Mickalene Thomas: Femme au divan II
For Mickalene Thomas’s exhibition Femme au divan II at the Pavillon Bosio at the École Supérieure d’Arts Plastiques in Monaco, the artist will present a collection of paintings, a series of photographs, and a new video. With her unbounded experimentation and vivid imagination, Thomas evolves splendid images of black women through an astounding array of artistic and material forms, as well as through the lens of myriad art historical, cultural, and social references.
Gilbert & George: Art Exhibition
Nouveau Musée National de Monaco -Villa Paloma, Monaco
Nouveau Musée National de Monaco (NMNM) presents a major exhibition of the art of Gilbert & George, running from June 14-November 2, 2014. Forty-six historical and recent pictures tracing more than 40 years of creation will be shown in a presentation designed by the artists on the three floors of Villa Paloma. This unique exhibition comprises pictures from a single private collection of a family based in Monaco. The works fall into a theme repeatedly addressed by the NMNM, that of a “built” landscape, subject of analysis and interpretation for a society that constantly changes. Through this selection, each viewer will see how the art of Gilbert & George comprises both a world of its own – intense, frightening, lonely, loving, abject, joyous, struggling, defiant, crazed, still, contemplative, vertiginous, desiring, modern – and a view of the past, present, and future world.
Liu Wei: Sensory Spaces
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam
Sensory Spaces is a series of commissioned solo projects in which artists are invited to respond to the architectural qualities of the space, emphasizing notions of transformation and surprise. The work of artist Liu Wei deals with China’s rapid modernization and urban growth. Addressing the power structures and dynamism of urban society, he uses the physical materials from which the city is built, placing enlarged elements that are both building blocks and sculptures in the exhibition space. They refer to construction, decay, possibilities, and utopias. Their scale and materiality also enter into a dialogue with the museum’s concrete architecture. Liu Wei is the fourth artist invited to participate in the museum’s Sensory Spaces exhibition series. The exhibition opens June 14 and runs through September 28, 2014.
Lehmann Maupin at Art Basel 2014
Lehmann Maupin (Booth J9) is pleased to announce its participation in Art Basel, Switzerland, from June 19-22, 2014, with a presentation of new artworks by Kader Attia, Ashley Bickerton, Billy Childish, Tracey Emin, Teresita Fernández, Shirazeh Houshiary, Klara Kristalova, Liu Wei, OSGEMEOS, Angel Otero, Alex Prager, Tim Rollins and K.O.S., Do Ho Suh, Mickalene Thomas, and Adriana Varejão.
Tracey Emin honored with RNLI's Innovation Award
British artist Tracey Emin will be honored with the Royal National Lifeboat Institution's Innovation Award on Thursday at London's Barbican Centre.
The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea, providing 24-hour lifeboat search and rescue service around the UK and Ireland, and a seasonal lifeguard service.
Emin was approached by James Stephenson, who swam the English Channel in 2013 for the RNLI, to create a painting to raise money for the lifeboat charity. Using her childhood memories of growing up by the sea in Margate, the artist created an original painting of a lifeboat preparing to launch, which sold for £30,000. In addition to the painting, she sold 250 prints for £350 each, raising over £100,000 in total.
Teresita Fernández: As Above So Below
Teresita Fernández’s largest solo exhibition to date, As Above So Below, opening this weekend at MASS MoCA, combines graphite and gold to create a series of immersive, interconnected installations whose scale shifts from intimate to vast, from miniature to panoramic.
Describing a universe in balance, the phrase “as above, so below” originates from the ancient Hermetic tradition central to alchemy, in which every action occurring on one level of reality (physical, emotional, or mental) correlates to every other. The exhibition demonstrates the artist’s remarkable ability to transform materials and their surrounding architecture into an enveloping perceptual experience.
Do Ho Suh at Tate Modern
Tate Modern is hosting a rare opportunity to hear five significant international artists talk about the relevance and personal importance of biennials for their work, sharing a connection as past or future participants of the Gwangju Biennale.
Do Ho Suh, Hans Haacke, Sheela Gowda, Camille Henrot and Roman Ondák discuss the pivotal works they have contributed to recent biennials.
Kader Attia joins Lehmann Maupin
Lehmann Maupin is pleased to announce that Kader Attia, the Berlin-based, multi-disciplinary artist has joined the gallery. The artist will present his debut solo exhibition with Lehmann Maupin at both gallery locations in New York this November.
Lehmann Maupin at Art Basel Hong Kong 2014
For the second edition of Art Basel Hong Kong, from May 15-18, Lehmann Maupin (Booth 1C09) is pleased to present new artworks by Hernan Bas, Tracey Emin, Teresita Fernández, MR., Angel Otero, Do Ho Suh, Mickalene Thomas and Erwin Wurm, alongside pieces by Billy Childish, Mary Corse, Klara Kristalova, Alex Prager, Robin Rhode, Jennifer Steinkamp and Juergen Teller.
Lehmann Maupin at Frieze New York 2014
Lehmann Maupin (Booth C13) is pleased to participate in the third edition of Frieze New York from May 9-12, with a vibrant, multi-artist booth, showcasing work by Liu Wei, Angel Otero, and Nari Ward. Additionally, the gallery will be debuting work by the newest artist to join Lehmann Maupin, French-Algerian artist Kader Attia.
Robin Rhode: Rhode Works
Lehmann Maupin is pleased to announce Berlin-based artist Robin Rhode's exhibition Rhode Works, on view at the Kunstmuseum Luzern through June 1, 2014.
For his exhibition Rhode Works Robin Rhode combines conceptual art and subculture, and establishes a connection between the beginnings of photography to comics. The artist stages his objects, drawn directly on the wall, with his own body, and captures these in photographs. With their sheer size, his drawings also involve the audience in a performance. The relationship between subject and object is reinterpreted: the drawn objects become active figures, and act out apparently established physical laws through a sequential narrative.
Erwin Wurm: One Minute Sculptures
"Erwin Wurm: One Minute Sculptures,” opening May 7, 2014, presents nearly twenty works by the Austrian artist Erwin Wurm. The works will be shown both in the garden and in the Old Masters and Modern Art galleries of the Städel Museum. The show, which is part of the "In the Städel Garden” program, confronts visitors with older and more recently developed works from Wurm’s successful One Minute Sculptures series which the artist has been producing for the last twenty years.
Robin Rhode: Animating the Everyday
South African artist Robin Rhode has been named recipient of the 2014 Roy R. Neuberger Exhibition Prize, a biannual prize, which celebrates an exceptional artist with an early-career survey and catalogue. Rhode’s exhibition, Animating the Everyday, a ten-year survey of his digital videos, will be presented at the Neuberger Museum of Art of Purchase College from May 4 through August 10, 2014. The 22 works in the exhibition will focus on the digital videos that Rhode identifies as “animations” and photographic series that correspond to or complement the time-based work.
Nari Ward: Rooted Communities
Lehmann Maupin is pleased to announce New York-based artist Nari Ward's exhibition Rooted Communities at the Louisiana State University Museum of Art, opening February 7, 2014.
Rooted Communities coincides with Ward's residency as LSU College of Art + Design's prestigious Nadine Carter Russell Chair and features a group of the artist’s sculptures, works on paper, and mixed-media installations. Ward's powerful yet delicate works articulate multi-layered issues that affect all communities—economics, poverty, race, culture, and how these factors shape a society. Using discarded objects he collects from his local environment, Ward's work gives a presence and new life to these unwanted or forgotten items, the underlying meaning changing within the context of its presentation.The exhibition includes twenty-five of Ward's works spanning the past decade, as well as a new work created during Ward’s residency at LSU.
Tim Rollins and K.O.S.: RIVERS
Lehmann Maupin is pleased to announce RIVERS, an exhibition of collaborative paintings by the Bronx, New York-based artists Tim Rollins and K.O.S. (Kids of Survival) at the SCAD Museum of Art opening February 1, 2014. Founded by Rollins more than 30 years ago, the K.O.S. group has created paintings inspired by classic works of literature and music that can be found in the permanent collections of more than 95 museums worldwide.
In RIVERS, Tim Rollins and K.O.S. will exhibit paintings inspired by historic and literary narratives of the South including the speeches of Martin Luther King Jr.; Harriet Jacobs’ Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl; Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn; and W.E.B. Du Bois' Darkwater, among others.
Additionally, a new work was made with junior high school students at the Esther F. Garrison School of Visual and Performing Arts in Savannah, Georgia, based on Duke Ellington’s ballet score for The River. From the Bronx River to the Savannah River, Rollins and K.O.S. showcase the transcendence of these themes and their impact on the cultural fabric of the United States and beyond.
The newly inaugurated headquarters for the United States Coast Guard in Washington, D.C. includes a large-scale installation by Teresita Fernández. Basing the work’s concept on a navigational start chart, Fernández sought to create a work that would express the Coast Guard’s mission and identity while responding to the architectural conditions of the space. The artist was particularly intrigued by the idea of the night sky as a surface that we have always looked to for orientation and information, and how this relates to the history of maritime navigation. The work takes advantage of the abundant light in the space and will look subtly different throughout the day and year in response to the ever-changing conditions. To view a time-lapse video of the installation, please click here.