post-title Anthony McCall | Pause | KW Institute for Contemporary Art | 27.-30.04.2017

Anthony McCall | Pause | KW Institute for Contemporary Art | 27.-30.04.2017

Anthony McCall | Pause | KW Institute for Contemporary Art | 27.-30.04.2017

Anthony McCall | Pause | KW Institute for Contemporary Art | 27.-30.04.2017

until 30.04. | #1330ARTatBerlin | KW Institute for Contemporary Art shows from 27th April 2017 the exhibitoin “Pause” by the artist Anthony McCall.

KW Institute for Contemporary Art is thrilled to announce the first iteration of its new series titled Pause during this year’ s Gallery Weekend Berlin. Pause is envisioned as a platform to punctuate the program by presenting singular artworks for a short period of time in order to bridge relationships between the past, present and future.

In response to Ian Wilson’s circle and disk works from the late 1960’s, KW will present Line Describing a Cone (1973), an iconic light work from British artist and filmmaker Anthony McCall (born 1946, GB).
For KW, McCall presents the original cinematic version using a 16 mm projector. Over the course of thirty minutes a thin line of light traces the circumference of a circle shaping a hollow cone through the vast hall on the ground floor. By using two smoking machines and filling up the entire space with mist the artist emphasizes a three dimensional form evoking a sculptural presence. In this installation the audience does not remain passive, instead the spectators are shaping their perception of the work by walking through the space. This very reduced and simple work reelects elegantly not only the alliances between minimalist sculpture, site-specific installation and expanded cinema, but also the very basic conditions of art production and its perception.

With generous support by the Julia Stoschek Collection and Sprüth Magers

Anthony McCall is known for his ‘solid-light’ installations, a series that he began in 1973 with Line Describing a Cone. His work occupies a space between sculpture, cinema and drawing. Recent solo exhibitions include Leaving (With Two-Minute Silence), Galerie Martine Aboucaya, Paris (2016); Solid Light Works, LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura, Lugano, CH (2015–16); Notebooks and Duration Drawings 1972–2013, Sean Kelly, New York, US (2015); Solid Light Films and Other Works, EYE Film Museum, Amsterdam (2014); Anthony McCall: Five Minutes of Pure Sculpture, Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof—Museum für Gegenwart—Berlin (2012); Early Performance Films, Sprüth Magers Berlin (2012); and Meeting You Halfway, Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne, DE (2012).

The installation starts from 12 pm every full hour during the regular opening hours of KW. During
the opening on April 26, the film starts at 7, 8, and 9 pm.

Vernissage: Wednesday, 26th April 2017, 07:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Exhibition period: Thursday, 27th – Sunday, 30th April 2017

Zum KW Institute for Contemporary Art


Image caption: Anthony McCall, Line Describing a Cone, 1973, Frame from the twenty-fourth minute, © Anthony McCall, Courtesy Sprüth Magers, Berlin London

Exhibition Berlin Galleries: Anthony McCall – KW Institute for Contemporary Art | ART at Berlin 


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