mima, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art
30th November 2012 - 28th February 2013
Mima is proud to premiere Cosmic Dramas, three important installations by Liliane Lijn, long recognised as one of the most interesting and innovative artists on the international art scene. From the early 1980s, Lijn began to develop a new female archetype, using a broad range of materials, media and new technologies, referencing mythological beings and merging them with images from both nature and industry. Bridging art and drama, Conjunction of Opposites [Woman of War & Lady of the Wild Things], The Bride and The Electric Bride are 'the beginnings of a consciousness of spectacular feminist contemporary art'. The exhibition is accompanied by a publication, in which texts by Althea Greenan and Guy Brett are accompanied by drawings and excerpts from the artist's notebooks.
Conjunction of Opposites [Woman of War & Lady of the Wild Things]
Building on Michael Petry's book, The Art of Not Making: the new artist/artisan relationship, this group exhibition explores some of the different factors that motivate artists to use assistants or make outsourcing part of their practice today.
28th November 2012 - 18th January 2013
Sumarria Lunn, 36 South Molton Lane, Mayfair, London W1K 5AB
6th May – 27th August 2012, MoMA, New York
Ecstatic Alphabets/Heaps of Language is a group exhibition that brings together 12 contemporary artists and artists' groups working in all mediums including painting, sculpture, film, video, audio, and design, all of whom concentrate on the material qualities of language—visual, aural, and beyond.
Unveiled 4th June 2012
Commissioned by MK Gallery and Milton Keynes Parks Trust as a sculpture beacon, Light Pyramid is sited in Campbell Park, Milton Keynes. The site affords extensive views of the surrounding Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire countryside, from which the pyramidal sculpture is itself prominently visible.
Solar Beacon is a sci-art installation on top of the two towers of the Golden Gate Bridge that reflects the Sun's light throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, celebrating the man-made structure's 75th anniversary. It is a white-light variation of Solar Hills, the ongoing collaboration between John Vallerga and Liliane Lijn to delineate the horizon with point of spectral light. Observers of Solar Beacon will see two points of white light, one on each tower top, that are as bright as the Sun, but much smaller in size.