Don’t miss the John Latham’s work at the Serpentine Gallery!
Today we gonna present you some reasons why you should not miss this astonishing John Latham’s work at the Serpentine Gallery! The conceptual artist John Latham was a 20th-century firebrand, who, through performances, assemblages, films and extensive writings, fuelled controversy and continues to inspire!
Between painting, sculpture, film and performance, the Latham’s work focus on a theory he called Flat Time. Basically, it describes the universe in time-based rather than spatial terms.
He was a believer!
Latham always believed in art and that artists have just as important a role in society as scientists, philosophers, and the rest. Gather with his wife, they set up the Artists Placement Group with the end of find artists jobs in government offices.
He was an influencer!
It’s a sad fact that many incredible artists are eclipsed by those they tutored and mentored – and Latham was one of them. But in acknowledgment of this, the Serpentine has programmed a group show in its Sackler space of four artists who have been influenced by Latham. Look out for ping-pong tables, spray tan and presidential candidacies.
He was a radical British artist!
In a year when it’s tempting to assume that radical British art mainly involves paintings of the Yorkshire Dales, here’s something weird, tough and uncompromising. When you leave the gallery you may feel bewildered and frustrated. But in the end it will worth it!
He was a trouble maker!
Latham clearly took pleasure in sticking two fingers up to the establishment. Books, with all their claims of infallibility, rarely came out well. As a tutor at St Martins in the ’60s, he chewed up an academic book as an ‘art action’, and returned its pulped remains in a phial.
Don’t miss, “A World View: John Latham” will be at The Serpentine Gallery Until May 21.
IMAGE SOURCE: Serpentine Galleries
SOURCE: TimeOut London
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