Sturtevant | Leaps Jumps and Bumps | Serpentine Gallery | ITSLIQUID

Sturtevant | Leaps Jumps and Bumps | Serpentine Gallery

Art | August 1, 2013 |

Courtesy of Serpentine Gallery

Sturtevant | Leaps Jumps and Bumps | Serpentine Gallery

Leaps Jumps and Bumps is the first solo exhibition of the work of Sturtevant to be held in a public institution in the UK. Born in Lakewood, Ohio, and based in Paris since the 1990s, Sturtevant has made ground-breaking and enigmatic work since her first exhibitions in New York in the mid-1960s.

Courtesy of Serpentine Gallery

Best known for the repetition of works by other artists – including Joseph Beuys, Marcel Duchamp and Felix Gonzalez-Torres – she made her controversial artistic debut in 1965 when she replicated Andy Warhol’s flower paintings, just months after their initial presentation. Despite early hostility to Sturtevant’s work and ideas, her influence has grown significantly over the past two decades. Many now regard her as one of the most important artists of the 21st century, realising that she presaged the world we live in today with its deluge of unattributed information and repeating imagery.

Courtesy of Serpentine Gallery

Central to her thinking is the relationship between repetition and difference. The works are not ‘copies’ but probe beyond the surface to demonstrate the power of Gilles Deleuze and Michel Foucault’s thinking about repetition. She does this through the wholesale recreation of the work itself, without recourse to mechanical reproduction of any kind.

Courtesy of Serpentine Gallery

Leaps Jumps and Bumps will showcase Sturtevant’s work since the 1970s, including core works that demonstrate the wide variety of media she has embraced. The exhibition will include the large-scale video work, Finite Infinite, 2010 and a piece comprising garlands of light bulbs, Gonzalez-Torres Untitled (America), 2004, an earlier version of which was shown at the Serpentine Gallery in 2000 in the Felix Gonzalez-Torres exhibition.

Sturtevant Leaps Jumps and Bumps
until 26 August 2013
Serpentine Gallery

more. www.serpentinegallery.org

Are you an artist, architect, designer? Would you like to be featured on ITSLIQUID platform? Send an e-mail to info@itsliquid.com or fill the form below

RELATED POSTS


INTERVIEW: EDUARDO MORENO

Interviews | October 19, 2020

"Maybe the world changed me more than how I tried to change it… ecumenic failure." E. M. Since very short age, exposed with intensity to every form of art and diverse disciplines, dancer Eduardo Moreno rediscovers, after ten years as an expert on environment and social projects, abstraction as a new way to express artistically in all confirmed levels. Read more


INTERVIEW:CENGIZ YATAGAN

Interviews | October 15, 2020

Cengiz Yatağan was born in 1968. He finished his education in Istanbul before moving to Australia, where he was involved in businesses for two years. He has worked in architecture, construction and IT sectors. After specializing in renovation of historic buildings, he focused on arts. Lives and works in Istanbul. Read more


INTERVIEW: HEIKE-ANGELA BALTRUWEIT

Interviews | October 12, 2020

I am looking for abstract compositions in my surroundings to capture them photographically. The objects and situations are neither changed, arranged nor manually illuminated, nor are they subsequently edited on the computer, even the detail is identical to the shot. All pictures are 'Pure Photography'. I see my surroundings as a 'natural exhibition space'. I find works of art on the pavement, on building walls, in the water and in factory buildings. These works of art are fixations of the moment and therefore difficult to reproduce. A different angle of view, a changed incidence of light, and the colours, bizarrely changed forms have disappeared. Read more


Waiwai

Fashion | October 12, 2020

Growing up founder and designer Sasha Arkhipova was exposed to the artistic process from an early age. Brought up in a family of creatives she was surrounded by art, fashion, architecture and alternative music as she developed her passion for form and material exploration. During her formative years she spent most of her spare time absorbing the curiosities of her native Russia attending various galleries, exhibits and watching classic and progressive films. Read more


Sign up for our Newsletter.

Enter your email to receive our latest updates!