A work by Gerhard von Graevenitz loaned by von Bartha at Thomas Dane Gallery, London

290b/487b zweiseitiges Spielobjekt mit Halbkugeln weiss by Gerhard von Graevenitz exhibited in a group show at Thomas Dane Gallery

Signals: If You Like I Shall Grow
Group show
kurimanzutto at Thomas Dane Gallery
June 8, 2018–July 21, 2018


A major exhibition focusing on the renowned art gallery and meeting place Signals London (1964-66).

Signals: If You Like I Shall Grow is the first exhibition to reunite the works of Signals London’s three founding artists, David Medalla, Gustav Metzger, and Marcello Salvadori, while also tracing the global impact resulting from the confluence of interests generated at that specific point in art history. As a cross-disciplinary space open to critical research and social encounter, Signals London has long been a source of inspiration for kurimanzutto. Celebrated internationally for its ground-breaking series of solo exhibitions, by artists including Lygia Clark, Jesus Rafael Soto, and Mira Schendel, Signals London also used group exhibitions as a device for creating aesthetic relationships between the diverse national and international avant-garde networks orbiting its founders. As such, Signals: If You Like I Shall Grow will act as part of a process of research, guided by the possibility of tracing these wider networks. By doing so it will define a connection between past and present gallery models.

The exhibition was conceived by kurimanzutto co-founder José Kuri in 2016, and is curated by Dr. Isobel Whitelegg, an art historian who has published widely on Signals London and the international circulation of Latin American art. Its transition from concept to realization has benefitted from the guidance of Signals London’s original supporters and founders. To coincide with the exhibition, kurimanzutto will produce a publication which pays homage to the original format and concept of Signals London’s Newsbulletin, which documented its exhibitions, and included critical essays, images, experimental poetry, and reports on new art and new science from home and abroad. The exhibition title cites a poem by Vladimir Mayakovsky, which was published in the Signals Newsbulletin Vol. 1, No. 2 in reference to David Medalla’s iconic bubble machine sculptural works.

Read more here: https://www.thomasdanegallery.com


Thomas Dane Gallery
11 Duke Street St James’s
London SW1Y 6BN
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Sat: 12 – 6 pm

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Image: Installation view, Thomas Dane Gallery