Victoria Miro@victoriamirogallery

On view—Conrad Shawcross at VM Mayfair (until 27 Oct), Francesca Woodman at VM Venice (until 15 Dec), Yayoi Kusama at VM Wharf Rd (until 21 Dec)

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Happy birthday to artist Varda Caivano. Caivano's paintings invite prolonged scrutiny and repay with intimate evocations that shift and grow with each viewing. ⠀
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Image: Varda Caivano, Untitled, 2017. Oil and graphite on canvas. 25 x 35 cm, 9 7/8 x 13 3/4 in⠀
#VardaCaivano #artistbirthdays


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This week, VM will be in Paris at FIAC (Stand 0.B16, 18–21 October) with a solo presentation of works by Grayson Perry. Featuring rarely exhibited works created in the years immediately after Perry first attended evening classes to learn pottery in London in the early 1980s, as well as more recent ceramic works that reveal the artist's ongoing fascination with aspects of his native county. ⠀
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The exhibition Grayson Perry: Vanité, Identité, Sexualité opens at La Monnaie de Paris on Friday 19 October, and is the first major presentation of the artist's work in France.⠀
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Image: Grayson Perry, Stupid White Thing, 2018. Glazed ceramic. 65 x 40 cm, 25 5/8 x 15 3/4 in. © Grayson Perry, courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro, London / Venice⠀
#GraysonPerry #FIAC @fiacparis @monnaiedeparis #FIAC2018


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Doug Aitken's Mirage Detroit is now open. A sculpture in the form of an American suburban house, its one-story, sprawling design creates a labyrinth of rooms and corridors. Every surface and detail of the sculpture is mirrored, creating a human-scale kaleidoscope. It is a space that draws in and reflects everything that surrounds it, including the architecture of the disused bank in which it is situated. Visit the installation in the heart of downtown Detroit, Wednesday to Saturday 12–8pm and Sunday 12–5pm.⠀
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Video via @dougaitkenworkshop
#DougAitken #MirageDetroit @librarystreetcollective #MOCAD #Cranbrook @cranbrook_art @mocadetroit @diadetroit @ccs_detroit


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Wishing Secundino Hernández a very happy birthday. Earlier this year, Helsinki's Taidehalli presented a solo exhibition by the Spanish artist, featuring new paintings alongside a selection of works from the past five years. ⠀
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Photography: Patrik Rastenberger⠀
#SecundinoHernández #SecundinoHernandez #artistbirthdays @taidehalli_helsinki


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Artist Idris Khan has been commissioned to create the British Museum’s first site-specific artwork. Responding to the museum’s Islamic world collection, 21 Stones is an installation of 21 unique paintings that will be shown as a scattered formation on the dedicated display wall in the Albukhary Foundation Gallery of the Islamic World. Each is made with a unique piece of poetry, stamped with blue oil paint on paper and mounted on aluminium using a new archival process. ⠀
From 18 October 2018.⠀
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‘I have always imagined when a pilgrim releases a stone, and it hits the wall, the words and prayers that the stone represents explodes into a physical language,’ says Khan. ‘Over the past 8 years I have been making drawings and paintings using text. After writing a poem or a small passage of writing, I then turn the words into rubber stamps, these become my tool to create a geometric composition on either paper, gresso and aluminium or as a wall drawing.
The words themselves are a personal departure about me and my life to date, and I never like to share them. It makes the viewer think differently, and for me it is supposed to be an abstract and medative act. I see them as the starting point to make an abstraction. They are not representative of what the work is. They are a tool to get to the sublime. I do not want to be judged on the words that are used. I prefer the viewer to enjoy the image rather than try to understand its content.’
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Photography: Guy Bell⠀
#IdrisKhan #BritishMuseum #21Stones @britishmuseum


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This week's #InstaKusama #FridayFavourites post comes from @rysq_ny, and is a detail of one of the large-scale, painted bronze flower sculptures that are on view in the gallery’s waterside garden as part of the exhibition Yayoi Kusama: THE MOVING MOMENT WHEN I WENT TO THE UNIVERSE. Characteristically, these flower sculptures straddle a line between nature and exuberant artifice. At once simplified and fantastical, these forms, their surfaces covered with polka-dotted planes of vivid colour, are designed to be viewed from multiple angles, encouraging audiences to move around them. ⠀
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Each Friday, we will share a visitor photo from the exhibition. Remember to tag your photos with #InstaKusama @victoriamirogallery for a chance to be featured. ⠀
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For those wishing to book tickets to this exhibition (entry is by free, timed ticket only), we will continue to announce any additional availability through Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Please follow us for updates.⠀
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#VMWharfRoad #VictoriaMiroWharfRoad


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A very happy birthday to Stan Douglas. This weekend is the last chance to see his work in the major group exhibition Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art, at Tate Modern through Sunday. ⠀
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Image: Stan Douglas, N99N, 2016. Lacquered UV ink on gessoed panel. 150 x 150 x 5 cm, 59 1/8 x 59 1/8 x 2 in ⠀
#StanDouglas #artistbirthdays #ShapeOfLight @tate


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Wishing Chris Ofili a very happy birthday. The artist's Poolside Magic—shown as the inaugural exhibition at VM Venice last year—is a series in which a man in coat-tails serves a naked woman beside a swimming pool. The series riffs on themes of sexuality, mutability, magic and the occult, making reference to the vibrant and sensuous landscape and culture of Trinidad. -⠀
Image: Chris Ofili, Poolside Magic 15, 2013. Charcoal, watercolour and pastel on paper. 39.5 x 26 cm, 15 1/2 x 10 1/4 in⠀
#ChrisOfili #artistbirthdays


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Announcing #FridayFavourites: share your photos from Yayoi Kusama: THE MOVING MOMENT WHEN I WENT TO THE UNIVERSE with the hashtag #InstaKusama for a chance to be featured on our Instagram feed each week. ⠀
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Regram via @yukistars.world
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Conrad Shawcross features in the Frick Collection’s upcoming Artists, Poets, and Writers lecture series. Shawcross's lecture, Exploding Paradigms and Parallax Disruptions, will take place on 17 October from 6–7pm and will outline the breadth of his practice, focusing specifically on recent works from his two series, Paradigms and Optics.⠀
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Image: Conrad Shawcross, Exploded Paradigm, 2018. This major site-specific sculpture has been commissioned for the new Comcast Technology Center building in Philadelphia, designed by Foster + Partners. The artist’s largest Paradigm work to date (18m tall) occupies the lobby of the building, its complex mirrored surfaces enhancing the visitor’s experience of the surrounding architecture. Photography: Chuck Choi⠀
#ConradShawcross #TheFrickCollection @frickcollection @conradshawcross


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Remain, Thriving is a new commission by Njideka Akunyili Crosby that is now on view at Brixton Underground station. The work depicts an imagined domestic scene — a theme predominant in much of the artist’s work — of an informal gathering of grandchildren and great grandchildren of the Windrush generation in a fictional home in Brixton. The space contains a number of vestiges of an earlier generation, such as a doily or record player, which the figures might have inherited from their parents or grandparents. The first in a new series of commissions for the station, the work will be on view for six months.⠀
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Image: Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Remain, Thriving, 2018. Acrylic, transfers, coloured pencil and collage on paper. 365.8 x 192.4 cm, 144 x 75 3/4 in⠀
#NjidekaAkunyiliCrosby #ArtOnTheUnderground @artontheunderground #BrixtonStation


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Visiting Frieze this weekend? Stroll through Regent's Park to see Conrad Shawcross's new work, Optic Labryinth, at Frieze Sculpture. Selected by Clare Lilley (Director of Programme, Yorkshire Sculpture Park), Frieze Sculpture features works by 25 artists installed in the park's English Gardens. Free and open to the public until tomorrow.⠀
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Photography: Marc Wilmot ⠀
#ConradShawcross #FriezeSculpture #FriezeSculpturePark @friezeartfair @conradshawcross @clare.lilley #OpticLabyrinth #RegentsPark #FriezeArtFair #Frieze2018


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