Over two decades, Nigel Greenwood Inc Ltd presented an extraordinary group of artists including Bernd and Hilla Becher, Bill Beckley, Marcel Broodthaers, Marc Camille Chaimowicz, Rita Donagh, Gilbert & George, Richard Hamilton, Alan Johnston, David Lamelas, Christopher Le Brun, Keith Milow, Bruce Nauman, Ed Ruscha, John Stezaker, David Tremlett, Richard Tuttle and John Walker.
From 1972 to 1985, Greenwood ran the gallery from 41 Sloane Gardens, London, where he also lived. Visitors would encounter ground-breaking shows and enthusiastic conversation about the ‘now’ art on display. The exhibition will explore the special atmosphere of 41 Sloane Gardens, as a public exhibition space and home for Greenwood and an intimate, international group of visiting artists, friends and colleagues. Joel Fisher will be collaborating with students from the Chelsea MA Curating and Collections course to re-create his large-scale Apograph wall drawing (1973) and Marc Camille Chaimowicz has been invited to revisit his 1979 exhibition, Screens, incorporating original public/private domestic artifacts from the gallery and home.
Works and documentation will revisit landmark shows and publications by Bernd and Hilla Becher, Rita Donagh, Gilbert and George, David Lamelas, Ed Ruscha, John Stezaker, David Tremlett and the influential group exhibition, The Book as Artwork (1972).
The exhibition will be accompanied by a publication edited by Phoebe Greenwood including original contributions from Gilbert & George, Lynda Morris, Richard Cork, Ed Ruscha and Kynaston McShine.