Book Launch and Artist In-Conversation
Tuesday 10th October
6pm - 8pm
In-Conversation at 7pm
Drinks will be served throughout
VITRINE Fitzrovia hosts a Book Launch with an in-conversation that coincides with Tim Etchells' solo show at the gallery and Frieze Week 2023. It marks the arrival of ‘Let’s Pretend None of This Ever Happened’, a 240 page monograph investigating the artist's longstanding sculptural practice with neon, LED and other media.
The book creates a compelling and comprehensive investigation of his projects in public space and galleries, leading with powerful colour images of key works installed in sites all over the world. Alongside its wide-ranging image survey, 'Let’s Pretend None of This Ever Happened' also features an extended conversation with the artist, conducted by the books’ editor July Hillgärtner, director of Kunstverein Braunschweig, as well as an introductory text by curator Ben Borthwick, Head of Programme at KARST, Plymouth, UK.
Surveying the full range and approaches of Etchells’ sculptural work with text, the book (Published by Spector, October 2023) creates a dialogue across the artist’s works spanning 16 years, as well as exploring the complex relation between individual works and the different contexts in which they have been installed over the last several decades.
In the exhibition space visitors can view a new body of smaller-scale neon works (all 2023). An in-conversation with the artist and exhibition curators will follow the book launch where you will be able to hear the artist speak about the exhibition, his new book and broader practice.
Tim Etchells (b. 1962, UK) is an artist and a writer whose work shifts between sculpture, drawing, installation, performance, video and experimental fiction. He has concurrently led the performance group Forced Entertainment since its inception in 1984. He was exhibited with VITRINE in Frieze Sculpture, Frieze London (2018 and 2022) and his work is in public collections, including Arts Council, UK and Tate, UK.
He has been exhibited at galleries, museums and biennials internationally including: Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR; TATE Modern, London, UK; Gasworks, London, UK; Plymouth Arts Centre, Plymouth, UK; Kunstverein Braunschweig, DE; Künstlerhaus Bremen, Bremen, DE; Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, DE; Kunsthalle Wein, Vienna, AT; Bunkier Sztuki, Krakow, PL; Folkestone Triennial, Folkestone, UK; Gotenburg International Biennale, SE; and Manifesta 7, Rovereto, IT.
Current exhibitions include 'The Weight of Words' at Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, UK.
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