This exhibition (25 May–18 August 2019) is themed around two aspects of Willats' practice: cybernetics, the regulation and control of dynamic systems, which enables him to frame structures of communication and relationships in society, and also enables him to influence the fabric of actual social realities, serving him as both method, aesthetic vocabulary, and formal model; and his specific interest in subcultures, where nonconformism and self-determination manifest themselves.
Curated by Heike Munder (director, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst), the exhibition will be one of the artist’s largest institutional solo shows to date. The exhibition is accompanied by a comprehensive catalogue published with essays by Bronac Ferran, John Kelsey, Andrew Wilson and Heike Munder, among others.
Image: Stephen Willats, A Difficult Boy in a Concrete Block,1983
Sammlung Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst