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Lehmann Maupin in Chelsea?

Lehmann Maupin has announced the opening of a new space in Chelsea, West 24th Street and 10th Avenue. Its opening is scheduled for 2017. This new space will be offering 8,500 m2 over three floors. The design of this space has been entrusted to architect Peter Marino. The space will be hosting public exhibitions, private rooms and offices. The new space is to become the main space for the gallery’s activity. David Maupin, founder of the gallery, specifies its ambitions: “Chelsea remains an important hub of the New York contemporary art scene. We represent a growing roster of renowned international artists, and it is important for us to be able to offer additional exhibition options and exposure within the area. This new space, which is uniquely our own, will provide us with the opportunity to present up to three exhibitions in Chelsea at a...

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Lehmann Maupin now representing Nicholas Hlobo

Lehmann Maupin gallery, which has spaces in New York and Hong Kong, has announced that they are now representing the South African artist Nicholas Hlobo. Hlobo graduated from Johannesburg’s Technikon Witwatersrand with a degree in Fine Art in 2002. His work is found in the collections of: the Centre Pompidou, Paris; Tate Modern, London; and the South African National Art Gallery, Cape Town, amongst others. He works in installation, sculpture, and performance, and also on paper, using raw materials such as wood, rubber, and leather, to investigate the heritage of his home country, with a particular focus on issues such as sexuality, gender, and class. Lehmann Maupin gallery was founded in New York’s SoHo district in 1996, then moved to its present Chelsea location in 2002, opened a second New York space in 2007, and a space in Hong Kong in 2013. Also in its roster are world-renowned artists such as Tracey Emin, Gilbert & George, Juergen Teller, and Liu...

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Lehmann Maupin represents Patrick Van Caeckenbergh

Lehmann Maupin Gallery, based in New York and Hong Kong, has announced that it will be representing the artist Patrick Van Caeckenbergh. Born in Belgium, Van Caeckenbergh’s work is described by the gallery as follows: “Van Caeckenbergh strives to create a world of his own design, populated by characters and entities inspired by his collection of scientific diagrams, religious stories, and fairytales. These complex and varied interests form the foundation of his larger-scale sculptures and installations, which draw on a long and rich tradition of Belgian Surrealism.” He has had numerous solo exhibitions including a retrospective at M Museum in Leuven, La Maison Rouge in Paris and Musée de Beaux-Arts in Nîmes. Rachel Lehman, one of the two founders of the gallery, said that she was particularly drawn to the artist’s work at the 2013 Venice Bienniale, adding that his “engagement with wide-ranging philosophical ideas” makes him particularly suited to the gallery and its current range of...

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Daniela Stigh joins Lehmann Maupin as director of communications

Daniela Stigh has joined Lehann Maupin as their director of communications; her role will involve overseeing publicity for all three galleries in Chelsea, the Lower East Side and in Hong Kong. Stigh has previously held positions at Rubenstein Communications and prior to that as assistant director of communications at MoMA for over a decade.   Rachel Lehmann, co-founder of the gallery, explains that; “Her expertise will be extremely valuable to us as we head into a busy fall exhibition and fair season, kicking off with Do Ho Suh’s dual gallery show in September. Daniela’s experience working with world-renowned artists and several major arts organisations will be integral in supporting Lehmann Maupin’s continued growth and momentum.”...

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Lee Bul quashes notions of perfection at Lehmann Maupin

New York’s Lehmann Maupin is currently presenting its fourth exhibition of works by Korean artist Lee Bul. On display until 21 June 2014, the exhibition is to present new sculptural works and a large-scale installation, which ask viewers to question humanity’s notion of a perfect future. Featured in the exhibition at Lehmann Maupin are pieces from the artist’s Cyborgs series (1997-2011), which consider the relationship between man, technology, and nature. More recent works include Untitled (2014), a hanging sculpture formed of glass, crystal, and acrylic beads, which echoes architectural drawings by German architect and urban planner Bruno Taut. Bul’s subject choice is not new: from the beginning of her career, the artist has explored idealised conceptions of the human form, considering ideas of beauty, corruption, and decay, along with humantiy’s attempts to transcend physical, intellectual and spiritual boundaries. Born in Korea, in 1964, the artist grew up in Seoul, and has come to be considered one of the leading artists of her generation. She has gained particular recognition for her formal innovation, producing drawings, performances, sculptures, paintings, installations and videos....

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