Gow Langsford Gallery is delighted to announce our participation in Art Basel’s first iteration of Online Viewing Rooms, a new digital platform designed to connect galleries and collectors from around the world.
Viewing Rooms launches on March 20 and remains live until March 25, with VIP preview days March 18 to March 20.
Our Online Viewing Room will feature works by contemporary New Zealand painter Judy Millar alongside a group exhibition by Oceanic artists including Colin McCahon, Dale Frank, John Pule and Lisa Roet; together with European sculptors Tony Cragg, Henry Moore and Ugo Rondinone.
Gallery artist André Hemer has spent the month of January as the artist-in-residence at The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA). Operated by MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists program, the residency runs year-round and invites artists and writers to make works on-site for 4-6 weeks. While in residence, Hemer has been collecting videos, images, and 3D scans using the environment within the Museum campus — these will be developed into new paintings, sculptures, and video works to be shown during 2020. A selection of these newly created works will be exhibited at our Auckland Art Fair Booth at the end of April.
An avid surfer herself, Katharina Grosse has collaborated with Parley for the Oceans, an organisation to help raise awareness of the extreme amount of pollutants plaguing our oceans. 20 unique surfboards were created to support their Global Clean Up Network. See more information here.
New Zealand born, Vienna based artist André Hemer has joined the Hollis Taggart Contemporary stable based in Chelsea, New York. His works will be included at Untitled art fair in Miami in December with Hollis Taggart, with a solo exhibition planned for 2020. For further details, read the full announcement here.
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Tony Cragg is included in the sixth edition of GLASSTRESS held at Fondazione Berengo Art Space, Campiello Della Pescheria, Murano. To celebrate 10 years of GLASSTRESS and 30 years of Berengo Studio, the exhibition goes back to its historical roots on the island of Murano. An old abandoned glass furnace is now an evocative exhibition space for striking new works and installations by returning artists as well as first-time participants. Find out more here.
Now open at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston until 23 February 2020 is Mural: Jackson Pollock | Katharina Grosse. The exhibition features Jackson Pollock's largest painting ever, Mural (1943) alongside a newly commissioned work by Grosse. "The unprecedented pairing of Pollock and Grosse’s work demonstrates how the artists have each transformed painting through their innovative techniques and approaches to colour on a massive scale." Find more information here.
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Katharina Grosse is included in Artists I Steal From, an exhibition co-curated by Alvaro Barrington and Julia Peyton-Jones at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London. The exhibition, which runs until 9 August, is about looking at art through the eyes of an artist and acknowledging that artists have always borrowed from each other in some way. It features 49 artists, including Grosse's digital printed work onto silk, a bright trompe l'oeil, alongside the likes of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Joseph Beuys, Louise Bourgeois, Ellsworth Kelly, Cy Twombly and Andy Warhol. Read more here.
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac London
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Judy Millar and Katharina Grosse are both included in Frozen Gesture at Kunst Museum Winterthur alongside prominent artists, Gerhard Richter, David Reed, and contemporaries such as Franz Ackermann and Pia Fries. The exhibition presents the sheer range of gestures in contemporary painting "to create a fascinating display of works of exceptional painterly quality and inconceivable sensory appeal." Read more on their website here.
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Highly acclaimed exhibition Oceania held at the Royal Academy of Arts, London that featured 170 works from the Pacific region has travelled to the Quai Branly Museum (Musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac) in Paris on until 7 July 2019. The exhibition features John Pule's epic 5 panelled work Kehe tau hauaga foou (To all new arrivals). For further information about the exhibition, see here.
Judy Millar's largest survey exhibition The Future and The Past Perfect opened earlier this month at Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Switzerland. This exhibition offers the opportunity to experience an overview of her oeuvre from the past 40 years. Early works on paper from the 1980s are exhibited alongside more recent works from the past couple of years. Read more here.
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German collectors Alison and Peter Klein recently visited New Zealand and acquired a selection of works from New Zealand and Pacific artists, in particular, Darryn George and John Pule. These newly acquired works are now on display in Aus Der Südsee, translating to 'From the South Seas' on until 10 June 2019. The exhibition also consists of carvings, and tapas from Samoa, Fiji and Tonga presented as a celebration of Pacific culture. Read more here.
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Photographer Laurence Aberhart has works included After The War an exhibition at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra. The exhibition covers all wars from the First World War to the present day and explores the ongoing impact on Australia. The exhibition opened in October 2018 and runs until October 2019.
Read more here.
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Campbell ACT 2612
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Australian artist Lisa Roet has been named as one of 44 chosen, who will be creating a unique table design for Art of Dining: Best of the Best held at the National Gallery of Victoria this May. The line up includes Australia’s leading artists, interior designers, couturiers, florists, stylists and retailers, where they are tasked with creating avant-garde table settings and experiences. The tables will be open to the public to view on Thursday 2 May and Friday 3 May. For further information, see here.
Max Gimblett: Original Mind documents the life and process of New Zealand born, New York based artist Max Gimblett and his devoted studio assistants. Directed by Rhys Mitchell in 2016, it was shown as part of the 2017 DocEdge Festival in New Zealand. It now available to watch on Vimeo for free here.
Artist Sara Hughes' recent mural Magma supported by Auckland's Uptown Business Association has received a Certificate of Merit Award by the International Downtown Association at the 64th Annual Conference and Tradeshow in San Antonio, Texas. “The IDA Awards recognise the best of the best in urban place management so for Uptown to receive this award is fantastic news both for our artist Sara Hughes and for the mural itself which, as well as deterring graffiti and vandalism, has become an attraction for public use as a backdrop in wedding photos, fashion photo shoots, ‘selfies’ and even as the cover photo on a popular magazine." Read more here.
Photographer Jono Rotman has been featured in Issue #7876: The Portrait Issue of the British Journal of Photography for his Mongrel Mob images. "Though he is looking at the subculture as an outsider, Rotman eschews a traditional documentarian approach to his subject matter. In doing so, the project’s scope extends beyond the mob itself to touch upon issues related to New Zealand’s charged colonial past and self-professed biculturalism". See more here.
Musée D'Art Contemporain de Lyon is currently exhibiting a large retrospective of Bernar Venet's works spanning over 60 years with more than 170 works on display. This includes his early performance works, drawings, paintings, photographs, films and sculptures, of which he has become most known for. This exhibition is open until 6 January 2019.
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The Royal Academy of Arts in London latest exhibition Oceania brings together over 200 works from private and public collections from the Pacific. The timing of the exhibition also marks 250 years since Captain Cook's first voyage to the Pacific. John Pule's Kehe tau hauaga foou (To all new arrivals) concludes the overall exhibition. It is one of Pule’s largest works to dates with an impressive five panels that draw on global issues set within a Pacific viewpoint. A poet as well as a painter, this work tells a story of Pacific history past, yet the work is strongly cemented in the present.
The Oceania exhibition has been receiving extremely high praise and is attracting a lot of media attention. Read the review on The Economist 1843 here, a review in the Financial Times here, its five-star review on The Standard here, and it was called 'an astonishing blast of a show' by The Telegraph here.
29 September - 10 December 2018
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Bernar Venet has been featured in a three-part article on Forbes.com discussing his upcoming major exhibitions in Lyon on until 6 January 2019 and in Nice opening 13 October - 13 January 2019. Read Part 1 here, Part 2 (Q&A) here, and Part 3 (Q&A continued) here.
For further details about Venet's works, visit his artist page.
A recent panel discussion held in Basel titled ‘Artist Talk | Artists’ Influencers’ features Katharina Grosse in discussion with Serpentine Galleries’ artistic director Hans Ulrich Obrist, and whom Katharina names as one of her influences, installation-based artist Sarah Sze. Read the highlights of the discussion here, or watch the full panel here.
Ocula has posted a report on the recent Sydney Contemporary held last week at Carriageworks. Gow Langsford presented a wide variety of works from New Zealand and international artists and were one of only four galleries from New Zealand present at the fair.
"Among its big-hitters (including two of Tony Cragg's twisted, column-like forms, and Ugo Rondinone's painted stone-and-steel sculpture black white orange mountain, 2016), Gow Langsford Gallery presented a fair highlight—Colin McCahon's large, un-stretched painting A Handkerchief for St Veronica (1973). McCahon's painting is said to depict the Tasman sea (an inscription on the canvas reads 'Kaipara Flat – Looking West'), and displays much of the New Zealand artist's signature style, namely his interrogation of the New Zealand landscape and elements of spirituality through a modernist lens infused with the use of painted text. The work was previously shown at this year's Art Basel in Hong Kong, raising the question of why an institution or savvy collector has yet to pick it up. That being said, it is unclear whether or not Sydney is the place to spark such interest, as there didn't appear to be many of the country's curators on the ground, something noted by several gallerists, but contradicted in the fair's press statement."
Read the full report here.
Tony Cragg is included in a large group exhibition at The Parkview Museum Singapore on until 19 January 2018. Intriguing Uncertainties: A Contemporary Art Exhibition is curated by Dr. Lorand Hegyi that focuses on 'singular socio-cultural constellations as well as specific and situational meanings, based on anthropological considerations [...] Through the visual narrative of obscurity, uncertainty and improbability, the artists of this exhibition bring the viewers on a journey through the multifaceted nature of human existential experiences and an extremely complex, destabilizing but also intriguing and fascinating poetic universe." Read more about the exhibition here.
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Selected works from Jono Rotman's controversial Mongrel Mob portrait series are now on display in the Swiss town of Vevey as part of their Art Festival. Featuring 61 bodies of work from 19 countries, each of the works explores the theme of Extravaganza - Out of the Ordinary and are on display until 30 September 2018. The Guardian has named Rotman's presentation as one of the six not to be missed - read more here.
Judy Millar will present her first ever solo exhibition in London at FOLD Gallery opening this Thursday 13 September until Saturday 20 October. The View from Nowhere will feature six new works where 'form becomes the graph of activity'. 'The appearance of “things” emerges from the web of painted lines and fields of colour. Things hard to name but fleetingly apparent establish a semi-believable pictorial space.' Read the full exhibition text here.
The Guardian included this exhibition on their list of 'Five of the best... exhibitions'. Read the full article here.
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André Hemer has been interviewed by Steven Cox for Hunted Projects. He discusses his daily routine, how his works are affected by various digital technologies and what goes into producing his works. Later in November this year, Gow Langsford will host a solo exhibition of new works by Hemer.
Read the full interview here.
Jan De Vliegher has a new solo exhibition of works on view at Galerie Zwart Huis in Belgium. Garden features works inspired by the Kew Gardens in London and in Monet's gardens in Giverny. The exhibition is on until 9 September 2018.
For further information, see here.
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Tony Cragg's exhibition at our Lorne St Gallery has been reviewed by John Hurrell for Eye Contact.
"Three of the four cast bronzes have a particular fluidity where the texture of the headlike form seems like liquid pouring over rocky or arboreal outcrops that are dramatically tilted at unusual angles. They look geological and eroded, and the facial profiles are not obvious. They take time to discover."
Read more on the Eye Contact site. The exhibition runs until 5th July 2018.
Gallery artist Lisa Roet has just finished installing her second large-scale installation work atop of the Opposite House Hotel, Beijing, China as the focal point for the month-long festival to discuss global issues around sustainability and Beijing Earth Hour. Skywalker features the newly discovered Skywalker Hoolock Gibbon found predominately in China. The inflatable sculpture has a 20m arm span and is constructed from solar sensitive materials with sound and lighting components included.
Gow Langsford Gallery is gearing up for Art Basel Hong Kong 2018, opening officially tomorrow night. We are presenting works from one of New Zealand's most prolific artists, Colin McCahon, which will mark the first major exhibition of his works in Asia. Find us at Booth 3D42. Read more about 'What's Trending at Art Basel Hong Kong' on The New York Times here.
Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 5pm to 9pm
Thursday, March 29, 2018, 1pm to 9pm
Friday, March 30, 2018, 1pm to 8pm
Saturday, March 31, 2018, 11am to 6pm
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1 Harbour Road
Hong Kong, China
Two works from Dale Frank held in the Chartwell Collection are currently exhibited as part of the Auckland Art Gallery's new exhibition Other People Think: Auckland's Contemporary International Collection. Over the past 10 years, the Auckland Art Gallery's collection has grown extensively and is now one of the most prominent international collection of contemporary art in New Zealand. There are currently five works by Dale Frank held in the collection and the two on exhibition are; #-http://www.free-nude-male-celebs.com/johnnydepp/johnnydepp003.html, 2001, acrylic and varnish on canvas, 2000 x 2000mm, and Lately he had been spending much time in quiet dull thought. So many of his artist friends were happy. And he just could not understand why. He was not happy. Their art was not better than his, their press not better. Maybe, he realised, that it was just him, he was a loser, a chiller, a shit. But how could he turn that into art he thought, and get rich from it., 2006, acrylic and varnish on canvas, 2000 x 2000mm.
The exhibition will run until 10th June 2018.
A new site-specific exhibition by Katharina Grosse has just opened at the National Gallery in Prague titled Wunderbild. Metres of draped fabric with Grosse's signature spray paint application covers the walls of the Big Hall in the Trade Fair Palace which "radically redefines painting as a performative and architectural medium" (National Gallery of Prague).
The exhibition is open until 6 January 2019. For further information and images, see here.
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A new article on Contemporary HUM by Jodie Dalgleish explores Judy Millar's recent body of work and discusses her practice.
"Then, I see that each painting’s spatial action comes not only from its curving ‘brushstrokes’ but also from the possibilities of colour. Framed ‘colour focal fields,’ as I call them with Millar’s approval, become characteristic of the work and precipitate formal interactions that are constantly backgrounded and foregrounded in layers of painterly detail." - Jodie Dalgleish
Read the full article here.
While Gow Langsford Gallery was closed over the Christmas break, Katharina Grosse was busy over in Sydney completing her latest commissioned work at Carriageworks. The Horse Trotted Another Couple Of Metres, Then It Stopped, 2018, is constructed from 8250 square metres of fabric, that is draped, hung, scrunched and folded and painted upon by Grosse. The installation is open until 8 April 2018. Grosse was interviewed by The Daily Telegraph which can be read here.
Copyright: © 2018 Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn; Commissioned by Carriageworks, Sydney, Australien; Courtesy Gagosian.
Simon Ingram’s Radio Painting Station: Looking for the Waterhole features in Open Codes: Living in Digital Worlds, curated by Peter Weibel at ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany. The work collects and materialises invisible cosmic energy as a series of painted compositions. It is an enlarged adaptation of Radio Painting Station installed at JAR in Auckland (2015) curated by Wystan Curnow, and an earlier work commissioned for Dark Sky (2012) curated by Tina Barton. The work at ZKM features a 4.5-metre long horn-type radio antenna projecting out of the building, which concentrates, filters, amplifies and digitizes cosmic energy for a mechatronic system to codify as a series of 1.6m square painted compositions inside the building.
Ingram notes: ‘I wanted to reposition the theme of expressing higher powers or unseen forces by using technical methods to paint invisible cosmic radio energy. Part of this was to rephrase the production of abstract images as a contemporary one by developing Vilém Flusser’s notion of the ‘technical image’. This is the non-narrative composition arising in response to increased abstraction, big data and technical change in human culture. In Flusser’s telling, technical images are made from devices that can see what we can’t see, experience what we can’t experience, able to bring together invisible quanta, such as photons and electrons and bits/bytes of information as images.’
The artist acknowledges the support of Kamahi Electronics, the Chartwell Trust, and Elam at The University of Auckland. The exhibition will run until 5 August 2018. For further information, see here.
In 2016, André Hemer was awarded the prestigious Paramount Award at the Wallace Art Awards with the prize being a six-month residency at the International Studio and Curatorial Program in New York. Opening on 1st December, Gow Langsford will present a new body of works which have all been completed over the course of this residency. Open for only a short time until 3 December, this open studio will be held at The 360 Space, 104 Charlton St, New York 10014. On Saturday 2nd December, Hemer will be holding a talk in conversation with Helen Klisser During about these new works from 4 pm. Contact the gallery for further information.
Gallery artist Antonio Murado is one of 30 artists included in OCCUPY MANA: Friends in Solidarity (Year 1) at Mana Contemporary, New Jersey. Open until 16 December 2017, this exhibition curated by Phong Bui and Rail Curatorial Projects is a response to the current political agendas implemented by the Trump government as an act of unification and solidarity. For further details, visit their website here.
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This Drove my Mother up the Wall, a new site-specific interior installation by Katharina Grosse is open at South London Gallery until 3 December 2017. The main exhibition space becomes Grosse's canvas, where she used large foam stencils placed strategically on the floor and parts of the surrounding walls to control and filter her spraying technique. The overall effect is dramatic and all-encompassing. For further information, see here.
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Bernar Venet has launched Poetic? Poétique ? Anthologie 1967-2017, the first poetry book by Venet that captures his entire range of poetry. "Written in French, English or with mathematical signs, the poems of Bernar Venet—lists, texts in prose and diagrams – serve to display information in a poetic fashion. In his literary creations, Bernar Venet brings a visual and musical dimension to the knowledge he portrays on paper."
The book can be purchased from Jean Boite Editions here.
Gow Langsford Gallery is participating in the Sydney Contemporary Art Fair from 7 - 10 September 2017. The gallery's booth (B02) features an international line up of artists including five significant works by Tony Cragg, and works by Dale Frank, Lee Ufan, Brett Whiteley, Rosalie Gascoigne, and Katharina Grosse. Works by prominent New Zealand artists, such as Colin McCahon, Judy Millar, Paul Dibble, Max Gimblett, and André Hemer will also be exhibited during the course of the Art Fair. Sydney Contemporary is held at Carriageworks, 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh NSW 2015, with the opening hours as below.
Opening Hours & Dates
Wednesday 6 September: By invitation only
Thursday 7 September: 5 - 9pm
General Opening Hours
Thursday 7 September: 12 - 5pm
Friday 8 September: 11 - 6pm
Saturday 9 September: 10 - 6pm
Sunday 10 September: 10 - 5pm
A new exhibition, Out of the ordinary, at Art Gallery of New South Wales featuring a work by Sara Hughes has just opened. The exhibition featuring prominent New Zealand and Australian contemporary artists comprises of works drawn from the Gallery's ARTAND Emerging Artist Collection all of which engage with everyday materials in unsuspecting and transformative ways. The exhibition is open until August 2018. For further information, visit their website.
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Over a year in the making, Judy Millar's Rock Drop has been unveiled to the public. The South Atrium, with its complex architectural arrangement providing the junction between the old and the new, has been transformed by this large installation work in true Millar fashion. Rock Drop was made possible with the support of Auckland Sculpture Trust, Auckland Contemporary Arts Trust and Auckland Art Gallery Foundation 2016 annual appeal and it will be exhibited until 2019.
For further information, visit the Auckland Art Gallery website here.
Katharina Grosse has unleashed her bright and bold sweeping spray paint in a new site specific public installation in Denmark as part of the group show by ARoS titled THE GARDEN - End of Times; Beginning of Times from 3 June - 30 July 2017.
Asphalt Air and Hair, 2017, is included in the third part of the larger triennial; The Garden - The Future, which explores the artists responses to environmental changes. The installations are part of the larger Aarhus as European Capital of Culture 2017.
For more information, visit the ARoS website here.
Simon Ingram in collaboration with Austrian artist Anna-Maria Bogner currently has an exhibition titled Lines on at Basement Wien, Vienna from 9 - 25 June. Lines sees Bogner's work fuse with Ingram's 'painting machine' which converts sketches and drawings done by Ingram on his phone through the machine and onto canvas. For further images and video of this installation, see here.
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New Zealand photographer and represented artist Jono Rotman has been awarded the prestigious Image Vevey Book Award for 2017/2018 for his Mongrel Mob photographic series. Rotman has dedicated over 10 years exploring this subject matter which will now cumulate in the creation of a book project aided by the Amis d'Images. The award of a EUR 9,000 grant to assist in this publication was a unanimous decision by the jury. The jury consisting of artist Christian Marclay, Simon Baker (Curator of photography and international art, Tate London), Lars Boering (Managing Director, World Press Photo Amsterdam), Darius Himes (Head of Photographs, Christie’s New York), and Luce Lebart (Director of the Canadian Photography Institute) commented:
"In his work Rotman demonstrates an unusual and highly sophisticated sensitivity to the ethical and practical concerns associated with a documentary project of this scope. The result is both visually compelling and textually rich. Comprised of portraits, archival material, and a comprehensive series of interviews to be designed as a kind of handbook for the self-defined “Mongrel Mob”, a balance of form and content will ultimately define the finished book."
Rotman was selected as the sole winner from 194 applications submitted from 34 countries. For further information on this award, visit the Images Vevey website here.
Gow Langsford Gallery welcomes Hugo Koha Lindsay into its stable of artists. Lindsay’s abstract surfaces take reference from their surroundings and from the process of painting. Creases are captured in the process of the canvas being stretched, rubbings are made and marks mirrored from his studio walls and floor. Lindsay’s work often reflects the structure of the ubiquitous digital screen, where space is constructed in layers that acknowledge tabs or windows. His practice considers the greater complexities of today’s relationship between the digital and the physical, which continues to shift with the progression of digital culture.
Lindsay has been the recipient of numerous recent awards including the Molly Morpeth Canaday Painting and Drawing Award, 2016; the Kaipara Wallace Arts Trust Award, 2015; the Parkin Drawing Prize Merit Award, 2015; the Walker and Hall, Zinni Douglas Merit Award, 2014; and the Francis Erwin Hunt Scholarship, 2011.
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Max Gimblett: Original Mind is set to have its international premiere in May/June. The documentary, directed by Rhys Mitchell, features the artistic practice of Max Gimblett with an intimate look at his studio in New York where Max and his assistants share how his magnificent works are created. With a philosophy of 'all mind-no-mind', this documentary promises to reveal the techniques used and how Max expresses his Buddist beliefs through his art.
The film will be premiered at The Roxy in Wellington on Friday 19th May and Sunday 21st May (tickets available here), and in Auckland at Q Theatre on Friday 2nd June and Sunday 4th June (tickets available here).
For more information, visit the DocEdge website here.
Gallery artist, Hye Rim Lee, is included in the large group exhibition of 25-30 glass installations at Boca Raton Museum of Art, Florida. The mixed media exhibition incorporates performance, video, interactive media, design, and video games to showcase the numerous methods in which glass can be utilised and to showcase the material in other means than its traditional use. The works included all deal with important global issues, such as race, identity, and climate change.
The exhibition runs until 2 July 2017. For further information, see the Boca Raton website here.
Gallery artist Katharina Grosse’s solo exhibition Gagosian Gallery opens this week in New York and will run until 11 March. Last year the renowned gallery announced she would be joining their stable of represented artists, with this show marking Katharina's first solo gallery exhibition in New York and a significant milestone in her career which continues to attract global attention. The exhibition will feature selected large canvas works from the past 12 months, alongside sculptural works. For more information, see here.
Contemporary HUM launches today as the first centralised platform dedicated to documenting and generating critical discussion on New Zealand visual arts and creative disciplines presented abroad.
Jodie Dalgleish discusses Andre Hemer's recent work in Paris and Vienna as an opening feature.
Find out more and read Jodie Dalgleish's essay here.
"Richard Lewer’s art makes us laugh even as we recognise the painful moments of weakness and failure he’s looking at. Lisa Slade reports."
Richard Lewer is profiled in the Summer edition of Art News, exploring recent exhibitions and Lewer's inventive approach to materials. Slade touches on Lewer's treatment of war, sporting failure and mental illness, his ability to work with peoples' darkest times, through which he looks to encourage a deeper understanding of ourselves.
Read the full article here.
Dick Frizzell will lend his artistic hand to create a limited edition silkscreen print to help fundraise money for the Hundertwasser Arts Centre & Wairau Maori Art Gallery in Whangarei. The Hundertwasser Foundation in Vienna has given Frizzell the copyright permission to produce the print, with the working title of ‘Homage a Hundertwasser’.
Friedensreich Hundertwasser was an Austrian artist and architect, who has ties to New Zealand after he purchased land in the Bay of Islands in the 1970s, where he lived until his death in 2000. He designed and built the Bottle House, as well as the 'Hundertwasser Toilets' in Kawakawa which is a hot spot for tourists, and one of the most photographed toilet blocks in New Zealand. In 1993, the Mayor of Whangarei invited him to design an art centre for the city and now 20 years on, this design will hopefully be implemented with the help of donations and backing from local council and national museums and galleries.
The Art Centre will have a gallery space to exhibit over 50 original works by Hundertwasser on loan from Vienna and will also include the Wairau Maori Art Gallery, to showcase and celebrate contemporary Maori art. They hope to raise upwards of $13 million and commence building in 2017.
For more information on this project and ways in which you can donate or volunteer, visit their website here.
Gallery artist, Hye Rim Lee has a number of exciting international group exhibitions that open over the Spring/Summer period. See below for the exhibition dates and locations.
Dialogue with the Senses
The 4th Korea-Indonesia Media Installation Art
21st October - 3rd November 2016
Galeria Fatahillah (Jakarta History Museum), Jakarta
Gallery Simon, Seoul, Korea
10th November 2016 - 11th January 2017
Myth and Science / Unseen Science
International Animamix Biennale for Comics and Animation
Art:1 New Museum Jakarta
9th December 2016 – 9th April 2017
Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, Florida, USA
31st January - 30th July 2017
Curated by Kathy Goncharov, (Curator for Fred Wilson, American Pavilion at the 50th Venice Biennale)
Sponsored by the Museum and Fondazione Berengo, Venice
Richard Lewer has been announced as one of the first of nine artists (out of 50) who will be included in The National: New Australian Art, a collaborative exhibition organised by The Art Gallery of New South Wales, Carriageworks, and the Museum of Contemporary Art. Lewer will contribute hand-drawn animation and a performance examining Aboriginal deaths in custody at The Carriageworks, Sydney. All works in this exhibition share key themes of anxiety of identity and social engagement.
The dates for The National: New Australian Art are:
Art Gallery of New South Wales: 30th March to 30th July 2017
Carriageworks: 30th March to 18th June 2017
Museum of Contemporary Art: 30th March to 18th June 2017
For more information, see here.
To coincide with the Year of The Monkey, Beijing Design Week 2016 and China's Golden Week, Australian artist Lisa Roet presents a selection of her sculptural works at The Opposite House Hotel in Taikoo Li Sanlitun shopping hub in the Chaoyang District.
Along with her famous chimp busts in marble, bronze and gold, Roet also has a selection of custom designed 'Skin Jewellery' inspired by primates and their skin texture and features. The largest of the exhibition is the 10 metre tall inflatable 'Golden Monkey' that sits aloft the side of the building.
The exhibition runs from 22nd September - 31st October 2016. More information can be found here.
Famed English sculptor Tony Cragg presents a new selection of works at Lisson Gallery, London. The exhibition runs from October 1st - November 5th 2016, and includes some fascinating new sculptures using Cragg's distinctive fluidity and mesmerising forms.
Represent artist André Hemer was awarded the Paramount Award at Monday night's 25th Annual Wallace Art Awards for his work, Big Node #10, 2015. The Paramount Award is the top prize, where Hemer will depart on a six month residency at the International Studio and Curatorial Program in New York, USA. Sir James Wallace commented that "the great, challenging, and enigmatic work demonstrated why Hemer is regarded as one of the top new artists on the international art scene".
Richard Lewer, the recent recipient of the prestigious Basil Sellers Art Award, is included in a new exhibition, Close to Home, at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. The exhibition runs from 30 July to 11 December 2016 and includes Lewer, and five other Australian artists in the second Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial with a focus on narrative, memory and experience. To see Lewer give an insight into these works, watch this short video here.
Richard Lewer has been awarded the prestigious Basil Sellers Art Prize for 2016 with his work The Theatre of Sports. Lewer takes away $100,000, and an exhibition at the Ian Potter Museum of Art, the University of Melbourne from 19th July - 6th November 2016. Over 240 artists from all over Australia submitted entries for this prize, with a focus on how sport and sporting culture can be represented through art, with no restrictions on medium or approach.
Twelve separate canvases form Lewer's winning work, examining what the role of sport has in relation to mental illness; drawing on extremes of behavior and the failures of well known sporting figures.
Katharina Grosse wows again with her latest installation as part of MoMA's PS1 Rockaway! ongoing public art festival. The old abandoned military base from 1917 at Fort Tilden Beach, New York has been given new life with Katharina's vivid colours and iconic brush strokes. It took about a week for Grosse to complete the painting process.
For further information, see the PBS article here.
Gallery artists Reuben Paterson and Graham Fletcher feature in the exhibition Art of The Pacific, on now at the National Gallery of Victoria. Featuring works that span a broad cross-section of time and space, the exhibition encourages thought about the continuous history of the Pacific and its dynamic transformation in the face of enormous social change.
Art of the Pacific includes the work of a number of prominent contemporary Pacific Islander and New Zealand artists, notably Fiona Pardington, Reuben Patterson, Brett Graham, Peter Robinson, Greg Semu, Chris Charteris, Graham Fletcher, Daniel Boyd, Francis Upritchard, Yvonne Todd, Taloi Havini and Angela Tiatia whose work appears alongside that of artists working in Vanuatu, Oro Province, The Highlands, West Papua, Samoa, Tonga and the Torres Strait.
NGV International, Level 3
16 March - 14th August 2016
Open 10am - 5pm Daily
Read more about the exhibition on the NGV website here.
After exhibitions in Tokyo, Osaka and Singapore, the major curatorial collaboration 'Time of Others' opens tomorrow at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane.
Featuring gallery artist Graham Fletcher, this evolving, travelling exhibition is an attempt to create a platform for reflecting on social and cultural relations in the Asia-Pacific today. Curated by Che Kyongfa, Hashimoto Azusa, Michelle Ho and Reuben Keehan, 'Time of others' brings together new works by artists from the Asia-Pacific as well as holdings drawn from the collections of the participating museums. It aims to reveal multiple perspectives, in which differences meet without melting into an artificial unity, but are instead negotiated and used as tools for reflection.
The exhibition runs from the 11th of June – 18th of September 2016.
Please click here for further information.
Katharina Grosse is bringing her spray paint to Fort Tilden’s decaying aquatics building in Queens as a part of “Rockaway!,” MoMA PS1’s programming that began in 2013 with Bloomberg Philanthropies. A fantastic outdoor project that will take place over the upcoming months, read more at The New York Times, or read more about MoMA PS1 here.
Art Money has extended its reach to New Zealand, just in time for the Auckland Art Fair! We are happy to announce our partnership with the scheme.
A strategy for interest free loans on art, Art Money offers the opportunity to carry home your artwork with a mere 10% deposit.
Find out more on their website here.
Tony Cragg and Hye Rim Lee are to feature alongside an impressive collection of artists in the exhibition Glassfever: Contemporary Art in Glass, opening across four locations in the Netherlands on the 30th of April, running until the 25th of September, 2016.
"Glass is a versatile and complex material. It can reflect light and allow it to pass through simultaneously, it can be clear and opaque, fluid and solid. For many years, glass was only use in applied art. In glassware, jewellery and decorative objects. In autonomous modern art, glass was never considered to be a fully-fledged material like bronze, marble or steel. Not until the 1960s was glass used as a material in modern art without preconception or artistic reserve. Adriano Berengo was a pioneer in this development. For over twenty-five years, Studio Beregno has been modernizing the tradition of Murano glass art by working with renowned names and up-and-coming talent in international contemporary visual arts. The results of Berengo's passionate pioneering work are now on display as part of the GlassFever exhibition at four locations in Dordrecht."
See further information on the exhibition here.
Hye Rim Lee has recently been a part of the exhibition “The Need For My Care”, at Waterfall Mansion and Gallery in New York. Inspired by Maya Angelou’s “Phenomenal Woman” and in honour of International Woman’s Day, The exhibition gives laud to the strengths, mystery, beauty, and care that make women around the world truly phenomenal. With over 40 acclaimed international artists, The Need For My Care opens up a dialogue about the triumphs and journey of women while reflecting on the mystery and nuances of their spirit. It celebrates the iconoclasts that break down boundaries and empower society through their lives and art. These prolific artists speak about memories of their mothers, mysteries of a woman’s scent, or the power of women who changed history.
Featuring: Lili Almog, Orna Ben-Ami, Maurice Benayoun, Jose Carlos Casado, Jinwon Chang, Caroline Cheng, Mina Cheon, Shi Chong, Melanie Ciccone, Tal Danino, Carole Feuerman, Osang Gwon, Youngsoo Han, Claudia Hart, Oyama Enrico Isamu, Yuki Iwanami, Kim Joon, Eduardo Kac, Yayoi Kusama Andrew Kim, Ilhwa Kim, Kimi Kim, Hayoon Jay Lee, Hyerim Lee, Jee Young Lee, Jihyun Lee, Sung-Kuen Lee, Jessica Lichtenstein, Ujoo+Limheeyoung, Lev Manovich, Takagi Masakatsu, Kirsty Mitchell, Seungmo Park, Soo Sunny Park, Shane Pennington, Sarah Saito, Ellen Sandor, Daehyuk Sim, Jennifer Swanson, Ai Wei Wei, Koh Sang Woo, Thomas Wunsch, Minha Yang, Lu Yang, Yangachi, Hugo Yoshikawa
Alex Monteith's single-channel moving image work Cascade Cove in the Shadow of 150,000 Bones, 2015 (13mins) has been selected for Les Rencontres Internationales in Paris, January, 2016.
Les Rencontres Internationales is a major event dedicated to the contemporary practices of the moving image, which offers a space to discover and reflect upon new cinema and contemporary art. It draws leading figures together in the fields of cinema, contemporary and digital artists, researchers, institutional supervisors and emerging organisations.
For more information visit their website here.
Coinciding with the colourful German Carnival season, German painter Katharina Grosse has transformed the Cologne Transport center Chlodwigplatz into an immersive wall painting. Paint applied by spray gun, now covers the majority of the concrete walls. The paint converts the functional underground station into an illusionary pictorial space. Regular service will begin from December 13, 2015.
Now in its 19th year, Sculpture by the Sea has hit the beach once again. The coastal walk from Bondi Beach to Tamarama Beach in Sydney has been transformed into a 2 km long temporary sculpture park. Alongside over 100 works by acclaimed local and international artists is the work of our represented artist David McCracken. Sculpture by the sea is a free public event that will be up until November 8th.
For more information on Sculpture by the Sea, please visit their website:
Paul Dibble’s monumental sculpture “The New Zealand War Memorial” is now featured on a new app called StatueFindr which can be purchased through iTunes. StatueFinder documents Westminster’s rich artistic history from King Charles I to the latest commemorative sculptures and contemporary art, StatueFindr provides exceptional photographs and biographies on the statues and sculptures and detailed information about the people who created them.
Congratulations to Richard Lewer on winning the 2015 Albany Art Prize!
This prestigious award is in its 8th year, offering $25,000 and a 4 week studio residency to artists living and working in Australia.
Richard Lewer on the chosen work:
Last year the Western Australian government implemented a shark culling program off the swimming beaches of Perth and the South West coastline following the deaths of 7 people. Being a surfer, I was spooked by the fatal attacks but like many locals, was also concerned about the efficacy of the government’s fear-driven policy and the brutality of the baited drum lines used to capture the sharks.
My work explores extremes and conflict; the shark culling program attracted local, national and international attention, and public demonstrations were held around the country; as a social realist I joined the 6000-strong protest at Cottesloe Beach to document the fervent debate in my local community.
This work will be exhibited alongside the finalists in Albany, 4 September - 11 October.
The Art of Remembrance project features the work of New York based New Zealand artist and long-time Workshop collaborator Max Gimblett has been partly reinstalled in store at Workshop.
This fundraising project to save St. David’s – The Soliders’ Memorial Church in Khyber Pass, Auckland kicked off earlier in the year with thousands of Gimblett’s Remembrance works installed to the church’s exterior.
Beautiful signature Gimblett quatrefoils, cut from solid brass and individually screen-printed, were installed yesterday morning at all five Workshop stores; the flagship installation a spectacular display that soars up the high stud walls of the Mackelvie Street store.
For further information on the Art of Remembrance project visit www.rememberthem.nz
Simon Ingram is currently exhibiting in Sofia’s largest international art festival ‘The Water Tower Art Festival’. The festival is an artist run initiative that has been operating every year in June since 2006.
“The festival now has developed as a platform of exchange of national and international artists working in all disciplines within contemporary visual art. It gives the opportunity to share ideas and to question the socio-political situation with its socially engaged works made especially for the venues and showcase of contemporary artworks with the notion of overcoming the paradigm of our age, dominated by economic structures that obstruct our very prime right to exist.
Part of the festival this year will take place in the city of Pernik, (very close to Sofia), which in the 1980’s boasted more than 80 working factories with heavy industry – now, nearly all shut down, abandoned and in ruins, especially after the earthquake 3 years ago. In the face of this visible product of post-communist catastrophe, the notion of being politically correct is no longer satisfactory and we take a stand with the unquestionable power of art. The hunches we follow this year are mere ideas to be where needed, as artists and fully aware of the function art has in society nowadays.
We are calling for revival, trying to bring back hope and sense in hopeless places and senseless time.”
For her first exhibition in Russia, German-born artist Katharina Grosse has created one of the largest site-specific installations ever seen in Moscow. Challenging perceptions of what painting is, the installation yes no why later metamorphoses the 800 square-meter exhibition hall into a spectacular, immersive environment. As the final project for Garage Pavilion, the work has been created specifically for the space and its context, using materials that make the connection between Gorky Park and the architecture of the temporary building, which was designed by Shigeru Ban. The result is a haunting, unearthly, “living picture” that visitors can move through, composed of soil and trees sculpted into surprising formations and contaminated by vivid, raw color.
Read more here.
KATHARINA GROSSE: YES NO WHY LATER
June 1–August 9, 2015
Garage Museum of contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia
Next Spring the former summer residence of the aristocratic d’Ursel family will be the setting for an unusual exhibition. SWEET 18 will show you the 18th century through the eyes of fifty contemporary designers, artists and fashion designers: from Erwin Olaf and Wim Delvoye to Walter van Beirendonck, Cindy Sherman and Philippe Starck.
Two of Jan De Vlieghers paintings will form part of the exhibition, which opens on the first of May 2015 and runs until the 5th of July at Kasteel D’Ursel. See more information on the exhibition here.
This March marks the fourth anniversary of the Syrian crisis which has left 12.2 million people in desperate need of humanitarian assistance - including 5.6 million children, more than the entire population of New Zealand.
Gow Langsford Gallery and gallery artists Dick Frizzell, Max Gimblett, John Pule, Sara Hughes and Reuben Paterson are proud to have been part of World Vision's campaign The Forgotten Millions. On the 18th of March, seven new works, made especially for the event, were auctioned off at a fundraising event that raised a total of $22,000.
To continue World Vision's work with these kids and their families, more funds are urgently needed.
Donations can be made on the World Vision website.
To commemorate the World War 1 Centenary, Goulburn Art Regional Gallery will be home to a 7 week-long exhibition - A SALUTE: Aussie soldier from 1915 meets Young Turk in 2015 that acknowledges and honours World War I efforts in Australia and abroad. John Walsh was selected as a participating artist from New Zealand, with works on show from 13 March - 2 May 2015.
Congratulations to the winner of this year's Blake prize, gallery artist Richard Lewer. Lewer won the award for religious art with his hauntingly beautiful work 'worse luck I'm still here.' There are only 2 Artist Proofs left in this edition, please contact us for more information.
Several paintings by gallery artist Dick Frizzell will be included in the upcoming exhibition The Phantom Show, opening at Australian Galleries, Sydney next Tuesday. The group exhibition has been curated by Peter Kingston and Dietmar Lederwasch and will be on display from 9 - 21 December 2014.
Gavlak in Los Angeles is pleased to present Rob Wynne's third solo exhibition of innovative glass works, visit before 20 December to view. Gow Langsford Gallery have one of Wynne's glass works available, Noir, please contact us for more information.
Congratulations to gallery artist David McCracken who recently won the Wallace Arts Trust Vermont Award for his work Involute and Transmission. McCracken's prize consists of a 3-month residency at the Vermont Studio Centre, USA.
Gallery artist Tony Cragg has been announced as the next exhibitor in the Madison Square Art program. The exhibition Walks of Life will feature a trio of new bronze works by Cragg, each in his trademark organic style sited on separate sections of lawn within the park. Walks of Life is open to the public from 18 September - 8 February, 2015. We currently have a limited number of Cragg sculptures available through the gallery, please contact us for image and work details.
The Institute of Modern Art in Brisbane Australia will host a solo exhibition by Judy Millar. Do Be Do Be Do, extends her painting practice and methodologies further. “Post-expressionist painter Judy Millar is a paradox. She seems to do everything she can to distance herself from the old idea of authentic, expressive painting. She has made candy-coloured, heroically-scaled, seemingly parodic abstract-expressionist paintings. She has blown-up her painterly gestures using a billboard printer. She has attached these printed 'paintings' to giant, rollercoaster-style sculptural supports (so it's hard to tell if her painterly gestures are in competition with the support, or co-operating with it). Now, she is handpainting enlarged halftone dots.” (source: IMA website)
8 June – 27 July 2013
IMA, Brisbane, Australia
Niue recently hosted an exhibition of works by John Pule as part of the 3rd Arts and Cultural Festival. It is the first time an exhibition of this scale has been mounted in Pule’s homeland. In support of the event, Gallery Director John Gow flew to Niue to officiate the opening preview alongside Niuean Premier, The Hon. Toke Talagi.
Simon Ingram’s exhibition Smoking Bolts opens next month at Artspace in Sydney. The show features a cluster of machines that will take up occupation in the Artspace Gallery. Successively marking out different compositions and notations they paint live in the space through an operational system run remotely by the artist in Auckland. The title refers to a clandestine operation in which ‘a special entry team breaks into an enemy installation and steals a high-security device, like a code machine, leaving nothing but the smoking bolts.’ The exhibition runs 2 May - 16 June 2013. See their website for full details.