A solo exhibition by Nina Beier presents recent and new sculptures including a major spatial commission created for DRAF. An ambitious new work, Tileables (2014), functions as a base for the exhibition.
Neïl Beloufa “Counting on People”
In this first UK institutional exhibition of Neïl Beloufa’s work, the ICA will show a selection of his latest works on film alongside recent sculptural works across the Lower Galleries and Theatre. These explore the representation of digital information systems and the often conflicting desires for openly available information within mass media. They will be exhibited in specifically designed architectural installations where certain aspects of the images are able to be manipulated and fragmented throughout layers of screens within space.
Claudia Djabbari “Strategies of Chaos” and Erika Hock “The Seamstress, Her Mistress, the Mason and the Thief” at Tenderpixel, London
Claudia Djabbari “Strategies of Chaos”
Claudia Djabbari’s installations reflect on how familiar and practical solutions of living, working and housing manifest themselves in the world surrounding. Confronted against a sculptural and architectural tracery, they highlight social structures, and question the collective imaginary. A special interest lies in accumulating and storing. Her collections of objects are caught in the process of being packed or unpacked and carry a personal or otherwise meaningful value. Like remnants of the past they existing in the fragile state in between functional and nonfunctional.
“As farm animals are prohibited throughout Recife, those who get about by horse are rendered invisible in the eyes of the law. Only by treating the Horse-Drawn Cart Race as if it were a scene from a movie — that is, by having it considered to some extent as a piece of ‘fiction’ — would it be possible to obtain the authorisations needed to make it happen.”
KP Brehmer (1938–1997) found new ways to visualise global capitalism which are of increasing relevance today. In collaboration with his Estate, this exhibition presents drawings, prints, paintings, films, objects and publications, many of which have never been exhibited before. This is the first solo exhibition of Brehmer’s work in the UK.
Hauser & Wirth is excited to announce Pierre Huyghe’s inaugural exhibition with the gallery. Huyghe works across media to create situations, cutting through time and boundaries, highlighting concepts of separation. “IN. BORDER. DEEP” features all new work including film, site-specific sculpture, and a series of aquariums. Viewed as a whole, the exhibition reveals a chronology which spans 30 million years until the present day.
“Am I cleaning a small room or a large room?” asks the Scooba 450. Painting in the mega Hollywood format of Alex Israel’s airbrushed skies while channeling the bad British weather of JMW Turner. Late Turner found and lost in the spinning brush and lubricating/sucking action of a floor scrubbing robot. In Borrowed Light, Dead Salmon, Mole’s Breath and other colours selected from Farrow & Ball’s menu of “estate emulsions.” Somehow recognizing the grunting, senile-visionary late late Turner in the iRobot’s drone-like way of attacking the canvas or sky like any bathroom floor. A weather report in paint, a flood warning transmitting estate emulsions.
Massimo De Carlo gallery is proud to present “Weeping Atlas Cedar”: the first exhibition by American artist Nate Lowman in the gallery’s new Mayfair outpost.
José Rojas “Fracking”
Vilma Gold is pleased to present José Rojas’ first solo exhibition in the gallery. He lives and works in Mexico City.
Serpentine Galleries presents an exhibition by Cerith Wyn Evans at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery. This major solo show presents a varied body of work brought together “in concert”, and Wyn Evans has described the exhibition as “responding to the spaces which examine the transformative ‘Site/Sight/Cite’ effects that light, sound and duration can have on both spaces and their occupants. The site of the gallery, the perception of sight, the citation of references are multiple and swarming.”
ARTUNER is pleased to announce a solo presentation of new works by the artist Gabriele De Santis at the Italian Cultural Institute in London. De Santis’ practice explores the narrowing dichotomy between the synthetic and natural and the increasingly pervasive cross-cultural influence of social media. The show’s title reflects De Santis’ interest in the idea of moving images, not in a cinematographic sense, but quite literally as canvases, sculptures and installations that refer skateboarding and are hence: “On the Run.” The title is also a nod to the eponymous Beyoncé and Jay-Z tour currently travelling the world.
Sprovieri is delighted to announce “The London Angles” the inaugural exhibition with the gallery by Portuguese artist Pedro Cabrita Reis. Cabrita Reis’ complex work can be characterised by an idiosyncratic philosophical and poetical discourse embracing a great variety of means: painting, sculpture, photography, drawing, and installations composed of industrial and found materials and manufactured objects. Focused on questions relative to space and memory, his work is based and built on investigations and silences.
Ida Ekblad “ A day of toil among its ruins” and “A gentle looking little alien of sorts” at Herald St, London
Ida Ekblad “A day of toil among its ruins”
Two strands, even epigenetic codes, as these strands seem to stem, perpetuate and emanate from complex, molecular regions of creative life: the emergence of a certain phantasmagorical creature, a gentle looking little alien of sorts that seems blown and air-brushed into a puffy life-form, quantum-mechanically assembled through various un-identifiable archival figures, from cartoons and graffiti to sports stars, mascots, children’s books, the hang time of a certain number 23, and a seemingly endless flow of distinct and indistinct viral shapes. The inversions and implosions of the by now more familiar shopping trolley tracks, whited out containers of both poetic creation and erasure. They all bear witness to both a mindful registering and an automated absorption of contemporary materiality and life.
Maureen Paley is pleased to present the sixth solo exhibition by Gillian Wearing at the gallery.
Rod Barton, London is pleased to present “My Tarp Has Sprung a Leak”, the first UK solo exhibition of Norwegian artist Kenneth Alme. The apparent redundancy of a tarpaulin with holes is a key theme within Alme’s latest body of work and is reflected in the shows title, borrowed from Nirvana’s seminal Something in the Way. Alme cites the tarpaulins presence in popular culture as a constant trope in “My Tarp Has Sprung a Leak”; from Laura Palmer’s makeshift burial shroud in the opening scenes of Twin Peaks to the father’s use of a tarpaulin to protect his family in Cormack McCarthy’s The Road. In each of these cases an object that is traditionally used as a protective tool fails to provide the safety desired: “He pushed away the plastic tarpaulin and raised himself in the stinking robes and blankets and looked towards the east for any sign of light but there was none.”
For his first exhibition with Sprüth Magers, Andro Wekua transformed the London gallery by installing a wall constructed of rough breeze blocks, partially obscuring the view into the space through the large bay window. While from the exterior the blocks will be untreated and exposed, the interior side of the wall will have a smooth white surface as if to disguise it from within, allowing the wall to blend seamlessly into the interior space. Within the gallery, Wekua will suspend from the ceiling a life-sized sculpture of an androgynous adolescent.
Charlie Billingham “Jam Standard” and Joe Reihsen “Factory Paint, Aftermarket Interior” at Brand New Gallery, Milan
Charlie Billingham ”Jam Standard”
Brand New Gallery is glad to announce “Jam Standard”, the first solo exhibition in Italy by British artist Charlie Billingham.
James Cohan Gallery is pleased to present the gallery’s debut exhibition with Michelle Grabner.