Art Exhibition Lutz Bacher: AYE! showcases at the Raven Row gallery

Unsettling, uncategorisable. An art exhibition like no other.

This collection of work by American artist Lutz Bacher explores her use of music, sound and voice.

Much of Ms Bacher’s work is inspired by American popular culture from the information age.

Pulp fiction, self-help manuals, trade magazines, scientific publications, pornography and discarded photographs are brought together in work that can be intimate, funny or violent.

Lutz Bacher: AYE! at Raven Row gallery in Artillery Lane, Spitalfields, was initiated with the artist by curator Anthony Huberman before her death.

Lutz Bacher lived most of her life in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Although she began making work in the 1970s, Ms Bacher attracted a particular and passionate following through shows in New York during the early 1990s.

Later, she made a number of solo institutional exhibitions including at MoMA PS1, New York in 2009, the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London in 2013 and Secession, Vienna in 2016.

The exhibition – on until December 17 – includes films and installations that feature the voices of Leonard Cohen, Roberta Flack and James Earl Jones, and the funeral of Princess Diana, as well as a pit of sand and a machine that plays the keys of an electric organ.

A room is filled with sand and blank TV screens, traffic roars as glass shimmers with images of the Empire State building.

Screens show nothing but white light, like you’re watching a love film after the apocalypse.

Ms Bacher’s work takes sound and twists it into something.


Picture: Diana 1997 Picture: Courtesy The Estate of Lutz Bacher and Galerie Buchholz

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