Hauser & Wirth hosts the gallery’s first exhibition devoted to the work of Mike Kelley (1954 – 2012). Organised in collaboration with the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts, this presentation is the first in New York to focus exclusively on Kelley’s later series, Kandors. These visually opulent and technically ambitious installations rework the mythology of the popular American comic book hero, Superman, into an extraordinary opus of nurture and loss, destruction, mourning and the possibility of redemption. Until 24 October.
Mike Kelley, Hauser & Wirth, New York
On Creating Reality by Andy Kaufman, Maccarone Gallery
Andy Kaufman was one of those mercurial types that we commonly refer to as a ‘genius’. This is owing to his ability to realise, beyond human experience, a new way to practice his craft.
The Armory Show, New York
This year’s Armory Show marked 100 years since its first edition in 1913 – one of the single most important events in contemporary art that had featured art by Duchamp, Picasso, and Brancusi and revealed the European avant-garde to U.S.