The season will open with a solo show devoted to Roelof LOUW. Born 1936 in South Africa, Louw came to London to study sculpture at St Martins in 1961. He was almost unique in being one of few British Artists to exhibit in the key European exhibitions that defined Conceptual Art: Op Losse Schroeven, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam and When Attitudes Become Form, Kunsthalle Bern, Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld and ICA London (all 1969). Louw went on to represent Britain at Between Man and Matter, the famous 10th Tokyo Biennale in 1970, where he exhibited Rolled Lead Work (1970). He was included in Lucy Lippard’s celebrated Six Years: The Dematerialization of the Art Object from 1966 to 1972, the first anthology to document conceptual art made between 1966 and 1972.
The artist consistently produced some of the most radical work made in England at the time and is particularly celebrated for his pyramid of 8,000 oranges, Soul City (Pyramid of Oranges), first shown in 1967 and to be included in the Tate exhibition.
This exhibition will include Louw’s two contributions to When Attitudes Become Form: Park Lane, a set of 6 photographs exhibited at Bern, and Rope Piece, which will be installed for the first time since When Attitudes Become Form in London.