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Lisson Gallery

Joanna Keane Lopez Ghost Spell 2023

Words by William Kemp
Photographs by Christian

Founded by Nicholas Logsdail in 1967, Lisson Gallery has maintained its influential position in the international contemporary art scene for over half a century. From its origin, it championed the careers of early Minimal and Conceptual artists such as Art & Language, Carl Andre, and Donald Judd, while simultaneously preserving the legacy of pioneers like Carmen Herrera and Leon Polk Smith.

Entering its second decade, the gallery propelled significant British sculptors, including Tony Cragg, Anish Kapoor, and Julian Opie, into the global spotlight. Today, its commitment to trailblazing art remains undiminished, evidenced by the provocative exhibitions it curates that question convention and disrupt norms.

The gallery’s current exhibition, “Distribuidx,” which I had the opportunity to experience in New York, underlines this commitment. This engaging dialogue between the late Helio Oiticica and diverse intergenerational artists connected to Latin America epitomizes Lisson Gallery’s enduring dedication to innovative, global art.

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Featured Art

Joanna Keane Lopez, ‘Ghost Spell’, 2023, 116 1/2 x 77 in, Adobe, pine, paper, and linen.
Hélio Oiticica, ‘Untitled’, 1955, 14 1/4 x 13 1/4 in, Gouache on cardboard.
Hélio Oiticica, ‘Untitled’, 1958, 19 x 26 in, Gouache on cardboard.
Hélio Oiticica, ‘Untitled (Metaesquema)’, 1958, 21 x 22 7/8 in, Gouache on cardboard.

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