London Exhibitions: Dan Graham / Richard Long. Frieze London / Frieze Masters. Lisson Gallery

London Exhibitions: Dan Graham / Richard Long. Frieze London / Frieze Masters. Lisson Gallery
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London Exhibitions: Dan Graham / Richard Long. Frieze London / Frieze Masters. Lisson Gallery

London Exhibitions: Dan Graham / Richard Long. Frieze London / Frieze Masters. Lisson Gallery

Dan Graham, 2-Way Mirror Cylinder Bisected By Perforated, Stainless Steel, 2011-12,
Stainless steel, perforated steel and 2-way mirror, © the artist; Courtesy, Lisson Gallery, London

The Lisson Gallery is presenting two solo exhibitions at the autumn fairs in London. Dan Graham is producing a newly commissioned freestanding pavilion for Frieze London, replacing the internal booth structure with a spiral of steel and glass. Over the last 30 years, Graham’s pavilions have acted as architectural interventions, minimalist meeting points, as well as proposing new facades for museums or domestic homes. Simultaneously reflective and transparent, they recall his earlier video installations of the 1970s that turned the camera back on the viewers, while also referencing office blocks and skyscrapers, classical auditoria, modern expo pavilions and Arcadian follies.Graham not only represents the Lisson Gallery’s longstanding commitment to creating challenging contemporary art, but the inclusion of his pavilion at Frieze highlights the gallery’s involvement with many large-scale outdoor public commissions. Poised between sculpture and architecture, Graham has realized numerous glass and mirrored pavilions all over the world since the 1980s as prisms through which we view others and ourselves.At Frieze Masters, Lisson presents a single-artist display of the work of Richard Long, who worked with the gallery in his seminal early years between 1973-1980. In his first presentation since re-joining the gallery earlier this year, he will show a historical range of work including a major stone floor piece, a text piece and a monumental mud wall work. Like Graham, Long is one of a group of artists shown by Nicholas Logsdail in the earliest years of the Lisson Gallery and his legacy as a pioneering conceptualist and one of the originators of the Land Art movement is especially relevant now, as evidenced by the recent re-staging of ‘When Attitudes Become Forms’ at the Fondazione Prada.

As Lisson’s two spaces on Bell Street are a short distance from both art fairs, these two solo booths complement the exhibition offerings at the galleries, where multimedia Japanese artist Tatsuo Miyajima is showing his series ‘I-Model’ and Chinese painter Liu Xiaodong is staging his first exhibition with the gallery, entitled ‘Half Street’.

About Lisson Gallery
Lisson Gallery is one of the most influential 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 significant British sculptors from Anish Kapoor and Tony Cragg to a younger generation led by Ryan Gander and Haroon Mirza. 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, including Marina Abramovič, Allora and Calzadilla, Ai Weiwei, Gerard Byrne, Liu Xiaodong, Tatsuo Miyajima, Rashid Rana, Pedro Reyes and Santiago Sierra. TheLisson 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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