Gallery reopens January 27, 2022 with hybrid in-person and virtual exhibition
Exhibition features selection of recently acquired work from the UBS Art Collection by significant contemporary artists, including Amoako Boafo, Theaster Gates, Sam Gilliam, Tyler Mitchell and Amy Sherald
New York, January 24, 2022 – UBS today announced the UBS Art Gallery will reopen on January 27, 2022 with a new exhibition, Reimagining: New Perspectives, featuring recently acquired artwork from the UBS Art Collection. The exhibition highlights work by internationally respected contemporary artists and showcases a compelling mix of artistic backgrounds, styles, and personal experiences that collectively invites viewers to reimagine the world and expand their perspectives. Concieved as a hybrid exhibition, both in-person and virtual, Reimagining: New Perspectives is on view at 1285 Avenue of the Americas in New York City and online until May 30, 2022.
“We are thrilled to make our collection accessible to the public once again,” said Mary Rozell, Global Head of the UBS Art Collection. “It is incredibly rewarding to share with our community—both near and far—our recent acquisitions by leading artists of our time. These artists approach their subjects in unconventional ways to lead conversations on social and cultural change. We hope to nurture this exploration by supporting artists who shed light on new approaches and solutions to some of the most pressing challenges we face.”
Reimagining: New Perspectives showcases themes present in the collection, such as identity, memory, culture and social change. Artists including Latifa Echakhch, Theaster Gates, Jeffrey Gibson, Lauren Halsey, Kyungah Ham, Adam Pendleton, and Stanley Whitney, express these themes through geometric abstraction, the visual language of text and graffiti, and the use of unconventional materials. At the same time, they explore current and historical narratives and depict figures from underrepresented communities.
Derrick Adams and Amy Sherald reconsider representation through figurative painting. Hugo McCloud and Theaster Gates, make use of found materials to address socio-economic issues. Do Ho Suh and Wu Chi-Tsing, respectively, reference their domestic and natural environments to explore the passage of time, while Farah Al Qasimi, Sanford Biggers, and Kyungah Ham use traditional art forms in unexpected ways to address themes of ideological, geographical and cultural boundaries.
The UBS Art Gallery, which opened in 2019, features temporary exhibitions to continually showcase the UBS Art Collection’s extensive holdings of contemporary art. The gallery also includes permanent installations by iconic artists such as Sarah Morris, Frank Stella, Fred Eversley, and Howard Hodgkin.
The UBS Art Collection is considered one of the largest and most important corporate collections of contemporary art in the world with more than 30,000 works. UBS has been collecting contemporary art since the 1960s, a practice driven by the company's long-held belief that art provides inspiration, while encouraging the innovative thinking that has shaped UBS's corporate culture. UBS takes a dynamic approach to the collection, continuing to grow its holdings and acquiring works from around the world in line with the geographical reach of its business. UBS also actively lends artwork to major art museums and cultural institutions for public exhibitions.
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About UBS and Contemporary Art
UBS has a long history of supporting contemporary art and artists. The firm has one of the world’s most important corporate art collections and seeks to advance the international conversation about the art market through its global lead partnership with Art Basel and as co-publisher of the ‘Art Basel and UBS Global Art Market Report'. UBS also has partnerships with fine art institutions including the Fondation Beyeler in Switzerland, the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Russia and the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Australia. UBS provides its clients with insight into the art market, collecting and legacy planning through its Collectors Circle and the UBS Art Advisory. For more information about UBS’s commitment to contemporary art, visit: ubs.com/art.
About the UBS Art Collection
The UBS Art Collection’s mission is to build and maintain a seminal body of work by artists of our time. Artworks are displayed in UBS offices globally, serving as an inspiration for employees and a platform for dialogue with clients and the public. The UBS Art Collection is considered one of the largest and most important corporate collections of contemporary art in the world. It incorporates key works from our former collections in both Europe and the US as well as new acquisitions – mirroring today’s global business.