Victoria Miro Gallery: News

Adriana Varejão: Polvo

Victoria Miro | Gallery II, 16 Wharf Road, London N1 7RW

16 October – 9 November
One of the most original voices in contemporary Brazilian art, Varejão’s diverse practice comprises painting, sculpture, photography and installation. Varejão 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. Exhibition open for Frieze East End Night, 6 – 9pm, Saturday 19 October

Idris Khan: Beyond the Black

Victoria Miro | Gallery I, 16 Wharf Road, London N1 7RW

until 9 November
Beyond 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. Idris Khan also presents his ‘Curated Shelf’ at Louis Vuitton New Bond Street Maison. Watch Artinfo, read WallpaperExhibition open for Frieze East End Night, 6 – 9pm, Saturday 19 October

Yayoi Kusama: White Infinity Nets

Victoria Miro | Mayfair, 14 St George Street W1S 1FE

until 9 November
Victoria Miro is delighted to inaugurate its new 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. Read Financial Times.

London News | Frieze & Frieze Masters

Frieze Art Fair

17 – 20 October
Stand F5 | Regent’s Park, London
Selected Gallery Artists

Frieze Masters

17 – 20 October
Stand D13 | Regent’s Park, London
Alice Neel solo presentation

Frieze Sculpture Park

17 – 20 October
Elmgreen & Dragset
But I am on the Guest List, Too!

Elmgreen & Dragset

The V&A has commissioned Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset to create a major site-specific installation.Tomorrow transforms the V&A’s former textile galleries into an apartment belonging to a fictional, elderly and disillusioned architect. Read The Guardian.

Grayson Perry

Grayson Perry is the first visual artist to give the prestigious BBC Reith Lectures. The lectures will be broadcast on Radio 4 from 15 October. Grayson’s suite of tapestriesThe Vanity of Small Differences opens at Manchester Art Gallery on 28 October.

Kara Walker

Walker’s exhibition at Camden Arts Centre, which opens this week, brings together her series of large graphite drawings, Dust Jacket for the Niggerati, her shadow play video work Fall Frum Grace- Miss Pipi’s Blue Tale and new intricately cut silhouette installations. Read The Guardian.

International News

Stan Douglas

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. Douglas will give a talk at the BFI, London on 13 October at 6.30pm, tickets here.

Isaac Julien

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

Yayoi Kusama is the subject of a number of touring exhibitions. Her South America tour opens at Rio’s Central Cultural Banco do Brasil (CCBB) this week, and then travels to Mexico. Two further exhibitions tour Asia and Japan. More information on all of these here.

Wangechi Mutu

Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journeyopens this week 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 and is the artist’s first US survey exhibition.

Selected Artists

The inaugural Hangzhou Triennial(until 20 November) presents important late 20th century textile-based art works alongside contemporary practice. It includes works by Christian Holstad and Maria Nepomuceno’s large-scale boat installation The Force as well as Grayson Perry’s monumentalWalthamstow Tapestry.

Tal R

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. A number of new works will be made specially for this exhibition.

New Publications

Idris Khan | Beyond the Black
Text by Gabriel Coxhead
SBK, 58pp
ISBN: 978-0-9568566-8-5
Text by Rachel Taylor
SBK, 56pp
ISBN: 978-0-9568566-7-8
Text by Margherita Dessanay
SBK, 58pp
ISBN: 978-0-9568566-9-2
Jules de Balincourt
Texts by Bob Nickas, Andrea K. Scott and Eric Troncy
HDK, 220pp
Sarah Sze: Triple Point
Texts by Holly Block, Carey Lovelace
Johanna Burton and Jennifer Egan
HDK, 158pp
ISBN: 9780982681381
Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey
Texts by Trevor Schoonmakeer, Kristine Stiles, Greg Tate
HDK, 175pp
ISBN 978-0-938989-36-3


Idris Khan

Idris Khan was commissioned by Art on the Underground as one of 15 artists to produce a print to mark the 150th anniversary of the London Underground. Over and Over and Over, 2013. Edition of 80, silkscreen print on Somerset Tub Sized paper, 59.5 × 49.5 cm.

Chris Ofili

Created specially to raise funds for the Stephen Lawrence Trust and the 20 Years On Campaign marking the anniversary of his murder in 1993.R.I.P. Stephen Lawrence 1974 – 1993. Edition of 100, lithographic print in 4 colours with silkscreened glow-in-the-dark text, 45 x 36 cm.Pre-order with Counter Editions only.

Kara Walker

A limited edition print by Kara Walker is being produced to coincide with the Camden Arts Centre Exhibition.
2013. Edition of 50, lithograph on paper, 28.5 x 21.5 cm.

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14 St George Street, London W1S 1FE

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10.00am – 6.00pm
Monday by appointment

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