Dylan Prince to exhibit work in the Leipzig International Art Programme’s Spring Group Show & Open Studios on May 14th and 16th
Long-time readers of this blog may remember that last July, VCS alumnus Dylan Prince became the most recent recipient of a VCS-sponsored residency at the Leipzig International Art Program (LIA). The LIA is about to hold its annual Spring Salon and Open Studios, and Dylan’s work will be on display. Here’s are some excerpts from the LIA’s announcement of the event:
We are very pleased that after the long, uncertain weeks of standstill and the closure of all cultural institutions, a tentative opening for art and encounter is now possible again. Since this year’s Spinnerei Spring Gallery Tour could not take place, we would like to give you the opportunity to get to know our current guest artists and their artistic projects and to get into conversation. On Thursday, May 14, 2020, we will open the LIA space to anyone interested from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday, May 16, 2020, from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Our new cooperation project with the Goethe-Institut, Pacific Leipzig, has brought the first three scholarship holders from Malaysia, Myanmar and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, to us since March. Despite difficult conditions, all three artists developed very interesting and profound works that they now want to present to the public. In addition, we are pleased to be able to introduce three further exciting artists from Spain, the Netherlands and the USA, the latter in cooperation with our long-term partner School of Visual Arts New York.
The effects of the corona crisis are not only visible in one or the other artwork, they also require a new form of visit to LIA: a maximum of six people can visit our spacious rooms at the same time in order to easily comply with the applicable hygiene and distancing regulations . We ask all participants from the age of six to wear a face mask and we want to thank you in advance for your consideration and understanding as well as for pre-registration for your visit during the opening times mentioned above.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Anna-Louise Rolland (LIA Director)
Laura Bierau (LIA Programme Coordinator)
Marina Diaz (LIA Assistent)
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Dylan Prince is an artist living and working in New York City. He studied painting and writing in Visual & Critical Studies at the School of Visual Arts and spends a six months residency now in LIA, following his graduation. The collection of projects Dylan has developed so far here in Leipzig include several concurrent practices: painting, drawing, writing, sound engineering and assemblage. The more direct paintings with repetitive concentric forms were made out of continuous obsession. The artist imagines these circular forms as both vehicles and containers. Oftentimes they directly reference organic physiology (Self in Supercardioid) and in others, they reference macro consolidation – the consolidation of power, of capital, and of information into singular absolutes. The forms are then as much about the natural universe as they are about the constructed universe of industry and geopolitics.