This exhibition will be more than an exhibition of canvases. Just as Kandinsky did, Oehlen works with music in mind. To reflect this interest, his paintings will go on display to the sound of a newly-composed soundtrack by the Swiss ensemble, Steamboat Switzerland, a group that combines jazz, metal and contemporary scores.
At the centre of the gallery will be Oehlen's interpretation of the Rothko Chapel in Houston, Texas. It might seem strange that a painter who loves anarchy in his work, should be drawn to an abstract artist who sought to conjure a spiritual peace in his, but Oehlen has painted four horizontal canvases to the same dimensions as Rothko's. Accompanying this central installation will be a selection of paintings from the last two decades.
Oehlen's works are nothing, if not varied, and this exhibition promises to be just as surprising as the artist himself.
|What||Albert Oehlen, Serpentine Galleries|
|Where||Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens, London, W2 3XA | MAP|
|Nearest tube||South Kensington (underground)|
02 Oct 19 – 12 Jan 20, 10am – 6pm daily.
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