March 3, 2017 - Serpentine Galleries - Spring exhibitions
March 3, 2017

Serpentine Galleries

John Latham, Erth (still), 1971. © John Latham Estate / Lisson Gallery.

Spring exhibitions
March 2–May 21, 2017
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Spring exhibitions
March 2–May 21, 2017
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A World View: John Latham
Serpentine Gallery
Kensington Gardens
London W2 3XA

As a pioneer of British conceptual art, John Latham (1921–2006) has exerted a powerful and lasting influence, not only on his peers but on generations of younger artists. This spring, the Serpentine hosts a new exhibition that encompasses all strands of Latham’s extraordinary practice, including sculpture, installation, painting, film, land art, engineering, found-object assemblage, performance and the artist’s theoretical writings. Adopting a holistic approach, the exhibition spans Latham’s career to include the artist’s iconic spray and roller paintings, his one-second drawings, films such as Erth (1971) and Latham’s monumental work, Five Sisters (1976), from his Scottish Office placement with the Artist Placement Group.

Tania Bruguera, Douglas Gordon, Laure Prouvost, Cally Spooner
Serpentine Sackler Gallery
West Carriage Drive
Kensington Gardens
London W2 2AR

This group show brings together four artists, Tania Bruguera, Douglas Gordon, Laure Prouvost and Cally Spooner, to coincide with the survey of the late British conceptual artist John Latham. The artists in Speak each extend and update Latham’s radical world view with their own sense of urgency. The Gallery space has been transformed with an installation of video, light, sound and sculpture, a bid for Cuban presidency, text works and games and a composition of drawings, sound and a single live body. Each artist explores language as a medium for action, exchange and disruption. Together, they reveal how Latham’s ideas continue to resonate today.

Entry to all exhibitions at the Serpentine Galleries is free.

John Latham exhibition supported by

Exhibition Circle
Lisson Gallery
Fundaćion Almine Y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso para el Arte
Henry Moore Foundation

With special thanks to
Google Arts & Culture

Speak exhibition supported by

Exhibition Circle
Gagosian Gallery
And donors who wish to remain anonymous

Additional support from
The Estate of Barry Flanagan

Digital Engagement supported by
Bloomberg Philanthropies


Serpentine Galleries supported by
Arts Council England

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