One of the pioneers of the transformation of scientific thought into art since the 1960s, Lijn traverses the regions of light, sound, movement, performance, text, video and object. This book accompanies an exhibition in Umbertide, Italy, and also features essays by curators and writers.
The exuberant diversity of form of Liliane Lijn's work has both excited and perplexed the art world since she burst onto London's art scene in the mid-1960s. One of the pioneers of the transformation of scientific thought into art, Liliane Lijn traverses the regions of light, sound, movement, text, performance art, video art and objects.
Her explorations have taken myriad different forms, from the early light sculptures and 'Poem Machines' of the 1960s to artists' books such as Crossing Map (1983), her performing Goddesses (exhibited at the Venice Biennale in 1986), large-scale public sculptures such as the controversial Earth Sea Light Koan (1997) on the Isle of Wight, and the intimacy and power of her recent work.
The distinguished curators and writers Hilary Spurling, Enrico Mascelloni, Alessandro Vestrelli and Lara-Vinca Masini have each contributed essays discussing the different facets of Lijn's work, whereas the unusual email exchange between the artist and the critic/curator Guy Brett is an intimate and frank dialogue about her ideas and motives.
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Table of Contents
A surrealist sensibility; the portraits - Paris 1929-32, New York and Egypt 1932-37, England and the South of France 1937-39, the war and its aftermath 1939-45, friends at home and abroad 1946-77.
Liliane Lijn : Light and Memory by Liliane Lijn
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