JEAN DUBUFFET - Brutal beauty
Commissioned by Barbican Art Gallery
Jean Dubuffet: Brutal Beauty is the first major UK exhibition of the work of French artist Jean Dubuffet (1901–1985) in over 50 years. One of the most provocative voices in postwar modern art, Dubuffet rebelled against conventional ideas of beauty, hoping to capture the poetry of everyday life in a gritty, more authentic way. Drawn from international public and private collections, Brutal Beauty brings together more than 150 works: from early portraits, lithographs and fantastical statues to enamel paintings, butterfly assemblages and giant colourful canvases. It opens at Barbican Art Gallery
Cassils - ALCHEMIC
Commissioned by Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts
Cassils has achieved international recognition for their rigorous engagement with the body as a form of social sculpture. Through a practice spanning more than 15 years, Cassils has ‘tackled the complicated politics of transgender visibility and its intertwinement with the politics of form’ (Artforum).
SARAH LUCAS - Michael Clark Cosmic Dancer
Commissioned by Barbican Art Gallery
Barbican Art Gallery staged the first ever major exhibition on the groundbreaking dancer and choreographer Michael Clark.
The exhibition includes the work of Charles Atlas, BodyMap, Leigh Bowery, Duncan Campbell, Peter Doig, Cerith Wyn Evans, Sarah Lucas, Silke Otto-Knapp, Elizabeth Peyton, The Fall and Wolfgang Tillmans.
Commissioned by Folkestone Triennial
This crystalline modernist architectural composition, echoing the white cliffs beyond, supports figures of an Inuit and a seal, and sits on a black puddle shape. Sited by the shore, the strong horizontals suggest the rising water level resulting from the disappearing polar ice caps, an iceberg melting into a pool of oil. The human figure and its ecological counterpart the seal represent an ancient way of life, standing on thin ice. Climate change, and its effect on people who are on the front line, or at the edge of change, has been a preoccupation of the artist for many years.
BRASÍLIA - Embassy of Brazil
Commissioned by the Embassy of Brazil in London
This exhibition displays a collection of approximately three-hundred works of art and documents, including models of iconic buildings designed by Oscar Niemeyer; drawings and a photographic model of Lucio Costa’s urban plan; sculptures by Maria Martins, Bruno Giorgi and Alfredo Ceschiatti; and photographs by Marcel Gautherot and Mario Fontenelle. These artworks come from public and private Brazilian collections, such as the Moreira Salles Institute, the Public Archive of the Federal District, and Domício and Izolete Pereira’s Brasília Collection.
FRANCIS BACON - Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion
Commissioned by Tate Collection
Tate Collection has commissioned Studio Radar to reproduce some of their key artworks for their website, catalogues and online viewing.
British Museum - The Parthenon
Commissioned by the British Museum
The British Museum commissioned StudioRadar to create a series of new images of the freshly restored 432 BC Parthenon.
With an ever growing virtual audience the British Museum is refreshing its online visibility and collaborating with StudioRadar and our professional experience.
Ackroyd & Harvey -
Ash to Ash
Commissioned by Kent County Council
Ash to Ash is a new public artwork in the heart of the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Two monolithic sculptural forms set against a dramatic panoramic landscape are both a celebration and memorial to the ash tree, where across every county in the UK, hundreds of thousands of trees are succumbing to the devastating effects of ash dieback disease.
The Kent Downs has been been chosen as the inaugural site for this work as ash is the most common tree species in the region which has thus been one of the first areas to experience the impact of the disease. Ash to Ash will remain in situ for two years before travelling the country.
Carsten Höller: Decision
Commissioned by the Southbank Centre
Using his training as a scientist in his work as an artist, Carsten Höller's primary concerns relate to the nature of human perception and self-exploration. He has undertaken many projects that invite viewer participation and interaction while questioning human behavior, perception, and logic. His “laboratory of doubt,” embodied in objects ranging from carousels and slippery slides to upside-down goggles, often contains playful, hallucinatory or darkly humorous overtones in order to provoke experience and reflection.