News on Karshan's work and ongoing projects
Book Launch & Conversation:
Equilibrio & The Library for L’Aquila
Draw Art Fair - Saatchi Gallery Salon, Lower Ground Floor,
2.30 pm, Sunday 19 May
Artist Linda Karshan (American, b. 1947, lives and works in London, UK, and New York, NY), represented by Redfern Gallery, will be in conversation on her recent publications, exhibitions and installations in Venice and L’Aquila, Italy, with the curators Richard Davey and Roberta Semeraro, respectively (Equilibrio, Venice, 2018; Library for L’Aquila, L’Aquila, 2019).
The conversations will be accompanied by film clips documenting the projects (filmed by Marco Agostinelli) and installation images. Finally, a screening of the original short performative film work by Karshan and Ishmael Annobil will be presented as a significant development to Karshan’s practice to emerge during the Equilibrio exhibition in Venice.
THE BLACKBIRD SONG / FOUND OBJECT : EN MARCHE
Karshan’s “Walked Drawings” recorded at Saatchi Gallery ahead of Draw Art Fair, May 16-19, 2019. Each day of the fair Karshan will complete this performative work for the public.
NINE ARTISTS FOR RECONSTRUCTION | NOVE ARTISTI PER LA RICOSTRUZIONE
THE LIBRARY FOR L’AQUILA BY LINDA KARSHAN
La Biblioteca per L’Aquila di Linda Karshan
Curated by Roberta Semeraro & Carmelo Grasso
Installed on FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 13:30
Ongoing Film Project:
Three Walked Rooms
Karshan “walks out” three historic rooms that resonate with her practice. She approaches each location in the same way as her drawings; allowing these spaces to enact walked lines and movements that embody her internal rhythm and form. Each walk is choreographed by Linda Karshan and directed & filmed by Ishmael Annobil of Stonedog Productions.
Film 1: Linda’s Room, A Moth with Turn the Balance, San Giorgio Maggiore Abbey, Venice, Italy, September 2018.
Film 2: Two Feet Walking, Moti del’ Animo, the Study Room of the British Museum, London, February 2019.
Film 3: Graphite Stroke: Taking a Line for a Walk, Somerset House, London, March 2019.
Film 1: Linda’s Room - A Moth can Turn the Balance
Film 2: Two Feet Walking: Moti del’Animo
Film 3: Graphite Stroke: Taking a Line for a Walk
Upcoming Film Project:
Silhouette in Balance,
Linda Karshan at the Abbey of San Giorgio, from Sunrise to Sunset
a film by Marco Agostinelli, Produced by R.O.S.A.M
September 18, 2018
Press: Equilibrio featured on Sotheby’s Museum Network Website
June 28, 2018 - Linda Karshan Studio, London
Selection process for upcoming exhibition:
Equilibrio - Linda Karshan - Art, Architecture and Sacred Geometry in conversation
Exhibition Location: San Giorgio Maggiore Abbey, Venice, Italy
Exhibition dates: August 26 - October 7, 2018. Vernissage August 25, 2018
"The Renaissance studiolo was a space devoted, in theory, to private reading and contemplation. But at the Italian Courts of the 15th Century, it had become a space of luxury, as much devoted to displaying the taste and culture of its occupant as to studious withdrawal.
My Studiolo View, conceived for San Giorgio Maggiore Abbey in Venice, reflects precisely my studious withdrawal. It shows the variety of my reading and research, as well as a selection of prints and drawings.
Assembling this material was second nature. It was ready to hand, readily spotted and selected to create an overview of me within my world of ideas, which enriches my studio practice on a daily basis." - Linda Karshan, May 2018
Above photograph credits © Ishmael Annobil; All Rights Reserved
Visit the Equilibro exhibition page for further information:
Linda Karshan, Untitled, 1995 on view at Courtauld Gallery, London
Courtauld Gallery, London
From January - June 2018 Linda Karshan's drawings, Untitled, 1995 was on view in a mixed hang with other seminal 21st-century artworks from the Courtauld's permanent collection.
THE COURTAULD INSTITUTE OF ART, SOMERSET HOUSE, STRAND, LONDON WC2R 0RN
Linda Karshan at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Gallery talk on her prints included in the exhibition
PICTURING MATH: SELECTIONS FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF DRAWING & PRINTS
Linda Karshan Gallery Talk: April 19, 2017
The visualization of mathematics has taken many forms since the advent of printing. Animated by tensions between the abstract and the figural, the geometric and the gestural, these works from The Met collection show how artists from the 15th century to contemporary times have engaged in the creation and communication of mathematical knowledge through the use and production of images.
On view from January 31 - May 1, 2017 The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 690