Anchored in the gallery’s international exhibition program, Booth H11 continues our ongoing tradition of offering a curated presentation for this world-class art fair.
Anamorphosis, the theme of Booth H11, refers to a perceptual effect in which an image appears distorted unless viewed from a specific vantage point. Examples of anamorphic art include the prehistoric parietal paintings of Lascaux, adjusted to read seamlessly across the cave’s oblique angles, and the famously elusive eyes of Leonardo da Vinci’s portraits. The works presented in Booth H11 invite viewers to reassess form as they move through space. From the balance achieved in the curious asymmetry of Eduardo Chillida’s totemic sculpture Besaka (1987), to Lucio Fontana’s painting Concetto spaziale (1955)—a work that subverts the two-dimensionality of the canvas—these works reveal form as a surprisingly dynamic state.