According to artist Julian Opie (b. 1958), theres a complete shift in the way people understand imagery today. Often, Opie notices viewers reaching for their pockets in search of their phones, in hopes of documenting the art they observe. Yet, with work that incorporates virtual reality (VR), photographs cant be taken because the work isnt truly there. Those who are curious about the implications of this are invited to fasten their portable headsets and immerse themselves in Opies unique take on VR. In a show titled OP.VR@LISSON/London currently open at Lisson Gallery in London, the renowned artist is showcasing both virtual reality and non-VR works in a groundbreaking multiroom experience, blending the body, architecture, and space in a manner that forces the viewer to focus on the story unfolding before them.
Yayoi Kusama (b. 1929) has unveiled her first solo exhibition with David Zwirner in a decade. I Spend Each Day Embracing Flowerson view this spring from May 11 through July 21features dozens of new paintings, massive pumpkin and floral sculptures, and an Infinity Mirror Room by the prolific Japanese artist.
From September 7 through October 21, 2023, two full floors of Hauser & Wirths 22nd Street location in New York will celebrate the life and work of prolific American abstractionist Ed Clark (19262019).
KATES-FERRI PROJECTS presents Uruguayan conceptual artist Guillermo Garcia Cruzs (b. 1988) first solo exhibition in New York. On view from September 7 through October 10, 2023, SCREEN I includes eighteen works that showcase Cruzs geometric mastery.
The exhibition centers on motion above all elsestemming from an open-ended question on the apparatus of words, and how communication guides, or perhaps structures, the way human beings exist in the world.
Stephens, a fifth-generation quiltmaker, prayed and subsequently investigated the art of dance to bring her ten-work exhibition to life. In each tapestry, Black men and women dance, either alone or in pairs, indoors or outdoors, always fully engaged with their surroundings and emotions.
For the length of his career, George Condo (b. 1957) has examined the almost-human. The New Hampshire-born artists solo exhibition Humanoidson view from March 31 through October 1, 2023 at the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco (NMNM)abstracts and subsequently humanizes the world around us. Yet this begs the question: what exactly is a humanoid?
Renowned American painter Kehinde Wiley (b. 1977) returns with his signature portraits inspired by recent visits to Cuba. On view from April 28 through June 23 at Sean Kelly Gallery, HAVANA features new oil paintings, works on paper, and a three-channel film that explores the evolution of Black performance culture in Cuba. Known for his vibrant use of color and spotlight on the global African Diaspora, Wiley fixates on themes of circus, celebration, and carnival, placing subjects in lush compositions alongside multihued patterns.
Curated by Legacy Russell, The New Bend features the works of twelve contemporary artists exploring race and gender issues in the textile space. The exhibition celebrates Gees Bend cultures, blending regional tradition with the power of cooperative feminism that took place in the Boykin, Alabama area, where the women of Gees Bend made quilts to stay warm, protecting their children while they took shelter in unheated shacks without running water, phones, or electricity.
Known for his vibrant palette and depictions of Los Angeles in the 1960s and ’70s, Hockney has evolved in the new millennium. 20 Flowers and Some Bigger Pictures, on view at Pace Gallery from January 13 through February 25, 2023, only reinforces this.
The human body, according to Godine, exists in a communal space that transcends time and place, rooted in a continual energy exchange with the environment.
Tariku Shiferaws Its a love thang, its a joy thang embodies Black joybut not in the sense that people might think. In his latest exhibition, the artist pays homage to quotidian pleasures: those often referenced in the jazz era, a time when the greats sang about their daily lives.
Xavier Danielss solo exhibition Cry Like a Man underscores the catharsis of vulnerability. On view at the Richard Beavers Gallery through December 30th, the eleven-work show is a catalyst for change.
Ambrose Rhapsody Murrays solo exhibition Within Listening Distance of the Sea at Fridman Gallery features several of the artists sewn and painted textiles, as well as a short film made with Logan Lynette and Heather Lee, culminating in an unparalleled depth of experience.