Comma: Jose Davila and Jaime Gili, Bloomberg Space, London, United Kingdom

  Installation view April 1-25, 2009 COMMA focuses entirely on the commissioning of new work providing exceptional opportunities for artists to experiment and expand their practice in relation to the particular nature of Bloomberg SPACE. Twenty of today’s most outstanding established and emerging international artists have been invited to create new work, installations and architectural interventions in a fast paced succession of exhibitions created in response to Bloomberg SPACE and seen there for the first […]

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Alexander Rodchenko & Lyubov Popova: Defining Constructivism, Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom

  Alexander Rodchenko, Popova’s Studio, 1924 Private collection © A Rodchenko & V Stepanova Archive February 12 – May 17, 2009 The Russian Revolution was accompanied by a remarkable period of artistic experiment known as Constructivism, which questioned the fundamental properties of art and asked what its place should be in a new society. The Constructivists challenged the idea of the work of art as a unique commodity, explored more collective ways of working, and […]

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Ib Geertsen, 90th Birthday Exhibition: Mobiles, Paintings & Screenprints, Rocket Gallery, London, United Kingdom

  Installation view February 6 – March 28, 2009 Jonathan Stephenson / Rocket presents the first ever solo exhibition in London of the iconic Danish artist Ib Geertsen. He has just celebrated his ninetieth birthday. Geertsen has been painting for over 70 years. This exhibition celebrates his work of the last four decades when it expanded to include mobile sculptures, screenprints, furniture and public design projects. He has even designed the livery of a Copenhagen bus […]

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Glenn Ligon: Nobody and Other Songs, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, United Kingdom

  Installation view January 29 – March 7, 2009 Thomas Dane Gallery announces Glenn Ligon’s second exhibition at the gallery. Entitled “‘Nobody and Other Songs”, the show will feature a video work, two neons and a suite of photogravures. The video, “The Death of Tom,” is based on the final scene from Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Edwin S. Porter’s 14-minute silent film made for the Thomas A. Edison studio in 1903. Shot on 16 mm black […]

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Hartmut Böhm, Walter Leblanc, Klaus Staudt: Works from the 1960s to 2008, Bartha Contemporary, London, United Kingdom

  Klaus Staudt Weiss-Graue Modulation 2, 1978  157 x 80 x 7cm February 5 – March 7, 2009 Bartha Contemporary is pleased to announce the forthcoming group exhibition of works by Hartmut Böhm (DE 1938 – ) Walter Leblanc (BE 1931 – 1986) and Klaus Staudt (DE 1932 – ). The exhibition will showcase selected works from the 1960s to the present day. Routed in the tradition of geometric abstraction all three artists played a […]

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Thomas Kalthoff, MOT International, London, United Kingdom

  January 10 – February 15, 2009 MOT International founder Chris Hammond interviews artist Thomas Kalthoff. “One cold April afternoon in Cologne I spent a few hours at the studio of an artist I had recently been introduced to. We drank coffee and ate large slabs of gateau whilst discussing painting, Palermo and the Cologne scene in the 1980’s and 90’s. All the while I was flicking through a large pile of photographs of the […]

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Presque Rien 2, Curated by Gavin Turk & Cedric Christie, Laure Genillard Gallery, London, United Kingdom

    Gavin Turk, The Air of Change, 2008 Jar and air from 1968 October 18, 2008 — January 10, 2009 Participating artists: Larry Bell, Toby Christian, Cedric Christie, Susan Collis, Clem Crosby, Matthew Deleget, Sebastien Delire, Ceal Floyer, Sayshun Jay, Clay Ketter, Mary Lemley-Miller, Simon Liddiment, Werner Reiterer, Perry Roberts, Gerwald Rockenshaub, Rona Smith, John Tremblay & Gavin Turk; Sound performance by Andy Cox, Lance Martin & Dave Ros.

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Robert Irwin: Light and Space, White Cube, London, United Kingdom

  Robert Irwin, Black³, 2008 Tergal voile, light construction, framing materials and paintings (urethane paint and lacquer on aircraft honeycomb aluminum) Dimensions variable. Each painting: 60 x 60 in.; Edition of 3 September 17 — October 19, 2008 For his exhibition at White Cube Mason’s Yard, Irwin has created two new installations. On the ground floor, Black³ features a series of floor-to-ceiling parallel scrim material panels, which the viewer must navigate, thereby altering the perceptual […]

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Rob Lye: The Hand You Have Been Dealt, Supplement, London, United Kingdom

  Installation view September 6-28, 2008 Supplement Gallery is a series of 6 solo exhibitions. Each exhibition will be accompanied by an editioned work by the artist that exists in dialogue with the show. For its fifth exhibition Supplement presents a new work by Rob Lye. For The Hand You Have Been Dealt Lye has explored the workings of an artist led gallery space. Lye’s practice involves the use of non-linear narratives, he is interested […]

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Belinda Cadbury & Takashi Suzuki, Bartha Contemporary, London, United Kingdom

  Works by Takashi Suzuki July 3-26, and by appointment until September 6, 2008 Bartha Contemporary is delighted to announce the forthcoming exhibition of works by Belinda Cadbury and Takashi Suzuki. The exhibition will showcase a selection of recent paintings by Takashi Suzuki and a single site-specific work on paper by Belinda Cadbury.

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Danish Konkrete: A Survey Show of Danish, Geometrical Paintings from 1950 to 2000, Rocket Gallery, London, UK

  Helge Ernst, Ramloese august, 1950 Oil on canvas, 65 x 88 cm April 11 — May 31, 2008 In Denmark ‘Konkret’ is used widely as a term to describe art that is geometrically-based – art that is not figurative nor Cobra expressionistic abstraction. The Danish ‘Konkret’ artists have never been as widely acknowledged as their Cobra colleagues, so this show offers a reassessment of their distinct form of abstraction which finds many echoes in […]

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Lee Ufan: New Work, Lisson Gallery, London, United Kingdom

  April 2 — May 10, 2008 Painter, sculptor, writer and philosopher Lee Ufan came to prominence in the late 1960’s as one of the major theoretical and practical proponents of the avant-garde Mono-ha (Object School) group. The Mono-ha school of thought was Japan’s first contemporary art movement to gain international recognition. It rejected Western notions of representation, focusing on the relationships of materials and perceptions rather than on expression or intervention. The artists of […]

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Kenneth Martin & Mary Martin: Constructed Works, Tate St. Ives, St. Ives, UK

  Kenneth Martin, Rotary Rings (1st Version) 1967 Brass, 425 x 170 mm October 6, 2007 – January 13, 2008 Constructed Works brings together two of Britain’s key post-war abstract artists, Kenneth Martin (1905-1984) and Mary Martin (1907-1969). In the first joint public-gallery exhibition since 1971, the show presents a focused body of work by each artist, highlighting the correspondences and differences between their practice. Living and working together, they continually exchanged ideas, although rarely […]

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