• 21.04.21 - Hurvin Anderson in conversation with Michael Prokopow

    21.04.21 - Hurvin Anderson in conversation with Michael Prokopow

    Hurvin Anderson will be joined in converation with Michael Prokopow on Thursday 22 April at 6pm GMT (12pm CST)

     

    Cultural historian Michael Prokopow, who is preparing a monograph about Hurvin Anderson, joins the painter in a conversation that places Anderson’s current exhibition at The Arts Club in the context of his career. Along with recent landscapes, Anderson includes in this exhibition Flat Top, 2008, a classic painting from the barbershop series that brought him international attention. By bringing together these two series, Anderson contrasts interior and exterior Jamaican spaces, while defining a throughline across his oeuvre in terms of structure, abstraction, and perception. Prokopow will draw on his deep knowledge of the artist to bring forth these and other threads in Anderson’s thinking and making.

     

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  • 09.04.21 - Hurvin Anderson: Anywhere but Nowhere

    09.04.21 - Hurvin Anderson: Anywhere but Nowhere

    The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago IL

    9 April - 7 August 2021

    ‘I have entered a new place, slightly unsure. Actually, through making paintings you engage with questions you are unsure about. My struggle with Jamaica: I don’t know it and I know it. I have this romantic vision of it and a lot of the painting is fighting that romance’
    — Hurvin Anderson

    The Arts Club of Chicago opens today with Anywhere but Nowhere, Hurvin Anderson’s first solo exhibition in Chicago. For more information please click here. 

    On 22 April at 7 PM (CEST) Hurvin Anderson will be joined in conversation with Michael Prokopow, the writer of his upcoming monograph, to discuss the relation and contrasts between his newest works and the Barbershop series – examining interior and exterior Jamaican spaces, Anderson will talk about defining a through line across his oeuvre in terms of structure, abstraction, and perception. To register please click here. 

  • 08.03.2021 - Hurvin Anderson: Monograph, Lund Humphries

    08.03.2021 - Hurvin Anderson: Monograph, Lund Humphries

    Hurvin Anderson: Monograph, Lund Humphries

     

    As part of the Contemporary Painters Series, Lund Humphries publish the first comprehensive overview of Hurvin Anderson, now available to pre-order. Drawing on interviews with the artist, Michael J. Prokopow offers a critical assessment of Hurvin Anderson’s painting practice to date alongside 100 colour illustrations. 

     

    The Lund Humphries Contemporary Painters Series offers comprehensive, accessible, authoritative and highly illustrated monographs on the world’s leading living painters. Its aim – to ‘take the pulse’ of contemporary painting.

     

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  • 05.03.2021 - Hurvin Anderson: School Prints 2021, The Hepworth Wakefield

    05.03.2021 - Hurvin Anderson: School Prints 2021, The Hepworth Wakefield

    Hurvin Anderson: School Prints 2021, The Hepworth Wakefield

     

    Hurvin Anderson is one of six artists to create a limited edition print for The Hepworth Wakefield's School Prints 2021

     

    Launched in 2018 by The Hepworth Wakefield, School Prints is an ambitious five-year project to engage every primary school child in Wakefield District with contemporary art. Each year, the participating schools are gifted a set of limited-edition prints by leading contemporary artists for display in school and are supported with an in-depth engagement programme led by local artists to encourage creativity across the curriculum.

     

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  • 06.10.2020 - Thomas Dane Gallery: Frieze Viewing Room

    06.10.2020 - Thomas Dane Gallery: Frieze Viewing Room

    Frieze Viewing Room

     

    At the Fair

     

    Thomas Dane Gallery

     

    Featuring works by: Hurvin Anderson, Cecily Brown, Alexandre da Cunha, Anthea Hamilton, Phillip King, Michael Landy, Bob Law and Caragh Thuring.

     

    Preview: 7-8 October 2020

    Public access: 9-16 October 2020 

     

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  • 15.05.2020 - Hurvin Anderson: Firstsite Activity Pack 3

    15.05.2020 - Hurvin Anderson: Firstsite Activity Pack 3

    Firstsite’s third artist created activity pack includes a contribution from Hurvin Anderson. ‘Art is where the home is’ will give you ideas about how to get creative at home. Anyone can have a go – there are no specialist materials required and it is free to download here.

     

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  • 12.02.2020 - Thomas Dane Gallery at Frieze LA 2020

    12.02.2020 - Thomas Dane Gallery at Frieze LA 2020

    Thomas Dane Gallery at Frieze LA 2020

     

    Drawing(s)
    Thomas Dane Gallery 
    Stand: C08

    Featuring works by: Terry Adkins, Hurvin Anderson, Walead Beshty, Lynda Benglis, Cecily Brown, Anya Gallaccio, Arturo Herrera, Ella Kruglyanskaya, Michael Landy, Bob Law, Glenn Ligon, Lari Pittman, Amy Sillman, Caragh Thuring and Akram Zaatari.

    Preview: 13 February 2020
    Public days: 14-16 February 2020

     

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  • 11.06.2019 - Anthea Hamilton, Glenn Ligon, Hurvin Anderson, Steve McQueen: Get Up, Stand Up, Now, Somerset House, London

    11.06.2019 - Anthea Hamilton, Glenn Ligon, Hurvin Anderson, Steve McQueen: Get Up, Stand Up, Now, Somerset House, London

    Anthea Hamilton, Glenn Ligon, Hurvin Anderson, Steve McQueen: Get Up, Stand Up, Now, Somerset House, London

     

    A major new exhibition celebrating the past 50 years of Black creativity in Britain and beyond.

     

    West Wing Galleries

    Somerset House

    Strand

    London

     

    12 June - 15 September 2019

     

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  • 05.06.2019 - Thomas Dane Gallery at Art Basel

    05.06.2019 - Thomas Dane Gallery at Art Basel

    Art Basel - Stand: R18

     

    Featuring works by: Terry Adkins, Hurvin Anderson, Lynda Benglis, Walead Beshty, John Gerrard, Anthea Hamilton, Arturo Herrera, Barbara Kasten, Glenn Ligon, Jean-Luc Moulène, Caragh Thuring, Kelley Walker, and Akram Zaatari. 

    Preview: 11-12 June 2019 
    Public days: 13-16 June 2019

     

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  • 27.03.2019 - Thomas Dane Gallery at Art Basel Hong Kong

    27.03.2019 - Thomas Dane Gallery at Art Basel Hong Kong

    Art Basel Hong Kong - Stand: 1C02

     

    Featuring works by: Hurvin Anderson, Lynda Benglis, Anya Gallaccio, John Gerrard, Arturo Herrera, Phillip King, Ella Kruglyanskaya, Bob Law, Glenn Ligon, Jean-Luc Moulène, Xie Nanxing, Albert Oehlen and Akram Zaatari. 

     

    Preview: 27-28 March 

    Public days: 29-31 March 

     

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  • 14.02.2019 - Thomas Dane Gallery at Frieze LA

    14.02.2019 - Thomas Dane Gallery at Frieze LA

    Frieze LA - Stand: C8

     

    Featuring works by: Terry Adkins, Hurvin Anderson, Lynda Benglis, Bruce Conner, Anya Gallaccio, John Gerrard, Ella Kruglyanskaya, Luisa Lambri, Michael Landy and Marisa Merz. 

     

    Preview: 14 February 

    Public days: 15-17 February 

     

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  • 02.10.2018 - Hurvin Anderson: Awarded the first TenTen Commission by the Government Art Collection

    02.10.2018 - Hurvin Anderson: Awarded the first TenTen Commission by the Government Art Collection

    Hurvin Anderson: Awarded the first TenTen Commission by the Government Art Collection

     

    The TenTen Commission is being produced jointly by the Government Art Collection with Outset Contemporary Art Fund and is sponsored by Sybil Robson Orr and Matthew Orr.

    Every year over the next decade, a British artist will be commissioned to create a unique, limited edition print which will be shown in diplomatic buildings across the world. 

    Hurvin Anderson's print Still Life with Artificial Flowers is an intricate print that evokes a snapshot of the artist's mother's front room in Birmingham. Anderson worked with The Print Studio to replicate sourced and saved fabrics and wallpapers. The thirteen base colours are built up from fifteen stencils over twentyone layers, the rich use of pattern to flatten the space referencing the techniques of Henri Matisse.

     

     

  • 26.09.2018 - Hurvin Anderson: In conversation with William Feaver at The Royal Drawing School

    26.09.2018 - Hurvin Anderson: In conversation with William Feaver at The Royal Drawing School

    Hurvin Anderson in conversation with William Feaver

    Organised by the Royal Drawing School

     

    Shoreditch Studios, London

    26 Septemeber, 6:45pm

     

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  • Hurvin Anderson: Turner Prize exhibition at the Ferens Gallery, Hull

    Hurvin Anderson: Turner Prize exhibition at the Ferens Gallery, Hull

    Hurvin Anderson: Turner Prize 2017

     

    Exhibition dates: 26 September, 2017 - 7 January, 2018

    An exhibition of work by the nominated artists opens tonight at the Ferens Art Gallery in Hull and the winner will be announced at an award ceremony on 5 December.

     

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  • Hurvin Anderson: Royal West of England Academy - Secret Postcard Auction

    Hurvin Anderson: Royal West of England Academy - Secret Postcard Auction

    Royal West of England Academy, Bristol

    25 May, 7-9pm

     

    Hurvin Anderson is one of the artists who has contributed to this year's Royal West of England Academy's Secret Postcard Auction fundraiser. The cards are signed on the back for anonymity and will be auctioned on 25 May where participants can bid on these original pieces of art. All proceeds will go towards supporting the RWA.

     

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  • Thomas Dane Gallery congratulates Hurvin Anderson on his 2017 Turner Prize nomination

    Thomas Dane Gallery congratulates Hurvin Anderson on his 2017 Turner Prize nomination

    Congratulations to Hurvin Anderson who has been nominated for the 2017 Turner Prize.

    Turner judges described Anderson as "an outstanding British painter whose art speaks to our current political moment with questions about identity and belonging."

     

    An exhibition of work by the nominated artists will open at Ferens Art Gallery in Hull on 26 September, and the winner will be announced at an award ceremony on 5 December.

     

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  • Hurvin Anderson: Dub Versions at New Art Exchange

    Hurvin Anderson: Dub Versions at New Art Exchange

    Hurvin Anderson: Dub Versions

     

    New Art Exchange, Nottingham

    2 July - 18 September, 2016

     

    Dub Versions at New Art Exchange explores Hurvin Anderson's practice in depth, consisting of existing and newly commissioned works. The exhibition also features sketches, preparatory paintings, collages, drawings and photographs that have never been displayed before in the UK.

     

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  • Hurvin Anderson, Walead Beshty, Alexandre da Cunha and Anya Gallaccio in Making & Unmaking: An exhbition curated by Duro Olowu at Camden Arts Centre

    Hurvin Anderson, Walead Beshty, Alexandre da Cunha and Anya Gallaccio in Making & Unmaking: An exhbition curated by Duro Olowu at Camden Arts Centre

    Making & Unmaking: An exhbition curated by Duro Olowu

     

    Camden Arts Centre, London

    19 June - 18 September, 2016

     

    Making & Unmaking, curated by celebrated fashion designer and curator Duro Olowu. The exhibition brings together over sixty international artists working in diverse media, including Hurvin Anderson, Walead Beshty, Alexandre da Cunha and Anya Gallaccio.

     

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  • Hurvin Anderson: Backdrop at Art Gallery of Ontario

    Hurvin Anderson: Backdrop at Art Gallery of Ontario

    Hurvin Anderson: Backdrop

     

    Art Gallery of Ontario

    19 May - 21 August, 2016

     Backdrop will be Hurvin Anderson's first major solo exhibition in Canada. Surveying Anderson's practice in depth, new and recent paintings will be presented alongside previously unseen sculptures and photographs, as well as large-scale drawings. 

     

    Related Events:

    Hurvin Anderson in Conversation with Jeffrey Uslip

    Wednesday 18 May, 5.30-6.30 pm, Baillie Court

     

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  • Hurvin Anderson: Backdrop at Contemporary Art Museum St Louis

    Hurvin Anderson: Backdrop at Contemporary Art Museum St Louis

    Hurvin Anderson: Backdrop 

    September 11 - December 27, 2015

    Contemporary Art Museum St Louis

     

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  • Hurvin Anderson: Poetics of Relation, Pérez Art Museum Miami

    Hurvin Anderson: Poetics of Relation, Pérez Art Museum Miami

    Hurvin Anderson: Poetics of Relation

    Pérez Art Museum Miami

    29 May - 18 October, 2015

     

     

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  • Hurvin Anderson: Reporting Back, Ikon Gallery

    Hurvin Anderson: Reporting Back, Ikon Gallery

    Ikon presents the most comprehensive exhibition to date of paintings by British artist Hurvin Anderson (b.1965), evoking sensations of being caught between one place and another, drawn from personal experience. It surveys the artist's career, including work made shortly after he graduated from the Royal College of Art, London, in 1998, through the acclaimed Peter's Series (2007-9), inspired by his upbringing in Birmingham's Afro-Caribbean community, and ongoing works arising out of time spent in Trinidad in 2002. Filling Ikon's entire exhibition space, Reporting Back traces the development of Anderson's distinct figurative style.
     
    Anderson arrived on the international art scene with Peter's Series, a number of paintings depicting the interiors of barbers' shops, in particular one (owned by Peter) visited by Anderson with his father as a boy. A converted attic serving as an improvised salon for conversation as well as for cutting hair, this was a social retreat vital for many male members of the local Caribbean community; a place he equates to an English garden shed. By painting this subject, the artist was exploring a formative psychological moment, and by returning to it pictorially he takes us with him on a journey that is as sentimental as it is a faithful representation.
     
    It is significant that often Anderson depicts sites of leisure, where the mind is usually free to wander. He talks often of being in one place "but actually thinking about another", a fact of his life arising out of his cultural background. He grew up in the English Midlands preoccupied with visions of a warmer, more colourful 'other country' and from this experience has developed a way of seeing which he describes as "slightly outside of things". Later paintings of the Caribbean embody this kind of perception with verdant green colour glimpsed behind close-up details of the fences and security grilles found in residential areas, or an expanse of water or desolate approach separating us, the viewer, from the point of interest in the centre ground. This method of composition signifies at once a kind of social and political segregation, a smartness with respect to the business of picture making, amounting to a kind of semi-detached apprehension of what Anderson encounters.
     
    A major monograph illustrating works from across the artist's career will be published to accompany the exhibition, including texts by Jennifer Higgie, writer and co-editor of Frieze.
  • Alexandre da Cunha and Hurvin Anderson: Homebodies, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

    Alexandre da Cunha and Hurvin Anderson: Homebodies, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

    Homebodies presents work by contemporary artists who examine the space of the home, both literally and metaphorically, as an integral site for making art. Featuring an expansive range of artworks, some made of materials found in the domestic sphere and others that represent or re-create a sense of domesticity, Homebodies demonstrates a new understanding of how the domestic context has influenced the creation and interpretation of contemporary art. The exhibition incorporates various media, including paintings by Hurvin Anderson; sculptures by George Segal and Rachel Whiteread; installations by Alexandre da Cunha and Do Ho Suh; photography by Marina Abramović, Barbara Kruger, Doug Aitken, and Adrian Piper; video by Martha Rosler, Rivane Neuenschwander, and Guy Ben-Ner; and a living-room environment by Dzine that doubles as a nail salon. The exhibition is likewise international in its reach, drawing from six continents to include more than forty artists at various stages in their careers.

     

    The domestic setting has been a crucial site (and recurring subject) of artistic production-a parallel track and occasionally a counterpoint to more commonly celebrated contexts such as the artist's studio and the public sphere. In fact, many artists, for personal or financial reasons, work at home, and for those artists the home often becomes the subject and source of their artwork. Although this exhibition focuses on artists working from the late 1960s to the present, there are notable precedents in art history dating back as early modernism. Major artists in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, including Vincent van Gogh and Henri Matisse, frequently depicted domestic interiors as sites of psychological reflection and a potent metaphor for social or historical concerns. Later, in the 1970s, the feminist movement exposed the home as a site of identity production and interrogation, putting pressure on the presumably male cliché of the heroic artist creating alone in his studio. In recent years, as commerce and communication have become increasingly globalized, artists have paradoxically turned inward, examining the idea of "home" in more localized contexts, recognizing it as an arena of social development and an indicator of economic trends, especially as more and more artists confront the recent crises in housing and urban development in their work.

     

    The exhibition is organized in three sections. The first, Architectonics, includes works that represent interiors, use fragments of private homes, or are produced on a small scale, often using humble, domestic materials. The second section, Division of Labor, presents artworks that replicate a "cottage industry" scale of production or refigure activities such as care and cleaning, and demonstrates the lasting impact of the feminist movement on artists of any gender expression. Finally, the third section, Psychogeographies, considers how private interiors can become a metaphor for interior mental spaces, oftentimes fraught with anxiety and upheaval.

     

    This exhibition is organized by Naomi Beckwith, Marilyn and Larry Fields Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.

  • Hurvin Anderson: Homebodies, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

    Hurvin Anderson: Homebodies, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

    Homebodies presents work by contemporary artists who examine the space of the home, both literally and metaphorically, as an integral site for making art. Featuring an expansive range of artworks, some made of materials found in the domestic sphere and others that represent or re-create a sense of domesticity, Homebodies demonstrates a new understanding of how the domestic context has influenced the creation and interpretation of contemporary art. The exhibition incorporates various media, including paintings by Hurvin Anderson; sculptures by George Segal and Rachel Whiteread; installations by Alexandre da Cunha and Do Ho Suh; photography by Marina Abramović, Barbara Kruger, Doug Aitken, and Adrian Piper; video by Martha Rosler, Rivane Neuenschwander, and Guy Ben-Ner; and a living-room environment by Dzine that doubles as a nail salon. The exhibition is likewise international in its reach, drawing from six continents to include more than forty artists at various stages in their careers.

     

    The domestic setting has been a crucial site (and recurring subject) of artistic production-a parallel track and occasionally a counterpoint to more commonly celebrated contexts such as the artist's studio and the public sphere. In fact, many artists, for personal or financial reasons, work at home, and for those artists the home often becomes the subject and source of their artwork. Although this exhibition focuses on artists working from the late 1960s to the present, there are notable precedents in art history dating back as early modernism. Major artists in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, including Vincent van Gogh and Henri Matisse, frequently depicted domestic interiors as sites of psychological reflection and a potent metaphor for social or historical concerns. Later, in the 1970s, the feminist movement exposed the home as a site of identity production and interrogation, putting pressure on the presumably male cliché of the heroic artist creating alone in his studio. In recent years, as commerce and communication have become increasingly globalized, artists have paradoxically turned inward, examining the idea of "home" in more localized contexts, recognizing it as an arena of social development and an indicator of economic trends, especially as more and more artists confront the recent crises in housing and urban development in their work.

     

    The exhibition is organized in three sections. The first, Architectonics, includes works that represent interiors, use fragments of private homes, or are produced on a small scale, often using humble, domestic materials. The second section, Division of Labor, presents artworks that replicate a "cottage industry" scale of production or refigure activities such as care and cleaning, and demonstrates the lasting impact of the feminist movement on artists of any gender expression. Finally, the third section, Psychogeographies, considers how private interiors can become a metaphor for interior mental spaces, oftentimes fraught with anxiety and upheaval.

     

    This exhibition is organized by Naomi Beckwith, Marilyn and Larry Fields Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.