Upcoming Exhibitions

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Gilbert & George
THE PARADISICAL PICTURES
April 28–July 3, 2021
Berlin

The show presents a selection of 25 works from Gilbert & George’s THE PARADISICAL PICTURES series portraying a psychedelic and fantastical world beyond the streets of the artists’ London studio. Completed in 2019 before the current pandemic their studies of the relationship between man and the natural world have today acquired a new and urgent resonance. Gilbert & George present a vision of paradise which is ultimately transcendental, an ominous depiction of how we place ourselves in the modern world yet also how we may change for the better.

 

Condo WordPress announcement

George Condo
Linear Expression
April 28–July 3, 2021
Berlin

Linear Expression, George Condo’s first solo exhibition at the Berlin gallery in over eight years, presents new works on canvas and paper. The artist’s compositions are well known for their intricate renderings of faces and figures, made possible by his virtuosic use of line, color and volume. Often begun using quick, linear gestures, then overlaid with rich tones and brushwork, Condo’s imaginary portraits invoke the kaleidoscopic range of human emotion. In this new body of work, abstracted characters hold space together but rarely connect through eye contact or touch—a reflection, perhaps, of the past year of uncertainty and distance. At times tender, at times violent, Condo’s new works illustrate his long-standing pursuit to capture the complex and often contradictory nature of human life.

Elfgen Berlin WordPress Annoucement

Robert Elfgen
Higgs-Boson
April 28–July 3, 2021
Berlin

Sprüth Magers is delighted to present the solo exhibition Higgs-Boson by Robert Elfgen featuring new paintings at Sprüth Magers Window. It is the first exhibition at the Berlin gallery of this format: taking the art out of the white cube and placing it in a more intimate setting, while also offering the chance to experience the works from a street view. Elfgen’s new paintings are reminiscent of romantic landscapes. The grain of the wooden base is visible through their metallic shimmering surfaces, so that the material becomes part of the work in the form of sky or water. 

The exhibition’s title alludes to the elementary particle Higgs-Boson, also called “the God particle,” which is highly complicated to detect: it is always there but only visible under certain constellations for a fleeting moment. In his new paintings, Elfgen refers to this phenomenon by challenging the idea of what is invisible in the visible.

John Baldessari – The Space Between – Los Angeles

John Baldessari
The Space Between
July 2021
Los Angeles

The exhibition presents John Baldessari’s final series of thirty paintings, The Space Between (2019), that demonstrate the artist’s characteristic combining of text and image. Through spatial overlays and excisions, the works at once deflect and direct our attention, while also betraying the processes by which we encode and decode the world around us. Simultaneously banal, surprising and poignant, Baldessari’s last works beautifully encapsulate the thrust of his artistic project as a whole: to explore the amorphous spaces between things, people and ideas.

Holt LA WordPress Announcement

Nancy Holt
Fall 2021 
Los Angeles

Sprüth Magers is pleased to announce the first solo exhibition by Nancy Holt at the Los Angeles gallery, presenting a journey through three decades of Holt’s influential artistic practice. A pioneer of site-specific installation and the moving image, Holt was a member of the earth, land and conceptual art movements. Her extensive artistic output spanned concrete poetry, audio, film, video, photography, slideworks, ephemeral gestures, drawings, room-sized installations, earthworks, books and public sculpture commissions. 

Holt Berlin WordPress announcement

Nancy Holt
Fall 2021
Berlin

Sprüth Magers is pleased to announce the first solo exhibition by Nancy Holt at the Berlin gallery, featuring her iconic installation, Mirrors of Light I (1973–74). Throughout her practice, Holt was interested in the use of light as a medium, while simultaneously examining it as subject matter in its own right. In this installation, light is a conceptual entity and a physical reality, a practical resource and an aesthetic object. As is the case with the majority of Holt’s oeuvre, ​Mirrors of Light I creates an opportunity for self-examination through the perceptions that arise in the face of her work.