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Thinking Out Loud

The thoughts of Laura Owens, Albert Oehlen and Andreas Reiter Raabe interpreted by dancer Louis McMiller


Thursday 6 October 2016
6.30 — 7.30pm

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Laura Owens, Untitled, 2015.

Oil, Flashe, and screen printing ink on linen. 96 x 70 x 1 inches. Courtesy the artist / Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York / Sadie Coles HQ, London / Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne.

We invite you to an unconventional encounter with three artists and a dancer; an opportunity to meet great artists and watch them while they are thinking.

The Protagonist, artist Andreas Reiter Raabe, aims to create a situation that is relaxing for the artists and the observer, an atmosphere of free thoughts:

“Sometimes a good question is as important as a good answer, and famous artists sometimes need a mediator, an intermediary, a challenger, or if you like, a new form of moderator. I think artists have similar problems on all levels so they could be able to talk to each other. I’m not hierarchical, so I don’t really care about the important or not important, the ranking between artists. The idea is to get two people together and respond to their approach, also to involve the audience in a strange way in the process – you become part of a dynamic while you are supposed to be quiet, concentrate and listen. I like the expanding idea, of a different sense of being involved. In 2010 I invited Franz West and Sarah Lucas to talk for the RA Schools, with interpretation by musician Phillip Quehenberger. Musicians channel the so-called direct emotion - something artists always come up against. Now I am inviting a dancer to interpret our talk. I never understood modern dance, but to partly quote Joseph Beuys, maybe we have to think with the knee to get somewhere. Anyway there is a lot left for accident – it’s almost driven by chance.” - Andreas Reiter Raabe

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Thursday 6 October 2016

6.30 — 7.30pm

Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle St, London W1S 4BS

£16, £8 concessions and alumni