new museum @ bowery, ny, is getting ready to open george condo‘s show “mental states” tomorrow, which will be the first major US survey of over eighty paintings and sculptures from the past twenty-eight years of the artist’s career.

condo is famously prolific, and this tightly edited selection of works from 1982 to the present responds to his prodigious output with a unique conceptual approach. the exhibition is organized thematically and stylistically in “chapters” developed in close collaboration with the artist & it will focus on the specific ideas to which he has returned throughout his career, particularly his ongoing investigation of human physiognomy and its capacity to convey varied “mental states.”

the exhibition will run till may this year, after which it will travel to museum boijmans van beuningen in rotterdam, hayward gallery in london and schirn kunsthalle in frankfurt.