Victoria Miro | Mayfair
14 St George Street, W1S 1FE Victoria Miro inaugurates its Mayfair gallery with a presentation of recent white Infinity Net paintings by Yayoi Kusama. It is the first time Kusama has exclusively shown white Infinity Nets in Europe and in its select concentration on these iconic works the exhibition recalls Kusama’s debut solo show in New York at the Brata Gallery in October 1959.
until 9 November
Victoria Miro | Gallery I
16 Wharf Road, N1 7RWBeyond the Black marks an important departure from Khan’s photographic based works and comprises a suite of large black paintings, a monumental site specific wall drawing and a series of works on paper, all of which consider the metaphysics of creativity. This is the artist’s third solo presentation with the gallery.
until 9 November
Victoria Miro | Gallery II
16 Wharf Road, N1 7RW Adriana Varejão is one of the most original voices in contemporary Brazilian art. She has long been fascinated by themes of miscegenation and skin colour, and she explores these subjects in a fresh way in this new body of work. Polvo addresses interracial identity in Brazil, where historically race has assumed a social and cultural function.
Opening | Jules de Balincourt: Itinerant Ones
Victoria Miro | Gallery I, 16 Wharf Road, N1 7RW
16 November – 20 December 2013
Victoria Miro is delighted to present Itinerant Ones, the first solo exhibition in the UK for the Paris-born, New York-based painter Jules de Balincourt. De Balincourt’s carefully constructed paintings move effortlessly between abstraction and figuration, the imagined and the real. This new body of work sees the artist moving away from direct references to current social, political or popular culture, and instead depicting a world in which indications of specific place or time are absent.
Opening | Stan Douglas: Disco Angola
Victoria Miro | Mayfair, 14 St George Street, W1S 1FE
23 November 2013 – 11 January 2014
Victoria Miro Mayfair is delighted to present Disco Angola by Stan Douglas, the artist’s second solo show with Victoria Miro and his first at our new Mayfair gallery. In Disco Angola the artist assumes the persona of a fictional photo-journalist living in the mid 1970s and documenting two very different worlds: the nascent disco underground in New York and the civil war in newly independent Angola.
Upcoming | Isaac Julien: Playtime
24 January – 1 March 2014
In January 2014 Isaac Julien’s new seven-screen installation Playtime, will recieve its world premier at Victoria Miro with accompanying photographic works at Victoria Miro Mayfair. This major work, explores the dramatic and nuanced subject of financial capital. Consisting of three ‘chapters’, Playtime, is set across three cities defined by their relationship to capital: London, a city transformed by the deregulation of banks; Reykjavik, where the 2008 crisis began; and Dubai, one of the Middle East’s burgeoning financial markets. Part documentary and part fiction, the work interconnects major figures in the world of art and finance with the real stories of those deeply affected by the crisis and the global flow of capital.
Elmgreen & Dragset
The Victoria & Albert Museum has commissioned Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset to create a major site-specific installation. Tomorrowtransforms the V&A’s former textile galleries into an apartment belonging to a fictional, elderly and disillusioned architect.
Grayson Perry is the first visual artist to give the prestigious BBC Reith Lectures. First Broadcast on BBC Radio 4, you can download podcastshere. Perry’s suite of tapestries The Vanity of Small Differences is on view at Manchester Art Gallery.
Walker’s exhibition at Camden Arts Centre until 5 January brings together a series of large graphite drawings, her shadow play video work Fall Frum Grace- Miss Pipi’s Blue Tale and new intricately cut silhouette installations. The exhibition will travel to MAC, Belfast, 23 January – 27 April 2014.
Stan Douglas Photographs 2008 – 2013 at Carré d’Art Nîmes, France features recent photographic works that address questions of photojournalism, the rhetoric of reportage, documentary fiction and the role of media information as spectacle.
Julien’s acclaimed, immersive film installation TenThousand Waves will be projected onto nine double-sided screens arranged in a dynamic structure especially conceived for The Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium at MoMA, New York. Opens 25 November.
Yayoi Kusama is the subject of a number of touring exhibitions. Her South America tour is currently exhibited at Rio’s Central Cultural Banco do Brasil (CCBB), and the next stop of her Asia-wide tour will be atShanghai MOCA, opening on 15 December. Full details here.
Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journeyis on show at the Brooklyn Museum. Spanning the mid-1990s to the present, the exhibition unites more than fifty works, including Mutu’s signature large-scale collages, video works, sketches, a site-specific wall drawing, and sculptural installation.
Tal R will have a solo show at ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Denmark from 23 November 2013 – 27 April 2014. This exhibition will form a major survey of his practice to date and will be staged as a large-scale installation which will transform the gallery space.
Final weeks of the 55th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, which closes on 24 November. Sarah Sze transforms the U.S. Pavilion with Triple Point her signature site-specific installations. Varda Caivano participates in theThe Encyclopedic Palace, curated by Massimiliano Gioni.
Books and Editions
Jules De Balincourt
Jules De Balincourt
Published by Rizzoli.
Texts by Bob Nickas, Andrea K. Scott and Eric Troncy
Isaac Julien | Riot
Published by The Museum of Modern Art. Text by Isaac Julien, Giuliana Bruno, Paul Gilroy, Stuart Hall, bell hooks, Kobena Mercer, Laura Mulvey, Mark Nash, B. Ruby Rich, Christine Van Assche. Available for pre-order.
R.I.P. Stephen Lawrence 1974 – 1993
Published by Counter Editions. Created specially to raise funds for the Stephen Lawrence Trust and the 20 Years On Campaign marking the anniversary of his murder in 1993. Edition of 100, lithographic print in 4 colours with silkscreened glow-in-the-dark text, 45 x 36 cm.
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