'It came as a surprise when Stephen Willats's name appeared in the Migros Museum's programme preview for the year. Many critics still regard the Englishman as an artists' artist, although his work has virtually spawned a style of its own (…) At the Migros Museum, the English artist's output is presented in a remarkable retrospective that cogently illustrates his creative evolution. Such lucidity is rare today because the works of artists of Willats's caliber tend to be scattered around the world, and gathering them in one place typically requires the blunt instrument of a blockbuster exhibition. In that sense, the presentation is a doubly fortunate opportunity to see his art: because Stephen Willats is a distinguished artist, and because such comprehensive surveys are hard to come by.'
Image: Installation view, Stephen Willats: Languages of Dissent, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich
Photography: Lorenzo Pusterla