JULIO LE PARC │ Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London W2 → 15 February 2015

“Ājntiňn-born ātist Hūlio L’Pāc (1928, livz in Frans) z nôn fr crietñ ātwrcs ɖt dnamicli animet n trnsfwm spês ʈru lît. Fīčrñ seminl insṭlešnz n inṭractv wrcs fṛm ɖ ŕli 1960z t ɖ preznt de, L’Pāc’s plêfl n mezmrîzñ xibišn trnsfwmz ɖ Gaḷri n actvli involvz vizitrz. L’Pāc bgan t mc jı̣mtricl abstract pêntñz in 1959, bêst on prīditrmind sistmz, frst in blac n ẇît, ɖen in culr. In ɖ ŕli 1960z h bgan wrcñ in ʈrīdimenšnz, incwṗretñ muvñ, pṛjctd n rflctd lîts. Fṛm 1964 onwdz h bgan pṛdysñ wrcs bêst on dstwtñmirrz n ɖ dsplesmnt v ɖ spectetr bî mīnz v laḅrinʈs n plêrūmz.

H z nôn fr yzñ pṛjctd, muvñ n rflctd lît t criet wrcs v āt in constnt flux. At ɖ hāt v hiz practis z a dzîr t xperiment wɖ âr ingejmnt n pspšn v āt, ɖrbî oltrñ âr pspctv on ɖ rôlz v ɖ ātist, spectetr n ɖ instityšn. Ʈru hiz xperimentešn wɖ lît, L’Pāc criets a sičuešn v vižl insṭbiḷti in ɖ wrc n in ɖ vywr’z xpirı̣ns.

H wz a fândñmembr v ɖ activist Groupe de Recherche d’Art Visuel (GRAV), ẇč z an acṛnim n a ple on ɖ Frenč wrd fr sirı̣s. Ɖ grūp cnfruntd ɖ istablišmnt ʈru ōġnîzd, šerd xpirı̣nsz n bî rlisñ manifstoz ɖt rezd awerṇs v ɖ rôl v āt wɖn ssayti. Ẇl dfndñ ɖ rîts v vižl ātists, L’Pāc wz brīfli xpld fṛm Paris folowñ ɖ sošl unrst v 1968. A siriz v prīvı̣sli unsin ṗlitcl drōñz, alñsd unsin scečz v pwtrits n jı̣mtric šêps, fwmz pāt v ɖs xibišn. Ɖz drōñz r prizentd wɖn ɖ ātist’s bc ɖt acumṗniz ɖ šo alñsd a fiẋnl inṭvy, imajind bî film̦êcr n noṿlist Edgādo Coẓrinsci, btwn L’Pāc n ɖ lêt Itałn ātist Lūčo Fontana, hu wz hiz tīčr fṛm 1943 t 1946 at ɖ Beaux-Arts in Paris.

Ɖ xibišn at ɖ Srpntîn Saclr Gaḷri hîlîts ɖ dfṛnt dmenšnz in L’Pāc’s wrcs, fṛm hiz ṗliṭsîzd drōñz n inṭractv wrcs t hiz îconic lît insṭlešnz. Xperimentešn wɖ lît az wel az ɖ fizicl involvmnt n vižl stimylešn v ɖ spectetr hv bn crūšl ʈrt L’Pāc’s c̣rir. At ɖ Srpntîn Saclr Gaḷri, ɖ vizitr’z ptisipešn z bʈ pasv n actv, wɖ ɖ xibišndizîn reminisnt v an amyzmntāced n its nymṛs buɖz. Ẇl L’Pāc’s lîtinsṭlešnz ofr an imrsv xpirı̣ns, hiz inṭractv gemwrcs bcm a plês fr actiṿti. Born ât v hiz ṗlitcl activizm, ɖ gemz includ unstebl, muvñ florz az wel az punčbagz n cut-ât tāgitsiluets upn ẇč r dpictd fmiłr ṗlitcl ācitîps, sč az a dictetr, a poḷtišn, a pasifist, a ṗlīsmn n a myziymdrctr. Ɖ Limitd Idišn pṛdyst on ɖ ocežn v hiz xibišn z a silcscrīn print v ɖ tāgitimij fṛm ɖ inṭractv insṭlešn Choisissez vos Ennemis (1970) fṛm hiz Jeux Enqête siriz, ẇč z includd in ɖ šo.

L’Pāc held hiz frst sôlo xibišn at ɖ Hawd Wîz Gaḷri, Ny Ywc (1966), wɖ mr rīsnt sôlo xibišnz at ɖ Daros Fândešn, Bwêṇs Ẹrīz, (2014) n ɖ Pale d’Tôcio in Paris (2013) ɖt wr wîdli poẓtvli rsivd t critcl n poẓtv aclem, ɖ latr hvñ brôcn vizitrnumbr recwdz. Hiz wrc hz bn ɖ subjct v nymṛs retṛspctv xibišnz in mêjr myziymz in Hvana, Düsldwf, Montivideo, C̣rac̣s, Asŭnʈion, Mexico Siti, Stochom, Brlin, Mdrid, Bāṣlôna, Santiago d’Šile n Pwtu Alegri.

Ɖs xibišn z pāt v ɖ Srpntîn Wintrprôgram, ẇč includz an xibišn bî Jrmn ātist Rînr Rūʈnbec ɖt runz cncuṛntli at ɖ Srpntîn Gaḷri.

[In Spaniš:]


Hūlio L’Pāc wz born in Mendoza, Ājntīna in 1928 n cuṛntli livz n wrcs in Paris, ẇr h hz rzîdd sns ɖ lêt 1950z. In 1964 h wz awōdd ɖ Spešl Prîz (aqizišn) in ɖ Premio Internacional Torcuato Di Tella, Bwêṇs Ẹrīz, Ājntīna, n in 1966, ɖ Inṭnašnl Pêntñ Grãpri at ɖ XXXIII Venis Bienāle, Iṭli. Folowñ hiz xpulšn fṛm Paris in 1968, h travld arnd verı̣s Yṛpiyn cuntriz onli t rtrn fîv munʈs lêtr ẇn ɖ rstriẋn wz rivoct. L’Pāc ptisipetd in Uṇfišl Latin America, held in Paris, n ɖ Medeyin Bîeňl in C̣lombia in 1970.

L’Pāc’s frst sôlo xibišn wz held at ɖ Hawd Wîz Gaḷri, Ny Ywc (1966), ẇč wz folod bî hiz frst retṛspctv xibišn, held at ɖ Instituto Di Tella in Bwêṇs Ẹrīz, Ājntina (1967). Subsiqntli L’Pāc hz hd nymṛs retṛspctv xibišnz in mêjr myziymz in Hvana, Düsldwf, Montivideo, C̣rac̣s, Asŭnsion, Mexico Siti, Stochom, Brlin, Mdrid, Bāṣlôna, Santiago d’Šile n Pwtu Alegri. Hiz most rīsnt sôlo xibišnz wr held at ɖ Pale d’Tôcio in Paris (2013), Caza Daros in Hiu di Žneru (2014) n ɖ Museu de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (2014). Nôṭbl raitñz includ: A propósito de arte espectáculo… (Wɖ rgād t spectc̣lāt…); Función social del arte en la sociedad contemporánea (Ɖ sošl funẋn v āt in cntmprri ssayti); Color 1959  (Culr 1959); n El artista en el contexto social actual (Ɖ ātist in ɖ preznt sošl contxt). H ptisipetd, wɖ ɖ Denuncia grūp, in ɖ c̣lctv wrc Twčr (1972) n jýnd ɖ Inṭnašnl Briged v Antīfasist Pêntrz (1975).”

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