Finissage Event - Dialogues with A Collection and live performance by Tomoko Hojo

14 Sep 2018

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6-8pm | Performance at 7pm

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Laure Genillard

London, United Kingdom


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  • Tottenham Court Road

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Join us for the finissage event for your current exhibition Dialogues with A Collection and a live performance by Japanese artist Tomoko Hojo.


Dialogues with A Collection presents a stage of relationships between artists and the collection of Laure Genillard. Eleven artists have been invited to engage with one particular work from the collection with either a newly constructed or an existing work, creating a trail of impromptu correspondences across the gallery space.

Tomoko Hojo's performance I am listening to you is based around an interview with John Lennon and Yoko Ono made on 6 December 1980, two days before Lennon’s death. Throughout the interview, although John talks without interruption, Ono is often muted and accompanies his speech with laughter and what is referred to in Japanese society as ‘aizuchi’ – affirmations such as ’huh’ or ‘yeah’ which let the other speaker know they are actively listening. Although Yoko seems to inhabit this specific behaviour, there is equally an absence, a meandering in a different time and place. Listening becomes the act of imagining unspoken words, and gradually shifts into a fluidity between listening and speaking.


Laure Genillard

Laure Genillard

Exhibiting artists

Peter Downsbrough

David Connearn

Isabelle Lartault

Elisa Sighicelli

Dean Hughes

George Henry Longly

Lucy Heyward

Sylvie Fleury

Martin Creed

Gavin Turk

Gavin Turk

Tomma Abts

Grace Weir

Sebastian Diaz Morales

Name Surname

Gerhard Lang

Sarah Staton

Stephen Willats

Fiona Banner

Frank Heath

Yoko Ono

Tomoko Hojo

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