Victoria Miro, London.
Zona Maco: 4-8 February 2015
Yayoi Kusama’s (born in Matsumoto, Japan in 1929) exhibition ‘Infinite Obsession‘ closed at the Museo Tamayo in Mexico City on 18 January. The huge critical success of the Latin American tour has seen nearly 2.5 million visitors flock to experience Kusama’s remarkable art. Victoria Miro – who first exhibited Kusama in her London gallery in 1998 – is delighted to present a series of works at Zona Maco, including a large bronze pumpkin, new paintings from the seminal Infinity Net series and examples of her recent figurative paintings My Eternal Soul.
Stephen Willats (born in London, UK in 1943) was one of the very few serious representatives of international Concept Art in England during the sixties and seventies and his work is currently the subject of a retrospective at the Museo Tamayo. Throughout his career Stephen Willats has situated his pioneering practice at the intersection between art and other disciplines such as cybernetics, systems research, learning theory, communications theory and computer technology. Drawing has been key throughout Willats’ practice, often as a signifier of larger ideas. As part of our presentation at Zona Maco we will be showing a selection of Willats’ drawings from the 1960s through today.
Also on show will be recent paintings by the American artist Hernan Bas (b. Miami, USA in 1978) from his Memphis Living series. This body of work pays homage to the 1980s, the decade of the artist’s youth, and to the designs of the short-lived Memphis Group founded in Milan by architect and designer Ettore Sottsass. Bas has been the subject of institutional solo shows including ‘The Other Side’ at the Kunstverein Hannover in 2012, and a major survey show that opened at the Rubell Family Collection, Miami in 2007 and toured to the Brooklyn Museum of Art in 2009. Rizzoli published a substantial monograph in 2014 with texts by Nancy Spector, Johnathan Griffin and Christian Rattemeyer.