July 23, 2020
Online until 19 September, Positions on Photography examines myriad approaches to the medium both within our gallery program and beyond, and features Doug Aitken, Walead Beshty, Lucas Blalock, Martin Boyce, Shannon Ebner, Hadi Fallahpisheh, Sam Falls, Peter Fischli David Weiss, Wyatt Kahn, Karen Kilimnik, Diane Severin Nguyen, Torbjørn Rødland, Ugo Rondinone, and Steven Shearer. 10% of gross profits from sales of all works will go to Food Bank for New York City, an independent, non-profit organization.
July 21, 2020
Dissimulation is an online exhibition of two ‘deep-fake’ new media works (available to stream until 10 August) that critically interrogate humankind’s relationships with new technologies of power, hierarchies of knowledge and the wider systemic tensions that exist concerning dataism (the ideology related to the primacy of data mining created by the emergence of Big Data), privacy, surveillance capitalism and democracy.
Presented as part of the Spotlight Screenings programme, Dreamachine 1/0 is a newly configured strobing, hallucino-sonic, single-channel online experience based on an existing installation, Dreamachine 2.0 by Haroon Mirza and Siobhan Coen. With the original work due to be on show at the Aberdeen Art Gallery this summer, Mirza and Coen have instead worked to digitally transfer their immersive exploration of the transformative effects of pulsing electronic light and sound waves on viewers in a space, allowing visitors an alternative method to experience the dreamlike state.
July 16, 2020
Featuring a selection of prints and catalogues, 100% of proceeds from the sale will benefit the charity directly. Launched in 1993 in response to the racially-motivated murder of London teenager Stephen Lawrence, Stop Hate UK provides advice and support to individuals and communities affected by hate crimes in the United Kingdom.
July 13, 2020
The gallery has announced that after two decades of exhibitions in Chelsea, it will be moving to a new space in Tribeca. Since the gallery’s opening in Soho (originally as Lombard Freid) in 1995, it has presented a global roster of artists whose work explores a wide range of socio-political issues. The new, two-floor, 3000 sq. ft. gallery will be located at 58 White Street, in Tribeca. Designed by Stuart Basseches Architect, it will open in late October 2020 with an exhibition by Dan Perjovschi.
July 9, 2020
Launched on 9 July, The Long Time Sessions brings together leading thinkers and doers from art, culture, philosophy, science, technology, law, finance and politics to take a longer view. Speakers explore how engaging with the long-term can change the way we act in the short term.
The inaugural event also saw the publication of the Serpentine’s report, Future Art Ecosystems on Art and Advanced Technologies (FAE: AxAT), co-produced with Rival Strategy. On the occasion, FAE collaborators, Ece Tankal and Carmen Aguilar y Wedge of Hyphen-Labs, Marta Ferreira de Sá of Rival Strategy and curator Julia Kaganskiy will discuss strategies for long-termism and the development of artist-led deep time culture, technologies and policies, with Serpentine CTO Ben Vickers.
June 21, 2020
In conjunction with Richard Serra: Drawings at Fergus McCaffrey Tokyo, the gallery presents the third edition of FM Forward, a digital platform for cultivating insightful connections between artists, their pivotal artworks, and the community.
Richard Serra: Drawings marks the artist's first exhibition in Japan in nearly two decades and the fulfilment of the gallery's mission to re-contextualize his work in the country that, in his own words, "defined his way of seeing." To commemorate this occasion, Fergus McCaffrey presents a short film in which Serra describes the profound influence Japanese aesthetics have had upon his practice.
June 20, 2020
On 20 June, the gallery hosted a poetry reading by Jim Dine, live from his studio. The American artist rose to prominence in late-1950’s New York. He played a key role in creating the first “Happenings” and thereafter was closely associated with the Pop Art movement. His diverse body of work defies such easy categorization, however, as it is also understood as seminal to Neo-Dada and Neo-Expressionism. An innovator throughout his long career, Dine is first and foremost known as a visual artist, yet he has accompanied his vast career with an extensive body of poetry that is driven by the same energy that powers his painting and sculptures.
June 18, 2020
Curated by Mamiko Motto, the series features a range of international performers and artists with music at the centre of their practice. Join the Collection on Instagram every other Thursday at 5pm.
June 7, 2020
Artist Focus is a series of short essays which consider (re)discovered visual authors with significant bodies of work, and position them in a context within and beyond mainstream culture. Click here to view the presentation.
June 4, 2020
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May 29, 2020
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May 20, 2020
The latest issue of Continua XXL Online presents Sun Yuan & Peng Yu and their work “Can’t Help Myself” 2016 – 2019, a work first displayed in 2016 at the Guggenheim New York and then in 2019 at the 58th Venice Biennale “May You Live In Interesting Times”. Continua XXL Online is an exclusive presentation of some of the gallery artists’ biggest projects. Featuring previously unseen content from Galleria Continua and artists as well as in depth information and insight into production, Continua XXL Online becomes a comprehensive experience in understanding large installations and artworks.
May 17, 2020
Each week on their Instagram feed the gallery will post an artwork chosen by member of #GalleriaContinua family - a work that is particularly important, beautiful or touching accompanied by the sentiment and thought behind each staff member’s choice.
May 16, 2020
This issue reflects on the many roles played by the sun in our lives and the tension between reality and illusion. It features works by four artists, Darren Almond, Shezad Dawood, Ana Elisa Egreja and Ana Gallardo, with a reflection by Dr Layla Diba.
May 15, 2020
Broadcast is an online exhibition of artists' films and videos that employs the innate immediacy of time-based art to spark reflection on the here and now. The exhibition is organized into a series of “chapters”, each of which is divided into sections inspired by Timothy Leary’s exhortation “turn on, tune in, drop out”. Chapter One features works by Chris Burden, Douglas Gordon, Damien Hirst and Angus Fairhurst, Adam McEwen, Richard Serra and Taryn Simon.
May 14, 2020
Launching on Thursday 14 May, do it (around the world) is a new chapter of Hans Ulrich Obrist’s exhibition-in-progress, which for 27 years has tapped creative luminaries to share simple instructions for how to make an artwork that anyone can do.
Created by four international partners, the Serpentine Galleries in London, Independent Curators International (ICI) in New York, Kaldor Public Art Projects in Sydney and Google Arts & Culture, the project aims to connect people across the globe via instructions for DIY artworks.
May 13, 2020
Cardi Online Magazine is a new digital initiative aiming to highlight various cultural entities across literature, music, film and art. The first issue features an excerpt of one of the most acclaimed performances of Einaudi's career at the Royal Albert Hall on March 2, 2010.
May 12, 2020
Since 1985, ICP’s Infinity Awards have celebrated and recognized significant achievements and emerging talent in the fields of photojournalism, art, fashion photography, media, and publishing. The 2020 edition, originally scheduled for April 29, will now be held online on Tuesday 19 May at 7pm. All proceeds from the virtual Infinity Awards will benefit ICP’s education and exhibition programmes.
The 2020 Award Winners are:
Lifetime Achievement: Don McCullin
Online Platform and New Media: The 1619 Project of the New York Times Magazine
Documentary Practice and Visual Journalism: Hannah Reyes Morales
Applied: Nadine Ijewere