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GALERIE THADDAEUS ROPAC LONDON

Ely House, 37 Dover Street, W1S 4NJ
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JOSEPH BEUYS : SCULPTURE AND EARLY DRAWINGS
Apr 28 - Jul 29, 2017
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac opens in London with an exhibition of Joseph Beuys, bringing together a series of early drawings alongside one of his most important sculptures; highlighting Thaddaeus Ropac’s long-standing relationship to the artist’s oeuvre. The exhibition focuses on the role of the figure in his early works on paper and sculptural practice.
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Click to enlargeROBERT LONGO : LET THE FRAME OF THINGS DISJOINT
Sep 15 - Nov 11, 2017
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac London is pleased to present Let the Frame of Things Disjoint, the first solo exhibition in London by the American artist Robert Longo, taking place from 15 September until 11 November 2017. A catalogue with a text by Tim Griffin will accompany the exhibition.
The exhibition will feature over twenty, new charcoal works exploring the volatility of today’s contemporary climate through the lens of Macbeth’s famed line: ‘let the frame of things disjoint’. Uttered by the treacherous king in admission of his intense guilt, declaring that he would sooner die than live with the consequences of his misdeeds,
the passage is understood by Longo as depicting a moment in which the world has already begun to come apart. It is through this ‘disjoint’ that the artist asks viewers to consider our contemporary climate and its chaotic state of flux.
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ILYA & EMILIA KABAKOV : CONCERT FOR A FLY (CHAMBER MUSIC)
Sep 15 - Nov 11, 2017
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac is pleased to present the installation Concert for a Fly (Chamber Music), 1986, by pioneer conceptual artists Ilya and Emilia Kabakov. Russianborn and American-based, today they are recognised as among the most significant international artists to have emerged in the late 20th century.
Concert for a Fly (Chamber Music) is a historic installation, first exhibited in 1986 in Switzerland at the Neue Galerie, Dierikon, then in 1992 at the Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art and at the Kölnisher Kunstverein, Cologne. It forms part of an overall
series of ten installations, where each represents a character. Exhibited in the gallery’s 18th century Ely Room, the work, with a musical arrangement by Joseph Morag, is given renewed relevance.
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MEDARDO ROSSO : SIGHT UNSEEN
Nov 23, 2017 - Feb 10, 2018
Private view Thu Nov 23 6pm - 8pm
Henry Moore and Tony Cragg declared that Medardo Rosso (1858-1928) “cleared the way” for modern and contemporary sculpture. The Galerie Ropac in London, which specializes in contemporary art, is therefore an ideal venue for presenting the first exhibition of Medardo Rosso in London in over two decades. Galerie Ropac’s new location, at 37 Dover Street, is only steps away from the site of Rosso’s major London retrospective at the Eugene Cremetti Gallery over a hundred years ago. Rosso’s London experience is a central theme to the exhibition and one which is yet to be explored.

ARNULF RAINER : EARLY WORKS
Nov 23, 2017 - Feb 10, 2018
Private view Thu Nov 23 6pm - 8pm
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac London is devoting an extensive exhibition to the early work of Arnulf Rainer, focusing particularly on the lesser-known series Übermalungen and Proportionen.
 
Arnulf Rainer is regarded as a pioneer of the Austrian movement informel. Influenced by the surrealist principle of écriture automatique, in the 1950s he developed his obsessive Übermalungen that lie in between “aggression and therapy, destruction and correction” (Hans-Jürgen Hafner, 2016).

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