Hales is delighted to announce the inclusion of Anthony Cudahy's work Anti-bausor tree (protected sleepers, wolf's-bane and spider around) in Fire Figure Fantasy: Selections from ICA Miami's Collection at ICA Miami until 30 October 2022.
Spanning nearly the entirety of the museum's exhibition space, Fire Figure Fantasy revolves around important focal points of ICA Miami's collection: social justice, newly emerging technologies, and recent global crises that challenge and reconfigure museum institutions themselves. The exhibition opens with this last theme, bringing together a group of artists interested in engaging, interpreting, and rewriting institutional histories by shifting and diversifying entrenched art historical precedents. An entry point is Henry Taylor's large-scale painting The Last Supper (2018), which examines race and labor, employing the conventions of history painting, while in Label QualiParis (2020), Esteban Jefferson considers the flawed and fictitious foundation of the Western canon. Throughout the exhibition, artists working in a wide range of mediums, including McArthur Binion, Lauren Halsey, Rashid Johnson, Cameron Rowland, and Sable Elyse Smith, draw on the strategies of conceptual art to critically explore structures that perpetuate injustice on a systemic level.
Fire Figure Fantasy: Selections from ICA Miami's Collection
61 NE 41st St
33137, United States
10 May - 30 October 2022