The exhibition The Measuring of Time, conceived for Muzeum Susch, is the first, wide-reaching retrospective dedicated to the artist who died in 2017. The title of the show derives from a 16 mm film depicting the solitary artist on a sandy beach, amidst who is making a Sisyphean action that apparently has no end, beyond time. Over and above the display of important works from the 1960s through the 1980s and the presentation of documents that are fundamental to the artist’s research and travels, the exhibition will be the occasion for a reconstruction of several environments dedicated to natural phenomena (such as fog, rain, wind, etc.) that have not been on view since the turn of the 1960s and 1970s when they were presented by Laura Grisi. The exhibition is curated by Marco Scotini in collaboration with Krzysztof Kosciuczuk.
Below some photographic highlights of a tour with curator Krzyszof Kosciuczuk, as caught by Andy meets Warhol. Characteristic here is the diversity of Grisi’s practice which could be subsumed as being strongly related to the topic of the ‘journey’. Elements of photography, her primary method of research, are followed by ‘variable paintings’ (pop art neon installations), followed by environmental installations and concluding with a descriptive, verbal form and mathematical language as a conceptual tool, using random stones, clocks or counting grains of sand in the desert (as a way of challenging the concept of time and exploring the mechanisms of human perception and knowledge).
Laura Grisi The Measuring of Time
5th June, 3 – 6 PM – December 2021