Offline network Norn is growing its newly launched event and content programmeÂ to spaces andÂ businesses beyond its network of historic homes inÂ London, Berlin, Barcelona and San Francisco. Since launching to the public in spring 2018, Norn has witnessed unprecedented demand among local cityÂ residents to attend its social gatherings designed for personal development and to deepen connections with others.
Held in intimate spaces, such as kitchens and living rooms in beautiful private residences, events include intimate Conversation DinnersÂ and Salon discussions onÂ topics such as âMythologyâ, âLoveâ and âBordersâ.Â This autumn, Norn will reachÂ further audiences byÂ launching a series of pop-ups and creative events in selected cities around the world, including a chefâs residency in collaboration with Michelin-starred restaurant Lyleâs, in London.
Located on the Spanish island of Ibiza, La Bella Verde is the islandâs first and only solar powered catamaran experience. Starting with just one boat in 2014, the pioneering eco-charter company was founded by friends Charlie, Alastair and Maarten with a dream of offering a zero-emission boating experience.
The venture has seen continued success and will be buoyed by the introduction of two new boats in time for the busy 2018 summer season. The team have their sights set on distant shores with the launch of a new boat building service which will offer hotels and tour operators the world over to own and operate their very own carbon-neutral launch.
Scott & Co is pleased to have announced the opening of Muzeum Susch in January 2019: a major new space and home for experimental approaches to contemporaryÂ art. Founded and created by GrazĚyna Kulczyk â the Polish entrepreneur, collector and long-term supporter of contemporary art â Muzeum Susch will beÂ housed in an extraordinary campus located on the site of a 12th century formerÂ monastery and brewery in Susch, a remote town on the ancient pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela in the Engadin valley of the Swiss Alps.
The building has been restored and expanded under the expertise of Swiss architects Chasper Schmidlin and Lukas Voellmy to total an impressive 1,500 square-meter gallery space which will house site-specific commissions by international contemporary artists as well as a series of temporary curated exhibitions running throughout the year. With a rigorous programme, Muzeum Susch will also offer an annual discursive symposium; an academic institute supporting research on gender issues in art and science; a performative programme of contemporary choreography; and seasonal residencies which will invite artists, curators, choreographers, writers and researchers to the idyllic alpine region. See you in Susch!
Pioneering gallerist, collector, designer and curator David Gill looks backÂ on three decades at the centre of the art and designÂ worlds in ‘Designing Art’, a major new book that explores theÂ remarkable career of one of the most influentialÂ figures working in art and design. ThisÂ written documentary, to be published in October by Vendome Press, featuresÂ never-before-publishedÂ photography of Gillâs galleries; exclusive and personalÂ interviews; photographs of privateÂ collections, interiorsÂ and artworks; and a unique insight into the world of aÂ man whose attention to detail and unfalteringÂ eye forÂ the beautiful is widely regarded as without equal.
Illustrated with over 250 images presented chronologically, thisÂ unprecedented new book recounts the story of the evolution of contemporary design and marks an importantÂ contribution to an industry that continues to delight and fascinate.Â Featured artists Gill has worked with overÂ the yearsÂ include Donald Judd, Zaha Hadid, MattiaÂ Bonetti, Jorge Pardo, Michele Oka Doner, TheÂ Campana Brothers, DavidÂ Chipperfield, FredriksonÂ Stallard and Barnaby Barford.
Iconic venue sketch will celebrate the work of female artists through a new âWomen Empoweredâ exhibition this summer. Coinciding with the City of Londonâs Women: Work and Power season, sketchâs exhibition invites the viewer to look into a variety of works, all created by women. Presenza has curated works from Eliza Douglas, Hannah Quinland and Rosie Hasting, whilst works by Dianne Harris, Lauren Baker & Denise Jones and Liliane Lijn will also be on show.
âPower Womenâ by Dianne Harris will see a spectacular new holographic installation created for âWomen Empoweredâ. Dianne aims to heighten the awareness of human potential and question the self-imposed limitations of individuality that serve to con ne the very nature of our ideas, thoughts and being. Denise Jones will be showing two works which look at embroidered cloths worked in Holloway Prison by Suffragettes – The Waning of the Light (2017) The Spirit Level (2016).
sketch has also partnered with Her Stories, a charitable project which aims to raise money for disadvantaged women in the UK. The team will run a programme of events throughout summer which will include talks about feminism, all-female comedy shows and more activity to take place in the coming months. All proceeds from the event ticket sales will go to supporting women seeking asylum and refuge in the UK.
This seminal exhibition is a journey of encounters that explores ideas of magic and subversive beauty in work by artists of African origin and across the diaspora and artists who empathise with the spirit of African resistance and representation. Curated by the esteemed artist, Yinka Shonibare MBE, the exhibition presents an eclectic and surprising range of works, including painting, sculpture, drawing and other objects from the early twentieth century to the present day.
As with his own practice, Shonibare has selected artists who make provocative work that consciously belies a subversive and political message and does not necessarily conform to a western vision of art. The civil rights movement and identity politics are explored by a number of artists here,Â whilstÂ others pursue an alternative path in their shared search for originality, spirituality and the sublime.Â Artists exhibiting range from emerging talent to established names includingÂ Lubaina Himid, Isaac Julien,Â Genevieve Mickalene Thomas,Â Kehinde Wiley,Â andÂ Bill Traylor.
The exhibition runsÂ untilÂ 21 July.
South Place Hotelâs Chop House are launching a seasonal alternative to the traditional Sunday roast with a summer BBQ menu, available until September. Ideal for groups, Head Chef Guy Betteridge will be cooking chimmi churri chicken, Scottish salmon and glazed short rib; with seasonal sides including heritage tomato, shallot & Yorkshire fettle salad; dressed jersey royal potatoes with creme fraiche & mint; or summer slaw served alongside mains. The Sunday BBQ will be available from ÂŁ22.50 per person and free flowing roseĚ will be on offer for an additional ÂŁ15 per person.
Guy Betteridge has recently joined South Place Hotel from the Gordon Ramsay Group, transforming the menus using fresh, local products. These seasonal menus have been built around Guyâs long-established relationships, which he has nurtured over the years with top suppliers from all across England and the UK.
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In an appropriately international collaboration this summer, Mexico City gallery kurimanzutto present Signals: If You Like I Shall Grow. It is the first exhibition to reunite the works of Signals Londonâs three founding artists, David Medalla, Gustav Metzger, and Marcello Salvadori, while also tracing the global impact resulting from the confluence of interests generated at that specific point in art history.
The gallery Signals London (1964-1966) was a renowned experimental space and international hub, celebrated for its ground-breaking solo exhibition series by major artists including Lygia Clark, Jesus Rafael Soto, and Mira Schendel. While it was active, Signals London used group exhibitions to expose and create aesthetic relationships between the diverse national and international avant-garde networks of its founders. Following this approach, Signals: If You Like I Shall Grow acts as part of a process of research, guided by the possibility of tracing these wider networks and seeking to define a connection between past and present gallery models.
Borrowing from Signals Londonâs collaborative ethos, kurimanzutto is hosted in London by Thomas Dane Gallery. The expansive exhibition is held across both Duke Street gallery spaces, featuring the work of 37 international artists. It brings together historic works from public and private collections, reconnecting artists who worked across Latin America, the USA and Western Europe. The two galleries will extend their partnership in 2019 when kurimanzutto host Thomas Dane Gallery for a show in Mexico City.
The exhibition runs 8 June – 21 July.
Exhibition dates: 01 June –Â 04 July 2018
Scott & Co are pleased to announce the official opening of Muzeum Susch on 2nd January 2019, a major new space and home for experimental approaches to contemporaryÂ art, founded and created by GrazĚyna Kulczyk – the Polish entrepreneur and long-term patron of international and Polish contemporary art. Muzeum Susch will beÂ housed in an extraordinary campus located on the site of a 12th century formerÂ monastery and brewery in Susch, a remote Swiss Alpine village surrounded by idyllic landscapes, that rests along the ancient Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage route in the Engadin valley.
Conceived as a new kind of âlaboratoryâ, Muzeum Susch will challenge traditional modes of representation through anÂ exploratoryÂ exhibition and research programme, and will provide a home for artists, writers, choreographers, curators and researchers to engage in current dialogues that question the spheres of art and science. The remains of the former rural monastery have been restored and enlarged under the expertise of Swiss architects Chasper Schmidlin and Lukas Voellmy to total an impressive 1500 square-meter space which will house a number of site-specific commissions by international contemporary artists as well as a temporary exhibitions programme running throughout the year.
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 Stanfordâs 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. Nornâs 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.
This April, Stephen Friedman Gallery will present a solo show by Swedish artist Andreas Eriksson: âKriaâ. One of Swedenâs leading painters, Eriksson represented Sweden at Venice Biennale in 2011 and is inÂ major international collections such as Pompidou and Moderna Museet. He is known for the unique way he examines nature and the history of painting toÂ illustrate the quiet beauty that underscores everyday life.
Meaning âschool assignmentâ in Swedish, âKriaâ features new paintings and explores the themes of repetition, the act of looking and the passing of time.Â The exhibition will include large paintings that are divided into into day and night, as well asÂ 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 runsÂ 28 April – 26 May 2018
Twenty-five years after the Jerwood Collectionâs first purchase ofÂ From my Window at DitchlingÂ by Sir Frank Brangwyn RA, Sothebyâs London is to host an anniversary exhibition that commemorates the Collectionâs legacy of nurturing and celebrating 20thÂ and 21stÂ century British art.
Highlights of theÂ exhibition thatÂ showcases twenty-five works by some of Britainâs most distinguished artistsÂ include pieces by Laurence Stephen Lowry RA, Walter Richard Sickert, Maggi Hambling, Rose Wylie RA, Paul Nash, Christopher Wood and Sir Stanley Spencer RA.
CollectedÂ by Alan Grieve, the Chairman of the Jerwood Foundation, and curated by LaraÂ Wardle, the Jerwood Collection aims to present a private collection thatÂ preserves personal significance in a public space.
The exhibition opensÂ 8 June 2018.
Founded as the model for the future of contemporary art and collectable design, NOMAD will return to Monaco this April following its successfulÂ 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 Lagerfeldâs spectacular former Monte Carlo residence.
NOMAD Monaco will take placeÂ 26th to 29th April 2018, and will bring together sixteen pre-eminent galleries from around the globe including: David Gill Gallery (London),Â Apalazzo (Brescia, Italy), Carwan Gallery (Beirut), Gallery FUMI (London) in collaboration with Louise Alexander Gallery (Sardinia,Â 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 bringÂ together some of the most forward thinking voices working across architecture, design and art.
The 7th edition of Frieze New York (3-6 May) will see three âfirstsâ 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 âfirstâ for this yearâs show is âLiveâ, 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 yearâs winner is Kapwani Kiwanga.
Finally, Frieze New Yorkâs first ever themed section will pay homage to Hudsonâs 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.