Since Faurschou, a Copenhagen-based contemporary private museum and art advisory, opened an exhibition space in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, in 2019, it has become known for its thought-provoking juxtapositions of cutting-edge artists. Its latest duo—renowned British artist Tracey Emin and rising American artist Donna Huanca—will each have solo shows bridging immersive installation and performance this fall. Exhibited for the first time in the US is Emin’s Exorcism of the Last Painting I Ever Made. In 1996, the artist locked herself naked in a room at a Stockholm gallery for three weeks to confront her fear and guilt around painting, a medium she had abandoned six years before. Visitors could peer into the room through fish-eye lenses in its exterior walls. The entire room, including the dozens of works Emin produced there, now make up this installation.
Huanca’s first major institutional solo presentation in New York City, SCAR TISSUE (BLURRED EARTH), is a multisensory work that includes paintings, sculpture, sound, and a series of live performances. Seeking to dismantle the hierarchy between artist, performer, viewer, and institution, Huanca conceives performances with the body as a living sculptural entity, often vibrantly painted. October 21 to July 14, 2024.
This fall Polish contemporary artist Ewa Juszkiewicz will have her first solo exhibition in California. The Warsaw-based artist, who previously showed with Gagosian in New York, is known for her surreal portraits depicting historical women whose faces are obscured by intricate coiffures, elaborate fabrics, and winding plants. With these enigmatic works, Juszkiewicz disrupts art historical conventions by illustrating how women’s identities have been distorted and marginalized by a patriarchal society. In order to imbue the paintings with a sense of historical authenticity, Juszkiewicz deeply researches the fashions and horticulture appropriate for the sitter’s time. New paintings, including some of the largest works she has ever created (one close to three meters tall), will comprise the show, and her first book with the gallery will be published next year. November 3 to December 22.
Even more shows to see this fall:
“Maya Varadaraj: No Feeling is Final” at Aicon Contemporary. Through September 9.
“Chase Hall: The Bathers“ at David Kordanksy, New York. September 5 to October 14.