Six Ways to Sunday #06:
Peep Hole Art Centre, Milan, Italy
Via Stilicone, 10, Milano, Italy – www.peep-hole.org
September 24 to December 5, 2015
In autumn 2015 the Contemporary Art Gallery has been invited to take over Peep-Hole in Milan for the final instalment of their Six Ways to Sunday initiative.
On this occasion, CAG will present a major solo exhibition of work by Vancouver based artist Liz Magor. One of the most celebrated and influential figures of her generation, the exhibition will focus on a selection of recent and new work, and in a nod to the immediate historical context of Arte Povera in that area of Italy, primarily include a series of blankets including an ambitious new piece, alongside other sculptures incorporating fabric samples, clothing and labels.
The 1980s proved to be a momentous time in Magor’s career when her work was included in the Sydney Biennale (1982), the Venice Biennale (1984) and at Documenta 8 (1987) in Germany. During this time the artist’s work shifted towards an investigation of the social and emotional life of objects and their capacity to hold and reflect personal and collective histories and identities. Characteristic of her ongoing practice, the blanket works investigate the ontology of ordinary or familiar objects, which she remakes or repurposes, and presents in new contexts. These “serviceable objects” as she calls them, are redolent with association, discarded yet still imbued with and reflective of shared meaning.
The exhibition is made in partnership with Peep-Hole, Milan, Italy and Centre d’art contemporain d’Ivry — le Crédac, France
where an expanded version will be presented in autumn 2016.
The exhibition is generously supported by the Liz Magor Circle of Friends: Rick Erickson & Donna Partridge, Henning and Brigitte Freybe, Joe Friday, Sue and Bill Kidd, Suzie Kololian, Nancy McCain, Julia and Gilles Ouellette, Lisa & Terrence Turner, Nada Vuksic and Bruce Wright.
Magor is represented by Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver, Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto and Marcelle Alix, Paris.