February 8, 2011


Bruce McLean 'Tea On The Knee', 1979 

Ever thought about entering west-Berlin for its art scene? Well, I can provide you a reason to travel on the other side:
This Saturday, at 3-year-old Tanya Leighton gallery in Berlin, you will have the chance to visit the opening of humorous Bruce McLean's (*1944, Scotland) solo exhibition 'Waiter Waiter Curator Curator.' The show will present original documentation of McLean’s performance projects from the late 1960s, ‘70s and ‘80s alongside films that have never been shown before in Germany. As a conceptual artist and a critique of the 70s rising and capitalistic art world, McLean employed a variety of media and body languages to reveal "the minutiæ of human behaviour (and) a subversive desire to poke fun at every imaginable artistic or social convention." The gallery's press release suggests that for performer McLean, pose was live sculpture "it was when we (a collective) invented the concept of 'pose' that we could do anything.' I am not particularly familiar with the artist's work, but I think it might be interesting - even entertaining - to witness the live performance (8pm) - you never know when you'll get to see him again. See all details and a video below.

Bruce Mclean '
Waiter Waiter Curator Curator'
12th of February – 16th of April 2011
Opening: Saturday 12 February, 6 – 9pm
Performance: 8 pm

Kurfürstenstr. 156 
10785 Berlin
Open from: Wednesday to Saturday from 12am - 6pm
Nearest Tube: U2 Bülowstraße / U1 Kurfürstenstraße
BUS: M85, M48

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