30 01 2016
James Hugonin – Material Considerations
February 4 – March 12 2016
John Berggruen Gallery
San Francisco, California, U.S.A
Two paintings from James Hugonin’s celebrated Binary Rythmn series will be displayed as part of Material Considerations; an exhibition that highlights the unique and sensitive handling of materials by fourteen contemporary artists also including Diana Al-Hadid, Tauba Auerbach, Mary Corse, Matthew Feyld, Michelle Grabner, Julian Lethbridge, Liza Lou, Robert Mangold, Sarah Morris, Anthony Pearson, Sterling Ruby, Sean Scully, and Richard Serra.
For further information visit the John Berggruen Gallery website www.berggruen.com
15 01 2016
New Katie Paterson commission for Arts Council Collection
The Arts Council Collection is celebrating its 70th anniversary and has planned an ambitious year-long programme of commissions taking place across the UK throughout 2016.
Katie Paterson has been confirmed as one of the eight artists to make a new work for the collection. Paterson’s commission – a mirror ball comprising images of nearly every solar eclipse that’s been documented by humankind – will be unveiled at Somerset House in London at the end of April where it will be on public display until 22 May 2016.
The seven other artists making new work for the collection are John Akomfrah, Hurvin Anderson, Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Ryan Gander, Mark Leckey, Heather Phillipson and Keith Piper. The commissions will open at different venues across the UK before becoming a permanent part of the Arts Council Collection where they will be available for loan to museums, galleries and other spaces nationally and internationally.
For further information about the project, please visit the Arts Council Collection website.
18 12 2015
Peter Liversidge – Connect!2016
Connect! is a public vote to choose which six UK cultural venues will win a top contemporary artist to lead their Museums at Night October event, along with a bursary. Up to five venues will compete to win an artist, and the polls will result in each artist leading a participatory event at their winning venue.
Peter Liversidge is announced as one of the six contemporary artists to participate in the project. The competition is open to all UK museums, galleries and heritage sites. Event proposals from venues may be submitted before early March 2016.
For more information visit the Museums at Night website at the link here
18 12 2015
Katie Paterson – Hollow
Katie Paterson has begun a process of research with the Department of Life Sciences, University of Bristol to produce a new public artwork for Bristol.
The work will tell the history of life on the planet by using thousands of unique samples of tree species, sourced from every country across the world, from fossilized trees from the earliest forests that emerged over 390 million years ago to the most recent emergent species.
Renowned for her exploration of the cosmos and geological time, artist Katie Paterson has amassed a collection of 10,000 tree species to form a major new permanent work which will be installed in Royal Fort Gardens opposite Senate House in Bristol in spring 2016.
For more information vist the Situations website here
18 11 2015
Peter Liversidge – Van Abbemuseum
Peter Liversidge – Surface Mail
The Postal Objects of Peter Liversidge from the collection of Peter Foolen
Library Exhibition, Van Abbemuseum, Netherlands
3 November 2015- 22 January 2016
This exhibition at the library of the Van Abbemuseum is showing the collection of postal objects sent by Peter Liversidge to Peter Foolen from 2002, until 2015. Peter Liversidge sends out objects from different places in the world. These are delivered to the postoffice, unpacked, with postage stamps attached and the address written on the objects. Over time, Peter Foolen, one of the recipients, received some 120 objects by post, varying from a ruler to a floor mop. These objects will now be shown in the library of the Van Abbemuseum. Also on display is the series of Proposal Books by Peter Liversidge in which he collected his proposals to many international art institutions.
For further details please visit Van Abbemuseum official website using the following link: www.vanabbemuseum.nl
27 10 2015
Alison Watt – Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe
I am here! From Rembrandt to the selfie
Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe
31 October 2015 – 31 January 2016
The self-portrait occupies a core place in the history of European art. Since the Renaissance, and in some cases even earlier, artists have self-consciously created images of themselves. The exhibition I am here! From Rembrandt to the selfie presents an exciting selection of artistic self-images, in various media, spanning six centuries.
The exhibition also reveals the shifting faces of French, British, and German art production. Self-Portrait, 1986 – 1987 by Alison Watt will be exhibited in this survey of self-portraiture drawn from three major European collections: Lyon’s Musée des Beaux-Arts; the National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh; and the Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe. Launched in Karlsruhe, the show will later tour to Lyon and Edinburgh.
For further details visit the official website at the following link:
23 10 2015
Richard Forster talk at The Whitworth
Tuesday Talks at The Whitworth, Manchester
Richard Forster in conversation with Pavel Büchler
Tuesday 27 October, 2015
11am – 12.30pm. Free, no booking necessary
Richard Forster will discuss his practice and his current Whitworth exhibition in the latest instalment of the gallery’s Tuesday Talks programme.
For more information, please contact The Whitworth.