Centered around an interior installation dedicated to the work of Raqib Shaw, Pace Gallery’s presentation at FIAC features remarkable modern and contemporary works by a selection of artists including Jean Dubuffet, whose Théâtres de mémoire series
is on view at Pace London until 21 October and Lucas Samaras, whose new photographs are on view at Pace Gallery in New York until 21 October.
Major works by Robert Irwin, Donald Judd, Lee Ufan, Sol LeWitt, Robert Mangold, Agnes Martin, Louise Nevelson, Robert Ryman, Kiki Smith and Tony Smith are also on view.
Featuring new wallpaper designed by Shaw, the booth’s site specific room will showcase the artist’s large-scale painted bronze installation Moon Howlers…(2009-2013). The ambitious and intricate sculpture depicts a moonlit scene of human-animal hybrids ferociously climbing, crouching and struggling with one another across the twisting roots and branches of a blossoming tree. Although Shaw takes inspiration from bonsai, the Japanese art of growing miniature trees, he paradoxically experiments with size and material in this work. With a selection of semi-human singular figures installed throughout the space, the dreamscape of twisting branches and fantastical environments portrayed in the wallpaper, the work immerses visitors in the artist’s phantasmagorical visions. Shaw’s works reveal an eclectic combination of Western and Eastern influences, from Persian carpets and Northern Renaissance painting to industrial materials and Japanese lacquer.