At the Lisson Gallery, the Cosmic Force of Love

At the Lisson Gallery, the Cosmic Force of Love
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The first exhibition at the new home of the gallery, the third to open after the historical headquarters in London (1967) and New York (2016). The title, Love is Metaphysical Gravity, was borrowed from American architect Buckminster Fuller, and love, the force of attraction, gravity in the physical and metaphysical sense, are the basis for the works on display. Gravity and the body play a key role in the recent works of Shirazeh Houshiary, which looks at the relationship between the conscious and subconscious mind, controlled action and chaos. Such as in Mirage (2017), a canvas flooded by water and pigment, crossing its surface haphazardly. Tatsuo Miyajima uses electrical circuitry, digital counters and LED, associated with computerised systems to create artificially intelligent organisms. British artist Richard Long creates his paintings with mud, clay and water, elements that lend themselves to experimenting with the aspect of chance, gravity, free-fall, with their drops and spray. The queen of performance art, Marina Abramović, interprets this theme with physicality, empathy, loss of control, pushing herself towards the confines of self-discovery. In the work The Kitchen, Homage to Saint Therese (2009) the artist tells of a legend (a vision of Saint Teresa of Ávila) and her personal story, in a place where, according to the artist, the spiritual world and the quotidian world meet and mix.
Chiara Vedovetto - © 2019 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel Shanghai