For Lehmann Maupin's participation in the 41st edition of FIAC (Foire Internationale d'Art Contemporain), running from October 23-26, 2014, the gallery will present a booth featuring artists who create fictionalized places or another version of reality. The booth will include works by Kader Attia, Billy Childish, Roberto Cuoghi, Tracey Emin, Teresita Fernández, Lee Bul, Liu Wei, Angel Otero, Tony Oursler, Alex Prager, Robin Rhode, Do Ho Suh, and Mickalene Thomas.
Westbund Art & Design
Lehmann Maupin will participate in the first edition of the Westbund Art & Design fair with a presentation of American artist Jennifer Steinkamp’s digital animation, Judy Crook 4.
Employing 3-D computer animation and new media to create projection installations, Steinkamp explores ideas about space, motion, and the viewer’s relationship with digital imaginings of the natural world. Her digitally rendered animations simulate the movement of natural phenomenon and abstract forms, including colorful waves, trees and flowers. These are projected within architectural surroundings, resulting in immersive environments that blend awareness of the physical and ethereal, and challenge the viewer's preconceived ideas of form and space.
Juergen Teller: Macho
The first solo show of Juergen Teller, one of the most celebrated photographers of his generation, in Athens.
Under the ironic title MACHO, Teller, a photographer whose practice makes the debate about the boundaries between art and fashion obsolete, will be showing for the first time in Greece a highly introspective body of work.
Paintings Sweet Paintings
The NAK. Neuer Aachener Kunstverein presents the exhibition Paintings Sweet Paintings by artists Billy Childish and Matthias Dornfeld. British artist Billy Childish presents in the exhibition several works from his Willow Tree series of paintings, each of which are inspired by original photographs of the British-South African Boer Wars of the late nineteenth-century.
Kader Attia: Continuum of Repair: The Light of Jacobs Ladder
Kader Attia’s new work of art is inspired by the religious story of Jacob’s vision of angels ascending to heaven, as well as by the space itself which is steeped in history as a former library.
Inside his extraordinary library made specially for the Whitechapel Gallery lies a warmly lit cabinet of curiosities above which a vast mirror reflects a beam of light, transforming it into rungs of a ladder to infinity. A series of marble busts of wounded soldiers from World War I and repaired North African wooden learning boards (ketab) observe this towering structure of bookshelves filled with centuries of accumulated human knowledge.
Collages, sculptures, wall drawings and multi-media installations reflect on processes of repair, which the artist sees as an underlying principle of development in culture as in nature.
Do Ho Suh
The Contemporary Austin
Architectural settings and abstracted figures inspired by the artist’s biography serve as the central tenets of Do Ho Suh’s practice, highlighting the porous boundary between public and private space as well as notions of global identity, space, nomadism, memory, and displacement.
For The Contemporary Austin, the artist renders a multipart installation for the Jones Center and Laguna Gloria exploring these themes, combining existing work with newly commissioned aspects and including architectural structures, documentary films, and drawings and related models.
Roberto Cuoghi: da iḍā e piṅgalā a iḍā e iḍā o piṅgalā e piṅgalā
Nari Ward: Rooted Communities
Nari Ward's exhibition Rooted Communities at the Louisiana State University Museum of Art has been extended through January 18, 2015.
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.
Kader Attia: Culture, Another Nature Repaired
French-Algerian artist Kader Attia presents his first solo museum project in Belgium at the Middelheim Museum.
The exhibition Culture, Another Nature Repaired at the Middelheim Museum consists of two parts. First, a new series of busts, created with the help of traditional craftsmen in Bamako (Mali) and Brazzaville (Congo). They were inspired by a series of photographs of les gueules cassées (the broken faces): soldiers badly disfigured in the First World War, many of whom were drafted from the colonies. Second, an installation containing more than 350 cymbals, which debuted that year at Les Tuileries in Paris.
Lee Bul wins the Noon Award
2014 Gwangju Biennale
Lehmann Maupin congratulates Lee Bul on winning the Noon Award at the 2014 Gwangju Biennale. The award is given to an established artist who has produced the most experimental and creative work that embodies the theme of this year's biennale.
The Noon Award panel of judges includes Hong-Hee Kim, Okwui Enwezor, Jean de Loisy, Bartomeu Mari, and Wong Shun-Kit. The tenth edition of the Gwangju Biennale is curated by Jessica Morgan, the Daskalopoulos Curator, International Art at Tate Modern.
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.
Teresita Fernández will give a lecture on Thursday, November 20, 2014 in conjunction with her exhibition As Above So Below. The show combines graphite and gold to create a series of immersive, interconnected installations whose scale shifts from intimate to vast, from miniature to panoramic.
Frieze London 2014
For the 11th year, Lehmann Maupin will participate in Frieze London, October 15-18, 2014. The gallery’s booth will feature a curated selection of works in various media by artists who are connected by their shared interest in the perception of constructed environments – both physical and psychological. The artists featured are Mary Corse, Tracey Emin, Teresita Fernández, Shirazeh Houshiary, Klara Kristalova, Lee Bul, Alex Prager, Mickalene Thomas, Adriana Varejão, and Xiang Jing.
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.
Ikon Gallery will present Lee Bul's first solo exhibition in the United Kingdom from September 10 through November 9, 2014. The survey of early drawings, studies, sculptural pieces, and visionary installations—including a new commission made for this exhibition—showcases the visually stunning and intellectually sophisticated works that have established Lee Bul as one of the most influential artists of her generation.
Jennifer Steinkamp: Judy Crook, 4
Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland
Judy Crook, 4 (2014) will be installed in MOCA Cleveland’s Gund Commons, an open-access space for the public. The limbs of the tree are laden with colorful, shimmering blossoms which repeatedly flower and mature; then fall as the leaves grow lush and green, and the cycle continues. An illusion of depth is created as the branches seem to stretch into the museum; transporting the viewer and creating a meditative experience.
Live On: Mr.'s Japanese Neo-Pop
Seattle Art Museum
The devastating disaster of the March 11, 2011 tsunami and the nuclear accident afterwards were both a shock and inspiration for Japanese Neo-Pop artist Mr. In response, he composed a massive installation made of hundreds of everyday objects from Japanese life. It’s the central work in this exhibition, presented here with a series of new paintings and other work. A reminder of the debris that blanketed the Tohoku area in the aftermath of 3.11 tsunami and earthquake, the installation embodies the post-disaster fear and frustration of the Japanese people since the catastrophic events.
Live On, which is organized by SAM, presents Mr.’s art of the past 15 years and is his first solo exhibition in a U.S. museum.
©2012 Mr./Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
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.
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.
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.
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.