Following Carrington’s subversive fairytales, Alemani proposes dreaming as a powerful tool for nourishing resilience and imagining alternative futures.
NEW YORK Whitney Museum of American Art “Quiet as It’s Kept,” the 2022 Whitney Biennial, fills two floors—one dark and labyrinth-like; the other bright and open—with works that explore the fluid and experimental nature of current art practice.
After a year’s delay due to the Covid pandemic, the 59th Venice Biennale is a triumph for women artists, who heavily outnumber men in both Cecilia Alemani’s curated exhibition “The Milk of Dreams” and the national pavilion displays.
WASHINGTON, DC The Phillips Collection INVISIBLE, SILENCIO, NO—these are the only words in Marta Pérez García’s poetic installation Restos-Traces. The ghostly assembly of 19 female torsos immediately strikes a nerve.
LONDON Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery The central sculptural installation in the gallery, No. 1081 Mesh (2021), seems to billow under the domed glass ceiling, acting as a conduit between viewers and the outside world, filtering daylight from the window above and drawing attention to the colored glass.
BIRMINGHAM, U.K. Ikon Gallery Awofeso takes this blankly ubiquitous material—used for transporting goods around the globe—and imbues it with humanity and character, using a variety of display techniques to evoke the personal and the collective experience of human migration.
LONDON Royal Academy of Arts Like many of Iglesias’s works, Wet Labyrinth forms a private place in a public space, offering a degree of seclusion and intimacy. It is also a space of memory and imagination.
SOMERSET, U.K. Hauser & Wirth Lunar light creates the most unearthly depths and shadows and appears to enlarge silhouettes, its dramatic illusions heightening the sense of wonder and mystery. For Moore, this profound experience at Stonehenge precipitated a career-long investigation into scale, material, volume, and the juxtaposition of art and nature.
LONDON Goldsmiths CCA Overton takes on Caro and other heavyweights of this traditionally masculine domain with aplomb, and on her own terms; her new works feature welded steel and hefty brass tubes alongside aromatic red cedar, mirrored disco tiles, and sheepskin, demonstrating a lightness of touch and material playfulness.
BOSTON Institute of Contemporary Art Whatever the form of de Nieves’s lines—strings of beads, shreds of paper, strokes of paint, or literal threads—they suggest how the present is connected to the past. To pursue his lines is to trail a map of remembrances.