'Time-Base and The Universe': John Latham in Retrospect

David Thorp
John Latham talks series
18th May 2016
Henry Moore Institute Seminar Room, 6pm

John Latham
'Study for a Bing Monument'
Two books, glass

© The John Latham Foundation
Courtesy Lisson Gallery

On the occasion of our current exhibition A Lesson in Sculpture with John Latham, David Thorp gives an overview of John Latham's work seen through the prism of two exhibitions that he curated with the artist: God is Great, a three-person show with Latham, Anish Kapoor and Douglas Gordon at the 2005 Venice Biennale, and John Latham: Time Base and the Universe that took place just after Latham's death in 2006 at John Hansard Gallery, Southampton and MoMA PS1, New York.

David Thorp is an independent curator. He has been the Director of Chisenhale Gallery, London; The Showroom, London; South London Gallery; Curator of Contemporary Projects at the Henry Moore Foundation; and International Adjunct Curator at MoMA PS1. He was Curator of GSK Contemporary at the Royal Academy of Arts, London in 2008-9 and Curator of the annual Sculpture Park for the Frieze Art Fair in London from 2005-11. From 2009-11 Thorp oversaw a period of transition at the ICA, London as Interim Head of Programme. In 2012-13 he was the Interim Director at Modern Art Oxford and Associate Director of Artes Mundi, Cardiff. Thorp writes extensively on contemporary art and has sat on numerous juries for art awards including the Turner Prize in 2004.

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