Shows & Exhibitions

The Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College (CCS Bard) and Anthology Film Archives present the premiere screening of All Divided Selves, a new feature length film by the artist Luke Fowler. Following his celebrated works What You See Is Where You're At (2001) and Bogman Palmjaguar (2007), this is the third of Fowler's works to take up the legacy of radical psychiatrist R.D. Laing.

British artist Alex Roberts unveils her new series of works, Individual Liberty, at a space in South East London, the artistic hub of the capital, this autumn. The works, on show from 3rd November – 3rd December 2011, vibrantly and playfully celebrate the unsung beauty of fearlessness. By capturing individuals’ characteristics and placing them in the spotlight, Roberts’ portraits are candid insights into the worlds of others, and compel the viewer to contemplate what beauty really is.

This October, to coincide with Frieze Art Fair, Agnew’s continues its contemporary programme with an exhibition of recent works by British artist Zebedee Jones. His boldest and brightest show to date, Jones’ abstract canvases will be on display from 12th October 2011. Utterly abstract, devoid of any narrative or descriptive markers, including titles, Jones’ monochromatic paintings deny the viewers’ compulsion to map subject or meaning onto them. Each painting describes only its material existence – paint and surface.

Leading international artists help to save Venice with major photographic exhibition at Somerset House. A major exhibition of photographic works of Venice by fourteen internationally renowned artists will be held at Somerset House from 11 October–11 December 2011. 

The exhibition, Real Venice, comprises work by artists invited to Venice to create a portfolio of images, designed to raise substantial funds to save Venice and to create a lasting legacy of the city.

The Singapore Art Museum (SAM) is proud to present Amanda Heng: Speak To Me, Walk With Me, the first solo exhibition that charts the extensive practice of one of Singapore’s most established contemporary artists. The exhibition surveys over two decades of her prolific career, presenting a body of works that spans photography, installation, performance and public art.

Kunsthalle Bern presents Santu Mofokeng's first international retrospective. A leading South African photographer, Mofokeng consistently subverts the alleged certainties of cultural and racial histories, questioning photography's politics of representation and its objectivity, in works dealing with a variety of issues; religious rituals, memorials or desolate landscapes. Mofokeng's black-and-white photographs are lasting images of humanity, recording not just adversity and oppression, but also happy moments and the indomitable human spirit.

The Québec Triennial 2011. The Work Ahead of Us⎯one of the most important and highly anticipated art events of the season⎯will be presented at the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal from October 7, 2011 to January 3, 2012. For this second edition of the Triennial, the museum has put together a show on an unprecedented scale that will fill all eight of its exhibition galleries and spill over into its indoor public spaces, as well as Place des Festivals in the Quartier des Spectacles and the Espace culturel Georges-Émile-Lapalme at Place des Arts.

SALON VERT is announces the first solo exhibition in the UK by American artist Lucy Liu. When not appearing on stage or screen, Liu can often be found in her art studio in New York. Born to Chinese immigrant parents in Jackson Heights, New York, Liu attended the New York Studio School for drawing, painting and sculpture from 2004 to 2006. For over two decades Liu's practice as a visual artist has encompassed, and often combines, painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, embroidery and collage.

The exhibition, Mittelland, consists of six vast oil paintings (often exceeding 3m x 4m) which explore a sense of displacement within anonymous urban scenes that are both familiar and alien. The locations are primarily peripheral or transitional spaces, such as corridors, gates, stairs and a balcony and make reference to the idea of relocation and dislocation. The notion of emergence and recession also reflects the way the figures inhabit the space of the paintings; nothing is fixed, the characters are merely passing through these states.

Warhol first met Bardot at the Cannes Film Festival in 1967 when she actively supported his attempt to show The Chelsea Girls there after the original planned screening had been cancelled. In 1973, at the height of her fame, she announced her retirement from making films. That same year Warhol received the commission to make her portrait. At the time he was shifting his focus from filmmaking back to painting, and perhaps viewed her coincidental screen exit as the perfect opportunity to commemorate and idolize her in art.


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