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Irma Blank: Life Time

The second solo exhibition at the gallery by Irma Blank (b. 1934, Celle, Germany). This exhibition comprises selections from two major bodies of work – the Avant-testo series (begun in the late 1990s) and the Global Writings series (2000 to present). Blank’s work will feature in the forthcoming 57th Venice Biennale, curated by Christine Macel.

Since the late 1960s, Blank’s singular production has focused on the recording of time as gesture. In her drawings and paintings time is inscribed as a material record of life through the material traces of the artist’s labour. Located between drawing and writing, the work evokes the space of the book but encompasses paintings on canvas and paper, screenprints and drawings in pastel, pencil and ink.


Photo: Ur-schrift ovvero Avant-testo, 2-5-01, 2001. Ballpoint pen on polyester on wooden stretcher, dyptich.

23 March 2017 - 26 April 2017

Tuesday to Saturday: 11am - 6pm

Alison Jacques Gallery, 22 Cork Street, London, W1S 3NG