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November 15, 2024, to May 4, 2025

Liliane Lijn
Arise Alive

Liliane Lijn. Arise Alive

This survey exhibition of the work of Liliane Lijn is the most comprehensive institutional solo presentation of the artist thus far. Born in New York in 1939 and based in London since 1966, Lijn has been working at the interface of visual art, literature, and science for more than six decades and has created an extensive oeuvre that includes sculptures, installations, collages, paintings, videos, and performances. Lijn's multimedia practice has its origins in the kinetic art of the late 1950s as well as in her exploration of Surrealist ideas, ancient mythology, and eastern philosophy. Even her earliest works reveal an interest in unconventional artistic materials—an interest that continues to this day. In 1961, Lijn made first works from Perspex, in which she experiments with reflection, movement, and light. "Electric lights flash on and off plexiglass constructions, creating a tangle of transparent shadows called Echo Lights by the artist," writes the American poet John Ashbery in 1963 about her exhibition in Paris. "Her Vibrographs are wheels revolving too fast for you to read the words printed on them, but perhaps they affect you unconsciously like subliminal advertising."

Liliane Lijn. Arise Alive was developed in cooperation with Haus der Kunst in Munich, where the exhibition will be on view from April 5 to September 22, 2024.
Curated by Manuela Ammer

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Two mixed media performing sculptures enact a computer controlled 6 minute drama which includes movement, song, the transformation of sound to light, and a laser display
01 Lijn
01 Lijn

Liliane Lijn
Conjunction of Opposites: Lady of the Wild Things and Woman of War, 1986
Two mixed media performing sculptures enact a computer controlled 6 minute drama which includes movement, song, the transformation of sound to light, and a laser display
400 x 800 x 400 cm
Courtesy Liliane Lijn and Rodeo, London / Piraeus
Photo: Thierry Bal
© Bildrecht, Wien 2023

 

Liliane Lijn
Conjunction of Opposites: Lady of the Wild Things and Woman of War, 1986
Two mixed media performing sculptures enact a computer controlled 6 minute drama which includes movement, song, the transformation of sound to light, and a laser display
400 x 800 x 400 cm
Courtesy Liliane Lijn and Rodeo, London / Piraeus
Photo: Thierry Bal
© Bildrecht, Wien 2023

 

Acrylic drum containing water, turntable and projector lamp, acrylic balls
02 Lijn
02 Lijn

Liliane Lijn
Liquid Reflections/ Series 2 (32"), 1968
Acrylic drum containing water, turntable and projector lamp, acrylic balls
81.3 cm in diameter
Courtesy Liliane Lijn and Rodeo, London / Piraeus
Photo: Stephen Weiss
© Bildrecht, Wien 2023

 

Liliane Lijn
Liquid Reflections/ Series 2 (32"), 1968
Acrylic drum containing water, turntable and projector lamp, acrylic balls
81.3 cm in diameter
Courtesy Liliane Lijn and Rodeo, London / Piraeus
Photo: Stephen Weiss
© Bildrecht, Wien 2023

 

Letraset on painted steel drum, black wood and hardboard box/frame, motor
03 Lijn
03 Lijn

Liliane Lijn
Get Rid of Government Time, 1962
Letraset on painted steel drum, black wood and hardboard box/frame, motor
44 x 23.5 x 23.5 cm
Courtesy Liliane Lijn and Rodeo, London / Piraeus
Photo: Richard Wilding
© Bildrecht, Wien 2023

 

Liliane Lijn
Get Rid of Government Time, 1962
Letraset on painted steel drum, black wood and hardboard box/frame, motor
44 x 23.5 x 23.5 cm
Courtesy Liliane Lijn and Rodeo, London / Piraeus
Photo: Richard Wilding
© Bildrecht, Wien 2023

 

Letrafilm and Letraset electronic symbols on paper, mounted on card
04 Lijn
04 Lijn

Liliane Lijn
Electronic Goddess, 1971
Letrafilm and Letraset electronic symbols on paper, mounted on card
27.6 x 25.3 cm
Courtesy Liliane Lijn and Rodeo, London / Piraeus
Photo: Lewis Ronald
© Bildrecht, Wien 2023

 

Liliane Lijn
Electronic Goddess, 1971
Letrafilm and Letraset electronic symbols on paper, mounted on card
27.6 x 25.3 cm
Courtesy Liliane Lijn and Rodeo, London / Piraeus
Photo: Lewis Ronald
© Bildrecht, Wien 2023

 

Portrait of Liliane Lijn looking at 2 spheres in front of her.
05 Lijn
05 Lijn

Liliane Lijn with „Liquid Reflections“, 1969
Photo: Jorge Lewinski
© Bildrecht, Wien 2023
 

 

Liliane Lijn with „Liquid Reflections“, 1969
Photo: Jorge Lewinski
© Bildrecht, Wien 2023
 

 

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Published on December 12, 2023