The invited work: Farideh Lashai

The invited work: Farideh Lashai

When I Count, There Are Only You...But When I Look, There Is Only a Shadow

May 30 - September 10, 2017

The Museo del Prado and the Fundación Amigos del Museo del Prado are presenting the last work by the Iranian artist Farideh Lashai (Rasht, 1944 – Teheran, 2013), When I count, there are only you…but when I look, there is only a shadow (2012-13), a video installation inspired by Goya’s Disasters of War. Farideh removed the figures and modified the images in this iconic print series in order to present them accompanied by animated images which are projected onto them from a moving spotlight.

This presentation offers a unique occasion to see Lashai’s work located alongside the prints by Goya that inspired them and between his Black Paintings and The 3rd of May. The result is a dialogue that reveals the ongoing relevance of Goya’s message two centuries later.

The special loan of this installation falls within the Museum’s “Invited Work” programme, which is sponsored by the Fundación Amigos del Museo del Prado. Since 2010 this programme has enriched a visit to the Museum by establishing terms of comparison that allow for a reflection on the works in the Prado’s own collection.

Hew Locke: Diaspora Pavilion

Hew Locke: Diaspora Pavilion

57th Venice Biennale

International Curators Forum (ICF) and University of the Arts London (UAL) present Diaspora Pavilion, an exhibition to be held in Venice from May 13th until November 26th 2017 at the Palazzo Pisani S. Marina during the 57th Venice Biennale.

The Diaspora Pavilion is conceived as a challenge to the prevalence of national pavilions within the structure of an international biennale and takes its form from the coming-together of nineteen artists whose practices in many ways expand, complicate and even destabilise diaspora as term, whilst highlighting the continued relevance that diaspora as a lived reality holds today.

EYEWITNESS: FRANCISCO GOYA & FARIDEH LASHAI

EYEWITNESS: FRANCISCO GOYA & FARIDEH LASHAI

MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS GHENT

February 11, 2017

Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art is pleased to announce EYEWITNESS: FRANCISCO GOYA & FARIDEH LASHAI, on view at the Museum of Fine Arts in Ghent through May 7, 2017. During the spring of 2017, the Museum of Fine Arts, Ghent brings together two artists in the newly established Drawings Cabinet. The exhibition Eyewitness links the social criticism of the Spanish artist Francisco Goya (1746-1828) to the social commitment of the Iranian artist Farideh Lashai (1944-2013), in a shared indictment against violence and oppression.Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art is pleased to announce EYEWITNESS: FRANCISCO GOYA & FARIDEH LASHAI, on view at the Museum of Fine Arts in Ghent through May 7, 2017. During the spring of 2017, the Museum of Fine Arts, Ghent brings together two artists in the newly established Drawings Cabinet. The exhibition Eyewitness links the social criticism of the Spanish artist Francisco Goya (1746-1828) to the social commitment of the Iranian artist Farideh Lashai (1944-2013), in a shared indictment against violence and oppression.

Artnet: David Ebony's Top 10 New York Gallery Shows of 2016

Artnet: David Ebony's Top 10 New York Gallery Shows of 2016

David Ebony looks back at his favorite shows of the year.

Ed Ruscha at Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art, May 6 – July 1, 2016


This museum-quality exhibition was the most comprehensive show yet of Ed Ruscha’s fabled “Ribbon Word” drawings. Included were some fifty text compositions from the late 1960s, and early ’70s, that are central to the Los Angeles-based Pop artist’s oeuvre. Over the years, they have proven to be influential and prescient as they heralded a new form of what British critic Kelly Grovier has termed “verbal vision.” Ruscha actually created 3-D paper models of words and letters that he would then draw, typically one word per composition, working in graphite and gunpowder, and eventually adding watercolor.

Ed Ruscha: Ribbon Words Catalogue

Ed Ruscha: Ribbon Words Catalogue

Curated by Dieter Buchhart

Focusing on Ed Ruscha’s ribbon word works begun in 1966, Ed Ruscha: Ribbon Words, is the first major exhibition and publication devoted exclusively to this important part of the artist’s influential oeuvre. Published to accompany the exhibition currently at the gallery, this richly illustrated catalogue features reproductions of more than 50 masterpieces, along with a comprehensive essay by the show’s curator Dieter Buchhart, as well as contributions by Glenn O’Brien and Alexandra Schwartz.

Farideh Lashai Retrospective Curated by Sharjah Art Foundation Director Hoor Al Qasimi

Farideh Lashai Retrospective Curated by Sharjah Art Foundation Director Hoor Al Qasimi

Bait Al Serkal, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE

March 12 - May 14, 2016

This major retrospective traces the development of the late-Iranian artist’s practice from the early 1960s into the 21st century, reflecting on the evolution of her ideas and expressive forms attuned to the shifting ground beneath her feet. The exhibition includes work in painting, sculpture, multimedia installation and stop motion animation produced over the course of a career that spanned more than five decades.

Hew Locke: The Wine Dark Sea

Hew Locke: The Wine Dark Sea

Extended through April 13

February 24-April 1, 2016

Hew Locke's exhibition entitled, The Wine Dark Sea, is a presentation of his acclaimed sculptures of boats. Locke has created an entirely new series of vessels, of varied scale and brilliant color, which will be suspended from the gallery ceiling at eye level. His boats are both contemporary and historical - clippers and container ships, battleships, ghost ships, and lifeboats - all together encompassing a spectacular sculptural environment.

Iran Opens Secret Cache of Art Masterpieces

Iran Opens Secret Cache of Art Masterpieces

The Telegraph - November 25, 2015

by Lizzie Porter

Some of the most prominent paintings at Tehran’s Museum of Contemporary Art might still be the obligatory glares of Iranian leaders Sayyed Ali Hosseini Khamenei, and Ruhollah Moosavi Khomeini, whose twin stare looks down over public spaces across Iran.

But from this month British visitors to the Islamic Republic will be also able to see works by Jackson Pollock, Francis Bacon and Rene Magritte that have been stashed in basements for nearly 40 years. 

A new exhibition at the Tehran museum will display paintings by western artists that were hidden after the 1979 revolution, when they were banned as symbols of decadence and excess by Islamic leaders.

 

Western curator explores works by Iranian artist in the heart of Tehran

Western curator explores works by Iranian artist in the heart of Tehran

The Art Newspaper

November 23, 2015

An exhibition of works by the late Iranian abstract artist Farideh Lashai, which opened last week at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art (until 26 February 2016), has been co-organised by the Italian scholar Germano Celant. The show marks the first time that a prominent non-Iranian curator has presented an exhibition at the museum since the Islamic Revolution in 1979, reflecting a growing rapprochement with the West.


 

Artnet News: David Ebony's top 10 New York Gallery Shows for November

Artnet News: David Ebony's top 10 New York Gallery Shows for November

Featuring Joan Mitchell: At the Harbor and in The Grande Vallée

November 24, 2015

Joan Mitchell at Edward Tyler Nahem, through December 18.

A woman artist grappling with the uber-macho milieu of the Abstract Expressionists in New York in the 1950s, Joan Mitchell more than held her own—in the studio as well as at the bar. In the midst of those hard- driving, heavy drinking days, she managed to develop a style of gestural abstraction that is as muscular and ambitious as anything her peers turned out. 

 

Farideh Lashai: Only a Shadow

Farideh Lashai: Only a Shadow

At The Davis Museum/ Wellesley College

September 16 - December 13, 2015

The Davis Museum at Wellesley College presents Farideh Lashai: Only a Shadow, an exhibition that centers around Farideh Lashai’s renowned 2012-13 multi-media installation, When I Count, There Are Only You...But When I Look, There Is Only a Shadow

Alexander Calder: Performing Sculpture at Tate Modern

Alexander Calder: Performing Sculpture at Tate Modern

Financial Times - November 13, 2015

November 11, 2015 – April 3, 2016

Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art secured the loan of Alexander Calder's Chef d'Orchestre, 1967 from an important American collection for the exhibition Alexander Calder: Performing Sculpture at the Tate Modern. Read more about the exhibition in this Financial Times article.

Iran Set to Unveil Collection of Western Art Largely Unseen Since 1979 Revolution

Iran Set to Unveil Collection of Western Art Largely Unseen Since 1979 Revolution

Vanity Fair - November 12, 2015

The exhibition, entitled “Farideh Lashai: Towards the Ineffable,” opens November 20 at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art and marks the first time a non-Iranian curator of such stature has curated an exhibit at the museum since the revolution. Javaherian and Celant have created an anthology of works by the Iranian modernist Farideh Lashai, who became one of Iran’s leading artists of the era before dying in 2013 at age 68. The Western works are being presented as context for Lashai’s retrospective, and the Farideh Lashai Foundation was instrumental in putting on the exhibition. 

Two Striking Painting Series Demonstrate the Graceful Evolution of Joan Mitchell's Style

Two Striking Painting Series Demonstrate the Graceful Evolution of Joan Mitchell's Style

Artsy Editorial

November 11, 2015

Joan Mitchell, the uncompromising and at times severe abstract painter currently featured at Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art LLC, is an artist whose work has garnered massive popularity and waves of critical acclaim in the years since her death in 1992. An outspoken feminist and one of the few single women in New York City’s second-generation Abstract Expressionist scene, Mitchell was, in the words of New Yorker critic Peter Schjeldahl, “a great modern artist who started strong and improved with age.”

The Great Game / Iranian Highlights

The Great Game / Iranian Highlights

Farideh Lashai - 56th Venice Biennale

Curated by Marco Meneguzzo and Mazdak Faiznia

The Great Game

Iran, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Central-Asian Republics, Kurdish Region: art, artists, and culture from the heart of the world.

The idea of this exhibition comes from the consideration that the geographical area of these Countries is, in fact, a historically unique territory, its destiny indissolubly linked by its historical and cultural situation: around these places there took place, and still takes place, what since the XIX century has been known as "The Great Game" for supremacy in Asia. A tangle of political, economic, religious, and social situations also finds an expression and interpretation in the art produced in these places, and it is this that the exhibition proposed for la Biennale Arte 2015 hopes to show through the work of some forty artists working in the region and who are particularly aware of social-political questions. 

 

Slip of the Tongue

Slip of the Tongue

Andres Serrano - 56th Venice Biennale

Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art congratulates Andres Serrano for his participating in the 56th Venice Biennale.

"Slip of the Tongue", a unique project conceived by Danh Vo in collaboration with Caroline Bourgeois, will open at Punta della Dogana.

Designed specifically for Punta della Dogana, the exhibition follows a path that suggests a dialogue between his own works and a selection of works from the Pinault Collection.

April 12 - December 31, 2015

 

METROPOLIS: Paintings of the Contemporary Urban Landscape

METROPOLIS: Paintings of the Contemporary Urban Landscape

curated by David Ebony

April 29th - June 6th, 2015

We are pleased to announce our upcoming exhibition, METROPOLIS: Paintings of the Contemporary Urban Landscape, curated by David Ebony. The opening reception will be held on Wednesday, April 29th from 6 to 8 pm.

Works by Huguette Caland, Jules de Balincourt, Erik Benson, Bruce High Quality Foundation, Richard Estes, Ralph Fleck, Bill Jacklin, Julie Mehretu, Ron Milewicz, Enoc Perez, Ed Ruscha, Gary Simmons, Melanie Smith, and others.

iROZEALb : “The Image of the Black in Western Art”.

iROZEALb : “The Image of the Black in Western Art”.

October 30, 2014

We are very pleased to announce gallery artist iROZEALb's inclusion in the recent publication, "The Image of the Black in Western Art".

In the 1960s, art patrons Dominique and Jean de Menil founded an image archive showing the ways that people of African descent have been represented in Western art from the ancient world to modern times. Highlights from the image archive, accompanied by essays written by major scholars, appeared in three large‐format volumes, consisting of one or more books, that quickly became collector’s items. A half‐century later, Harvard University Press and the Du Bois Institute are proud to have republished five of the original books and five completely new ones, extending the series into the twentieth century.

The Rise of Black Artists, the second of two books on the twentieth century and the final volume in The Image of the Black in Western Art, marks an essential shift in the series and focuses on representation of blacks by black artists in the West. This volume takes on important topics ranging from urban migration within the United States to globalization, to Négritude and cultural hybridity, to the modern black artist’s relationship with European aesthetic traditions and experimentation with new technologies and media. Concentrating on the United States, Europe, and the Caribbean, essays in this volume shed light on topics such as photography, jazz, the importance of political activism to the shaping of black identities, as well as the post-black art world.

 

Art In Embassies program

Art In Embassies program

Works by Spanish artists including Eduardo Chillida, Antonio Saura, and Antoni Tàpies

Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art, New York, has partnered with the U. S. Department of State's Art in Embassies program to facilitate loans of important works by Spanish artists including Eduardo Chillida, Antonio Saura, and Antoni Tàpies.

These works, all hailing from a private collection in Spain, are exhibited at the United States Embassy in Madrid alongside other significant works by Josef Albers, Willem de Kooning, Roy Lichtenstein, Agnes Martin, Robert Rauschenberg, Ed Ruscha, and many others. This impressive selection has been curated as a tribute to cultural fusion by the Ambassador James Costos and his partner, Michael Smith.
 

Keith Haring: The Political Line

Keith Haring: The Political Line

De Young Museum / San Francisco

November 8 - February 16, 2014

The gallery has facilitated the loan of a work by Keith Haring to the exhibition "Keith Haring: The Political Line" at the De Young Museum in San Francisco.
The exhibition opens November 8th, 2014. For more information about the exhibition and the artist, check out the De Young Museum website.

Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art to Exhibit Rare Paintings by Willem de Kooning and Andy Warhol

Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art to Exhibit Rare Paintings by Willem de Kooning and Andy Warhol

Art Basel, Switzerland

June 2, 2014 -- Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art, New York, will exhibit a range of important works at Art Basel, Switzerland, June 19-22, including two exceptional, rare paintings, Woman (Arthur’s Woman), 1969, by Willem de Kooning and 20 Pink Maos, 1979, by Andy Warhol. In addition, the gallery will present significant paintings by Ed Ruscha, Jean Paul Riopelle, and Alex Katz, among others.

Famous Artists Eating Candy at the Brooklyn Artists Ball featuring iROZEALb

Famous Artists Eating Candy at the Brooklyn Artists Ball featuring iROZEALb

Artnet News

As one might imagine, the Brooklyn Museum’s Artists Ball had no shortage of artists (or art) present. From artist-designed dinner tables by stars like Olek, Orly Genger, and Nina Katchadourian to walls festooned with candy, the museum went all out for their annual fundraising gala. Two incredible exhibits, “Ai Weiwei: According to What?” and “Swoon: Submerged Motherlands” were available for viewing throughout the evening. The party continued well into the night with a dance party featuring a performance by rapper Le1f.


The crowd was refreshingly diverse, with ensembles ranging from gowns to jeans and everything in between. The First Lady of New York, Chirlane McCray stopped by, as did Senator Charles Schumer, but unfortunately they didn’t stick around for the after party. Other famous faces included Padma Lakshmi, Judy Chicago, and Millie Brown (who you may recognize as Lady Gaga’s vomit artist).

Brooklyn Museum's Artist Ball Will Feature Large, Bold Table Settings

Brooklyn Museum's Artist Ball Will Feature Large, Bold Table Settings

Wall Street Journal

by Carmel Melouney

You eat with your eyes first, goes the old culinary proverb.

On Wednesday night, the dinner served at the Brooklyn Museum’s Brooklyn Artists Ball will be a visual feast thanks to the multisensory table environments created by 16 leading local artists.

“Having been to scores and scores of major fundraising events over a decade, it’s much more fun when there’s something to focus on other than the chicken on your plate,” said Arnold Lehman, director of the Brooklyn Museum.

“Brooklyn has become the creative capital of the world,” said Mr. Lehman.

Mr. Lehman said the idea for the table installations grew out of a collective discussion at the museum about how to make the gala “much more exciting and visually stimulating and just more fun.”

Korean Contemporary Design at Edward Tyler Nahem

Korean Contemporary Design at Edward Tyler Nahem

1st Dibs

For its first design-focused foray, the New York fine art gallery is presenting a show of recent work by four of South Korea's most important contemporary designers - a quartet of creatives whose work celebrates the purity of natural forms and materials.

Highlights from Contemporary Korean Design

Highlights from Contemporary Korean Design

Town & Country

An exhibition of objects and furniture from Korea's top designers opens today at Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art.

Korean Design Stars Take New York

Korean Design Stars Take New York

House Beautiful

A new exhibition at New York's Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art provides an exclusive look at furniture from Korea's hottest design stars.

Korean Contemporary Design

Korean Contemporary Design

Kang Myung Sun, Bae Se Hwa, Bahk Jong Sun, and Lee Hun Chung

February 26 – April 4, 2014

Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art (ETNFA) announces Korean Contemporary Design: Kang Myung Sun, Bae Se Hwa, Bahk Jong Sun, and Lee Hun Chung in an exhibition of objects and furniture. Korea’s top designers incorporate tradition, craft and a reverence for raw materials in their works while being absolutely contemporary in function and feel. The exhibition will be on view from February 26th through April 4th, 2014, with an opening reception on Wednesday, February 26th from 6PM – 8PM.

The appetite for Korean contemporary design has expanded globally in the last five years, with celebrated collectors of both design and modern and contemporary art embracing the movement. Sculptural, graceful and functional, the works in this exhibition would be home in a range of environments, from traditional to contemporary. 

Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video

Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

January 24–May 14, 2014

Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art has loaned a photograph to the Guggenheim's exhibition, Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video. The exhibition is on view at the Guggenheim until May 14, 2014.

Yinka Shonibare MBE: Magic Ladders

Yinka Shonibare MBE: Magic Ladders

The Barnes Foundation

January 24–April 21, 2014

Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art has facilitated the loan of a work by Yinka Shonibare to the exhibition, "Yinka Shonibare MBE: Magic Ladders,” at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia. The exhibition is on view until April 21, 2014. 

iROZEALb

iROZEALb

Joslyn Art Museum

February 8th - May 11th

An exhibition of new and recent work by iROZEALb (iona rozeal brown) opens in the Riley Contemporary Art Gallery at the Joslyn Museum of Art on February 8th.

In addition to three new paintings on panel, the artist will debut a mural painted on site.

Joan Mitchell Retrospective: Her Life and Paintings

Joan Mitchell Retrospective: Her Life and Paintings

Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria

July 18 - October 25, 2015

Kunsthaus Bregenz is presenting a large-scale survey exhibition of the legendary artist Joan Mitchell. The show’s focus is on painting, ranging from the early work of the 1950s to her last years, presenting nearly thirty paintings by one of 20th century art’s most significant protagonists.

The exhibition will travel to Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Novem­ber 14, 2015–Fe­bruary 21, 2016

 

Joan Mitchell: At the Harbor and in the Grande Vallée

Joan Mitchell: At the Harbor and in the Grande Vallée

Extended through January 8, 2016

October 29 - December 18, 2015

We are pleased to announce our upcoming exhibition, Joan Mitchell: At the Harbor and in the Grande Vallée, curated by Dr. Jeffrey Grove. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, October 29th from 6 to 8pm. 

The exhibition will juxtapose the two most important bodies of work by Joan Mitchell and feature rarely seen paintings from private collections. Focusing on works Mitchell produced at two critical junctures in her life, the show will direct a lens for the first time on the years surrounding 1957 when the young Mitchell first consolidated her formal language of abstract painting and received her first important critical successes, and 1983, a time twenty-six years later when Mitchell, now an internationally recognized artist, began her epic suite of emotionally infused paintings, La Grande Vallée.