Miami Beach, FL
Spanning the entirety of the museum’s newly designed second floor across three exhibition spaces, good evening beautiful blue by Ugo Rondinone is a part of a multi-institution retrospective, comprising works that span three decades of the artist’s practice, from the late 1990s to the present. From poetic installations in public spaces to life-size drawings, Rondinone’s work balances on the edge of euphoria and depression. The exhibition centers on the work vocabulary of solitude, an installation of 45 life-size clown figures, each engaged in a different everyday activity, such as sleeping, daydreaming, waking up, sitting, and running. A separate gallery presents an immersive six-channel video installation, the first appearance of this work in a decade, displaying slow-motion loops of people doing various isolated mundane tasks. On view in the third space is clockwork for oracles II, a multi-wall installation comprised of 52-mirrored windows (one for each week in the year) set against a backdrop of whitewashed pages from a local newspaper.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.