William Leavitt. Sidereal Time

Organizer: gta Exhibitions
Date: Wednesday, 16 April 2014 to Wednesday, 21 May 2014 Mo-Fr 10-18, closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays
Location: Hönggerberg, HIL, gta exhibitions

Wednesday, 16 April 2014
6 p.m.: ETH Zurich, Hönggerberg, HIL, gta exhibitions
7 p.m.: ETH Zurich, Rämistrasse 101, Main Hall
(transfer by special shuttle bus)

Opening reception and conversation with William Leavitt, Ann Goldstein, Fredi Fischli and Niels Olsen.
Book launch: William Leavitt, [links-1]

William Leavitt (b. 1941) is one of the most seminal pioneers of conceptual art in Los Angeles, helping significantly to establish the genre in the late 1960s and the 1970s. His works make use of narrative elements drawn from LA architecture and popular culture as well as from the movie and television industries. The artist works in various media, including sculpture, painting, drawing, photography and theatre.
"William Leavitt. Sidereal Time" is the first institutional solo exhibition in Switzerland of works by the LA-based artist. gta exhibitions presents new, site-specific works simultaneously in all its exhibition areas: Whilst Leavitt’s installation in the main hall of ETH Zurich explores Gottfried Semper’s architecture, his so-called Science Totems at Hönggerberg will reflect his take on the design of the ETH Campus. Leavitt’s stages form nodes interlocking the various disciplines of art, science and architecture.

Further Information

"The Particles", STUDIOLO/Edition Patrick Frey