Victoria Miro, London, will be showcasing a selection of international artists at Art Basel Hong Kong from 15-17 March. Exhibiting artists include Yayoi Kusama, Grayson Perry and Isaac Julien. The newest Art Basel show, the Hong Kong edition features a wide variety of galleries from Asia, Asia-Pacific and the rest of the world.
At this year’s art fair, Victoria Miro will be presenting Yayoi Kusama’s monumental two metre high bronze pumpkin – part of the artist’s seminal series of pumpkin sculptures. This is the first time the Kusama has worked with bronze on such a large scale. The series of three works were premiered in London at the end of last year when they were installed in Victoria Miro’s water garden, and have since been part of the artist’s Asian tour.
The gallery will also be exhibiting the work of critically acclaimed British film-installation artist Isaac Julien. Famous actors including James Franco feature in new photographic works from Playtime (2014) – an exploration of the dramatic and nuanced subject of capital.
Alongside Kusama and Julien, the gallery’s stand will also host Grayson Perry’s latest tapestry Comfort Blanket (2014), an eight metre long work which takes the viewer on a colourful, rich and complex visual journey across the UK’s landscape. Turner prize winner Perry is one of Britain’s best-known contemporary artists. In 2014 one of the world’s most prestigious art schools, the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, made it’s first acquisition by a foreign living artist when it bought Perry’s seminal work, The Walthamstow Tapestry (2009).
Lastly, accompanying these art works will be pieces by Hernan Bas, Eric Fischl, Secundio Hernandez, Idris Khan and Sarah Sze. The gallery has made a name for itself by showing the work of a range international artists as well as prominent and emerging talent from the UK.
Victoria Miro at Art Basel Hong Kong, 15-17 March, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.
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1. Still from Isaac Julien’s Playtime (2014).