Ongoing since 2012, the Real DMZ Project interrogates the demilitarised zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea through annual, research-based exhibitions that bring together the works of Korean and international artists. Sunjung Kim, the independent curator behind the project, conceived the idea of exploring the DMZ while curating Japanese artist...
London's galleries and museums are gearing up for a lively October, with Frieze London and Frieze Masters running between 3 and 6 October 2019 at Regent's Park, along with 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, taking place across the same dates at Somerset House; and the tenth anniversary of the Sunday Art Fair, showcasing new and emerging artists...
Mark Bradford walks through Mark Bradford: Los Angeles Mark Bradford: Los Angeles at the Long Museum West Bund in Shanghai (27 July–13 October 2019) is the artist's largest solo exhibition to date in China. In this video for Ocula, Bradford and Diana Nawi, curator of the show, walk through selected works that convey the artist's concerns with...
Victoria Miro is delighted to announce a presentation of works by Idris Khan, Yayoi Kusama and Conrad Shawcross at Schloss Sihlberg, Zürich.
This special presentation by Victoria Miro in Schloss Sihlberg, Zürich considers the work of three artists, Idris Khan, Yayoi Kusama and Conrad Shawcross, focussing on an intersection of their practices through the use of abstraction and repetition. The presentation runs from 14 to 22 June 2014.
The gestural abstraction of Yayoi Kusama’s ongoing series of Infinity Net paintings and her important large-scale accumulation sculpture Prisoner’s Door provides a formal counterpoint to the geometric abstraction of Conrad Shawcross’s Perimeter Studies sequence and Plosion sculpture, which take theories of cosmic expansion and contraction as their starting point. Like Shawcross’s sculptures, Idris Khan’s paintings employ a radial pattern comprised of lines of stamped philosophical texts in luminous white on a white gesso ground.
The minimal aesthetic of these monochromatic works emphasises an elegantly reductive complexity, as the artists use a considered economy of form, texture, and colour to convey or question sophisticated metaphysical or philosophical ideas. The serial is essential, as each of these artists deals with such concepts through their repeated and rigorous exploration of formal strategies.
Victoria Miro at Schloss Sihlberg, Sihlberg 10, 8002 Zürich, Switzerland
Open on Saturday 14 from 11am to 7pm and from 15 to 22 June from 11am to 6pm
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