PRIVATE VIEW OF CRANFORD COLLECTION’S NEW LINK ROOM PROJECT WITH MATTHEW LUTZ-KINOY
This October, Matthew Lutz-Kinoy will launch Cranford Collection’s new Link Room Project with an exhibition of ceramics and paintings informed by the British Slipware tradition. To create a dialogue with the changing collection exhibitions at Gloucester Gate, and to activate the spectacular link room designed by Gabriel and David Chipperfield, Cranford Collection is inviting artists to create a special project for the space.
About Matthew Lutz-Kinoy
Embracing the spirit of collaboration as a means to expand knowledge and skills, the breadth of techniques and references used across his practice are the result of many collaborative ventures. Where his ceramics are influenced by working with artists in Europe and Brazil, his large-scale paintings often installed like tapestries, wall panels or suspended ceilings assert matters of pleasure, color, intimacy, motion, as fundamental. Lutz-Kinoy’s work looks through a history of representation from the rococo to orientalism to abstract expressionism; challenging what constitutes the inside and the outside of the arts, the social and the self.
At the core of Lutz-Kinoy’s practice is performance. Influenced by histories of queer and collaborative practice as well as his background in theatre and choreography, his live work explores the interplay of narratives that are created and constructed between individuals and social spaces.
Matthew Lutz-Kinoy (1984, New York) lives and works in Paris.
About Cranford Collection
Cranford Collection is a London-based contemporary art collection founded by Muriel Salem in collaboration with curator Andrew Renton in 1999 when the city’s art scene was at its most vibrant. One of the Collection’s initial aims was to reflect this dynamic scene in London, as well as the larger international context of contemporary art. Among the artists at the core of the collection are Rosemarie Trockel, Bridget Riley, Rebecca Warren, Rachel Harrison, Sarah Lucas, Lynda Benglis, Louise Bourgeois, Alice Neel, Albert Oehlen, Christopher Wool, Sigmar Polke, Martin Kippenberger, Gerhard Richter and Carla Accardi.
Image: Exhibition view, Pierre Yovanovitch’s showroom. Courtesy of Kamel Mennour gallery.