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Nard 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. 


Erwin Wurm: Euclidean Exercises
Indianapolis Museum of Art

Internationally recognized Austrian artist Erwin Wurm challenges the traditional notion of sculpture as static and unchanging. With his irreverent One Minute Sculptures presented at the IMA, Wurm invites you to complete his artworks. On empty platforms, the artist provides instructional drawings, along with props to be used in different poses. Each of these One Minute Sculptures, as enacted by a different visitor, becomes an entirely unique and fleeting portrait of the individual holding a specific pose. The exhibition will be on view January 16-June 21, 2015. 

Museum Exhibition

Liu Wei: Colors
Ullens Center for Contemporary Art

This exhibition, Liu Wei’s largest institutional solo show to date, revolves around a grouping of major new paintings, sculptures, and videos which refer back to his fifteen years of mature output while also opening up interpretive pathways for works yet to come. The show will be on view February 7-April 17, 2015.

Museum Exhibition

Robin Rhode: The Sudden Walk
Kulturhuset Stadsteatern

Robin Rhode's exhibition at the Kulturhuset City Theatre focuses on photography, sculptural objects and wall drawings, but also includes a selection of stop-motion animations. Rhode will also create a performance that will take place at the preview and subsequently be shown as a filmed documentation throughout the exhibition period.

Museum Exhibition

Tony Oursler
Oude Kerk

Oude Kerk presents the exhibition I/O underflow by Tony Oursler from November 26 – March 29, 2015.


The iteration is newly developed for the Oude Kerk and includes numerous new video performances shot in the artists studio in New York especially for the exhibition. It is the first time in 15 years that Tony Oursler will exhibit in the Netherlands.


Holiday Gift Guide

Visit the Lehmann Maupin web store for this year’s holiday gifts! The store features limited-edition and unique works available at different price points from Lehmann Maupin artists such as Tracey Emin, Tony Oursler, Do Ho Suh, Juergen Teller, and Mickalene Thomas. Check out some of our selections on the Lehmann Maupin tumblr.


We're moving:
Lehmann Maupin will relocate in February 2015

Lehmann Maupin is excited to announce that our Chelsea gallery is relocating from 540 West 26th Street to 536 West 22nd Street, the former home of Sonnabend Gallery.


This move is part of a significant two-part plan for Lehmann Maupin's presence in Chelsea—a second gallery will be announced in the near future. Lehmann Maupin will present its first exhibition in the new space at 536 West 22nd Street in late February 2015. 


Teresita Fernández: As Above So Below

Teresita Fernández’s largest solo exhibition to date, As Above So Below, on view through March 2015 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.




Live On: Mr.'s Japanese Neo-Pop
Seattle Art Museum

Live On: Mr.'s Japanese Neo-Pop, organized by the Seattle Art Museum, presents Mr.'s art of the past 15 years and is his first solo exhibition in a U.S. 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 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.


©2012 Mr./Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

Museum Exhibition

Adriana Varejão
Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

The ICA presents Adriana Varejão, one of Brazil’s leading artists, in her first solo museum show in the United States. The exhibition spans the period from 1993 to the present and includes several series of work. 

Artist Talk

Klara Kristalova
Norton Museum of Art

Klara Kristalova will be in conversation with Cheryl Brutvan, Director of Curatorial Affairs and Curator of Contemporary Art at the Norton Museum, on December 2nd, 2014 at 3pm. The talk is in conjunction with her exhibition Turning into Stone.

Museum Exhibition

Klara Kristalova: Turning into Stone
Norton Museum of Art

Klara Kristalova's Turning into Stone is the fourth presentation of the Norton Museum's Recognition of Art by Women (RAW) exhibition series dedicated to supporting women artists.


Hovering between fiction and reality, Kristalova gives form to abstract ideas evolving from memories and observations of the human condition. Her expressive characters are both seductive and disarming, reflecting the poignant and sometimes harsh events that make up our lives. This will be the first solo museum exhibition of Kristalova’s work outside of Sweden.


Kader Attia: Continuum of Repair: The Light of Jacobs Ladder
Whitechapel Gallery

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.


Nari Ward: Rooted Communities
LSU Museum of Art

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. 


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. 

Museum Exhibition

Kader Attia: Culture, Another Nature Repaired
Middelheim Museum

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.


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.


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.


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.


Tracey Emin honored with RNLI's Innovation Award
Barbican Centre

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
U.S. Coast Guard Commission

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.