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9 Gallery Shows to See in London During Frieze Week

October 12, 2021

Spanning 25 years of Ron Mueck's career, this historical exhibition at Thaddaeus Ropac features some of the Australian sculptor's most celebrated pieces plus never-before-exhibited works. Mueck's famous sculpture Dead Dad (1996-97) is on view in the U.K. for the first time since it shocked in the Royal Academy's storied 1997 "Sensation" exhibition, as is a new, as-yet-unseen cast-iron outdoor sculpture of a skull, Dead Weight (2021)which clocks in at a whopping one tonne. A moving figure of a young Black man with a stab wound, Youth (2009/2011), speaks to the urgency of addressing urban crime. From the small-scale to the monumental, the works on view evoke the gamut of human emotions and experiences.

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