Michael Druks at CaixaForum Barcelona
Until 28 October 2012
Michael Druks’ work Druksland features as the iconic image for the exhibition street banners currently seen throughout Barcelona, advertising the major exhibition Contemporary Cartographies: Drawing Thought at CaixaForum Barcelona. The exhibition, curated by Helena Tatay, presents cartographic works created in the 20th and 21st centuries by artists who “explore and question the systems of representation that have been used for centuries as a way of understanding the chaos that is life”.
John Dugger’s Sports Banner is Tate’s Olympic choice
19 July 2012
At the San Jose Textile Museum in California, John Dugger will be represented in their TECHstyle Art (Information Technology and Textiles) Biennial exhibition (7 August–14 October).
The Life and Art of David Medalla
11 July 2012
The publication by the Vibal Foundation of the new book in their Arte Filipino series – The Life and Art of David Medalla – was launched with a talk by the artist at Tate Britain. The book is edited by Purissima Benitez-Johannot, and features an interview with David Medalla, essays by Guy Brett, Isobel Whitelegg and Adam Nankervis, and numerous photographs, including Clay Perry’s images of the artist and Signals gallery in the 1960s and 1970s.
Clay Perry’s cover photograph of Yoko Ono
One of Clay Perry’s photographs of Yoko Ono from 1967 has been used as the cover illustration for the catalogue produced to accompany the exhibition Yoko Ono – To the Light at the Serpentine Gallery, London.
The Steins Collect: Matisse, Picasso and the Parisian Avant Garde
28 February–3 June 2012
This exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum, New York (previously on view at San Francisco MOMA and at the Grand Palais, Paris), traces the evolution of the Stein family’s taste and examines the close relationships formed between individual members of the family and their artist friends. While focusing on works by Matisse and Picasso, the exhibition also includes works by Pierre Bonnard, Juan Gris, Marie Laurencin, André Masson, Francis Picabia and others. The painting Hommage à Gertrude Stein by British artist Sir Francis Rose – featured in the final room of the exhibition – has been lent by England & Co.
Michael Druks: Atlas Critique in Paris
16 March–27 May 2012
Druksland Physical and Social, Michael Druks’ famous print from 1974, was used as the invitation image and is featured in the exhibition Atlas Critique at the Parc Saint Leger Centre D’Art Contemporain in Paris. The exhibition is “a cartography of the mutations of art, critical theory and relations between art and politics in contemporary times through geographical thinking”. Timed to coincide with the period of the French presidential election, the curators say that they are “trying to see how, through spatial and cartographic thinking, we could pull down political and national fictions.”
Clay Perry photographs of Signals gallery in the 1960s
31 January–12 August 2012
Photographs by Clay Perry documenting artists of the avant garde Signals gallery are on display in the exhibition Migrations at Tate Britain. The exhibition explores how British art has been shaped by migration, and includes conceptual artists, such as David Medalla, who have exhibited and worked in Britain but consider themselves to be ‘stateless’ global citizens. Medalla was the co-founder of the Signals gallery in London in the 1960s, and Clay Perry photographed artists and exhibitions for the Signals News Bulletin.
Georgia Russell: Material Matters
20 January 2012–July 2013
Georgia Russell’s dissected book sculptures are included in the exhibition East Wing X Collection: Material Matters at the Courtauld Institute of Art, which is a celebration of both established and emerging contemporary artists who use pioneering media or re-interpret traditional forms of representation.
Georgia Russell at Spacex
6 August–3 September 2011
Georgia Russell is one of the artists featured in The Paper Cooperative at Spacex in Exeter, UK. The exhibition explores the ongoing use of paper in art, design and publishing, presented through signage, art works, books and events. A wide selection of artists’ books explores the variety of techniques employed in artist book making today.
Vale, David Larwill
June 20 2011
We are sad to announce that the Australian artist David Larwill died on 19 June 2011. Larwill was one of the young artists who formed the infamous Roar Studios in early 1980s Melbourne. After numerous exhibitions in Australia, Larwill had his first London exhibition at England & Co in 2003.