Gallery News

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.

Lehmann Maupin announces the representation of Los Angeles-based artist Calida Rawles

February 18, 2021

Rawles has gained widespread recognition for paintings that merge hyper-realism with poetic abstraction. Situating her subjects in dynamic spaces, her recent work employs water as a vital, organic, multifaceted material, and historically charged space. Ranging from buoyant and ebullient to submerged and mysterious, Black bodies float in exquisitely rendered submarine landscapes of bubbles, ripples, refracted light, and expanses of blue. Rawles will have her first solo exhibition in New York at Lehmann Maupin in September 2021, and will debut a permanent installation in fall 2021 at the new Hollywood Park/SoFi Stadium campus in Inglewood, California.

Version 3 of ArtPassport out now

February 17, 2021

The latest version of our ArtPassport App is out now - with a re-vamped design and new features including art world Newsfeed and Bookshop, as well as our exhibitions from around the world, NearMe and VRs. And you can also save your favourite exhibitions.

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South London Gallery unveils Lawrence Weiner’s 1999 work on the Fire Station annexe

February 16, 2021

AT A DISTANCE TO THE FOREGROUND, 1999, has been acquired for the South London Gallery’s permanent collection, and its installation on the Fire Station follows that of another work by Weiner, ALL IN DUE COURSE, that was temporarily shown on the façade in 2014 as part of his solo exhibition of the same name. Lawrence Weiner is one of the most important artists of his generation, known since the 1960s for his engaging and influential work presenting art as a language form. He does not identify himself as a conceptualist but rather as a sculptor whose medium is “language + the materials referred to”. The idea of acquiring the work for the SLG came about before lockdown and social distancing had even been considered in the UK, so the contemporary resonance of the work is both coincidental and poignant.  

Teresa Burga, one of the most important conceptual artists in Latin America, has died at 85

Born in Iquitos, Peru, in 1935, Burga initially studied architecture, before transitioning into art. After graduating in the 1960s, she became a part of Peru’s avant-garde art scene, co-founding of the Arte Nuevo group, which used styles derived from Pop, Happenings, and Op art. During her five decade career, Burga produced paintings, drawings, sculptures, conceptual projects and multimedia installations, questioning the role of women in Peru’s changing society, and pushing the boundaries of what art could be. Teresa Burga’s work was rescued from obscurity when, aged 75, she had her first major survey at Lima’s Instituto Cultural Peruano Norteamericano in 2010. International acclaim followed soon after, with a young generation of curators setting out to situate her career in a more global art world. The artist was first presented to an international audience at the 2011 edition of the Istanbul Biennial, followed by the 56th Venice Biennale in 2015, and the travelling exhibition Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985 2017 – 2018 (Hammer Museum Los Angeles, Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, Pinacoteca de São Paulo, São Paulo).

Skarstedt announces KAWS: WHAT PARTY, an upcoming exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum

February 12, 2021

For twenty-five years, KAWS has bridged the worlds of art, popular culture, and commerce. Adapting the rules of cultural production and consumption in the twenty-first century, his practice both critiques and participates in consumer culture. KAWS: WHAT PARTY is a sweeping survey featuring more than one hundred broad-ranging works, such as rarely seen graffiti drawings and notebooks, paintings and sculptures, smaller collectibles, furniture, and monumental installations of his popular COMPANION figures. It also features new pieces made uniquely for the exhibition along with his early-career altered advertisements.

Robilant+Voena now represents painter Stephen Appleby-Barr in London, Paris, and Milan

February 10, 2021

Appleby-Barr’s paintings juxtapose fantastical and everyday objects, conjuring a dreamlike world which verges on the uncanny. Drawn to the intricate symbolism and aesthetics of old master painting, his masterly use of oil paint creates deeply atmospheric works which transport the viewer into his otherworldly universe. The Canada-born, London-based painter is the first emerging artist to be represented by the gallery. His first solo exhibition at Robilant+Voena will open in London in March 2021.

Bonhams to present Picassomania, a new auction showcasing the diversity of Pablo Picasso’s oeuvre

February 8, 2021

Pablo Picasso is the most celebrated artist of the 20th Century and though he is most famous for his paintings, he was a versatile artist who experimented with every possible medium, from traditional painting and printmaking techniques, through to pottery and jewellery. Offering a curated selection of significant artworks and objects Picassomania will take place in London at the Bonhams flagship New Bond Street saleroom on 23 March, 2021.

Sélavy by Di Donna announces Palm Beach residency at Sotheby’s gallery at The Royal Poinciana Plaza

The collaboration will bring together the legacy of the historic auction house and the ethos of Sélavy by Di Donna, an online salon of art and design with a storefront vitrine in Southampton, founded last year by Christina Floyd Di Donna and Emmanuel Di Donna. The Sélavy at Sotheby’s Palm Beach salon will be available to explore and purchase online and in person at Sotheby’s gallery at The Royal Poinciana Plaza from 13 February to 5 March, 2021.

Ai Weiwei in conversation for Hawai’i Contemporary Art Summit

February 5, 2021

The inaugural Hawai’i Contemporary Art Summit will take place from 10-13 February 2021, bringing together renowned keynote speakers, artists, curators, and thinkers from Hawai‘i and around the world for educational programming focused on art and ideas, as a thematic precursor to the Hawai‘i Triennial 2022 (HT22). On Wednesday 10 February at 10am HST/3pm EST, Ai Weiwei will discuss his art and activism in the Summit’s first Keynote Conversation with HT22’s curatorial director, Melissa Chiu. This multi-series, virtual Summit will premiere online and will be available for free to registered viewers for on-demand viewing.

Maureen Paley announces representation of Hannah Collins

February 4, 2021

Hannah Collins’ large format black-and-white photographs brought her to prominence during the 1980s and she was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1993. Her work draws attention to historical and social frameworks, addressing this through a wide range of subjects and geographical locations with images of interiors, exteriors, interactions and specific objects. Examples of her work are held in many collections including the Dallas Art Museum (USA), MACBA (Spain), Pompidou Centre (France), Reina Sofia Museum (Spain), Sprengel Museum (Germany), Tate (UK), and Walker Art, Center (USA) amongst others. The gallery builds upon an early connection with the artist having first shown her work in an exhibition Evidence in the Streets – War Damage Volumes in 1984.

Sterling Ruby debuts his first haute couture collection

February 3, 2021

Created at the invitation of the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode in Paris, the collection, entitled APPARITIONS, explores the intersection of fashion, art, craft and culture, and expands the idea of the artist’s studio as atelier. The collection was launched as part of Haute Couture Week Spring/Summer 2021 (25 - 28 January, 2021), with the show featuring figures walking like specters in a post-apocalyptic landscape imagined from footage filmed by Ruby in an empty paintball park in Southern California.

Hedda Schattanik and Roman Szczesny join Sies + Höke

February 2, 2021

Hedda Schattanik (b. 1992 in Westerstede) and Roman Szczesny (b. 1987 in Bensberg) interweave cinematographic elements with surreal animation, literature, drama, sculpture, photography and drawing in video installations. Both artists graduated from the Düsseldorfer Kunstakademie and have been working together since 2014. Their main artistic practice expands the traditional boundaries of art-making, while reflecting the perceptions, preconceptions and contradictions which characterize our existence in the world. The artists‘ first solo exhibition at Sies + Höke, loom, is on view from the outside of the gallery‘s main window until 27 February 2021.

Simon Lee Gallery announces representation of Erin Shirreff

February 1, 2021

With her multimedia practice that includes photography, sculpture and video, Erin Shirreff (b. 1975, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada) raises questions about the experience of three-dimensional sculptural form in an age of digital dissemination, inviting her audience to decelerate observation. Shirreff’s interest in the relationship between an object and its representation explores fine art photography as part of a wider culture of images, which exposes the slippage between an understanding of an object in real space and its mediation in two dimensions. The gallery will present its first exhibition of Shirreff’s work in London in 2022.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York receives a gift of Georg Baselitz paintings

January 28, 2021

The museum announced today that the German artist Georg Baselitz and his wife, Elke, have gifted six landmark paintings by the artist to The Metropolitan Museum of Art in honor of its 150th anniversary in 2020. The portraits, made in 1969, are among the first that Baselitz created using the radical strategy of inversion, in which the pictorial motif is literally turned upside down, enabling the artist to focus on painting's possibilities, rather than the image of the sitter in direct relationship to the viewer. The six paintings will remain on view in Georg Baselitz: Pivotal Turn in The Met's Robert Lehman Wing through 18 July, 2021.

Independent announces new dates and a new venue for 2021

Scheduled to take place from 9 to 12 September, this year’s Independent art fair will feature approximately 40 leading international galleries, each invited to present specially commissioned, museum caliber presentations by leading artists that are both relevant and timely to our current moment. The fair will be held at Cipriani South Street in New York City, a landmark building due to fully launch later this year.  The 2021 edition of Independent takes its inspiration from Independent Projects, a special edition of the fair at the former Dia Center for the Arts in 2014, which at the time was praised by The New York Times as a “welcome mutation” to the traditional art fair format.

Gagosian highlights Nathaniel Mary Quinn as part of the gallery’s Artist Spotlight series

January 27, 2021

In his composite portraits derived from sources both personal and found, Nathaniel Mary Quinn probes the relationship between visual memory and perception. Fragments of images taken from online sources, fashion magazines, and family photographs come together to form hybrid faces and figures that are at once Dadaesque and adamantly realist, evoking the intimacy and intensity of a face-to-face encounter. The gallery will unveil a new painting by the artist on Friday 29 January at 6pm EDT.

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