|THE PRESENT IS THE RESULT OF THE PAST |
3 SEPTEMBER - 15 OKTOBER 2011
Beste vrienden en belangstellenden
Zaterdag 3 september 17 - 19 uur
opent in LOCUS SOLUS, Pourbusstraat 14, Antwerpen
de zesde tentoonstelling in de reeks
THE PRESENT IS THE RESULT OF THE PAST
een speciaal voor de ruimte ontworpen
overzicht van de belangrijkste momenten
van de jaren zestig tot heden
uit de ontwikkeling van
De schrijver Peter Mason zal een inleiding houden.
De tentoonstelling blijft te bezichtigen tot 15 oktober
op vrijdag en zaterdagen 14 - 18 uur
franck gribling organisator.
John Blake was born in Providence, Rhode Island, USA, in 1945. He studied painting at Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, and at Yale University (Norfolk Program) receiving his BFA in 1967. He continued his studies in London at the Royal College of Art (MA/RCA,1969). Since that time he has remained living and working primarily in Europe, first based in London then, since the mid-80s, in the Netherlands.|
His mixed-media work since the late sixties has encompassed site-related installations, photo-constructions, drawing and sculpture, dia-projections and films, as well as permanently sited, commissioned works in recent years.
His work has been represented in various group shows internationally, and solo exhibitions and projects have included, among others: Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 1971, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford UK, 1973, PS1 (Institute for Art & Urban Resources) NYC, 1977, ICA (Institute for Contemporary Arts), London, 1980, de Vleeshal, Middelburg NL, 1983, de Appel, Amsterdam NL, 1986, Zamek Ujazdowski, Warsaw PL, 1993, Kunstbunker Tumulka, Munich D, 1996, etc.
He has recently completed a new public work —DE HALS ‘kunsthalte’ / RET— for the ‘museum quarter’ in Rotterdam, as well as a second collaboration with Tangram Architekten, his (multiple) contributions integrated into their DUKAAT project, a large residential and shopping complex in Osdorp, Amsterdam.
At present he is collaborating with the author & cultural anthropologist Peter Mason (Deconstructing America: Representations of the Other, RKP, 1990, Infelicities: Representations of the Exotic, JHU, 1998, etc) on a publication to be titled S-P-I-N-E, representing their work’s production as individual paths containing parallel directions, to be published this forthcoming year. Other books on John Blake’s works have included: Ich Oczy; 600 Eyes for Krzysztofory (1987), RIVER (1991), GUARD / Camiel van Winkle (1991), Wtedy i Teraz: works in Poland 1980-1994 / Anna Maria Potocka (1996), BUNKER / Peter Mason (1996), & DE HALS / Lieven de Cauter (2000).
In recent years his work has featured in exhibitions in London (2009, 2010), in Poland (2008, 2009) as well as in Holland (2008, 2009). This year a small, retrospective overview of works (1970-2010) will be presented at Locus Solus in Antwerpen, a City Thoughts Project directed by Franck Gribling, and Blake’s first exhibition in Belgium.