Bridging almost a century of Brazilian art, Visions of Brazil: Reimagining Modernity from Tarsila to Sonia at Blum & Poe in New York (30 April–22 June 2019), hosted in collaboration with Mendes Wood DM, offers a rereading of Brazilian Modernism through the works of artists practising at different times, from the 20th century through to the...
In 1969, Horikawa Michio, schoolteacher and member of the artist collective GUN (Group Ultra Niigata), filled out the customs paperwork to mail a one-kilogram river stone from Niigata, the proverbial 'backside of Japan', to President Nixon. In return, Horikawa received a thank you note for this 'most unusual Christmas gift'—a muted anti-war...
'He was not a "political" kind of person. He just wanted to be honest and straight. But it was not easy in Korea to live like that,' writes curator Kim Inhye on artist Yun Hyong-keun. For much of his life, Yun lived in proximity to some of the most tumultuous moments in modern Korean history, from which he emerged as a pioneer of abstract...
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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