Oscar Tuazon ‘Wet Slab’ 2009.
OPENING THURSDAY 09.07.09 FROM 6.30 SPECIAL PERFORMANCE FROM 8 BY KARL HOLMQVIST
With additional works by Gerald Leslie Brockhurst, John Currin, Andre de Dienes, Burt Glinn, Jim Goldberg, Robert Henderson Blyth, Christian Hoischen, Lilian Lijn, Susan Meiselas, Banks Violette/Gardar Eide Einarsson, Andy Warhol
“An object, actually, that doesn’t need any kind of support structure. It doesn’t need a wall, it doesn’t need lights, it doesn’t even need to be displayed inside. It’s just a thing. It can be left outside, left alone. It doesn’t even need to be looked at. And so it remains stubbornly abstract. Abstract in the sense that it doesn’t need anyone. It can function on its own, but the only function the object is capable of performing is that of an artwork, useless and inexplicable. To put it another way, the work is onanistic.” Oscar Tuazon
Oscar Tuazon opens a major new installation: his most ambitious project to date in London. The group of sculptures has been created in an intense working process in and for the David Roberts Art Foundation. Tuazon also selected a group of works from the David Roberts Collection. These works, most of them shown for the first time, are (mis)used in uncommon ways to contradict Tuazon’s own practice or share a dialogue with his (post)minimal installation. Karl Holmqvist will present a new performance for the opening. Both artists question the notion of collapse: collapse of language and collapse of the sculpture.
We would be delighted if you could join us for the reception of the seventh exhibition opening at the David Roberts Art Foundation. The exhibition is curated by Vincent Honoré, Artistic Director of the David Roberts Art Foundation in collaboration with Sandra Pusterhofer, Assistant Curator. We would like to thank Daniele Balice and Alexander Hertling for their assistance in the preparation and the production of the exhibition.
The David Roberts Art Foundation is dedicated to promoting contemporary art by commissioning international artists and curators. The Foundation encourages collaboration and aims to act as a platform for artistic dialogues. The David Roberts Art Foundation is proudly supported by the Edinburgh House Estates group of companies.