The Real Thing Part 1 and 2 (Retrospective) (solo show)
Sprengel Museum and Landesmuseum Hannover
24 February – 18 June 2023
This landmark exhibition will combine old, modern and contemporary masters across two major institutions in Germany: the Sprengel Museum and Landesmuseum Hannover. Glenn Brown will reimagine the permanent collections of both, generating a conversation around contemporary and historic art that is both evocative and enlightening.
The exhibition at the Sprengel Museum will consist of two parts: a solo exhibition of works by Glenn Brown in the main room and thematic interventions in the permanent collection rooms. Formative paintings by Brown, such as The Real Thing, 2000, as well as more recent works, including Black Ships Ate The Sky, 2020, and Doggerland, 2022, will be on view.
The exhibition at the Landesmuseum will likewise present works from the collection alongside drawings and paintings by Brown, encouraging a dialogue with Brown’s key influences, from Dutch still life painting to the German landscape tradition.
With Glenn Brown acting as both artist and curator, the dual projects will highlight the contemporary relevance of both historical collections.
GLENN BROWN, FRIEDRICH KUNATH et al.
DIX AND THE PRESENT (group show)
30 September 2023 – 25 February 2024
Works by Glenn Brown and Friedrich Kunath will be included in a large-scale exhibition on Otto Dix and his continuing influence on art today. Presented in the Deichtorhallen’s Hall for Contemporary Art, the exhibition reveals the shifting cultural and social parameters in the reception of Dix’s oeuvre, while at the same time showing how his work continues to hold great fascination for about forty of the world’s most renowned artists of our day.
The Leisure Centre (solo show)
The Brown Collection, London
15 September 2023 – 3 August 2024
Coinciding with Frieze London 2023, the Brown Collection presents its third exhibition, The Leisure Centre, at Bentinck Mews in Marylebone, London. The exhibition brings together works by Glenn Brown with artists from the past and present, from Brown’s personal collection.
The Real Thing (publication)
Published by Holzwarth Publications, 2023
Text by Jurriaan Benschop, Glenn Brown, Katja Lembke, Reinhard Spieler
The catalogue accompanying Glenn Brown’s double exhibition The Real Thing, currently on view at the Sprengel Museum and Landesmuseum Hannover until 18 June 2023, is now available for purchase. This publication condenses the key ideas of the exhibition, which presents Brown’s work alongside a selection of historical masterworks from the two collections. In this way, Brown brings continuities and contrasts from 500 years of painting into a contemporary dialogue. The publication contains new texts by Jurriaan Benschop, Katja Lembke, and Reinhard Spieler, as well as a conversation with the artist.
GLENN BROWN, FRIEDRICH KUNATH, GLENN BROWN, RUDOLF STINGEL et al.
Reaching for the Stars. From Maurizio Cattelan to Lynette Yiadom-Boakye (group show)
Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, Florence
4 March – 18 June 2023
Work by Glenn Brown and Rudolf Stingel will be included in the exhibition Reaching for the Stars. From Maurizio Cattelan to Lynette Yiadom-Boakye. The presentation will showcase major works by leading international contemporary artists to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Collection, one of the most famous and prestigious collections of contemporary art in Italy.
Jointly organised by the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi and the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Reaching for the Stars will explore the most important trends in art in the last 40 years with a constellation of works exhibited across all spaces of Palazzo Strozzi – from the Piano Noblile to the Strozzina – alongside a special new installation for the palace’s Renaissance courtyard. Spanning painting, sculpture, installation, video and performance art, the project confirms the ongoing dialogue between Palazzo Strozzi and contemporary art.
GLENN BROWN et al.
Les Choses (Things) (group show)
Louvre Museum, Paris
13 October 2022 – 23 January 2023
Glenn Brown's work, Burlesque, 2008 is part of the group show Les Choses (Things) at the Louvre. The exhibition revisits the still life genre from the perspective of the ongoing dialogue between past and present artists. It sheds new light on our attachment to material things, while covering the history of art from prehistoric axes to Chardin, Manet and the readymades of Marcel Duchamp. The exhibition opens on 12 October 2022 and is on view until 23 January 2023.
Glenn Brown opens museum dedicated to his works (solo show)
The Brown Collection, London
Tuesday, 11 October 2022
The Brown Collection is home to the art collection of the British artist Glenn Brown, CBE. With over three floors of exhibition space in a renovated warehouse in Marylebone, London, the building also houses the artist’s archives and administrative offices.
The inaugural exhibition shows the breadth of Brown’s body of work, including paintings, drawings and sculptures. These include the artist’s early appropriations of Frank Auerback and Jean-Honore Fragonard in Shallow Deaths, 2000, and Shallow End, 2011, exquisite mid-career drawings in antique frames, and paintings such as On the Way to the Leisure Centre, 2018, as well as his newest works that highlight a distinctive painterly drawing mark on layered portraits after Renaissance Old Masters. Future exhibitions will include works by other historical and contemporary artists that have inspired or converse with works in the collection. Brown also intends to create a large, site-specific mural work after Abraham Bloemaert in the galleries in the future.
Wheelchair or special access is available by appointment.
The Brown Collection
1 Bentinck Mews
London W1U 2AF
Opening hours during Frieze London:
Tuesday, 11 October to Sunday, 16 October 2022
11 am – 6 pm
Regular opening hours:
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
11 am – 6 pm