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...
#6 – The Hong Kong Art Scene.
Yallay Gallery and Rossi and Rossi mounted provocative exhibits, bringing Tibetan, Syrian, Pakistan, and Afro-Asian artists to the forefront. These include paintings by Tenzing Rigdol that metaphorically depict the horrific self-immolations (now over 140) occurring in Tibet; Fadi Yazigi, who continues to reside in Damascus, Syria, making art despite the raging war all around him; and Rasheed Araeen, a Pakistani, London-based artist who highlights Afro-Asian, postcolonial racial oppression. I would like give an honorable mention to Blindspot Gallery (also in South Island Arts District) for its touching presentation of photography and video by South Ho Siu Nam with the show good day, good night, which explored the poetic and durational aspects of Occupy Central.
Victoria Miro is delighted to present the first of two exhibitions at the gallery this autumn by the celebrated American artist Kara Walker.
Often provocative and humorous, Kara Walker's work explores the tensions and power
Drawing from art historical and literary sources, Walker creates and deconstructs scenarios that expose biases and prejudices,exploring the power struggles underlying personal and political relationships. Her work proposes alternative mythologies,
For her first exhibition with Victoria Miro, Walker is producing a new body of work made with the gallery’s unique spaces in mind. In Go to Hell or Atlanta, Whichever Comes First Walker has drawn inspiration from the southern American city where she spent her teenage years. The
The mountain and the park that bears its name have had a chequered history. In 1915 Stone Mountain was declared the spiritual home of the Ku Klux Klan; more recently it has become a theme park with a wild west train ride and popular laser shows. Walker’s work draws on the layered histories and associations of the site.
The Atlanta works will be complemented by Four Idioms on Negro Art, which addresses forms of representation that have a stereotypical association with ‘low’ art: Folk Art,
In a sketch outlining her conception of this body of work, Walker sets up the Idioms in contradiction to Four Desires: ConceptualArt Practice, Fine Art, Technical Mastery and Mind Boggling Scale, and suggests a parodic dichotomy between the form and intention of art based on gender, class, education and skill.
A publication accompanies the exhibition featuring a conversation between Kara Walker and Ari Marcopoulos and a text by James Hannaham.
In November Victoria Miro Mayfair, will present a selection of preparatory drawings,
Eva Presenhuber is currently showing an exhibition of new works by the American painter Verne Dawson. This is the artist's fifth solo show with the gallery. A concurrent exhibition of new paintings will take place at Gavin Brown's Enterprise from March 3 to April 14, 2019.
GSTAAD, Switzerland — Why travel to the Swiss Alps, if not for the benefits of breathing some rareified air? Elevation 1049 is a biennial now in its third iteration, produced by the Luma Foundation, and seeks to gather art world glitterati in the mountain town of Gstaad for a singular art festival experience — this year around the theme...
'The pace of contemporary life has never moved so fast,' says Copenhagen-based artist John Kørner, while peddling comically slowly on his bike installation at Victoria Miro's Wharf Road gallery in London. The bike is attached to a moving platform topped with a stall of chairs built for visitors, parallel to a vast, 12-panel painting charting a...
Scandinavian art duo Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset have become masters of the architectural installation over the past 13 years, picking up critical acclaim and international gallery shows as they go. Their work is characterised by presenting a familiar space in a different context.
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