The 58th Venice Biennale, May You Live In Interesting Times (11 May–24 November 2019), certainly benefitted from low expectations, given the lacklustre curatorial of the previous edition, when different segments of the show were conceptually framed with titles like 'Pavilion of Joys and Fears' and 'Pavilion of Colours'. Add to this the...
Hong Kong-based artist Zheng Bo's social, ecological, and community-engaged art practice has, in recent years, focused on moving beyond a human-centred perspective to an all-inclusive, multi-species approach. He takes up marginalised plants and communities of people as subjects in his large-scale interventions, which reintroduce wildness into...
The weather was clement for the annual Auckland Art Fair (2–5 May 2019), which was again at The Cloud on Queens Wharf. This year's edition was a get-together of 41 galleries, mostly from around Auckland and across New Zealand, with 5 spaces hailing from Sydney and the rest from Cook Islands (Bergman Gallery), Hobart (Michael Bugelli Gallery),...
Exhibition view: Sean Scully - San Cristóbal, Cuadra San Cristóbal, Mexico City (7 February-24 March 2018). Courtesy Wallpaper*. Photo: Felix Friedmann.
In 1983, while traveling through Mexico, the Irish-born, American artist Sean Scully made a series of watercolours inspired by the stacking of stones in Pre-Columbian and vernacular constructions. Although he put them aside at the time, these aquarelles came to shape his Wall of Light series in the late 1990s, introducing stripes and bars, arranged vertically and horizontally - an approach which has characterised his painting ever since.
Cheim & Read was founded in 1997 by John Cheim and Howard Read. The gallery actively represents an international group of leading contemporary artists and estates, embracing diverse artistic practices, from painting and sculpture to photography and video. Artists represented have exhibited extensively in museums and galleries world-wide, and are regularly included in exhibitions such as the Venice Biennale, Whitney Biennial, Carnegie International and Documenta. Established in New York City’s Chelsea neighbourhood, Cheim & Read has an airy, 6,000 square foot building with multiple spaces, allowing for intimate or expansive exhibition formats.
Cheim & Read is characterised by its commitment to a rigorous curatorial model. It is known for critical monographic exhibitions, including comprehensive, museum-quality surveys of work by William Eggleston (21st Century), Lynda Benglis (New Work), Louise Bourgeois (Suspension), Joan Mitchell (Trees), Milton Resnick (The Elephant in the Room) and Al Held (The Alphabet Paintings). The gallery is also acclaimed for organising historically-significant group exhibitions, including The New Landscape/The New Still Life, an in-depth examination of Chaim Soutine’s influence on Modern art; The Female Gaze: Women Look at Women, a show of women artists’ depictions of the female form; and I Am As You Will Be, a study of the skeleton and mortality in artistic representation.
The gallery publications complement our exhibition program. Carefully selected writers, poets and respected historians provide insight to the artist’s working process, resulting in exhibition catalogues that are not only beautifully designed and printed, but which add to the scholarship of contemporary artistic discourse.
Since its founding, Cheim & Read has also specialised in the resale of select works from the 20th century, including artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Cy Twombly and Andy Warhol. Members of the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA), the gallery subscribes to the highest standards of connoisseurship, professionalism and ethical practice, and offers an effective and confidential alternative for the transfer of important works of art from and on behalf of private individuals and institutions.
In 2019, Cheim & Read will transition to a private practice, concentrating on sculpture commissions, special projects and the secondary market. We will continue to work with artists and estates that have been associated with the gallery throughout its history, mount focused installations in our new space, and participate in select art fairs.
Founded in 1998, Ingleby Gallery maintains an ambitious program of exhibitions and off-site projects by established and emerging artists. Over the past 14 years, it has secured a reputation as one of the country’s leading private galleries, renowned for the quality of its exhibitions and publications. The Gallery represents artists of international standing, whilst also introducing and supporting artists at earlier stages in their career. We are pleased to advise public, private and corporate clients about buying art, and in starting, building and maintaining collections.
Lisson Gallery is one of the most influential and longest-running international contemporary art galleries in the world. Today the gallery supports and develops 61 international artists across two exhibition spaces in London and two in New York as well as its new space in Shanghai. Established in 1967 by Nicholas Logsdail, Lisson Gallery pioneered the early careers of important Minimal and Conceptual artists, such as Art & Language, Carl Andre, Daniel Buren, Donald Judd, John Latham, Sol LeWitt, Richard Long and Robert Ryman among many others. It still works with many of these artists as well as other artists of that generation from Carmen Herrera to the renowned estates of Leon Polk Smith, Ted Stamm and Roy Colmer.
In its second decade the gallery introduced significant British sculptors to the public for the first time, including Tony Cragg, Richard Deacon, Anish Kapoor, Shirazeh Houshiary and Julian Opie. Since 2000, the gallery has gone on to represent many more leading international artists such as Marina Abramović, Ai Weiwei, John Akomfrah, Susan Hiller and Tatsuo Miyajima. It is also responsible for raising the international profile of a younger generation of artists led by Cory Arcangel, Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg, Ryan Gander, Haroon Mirza, Laure Prouvost, Pedro Reyes and Wael Shawky.
In the spring of 2012, Wooson Gallery inaugurated the new space with the exhibition of the world's leading sculptor 'Tony Cragg' which was artist's first solo exhibition at a gallery in Korea. Including Tony Cragg, Wooson Gallery represents and promotes numerous important international artists for the first time in Korea such as Sean Scully, Jannis Kounellis, Hubert Scheibl, Andrei Molodkin, Barthélémy Toguo, and Kei Takemura. Also, Wooson Gallery presented the exhibition of Chung Sang-Hwa and Ha Chong-Hyun in 2013 and 2014, which contributed to arouse attention of Korean Monochrome in the international art word. In 2016, the gallery provides exhibitions of Choi Byung-So and Lee Kang-So at Musée d'art moderne et contemporain de Saint-Etienne, France, appraising Korean artists to the world.
Wooson Gallery is directly working with international artists and critics to produce museum-quality exhibitions of distinguished work with the intention of enlightening clients and visitors so that they may form motley opinions and make decisions when appreciating and acquiring contemporary art. The gallery staff takes this educational mission seriously so that they devote to publish raisonne of the artists whose exhibition have in Wooson and organizes according educational programs such as lectures, artist talks, international communication between art lovers and professionals as well as any kind of meetings with artists, art critics and art historians. Wooson Gallery continues not only to focus on great international and Korean masters but also to introduce young Korean artists to the global audience. At the same time Wooson Gallery sees its principal mission of the great artists of our epoch and in their museological and public integration in Korea.
Already recognised in the Western art historical canon, 71-year-old Irish-born, American-based artist Sean Scully’s oil paintings are characterised by their geometric constructions and painterly expression. These two disparate modes marry in the artist’s canvases and act as a retort to the rigidity of last century’s hard...
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