Tuesday, August 30
Natural elements meet Brutalist minimalism in “Cement Floor,” an exhibition featuring the work of Xiao Yu. The Beijing-based artist—whose work was included in the Forty-Ninth Venice Biennale, curated by Harald Szeemann—has created a cube of concrete imprinted with a surrounding cage of bamboo poles, as if to underscore the forms of captivity enabled by the pressures of urban development and the tensile strength of organic materials alike.
Xiao Yu Cement Floor
A wide sampling of Andy Warhol’s signature 1960s “Screen Tests” as well as his Polaroids from the ’70s and ’80s make up the first show in China to look at the major role of mechanical reproduction in Warhol’s work. Also on view, his screen-printed wallpapers and fetching, iconic Silver Clouds guide viewers across the gap between indexicality and pure, tactile materiality.
Andy Warhol Contact