bauspiel, 2014; a lecture on the weather, 2015; Lichtzwang, 2015; installation view
ten thousand things
Gagosian, Beverly Hills
14 January – 18 February 2016
At heart the heart of this exhibition with Gagosian, Beverly Hills, was a series of responses to the Schindler House, the revolutionary 1922 building by Viennese émigré architect, Rudolph Schindler, which was so influentual on composer, theorist and writer, John Cage.
For this body of work, Edmund de Waal made a series of conversations about materials - porcelain, metal, plaster, wood and glass - with architectural space and the open, generous possibilities that Cage and Schindler offer. How people walk through spaces, how they encounter the works, how it is possible to make work to pause the world a little, is the imperative. At its core is one simple question: it is about what it means to belong in one place at one time.
Installation photography: Mike Bruce & Jeff Mclane, Courtesy Gagosian Gallery
237 porcelain vessels in 2 wood, aluminium, and glass vitrines.
274.5 x 255 x 13.5 cm
Lichtzwang, 2014; black milk, 2015; installation view
a lecture on the weather, 2015
three sounds, 2015
a new ground I-III, 2015
a new ground, II,2016
13 porcelain vessels and Cor-Ten steel blocks in 7 steel, Corian, and plexiglass vitrines.
56 x 180 x 83.5 cm
composition for three voices, 2015
a word, a name a place, 2015; to speak to you, 2015; installation view
a word, a name, a place2016
16 porcelain vessels and 14 plaster blocks in aluminium cabinet.
50 x 116 x 15 cm
to speak to you2016
17 porcelain vessels and 10 Cor-Ten steel blocks in aluminium cabinet.
50 x 116 x 15 cm
a word, a name, a place, 2015; to speak to you, 2015; the ten thousand things, for John Cage, 2015; installation view
the ten thousand things, for John Cage; 2015, a new ground, 2016; installation view
the ten thousand things, for John Cage, II, 2015
a new ground, 2016; two sounds, 2015; installation view
two sounds, III, 2015