Olivia Erlanger at AND NOW (Dallas).
Erlanger’s work is concerned with systems of value, trade, and power, and how these intersect with narrative and identity. The new pieces, large sculptures of mermaid tails, reflect on the ways in which women must constantly shapeshift according to their social environment, and are often either sexualized or demonized.
Claudio Verna at Cardi Gallery (London – Milan).
Verna is a living artist whose career began in the 1960’s and whose works can be considered the Italian response to American Minimalist painting. His use of hard edges and uniform colour fields at the beginning of his career has changed over time to a more painterly and oneiric abstraction. A leading figure of Italian painting since the 1970s, he has been receiving new attention from international galleries and collectors in recent years.
Rachid Koraïchi at Aicon (New York).
The bronzes and textiles on display illustrate how the Algerian artist’s work is influenced by his heritage as a Quraishite, a transcriber of Quaranic text. Each piece involves a stylised alphabet and associated symbols, melding characters from Arabic, Sumerian, Hebrew, Chinese, and the artist’s personal system of codes, numbers, and marks.
Ana Mendieta at Galerie Lelong & Co. (New York).
Mendieta is widely celebrated for her pioneering work centred around the themes of exile, displacement and the relationship between the body and the landscape. Born in Cuba and sent to the United States as a child, her photographic works speak of her relationship with her adopted and original homelands.
Anish Kapoor at Electric.
A section of the fair dedicated to virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) artworks curated by Daniel Birnbaum. Into Yourself, Fall, is Kapoor’s first virtual reality work. It seeks to stimulate vertigo by taking the viewer/user on a journey through the human body.