Tracey Emin: Angel Without You
The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami, kicks off Art Basel Miami Beach 2013 with the opening of “Tracey Emin: Angel without You,” the first American museum exhibition dedicated to the acclaimed British artist Tracey Emin.
On view from December 4, 2013 through March 9, 2014, this is the first-ever exhibition to focus on Emin’s works in neon, a crucial aspect of the artist’s practice that began with her iconic The Tracey Emin Museum (1995), which opens the show. The exhibition explores how Emin’s neons have played an essential role in the development of her work, marking a shift from her early diaristic and confessional style to a more cryptic and open-ended form of expression. Organized by MOCA as part of the Knight Exhibition Series and curated by Bonnie Clearwater, “Tracey Emin: Angel without You” comprises more than 60 works from the past two decades. The exhibition title is drawn from a new large-scale neon work by Emin, on view in MOCA’s courtyard during the exhibition.
Yale University, New Haven, CT
On Thursday, 14 November, Robin Rhode will participate in the Andrew Carnduff Ritchie Lecture series. Co-sponsored by the Yale Center for British Art and the Yale University Art Gallery, these lectures bring important artists, art historians, and writers to the museums for a public lecture and also allow the speakers to engage with students and faculty in smaller, more intimate discussions.
OSGEMEOS and Sonia Gomes join Lehmann Maupin
Lehmann Maupin is pleased to announce its representation of Brazilian artists OSGEMEOS and Sonia Gomes. Lehmann Maupin will present their work for the first time this October at the Frieze Art Fair in London, on view at Booth B13 from October 17 – 20, 2013. OSGEMEOS will have their debut exhibition with Lehmann Maupin, New York in March 2015. Sonia Gomes’s first solo exhibition in the United States will be at Lehmann Maupin, New York in November 2014.
Alex Prager joins Lehmann Maupin
Lehmann Maupin is pleased to announce that Alex Prager, the Los Angeles-based photographer and filmmaker, has joined the gallery. She will have a major solo exhibition opening this fall at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Lehmann Maupin will present Prager's work for the first time this October at Frieze Art Fair, London, and at FIAC, Paris, followed by her debut solo show at its Lower East Side gallery in January 2014.
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.
Klara Kristalova: Body & Soul
Museum of Art & Design
Klara Kristalova is among 25 artists featured in Body & Soul: New International Ceramic, an exhibition which underscores the power of the figure to convey strong emotions, and also to the accessibility of the ceramic medium. Through clay the figure becomes the catalyst for addressing the emotional impact of contemporary pressures that confront our society today. Each work, inspired by a personal incident or symbolic tale, expresses a deep emotional identity, contrasting societal, political, and personal views on themes such as anxiety, bias, mortality and memory. Body & Soul: New International Ceramic is on view at the Museum of Art & Design through 2 March 2014.