May 18 2012

The Historical Box, curated by Mara McCarthy, opens at Hauser & Wirth London, Piccadilly

The Historical Box at Hauser & Wirth London
Curated by Mara McCarthy
23 May – 28 July 2012
Opening: Tuesday 22 May 6 – 8 pm
Hauser & Wirth London, Piccadilly
196A Piccadilly  London W1J 9DY, United Kingdom
020 7287 2300
On 23 May, Hauser & Wirth opens ‘The Historical Box’ in its Piccadilly gallery in London, following the exhibition’s critically acclaimed presentation in Zurich. Curated by Mara McCarthy, director of The Box, Los Angeles, this exhibition showcases key pieces by influential American artists including John Altoon, Judith Bernstein, Simone Forti, Wally Hedrick, Robert Mallary, Barbara T. Smith and Stan VanDerBeek, many of which have never been exhibited in the UK. ‘The Historical Box’ brings together a collection of important performance, film, dance, drawings and sculpture created during the political and social turmoil of the Sixties and Seventies in the USA. It aims not only to broaden the canon of art history, but also to highlight the contemporary relevance of the issues which these artists confronted over three decades ago.
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