We have rounded up a selection of upcoming shows for you to see brought to you in a regular weekly snapshot
In the coming week there is:
Paul McCarthy: Spin Offs – White Snow WS, Caribbean Pirates CP
Hauser & Wirth
Opening 14 June – 25 July 2015
Hauser & Wirth showcase new work by Paul McCarthy, featuring vivid red bronze sculptures and resin block sculptures. The title ‘Spin Offs’ references the entertainment industry’s tradition of making new products out of previous ones. In this show, McCarthy has created artistic spin offs looking at the commercialisation of the German folk story Snow White and other characters such as Bambi and Thumper. For some of his bronze sculptures, McCarthy has worked with computer models to create sculptures with a medley of twisted, sexual and violent forms.
Hauser & Wirth
29 May – 18 September 2015
This is Tony Cragg’s first exhibition at Lisson Gallery’s Milan branch. It displays several new bronze, wood and stone sculptures plus a number of works on paper. The sculptures stand upright and hold complex and dynamic forms, often polymorphic in recognition. They contain movement, growth and a sense of wonder. His work explores the relationship between the rational dynamic of materials and our subjective response to material forms. This echoes Cragg’s philosophy of not only how he views sculpture, but how he believes we primarily experience the world.
Via Zenale 3
12 June – 31 July 2015
This is a solo exhibition by Doug Aitken. specifically designed for the gallery, the show includes five key works dealing with contemporary ideas about time, using the elements of sound, touch, light and reflectivity. Existing between the realms of abstraction and representation, this show includes works of sculpture, installation, sound, immersive experiences and film.
Victoria Miro Mayfair
14 St George Street
Michaël Borremans: Black Mould
Opening 13 June – August 14 2015
An exhibition of new paintings by Michaël Borremans. This marks the artists first solo presentation in London for ten years. The show includes small and large-scale paintings which featuring anonymous, black-robed characters. The mysterious characters in this series pose as symbolic figures engaging in harsh yet ambiguous actions, narratives and possibilities. the paintings posses dramatic contrast between light and dark areas, heightening the tension and drama in the work.
24 Grafton Street
Patrick Van Caeckenbergh
Opening 23 June – August 2015
This is Lehmann Maupin’s first exhibition of works by Belgian artist Patrick Van Caeckenbergh. His work draws from his extraordinary library of knowledge including information from scientific diagrams to fairytales which become unified in his art. Part of his methodology centres around organising and classifying his research and often mixing other personal ideas and imagination to create new narratives. This show features works of installations and graphite drawings.
201 Chrystie Street
Cyprien Gaillard: Where Nature Runs Riot
Opening 2 May – 16 July 2015
The centrepiece to this show is Gaillard’s major new film, Nightlife (2015). It was shot at night over two years in Cleveland, Los Angeles and Berlin. The film studies the notion of cultural and artistic monuments, through re-presentation, starting with Rodin’s The Thinker. The film then further samples and references music, language, film, geography and botany. Through examples of immigrant plants in Hollywood, Gaillard explored globalisation and the notion of the Global Village.
Oranienburger Straße 18