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Current Viewing: Black Beauty: Lutz Bacher at Institute Of Contemporary Art (London)

Images courtesy of Institute of Contemporary Art, London. Photos by Mark Blower.Images courtesy of Institute of Contemporary Art, London. Photos by Mark Blower.

The ICA is delighted to present Black Beauty, the first major solo exhibition in the UK by American artist Lutz Bacher. Occupying an important position in contemporary art practice, Lutz Bacher’s work is receiving increasing levels of international recognition. Black Beauty provides a unique opportunity to see Bacher’s new works made specifically for the ICA together with recent work for the first time in London.

Current Viewing: Pierre Klossowski : The Immortal Adolescent : Cabinet (London) September 13 – October 5, 2013

"I have more memories than if I was a thousand years old.""I have more memories than if I was a thousand years old."

Idris, pulling Ogier towards him, kisses him. Suddenly, Ogier frees himself and, rope and knot broken, he rises up as in levitation until a crepuscular darkness completely invades the oratory.

The light returns. Projected in the sun-lit outside, the structure of a high pyramid whose sides a crowd of men, young and old, each wearing a white dress, are climbing, some in a hurry, worrying about being overtaken by others, all eyes fixed on the pyramidal summit. There, young Ogier sits, in his luminous nudity, hands outstretched towards the first to arrive.

Ogier
You who are seeking me, you are finally finding me, the immortal Adolescent who shall keep the promise you expect from me. I am still and I shall always be fourteen years old. You, my elders, young adults, I will know to warn you against premature engagements, and you, men in the prime of life, my presence will prevent you, during a painful old age, from running after your youth and not only after yours – for in my fourteen years, I have more memories than if I was a thousand years old.

At the same time we see, coming down on the left angle of the pyramid, men of all ages, each flanked by a young naked boy looking like the immortal adolescent, nestled under the dress of the adult he accompanies.

text from The Immortal Adolescent
by Pierre Klossowski
translated by Catherine Petit & Paul Buck
for Gabriel des Forêts

TI DATE: ROBERT IRWIN: PACE (LONDON) 21 June- 17 August, 2013

Robert Irwin is a pioneer of the L.A.-based “Light and Space” movement in the 1960s.Robert Irwin is a pioneer of the L.A.-based “Light and Space” movement in the 1960s.

EAGERLY ANTICIPATING: Psycho Nacirema : James Franco presented by Douglas Gordon. From June 6- August 3. : Pace (London)

James Franco , Pyscho Nacirema. Image courtesy Pace LondonJames Franco, Psycho Nacirema. Image courtesy Pace London

Have you been following @jamesfrancotv? If so, you've been seeing this show as it is being physically constructed. Viva meta-modernist renaissance men. (I have no idea what a meta-modernist is. But I bet James Franco is one. ) Here's the proof...

Mike Nelson, M6 (detail), 2013, tires, dimensions variable.

Mike Nelson is a London-based artist well known for his architectural installations.Mike Nelson is a London-based artist well known for his architectural installations.

CURRENT VIEWING: Fred Sandback : David Zwirner (London): Until Feb 16 2013

The sculptures on view range in date from the 1970s to the early 2000s.The sculptures on view range in date from the 1970s to the early 2000s.

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