Friday, December 13
Mariane Ibrahim Gallery Now Represents Raphaël Barontini
The Chicago-based enterprise Mariane Ibrahim Gallery has added Raphaël Barontini to its roster. The artist’s paintings, collages, tapestries, banners, and flags combine silkscreened and digitally printed images, and his works explore classical iconography, colonial history, and the visual culture of the French Caribbean. Barontini was recently named LVMH Métiers d’Art’s 2020 artist-in-residence, for which he will spend six months working at the Heng Long Leather Tannery in Singapore. Dealer Mariane Ibrahim said in a statement that Barontini’s work “is deeply connected to history. He chooses to confront it.” Barontini is also represented by The Pill in Turkey and Espai Tactel in Spain.
Thursday, December 12
Avery Singer Is Now Represented by Hauser & Wirth
A long-rumored move is now official: Avery Singer, the 32-year-old painter of figures that seem stuck between digital and analog worlds, has joined Hauser & Wirth, one of the biggest galleries in the world. Artnet News, which first reported the announcement, said that Singer is the youngest artist on the gallery’s roster. The international powerhouse will share representation of Singer with Berlin’s Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler gallery, which has long shown her work. Hauser & Wirth will bring Singer’s work to the Frieze Los Angeles art fair in February, and a full solo show is on deck for 2021.
White Cube Adds Estate of Bram Bogart to Roster
White Cube gallery, which has spaces in London and Hong Kong, has added to its roster the estate of Dutch expressionist painter Bram Bogart, who died in 2012. The gallery will present a solo exhibition of Bogart’s paintings at its London location from January 29 to March 7. Known for his tactile canvases that shift between abstract and expressionist styles, Bogart was a prominent figure in the CoBrA movement. Bogart was also a pioneer of the Art Informel movement, and he represented Belgium, where he also held citizenship, in the 1971 Venice Biennale. His work can be found in the collections of the Centraal Museum in Utrecht and the Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst in Ghent, among other institutions. Mathieu Paris, senior director at White Cube, said in statement, “As an important post-war European painter, Bogart is the perfect addition to the gallery as we further expand into representing artist estates.”
The Armory Show has announced the 178 exhibitors that will participate in its 2020 edition, which is scheduled to run from March 5 to 8 at Piers 90 and 94 on the Westside of Manhattan. Returning galleries include Victoria Miro (London and Venice), Sean Kelly (New York), and 303 Gallery (New York). Among the first-time participants are Carbon 12 (Dubai), Patron (Chicago), Antoine Levi (Paris), and Yavuz Gallery (Singapore). For this iteration, the fair will devote all of Pier 90 to curated presentations, with “Perspectives” (organized by Nora Burnett Abrams, director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver), “Focus” (by Jamillah James, curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art Los Angeles), and “Platform” (by Anne Ellegood, director of the Institute of Contemporary Art Los Angeles). Find the complete list of exhibitors here.
The 2019 Venice Biennale just closed, and now works from the main exhibition are starting to travel. Among the pieces set to show elsewhere is Stan Douglas‘s video installation Doppelgänger (2019), which will go on view at David Zwirner gallery in New York and Victoria Miro gallery in London, in shows that open on January 16 and January 31, respectively. In the two-channel video, an astronaut and her doppelgänger are sent to two different planets; one is welcomed, and the other is treated as a potential foe. The exhibitions will mark the U.S. and U.K. premieres of the piece. —Alex Greenberger
The 18th edition of the FotoFest Biennial in Houston, which runs March 8 to April 19, 2020, has named the artists who will show appear in its central exhibition. Curated by Mark Sealy, director of the London-based institution Autograph ABP, “African Cosmologies: Photography, Time, and the Other” will examine the relationships between contemporary life in Africa, the African diaspora, and the histories of colonialism and photography. Among the artists in the presentation are Faisal Abdu’Allah, Lyle Ashton Harris, Rotimi Fani- Kayode, Zanele Muholi, and Lindokuhle Sobekwa. The full list of artists can be found here.