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Matthew Barney, Ida Ekblad, Julian Schnabel, Thomas Struth et al.

Solidarity Prints for Artists at Risk

© Ida Ekblad
© Ida Ekblad

70 artists, including Matthew Barney, Ida Ekblad, Julian Schnabel and Thomas Struth, have come together in a call to support the NGO Artists at Risk. Each artist has donated a print to be offered in an open edition. All sale proceeds will help artists who are impacted by the war in Ukraine to gain safety by facilitating emergency travel, shelter and financial support.

This initiative was organized by Adam Broomberg in partnership with recom ART GmbH & Co. KG. 

The prints are available for sale here until 30 April.

Artists at Risk


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Julian Schnabel

Versions of Chuck, Revisited (solo show)
Kunstmuseum Schloss Derneburg
21 October 2022 – 16 April 2023

Installation view: Kunstmuseum Schloss Derneburg, Derneburg, 2022, Image courtesy of Hall Art Foundation, Photo Roman März
Installation view: Kunstmuseum Schloss Derneburg, Derneburg, 2022, Image courtesy of Hall Art Foundation, Photo Roman März

On the occasion of the museum’s 15-year anniversary, eight monumental paintings by Julian Schnabel, first included in the Hall Art Foundation’s inaugural show at Schloss Derneburg in 2007, are on view until 16 April 2023. The subject of the paintings is a figure called Chuck – a surfer friend of the artist. Each painting depicts Chuck in various poses, centrally positioned within the canvas. While Chuck’s body is rendered in brushy and abstracted red marks, his head and facial features are precisely drawn, topped with a crown of yellow, blond hair and  surrounded by a blue orb. Recalling Christian icons, Chuck takes on the appearance of an angel or saint. The artist, who began surfing as a teen, describes the act of surfing as the only physical activity that comes close to the sublime feeling of painting.

Kunstmuseum Schloss Derneburg – Hall Art Foundation


Ida Ekblad

BOOK OF BOREDOM (solo show)
Frieze Sculpture, London
14 September – 13 November 2022

Image: Courtesy of the artist's studio, © Ida Ekblad
Image: Courtesy of the artist's studio, © Ida Ekblad

Ida Ekblad will present BOOK OF BOREDOM, 2022, during Frieze Sculpture in Regent’s Park, London. The public art exhibition runs alongside Frieze London and Frieze Masters and will be open from 14 September until 13 November 2022. 

A monumental, painted sculpture in bronze, BOOK OF BOREDOM, 2022, combines fragments from the artist’s own expressive paintings. Conveying a rich sense of abundance and corporality, the work presents a vibrant composition filled with fragmented, angular patterns and shapes, merging elements of figuration and abstraction. 

Frieze Sculpture


Ida Ekblad

Melted Snow, 2022 (book launch)
Kunsthalle Zürich
Friday 23 September, 4 – 5 PM

On Friday, 23 September, from 4–5pm, Ida Ekblad will be present at the Kunsthalle Zürich for the book launch of her long-awaited first monograph, Melted Snow, 2022. Encompassing 500 pages, 398 illustrations, three essays, and a conversation with the artist, this publication explores Ekblad's extensive oeuvre and documents her innovative career from 2007 to 2021. 

Kunsthalle Zürich


Thomas Struth et al.

Moderne Zeiten. Industriebilder von Menzel bis Gursky (group show)
Museum Georg Schäfer, Schweinfurt
24 July – 9 October 2022

Image: Thomas Struth, Saturn V Engine, Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral 2008, © Thomas Struth
Image: Thomas Struth, Saturn V Engine, Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral 2008, © Thomas Struth

Thomas Struth’s work Saturn V Engine, Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral 2008 is included in the group exhibition Moderne Zeiten. Industriebilder von Menzel bis Gursky. The exhibition is on view at the Museum Georg Schäfer in Schweinfurt from 24 July until 9 October 2022.

Museum Georg Schäfer


Matthew Barney

Special Exhibition: Matthew Barney (solo show)
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
21 May – 11 September 2022

Installation view: Special Exhibition: Matthew Barney, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, © Matthew Barney, photo: Keizo Kioku
Installation view: Special Exhibition: Matthew Barney, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, © Matthew Barney, photo: Keizo Kioku

This exhibition will focus on the theme of the film Drawing Restraint 9 (2005) by Matthew Barney, who has developed the theme of Japanese culture as represented by the practices of whaling and the tea ceremony using a variety of media including film, sculpture, installation, and photography. Taking the whaling mother ship Nisshin Maru, which appears in the film as both a place and a character, the exhibition will feature Drawing Restraint 9: Cabinet of Nisshin Maru, a work in Barney’s character vitrine series, alongside six photographic works.

21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa


Thomas Struth et al.

Deutscher Kaviar (group show)
Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn
21 July – 16 October 2022

Work by Thomas Struth is included in the group exhibition Deutscher Kaviar. Die fotografische Sammlung, which will be on view at the Kunstmuseum Bonn from 21 July until 16 October 2022.

Kunstmuseum Bonn


Matthew Barney et al.

Future Bodies from a Recent Past – Sculpture, Technology, and the Body since the 1950s (group show)
Museum Brandhorst, Munich
2 June 2022 – 15 January 2023

Work by Matthew Barney is included in the group exhibition Future Bodies from a Recent Past – Sculpture, Technology, and the Body since the 1950s, which will be on view at the Museum Branhorst in Munich from 2 June 2022 until 15 January 2023.

This exhibition brings to life a hitherto little-noticed phenomenon in art, and more particularly in sculpture: the reciprocal interpenetration of body and technology. With more than 100 works and several large-scale installations by about 60 artists – primarily from Europe, the United States, and Japan – the exhibition focuses on the major technological changes since World War II and their influence on our ideas of the body.

Museum Brandhorst


Ida Ekblad

A DEADLY SLUMBER OF ALL FORCES, 2021
now part of the collection of the Kistefos Sculpture Park

Installation view: Ida Ekblad, A DEADLY SLUMBER OF ALL FORCES, 2021, Kistefos Sculpture Park, Oslo, 2021, photo: Vegard Kleven, reproduced with permission from Kistefos Museum and Peder Lund
Installation view: Ida Ekblad, A DEADLY SLUMBER OF ALL FORCES, 2021, Kistefos Sculpture Park, Oslo, 2021, photo: Vegard Kleven, reproduced with permission from Kistefos Museum and Peder Lund

Ida Ekblad's A DEADLY SLUMBER OF ALL FORCES is now part of the collection of the Kistefos Sculpture Park in Jevnaker, Norway. Hand-painted, this momumental, site-specific sculpture is the largest sculptural work of the artist to date.

Structurally, the work is composed of four parts that are assembled by applying the cubist method of a jigsaw-puzzle-like composition of elements that are outlined in flat surfaces. Ekblad reinvigorates the technique and creates a multi-perspective synthesis of mind and memory. While the cubists most often de- and reconstructed a figurative element, Ekblad mainly uses abstract patterns in her compositions, like the maritime blue and the white Breton stripes which unfold like butterfly wings in the topmost element of the sculpture.

“The mind is inhabited with trillions of pieces and here is where my source material naturally derives from or is being molded; I chop it and pitch it and move it about, turn it inside out, block print it and roll it up. Although it could be old moldy memories or references, I search for a ‘futurism’ of it all. Whether clogged up of dystopian Philip K Dick-esque nightmares or very sweet, sad post-rave after-glow introspective moods. I hope, like William Wordsworth, that my future mind 'Shall be a mansion for all lovely forms'.” – Ida Ekblad 

Kistefos Sculpture Park


Julian Schnabel

Self Portraits of Others (solo show)
The Brant Foundation, New York
9 September – 31 December 2021

Image: Julian Schnabel, Number 5 (Van Gogh Self-Portrait Musee d'Orsay, Vincent), 2019, © Julian Schnabel
Image: Julian Schnabel, Number 5 (Van Gogh Self-Portrait Musee d'Orsay, Vincent), 2019, © Julian Schnabel

The Brant Foundation is pleased to present Self Portraits of Others, a solo exhibition of new works by Julian Schnabel. Created between 2018 – 2020, this series explores the evolution of Schnabel’s artistic practice while making At Eternity’s Gate, a film about the life of Vincent van Gogh. The exhibition features twenty-five plate paintings that examine the theme of portraiture throughout art history.

The Brant Foundation



Ida Ekblad

Minigraph: Ida Ekblad in conversation with Joe Bradley (publication)

Photo: Leonie Merkl, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo
Photo: Leonie Merkl, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo

A Minigraph was published on the occasion of Ida Ekblad's exhibition GIRL FIRES UP STOVE at Kunstnernes Hus. The publication includes a conversation between Ekblad and the American artist Joe Bradley.

"Painting to me works like a secret, like shrouded poetry, it's a container of a very precise language, much more articulate than any language formed by alphabets could ever dream of being." – Ida Ekblad

Get a copy here.


Matthew Barney et al.

The Howard and Judie Ganek Collection (group show)
Norton Museum, West Palm Beach
5 February – 25 September 2022

Matthew Barney’s work Cremaster 1: Green Lounge Manual: A diptych from 1995 is included in the group exhibition The Howard and Judie Ganek Collection, on view at the Norton Museum in West Palm Beach until 25 September 2022.

Norton Museum


Julian Schnabel

Julian Schnabel – The Collector's Edition (publication)

The Collector's Edition of Julian Schnabel's monograph by Taschen is now available. Made in close collaboration with the artist, this oversized limited-edition book is the first to feature his work across all media. Each copy is numbered and signed by the artist.

Get your copy here.

Taschen


Ida Ekblad

Untitled, 2014 featured on the cover of Danish electronic musician Kasper Marott's latest record release

Image: Ida Ekblad, Untitled, 2014, collection o f Heidi Hertel and Greg Hodes, © Ida Ekblad / VISDA 21, photo: def image
Image: Ida Ekblad, Untitled, 2014, collection o f Heidi Hertel and Greg Hodes, © Ida Ekblad / VISDA 21, photo: def image

A painting by Ida Ekblad from 2014 is featured on the cover of Danish electronic musician Kasper Marott's latest record release, "My Space".

Get your copy here.


Julian Schnabel

on Vincent van Gogh's self-portrait
Museé d'Orsay, Paris

Julian Schnabel was invited by Musée d'Orsay to share his insights on Vincent van Gogh's self-portrait, dating 1889, which is currently on view at the museum as part of its permanent collection.

Watch the video here.


Thomas Struth

Archive Matrix Assembly: The Photography of Thomas Struth 1978–2018 (publication)

Photo: Kris Graves
Photo: Kris Graves

Archive Matrix Assembly: The Photography of Thomas Struth 1978–2018 presents the first comprehensive, systematic theory of Thomas Struth’s main body of photographic work from its beginnings in the late 1970s until his most recent work in 2018. The book presents a unique, evolutionary understanding of the work, proposing that it has established three stages of production: archive, matrix, and assembly. Together the three stages form a developmental system that characterizes the individual photographs, their relation to their subject matter, and how they form larger, significant collections of images. The book project accomplishes three main goals: it develops a comprehensive critical reading of the work, it serves as a monograph of the artist, and it provides an extensive analysis of the photographs at all stages, including the less discussed, more recent photography, which is placed on par with the earlier work for which Struth first became internationally renowned.

Order a copy here.


Ida Ekblad

OCEAN GIRLS, 2020 featured on the cover of ELLE Norway, Green issue no.5

Image: Ida Ekblad, OCEAN GIRLS, 2020, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark, © Ida Ekblad / BONO 2021, Photo: Uli Holz © Peder Lund
Image: Ida Ekblad, OCEAN GIRLS, 2020, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark, © Ida Ekblad / BONO 2021, Photo: Uli Holz © Peder Lund

Ida Ekblad's painting OCEAN GIRLS from 2020 is featured on the cover of ELLE Norway, Green issue no.5.

ELLE Norway


Thomas Struth et al.

Monet / Rothko (group show)
Musée des impressionnismes Giverny, Giverny
18 March – 3 July 2022

Thomas Struth’s work The Rothko Chapel, Houston 2017 is included in the group exhibition Monet / Rothko, which will be on view at the Musée des impressionnismes in Giverny from 18 March until 3 July 2022.

Musée des impressionnismes Giverny


Ida Ekblad

The Girls Will Bring You Nightmares, 2020
now part of the collection of the Moderna Museet, Stockholm

Image: Ida Ekblad, The Girls Will Bring You Nightmares, 2020. Photo: Prallan Allsten/Moderna Museet, © Ida Ekblad
Image: Ida Ekblad, The Girls Will Bring You Nightmares, 2020. Photo: Prallan Allsten/Moderna Museet, © Ida Ekblad

Ida Ekblad's The Girls Will Bring You Nightmares, 2020 is now part of the collection of the Moderna Museet,  Stockholm.

Moderna Museet Stockholm