mercredi 23 janvier 2008

Rewind 2007: Imagine Action (Lisson Gallery, London)

Pia Rönicke. Model for Cinema, 2007

Henriette Heise, A Room of One's Own (Enjoy your symptom), 2000

Althea Thauberger. Social Service ≠ Art Project, 2006

Haegue Yang. Relational Irrelevance (Version Utrecht), 2006

Judith Hopf. Hospital Bone Dance, 2006

Luca Frei, Untitled, 2007

La galerie Lisson à Londres présentait "Imagine Action", autour de "l'espace entre l'individu et la société, réunissant des artistes qui travaillent avec une conscience des rapports sociaux et politiques, espaces et narratives".

The exhibition will open with a rare opportunity to see Dan Graham performing his seminal work ‘Performer/Audience/Mirror’, first staged in 1975. Imagine Action continues the gallery’s commitment to artists that have been instrumental in the development of critical and conceptual art, connecting this particular history with a younger generation of international artists. The exhibition’s title is drawn from an abstracted sculpture of a tree and benches by Luca Frei that creates an inverted public space, first shown in his exhibition ‘To Imagine Action’. Frei’s work was conceived as a representation of a public sphere as a place of community, dialogue and collective knowledge. It is one of a number of works that will be in the exhibition that reflect upon public spaces, forms of social organization, and the past and future of utopian ideas, such as video works by Althea Thauberger, Pia Rönicke and the Otolith Group. These will be brought together with works that deal with similar ideas in a more abstract or oblique way, addressing questions of aesthetics and form, such as Florian Pumhösl’s new series of paintings, and Falke Pisano’s dialogue of ‘A Sculpture Turning into a Conversation’. Other works in the show present more critical, and absurdist viewpoints, as in Judith Hopf and Deborah Schamoni’s video ‘Hospital Bone Dance’. Finally, the exhibition includes works that displace social relations, such as Ricardo Basbaum's wall drawings that map the choreographies within his 'Me and You Exercises and Games’, and Hague Yang’s groupings of objects. With reflexive and playful approaches to rethinking and destabilizing conventional structures, the works open up a space for (the imagination of) change.

Artists: Ricardo Basbaum, Luca Frei, Melanie Gilligan, Dan Graham, Henriette Heise, Judith Hopf, Gareth Jones, Runo Lagomarsino, John Latham, Otolith Group, Falke Pisano, Josephine Pryde, Florian Pumhösl, Pia Rönicke, Althea Thauberger, Haegue Yang

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