Yinka Shonibare
Beekeeper (Boy)
2021Fiberglass mannequin, Dutch wax printed cotton textile, globe, brass, steel, fake bees, straw, wood, polyurethane, polystyrene and cotton
Presented by James Cohan Gallery

His work on cultural appropriation is truly symbolic. Yinka is also the last artist invited to the Gallery at Sketch for which I redesign the space by extending the artistic exploration of Yinka’s culture and identity.

Yinka Shonibare, Beekeeper (Boy), 2021. Fiberglass mannequin, Dutch wax printed cotton textile, globe, brass, steel, fake bees, straw, wood, polyurethane, polystyrene and cotton. 46.65″ x 29.92″ x 44.88. Courtesy of the artist and James Cohan Gallery.

Farrokh Mahdavi
Untitled, 2021
Acrylic painting on canvas
Presented by Dastan Gallery

I did not make this choice because we have the same surname, I assure you that we are not related. Dastan is one of the best galleries in Tehran, and Farrokh Mahdavi’s self-portraits are obsessive and intriguing – they straddle the line between monstrosity and candor.

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Farrokh Mahdavi, Untitled2021. Acrylic on Canvas
27.56″ x 23.82″ (70cm x 60.5cm). Courtesy of the artist and Dastan Gallery.

Tschabalala Self
half full2022
Acrylic, flash, matching fabric, painted fabric, wallpaper and thread on canvas
Presented by Pilar Corrias Gallery

It’s powerful and graphic. Such a strong and pop vision of black femininity.

TSCHABALALA AUTO
Tschabalala Self, half full2022. Acrylic, flash, matching fabric, painted fabric, wallpaper and thread on canvas, 84.02″ x 80″ x 0.98″ (213.4 cm x 203.2 cm x 2.5 cm). Courtesy of artist and Pilar Corrias Gallery.

Charles Ray
Untitled, 2021

Paper

Presented by Matthew Marks Gallery

I chose it in response to the salon which has just opened at the Bourse de Commerce and at the Center Georges Pompidou in Paris. These joyful, almost childish flowers contrast with his conceptual sculptures.

Charles Ray
Charles Ray, Untitled, 2021. Paper, 20.87″ x 10.63″ (53 cm x 27 cm). Courtesy of the artist and Matthew Marks Gallery.

Brain Rochefort
To confirm2021-2022

Ceramics, glaze, shards of glass
Presented by
Massimo de Carlo Gallery

I’ve always loved ceramics – and this bulbous vessel is like a brightly colored creature I could adopt.

Brain Rochefort
Rochefort Brain, To confirm, 2021-2022. Ceramic, glaze, shards of glass. 24.02″ x 22.05″ x 22.05″ (61cm x 56cm x 56cm). Courtesy of the artist and Massimo De Carlo Gallery

Urs Fischer
Comfort2021
Aluminum composite panel, aluminum honeycomb, polyurethane glue, epoxy primer, gesso, solvent-based silkscreen paint, water-based silkscreen paint
Presented by Sadie Coles Gallery

Urs Fischer transforms familiar images – deconstructing shapes and figures into a pop collage.

Urs Fischer
Urs Fisher, Comfort, 2021. Aluminum composite panel, aluminum honeycomb, polyurethane adhesive, epoxy primer, gesso, solvent-based screen-print paint, water-based screen-print paint. 95.98″ x 76.73″ x 0.87″. Courtesy of the artist and Sadie Coles Gallery.

About India Mahdavi

India Mahdavi is a Franco-Iranian architect and designer. More than 20 years after launching his own studio, Mahdavi has made a name for himself working on major hospitality projects, luxury collaborations and even launching his own line of furniture. Often referred to as the “reigning queen of color,” Mahdavi is best known for her whimsical spaces and shapes infused with playful palettes.

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