Fig-2: Bruce McLean Opens At The ICA Studio




In the 42nd week of Fig-2 at the ICA Studio, Bruce McLean inhabits the premises, engaging in a continuous interview with himself throughout the week. Revisiting his keynote lecture at Frieze Art Fair last year, McLean will produce a film to document the dialogue, which will be perfected and re-shot through several takes and repetitions, assisted by his long-term friend and collaborator Eddie Farrell.

Charged with humour and wit, the interview will be formed of questions that seek to elaborate his position as an artist, and his approach to modes of production. Employing satirical, yet engaging commentaries on the state of arts and its relations, McLean will bring forward references to his earlier works. In addition to the staging of McLean interviews McLean, the exhibition will include archival material from his previous exhibitions and artworks.

About the artist:

Bruce McLean (b. 1944, Glasgow Scotland), lives and works in London. McLean has exhibited in groundbreaking international shows since the late Sixties including, ‘When Attitudes become form’, Kunsthalle, Bern; and ICA, London (1969), ‘Konception’, Museum Morsbroish, Leverkusen, Germany, (1969), ‘Art in the Mind’, Allen Memorial Museum, Oberlin Ohio (1969), ‘Information’, Museum Modern Art, New York, USA, (1970), ‘Road Show Biennale’, Biennale de Sao Paolo, Brazil (1970), ‘The British Avant Garde’ New York Cultural Centre, New York, USA (1971), ‘Documenta 6’ (1977) and ‘Documenta 7’ (1982), both in Kassel, Germany, ‘Process, Progress Project Archive’ Chelsea Space, London (1966-2006).

Image: Bruce McLean Concept Comic, 1975 – 2015 © the artist.

Bruce McLean – fig-2 42/50, ICA Studio London – until  25 Oct 2015


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