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On view at Gagosian is Meleko Mokgosi’s first solo exhibition in Europe, drawn from his grand project “Democratic Intuition” (2014-2019).
September 29, 2020 - December 12, 2020
On view at Gagosian is Meleko Mokgosi’s first solo exhibition in Europe, drawn from his grand project “Democratic Intuition” (2014-2019). Mokgosi’s artistic practice combines history painting with cinematic montage, incorporating elements of religion iconography, advertising, and political propaganda from southern Africa and the United States to produce a layering of imagery both familiar and unfamiliar. “Democratic Intuition” is an eight-part epic that features multi-panel depictions of southern African life and folklore. The artist developed this concept and its internal contradictions through compelling genre scenes, ranging from the confines of manual work, the freedoms of intellectual enterprise and their ties to gender and race. In the exhibition, viewers will find Bread, Butter, and Power (2018), an elaborate twenty-one-panel panoramic painting, full of references to recent histories and Objects of Desire, a series of individual small paintings of Afrocentric beauty advertisements, Paleolithic cave paintings and contemporary African objects.
On view at Lehmann Maupin’s London gallery through June 6 is Robin Rhode’s “The Backyard is My World.”
Damien Hirst presented a self-curated exhibition at Gagosian.
Lévy Gorvy’s “Castellani | Sculpture” is a presentation of previously unseen works by the late Enrico Castellani.
Open by appointment only, Rachel Whiteread’s “Internal Objects” is on view at Gagosian’s Grosvenor Hill location through June 6.
“Robert Mangold: A Survey 1981-2008” features significant works encompassing the development of the late artist’s practice.
London’s Pippy Houldsworth Gallery is presenting a virtual exhibition by the artist Zoë Buckman, titled “NOMI,” after the artist's alter ego.
Galerie Maria Bernheim inaugurates its temporary space on Mount Street in London with "Body Double."
Mary Weatherford’s “Train Yards” features paintings by the artist that combine notions of urban and rural environments with an abstracted viewpoint.