Following on from the critical success of his recently launched Lithuania and Cyprus Pavilion at the 2013 Venice Biennale the Vilnius-born curator is bringing 14 artists to create new works in performance, sculpture, poetry, painting, photography and installation throughout both galleries, the titles of each piece also being an anagram, or a misreading, of "Fusiform Gyrus".
Curated by Raimundas Malašauskas
Alex Bailey, Liudvikas Buklys, Eduardo Costa, Koenraad Dedobbeleer, Gintaras Didziapetris, Elizabeth Hoak-Doering, Phanos Kyriacou, Aditya Mandayam, Darius Mikšys, Elena Narbutaitė, Rosalind Nashashibi, Sasha Suhareva, Ola Vasiljeva, Miet Warlop.
Fusiform Gyrus (fu´zĭ-form / ji´rus) is the region of the brain that controls facial recognition, as well as the title of the Lisson Gallery’s invited summer show, curated this year by Raimundas Malašauskas. Following on from the critical success of his recently launched Lithuania and Cyprus Pavilion at the 2013 Venice Biennale – which received an honourable mention for Best National Participation at the awards ceremony – the Vilnius-born curator is bringing 14 artists to create new works in performance, sculpture, poetry, painting, photography and installation throughout both galleries, the titles of each piece also being an anagram, or a misreading, of ‘Fusiform Gyrus’.
From a holographic laser shining across one space and a sculpture made from three conflicting flavours of yoghurt in another, to the sight of a fully laid table crawling across the floor and three giant pairs of trousers walking, laughing and whispering to each other, ‘Fusiform Gyrus’ promises to be an original and mind-altering glimpse of contemporary international art practice. Featuring many artists from his homeland of Lithuania, such as Elena Narbutaitė and Gintaras Didžiapetris, as well as a group of young Belgian artists including Miet Warlop and Koenraad Dedobbeleer, the curator Malašauskas has also invited the acclaimed British artist Rosalind Nashashibi and the elder statesman of Argentina’s conceptual scene, Eduardo Costa.
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Lisson Gallery is one of the most respected and longest-running international contemporary art galleries in the world. Established in 1967 by Nicholas Logsdail, it pioneered the early careers of important Minimal and Conceptual artists, such as Sol LeWitt and Richard Long, as well as those of influential British sculptors from Anish Kapoor and Shirazeh Houshiary to a younger generation led by Haroon Mirza and Ryan Gander. Lisson Gallery represents 42 of the most innovative and exciting artists working today, including six winners of the Turner Prize and many recipients of the Silver Lion at the Venice Biennale. With two exhibition spaces in London, one in Milan and an office in New York, the gallery supports and develops artists globally, from Ai Weiwei and Liu Xiaodong in China, to Pedro Reyes and Santiago Sierra in South America. The Lisson Presents programme also extends a legacy of curatorial innovation beyond the gallery spaces, working with institutions and artists to present new initiatives around the world.
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