Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 34
ART & CULTURE
London Be Startin' Somethin'
Michael Jackson's looks, moves, and voice changed fashion, dance, choreography, and,
of course, music. Now, London's National Portrait Gallery is making the case for another
sphere of his influence: contemporary art. Opening June 28, Michael Jackson: On the
Wall exhibits more than 40 works depicting M.J., from Andy Warhol's pop art portrait
to a likeness of the King of Pop as a sixteenth-century monarch on horseback by
Kehinde Wiley, creator of Barack Obama's official portrait. After closing October 21, the
show will reopen in November at Paris' Grand Palais. npg.org.uk; grandpalais.fr.
From top: Kehinde Wiley's Equestrian Portrait of
King Philip II (Michael Jackson), and Bruce Nauman's
White Anger, Red Danger, Yellow Peril, Black Death.
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V I RT U O S O L I F E
(MICHAEL JACKSON PORTRAIT) KEHINDE WILEY/OLBRICHT COLLECTION, BERLIN/COURTESY OF STEPHEN FRIEDMAN GALLERY,
LONDON, AND SEAN KELLY GALLERY, NEW YORK; (BRUCE NAUMAN ARTWORK) JONATHAN MUZIKAR/MOMA NY
Now showing at Basel, Switzerland's Schaulager museum through August 26,
Bruce Nauman: Disappearing Acts explores the influential American artist's
vast range of mediums, from neon and printmaking to film and performance.
The retrospective offers a lot to take in: Moving to New York, where it will be
from October 21 through March 17, 2019, the show will encompass the Museum of Modern Art's entire sixth floor and all of MoMA PS1. Head to the former
to view six of Nauman's largest pieces, including room-size installations,
and the latter for a chronological survey of more than 120 works. schaulager.