Accompanying the film Carl An(t)dre
is LeWitt Lean
(2013), a new work made on-site at YSP. Employing Sol LeWitt’s 123454321
, McKenzie invited performers to lean on the sculpture in groups that mimic the mathematical principles that inform the sculpture's construction.
This exhibition in the lakeside Boat House explores Carl An(t)dre
and LeWitt Lean
, which are both part of the artist's wider on-going series of works called Minimal Interventions
. These works examine themes of authenticity and authorship, momentarily poaching the work of another artist in order to inhabit it for the artist's own ends. Previous works in this series have seen McKenzie disco dancing on a Carl Andre sculpture in Tate Modern (Andre Dance
2008), rubbing himself against a Richard Serra sculpture (Serra Frottage,
2008) and chewing up a series of Gonzalez-Torres poster works (Torres Chew,
The exhibition will be open daily 11.00–15.00. Jordan McKenzie: Carl An(t)dre + LeWitt Lean
is accompanied by a new publication.
is a performance artist who also works with drawing, sculpture and installation. He has exhibited extensively both in the UK and internationally including TATE Britain, London; The National Review of Live Art, Glasgow; The Courtauld Institute, London; Museu Serralves, Portugal; and DOLL Exhibition Space, Switzerland. He is Senior Lecturer BA Drawing, University for the Arts, London. and was the co-curator of LUPA (Lock Up Performance Art), a performance space located in Bethnal Green, London.