Friday, March 27
On Wharf Road, Sze’s installations made of rocks, newspapers, and furniture explore various measurements of time, mass, and volume.
LA-based artist Analia Saban’s work blurs the distinctions between painting, photographic, and sculptural practices. Her latest hybrids draw attention to the materiality of various media that she subjects to unorthodox artistic processes.
Analia Saban Interiors
Luc Tuymans, who paints preexisting images from magazines, television, and even his iPhone, based his latest works on eighteenth-century portraitist Henry Raeburn’s paintings of Scottish Enlightenment thinkers. Working on small canvases, Tuyman’s zooms in on the men’s faces, which appear blurry, muted, and haunting.
Luc Tuymans The Shore
New York–based artist Anna Betbeze’s first solo show in the UK features a suite of new works made from handmade Greek wool rugs, which Betbeze has cut, burned, dyed, and sewn. Made in the backyard of her childhood home in Georgia, these works are at once comfortingly soft and terrifyingly violent.
Anna Betbeze Plush Vision
To celebrate the one hundredth anniversary of the first exhibition of Kazimir Malevich’s black square painting, Whitechapel brings together more than one hundred artists whose works represent a similar spirit of new art and new society. Organized chronologically and thematically, the show’s paintings, photographs, and sculptures track the evolution of abstract art over the past century.
Adventures of the Black Square: Abstract Art and Society 1915 - 2015
Comprising nearly one hundred works, this exhibition of early works on paper by German artist Sigmar Polke is the largest show of its kind in London in more than a decade. Many of the drawings, all small scale, are from the artist’s sketchbooks and have never been shown before.
Sigmar Polke Early Works on Paper
Christian Marclay presents new works exploring the relationship between image and sound. The noises evoked in his works on canvas and paper, which feature onomatopoeias from comic books (Pow! Blam! Whooosh!), come to life in a large-scale video installation based on sounds made by characters in various superhero movies.
Taking the form of a visual dialogue, this exhibition brings together rarely shown works on paper by Marlene Dumas and Juan Muñoz. Responding to specific drawings by the late Spanish artist, Dumas has selected a number of her own drawings that also depict the human body.
Marlene Dumas/Juan Muñoz Drawings
Eileen Quinlan is showing her latest works simultaneously at Campoli Presti’s Paris and London galleries. Taking stock of her own photographic archive, Quinlan raises questions related to seriality, abstraction, and index.
Eileen Quinlan After Hours
American-born Paris-based artist Sheila Hicks has created a large-scale site-specific installation for her first solo show at a UK public institution. Visitors are encouraged to touch, and even sit on, soft sculptures made with Hicks’s signature masses of brightly colored yarn and fibers.
Sheila Hicks Foray Into Chromatic Zones
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Concurrent with the On Kawara retrospective at New York’s Guggenheim Museum, Asia House is presenting the late artist’s epic sound installations One Million Years [Past], 1970–71, and One Million Years [Future], 1980–98. One of the artist’s best-known works describing the passage of time, the piece has been performed live in various locations around the world, but is here presented as an audio recording counting the years since 998031 B.C.
On Kawara One Million Years
Following her 2013–14 retrospective, which traveled from New York to Dallas and Chicago, Isa Genzken is debuting a new series of paintings in London. The German artist’s latest works—which feature bright colors and small found objects like coins, plastic animals, and feathers—are contextualized in the company of earlier works, including a series of concrete sculptures from the 1980s.
Isa Genzken Geldbilder
Swiss artist Roman Signer’s empty kayak (a recurring motif in the artist’s oeuvre) slowly navigates around the Barbican’s exhibition space as if gliding through water. Other kayaks installed in the foyer and outside extend the show beyond the confines of gallery.
Roman Signer Slow Movement