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Richard Tuttle, Walking on Air, C3, 2009


Whitechapel Gallery

Richard Tuttle

I Don’t Know. The Weave of Textile Language
Opening Oct 14, 2014 at 06:00 pm
Start date Oct 14, 2014
End date Dec 14, 2014

This major exhibition surveying Richard Tuttle’s career from the 1960s to today. He is renowned for being one of the first artists to make the radical gesture of taking the canvas off the stretcher and hanging it directly on the wall in works such as 'Purple Octagonal' (1967), as well as making provocative sculptures such as 'Third Rope Piece' (1974), the intimate scale of which directly responds to traditional ideas of monumental art. Showcasing works selected in close dialogue with the artist the exhibition centers on his use of fiber, thread and textile and offers a fascinating introduction to Tuttle’s influential body of work. The exhibition will include 'Looking for the Map 8', (2013-14), a new work shown in the UK for the first time on display alongside works made in situ by the artist such as the re-making of the key sculpture 'Ten Kinds of Memory and Memory Itself' (1972) as well as international loans from museums and private collections. Alongside this exhibition, Tate Modern will present a newly commissioned sculpture in its iconic Turbine Hall from 14 October 2014 to 6 April 2015. Principally constructed of fabric, it will be the largest work ever created by the artist, measuring over 12 m in height. A new book is part of this project, drawing on Tuttle’s knowledge as a longstanding collector of textiles from around the world. It includes contributions by the artist, by Magnus af Petersens, Whitechapel Gallery, and Achim Borchardt-Hume, Tate Modern.

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Richard Tuttle
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Tuttle, Richard (*1941) S Oct 2014 - Dec 2014   (204) +0
Petersens, Magnus af (*1966) (curator)       (16) +0