Richard Tuttle in conversation with Steinar Sekkingstad and Martin Clark
Bergen Kunsthall is proud to present American artist Richard Tuttle’s new book Making Silver. The book was released in the late autumn 2014, exactly two years after Tuttle’s exhibition “Slide”, produced by Bergen Kunsthall in 2012 and presented within the historic collection of The Art Museums of Bergen (KODE).
Making Silver sits somewhere between an “artist book” and an exhibition catalogue. It documents the exhibition from 2012, but is at the same time structured as a visual narrative in separate chapters. Featuring new texts and comprehensive installation photos from his exhibition “Slide” (2012), it documents the sculptural works Tuttle made on site in Bergen, as well as including full colour reproductions of 121 drawings. These ‘notebook drawings’ cover the artist’s entire artistic output of a single year (2010). The unique concept for the book includes an inserted ‘book within a book’, pop-out details, and an extensive fold out cover. The book is conceived by Richard Tuttle and developed in close collaboration with designer Petri Henriksson.
Richard Tuttle (b. 1941) became known in the 1960s for his unique combination of sculpture, painting, poetry and drawing. Since then his production has been subject to continuously renewed interest. One of his most comprehensive projects to date took place in 2014 with a joint exhibition at Whitechapel Gallery – comprising a five decade survey focusing on his use of textiles – and at Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall, with a major new installation.
We are very pleased to invite Richard Tuttle back to Bergen this spring for a presentation of this extraordinary new book and a discussion with the exhibition co-curator and co-editor of Making Silver, Steinar Sekkingstad and Bergen Kunsthall director, Martin Clark.
Published by Bergen Kunsthall
Design by Petri Henriksson, Blank Blank
Text by Martin Clark, Stein-Inge Århus, Steinar Sekkingstad and Solveig Øvstebø
Plattform is Bergen Kunsthall’s lecture series.
Supported by Fritt Ord.