Tom Burr: Stages

2 Jun 2017 – 23 Jul 2017

Event times

Wednesday – Sunday 11 am – 6 pm

Maureen Paley

London, United Kingdom


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  • 106, 254
  • Bethnal Green

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For almost three decades, Tom Burr's sculpture, writing, collage, and photography have tended to focus on access, site-specificity, the confluence of public and private environments, as well as the constructed persona.


some notes:

And what of the use of the word ‘stage’, as a place within the progression of a disease. Can a social body be diagnosed in this way? Or a structure, like Marcel Breuer’s Armstrong Rubber building in New Haven - with its warehouse section amputated in an act not of preservation or of saving (the body from the infected limb) but as a slow removal of the whole? What of the removal of portions of populations, Red Scares, bar raids, holding pens and witch hunts? What stage are we at?

The platforms shown in this exhibition are meant to reference Robert Smithson’s concept of the ‘non-site’. They have a dialectical relationship to the Breuer building as a situation and an extension of the ‘body / building’ model I am working through.

The three platforms are related to one another. Like much of my collage work they oscillate between image and formal material arrangements.

Tom Burr 2017

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