Search

Paolini showcase in east London is first for 30 years

14:56 08 July 2014

Giulio Paolini ESSERE O NO ESSERE Macro - Roma a cura di Bartolomeo Pietromarchi

Giulio Paolini ESSERE O NO ESSERE Macro - Roma a cura di Bartolomeo Pietromarchi

© ph. Luciano Romano 2013

One of the most influential figures in conceptual art is showcasing his work for the first time in more than 30 years this July.

Essere o non essere - Giulio Paolini - MACRO Roma - a cura di Bartolomeo PietromarchoEssere o non essere - Giulio Paolini - MACRO Roma - a cura di Bartolomeo Pietromarcho

The Whitechapel Gallery is hosting a comprehensive exhibition of pieces by Italian artist Giulio Paolini, whose career spans half a century.

Audiences will be treated to two floors of famous works including To Be or Not to Be, Delphi and a new piece created especially for the exhibition.

Gallery curator Daniel Hermann said: “If you open a book on the history of art you will find Paolini prominently featured in sections about conceptual art. Guilio Paolini is really one of the most interesting conceptual artists in the 20th century. He has been pivotal in the development in conceptual art – art that deals with ideas and the notions of art in the world.

“So far, for many, his art has only been experienced in catalogues not in the flesh.” Paolini is known for having influenced many ideas about art with his investigation into the relationship between the artist and his works.

Giulio Paolini ESSERE O NO ESSERE Macro - Roma a cura di Bartolomeo PietromarchiGiulio Paolini ESSERE O NO ESSERE Macro - Roma a cura di Bartolomeo Pietromarchi

His belief that art is not just itself in the present but is a subjective product of discourse as well as a rich tapestry of history and tradition has been a pivotal argument in conversations about conceptual art.

Daniel said: “He thinks the artist is the one who presents the work, or mediates it for an audience but isn’t necessarily responsible for its conception.”

He added that the exhibition was free, widening the audience and further completing the art.

Daniel continued: “It’s a real treat to be able to work with an artist of such international acclaim who has had such a profound influence in art history and the development of art.”

n Giulio Paolini: To Be or Not to Be starts on July 9. For more information, visit: whitechapelgallery.org.

Latest Newham News Stories

Yesterday, 18:45
Commuters face congested roads due to West Ham match. Picture: Andy Butterton/PA Images

Commuters are facing queues due to extra traffic on the roads for the West Ham v Liverpool FA Cup match up this evening at Upton Park.

Yesterday, 16:53
Junior doctors on strike at Newham University Hospital last month

Last-ditch talks are taking place in a bid to avert tomorrow’s planned strike by junior doctors.

Newham University Hospital
Yesterday, 15:04
Ronald Valentine Higgins, pictured in his football kit during his youth

RAF gunner and footballer Ronald Valentine Higgins – so named because he was born on February 14 in 1923 – has died aged 92.

Victoria
Yesterday, 13:36
Luke and Skywalker are recovering well after being found with severe injuries in Victoria Park. Picture: Celia Hammond Animal Trust

Two adorable young cats found horrifically injured and dumped in an east London park have sparked an outpouring of generosity from animal lovers.

Celia Hammond Animal Trust

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Sony Smart Ultra HD 55'' LED TV

Enjoy the ultimate entertainment experience in your living room with the Sony Smart Ultra 55’’ LED TV. Be the envy of all your friends with this huge TV- you can change your living room into your own cinema! Get the boys around to watch the football or get the girls around to watch the DVD of 50 Shades.. this is a prize that everyone would enjoy! Stand a chance to upgrade your current entertainment system by wining this fantastic prize.

Read more
Surface Pro 4

Technology is ever evolving. We are constantly being shown new technology that is innovative, revolutionary and designed to make life easier for us all. Gone are the days of dial up modems and computers so large you needed half a room to store it. We are in the age of smooth, small and sleek. Companies are all trying their best to create technology that is easy to transport and guaranteed to be user friendly.

Read more

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Newham Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe