Sunday Series With Artist Nari Ward
On October 4, 2015 at 3PM, artist Nari Ward will host a series of performances within the context of his current exhibition Breathing Directions at Lehmann Maupin. Ward has invited several visual performers and trained dancers to collaborate on an improvisational piece that will activate Ground (In Progress), Ward’s seminal sculptural work in the exhibition. As suggested by the title, Ground (In Progress) is an evolving piece and relies on audience participation to become fully activated. Through movement, the performers will present their organic responses to the sculpture, beginning with an introduction by the artist, followed by an hour of performance.
This event will be the first in an ongoing series of Sunday programming at Lehmann Maupin’s 201 Chrystie Street gallery. #LMSundaySeries
Teresita Fernandéz has been commissioned for a site-specific installation at Grace Farms, New Canaan, CT, which will be unveiled to the public at its opening benefit concert on October 9, 2015. Grace Farms will host a community day on October 10. For more information, click the link below.
Do Ho Suh
On view from September 25, 2015 - January 10, 2016, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland will present a solo exhibition of recent works by internationally-renowned artist Do Ho Suh. Suh creates architecturally scaled, fabric installations informed by his personal experiences that recreate specific domestic spaces where he has lived, including his childhood home in Korea, a house in Rhode Island where he lived as a student, and his apartment in New York City.
On view from September 26, 2015 - January 31, 2016, the North Carolina Museum of Art will present two films by South African artist Robin Rhode: Piano Chair and Zig Zag (both 2011). In Rhode’s gravity-defying videos—staged in locations that include city streets, his studio, and his family’s backyard—actors interact with chalk and charcoal drawings of everyday objects (chairs, pianos, bicycles, basketballs, skateboards) as if they were real. His dynamic narratives set up a dialogue between high art and popular culture, incorporating references to graffiti, art history, and recent political and social events.
Mickalene Thomas at Giverny
A solo exhibition of works by Mickalene Thomas titled Mickalene Thomas at Giverny will be on view at the Telfair Museum of Art's Jepson Center in Savannah, GA from September 11, 2015 - January 3, 2016.
Lee Bul, Do Ho Suh, Jennifer Steinkamp
Lehmann Maupin is pleased to share that Lee Bul, Do Ho Suh and Jennifer Steinkamp are included in the fourth edition of Lille3000: Renaissance. On view at The Tripostal from September 26, 2015 - January 17, 2016, Lee Bul and Do Ho Suh are a part of the group exhibition Séoul, Vite, Vite! (Quick, Quick!), which immerses viewers in the energy, dynamism and hypermodernity of Seoul.
Jennifer Steinkamp's work is included in Tu dois changer ta vie! (You Must Change Your Life!), an exhibition that prompts the viewer to act by offering different paths to follow. Tu dois changer ta vie explores topics as diverse as scientific progress, philosophy and new technologies, with an itinerary designed as a game of chance and choices that makes the visitor the main protagonist.
Lehmann Maupin is pleased to share the Sonia Gomes will be included in the 19th edition of Festival Videobrasil from October 6 - December 6, 2015, Sãu Paolo, Brazil. In her work, Gomes creates complex three-dimensional structires with twisted fabrics, embroidery and juxtapositions. Pieces from her series Torções and Patuás will be brought together for the Festival, proucting a previously unseen large-scale artwork.
Lehmann Maupin is pleased to announce Alex Prager's fist solo exhibition in France at Galerie des Galeries, Paris. On this occasion, the photographer and filmmaker will present some of her most recent works, including her latest film, La grande sortie. October 30, 2015 - January 23, 2016.
Lee Bul: Aubade III
As a part of France-Korea Year and in collaboration with the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea (MMCA), the Palais de Tokyo presents Aubade III. The Installation by Lee Bul, on view October 21, 2015 - January 10, 2016, is inspired by the architecture and modern utopias of the early 20th century. This large-scale metal structure depicts the crisis between man and super technological society.
La grande sortie
Alex Prager's most recent film La grande sortie premiered on September 15 as a part of the Paris Opera Ballet's new digital initiative 3e Scène (3rd Stage). The project invites visual artists, filmmakers, composers, photographers, choreographers and writers to create original works relating to and inspired by the Paris Opera Ballet. Click through to watch the full video.
From October 30, 2015-January 10, 2016 the Vancouver Art Gallery will present an exhibition of recent works by Korean artist Lee Bul. Early drawings and models will be paired with ambitious sculptures revealing the artist's visually and conceptually compelling practice.
LEE BUL is part of the Vancouver Art Gallery's Institute of Asian Art's exhibition programing which features historical, contemporary and emerging international and local Asian artists.
Nari Ward: Sun Splashed
On November 19, Pérez Art Museum Miami will present Sun Splashed, the largest exhibition of Nari Ward’s found object sculptures and groundbreaking installations to date. This mid-career survey, featuring work from the 1990s to today, will also showcase lesser-known aspects of his practice such as photography, video, and collage.
Kader Attia, Tony Oursler, Liu Wei
Lehmann Maupin is pleased to share that Kader Attia, Tony Oursler and Liu Wei are each included in the 13th edition of the Lyon Biennale: La Vie Modern (The Modern Life), September 10, 2015 - January 3, 2016, Lyon, France.
Adriana Verejão: Kindred Spirits
In a new series of paintings created for Dallas Contemporary, Adriana Varejão, explores themes of colonialism and cultural identity. Using her own image as a starting point, Varejão changes her appearance through alterations in tone and facial markings. In doing so, she changes her ethic background and the manner in which her image is interpreted. Kindred Spirits will be on view from September 20 - December 21, 2015.
Do Ho Suh
Lehmann Maupin is pleased to share that Do Ho Suh's Rubbing / Loving Project, Metal Jacket (2014) will be included in the Menil Collection's Apparitions: Frottages from 1860 - Now, the first major museum exhibition to focus on the frottage technique and its many artistic applications. On view from September 11, 2015 - January 3, 2016.
Teresita Fernández: Fata Morgana
Mad. Sq. Art, the free, contemporary art program of Madison Square Park Conservancy, proudly presents Fata Morgana by New York-based artist Teresita Fernández, the Conservancy’s largest and most ambitious outdoor sculpture to date. The outdoor sculpture, which will consist of 500 running feet of golden, mirror-polished discs that create canopies above the pathways around the Park’s central Oval Lawn, will be on view in Madison Square Park beginning June 1, 2015.
Nari Ward granted Joyce Award
Nari Ward was granted funds to create a dramatic sculpture for a vacant lot recently converted in to Ride It Sculpture Park in Detroit, Michigan. In conjunction with Power House Productions, the Joyce Award will allow Ward to spend nearly a year in Detroit to gain inspiration and source local materials to create abeacon of art in the most unexpected of places.