John Cage exhibition opens at Hayward Gallery

Martin Cullingford11th Aug 2011

Avant-garde composer's art on display at London's Southbank

HV2, No. 17b, 1992 - Courtesy Crown Point Press (© The John Cage Trust)
75 Stones, 1989 - Aquatint on smoked paper (© The John Cage Trust)
Dereau, No.11, 1982 - (© The John Cage Trust)
Global Village 37-48 (Diptych), 1989 -(© The John Cage Trust)
Mushroom Book Plate X (© The John Cage Trust)
New River Watercolour Series I, No.3, 1988 -  (© The John Cage Trust)
New River Watercolour Series IV, No.6, 1988 - (© The John Cage Trust)
Score Without Parts (40 Drawings by Thoreau): Twelve Haiku, 1978 (© The John Cag
Where R=Ryoanji: R3, 1983 - Courtesy Henning Lohner (© The John Cage Trust)

An exhibition of works on paper by the composer John Cage opens at the Hayward Gallery, at London's Southbank Centre, tomorrow.

Best known as an avant-garde composer, Cage only began to practise seriously as a visual artist in his
mid-60s, producing more than 600 prints and 260 drawings and watercolours, using the same chance-determined procedures in his art as in his compositions. Chance-techniques will also play a role in the hanging of the exhibition, a computer-generated random number programme will determine
the height and arrangement – a method Cage used himself in several exhibitions.

The exhibition opens on August 12, and runs until September 18. Admission is free – for more information, visit Hayward Gallery. Then on September 13, you can hear an evening of music by John Cage performed by the ensemble Apartment House at the Queen Elizabeth Hall.

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