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Viewing Dan Flavin: colored fluorescent light

Landing at David Zwirner this month is the gallery’s first presentation of Dan Flavin’s work in London. Born in New York in 1933, the American artist made his name creating illuminated light installations (or ‘situations’ as he preferred to call them) that offer a rigorous formal and conceptual investigation of space and light.

A pioneer of Minimalism, Flavin embraced the temporary nature of his work, often replacing parts which had shattered or blown as necessary. He enjoyed his first solo gallery show in 1961 and his first major museum exhibition in 1969. In 2004 a major retrospective of his work opened at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.

Presented across two floors, this show recreates the artist’s momentous coloured fluorescent light exhibitions, which took place at Leo Castelli Gallery and Galerie Heiner Friedrich in New York and Cologne in 1976. Expect works that range in scale and colour from individual wall-mounted and T-shaped compositions to large-scale works which prompt the viewer to alter their course in the gallery. You’ll also see each of the nine colours that comprised his visual vocabulary during these years.

Shown together, they reveal the artist’s innovative use of immersive colour and serial progressions in response to architectural space. Get thee to Grafton street fast.

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12 January 2023 — 18 February 2023
The Wick - Catinca Malaimare, Gamma and Omega hold hands, 2023, performance documentation, Zabludowicz Collection. Photo Tim Bowditch 7
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Viewing Catinca Malaimare: Gamma and Omega hold hands

The Wick - Serge Attukwei Clottey: Crossroads, Simon Lee Gallery, London, Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates
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Viewing Serge Attukwei Clottey: Crossroads

The Wick - Installation view:
Julian Opie, OP.VR@LISSON/London
©Julian Opie, Courtesy Lisson Gallery
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Viewing Julian Opie: OP.VR@LISSON/London

The Wick - Installation view of Mike Nelson, Triple Bluff Canyon (the woodshed), 2004. Various materials. M25, 2023. Found tyres. Photo: Matt Greenwood. Courtesy the artist and the Hayward Gallery.
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The Wick - My Reality is Different, 2022 (detail);
Animation chamber, 9-channel installation, sound: 25.15 mins
© Nalini Malani; Photo: Luke Walker
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Viewing Nalini Malani: My Reality is Different

The Wick - ‘Collect’, the annual international fair produced by the Crafts Council at Somerset House in London, showcasing contemporary craft and design from 40 galleries and works from over 400 artists. Picture date: Wednesday March 1, 2023. PA Photo. The 19th edition of ‘Collect’ features textile, jewellery, furniture, ceramics, metalwork, fibre art, and glass made in the last five years. The fair runs from March 3 – 5, alongside online presentations of all participating galleries in partnership with online art marketplace, Artsy until March 12. Photo credit should read: David Parry/PA Wire.
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Viewing Collect art fair