Tuesday, 1 March 2011

The Barbican goes Downtown

This week Barbican Art Gallery new show presents Laurie Anderson, Trisha Brown, Gordon Matta-Clark: Pioneers of the Downtown Scene, New York 1970s.

Performance artist and musician Laurie Anderson, choreographer Trisha Brown and artist Gordon Matta-Clark were friends and active participants in the New York art community, working fluidly between visual art and performance.

With the city as their backdrop, canvas, stage and inspiration, this exhibition is the first major presentation to examine the experimental and often daring approaches taken by these three key figures, both individually and collectively, in the burgeoning arts scene in downtown New York during the 1970s.

And now for my personal plug to pop into the gallery shop while you're there, You will find the full range of my 'Rethink Rubbish' craft kits and a selection of upcycled woven bicycle innertube cushions amonst other exhibition complimenting delights sourced by Andrea Toon, the shop's buyer.

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