Oliver Beer Book Signing and Conversation
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac is pleased to announce participation in Mayfair Art Week.
The Gallery will host a book signing with Oliver Beer in the Berkeley Gallery and live performances in the Gallery space. A conversation between the artist and Tim Marlow will take place at the Royal Academy.
Friday 30 June
Open: 10 am - 8 pm
Oliver Beer | Book signing and drinks with the artist | Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac: 6 - 8 pm
Oliver Beer, Composition for London, Fully illustrated, 144 pages, text by Ben Eastham and interview by Martin Germann
Saturday 1 July
Open: 10 am - 6 pm
Oliver Beer in conversation with Tim Marlow & other artists | Royal Academy: 12 pm
Oliver Beer | The Resonance Project | Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac: 12 - 5.45 pm
Sunday 2 July
Open: 11 am - 5 pm
Oliver Beer | The Resonance Project | Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac: 1 - 4.45 pm
Performed live, visitors will be able to experience the culmination of Oliver Beer's site-specific experiments with his new Resonance Project performance, Composition for London, in which classically-trained singers are placed strategically around the grand staircase and sing specific notes at precise pitches. Working without the aid of speakers or electronic amplification the singers simulate the space's natural frequencies and tease out its intrinsic notes, unchanged since the building's construction in 1776.
Oliver Beer trained in musical composition in London before studying Fine Art at the Ruskin, Oxford University and Theory of Cinema at the Sorbonne, Paris. His musical background is reflected in a distinct sensitivity to sound and in an interest in the overlap between sound, space and architecture, which he expresses through performance, film and sculpture.
Mayfair Art Weekend is joined by the Royal Academy of Arts, over 60 art galleries, artists and auction houses to celebrate Mayfair as a vibrant hub of talent, creativity, craftsmanship and production.
The weekend will offer a programme of free talks, walks and events providing the public with an insight into this unique art district and a chance to experience the unparalleled artistic knowledge, quality and diversity to be found within Mayfair's art community.