Lisson Gallery

Art Basel Online Viewing Rooms: Memories of Elsewhere

15 – 28 June 2020

To coincide with Art Basel's Viewing Rooms, taking place from 17 – 26 June, Lisson Gallery is pleased to present a selection of masterworks by nine key artists from all over the globe, tackling themes of dislocation, translation, engagement and action. The memory of Ai Weiwei’s destroyed studio – poetically titled Souvenir from Shanghai – lives on in his defiant and elegant sculpture; Leon Polk Smith invokes the spirits of his ancestors through colour and line, while Stanley Whitney, Mary Corse and Carmen Herrera weave evocative abstract patterns through concentrated shapes and lifetimes of experience. An important clarion call for our times comes in the collaged scenes of John Akomfrah’s searing 1986 portrayal of a society in meltdown, Handsworth Songs, made with the Black Audio Film Collective, while exactly 30 years prior, Hélio Oiticica was striking out from Brazil’s establishment on a radical path of his own. An early Anish Kapoor unearths dormant myths and portals to elsewhere through form and suggestion, while Lee Ufan symbolically smashes the purity of a pane of glass to go beyond gesture and express his disbelief in political systems.

  1. OVR: Miami Beach | Painting Protocols

    OVR: Miami Beach | Painting Protocols

    1 December – 15 December 2020

  2. FOCUS: Cory Arcangel, Totally Fucked

    FOCUS: Cory Arcangel, Totally Fucked

    12 November – 1 December 2020

  3. FOCUS: Hélio Oiticica, Metaesquema

    FOCUS: Hélio Oiticica, Metaesquema

    2 November – 16 November 2020

  4. FOCUS: Allora & Calzadilla, Electromagnetic Field

    FOCUS: Allora & Calzadilla, Electromagneti...

    21 October – 2 November 2020

  5. FOCUS: Haroon Mirza, 'Attraction and Illumination'

    FOCUS: Haroon Mirza, 'Attraction and Illum...

    6 October – 11 October 2020

  6. Bernard Piffaretti: Coda

    Bernard Piffaretti: Coda

    10 August – 30 August 2020

  7. FOCUS: Stanley Whitney

    FOCUS: Stanley Whitney

    27 July – 2 August 2020

  8. Stanley Whitney: No to Prison Life

    Stanley Whitney: No to Prison Life

    13 July – 30 July 2020

  9. Liu Xiaodong: Spring in New York

    Liu Xiaodong: Spring in New York

    29 June – 12 July 2020

  10. FOCUS: Ryan Gander, 'The End'

    FOCUS: Ryan Gander, 'The End'

    25 May – 8 June 2020

  11. Rodney Graham: Painting Problems

    Rodney Graham: Painting Problems

    6 May – 20 May 2020

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