Ian Wilson Exhibition

Taro Nasu

poster for Ian Wilson Exhibition
[Image: Ian Wilson "Circle on the floor" (1968)]

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Wilson is known as an artist who creates work that moves from the arena of visual abstraction into the invisible abstraction of language, his practice often viewed in context of the work of a number of other artists such as Lawrence Wiener, Joseph Kosuth, Robert Barry and Art & Language. This exhibition is comprised mainly of various framed certificates from his representative series ”Discussions”(1968-), as well as two installation works: ”Circle on the floor“(1968) and ”Circle on the wall”(1968).

Wilson performed his first “Discussion” in 1968 at the New York atelier of Lawrence Winner. Focusing on the topic of abstraction, this non-material work came into existence through the subsequent dialog that ensued between the artist and other participants. Records of the discussion itself were not permitted, the work documented only by a certificate stating the date and place of the discussion that was signed by those involved.

Born in South Africa 1940, Wilson moved to the United States in 1960. He has exhibited internationally since the mid-1960s, including Documenta 7 (Kassel, Germany) in 1982, Centre Pompidou (Paris, France) in 1981 and 2005, Yokohama Triennale (Yokohama, Japan) in 2004, Sapporo International Art Festival (Sapporo, Japan) in 2014, and more.

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from 6月 30, 2017 to 7月 22, 2017

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Ian Wilson

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