Shows & Exhibitions

Conner Contemporary Art presents Leo Villareal’s fifth solo exhibition with the gallery. Villareal’s latest body of work enacts formal inquiries into imagery closely identified with modernity, reimagining colors and forms in the works of post-painterly abstractionists Frank Stella, Kenneth Noland, and Ellsworth Kelly.

Weighted Words brings together works which harness the power of language in order to produce an impact on the viewer. By investigating the ways in which artists use language, the exhibition will offer visitors new and striking ways of considering weighty topics. These include the history and discourse surrounding racism in the United States, the linguistic legacy of colonialism in Africa, recent warfare, the role of rhetoric in international affairs since the beginning of the 20th century and the transformative power of creative expressions of protest.

René Daniëls (Eindhoven, 1950) is probably the most widely appreciated Dutch artist of his generation. His show at the Van Abbemuseum, René Daniëls - An Exhibition is Always Part of a Greater Whole, casts new light on his versatile oeuvre—one that still exerts a profound influence on younger artists. The presentation offers an extensive selection of paintings, drawings, and gouaches from 1976–1987. 1987 was the year when Daniëls had a cerebral haemorrhage that made it impossible for him for a long time to continue his work.

As part of Fashion 2012, the official fashion industry activity for the Olympic year, a spectacular exhibition of more than 60 ballgowns from 1950 to the present day will go on display at the V&A this month. Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950 will be the first exhibition in the newly renovated V&A Fashion Galleries and will feature beautiful ballgowns, red carpet evening gowns and catwalk showstoppers.

The Zabludowicz Collection announces the first UK solo exhibition of US artist Laurel Nakadate including an important new body of work commissioned for the exhibition. Working in film, performance and photography, Nakadate often puts herself—her body and personal relationships—at the centre of the nexus of author, artwork and audience. She creates highly charged scenes that put in play relationships premised on gender, power and sexuality.

Dia Art Foundation present dance works by renowned avant-garde choreographer and filmmaker Yvonne Rainer at Dia:Beacon, Riggio Galleries, in Beacon, New York. Dia's retrospective will celebrate the depth of Rainer's contributions to dance and will feature her earliest works of choreography from the 1960s—including both iconic and lesser-known pieces—and three compositions created within the last twelve years. Three distinct programs will be presented over weekends in October, 2011, and February and May, 2012.

Emin relishes the opportunity of showing in historical surroundings, previously exhibiting at the Foundling Museum and Freud's former home in London as well as the British Pavilion in Venice in 2007. Now Emin has chosen an eighteenth century house, designed as part of a terrace by the neoclassical architect, Robert Adam in 1794. Fitzroy Square was home to numerous artists and writers before the war, but subsequently many of the properties became commercial businesses and number 6 became a bank.

The David Roberts Art Foundation presents the first solo presentation of Miriam Cahn in London. Cahn's work emerged from a compelling physical experience instilled by the performative happenings of the 70s and is influenced by the feminist movement of the 1960s. First structured around performances, charcoal drawings and interventions in the street, her practice grew to include films, music, photography and the medium for which she is perhaps best known—painting.

To coincide with the 10th anniversary of the novel by Jamie O’Neill, Earthfall revive their award-winning production with a UK tour. Staged entirely in water, and set against the backdrop of the Easter Rising in Ireland, this tender and visually beautiful production previously toured to sell-out audiences in Wales, England, Scotland, Ireland and mainland Europe.

Martin Tinney Gallery announces an exhibition of works by master artist Clive Hicks-Jenkins, variously referencing myth, iconography, and mystery narratives. Arguably one of Wales' most accomplished artistists, Clive Hicks-Jenkins was born in 1951 in Newport. From his early twenties until his mid thirties, he was an actor, choreographer, director and stage designer, creating productions with leading companies. He moved back to Wales permanently in the late 1980’s to concentrate on his work as an artist, and is now based in mid Wales.


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