September 7 | New artists for galleries in London, Paris and New York
In London, New York and Paris, it’s back to school and galleries are announcing new representations left, right and center. In other news, London’s Condo is headed to Mexico in April, whilst Luxemburg solidifies its presence at the Venice Biennale.
French artist Isabelle Levenez is to join Paris’ H Gallery. Born in 1970 Levenez’s practice is focused on drawing, video, installation and photography. Find her full bio here.
Los Angeles-based artist Martine Syms is now represented by London gallery Sadie Coles HQ. Born in 1988 the artist had exhibited at the gallery just a few weeks previously as part of this year’s Condo program. Her work focuses on issues of identity and surveillance, working principally with video, installation and photography. More via Art News.
Martine Syms, Installation view (2016), courtesy of ICA, London, copyright of the artist — photo Mark Blower
Following the announcement that they would no longer represent living artists, Matthew Ronay, previously represented by Andrea Rosen, will now work with Casey Kaplan gallery. The artist born in 1976 is known for his coloured sculptures evocative of the “nonsensicality of all the useless objects you can buy, as well as the way organic and inorganic elements are so often combined these days.” More via Art News.
Matthew Ronay, Sprout Capsule Implantation, 2017, Basswood, dye, cotton string, shellac-based primer, steel, plastic, flocking, gouache — courtesy Casey Kaplan Gallery
Condo to take to Mexico
Condo, a new collaborative exhibition project launched by the gallery Carlos/Ishikawa which sees local galleries host incoming galleries from abroad for a pop up exhibition is to launch a Mexico City edition. Already present in London and New York, the journalist Melanie Gerlis announced via Twitter that the Mexico edition will take place in April. A Shanghai edition of the event is also in the pipeline with the potential for other cities to follow. For more on Condo, click here.
Luxembourg signs 20 year lease in Venice
Following a meeting between the Prime Minister and Minister for Culture of Luxembourg and the president of the Fondazione Biennale, Paolo Baratta, Luxembourg has announced that it has signed a 20 year lease on a space in Venice. The vast 250m2 pavilion is found on the second floor of the Sale d’Armi in the Arsenale, opposite the Singapore pavilion. The space will be used for both the architecture and the art biennales.
The country is currently exhibiting in a 100m2 space in the Ca’ del Duca. More details via Wort.
Sale d’Armi — Arsenale