Speak: Bruguera, Gordon, Prouvost, Spooner

Serpentine Sackler Gallery
Until May 21
To coincide with the Serpentine Gallery’s survey of the late John Latham (1921-2006) Serpentine Sackler Gallery is bringing you “Speak”, an exhibition of works by four contemporary artists closely linked to, or influenced by Latham.
Douglas Gordon, 'Letter Unsent (Number 7)', 2005 Miracle Marathon, Day 1: Serpentine Sackler Gallery; Courtesy the artist; Photo: Yousef Eldin
Artist, Douglas Gordon has created a new site-specific installation incorporating Latham’s text work. Gordon’s offering will also include a set of sculpture games entitled “Variatham”, as well as video footage of an interview with Latham himself.

In a multi-sensory immersive environment, former assistant of Latham, Laura Prouvost will draw on her experiences of working with Latham by exploiting the slippages of translation and language to confuse fact with fiction.

Cuba’s political and humanitarian issues will be explored by Tania Bruguera through performance and social engagement, paralleling ambitions of the Artist Placement Group, co-founded by John Latham.

Artist Cally Spooner will present a constellation of sound, data and drawing – her diverse practice will also include live bodies. She’s also written new texts for the exhibition catalogue “A World View: John Latham” which may actually take on physical form as another exhibit.


Serpentine Sackler Gallery, Kensington Gardens, W Carriage Dr, London W2 2AR
Queensway or Marble Arch (Lancaster Gate closed until July 2017)
Opening hours:
Tuesday - Sunday: 10 - 18:00hrs, Mondays: Closed
Entry fee:
March 02 - May 21


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