Maya Lin has been selected as a 2015 recipient of the U.S. State Department Medal of Arts. Lin will be presented the award by Secretary of State John Kerry in a ceremony on January 21, 2015. The award is bestowed biennially to artists in recognition of their artistic achievements and commitment to the Art in Embassies program.
Pace is pleased to announce an exhibition of Louise Nevelson's rarely seen collages. The exhibition will present several works that have never been exhibited publicly. To accompany the exhibition, Pace will publish a catalogue featuring a new essay by Germano Celant.
Pace London is honoured to present A Strong Sweet Smell of Incense, a momentous exhibition that will take as inspiration the character and career of celebrated art dealer and pioneer, Robert Fraser. Curated by his friend Brian Clarke, this exhibition will showcase many of the luminaries of the American and European contemporary art scenes that passed through his gallery. The Robert Fraser Gallery was one of the preeminent galleries showing both emerging European and American artists in the 1960’s and 80’s in London.
On Thursday, January 15, Artifex Press launched an online catalogue raisonné for Tim Hawkinson. This digital publication chronicles Hawkinson’s oeuvre dating back to 1986, plus a selection of student works—521 works in total. The catalogue includes complete exhibition and literature histories, over 1,500 high-resolution images, descriptions of key works by the artist and a video archive of selected kinetic sculptures. The catalogue will expand as the artist creates new work and as provenance research continues.
Artifex Press is a publishing and technology company for the art world. They have developed a proprietary, patented software platform and a dedicated publishing program in order to create digital catalogues raisonnés of leading artists.
Pace and Pace/MacGill Gallery are pleased to present Josef Koudelka: Twelve Panoramas, 1987-2012. Carefully selected by the artist to represent his best panoramic work from the past three decades, the twelve featured large-scale, black and white photographs depict the vestiges of industrial areas and coastal landscapes in Europe and the Middle East. An opening reception for the artist will be held on Thursday, January 15 from 6 to 8 p.m.
This December, Pace Beijing is launching the fifth installment of the annual “Beijing Voice” exhibition. This is a long-term project and an iconic end-of-year summary devised by Pace Beijing, to objectively showcase and interpret the artistic phenomena and moves that are currently underway in the art field. This year’s “Beijing Voice” follows the same principle as it engages in a discussion of the complex route within artwork, artist and audience, and determines to explore this “on-going” field of relations. Therefore, Pace Beijing is delighted to participate in Unlived by What is Seen curated by artists Sun Yuan and Peng Yu, and independent curator Cui Cancan with its 2,000 sqm exhibition space. 23 of the 33 participating artists will publicly show their practice and exploration.
Opening on December 13th, the exhibition will take place simultaneously at Galleria Continua, Pace Gallery Beijing and Tang Contemporary Art Center and lasts for three months. In addition, there will be four public talks presented after the opening, with an exhibition catalogue scheduled for publication in May 2015.
Pace London is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by the leading British artist Brian Clarke. For more than four decades, Clarke has pioneered new directions in stained glass, extending his practice to painting, sculpture and mosaics. In recognition of the significance of architecture and in situ work in his practice, Clarke will install a new stained glass window specifically designed for the Lexington Street gallery.
Tate Modern's Turbine Hall presents a new commission by Richard Tuttle, entitled I Don't Know, Or The Weave of Textile Language. Featuring Tuttle's textiles, the installation coincides with Whitechapel Gallery's retrospective of the artist's work from the 1960s to the present. These two displays comprise the United Kingdom's largest-ever survey of Richard Tuttle.
As Tuttle has emphasized, the creation of the fabric is integral to understanding the work, which features rich fabrics produced by a textile firm in Gujarat, India that were then attached to a monumental plywood frame. “I guess the job of an artist is to try to find a healthy union of the mechanical and the human,” the artist said.
This January, Carriageworks, in association with Sydney Festival, will present Zhang Huan: Sydney Buddha. Featuring two large-scale sculptures of Buddha that face one another, the exhibition will be the largest installation ever created for Australia by the renowned Chinese artist.
One Buddha is created from aluminum and acts as a mold to form the second Buddha, which is created from 20 tons of ash collected from Buddhist temples in Shanghai, Jiangsu Province, and the Zhanjiang Province of China. The ephemeral ash Buddha will gradually disintegrate over the course of the exhibition, affected by exposure to the environment.
Zhang Huan: Sydney Buddha will be on view at Carriageworks, 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh, NSW, from January 8 through 26, 2015.
Pace Gallery is pleased to present its first exhibition of work by Richard Pousette-Dart. The exhibition features twelve paintings and ten works on paper examining the artist’s use of geometric imagery from the late 1960s through the mid-1980s.
Pace is a leading contemporary art gallery representing many of the most significant international artists and estates of the 20th and 21st centuries. Founded by Arne Glimcher in Boston in 1960 and led by Marc Glimcher, Pace has been a constant, vital force in the art world and has introduced many renowned artists’ work to the public for the first time. Over the past five decades, the gallery has mounted more than 700 exhibitions, including scholarly shows that have subsequently traveled to museums, and has published nearly 400 exhibition catalogues. Today, Pace has eight locations worldwide: four galleries in New York, two in London, a 25,000 square-foot gallery in Beijing, and a recently opened exhibition space in Hong Kong.