This autumn, Stephen Friedman Gallery will showcase two major international artists. During Frieze week, Brazilian artist Rivane Nuenschwander, recently the subject of exhibitions at the New Museum and the Whitechapel Galley, will present new work based around themes of childhood and memory. Opening in November, the unstoppable American artist Kehinde Wiley opens an exhibition that will see the artist moving in an exciting new direction with paintings addressing migration. Wiley has recently been exhibited at the Petit Palais and Brooklyn Museum.
Internationally renowned SUSHISAMBA will occupy Covent Garden’s famed Opera Terrace within the historic Market Building, creating their latest visionary London restaurant. The terrace is located at the top of a Grade II listed building and uniquely positioned with striking rooftop views across the Piazza. Slated to open autumn/winter 2017, the new SUSHISAMBA site will celebrate the brand’s unique blend of influences from Japan, Brazil and Peru with new and signature dishes.
This September, David Gill Gallery will stage Intuitive Gestures, an exhibition of new work by Fredrikson Stallard. It is their first dedicated show at the St James’s Gallery since 2016. Several significant new bodies of work will feature alongside pieces showing in the UK for the first time.
The title, Intuitive Gestures indicates how the artists’ work is a translation of physical human movement and subconscious thought, coming together with the reactive qualities of materials and processes through the precision of digital technology to record an energetic moment of making. It highlights the binary between the laboured process of over-considered form creation and the free moment where instinct and physical gestures are allowed precedence.
Each dinner is complimented with the Iconica Collection’s premium bottle, Havana Maximo Extra Anejo. Created by Rum Masters in Cuba, only 1000 bottles of Havana Maximo are produced per year, with a RRP of £1,390.
Solidary and Solitary will offer a new perspective on the critical contribution African American and African Diaspora artists have made to the evolution of visual art from 1940s through to the present moment. Curated by noted art historians Christopher Bedford and Katy Siegel, this will be the first large-scale public exhibition to bring together a vital lineage of visionary black artists. Commencing in the mid-twentieth century with Abstract Expressionist Norman Lewis, the show will trace a line through some of the most celebrated artists working today such Theaster Gates and Lorna Simpson, as well as Mark Bradford, who represented the USA at the Venice Biennale 2017.
The Solidary and Solitary tour is supported by Presentation Sponsor The Helis Foundation, a private Louisiana foundation committed to advancing access to the arts, and made possible with the support of The Pamela J Joyner and Alfred J Giuffrida Collection. A companion publication, Four Generations: The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection of Abstract Art, is published by Gregory R. Miller & Co., and edited by Courtney J. Martin (Brown University) featuring new research and writing from curators at some of the world’s leading institutions.
Scott & Co was delighted to launch London’s largest outdoor exhibition, featuring 24 leading international artists, which is open for the summer season in Regent’s Park for the first time in its history. (5 July – 8 October 2017)
For her first exhibition at Thomas Dane Gallery, American photographer Catherine Opie will show new work from her ongoing series Portraits and Landscapes, never before shown in the UK. The exhibition will present new studio portraits and abstract landscapes in which Opie draws inspiration from old master European portraiture and historical landscape photography. New portraits for the Thomas Dane exhibition include London sitters David Hockney, Gillian Wearing, Duro Olowu, and Isaac Julien amongst others.
Catherine Opie is considered one of the leading photographers of her generation and one of the foremost documentarians of the American landscape. Opie shot to prominence in the mid 1990s with a spectacular sequence of studio portraits of her close friends from within the west coast leather community: transvestites, female-to-male transsexuals, drag queens, body manipulators and others who pioneer the body as a site of sexual and aesthetic experimentation. Opie created a sequence of elegant, gorgeously coloured portraits which gave their subjects a regal dignity.
Paul McCarthy will hold his second solo exhibition at Kukje Gallery in September 2017 following his first exhibition, nine dwarves (the inaugural exhibition of Kukje Gallery’s K3 space) in 2012. Over the past 40 years, McCarthy’s prolific artistic practice has confronted the archetype of the “American Dream.” Using a diverse range of media, McCarthy’s work challenges the symbols of idealized popular culture, skewering the banal idioms and the desires promoted by Hollywood and Disney. Using both humour and satire, the artist continues to highlight the power of consumerism and critique the media’s influence on American society.
Highlights at Art Basel this year include two London-based art galleries, Thomas Dane Gallery and Stephen Friedman Gallery and one from Korea, Kukje Gallery.
Kukje Gallery is exhibiting Citizen’s Forest (2016) by Park Chan-kyong in the Unlimited section of the fair. The video refers to the Sewol Ferry disaster and also Korean war. The booth of the gallery will be a celebration of Dansaekhwa artists including: Ha Chong-Hyun, Lee Ufan, Kwon Young-Woo, and Park Seo-Bo.
Stephen Friedman Gallery will have a specially curated stand that explores different perspectives of nature and the landscape by incredible international artists, including new works by Juan Araujo and Luiz Zerbini and Swedish artists Mamma Andersson and Andreas Eriksson. The booth will also present a solo presentation of new paintings by leading American artist Jim Hodges.
Thomas Dane Gallery’s booth focuses on female artists, such as Cecily Brown, Ella Kruglyanskaya, Marisa Merz, Amy Sillman, Lynda Benglis, Barbara Kasten and Caragh Thuring. On show there are both new and historical works by these female artists who all have a deep understanding of art history and painting and this is very much reflected in their works. Some of these artists have never even been shown one next to the other.
Stephen Friedman Gallery’s summer shows opened yesterday evening, which explore radical approaches to painting over the last fifty years.
‘Painting on the Edge: A Historical Survey’ brings together works by eighteen renowned masters and lesser-known artists from around the world and explores the radical approaches taken to painting in the post-war period. The exhibition focuses on artists, such as Alberto Burri, Sergio Camargo, Marcos Grigorian, Harmony Hammond, Carol Rama, Günther Uecker, Jack Whitten, who veered away from the traditional methods of painting by knotting or completely removing the canvas, using shaped stretchers, and testing alternative materials.
In homage to the annual RHS flower show, sketch presents the second edition of the Mayfair Flower Show with Diptyque and Pommery. This year’s exhibition has transformed No.9 Conduit Street into an oasis of colour and scent, with immersive gardens by five of London’s leading florists.
To compliment the show, the legendary French perfume house Diptyque has paired the rich scents of the flora throughout the restaurant with its much-loved Cypres blend. For a fully immersive experience, sketch has created a cocktail inspired by Cypres; a fresh, green and woody serve, aptly named Pique-a-Pine. Award-winning milliner Piers Atkinson brings finishing touches with a line of bespoke floral headpieces, which are being modelled onsite by sketch ambassadors throughout the show.
The Mayfair Flower Show runs until the 29th May.
Sun Stand Still, Gal Weinstein’s project for the Israeli pavilion at the 57th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia, is a new, site-specific installation which explores the human desire to stop time. Reflecting a fascination with actual and potential forms of creation and destruction, progress and devastation, this project critically engages with the mythological and Romantic images embedded in Israel’s collective memory. Each part of the exhibition is related to works created by Weinstein over the past decade, so that his entire oeuvre is woven into a single, cohesive installation.
The installation’s title refers to the biblical miracle performed by the ancient Israelite leader Joshua Bin-Nun, who sought to win his battle against the kings of Canaan before darkness fell. By commanding the sun to stop in its course, Bin-Nun attempted to arrest the passage of time. The central axis of the project – Moon over Ayalon Valley – is a representation of this biblical miracle. The exhibition transforms the national pavilion – both physically and metaphorically – into an abandoned site; a desolate, moldy and decaying building whose days of glory have long passed, a ghostly space pervaded by signs of decline.
The sixth edition of Frieze New York includes exhibitions by more than 200 leading galleries from 31 countries. The fair takes place at Randall’s Island Park from May 5 – 7, 2017 with galleries joining from six continents, including first-time exhibitors from Brazil, Guatemala, Japan and Poland. Highlights include presentations of some of today’s most significant artists and artworks from around the world, such as Lorna Simpson, John Currin, Anri Sala, Keith Sonnier, Tala Madani and Kevin Beasley.
A press release with additional details about the comprehensive program for Frieze New York 2017 is available here.
This week, New York’s iconic room Top of The Standard held its eighth annual party following the most anticipated fashion event of the year. Hosted by 2017 Met Gala co-chair Katy Perry, the exclusive celebration welcomed gala attendees and friends including Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez, Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen, Alexa Chung and Alexander Skarsgård, Marc Jacobs, Kate Hudson, Raf Simons, Julianne Moore, and Lorde.
Perry and friend DJ Mia Moretti curated the musical entertainment for the festivities, including performances by Moretti and Margot of The Dolls, DJ Equal, Jesse Marco and a special surprise performance by the New Orleans-based all-female brass band The Original Pinettes that punctuated the unforgettable night.
Orange Brands Management has announced that SUSHISAMBA, the group’s globally recognised restaurant brand, will open in Amsterdam this summer in a joint venture with Amsterdam-based hospitality
SUSHISAMBA’s Amsterdam location sits on the waterfront of the stunning 17th-century, UNESCO World Heritage site, the Singelgracht Canal, which is adjacent to the famed Holland Casino Amsterdam in Leidse Square; an area comprised of a vibrant mix of culinary, art and cultural attractions.
The Japanese inspired exterior is to be designed by world renowned Dutch architect H.J.M. (Hans) Ruijssenaars who drew inspiration from the Fushimi Inari Shrine in southern Kyoto. The interior is conceived by acclaimed Dutch design house, Woodfever, boasting an exposed kitchen, floor-to-ceiling windows, signature tree instalation and a terrace for canal side dining during warmer months.