Lisson Gallery is widely known as one of the most influential and longest-running international contemporary art galleries in the world. Its two exhibition spaces in London champion the careers of pioneering artists and continue to support the wide-ranging potential of emerging and new talents. We provide insights into the upcoming exhibitions Nostalgic For The Future and Florian Pumhösl.
Since 2002, Art Basel in Miami Beach has become the premiere winter destination for the international art world. This year’s show brings together 258 galleries, from 31 countries, presenting artworks ranging from Modern masters to the latest contemporary works. Long-time exhibitors are joined by first-time participants such as Pace/MacGill Gallery, one of the leading international photography galleries, as well as a number of younger galleries.
From 14-17 November Paris Photo will be hosting 135 galleries at the Grand Palais, including 27 newly selected participants and 27 publishers specializing in photography books. Attracting artists galleries, collectors, professionals, enthusiasts and inquisitive minds, the event is accessible to all. The selection of galleries and images makes for a highly ambitious programme, showcasing the very best of those currently working in the photography world.
Celebrating a career that spans over four decades through 65 photographs, Sprüth Magers presents American artist, Stephen Shore’s, first solo show in London for over six years, from 26 November to 11 January. Taking its title from composer-philosopher John Cage’s Lecture on Something and Lecture on Nothing, concerned with the artist’s quest for beauty in the everyday, this exhibition draws together vintage works from the seminal series American Surfaces (1972-3) and Uncommon Places (1973-9), alongside the more recent Abu Dhabi (2009), Israel (2010) and the never before exhibited series Ukraine (2012).
Family Politics is the newest Jerwood Encounters exhibition and presents new commissions and existing work by six early career photographers relating to the theme of family relationships. Running until 8 December, the show is curated by Photoworks and will be launched in conjunction with the first issue of the Photoworks Annual.
Recognised as one of Japan’s most influential living photographers, Daido Moriyama is celebrated in an exhibition at Hamiltons, London. Running 7 November until 20 December, Silkscreens includes 16 images, selected by gallery owner Tim Jefferies, from Moriyama’s broad portfolio and produced exclusively for Hamiltons as silkscreens on canvas. The carefully curated selection presents a comprehensive overview of the artist’s broad interests, covering both well known and lesser known images.
As the toffee apples stock up and the calamitous noise of fireworks fill the sky, the start of November welcomes in a brand new season of festivity and celebration. However, smoking bonfires and screeching rockets aren’t the only means of celebrating this weekend with a whole host of sizzling exhibitions on offer, ready to set your Saturday and Sunday off with a bang. Revel in some of the best art shows from around the world as we count through our top five picks.
During her brief 15-year career Diane Arbus (b.1923) made a bold and singular impression on photography: one which is underlined and celebrated in this retrospective at Fraenkel Gallery, running from 31 October until 28 December. Always concerned with obscuring the familiar and uncovering the exotic in the everyday, this exhibition traces Arbus’ interests and obsessions from her first negative until her final work.
Covering all genres of Patrick Lichfield’s photography, landscape, portraiture, fashion and nudes, The Little Black Gallery displays the first exhibition of his Caribbean images. The artist was an internationally renowned photographer who produced work for a number of major magazines. His pictures have been presented worldwide, and he published several books during his career. The National Portrait Gallery dedicated a retrospective exhibition to the first 20 years of his practice in 2002.
In the catalogue prepared for the first ever Contemporary African Art Fair to take place in the world, the foreword by Koyo Kouoh, the fair’s Cameroon-born artistic director, draws attention to many important aspects of the fair. However, one of the most crucial points she makes is as follows: “The global reception of African art has morphed from the shadows of dusk into the splendour of rose in the course of a decade.” Just as it has been with Middle Eastern art in the last decade, African art has also been on the global artistic agenda. Bringing together 54 African countries under one roof, as well as 70 emerging and established artists, the fair comprises of 15 exhibitors from Abidjan to Lagos. The variety of art produced across African countries; sculptures, photography, paintings, installations, mixed-media pieces of completely different artistic movements all reflect the richness of Africa’s history and geography as well as the contemporary cultural abundance inherent within the infrastructure of the continent.
Weetwood Hall on the outskirts of Leeds, plays host to an art conference offering eight speakers the chance to produce a convention that will cover the less familiar side of art. Examining the difference between artist intent and audience reception, Appreciating Aspects of Art considers how to define, curate and engage with art.
Mitra Tabrizian’s new series Leicestershire makes its UK debut at The Wapping Project Bankside from 8 November to January 2014, showcasing a selection of near-dystopian shots taken in the county still bearing the marks and memories of its once central position in the textile and hosiery industry.