2 - 5 Mar 2017
Piers 92 & 94, New York
A focused display relating to the theme of the garden. A presentation of Yayoi Kusama’s installation GUIDEPOST TO THE NEW WORLD, 2016 will be on view in Platform, the fair’s new curated section for large-scale artworks and site-specific commissions across Piers 92 and 94.
The garden as a place of sensual pleasure, fantasy and escape, site of allegory and myth, or collision of manmade and natural worlds connects works by Alice Neel, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Maria Nepomuceno and Sarah Sze.
The theme of the display is inspired in part by the gallery’s presentation of Yayoi Kusama’s
GUIDEPOST TO THE NEW WORLD, 2016, as part of Platform. A multi-part work created for both indoor and outdoor settings, GUIDEPOST TO THE NEW WORLD features 11 biomorphic forms made of painted cast aluminium, their surfaces covered with white polka dots on a red background. Appearing variously to emerge and rise from the ground, as if caught in particular stages of growth, these structures form a surreal landscape, confusing the perception and spatial orientation of those who view them.