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Lisson Gallery

Private Gallery
Lisson Gallery "In Conversation": John Latham
  Lynda Morris and David Gothard on John Latham's work in conversation with Lisson's Curatorial Director, Greg Hilty and Elisa Kay, Curator at Flat Time House and of the current show, THE LISSON GALLERY DOES NOT EXIST FOR 100 YEARS. at Lisson Gallery.

Forty years on from John Latham's first solo exhibition at Lisson Gallery in 1970, the gallery revisits works and actions from that seminal show in the wider context of the artist's work through the 1970s, a period of extraordinary innovation, productivity and influence.

The work Latham made during this decade, beginning with the Lisson show, confirmed his position at the forefront of the new conceptual and event-based artistic practices. Through the diverse work he was producing in sculpture, film, painting, text, and performance, he also began to distil his 'Time-Base Theorem'. At the heart of the theory is a scale or spectrum, a cosmological system for understanding all phenomena - physical and metaphysical - in terms of time and event. The current exhibition attempts a physical embodiment of Latham's concept of the Time-Base spectrum within the landscape of the gallery, from the smallest measurable event to the greatest.

Friday 28th May
12.30 - 13.30pm
29 Bell Street, London NW1 5BY

Free admission. Booking is essential.

Lynda Morris is Professor of Art History and Curation at Norwich University College of the Arts. She founded and curated EASTinternational in 1991. She is the co-curator of 'Picasso Peace and Freedom' at Tate Liverpool which is based on her research. It will travel to the Albertina in Vienna and the Louisiana in Denmark. She worked with John Latham and APG at the Slade in 1975 and on Stuart Brisley's Peterlee Project at the Midland Group Nottingham in 1978. Latham gave a lecture in Norwich in 2000 for the 'Things' exhibition and publication about the Dada tradition in Britain from 1936 to the present day.

In the late seventies and eighties, David Gothard was artistic director of Riverside Studios. He, John Latham and the APG where there in residence for a decade. He is currently Associate Artist at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin and a resident artist in Spoleto, Umbria.

Elisa Kay is Curator at Flat Time House, the former home and studio of the late British artist John Latham. The programme has included work by Latham's contemporaries and collaborators as well as work by more recent generations of artists. Elisa is the curator of the current exhibition of John Latham's work at Lisson Gallery, London THE LISSON GALLERY DOES NOT EXIST FOR 100 YEARS.
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