Upcoming Exhibitions

Alighiero Boetti – Insecure Unconcerned – New York
Barbara Kruger – London
Marilyn Lerner – London

Marilyn Lerner
April 12–May 18, 2024
Public Reception: April 11, 6–8pm

In a painting practice that stretches over five decades, New York-based Marilyn Lerner has developed a unique visual vocabulary of color and form, producing compositions that reverberate in their kaleidoscopic nuance. Her powerful and radiant oil-on-wood panels, often themselves cleaved into different forms, speak of her influences from the gamelan music and geometric image-making of South and Southeast Asia, where she has traveled frequently, to her interest in early modernist abstraction, in particular the work of Hilma af Klint. Lerner has created her own complex personal vocabulary with her approach to form and color. These influences contribute to her complex approach to surface, shape and hue. Her exhibition of paintings conceived for this show on the third floor of Sprüth Magers, London, will be the first time her work has been exhibited in the city, and outside of the US in ten years.

territory – Group Exhibition – Berlin

Mire Lee, Liu Yujia, Gala Porras-Kim, Tan Jing, Zhang Ruyi
April 27–June 29, 2024
Public Reception: April 26, 6–9pm

On the occasion of Gallery Weekend Berlin 2024, Monika Sprüth and Philomene Magers are pleased to present territory, a group show of works by Mire Lee, Liu Yujia, Gala Porras-Kim, Tan Jing, and Zhang Ruyi, curated by Shi-ne Oh. It will be Sprüth Magers’ first group exhibition focusing exclusively on female Asian artists. The title, territory, naturally associated with aggressive political policies and behaviours, questions the vast definitions of borders and boundaries and how they both limit and liberate our transgressive desires on physical as well as psychological terrain.

The five artists will transform all of the gallery’s spaces, premiering works that examine the bounds of the body, disgust and morality, and the restraints of language, history and memory. Diverse in media and approach, the artworks on view employ unpredictable materials to engage and challenge viewers’ senses.