April 16, 2014 - gta exhibitions - William Leavitt
April 16, 2014

William Leavitt

William Leavitt, Body Space, 2012. Acrylic on canvas, fiberglass, wood, artificial plant, and vermiculite. Courtesy of the artist and Greene Naftali, New York. Photograph: Jason Mandella.

William Leavitt: Sidereal Time
16 April–21 May 2014 

Opening: Wednesday, 16 April
6pm: ETH Zurich, Hönggerberg, HIL, gta exhibitions
7pm: ETH Zurich, Rämistrasse 101, Main Hall
(transfer by special shuttle bus)

ETH Zurich, Hönggerberg, HIL, gta exhibitions
Stefano-Fanscini-Platz 5
8093 Zurich

ETH Zurich, Main Hall
Rämistr. 101
8092 Zurich


Conversation with William Leavitt, Ann Goldstein, Fredi Fischli and Niels Olsen; and book launch for William Leavitt’s The Particles (STUDIOLO/Edition Patrick Frey):  April 16, 6pm, ETH Zurich, Honggerberg, HIL, gta exhibitions

William Leavitt (b. 1941) is one of the most seminal pioneers of conceptual art in Los Angeles, helping significantly to establish the genre in the late 1960s and the 1970s. His works make use of narrative elements drawn from LA architecture and popular culture as well as from the movie and television industries. The artist works in various media, including sculpture, painting, drawing, photography and theatre. 

William Leavitt. Sidereal Time is the first institutional solo exhibition in Switzerland of works by the LA-based artist. gta exhibitions will present new, site-specific works simultaneously in all its exhibition areas: Whilst Leavitt’s installation in the main hall of ETH Zurich explores Gottfried Semper’s architecture, his so-called Science Totems at Hönggerberg will reflect his take on the design of the Campus Hönggerberg. Leavitt’s stages form nodes interlocking the various disciplines of art, science and architecture.


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