Sadie Coles HQ August Newsletter

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Gabriel Kuri
Afterthought is Never Binary

62 Kingly Street W1

Extended until Saturday 26 August

In his third exhibition at Sadie Coles HQ, Gabriel Kuri presents five new series of works. Bridging fabricated and found objects, these interrelated groups articulate themes of systemisation, consumption, and the porous border between functionality and formal allure.


Nicola Tyson

A Tendency to Flock

1 Davies Street W1
Extended until Saturday 02 September

Nicola Tyson’s 2017 exhibition at Sadie Coles HQ features a group of new paintings, embracing a variety of subjects and scales. Tyson, who has been based in New York since 1989, is primarily known as a painter, but has also worked with photography film, performance and the written word.


The Rappaport Prize 2017


Sam Durant

Congratulations to Sam Durant, who has been awarded the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum’s 2017 Rappaport Prize, an annual prize that recognizes an artist with strong connections to New England. John Ravenal, the Museum’s executive director, said, “[Durant] has an impressive record of international and solo exhibitions and a substantial history of scholarly and critical attention. His thoughtful and timely exploration of social justice and civil rights aligns perfectly with the Rappaport Foundation’s commitment to a better society through supporting leadership in public policy, medicine, and the arts.”


Upcoming Exhibitions and Events


Urs Fischer, Richard Prince and Rudolf Stingel
Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Gala Auction

Online preview until Wednesday 09 August

Online bidding 10-23 August 2017

Urs Fischer, Richard Prince and Rudolf Stingel are all donating works towards the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation’s annual summer auction. The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation is dedicated to protecting the world’s last wild places, with proceeds from the auction going towards the support of individuals and organizations working towards environmental conservation and climate advocacy.


John Bock
Film screening: Hell's Bells

Berlinische Galerie, Berlin
Daily film screenings until 21 August 2017

Premiered at Sadie Coles HQ in March this year, John Bock’s most recent film, Hell’s Bell’s, is being screened daily in the Berlinische Galerie cinema alongside his exhibition, In the Moloch of the Presence of Being. Starring leading German actors including Lars Eidinger, Bibiana Beglau, Frank Seppeler and Laurenz Leky, this feature-length work transforms the Western genre into a melodramatic and meandering story populated by allegorical characters.


Sam Durant
Yokohama Triennale:

Islands, Constellations and Galapagos

Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama

04 August - 05 November 2017

The sixth edition of the Yokohama Triennale seeks to discuss contemporary issues concerning isolation and connectivity, imagination and guidance, and distinctness and diversity. Embracing these themes, Sam Durant’s work examines social, historical and political issues through transformative moments in modern history. His Yokahama presentation highlights the art of cartography as a political art, whereby maps act as tools, portraying the world in favour of the values of their maker.


Andrea Zittel
Group exhibition: Unsettled

Nevada Museum of Art, Nevada

26 August 2017 - 21 January 2018

Unsettled focuses on work by artists living and/or working in the Greater West, a super-region that broadens conventional definitions of the West. Works in the exhibition respond to the Greater West’s legacies of colonialism, conflict, and changing landscape alongside the unsettled edges of cultural and creative production.




Jim Lambie

Skira Rizzoli, 2017

This long-awaited volume surveys the career of Glasgow-based contemporary sculptor Jim Lambie, whilst simultaneously serving as a major reframing of the artist’s practice. From his distinctive floor works, striped from wall to wall with vibrant electrical tape, to his paint-soaked mattresses, Lambie adroitly sculpts humor and pathos from the clutter of modern life. His practice – often understood through the lens of punk and rock music – is here retraced through his approach to the rich material histories he mines and the spirit of his hometown.


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Ugo Rondinone
new website:

Since the 1990s, Ugo Rondinone has worked with sculpture, drawing, painting, video and installation, shaping a singular vocabulary across diverse media. His works draw on a multiplicity of artistic motifs and cultural symbols – variously abstract, figurative, or somewhere in-between. In a recently launched website, the artist brings together his multifaceted oeuvre, presenting highly acclaimed sculptural pieces alongside early drawings and video works, and a myriad of poetry.


Ugo Rondinone
I John Giorno

Artists Space, High Line Art, Howl! Happening, Hunter College Art Galleries, the Kitchen, New Museum, Red Bull Arts New York, Rubin Museum of Art, Sky Art, Swiss Institute, White Columns and 80WSE Gallery

Exhibition and festival on view until Sunday 06 August

This summer, Ugo Rondinone presents I  John Giorno – simultaneously an artwork, exhibition, and festival – across multiple Manhattan locations. The kaleidoscopic retrospective includes works by both Rondinone and Giorno themselves, as well as Andy Warhol’s seminal film, ‘Sleep’ (1963), and recorded poems by William S Burroughs, Allen
Ginsberg and John Cage, among others.


Paloma Varga Weisz

Skulpturenhalle / Thomas Schütte Foundation, Holzheim
On view until Saturday 12 August

Presenting a number of early works, Paloma Varga Weisz creates a multi-faceted narrative as her pieces enter into dialogue with one another and the surrounding space. Entering a play on willfully turning away, Varga Weisz simultaneously explores and moves away from the historical traditions of sculpture and the stele that inform her work.


Raymond Pettibon
The Cloud of Misreading

Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow

On view until Sunday 13 August

Curated by Massimiliano Gioni and Gary Carrion-Murayari, The Cloud of Misreading brings together around 400 Raymond Pettibon works, including ephemera and materials from his personal archives. This presentation demonstrates the gradual evolution of Pettibon’s use of language – from the strident captions of his early drawings to the poetic, self-reflexive tone he has adopted over the past two decades.

The Garage Museum has worked with Kirill Medvedev to publish a unique complementary booklet translating the various texts that constitute an essential part of Pettibon’s works into Russian, downloadable here.


Ugo Rondinone
let's start this day again

Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati

On view until Sunday 20 August

Ugo Rondinone’s upcoming Cincinnati exhibition celebrates a new iteration of Ugo Rondinone’s color spectrum series, creating an all-encompassing experience that epitomises the artist’s ongoing desire to translate a heightened spectrum of psychological states into environments that provoke corresponding moods in the viewer.


John Bock
In the Moloch of the Presence of Being

Berlinische Galerie, Berlin

On view until Monday 21 August

Created especially for the Berlinische Gallery, John Bock’s installation, In the Moloch of the Presence of Being, incorporates several of his existing works and film projections – at once a freak show, a theatre stage, an experimental laboratory and a cinema, and overwhelming in its baroque abundance of meanings.


John Bock
Slipping on the armpit’s beaded sweat

La Panacée, Montpellier

On view until Sunday 27 August

In his first solo show in France, John Bock presents two new installations alongside stand-alone sculptures and assemblages and his most recent film, Hell’s Bells: A Western. Through film and sculpture, Bock elevates the trivial details of the everyday into new and unknown dimensions where humor and the grotesque reign supreme.


Ugo Rondinone
the world just makes me laugh

BAMPFA, Berkeley
On view until Sunday 27 August

Combining present-day motifs with art historical references, Ugo Rondinone’s first major exhibition in the Bay Area features recent, ongoing, and iconic works that question the breadth of lived experience. Seemingly lighthearted motifs including rainbows, clowns, and clown shoes take on a melancholy tone in this riveting and psychologically intense installation.



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