Lehmann Maupin will present new works by Tracey Emin, Teresita Fernandez, Christian Hellmich, Tony Oursler and Do-Ho Suh, along with Kutlug Ataman, who has been selected to participate in Art Unlimited Booth J5. Ashley Bickerton has designed a special “toxic” floor for the booth and Juergen Teller and Shirazeh Houshiary will also have special installations dedicated to their work.
Tracey Emin will represent Britain at the 52nd Venice Biennale opening on 10 June, and to honor this occasion, Lehmann Maupin Gallery will dedicate a significant portion of the booth to her work including a new piece from Venice. Well-known for her confessional art, Emin reveals intimate details from her life, resolving these pleasures and pains through film, sculpture, embroidery, painting, and drawing.
Do Ho Suh’s new sculpture, Cause and Effect, is constructed of thousands of figures stacked one atop the other and looks like a grand, tiered chandelier. Through a repetition of forms, the artist investigates identity by exploring individual space, collectivity, and anonymity.
Teresita Fernández will present a new wall sculpture evoking melting water and exploring the artist’s interest in the illusionistic space. Constructed from multiple layers of intricately cut, highly polished metal Fernandez worked in conjunction with the Graphicstudio in Tampa, Florida to create this complex sculpture.
By placing motifs like doorways, eaves and other architectural structures together, the German painter Christian Hellmich, creates anonymous spaces without regard for cohesion. Growing more abstract in their arrangement, this new series of paintings illustrates Hellmich’s command of the medium.
Kutlug Ataman will exhibit Stefan’s Room, a five screen video installation that centers on Stefan Naumann’s obsession with tropical moths, at Art Unlimited, Booth J5. With more than 30,000 tropical moths in his small Berlin apartment, Stefan’s dedication is all consuming and this work becomes a portrait of obsession. Also on view at the gallery’s booth will be a new self-portrait entitled Double Roasted.