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4th February, 2019

Out of This World at Stephen Friedman Gallery

Opening on 7 February, ‘Out of This World’ is an all-female group exhibition, bringing together the works of figurative artists Heidi Hahn, Donna Huddleston, Becky KolsrudNaudline Pierre, Mathilde Rosier and Antonia Showering. The works in the exhibition look to examine how each artist draws inspiration from the ethereal realms of fantasy, dreams and the unconscious mind to challenge preconceived notions of gender and identity.
 
The fantastical work of Becky Kolsrud (pictured) tests conventional ideas about the female nude. Engaging with historical depictions of the surreal, reclining bodies are scaled up and become synthesised with mountain ranges and vast, azure lakes.
 
The exhibition runs until 2 March 2019.
 
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22nd January, 2019

Hola Barcelona – Sir Hotels to open in the Spanish city this spring

Sir Hotels, the hotel collection combining contemporary design with authentic experiences, will open its sixth property in the heart of Barcelona spring 2019. Named after one of the region’s most respected women authors, Caterina Albert i Paradís – who became known under her pen name Victor Català – Sir Victor will feature a spacious library to relax in and unwind, one of the best in-house spas in town and a verdant roof terrace complete with a pool overlooking Casa Milà, Sagrada Familia and the lights of Montjuïc. The hotel will also introduce a tucked-away bar, rooftop pool and two restaurants influenced by Barcelona’s vibrant atmosphere.

 

Deeply rooted in its neighbourhood, the new destination for fun, wellness and contemporary culture will roll out a Sir Explore city guide, which will provide exclusive access to experiences hosted by in-the-know makers, curators and figures in Catalonia’s culinary scene.

 

sirhotels.com/en/victor

22nd January, 2019

New Work from Cathy Wilkes to fill British Pavilion in Venice

At the 58th International Art Exhibition at La Biennale de Venezia in 2019, the British Pavilion will present a major solo exhibition of new work by Glasgow-based Cathy Wilkes. Commissioned by the British Council, Wilkes marks the third consecutive woman artist selected for the role, following Sarah Lucas and Phyllida Barlow.

 

A 2008 Turner Prize nominee, Wilkes is one of a generation of artists who was educated in Glasgow and emerged at the forefront of British visual art practice in the mid 1990s. Since then, Wilkes has built a reputation for her mysterious and evocative sculptural installations. Her practice frequently employs everyday objects to reflect on the banalities of daily life, questioning how art can relate to human experience

 

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22nd January, 2019

Collectors Komal Shah and Gaurav Garg with Stanford Arts appoint Scott & Co for a Major Cultural Initiative

Komal Shah has worked as an engineer and executive for companies including Oracle, Netscape, and Yahoo, and has organised fundraising campaigns for various non-profit organisations. Shah is also a member of the accessions committees at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the North American acquisitions committee at the Tate Modern in London, and was appointed as a trustee of SFMOMA in May 2018 and a trustee of the Tate Americas Foundation in spring 2018. She was recently featured in ArtNews’ top 200 art collectors of 2018.

 

Stanford University is the home of interdisciplinary thinking that catalyzes innovation. The Stanford Arts Initiative makes the arts a fundamental part of a Stanford education and builds the resources and programmes required to realise that vision.
22nd January, 2019

Thomas Dane Gallery Celebrates First Anniversary in Naples

A year after opening its Naples offshoot, Thomas Dane Gallery lines up a spring programme with two solo shows of women painters. Opening January is a solo presentation of new works by Caragh Thuring in an exhibition sympathetic to its hosting city. The artist has returned to the motif of tartan, linking two unlikely sites together; Scotland, the country of her youth, to Naples.

 

Heralding in the Spring is an exhibition of major new work by New York-based British artist, Cecily Brown. The artist’s new body of paintings is a continuation of her Shipwreck series which she has worked and re-worked in recent years. Brown has taken particular inspiration from the works of the French ‘Romantiques’, allegorical masterpieces and her own reading of present-day news.

 

thomasdanegallery.com

 

20th December, 2018

Best of 2018 Scott & Co

As the end of 2018 approaches, Scott & Co want to celebrate the amazing people and projects we have had the privilege to work with this year.

 

At the beginning of the year, we welcomed a new chapter for Thomas Dane Gallery who opened their Italian outpost in Naples, in the beautifully restored first floor of a 19th century palazzo. In February, we put our ski boots on to open the winter edition of NOMAD, held in Chesa Planta, a spectacular 16th-century alpine mansion in St. Moritz.

 

Marking the beginning of spring, prominent activist collector Pamela Joyner, who has been a trustee of the Tate Americas Foundation since November 2015, was welcomed as the foundation’s new Chair. In April, Norn launched its London outpost in a beautiful Georgian home, providing a new space for offline conversation. David Gill Gallery showcased an imaginative new collection of works by Sebastian Errazuriz, recasting greek and roman masterpieces in marble for everyday use. Meanwhile, around the corner, Stephen Friedman Gallery opened ‘Talisman In The Age Of Difference’, a group exhibition curated by Yinka Shonibare MBE, featuring phenomenal artists Kehinde Wiley, Michael Armitage, Sonia Boyce, Irvin Pascal and Lubaina Himid, to name a few.

 

We welcomed this exceptionally warm summer with an announcement that we are working with the rapidly-expanding Europe Hotels Private Collection (EHPC). August came around and Sir Hotels launched Sir Explore city guides, offering intimate behind-the-scenes glimpses into their favourite cities. Up by Hampstead Heath, Studio Frith curated a collaborative exhibition celebrating women artists and designers at 2 Willow Road, part of the National Trust’s ‘Women and Power’ programme to mark the centenary anniversary of the women’s vote. Closing the eventful summer, we were delighted to announce that Scott & Co has been appointed by the British Council to represent Great Britain at la Biennale di Venezia. Curated by Zoe Whitley, the British Pavilion will exhibit a body of work by Cathy Wilkes.

 

Turning to autumn, we geared up for another exciting edition of Frieze Art Fair in October with the specially curated section ‘Social Work’, which showcased ground-breaking work by women artists. Innovation and creativity followed through in November, which was marked by the release of a new interactive website designed by Hato Press for Sketch London.

 

Coming full circle, Scott & Co journey back to the Alps this coming new year for the opening of Muzeum Susch, an ambitious new museum founded by Grażyna Kulczyk. The inaugural exhibition, curated by Kasia Redzisz will open to the public on 2 January.

 

It has been an exceptionally exciting year for us at Scott & Co, we cannot wait to see what 2019 has in store. We look forward to sharing the journey with you!

13th December, 2018

Heist Gallery presents Indecision IV, an immersive art film starring Rose McGowan

Indecision IV originated as an invitation to McGowan by Heist Gallery and director Tonia Arapovic to respond to a performance by dancer James Mulford. Having never met Mulford prior to filming, McGowan is positioned in the middle of a chapel listening to ambient noises by sound designer David Triana. Mulford approaches McGowan and she begins to react to his dance with completely improvised movements.

 

Shot in one continuous take, the film was created in May 2018, during a watershed moment in McGowan’s life and is a physical expression of her state of mind at that time. Between its two protagonists and the medium of dance and painting, the film explores power struggles within gender constructs.

 

Mashael Al Rushaid, Founder, Heist Gallery said:
“At Heist we’re delighted to be working with Rose on her first art project, filmed at a key moment in her life. It was a powerful experience to see someone express herself so honestly. Rose and James create their own visual language in the film – using performance to express a human struggle that we can all relate to.”

 

Rose McGowan, actress and political activist said:

“Collaborating on Indecision IV was a very moving experience. At the intersection of energy, physicality and art, it gave me a space to work through emotions during a tumultuous time. A beautifully taut piece that taught me a lot about grace.”

 

The film will be screened at The Institute of Light on 15 – 16 December

 

 

heistgallery.com

7th December, 2018

Amie Siegel, Backstory at Thomas Dane Gallery, London

Originally commissioned for the second part of Amie Siegel’s double solo exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, 2016, Backstory is now on view at Thomas Dane Gallery for its inaugural presentation in London.

 

Backstory comprises three intimately woven bodies of work – combining video installations, performance and works on paper to bring into relief the sculptural, sound tracked backstory of gendered cinematic forms.  In Body Scripts (2016), The Noon Complex (2016) and Genealogies (2016), Siegel choreographs her associative thinking between key cultural references from an Italian novel, a Brigitte Bardot film, and varied images, advertising, architecture and soundtrack recordings from multiple sources to explore the particular iconography of architecture and the female body, suggesting how these are visualised in cinema, and then harnessed by advertising and media.

 

The exhibition is organised in collaboration with Simon Preston Gallery, New York, as part of a series of exhibitions at Thomas Dane Gallery, hosting galleries with shared overlaps and synergies, following kurimanzutto’s recent Signals: If you like I shall Grow.  

 

On view until 16 February 2019

 

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6th December, 2018

Max Brown Hotels to open in Vienna spring 2019

Emerging budget hospitality brand Max Brown creates charming hotels in some of the most vibrant neighbourhoods in Europe. Founded on the idea that a great hotel should provide the basics at its absolute best, Max Brown Hotels will combine signature attentive service, outstanding food and playful design to create a warm and inviting space for sleeping and eating in the Austrian capital.

 

Situated in Vienna’s youthful seventh district, the hotel’s neighbours include cosy eateries and independent shops, as well as MuseumsQuartier – host to major annual exhibitions, including Vienna Design Week. The property will feature over 140 rooms and suites, multi-functional public spaces and a restaurant led by an internationally acclaimed chef.

 

Vienna’s new arrival will mark Max Brown Hotels’ fifth opening since launching in 2014, joining others in Amsterdam, Dusseldorf and Berlin.

 

maxbrownhotels.com

16th November, 2018

Sketch launches immersive installations portraying classic Christmas scenes

 

This holiday season, Mayfair restaurant sketch had a mayor festive makeover inspired by the comforts of home, courtesy of London’s top creative talent.

 

Famed for its lavish artist-conceived interiors and playful approach to dining, sketch invited Hackney florists Rebel Rebel, sustainable British lighting brand Tala, designer Tony Marklew, artist Diane Harris as well as flower genius Carly Rogers to create these unique festive scenes. Each collaborator focused on transforming a room at sketch, bringing different atmospheric installations to the iconic venue.

 

Installations:

 

The Nutcracker Ballet

sketch Façade & Entrance Hall by Tony Marklew

 

The Christmas Day Walk

The Reception by Carly Rogers Flowers

 

The “Original” Christmas Tale

Glade/Gallery Reception by Dianne Harris

 

Under the Mistletoe

The Glade by Tala & Rebel Rebel

 

All Wrapped Up 

The Pods by sketch & Love Print

 

The Christmas Spirit

The Lecture Room & Library by Tony Marklew

 

sketch.london

9th November, 2018

Muzeum Susch announces inaugural exhibition

Muzeum Susch has announced details of its first exhibition, inaugurating the newly opened space on 2nd January 2019. A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women is a major group exhibition curated by Kasia Redzisz, Senior Curator, Tate Liverpool. The exhibition, borrowing its title from Siri Hustvedt’s 2012 essay of the same name, weaves the narrative of artists who, regardless of gender, have been able to challenge not only social norms but also the limitations of art and its restrictive categories.

 

The exhibition takes its point of departure from the significant emphasis on women artists at the core of the Grażyna Kulczyk collection and sets out to explore the notion of the feminine and its diverse facets: social, political and cultural. Redzisz brings together work by over 30 international artists, featuring loans drawn from public institutions, artists’ estates, and private collections, as well as pieces from the Grażyna Kulczyk collection.

 

The exhibition will open 2 January 2019.

 

www.muzeumsusch.ch

30th October, 2018

Millicent Fawcett Room opens at sketch

This month saw the opening of an opulent private dining room located in the two Michelin-starred Lecture Room & Library at sketch, Mayfair, designed by Gabhan O’Keeffe. The Millicent Fawcett Room is an exclusive space and hub for intimate events in central London, with an 8-seat private dining room overseen by internationally-renowned chef Pierre Gagnaire. Continuing its position at the forefront of London’s restaurant design hotspots, the room is decorated in hues of red and silver, with richly upholstered armchairs in purple and crimson.

 
On 17 July, 1869, feminist icon and suffragist, Dame Millicent Fawcett spoke on the site of sketch (9 Conduit Street) calling for the enfranchisement of women, her first of many speeches on the subject. A lifelong champion of women’s equality, her efforts were also recently recognised with a monument in Parliament Square created by artist Gillian Wearing. The opening of the room at sketch also coincides with this year’s celebration of the 100 years since the Representation of the People Act was passed, which allowed women over 30 to vote for the first time.

 

sketch.london

27th September, 2018

Scott & Co to Represent Great Britain at Venice Biennale

We are delighted to announce that Scott & Co has been appointed by the British Council to handle international communications for the British Pavilion at both the 58th International Art Exhibition and the 17th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, the foremost global presentation of visual art and architecture.

 

Glasgow-based artist Cathy Wilkes has been commissioned by the British Council to present a major new body of work in a solo exhibition at next year’s Biennale. Since the late 1990s, Cathy Wilkes has built a considerable reputation for sculptural installations of profound and mysterious intensity. The exhibition in Venice will be curated by Dr Zoe Whitley, Curator International Art, Tate, who has been selected by the British Council following its first-ever open call for mid-career curators, designed to widen access to international working for UK visual arts professionals.

21st September, 2018

Tracey Emin celebrates female political empowerment at Frieze, teaming up with Deutsche Bank

In celebration of the centenary of women’s suffrage, Tracey Emin and her studio have curated an exhibition of works by female artists in the Deutsche Bank Collection. ‘Another World’ will feature 60 works by artists including Louise Bourgeois, Rosemarie Trockel, Kara Walker and Marlene Dumas, and will go on display in the Deutsche Bank Wealth Management Lounges at Frieze London and Frieze Masters.

 

As well as curating the exhibition with her studio, Emin has also initiated a sale of postcard-sized original artworks by living female artists in the Deutsche Bank Collection, to raise money for charities that support vulnerable women. Each original work is available to buy for £200 but one can only discover the artist’s identity after purchasing the work. The sale will be available online to the public between the public days of the fair 5-7 October and the preview and preregistration is live now at www.deutschewealth.com/anotherworld

 

deutschewealth.com/content/deutschewealth/en/conversations/another-world-tracey-emin.html

20th September, 2018

Eco-Boating Pioneers La Bella Verde Unveil ‘Ukulele’, a New Zero-Carbon Model

Founded with a vision to transform the boating industry, La Bella Verde have announced the launch of their very first zero-emission model. Powered by sun and sails, La Bella Verde’s Ukulele features the latest sustainable tech and will be available for worldwide delivery from 1st October.

 

The Ibiza-based operation has ambitious plans for the future and will set off on the first leg of a transatlantic junket as part of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers – joining 200 other boats to cross the Atlantic this November.

 

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