Follow the Heart: The Art of Sean Scully, 1964–2014, London, New York

23 November – 25 January 2015, Shanghai Himalayas Museum

By Mark Rappolt

China Piled Up, 2014, Corten steel. © the artist

Given that more than 100 of Scully’s artworks are gathered together in property developer Dai Zhikang’s privately funded museum, there is no other way of describing this exhibition than as ‘major’. If that seems like a quick descent into PR-speak, then it should give you a taste of how this show (curated by Philip Dodd) is framed. It is littered with wall texts that attempt to ‘connect’ the artist’s work to a Chinese audience. We learn that Scully read Fritjof…

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