12 February 2015 - 25 May 2015
The Barbican Gallery presents the first major exhibition in the UK to display the personal collections of post-war and contemporary artists. In this captivating show 'Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as collector', we are able to see artists collectables, curiosities, one of-a-kind curiosities, rare artifacts and specimens, the exhibition enables the viewer to understand the influences, obsessions and motives behind each fourteen artists.
The curator of the show, Lydia Yee says,'Sometimes things are very rare objects and the artists are really connoisseurs, like Howard Hodgkin who's got an incredible collection of Indian Mughal paintings. I was also interested in the opposite extreme, the kind of collector who's not so discriminating and has a huge jumble of things.'
Many artists live with and make direct use of their collections. Collecting objects for research and study is key to the practice of many artists in the exhibition. Artists such as, Arman, Peter Blake, Hanne Darbove, Edmund de Waa, Damien Hirst, Howard Hodgkin and Andy Warhol.
Other Criteria are proud to announce that they have been awarded 'Best Booth' at Zona Maco, Latin America’s most important contemporary art fair. Other Criteria displayed exciting and evoking work from Damien Hirst, Eduardo Sarabia, Harland Miller and Rachel Howard. The work transformed the booth into a home studio where art and consumption co-existed.
Artist Eduardo Sarabia was awarded 'Favourite work of Art' for his ceramic piece '18 with a bullet (5)' executed in 2009. Sarabia's vases take on an ornamental and narrative purpose, melding traditional, rustic decoration with Mexican story telling and imagery.
|Damien Hirst — Beautiful saucy it'll all end in tears rug|
Other Criteria will exhibit a selection of pieces by Damien Hirst and his contemporaries of the YBA movement, within the context of a life lived. By transforming our booth into a home studio, we will create a hybrid space where art and consumption co-exist.
Each year Zona Maco, Latin America’s most important contemporary art fair, brings collectors, specialists and galleries from every part of the world together in Mexico City.
Centro Banamex, Hall D.
Av. Conscripto #311. Col. Lomas de Sotelo,
Mexico City. CP. 1120
Preview: February 4th, 4 - 9pm
Fair days/hours: February 5-7th, 12 - 9pm, February 8th 12 - 8pm
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DAMIEN HIRST 'LOVE'
9 February - 21 February 2015
Paul Stolper is proud to present LOVE, a pop-up exhibition of prints and sculptural editions by Damien Hirst. The exhibition that runs over Valentines Day will focus exclusively on the theme of love. As Hirst says:'Love is a beautiful thing and I see it as a small antidote to all the horror in the world'.
The exhibition includes 'LOVE Gold', a portfolio of love heart prints each foil blocked with a single butterfly. Eight of the hearts are silkscreened and six are in gold leaf. Damien Hirst's 'LOVE Gold' is the first of two portfolios, the second, titled 'LOVE Silver', will be released in June 2015. It will include eight silkscreen prints in colours different to 'LOVE Gold' and six prints in silver leaf, each foil blocked with a single butterfly.
Also included will be two love heart pill sculptures, as well as 'Love Struck', a heart pierced by a crossbow bolt suspended in a sweet jar.
- Private View: Monday 9 February 9am -11am
- Exhibition: 9 February - 21 February 2015
- The Gallery will be open Monday to Saturday, 10 - 6pm.
31 MUSEUM STREET
LONDON WC1A 1LH
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Part One of a Six Session Short Course
Tuesday 14 April 2015
Classes and Courses 10.30am — 3.30pm
Sue Hubbard, the writer of 'Adventures in Art' published by Other Criteria in 2010 will be leading a series of creative writing courses and classes at the Royal Academy, London this April 2015.
Adventures in Art draws together 70 of Sue Hubbard’s essays on contemporary and modern art and spans the last 20 years of her career. An award-winning poet, short story writer and novelist, as well as an experienced critic, Hubbard’s collected essays are part biographical, part lyrical reviews of today’s programme of modern art in Britain and provide an honest account of the diversities, originalities, and disappointments found there.
To find out more about Sue Hubbard's creative writing classes held at the Royal Academy click here.
Museum of Contemporary Art, Vienna, Austria
The Bed in History and Contemporary Art
Jan 30, 2015 May 25, 2015
As the territory of birth, love, illness, death and as the most anthropomorphic shape in the history of all civilizations, beds are possibly one of the most reproduced objects in art and one of the most common metaphors for the human condition.The exhibition focuses on the historical and iconographic significance of the bed. 'Sleepless' will include and juxtapose paintings, sculptures, drawings, photos, and video works spanning from old masters to present-day artists.
Acclaimed artists such as, Lucian Freud, Rachel Whiteread, Tracey Emin, Mona Hatoum, Damien Hirst, Jim Lambie, Sarah Lucas and Rachel Howard use the bed’s idiosyncratic shape in their work.
Rachel Howard will be showing ‘Consuela’ - 2007- Household gloss and acrylic on canvas 152.4 x 152.4 cm, in this group exhibition.
Later this year, Damien Hirst will open a gallery in Lambeth that will show public exhibitions of artists’ work from his own collection.
Newport Street Gallery has been in development for over three years. It is the result of Hirst’s long-term ambition to build a museum and to share his collection with the public, and his love of curating, which dates back to the beginning of his artistic career and the organisation of group shows such as ‘Freeze’ (1988) and ‘Modern Medicine’ (1990). The exhibitions presented at Newport Street will vary between single artist and group shows, and will be open to the public free of charge.
Hirst’s expansive and diverse collection, which he has been acquiring since the late 1980s, includes artists such as Francis Bacon, Banksy, Tracey Emin, Jeff Koons, Sarah Lucas, Pablo Picasso, Richard Prince, Haim Steinbach, Gavin Turk, and Northwest Coast native artists such as Robert Davidson, James Hart and Don Yeomans, as well as artefacts and natural history specimens, taxidermy and anatomical models, amongst other historical objects. The collection has previously been the subject of major group exhibitions at the Serpentine Gallery, London (2006) and the Pinacoteca Agnelli, Turin (2013). Newport Street Gallery will now allow Hirst to dedicate time and space to exhibiting areas of his art collection for the public to interact with and enjoy.
Designed by architects Caruso St John, the building will contain six interconnected galleries as well as a restaurant and shop. It has been converted from five warehouses: three listed late Victorian scenery-painting studios flanked by two new-builds at either end. Hirst acquired the buildings in 1998 and converted areas of them into studios which he and other artists have since used.