley, California, and studied at New York University. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn. Known for works that incorporate found and constructed elements with a unique formal, technical, and conceptual inventiveness, Bove consistently challenges and expands the possibilities of formal abstraction. For The Met commission, Bove will offer a striking series of commanding nonrepresentational forms that resonate with modernist styles such as Art Deco and abstraction.

Hauser & Wirth Menorca set to open in July with Mark Bradford exhibition

February 19, 2021

Located in the port of Mahon in Menorca, the gallery‘s new art center on Isla del Rey will open on 17 July 2021. An exhibition by Mark Bradford will inaugurate Hauser & Wirth Menorca, featuring a dynamic suite of new paintings and sculptures. The art center will also feature an outdoor sculpture trail with works by Louise Bourgeois, Eduardo Chillida, Franz West and others, in dialogue with Isla del Rey’s wildlife and the garden designed by influential landscape designer Piet Oudolf.

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