Kusama’s current exhibition takes over all three of Miro’s gallery locations with new paintings, pumpkin sculptures, and mirror installations. Three selfie-inspiring mirror rooms on Wharf Road treat viewers to a magical, if dizzying, landscape of infinite reflections.
Stingel’s “Instruction Paintings” were first exhibited in 1989 at Massimo De Carlo in Milan, along with a pamphlet that illustrated the artist’s work-a-day method and encouraged those who wanted to to follow the instructions to create a painting of their own. The “Instruction Paintings” on view here were made between 1989 and 1996—paintings about painting, as both process and product.
Rudolf Stingel 1989 - 1996 Instruction Paintings
Familiar images—brawny athletes, powerful trains, and tubular waves—form the basis for Pettibon’s installation of new drawings. Rather than clarifying the significance of their imagery, the artist pairs the works with handwritten captions (a mixture of quotations and original writing) that only raise more questions.
Raymond Pettibon Bakersfield to Barstow to Cucamonga to Hollywood
“Every piece of abstract art that I make has a backstory,” says Mary Heilmann. Highlights on view include Her Life, 2006, a slideshow juxtaposing the artist’s paintings and personal photographs, and a series of autobiographical synesthetic paintings that viewers can contemplate while sitting in candy-colored chairs.
Mary Heilmann Looking at Pictures
Born in Beirut to Palestinian parents, Mona Hatoum settled in England in 1975. This show, her first major survey in the UK, was organized with Paris’s Centre Pompidou (where it debuted in 2015) and includes thirty-five years’ worth of beautifully haunting work—from early radical performances and video pieces to recent post-Minimalist sculptures made from various industrial and personal materials, such as barbed wire or the artist’s own hair.
Mining a rich art-historical period when artists found new ways to engage with reality and make work beyond the studio setting, this survey includes, among others, Keith Arnatt, Hamish Fulton, Mary Kelly, John Latham, Richard Long, David Tremlett, and Stephen Willats. Much of the work on view is politically engaged, dealing with a wide range of contemporary issues from feminism to the conflict in Northern Ireland.
Conceptual Art in Britain: 1964–1979
This survey frames a new generation of Latin American artists (born after 1968) within the context of well-known older artists from the southern hemisphere, such as Luis Camnitzer, Alfredo Jaar, and Gabriel Orozco. Across a wide variety of media and subject matter, the young artists address interrelated issues including colonialism, corruption, ecology, and technology.
Alfredo Jaar, Amalia Pica, Mariana Castillo Deball, Wilfredo Prieto Under The Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today
The Lebanese-born artist’s first institutional show in the UK is a survey of paintings, drawings, poetry, films, and tapestries made between the 1960s and today. While her graphic works waltz between abstraction and figuration, Adnan’s writings take a firm stance on international politics and more personal struggles.
Etel Adnan The Weight of the World
Bringing his colorful creativity to the role of curator, fashion designer Duro Olowu has selected a diverse group of works that relate to his personal interest in textiles. What’s on view inhabits a vast range, from pieces by well-known artists (Alighiero Boetti, Louise Bourgeois, and Fernand Léger, to name just a few) to anonymous nineteenth-century textiles, describing a love of patterns and fashion that transcends materials, cultural references, time, and geography.
Making & Unmaking: An exhibition curated by Duro Olowu