EXHIBITIONS

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Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal

Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal

Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything
Feb 9, 2021 – Dec 2, 2024
online (MAC)

A veritable audiovisual immersion, this exhibition establishes a dialogue between the œuvre of Leonard Cohen and a selection of artworks from the MAC’s collection.

Marta Herford

Marta Herford

Deceptive Images
Oct 31, 2020 – Aug 15, 2021
Herford, Germany

Dirk Braeckman, Tacita Dean, Vittoria Gerardi, Anthony McCall, Radenko Milak, Kelly Richardson, James White

CCAG

CCAG

The Drive
January 23 – May 2, 2021
Charlottetown, PEI, Canada

Group exhibition highlighting the complexity of the representation of landscape as it relates to the history of resource development.

York Mediale 2020

York Mediale 2020

Human Nature
October 21 – May 9, 2021
York, UK

‘Embers and the Giants’ will see its first gallery installation and UK premiere during the York Mediale 2020!

Attenborough Arts Centre

Attenborough Arts Centre

Kelly Richardson: Mariner 9
Reopening Sept 28 – Dec 18, 2020
Leicester, UK

‘Mariner 9’ returns to the UK this spring in a solo exhibition at the Attenborough Arts Centre.

Hestercombe Gallery

Hestercombe Gallery

Most Admirably Improved by Art
Reopening Sept 4 – 27, 2020
Somerset, UK

Bringing together artists who began their careers in drawing and painting, and now through a range of media respond to the landscapes of today.

NEWS

Post-Specimen Encounters Between Art, Science and Curating

Post-Specimen Encounters Between Art, Science and Curating

Published: Jan, 2021

Examines how scientific objects in museums and other collections act as inspiration to contemporary art practice, its histories, curating and aesthetics. Cross-disciplinary essays from leading arts professionals. Edited by Edward Juler and Alistair Robinson

Artpace at 25: 25th Anniversary Publication

Artpace at 25: 25th Anniversary Publication

Published: Dec 17, 2020

In celebration of its 25th anniversary, Artpace San Antonio has published a 272pg book of never-before-published curatorial essays and color images of every exhibition created through its International Artist-in-Residence program from 2008-2019.

George Vasey on ‘Embers and the Giants’

George Vasey on ‘Embers and the Giants’

Published: Dec 16, 2020

Richardson re-makes the sublime for the 21st century, presenting us with landscapes that merge the spectral and the spectacular. In doing so, she creates a kind of third space where technology and nature meet; where memory and visions of the future collide.

Aesthetica Magazine

Aesthetica Magazine

Published: Dec 11, 2020

Art is a powerful way to start conversations about the climate. A new show at York Art Gallery, part of York Mediale 2020, uses new technologies to show how the human body is inextricably linked to nature.

For the Benefit of All (double LP)

For the Benefit of All (double LP)

Release date: August 2020

‘For The Benefit Of All’ is a limited edition double LP by British musicians Tom Morris & Jo Quail which was inspired by Kelly Richardson’s video installation ‘Mariner 9’.

Digital Wild – Meta.Morf X

Digital Wild – Meta.Morf X

Published: March, 2020

The sixth Trondheim international biennale for art and technology – ventures into the digital wilderness where the foreseeable has escaped, where control is absent, and agendas, purposes, and occupations are progressively evasive.

NEW WORK

In her significant new body of video installations and prints entitled Pillars of Dawn, Richardson imagines a desert landscape in which environmental conditions have crystallized the terrain. Sculpting every branch of each tree and populating the entire landscape with millions of individualised crystals has been a painstaking labour of love. Roughly speaking, there is one crystal in each of the landscapes for every species still alive today. We live in a time when many scientists believe humans are causing the mass extinction of thousands upon thousands of other species; Richardson’s work asks us what it is in the world that has value for humans. In each of the scenarios we encounter, we see a beautiful, empty, crystallised world. It is almost as though all life-forms had been transformed into pure carbon – that is, into the most concentrated forms of pure carbon in the natural world – diamonds. The majesty and infinite wealth of the Earth is revealed, although no humans appear present to appreciate it.