Bruce McLean will be inhabiting the fig-2 premises getting ready for his exhibition which opens today Monday 19th October. Bruce will be engaging in a continuous interview with himself throughout the 42nd week. Revisiting his keynote lecture at Frieze Art Fair last year, McLean will produce a film to document the dialogue, which will be perfected and re-shot through several takes and repetitions, assisted by his long-term friend and collaborator Eddie Farrell.
Charged with humour and wit, the interview will be formed of questions that seek to elaborate his position as an artist, and his approach to modes of production. Employing satirical, yet engaging commentaries on the state of arts and its relations, McLean will bring forward references to his earlier works. In addition to the staging of McLean interviews McLean, the exhibition will include archival material from his previous exhibitions and artworks.
fig-2 opens each Monday 6–8pm, and continues from Tue–Sun 11am?–6pm. fig-2 is open late on Thursdays until 9pm to coincide with the ICA late openings. fig-2, ICA Studio, The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH. As the ICA is closed on Mondays, to reach the Studio please use the ramp entrance to the Studio from Carlton House Terrace, at the top of the Duke of York Steps. www.fig2.co.uk
About The Artist
Bruce McLean (b. 1944, Glasgow Scotland), lives and works in London. McLean has exhibited in groundbreaking international shows since the late Sixties including, ‘When Attitudes become form’, Kunsthalle, Bern; and ICA, London (1969), ‘Konception’, Museum Morsbroish, Leverkusen, Germany, (1969), ‘Art in the Mind’, Allen Memorial Museum, Oberlin Ohio (1969), ‘Information’, Museum Modern Art, New York, USA, (1970), ‘Road Show Biennale’, Biennale de Sao Paolo, Brazil (1970), ‘The British Avant Garde’ New York Cultural Centre, New York, USA (1971), ‘Documenta 6’ (1977) and ‘Documenta 7’ (1982), both in Kassel, Germany, ‘Process, Progress Project Archive’ Chelsea Space, London (1966-2006). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_McLean