South London Gallery

Dara Birnbaum

09 Dec 2011 - 12 Feb 2012

Film still from Arabesque, 2011, of pianist Iris Weingartner, taken with her permission from YouTube. Courtesy the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York – Paris
9 Decemeber, 2011 - 12 February, 2012

American artist Dara Birnbaum was one of the first to subvert the language of television and is internationally recognised for her pioneering video works made over the past three and a half decades. For her South London Gallery exhibition she presents the UK premiere of her recent work, Arabesque, 2011, a multi-channel video installation which reflects on the legacy of two compositions; one composed by Robert Schumann for his wife Clara, the other composed by Clara Schumann for her husband Robert. Spanning the SLG's main exhibition space and first floor galleries, the show also includes the seminal work, Attack Piece, 1975, Birnbaum's first surviving installation, and a series of her earliest single channel video works from the 1970s.

With thanks to Marian Goodman Gallery, New York – Paris, and Wilkinson Gallery.

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