Join Young Alumni from Columbia University Club of London for a for private tour at Lisson Gallery with Barnard College alumna Sophie Lambert BC'12. We will kick off at the gallery's Bell street space to see the group show entitled Portals before heading over to the Lisson Street space to see Tatsuo Miyajima's Art in You exhibition.
We will finish the evening with wine 🍷 at the gallery (perhaps even at the gallery's outdoor courtyard, weather permitting)!
Portals: This group show opens 2022 with a number of artists that have all created portals of one kind or another – visible, conceptual, mythical or otherwise – remaking the pictorial window and breaking through to the other side, leading viewers on a journey through the looking glass. The assembled works, some historical, others completed recently, open up the gallery space through a number of physical, metaphysical and metaphorical portals, offering passage to entirely speculative or abstract realities, new spatial prospects, fictional worlds and even paths through time.
Tatsuo Miyajima, the Japanese installation artist and sculptor, unveils three new bodies of work – Painting of Change, Keep Changing (Mondrian) and Unstable Time – for the first time in the UK, all created in 2020 and 2021 from his studio in Japan. Renowned for his profoundly spiritual work that explores Buddhist philosophy through technological installations, these new works include large single-digit works activated by the roll of a dice, executed for the first time; new LED gadgets mounted on fabric; and LED installations on panels, whereby the cycle of life is suggested through an evolving display of digits (1 to 9).
About Lisson Gallery
Lisson Gallery is one of the most influential and longest-running international contemporary art galleries in the world. Today the gallery supports and promotes the work of more than 60 international artists across two spaces in London, three across New York City and East Hampton, and one in Shanghai, as well as the newest location in Los Angeles, opening in autumn 2022. Established in 1967 by Nicholas Logsdail, Lisson Gallery pioneered the early careers of important Minimal and Conceptual artists, such as Art & Language, Carl Andre, Daniel Buren, Donald Judd, John Latham, Sol LeWitt, Richard Long and Robert Ryman among many others. It still works with many of these artists as well as others of that generation from Carmen Herrera to the renowned estates of Leon Polk Smith, Ted Stamm and Roy Colmer.
In its second decade the gallery introduced significant British sculptors to the public for the first time, including Tony Cragg, Richard Deacon, Anish Kapoor, Shirazeh Houshiary and Julian Opie. Since 2000, the gallery has gone on to represent many more leading international artists such as Marina Abramović, Ai Weiwei, John Akomfrah, Susan Hiller, Tatsuo Miyajima and Sean Scully. It is also responsible for raising the international profile of a younger generation of artists led by Cory Arcangel, Ryan Gander, Haroon Mirza, Laure Prouvost, Pedro Reyes, Wael Shawky, Hugh Hayden, Van Hanos and Cheyney Thompson.
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