Lisson Gallery's Booth at Art Basel 2018 (B8) focuses on new and historical work, bringing pieces that mark significant moments from art history, alongside key work by some of the biggest names in contemporary art today.
Works such as Daniel Buren's 'Peinture acrylique sur tissu rayé blanc et rouge' (1989), John
Latham's 'Philosophy and the Practice of' (1960), Dom Sylvester Houédard’s typestracts from the 1970s, and Richard Long's 'Rolling Stones, An Eleven Day Walk in Norway' (2008) all represent radical and thought-provoking moments in art history – from the development of Conceptual Art to inspiring theories that still uphold their influence today.
Complimenting this will be new and recent work by some of today's icons of the contemporary art world, including five works by Laure Prouvost – the artist selected to represent France at next year's Venice Biennale and whose exhibition at Palais de Tokyo opens on 22 June – illustrating her varied practice through ceramics, watercolour painting and oil and acrylic on canvas. Cory Arcangel's 'Boyfriend' (2018) and Ryan Gander's 'All things being equal, or I'm with you' (2018) sit alongside these, alongside new works by Shirazeh Houshiary, Jason Martin, Joyce Pensato, Pedro Reyes and Stanley Whitney.
Elsewhere at the fair, Ai Weiwei, Carmen Herrera and Richard Long will present work as part of the fair’s Unlimited sector. Ai Weiwei’s 'Tiger, Tiger, Tiger' (2015) consists of 3,020 broken porcelain
fragments, alluding to the rich cultural heritage of Weiwei's country of birth. In Long’s 'Ivory Granite Line' (2016), the artist uses stones to create a line that evokes horizons, manmade trails and geographical borders. Herrera’s dynamic use of colour and form can be seen in her 'Angulo Rojo' (2017) where she has realised the latest of her three-dimensional ‘Estructura’ series.