Monday, August 3
Gabriel Orozco’s first solo show in London since his retrospective at Tate Modern in 2011 includes new paintings, scrolls, sculptures, drawings, and photographs. Made in Japan and Mexico, these works underscore Orozco’s itinerant practice.
Icelandic artist Katrín Sigurðardóttir’s enormous site-specific sculpture Supra Terram, 2015, cuts through two floors of exhibition space at Parasol Unit. Made only of paper, wire, and wood, the cavernous structure’s translucent surface allows daylight to penetrate to its interior.
Katrin Sigurdardottir Supra Terram
Larry Johnson’s first survey in Europe, curated by Bruce Hainley and Raven Row’s Antony Hudek, presents a selection of the American artist’s photo-based works from the 1990s to the present. Born and based in Los Angeles, Johnson has been representing Hollywood’s landscape and demi-monde for more than thirty years.
Larry Johnson On Location
In honor of the twentieth anniversary of the Zabludowicz Collection, this exhibition presents works by more than thirty international artists. Seminal pieces by Damien Hirst, Rachel Whiteread, Michael Landy, Sarah Lucas, and Tracey Emin underscore the collection’s roots in the London art scene of the 1990s.
Zabludowicz Collection: 20 Years
To enter Carsten Höller’s largest UK survey to date, visitors must choose between two different entrances, which lead to separate routes through the exhibition. No matter which door you choose, a disorienting experience awaits, thanks to a flying machine, robots, mirrors, and enormous spiral slides accessed from the Hayward Gallery’s roof.
Carsten Höller Decision
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Originally created for Paris’s Cartier Foundation, James Lee Byars’s The Diamond Floor, 1995, an installation of five lead-glass crystals, is now on view for the first time in the UK. This presentation coincides with two other Byars shows this summer, at Michael Werner’s New York Gallery and VW (VeneKlasen/Werner) in Berlin.
James Lee Byars The Diamond Floor
Duane Hanson’s first survey in London since 1997 features a range of hyperreal polyester resin sculptures from the 1970s to the 1990s. Among the late artist’s portraits of working-class Americans: a housepainter, a construction worker, a custodian, and a homeless person.
This group exhibition brings together new and rarely seen works by Laure Prouvost, Dan Rees, Simon Mathers, and Dennis Oppenheim. Among the works on view are a tapestry by Prouvost, sculptures by Mathers, monochromatic paintings by Rees, and conceptual drawings by Oppenheim.
Laure Prouvost, Dan Rees, Simon Mathers, Dennis Oppenheim Bail Bond
Joseph Cornell’s first major solo exhibition in the UK in nearly thirty-five years brings together eighty of the American artist’s signature shadow boxes. Many of the assemblages, made with miniature everyday objects and collaged photographs, prints, and engravings, are on loan from private collections and have never before been exhibited outside the US.
Joseph Cornell Wanderlust
Agnes Martin’s first retrospective since 1994 includes her hallmark gridded and striped paintings as well as lesser-known early experiments. Beginning with biomorphic paintings made in the early 1950s, the chronological exhibition (which travels to Dusseldorf’s Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen before heading to LACMA and the Guggenheim in the US) traces Martin’s long career, until her death in 2004, with nearly one hundred paintings and drawings.