Sol LeWitt: Artist's Books7. May - 29. May 10 / ended Site Gallery
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Tuesday - Saturday, 11am - 5.30pm
Sol LeWitt: Artist's Books
Site Gallery is pleased to announce the exhibition Sol LeWitt: Artist’s Books. Site is the only UK venue of the international touring exhibition which features more than 80 books by LeWitt providing a rare opportunity to see a complete overview of LeWitt’s work in this form.
The chronological display of the artist’s visual books dating from 1967 to 2002, will be complemented by a LeWitt wall drawing executed in the space, exclusively arranged with the artist’s estate especially for the exhibition at Site. The daily activity of constructing this work on the gallery wall will be an integral part of the project, allowing visitors to view the work in progress.
“For an artist, the book is sometimes a secondary medium – a sort of preparatory exercise to explore more complex and challenging ideas, or simply a means to reflect on work in progress. For Sol LeWitt, the book is much more than this. It is the key to understanding his entire development; each successive book marks a phase in his artistic life, explaining the methods and meanings of his art.” Giorgio Maffei, co-curator of the exhibition.
Related Music Performances
In tandem with the visual works, a sequence of free contemporary music events will take place in the space in a commissioned programme, curated by renowned experimental pianist Philip Thomas. Featuring both all - day and evening performances, the musical programme will reflect some of the aesthetic and technical concerns of Sol LeWitt.
Saturday 8 May, 11am - 5.30pm
Zurich-based composer Manfred Werder will perform his own music with the edges ensemble, who will also perform their own compositions. NO booking required.
Friday 14 May, 8pm
Gerhard Staebler, Kunsu Shim, Anton Lukoszevieze, Philip Thomas and John Lely will perform their own compositions and music by Alvin Lucier and Tim Parkinson.
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Saturday 15 May, 11am - 5.30pm
Gerhard Staebler, Kunsu Shim, Anton Lukoszevieze, Philip Thomas and John Lely will be joined by members of the edges ensemble.
NO booking required.
Saturday 22 May, 11am - 5.30pm
Edges ensemble, John Lely and Philip Thomas will perform music by John Lely, Tom Johnson, Michael Pisaro and others.
NO booking required.
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