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Michele Oka Doner’s forthcoming solo show calls for a return to ritual

Michele Oka Doner presents¬†Bringing the Fire,¬†the¬†artist‚Äôs second solo exhibition at¬†London‚Äôs¬†David Gill Gallery, this March 2018. Drawing¬†on her longstanding curiosity with nature,¬†Oka Doner’s new works¬†explore¬†the early role of fire in ritual and its dislocation from contemporary¬†life.


Exhibiting pieces include Michele’s most ambitious bronze casting to date, Alter II, alongside bronze sculptures Sparks and Burning Bush. Giant works on paper, imprinted with ink-infused organic material, reflect a transcendental yearning to return to a primal relationship with nature.


Michele’s career spans five decades and her work is held in permanent collections at museums including the V&A, the Louvre, the Whitney, the Metropolitan Museum in New York and the Art Institute of Chicago.


Exhibition dates: 21 March 2018 – 25 April 2018


22nd February, 2018

Frieze Stages New Contemporary Fair in Los Angeles

It has been announced today that Frieze will launch a new contemporary fair in Los Angeles, premiering 14-17 February 2019.  Frieze LA will join Frieze New York, Frieze London and Frieze Masters on the international art world calendar, affirming Los Angeles’ position as a global arts capital and bringing together around 60 of the most significant and forward-thinking galleries from across the city and around the world at Paramount Studios.


Bettina Korek will take on the role of Executive Director for the fair, working under the guidance of Victoria Siddall, Director of Frieze Fairs. Siddall and Korek will collaborate with Curator Ali Subotnick to launch the inaugural edition.  Presented in a bespoke structure designed by Kulapat Yantrasast and wHY, the program will celebrate the exceptionally dynamic and diverse culture of Los Angeles and its global contributions to the visual arts.


Participating galleries, programs and further curators will be announced later this year.



6th February, 2018

Nomad St. Moritz Presents Highlights of New Winter Edition

Opening on 8th February, the first winter edition of NOMAD will present art and collectable design pieces at the historic alpine mansion of Chesa Planta. The four-day event will bring together 20 of the world’s most significant galleries for the first time in St Moritz, such as Demisch Danant and Nilufar, alongside a headline talk ‚ÄėLooking at MIRAGE‚Äô between Doug Aitken and Farshid Moussavi, and five Special Projects, including two art exhibitions – ‚ÄėA Mind of Winter‚Äô and ‚ÄėA Sense of Belonging.‚Äô


New works showing for the first time include pieces by Sigve Knutson commissioned by Carwan Gallery; a striking composite marble dining table by Mattia Bonetti for David Gill Gallery; and several other works presented by Sarah Myerscough Gallery, Gallery FUMI, MANIERA and Etage Projects. Eva Presenhuber, Massimo de Carlo, Almine Rech, Skarstedt and Massimo de Carlo will show art in an entirely new context, where contemporary design meets 16th century architecture.


Among the Special Projects, Phillips in collaboration with ArtinD will unveil two architect-designed handmade rugs by Sou Fujimoto and Alessandro Mendini, while Liz Works will show unique LizBowls by Campana Brothers.


Image credits:

1. Etage Projects, FOS

2. Sarah Myerscough Gallery, Adi Toch, ‚ÄėPair of Vessels on Stilts‚Äô

3. Massimo de Carlo Gallery, Christian Holstad, ‚ÄėStrawberry Jampot (Urn)’



26th January, 2018

Neapolitan Nights for Thomas Dane Gallery

19th January, 2018

Richard Scott to speak at Talking Galleries in Barcelona


We are delighted to announce that Richard Scott, Founder and Director of Scott & Co,¬† has been selected to speak at Talking Galleries in Barcelona, a forum for leading figures in the art world to talk about ideas and trends. Mr Scott will be part of a panel discussing ‘Engaging New Audiences’, on 23 January 2018.


Other speakers at the event include Georgina Adam, Art Market Editor-at-Large at The Art Newspaper, Alex Logsdail, International Director, Lisson Gallery, New York and Ursula Kringzinger, Director, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna.



11th January, 2018

Dogs Have Their Day at South Place Hotel

South Place Hotel is set to have both tongues and tails wagging this year with the launch of a new partnership with luxury pet company Pets Pyjamas and children’s charity, Coram. The boutique five-star hotel, located in Shoreditch, is the perfect location for dog lovers, featuring 80 bedrooms, all of which are suitable for small to medium-sized pooches.


Pups will be given a warm welcome with king-sized dog beds; a welcome gift; food bowls and a local dog guide to point out the best spots to relax and escape in the heart of London. As an added incentive, throughout January, February and March this year, South Place Hotel will be waiving their usual £50 dog stay fee and instead donating this to Coram, a children’s charity committed to improving the lives of the UK’s most vulnerable children and young people.



9th January, 2018

Art Sales at the RA in 250th anniversary year


5th January, 2018

Tonico Lemos Auad at Stephen Friedman Gallery

Stephen Friedman Gallery is proud to present London-based Brazilian artist Tonico Lemos Auad’s third solo exhibition at the gallery. Auad disregards material value to create lyrical, often transient forms using a wide range of materials, from the ephemeral and everyday to the precious and enduring. Notions of luck, traditional anecdotes, chance, and the supernatural pervade Auad’s work. But, beyond playfulness, his work resonates with a darker underbelly of existence. For Auad, an awareness of death and the brevity of life are always near to hand. The exhibition will comprise a series of new works across both gallery spaces, and a monograph on the artist’s career-to-date will be launched.


9 February 2018 – 10 March 2018



21st December, 2017

Best of 2017 from Scott & Co

And so, to end another fantastic year at Scott & Co, we review our highlights and celebrate the success of everyone with whom we worked.


NOMAD brightened our January by announcing the participating galleries for their debut edition, which opened late April in Monaco. Back in the British countryside, Chatsworth House readied itself for the landmark exhibition, House Style: Five Centuries of Fashion, curated by Hamish Bowles. In February, we put we put on our party shoes for a spectacular Sambazonia Carnaval to introduce SUSHISAMBA’s new partnership with the charity Cool Earth.


Blooming in time for spring, sketch presented the second edition of the Mayfair Flower Show with perfume house Diptyque and Pommery Champagne. We journeyed to Gal Weinstein‚Äôs immersive environment at the Israeli Pavilion at la Biennale di Venezia. Whilst in Venice, we heard Mark Bradford and Okwui Enwezor in conversation with Christopher Bedford on inclusive art history, as part of Solidary and Solitary: The Pamela J. Joyner and Alfred J. Giuffrida Collection ‚Äď a touring exhibition currently at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, and set to travel to six other locations throughout 2018.


Artistic inspiration was all around, as BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, announced the BALTIC Artists’ Award, the first international biennial award judged solely by artists. As summer sailed across the capital, Frieze Sculpture launched in Regent’s Park for the first time in the fair’s history, and we got festive with the Royal Academy of Arts, hosting Christmas in July in the elegant surrounds of the Academicians’ Room.


Turning to autumn, South Place Hotel welcomed a new art collection, comprising works by critically-acclaimed artist Sam Taylor-Johnson and Howard Tangye, with a glamourous party in their Secret Garden Bar. Stuart Shave Modern Art announced the opening of a second gallery on Vyner Street, with Josh Kline’s Civil War as its inaugural exhibition. Kline’s transatlantic gaze was similarly present at Frieze Art Fair 2017, where highlights included the new section Sex Work: Feminist Art & Radical Politics; work by Frieze artist-award winning Kiluanji Kia Henda in Frieze Projects; and a recreation of Peter Blake’s studio by Waddington Custot at Frieze Masters.


Meanwhile, at Thomas Dane Gallery‚Äôs London space, American photographer Catherine Opie exhibited new works from her ongoing series Portraits and Landscapes, and David Gill Gallery staged Intuitive Gestures by Fredrikson Stallard. Across the city, Kehinde Wiley, the artist officially commissioned to paint Barack Obama‚Äôs portrait, opened ‚ÄėIn Search of the Miraculous‚Äô at Stephen Friedman Gallery, whilst at sketch, our minds and bodies were meditatively transfixed by Chris Levine‚Äôs ‚ÄėSilent Light‚Äô Christmas installation. Further afield in Amsterdam, renowned architect Rem Koolhaas designed a pioneering new overhaul of the Stedelijk Museum in for a major rehang that reimagines how we look at 20th and 21st Century art.


It has been an extraordinarily busy and rewarding year for us at Scott & Co, and 2018 promises further excitement and innovation. We look forward to seeing you then!

20th December, 2017

Frieze Launches Artist Award and Live at Frieze New York 2018, with Adrienne Edwards as Curator

From 3-6 May 2018, Frieze New York will be returning to Randall’s Island Park for the seventh consecutive year.  The 2018 edition of the fair will see the launch of Frieze Artist Award at Frieze New York, following an established program of Artist Award commissions at Frieze London. The Artist Award, which is supported by the LUMA Foundation, will include a budget of up to 30,000 USD and forms part of the fair’s non-profit program.


Also new for Frieze New York 2018 is Frieze Live, a program of performance and interactive projects throughout the fair. Further information about Frieze Live will be revealed closer to the fair.


Both the Frieze Live and Frieze Artist Award initiatives will be curated by Adrienne Edwards, a renowned curator, scholar, and writer with a focus on performance and artists of the African diaspora and the Global South.


Photograph by Mark Blower. Courtesy of Mark Blower/Frieze.



19th December, 2017

Bringing the Fire: Michele Oka Doner at David Gill Gallery

Internationally renowned artist Michele Oka Doner is to stage a major solo exhibition at David Gill Gallery in March 2018. Oka Doner’s work draws on her longstanding curiosity with nature, informing its formal vocabulary. Her second show at the gallery showcases large sinuous cast bronze sculptures and giant works on paper that explore the early role of fire in ritual and its dislocation from contemporary life.



18th December, 2017

Modern Art announces new Eva Rothschild exhibition

Irish sculptor Eva Rothschild RA, one of the leading sculptors of her generation, will hold a new solo exhibition at Modern Art running from 22 March to the end of April 2018. Her work draws from the legacy of minimalist and post-minimalist sculpture, offering evocative, open-ended experiences to the viewer. Encouraging a different way of looking at the world, it finds ways of engaging people with materiality in its many forms.


The exhibition will highlight the impressive scope of her work and her interest in making, featuring a variety of new works, ranging in size from a five-meter sculpture, almost on the scale of her outdoor work, to more domestic pieces and even pieces of furniture.



14th December, 2017

Stedelijk Museum’s collection in a new light

Opening 16th December, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam unveils an ambitious new collection presentation, STEDELIJK BASE. Seven hundred highlights from the collection are presented in a landscape of ultra-thin, freestanding walls: a unique architectural feature made possible through the innovative application of steel, specifically developed by AMO architects Rem Koolhaas and Federico Martelli.
STEDELIJK BASE is a fresh, accessible way to discover artworks and design pieces ranging from 1880 to the present. Foregrounding masterpieces by artists such as Piet Mondrian, Kazimir Malevich, Gerrit Rietveld and Marlene Dumas, the display invites visitors to embark on a journey through art history. The perimeter walls offer a chronological overview, while the freestanding elements create thematic zones, enabling visitors to experience the presentation in an open-ended way.

21st November, 2017

Gianluca Longo presents Vases and Vessels at David Gill Gallery

Curated by Gianluca Longo, Vases and Vessels celebrates the diversity and talent in the contemporary decorative arts scene. Through an exquisite selection of works by ten artists and designers, the exhibition will stage a rare opportunity to discover an array of influences, materials and styles, ranging from fruit-shaped vases to monumental vessels Venetian glassware and colourful, geometric forms.


New works showing at London’s David Gill Gallery include an intricate, porcelain sculpture by Beth Katleman, whose pieces can be found in Dior’s New Bond Street flagship store; a new edition of Narcissus vases by product designer Tino Seubert, made of Parsol glass and terrazzo; and bold, playful pieces by Domitilla Harding. In addition are works presented by Kate Malone, Marcantonio Brandolini d’Adda, Tommaso Corvi- Mora, Tancredi di Carcaci, Felicity Aylieff, Cody Hoyt and Lena Peters. Vases and Vessels opens on 22 November and runs until 5 December.



14th November, 2017

NOMAD announces dates and destinations for 2018 editions

After a successful debut in Monaco in April 2017, NOMAD, the new travelling showcase for collectable design and contemporary art, will stage a new winter edition in St. Moritz from 8th to 11th February 2018, to be held at Chesa Planta, the spectacular 16th-century alpine mansion. NOMAD will then return to Monaco, to Karl Lagerfeld’s former residence, La Vigie, from 26th to 29th April 2018.


NOMAD St. Mortiz will present contemporary works alongside historic pieces from an edited selection of leading international galleries. New participants will include Demisch Danant (New York), Skarstedt (New York/London) and Almine Rech (Paris/Brussels/London/New York) and returning galleries from 2017 will include Nilufar (Milan), Gallery FUMI (London), Galerie BSL (Paris), Carwan Gallery (Beirut), David Gill Gallery (London) and Massimo de Carlo (Milan/London/Hong Kong).



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