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A New Offline Network launches for Curious Minds

Norn is an offline social network which has been developed in response to the rapidly changing social and cultural needs of the the millennial generation. Built from the teachings of Stanford’s popular Interpersonal Dynamics (aka Touchy Feely) elective, Norn uses a network of intimate homes around the world to deliver a monthly events and content programme that is designed to specifically spark meaningful conversations. Events and topics range in format from Salon discussions through to intimate Conversation Dinners. Norn’s historic homes in London, Berlin, Barcelona and San Francisco are interconnected, allowing members to stay in each city for between one to six months at a time and attend or host their own events. Applications are open for those who wish to apply for memberships.

 

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19th April, 2018

Day to Night: Andeas Eriksson at Stephen Friedman Gallery

This April, Stephen Friedman Gallery will present a solo show by Swedish artist Andreas Eriksson: ‘Kria’. One of Sweden’s leading painters, Eriksson represented Sweden at Venice Biennale in 2011 and is in major international collections such as Pompidou and Moderna Museet. He is known for the unique way he examines nature and the history of painting to illustrate the quiet beauty that underscores everyday life.
 
Meaning ‘school assignment’ in Swedish, ‘Kria’ features new paintings and explores the themes of repetition, the act of looking and the passing of time. The exhibition will include large paintings that are divided into into day and night, as well as a photographic series where each photograph was taken by the artist in the same spot near his house at the same time every day for three months, a project begun in the dead of winter until mid-spring.

 

The exhibition runs 28 April – 26 May 2018

 

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16th April, 2018

Celebrating a national collection: Jerwood Collection turns 25

Twenty-five years after the Jerwood Collection’s first purchase of From my Window at Ditchling by Sir Frank Brangwyn RA, Sotheby’s London is to host an anniversary exhibition that commemorates the Collection’s legacy of nurturing and celebrating 20th and 21st century British art.

 

Highlights of the exhibition that showcases twenty-five works by some of Britain’s most distinguished artists include pieces by Laurence Stephen Lowry RA, Walter Richard Sickert, Maggi Hambling, Rose Wylie RA, Paul Nash, Christopher Wood and Sir Stanley Spencer RA.

 

Collected by Alan Grieve, the Chairman of the Jerwood Foundation, and curated by Lara Wardle, the Jerwood Collection aims to present a private collection that preserves personal significance in a public space.

 

The exhibition opens 8 June 2018.

11th April, 2018

NOMAD returns to Monaco with sixteen leading galleries

Founded as the model for the future of contemporary art and collectable design, NOMAD will return to Monaco this April following its successful debut in 2017 and winter edition in St. Moritz in February 2018. New pieces and artworks will be showcased alongside rare and unique works by emerging and established artists from across the globe at Villa La Vigie, Karl Lagerfeld’s spectacular former Monte Carlo residence.

 

NOMAD Monaco will take place 26th to 29th April 2018, and will bring together sixteen pre-eminent galleries from around the globe including: David Gill Gallery (London), Apalazzo (Brescia, Italy), Carwan Gallery (Beirut), Gallery FUMI (London) in collaboration with Louise Alexander Gallery (Sardinia, Italy), Friedman Benda (New York), Nilufar (Milan) and Massimo de Carlo (Milan, London, Hong Kong). Alongside gallery presentations, NOMAD will also showcase Special Projects from Lizworks, Charles Burnand and Mathieu Lehanneur.

 

Further highlights include the NOMAD lounge, which will be set in a semi-outdoor space in the lush grounds of La Vigie, providing space for entertaining, while a series of Talks will bring together some of the most forward thinking voices working across architecture, design and art.

 

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10th April, 2018

New programmes launch at Frieze New York

The 7th edition of Frieze New York (3-6 May) will see three ‘firsts’ for the fair. In addition to a new layout designed by Universal Design Studio, new programmes and curators are among the innovative concepts that have been introduced for 2018.

 

A ‘first’ for this year’s show is ‘Live’, a platform for interactive projects, installations and performances themed around protest marches and street performance, curated by Performa curator Adrienne Edwards.

 

After its London success, Frieze Artist Award will launch at Frieze New York 2018. Frieze Artist Award is an international open call for an emerging artist to realise a site-specific work, also curated by Adrienne Edwards and supported by the LUMA Foundation. This year’s winner is Kapwani Kiwanga.

 

Finally, Frieze New York’s first ever themed section will pay homage to Hudson’s Feature Inc. New York gallery which supported the careers of many pioneering artists in the 1980s and 1990s. The section will be curated by artist, curator, writer and publisher Matthew Higgs.

 

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Sebastian Errazuriz steals museum sculptures for new body of work at David Gill Gallery

New York based design-art polymath, Sebastian Errazuriz will stage his first-ever solo show in the UK in June 2018 at London’s David Gill Gallery. The exhibition will showcase Greek and Roman masterpieces from renowned museums, 3D scanned, digitally manipulated and re-cast in marble as functional sculptures.

 

Errazuriz brings together high and low tech to “steal” classical sculptures he has been fond of since childhood. Errazuriz states, “It’s an act of gluttony and lust to appropriate that which belongs to the sacred world of the arts and use it freely in an exploration of its boundaries within the realm of the functional and the mundane.”

 

Parallel to the investigation between art and design, Errazuriz dives headstrong into the question of breakage as a vital aesthetic resource, whether it is historical and accidental, or artistic and purposeful.
 

Exhibition dates:  01 June – 04 July 2018
 

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22nd March, 2018

Glenn Ligon to unveil significant new work in Naples

This spring, Thomas Dane Gallery Naples presents Glenn Ligon’s first solo exhibition in Italy. The acclaimed American artist has created a number of new works for the exhibition, inspired by its location and drawing on Italy’s literary history as a source.

 

The exhibition will feature a series of large-scale silkscreen and ink marker paintings, alongside two new neon works, and paintings from Ligon’s iconic Stranger series. The works consider major themes of migration and identity politics within a Neapolitan setting.

 

Unlike most of his other works on canvas, the silkscreen and ink marker paintings which Ligon will premiere in Naples do not start with a specific text but with letters as their primary element. Ligon seeks in his new works an even purer, more abstracted form of expression. Further works in the exhibition punctuate and reframe Ligon’s investigation of language and interpretation, complicating notions of margin and centre – of who ‘belongs’ and who is the ‘guest’ here.

 

Exhibition dates: 23 April – 28 July 2018

 

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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’s second solo exhibition at London’s 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.

 

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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 ‘Looking at MIRAGE’ between Doug Aitken and Farshid Moussavi, and five Special Projects, including two art exhibitions – ‘A Mind of Winter’ and ‘A Sense of Belonging.’

 

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, ‘Pair of Vessels on Stilts’

3. Massimo de Carlo Gallery, Christian Holstad, ‘Strawberry Jampot (Urn)’

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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9th January, 2018

Art Sales at the RA in 250th anniversary year

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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

 

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