Go See – London: ‘BOULE TO BRAID’ at Lisson Gallery Through August 15, 2009

July 19th, 2009

Donald Judd, Nicholas Logsdail, Boule to Braid, Lisson Gallery
Donald Judd, Untitled, in “Boule to Braid” at Lisson Gallery. Via the Telegraph

The Lisson Gallery is hosting “Boule to Braid” through August 15.   The exhibition draws exclusively from the collection of Nicholas Logsdail, Lisson Gallery’s young founder.  Featured are Carl Andre, Paul McCarthy, Donald Judd, Tony Cragg and more.

Related links:
Lisson Gallery – Exhibition – Boule to Braid: curated by Richard Wentworth
Art Sales: dealer who opened Saatchi’s eyes [the Telegraph]
Richard Wentworth on ‘Boule to Braid’ [Interview, artreview.com]
Boule de Braid: Private View with Adrian Searle [Guardian]

Tom Sachs, Supreme Allied Commander Moon Rock Box, Boule to Braid, Lisson Gallery, Nicholas Logsdail
Tom Sachs, Supreme Allied Commander Moon Rock Box, in “Boule to Braid” at Lisson Gallery.

“Boule to Braid” is curated by sculptor Richard Wentworth, who is exhibiting two new works at “Making Worlds,” this year’s International Art Exhibition at the Venice Biennale.   He has curated shows in collaboration with the Hayward Gallery and Artangel at King’s Cross.  Wentworth describes “Boule to Braid” as a  “‘companion,’ ‘glossary’ and ‘thesaurus.’ Something that you don’t seek, you discover.”

David Batchelor, I Love King's Cross and King's Cross Loves Me, Boule to Braid, Nicholas Logsdail, Lisson Gallery
David Batchelor, I Love King’s Cross and King’s Cross Loves Me, in “Boule to Braid” at Lisson Gallery

Vanessa Billy, Wait, Sit, Converse, Boule to Braid, Lisson Gallery, Nicholas Logsdail
Vanessa Billy, Wait, Sit, Converse, in “Boule to Braid” at Lisson Gallery

Lisson Gallery was founded by Nicholas Logsdail in 1967, and has continued, says Charles Saatchi, to support artists “with a radical and distinctive approach to the artistic possibilities of their times.”  The nephew of writer Roald Dahl, Logsdail was dismissed from the Slade School of Art because he spent too much time organizing informal exhibitions of student work.  Since then, more than 14 artists represented by his gallery have been nominated for Turner Prizes.  “Boule to Braid” features many of the conceptual and minimalist artists whose first shows in the UK were hosted by the gallery.  Works by Yoko Ono and Sol Lewitt are included in the show, as well as pieces by Ryan Gander, this year’s Turner Prize winner and an artist at the gallery.

Terrence Bond, Mum in Kitchen, Boule to Braid, Lisson Gallery, Nicholas LogsdailTerrence Bond, Mum in Kitchen, in “Boule to Braid” at Lisson Gallery

Alice Channer, Other-Directed, Boule to Braid, Lisson Gallery, Nicholas Logsdail
Alice Channer, Other-Directed, from cigarette ash. In “Boule to Braid” at Lisson Gallery

Tony Cragg, MER. II, Boule to Braid, Lisson Gallery, Nicholas Logsdail
Tony Cragg, MER. II, in “Boule to Braid” at Lisson Gallery

John Frankland, Cloud, Boule to Braid, Lisson Gallery, NIcholas Logsdail
John Frankland, Cloud, in “Boule to Braid” at Lisson Gallery

Ryan Gander, Componenture - Space Filler (Proposal for a motorway service station entrance), Boule to Braid, Lisson Gallery, Nicholas Logsdail
Ryan Gander, Componenture – Space Filler (Proposal for a motorway service station entrance). In “Boule to Braid,” at Lisson Gallery

Hans Haacke, Condensation Cube, Boule to Braid, Lisson Gallery, Nicholas Logsdail
Hans Haacke, Condensation Cube, in “Boule to Braid” at Lisson Gallery

Paul McCarthy, Hot Dog, Boule to Braid, Lisson Gallery, Nicholas Logsdail
Paul McCarthy, Hot Dog, in “Boule to Braid” at Lisson Gallery

John McCracken, IV, Boule to Braid, Lisson Gallery, Nicholas Logsdail
John McCracken, IV, in “Boule to Braid” at Lisson Gallery

Tony Oursler, Johnny Apple Treats, Boule to Braid, Lisson Gallery, Nicholas Logsdail
Tony Oursler, Johnny Apple Treats, in “Boule to Braid” at Lisson Gallery

Lee Ulfan, Relatum - Lover, Boule to Braid, Lisson Gallery, Nicholas Logsdail
Lee Ulfan, Relatum – Lover, from two iron plates and two natural stones. In “Boule to Braid” at Lisson Gallery

Carl Andre, 51 Copper-Carbon Vein, Nicholas Logsdail, Boule to Braid, Lisson Gallery
Carl Andre, 51 Copper-Carbon Vein, in “Boule to Braid” at Lisson Gallery

Boule to Braid, Nicholas Logsdail, Lisson Gallery
From “Boule to Braid,” at Lisson Gallery. Via artrabbit.

– Rivka Fogel