ON VIEW is a printed and an online section in which Flash Art invites prominent figures of the art world to select the best current and upcoming international exhibitions.
“… of bread, wine, cars, security and peace”
Through October 4, 2020
We were all excited to see what WHW would do after taking over as the directors of Kunsthalle Wien, and true to form they are intellectually robust and sincere creative collaborators, experts in touching a nerve, exploring our immediate context and making a group exhibition feel truly resonant. WHW form ideas and communities though exhibitions like nobody else! Can’t wait to see what the next five years will bring.
Bharti Kher “A CONSUMMATE JOY”
IMMA – Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
Through May 17, 2020
Bharti Kher is an extraordinary artist. There is such a sculptural and aesthetic intelligence to her work. It makes the immediate shutdown of her just-opened show at IMMA due to covid-19 even more distressing — this work needs to be physically enjoyed! Kher’s found objects resonate with different geographic and social surroundings. Materials feel intimate and recognizable, and yet they are transformed into something physically arresting and beautiful.
Gabriel Kuri “spending static to save gas”
The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin
Through March 28, 2020
The Douglas Hyde Galley (DHG) in Dublin is such a physically arresting, cavernous, and brutal cube; it is always a challenge for artists. This exhibition really does transform the space. The large-scale installation is made up of a makeshift dropped ceiling littered with random detritus: coins, cigarette butts, and moths. A strange clash between scale and objects that are random yet familiar. It’s rare to see an artist handle such a mammoth space with such delicate precision and dexterity.