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Lisson Gallery

Private Gallery
Lisson Gallery 'In Conversation': Rodney Graham
  Lisson Gallery is proud to present a programme of occasional free lunchtime talks, offering a unique opportunity to hear Lisson Gallery artists, other cultural figures and gallery staff discuss art and related topics.

Each talk gives the opportunity to discover first-hand the thoughts, processes and insights behind the artists' work. Each lecture is free but booking is essential as there are a limited number of places available.

The fifth in the series will be a conversation between Rodney Graham, Art Critic Adrian Searle and Greg Hilty, Lisson's Curatorial Director, about works in Rodney's new solo show at Lisson Gallery, 'Painter, Poet, Lighthouse Keeper'.

'Painter, Poet, Lighthouse Keeper' presents a series of new works, created by Rodney Graham specifically for Lisson Gallery. One of the most original and influential artists of his generation, Graham draws from sources as diverse as structural film, Mallarmé's poetry, British zombie movies, and 19th century French military painting to create a kaleidoscopic exhibition combining works in photography, film and painting.

'Through the Forest', a retrospective of Rodney Graham's works from 1986-2009 is currently on view at the Kunstmuseum, Basel. The exhibition is a co-production with MACBA, Barcelona and the Hamburger Kunsthalle. Other recent solo exhibitions include the Jeu de Paume, Paris; Sprengel Museum, Hannover, and the BAWAG Foundation in Vienna, Austria. Recent group exhibitions include 'Little Theatre of Gestures', Malmö Kunsthall, Sweden and Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel,; "The Cinema Effect", The Hirshorn Museum, Washington, D.C.; the Yokaoham Triennale, Syndey Biennale and Liverpool Biennial. Graham lives and works in Vancouver.

Rodney Graham on his solo show 'Painter, Poet, Lighthouse Keeper' at Lisson Gallery, in conversation with Adrian Searle and Greg Hilty

Friday 25th May
12.30 - 13.30pm
52-54 Bell Street, London NW1 5DA

Free admission. Booking is essential.

Adrian Searle has been art critic for the Guardian since 1996. Trained as a painter, he began writing in 1976 for Artscribe magazine and continues to contribute to art magazines and journals. His publications include a recent Phaidon monograph on Peter Doig (2007). He has curated several exhibitions in the UK, Europe and the USA, including shows for the Hayward in 1994 and the Reina Sofia in Madrid in 2003. Most recently he curated the first retrospective of Brazilian sculptor Lucia Nogueira (1950-98), for the Serralves Museum in Porto, Portugal. He was a Turner Prize juror in 2004. Searle has taught at many art colleges in Britain and Europe and is currently a visiting professor at the Royal College of Art in London.
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