2 Feb 2008
Lisson Gallery hosts an exhibition of new work by Lawrence Weiner, one of the most significant and influential artists of his generation. This will be Weiner’s second solo show at the Lisson Gallery (the first was in 2005) and will coincide with the artist's first major US retrospective AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE at The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, from November 2007 to February 2008, traveling to MOCA, Los Angeles, in spring 2008 (13 April to 14 July 2008).


Lawrence Weiner
6 February – 15 March 2008
Lisson Gallery
29 Bell Street

Opening hours: Monday - Friday 10am - 6pm, Saturday 11am - 5pm


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Biting Tongues

In the grey days of late 1970s post-punk Manchester, youth culture was a serious affair: every musical performance was measured mostly by the conviction of its delivery. The term 'New Wave' opened up free vistas where acquired skills could once again be exercised after punk's monochrome blur. It could be applied to anything from a James 'Blood' Ulmer record to the latest Throbbing Gristle release, Magazine to Swell Maps. Move outside that terrain into Sun Ra, Parliament, Frank Sinatra and Martin Denny, and your options were suddenly without limit...

Then came Tony Wilson's Factory Club (at the Russell Club in Hulme) offering an open invitation to experiment that was taken up when Ken Hollings, Howard Walmsley, Eddie Sherwood and a few others decided to make some noise to accompany their 16mm silent epic Biting Tongues. A further performance followed a few weeks later, when Colin Seddon and Graham Massey disbanded their Post Natals project and joined up. The film itself, a flashing series of negative images, became a memory; the name remained.

- extract from the LTM Biting Tongues biography

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