The Art of Wishes 2023
Monday, October 9, 2023
Raffles Hotel, London
Founded by philanthropist and Make‐A‐Wish patron Batia Ofer, the Art of Wishes is a charitable initiative that brings the international art community together to raise funds for Make-A-Wish UK, a nonprofit organization that grants the wishes of children with critical illnesses. The sixth annual Art of Wishes benefit auction and gala will take place at Raffles Hotel in London. The auction will be hosted on Artsy, with a preview of the artworks open to the public from October 4 through 7 at Christie’s London. Twelve works by leading international artists such as Edmund de Waal, Jadé Fadojutimi, Albert Oehlen, Stanley Whitney, and others will be included.
Albert Oehlen, Untitled, 2022 © Albert Oehlen
Gagosian is pleased to announce the representation of Jadé Fadojutimi. To inaugurate the relationship, Fadojutimi will take over the gallery’s booth at Frieze London in October 2022 with an installation of new works.
In her paintings, which are often monumental in scale, Fadojutimi orchestrates color, space, line, and movement in the service of fluid emotion and the quest for self-knowledge. She interprets everyday experience in ways that are at once compelling and confrontational, reflecting a drive to understand more completely otherwise indescribable but perpetually intertwined ideas of identity and beauty.
Fadojutimi draws inspiration from specific locations, cultures, objects, and sounds, especially Japanese anime, clothing, and soundtracks. Writing, too, is key to her process—sometimes she uses it to help articulate the subtleties of her painting; at other times she positions it in parallel to the visual by adopting a more poetic approach.
Photo: Anamarija Ami Podrebarac
Making Their Mark
Through March 23, 2024
Shah Garg Foundation, New York
Making Their Mark, curated by Cecilia Alemani, showcases the works of more than seventy women artists from the last eight decades. The exhibition champions the lives and work of women artists, bringing into vibrant relief their intergenerational relationships, formal and material breakthroughs, and historical impact. Through drawings, mixed media, paintings, sculptures, and textile works, these artists aim to rechart art history through their singular, iconic practices. Work by Carol Bove, Jadé Fadojutimi, Sarah Sze, and Mary Weatherford is included.
Carol Bove, The Chevaliers, 2021 © Carol Bove
Jadé Fadojutimi in
New Abstracts: Recent Acquisitions
November 12, 2022–September 17, 2023
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
New Abstracts showcases an expansive range of practices constituting contemporary abstraction. Many artists working with abstract vocabularies today interrogate not only the possibilities of color, material, gesture, and form, but also the potential for injecting abstract art with political, spiritual, or personal meaning. All of the works in the exhibition are recent additions to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s permanent collection. Work by Jadé Fadojutimi is included.
Installation view, New Abstracts: Recent Acquisitions, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, November 12, 2022–September 17, 2023. Artwork, left to right: © Jadé Fadojutimi, © Alex Hubbard, © Channing Hansen. Photo: © Museum Associates/LACMA
Can we see the colour green because we have a name for it?
September 16, 2022–March 19, 2023
Hepworth Wakefield, England
This exhibition of new work by Jadé Fadojutimi includes large-scale paintings that combine abstract and figurative elements in compositions that vibrate with graphic energy. At the heart of Fadojutimi’s practice is an introspective mining of facets of her own identity and the social and cultural environments that shape them. Her paintings are typically made in bursts of energetic mark making. While some are worked on over time, others are completed in a single sitting, and each evokes a memory or experience.
Installation view, Jadé Fadojutimi: Can we see the colour green because we have a name for it, Hepworth Wakefield, England, September 16–March 19, 2023. Artwork © Jadé Fadojutimi. Photo: Michael Brzezinski
Raum Für Phantasievolle Aktionen
Neupräsentation Der Sammlung
May 8, 2022–January 31, 2023
Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany
This exhibition, whose title translates to Space for Imaginative Actions, celebrates the museum’s thirtieth anniversary on the Museum Mile and brings together monographic and thematic works from more than forty artists. Work by Jadé Fadojutimi, Albert Oehlen, and Gerhard Richter is included.
Installation view, Raum Für Phantasievolle Aktionen: Neupräsentation Der Sammlung, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany, May 8, 2022–January 31, 2023. Artwork © Albert Oehlen
59th Biennale di Venezia
The Milk of Dreams
April 23–November 27, 2022
Giardini and Arsenale, Venice
The Milk of Dreams, curated by Cecilia Alemani for the 59th Biennale di Venezia, takes its title from a book by Leonora Carrington (1917–2011) in which the Surrealist artist describes a magical world where life is constantly reenvisioned through the prism of the imagination. With works by 213 artists from fifty-eight countries, the exhibition focuses on three thematic areas in particular: the representation of bodies and their metamorphoses, the relationship between individuals and technologies, and the connection between bodies and the Earth. Work by Louise Bonnet and Jadé Fadojutimi is included.
Louise Bonnet, Pisser Triptych, 2022 © Louise Bonnet. Photo: Jeff McLane
Yet, Another Pathetic Fallacy
November 30, 2021–April 10, 2022
Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami
The first solo museum presentation of Jadé Fadojutimi’s work, Yet, Another Pathetic Fallacy features a suite of new, layered large-scale paintings that provide a window into the artist’s rapidly developing approach to abstraction. Evoking plants and garlands, microscopic activity, marine landscapes, or stained-glass windows, Fadojutimi’s complex images, which use a surprising and electric color palette, linger at the cusp of abstraction and figuration.
Jadé Fadojutimi, Phantoms come with a shadow of touch, 2021 © Jadé Fadojutimi
Jadé Fadojutimi in
Mixing It Up: Painting Today
September 9–December 12, 2021
Hayward Gallery, London
Mixing It Up explores the work of thirty-one contemporary painters whose works entrance, transfix, and challenge the viewer. Approaching the medium as a platform for speculative thinking and unexpected conversations, the artists in this exhibition make paintings that oscillate between observation and invention, depiction and allegory, illusion and materiality. Work by Jadé Fadojutimi is included.
Jadé Fadojutimi, Cavernous Resonance, 2020 © Jadé Fadojutimi. Photo: Eva Herzog