|Stephen Friedman Gallery / The London House of Modernity|
14 Cavendish Square, London W1G 9HA
|18 January – 2 April 2021|
Marina Adams | Mamma Andersson | Juan Araujo | Tonico Lemos Auad | Jonathan Baldock | Claire Barclay | Andreas Eriksson | Manuel Espinosa | Kendell Geers | Wayne Gonzales | Jim Hodges | Ilona Keserü | Rivane Neuenschwander | Ged Quinn | Yinka Shonibare CBE RA | Luiz Zerbini
Stephen Friedman Gallery and The London House of Modernity present a collaboration at 14 Cavendish Square.
This unique project brings together a diverse curated selection of international contemporary art and the best of classic mid century Nordic design. Set in a Grade II listed Georgian mansion of Palladian design, visitors are invited to explore eight atmospheric rooms in which domestic environments are created to showcase art and design of the highest quality.
Stephen Friedman explains: “I’m pleased to collaborate with Modernity on a project in a spectacular historical building that explores two of my passions: art and design. During this time as we work mostly from home, we notice the dynamics between objects in our living space. This project continues the symbiotic conversation between artists and designers and examines how their work complements our everyday lives. And the extraordinary Palladian architecture of 14 Cavendish Square provides the perfect setting.”
“We find it interesting to collaborate with other galleries that complement our collection of furniture, textile and lighting. Art is a natural part of everyone’s home, and our pieces from the Nordic countries work very well with the art that Stephen Friedman Gallery presents”, says Andrew Duncanson.
Stephen Friedman Gallery recently celebrated its 25th anniversary and represents thirty leading international artists and Estates. In this reimagined space the gallery will display works by Marina Adams, Mamma Andersson, Juan Araujo, Tonico Lemos Auad, Jonathan Baldock, Claire Barclay, Andreas Eriksson, Manuel Espinosa, Kendell Geers, Wayne Gonzales, Jim Hodges, Ilona Keserü, Rivane Neuenschwander, Ged Quinn, Yinka Shonibare CBE RA and Luiz Zerbini, incorporating different aspects of the gallery programme.
Several rooms focus on specific themes: works by Jim Hodges, Ged Quinn and Yinka Shonibare CBE RA explore transformation and historical narratives within the context of the surrounding architectural splendour; the hand-made textiles and ceramics of Jonathan Baldock and Andreas Eriksson examine materiality and craft. Other spaces highlight the gallery’s engagement with Latin America, as well as its commitment to representing overlooked artists and Estates. At the heart of the exhibition, works by Swedish artists Mamma Andersson and Andreas Eriksson are placed in context with Scandinavian designers in a ‘grand salon’ space on the first floor.