Lisson Gallery is pleased to announce a group show of fourteen artists, curated by Raimundas Malašauskas.
The title of each work is an anagram of the title of the exhibition, ‘Fusiform Gyrus’, which is the name of a particular area of the brain: the lobe that neuroscientists attribute with facial recognition facilities. The works exhibited have more in common than being anagrams of this group exhibition of sculpture. Their properties belong to many different orders of life, including their own selves, yet they also move through those orders. Certain rooms open up like a double solo show; how can we trust one identity?
In this ‘group exhibition of sculpture’, ‘group’ stands for the totality of the senses and ‘sculpture’ for plasticity at large. This sensual plasticity applies to time, subjectivity, the body, and also to the face. The idea of a face that exceeds its portrait and disappears into its moving parts is key. Each work is a cognitive and spatial version of the exhibition itself (and vice versa). After this exhibition is over, the titles of the works may mutate or change in their significance.
About the curator
Raimundas Malašauskas, born in Vilnius, is a curator and writer. From 1995 to 2006 he worked at the Contemporary Art Centre in Vilnius, where he produced the first two seasons of the weekly television show ‘CAC TV’, an experimental merger of commercial television and contemporary art that ran under the slogan ‘Every program is a pilot. Every program is the final episode.’ He curated ‘Black Market Worlds’, the IX Baltic Triennial, at CAC Vilnius in 2005.
From 2007 to 2008 Malašauskas was a visiting curator at California College of the Arts, San Francisco, and, until 2010, a curator-at-large of Artists Space, New York. In 2007 he co-wrote the libretto Gellar Door, an opera by Loris Gréaud produced in Paris. He has curated the exhibitions ‘Sculpture of the Space Age’, David Roberts Art Foundation, London (2009); ‘Into the Belly of a Dove’, Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City (2010); and ‘Repetition Island’, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (2010).
Recently he worked as one of the agents of dOCUMENTA 13. He is currently curating ‘oO’, an exhibition for the Lithuanian and Cypriot pavilions at the 55th Venice Biennale.