Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Lucy Mckenzie in 'A Bigger Splash'

A new exhibition 'A Bigger Splash: Painting after Performance' opened last week at Tate Modern featuring Glasgow artist Lucy Mckenzie. The exhibition which takes its title from David Hockney's iconic 1967 image of a swimming pool in California explores the relationship between performance art and painting since the 1950s and the shift that performance art has had on the nature of, and ways of thinking about painting. As part of the show which also presents works from Jackson Pollock and Yves Klein, Lucy Mckenzie has created a set for an imaginary version of Muriel Spark's 1963 novella The Girl of Slender Means. The space that Mckenzie creates is evocative of a once stately imagined home, faded by time. The beauty of the work is its refusal to be classified as either painting or dramatic set design; a space in which self-reflexively, performance is to be played out by the Tate's many visitors during the exhibition's run from 14th November 2012 - 1st April 2013. View more at TateShots:
http://www.tate.org.uk/context-comment/video/tateshots-lucy-mckenzie-bigger-splash


Read more: http://www.theweek.co.uk/art/50077/pollock-hockney-klein-make-bigger-splash-tate#ixzz2Cm8YgOY
This is a set for an imaginary version of Muriel Spark's 1963 novella The Girls of Slender Means

Read more: http://www.theweek.co.uk/art/50077/pollock-hockney-klein-make-bigger-splash-tate#ixzz2Cm8YgO
This is a set for an imaginary version of Muriel Spark's 1963 novella The Girls of Slender Means

Read more: http://www.theweek.co.uk/art/50077/pollock-hockney-klein-make-bigger-splash-tate#ixzz2Cm8YgOYM