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William Kentridge and Liza Lou on the Norval Foundation’s inaugural exhibition

Kentridge’s (produced in collaboration with Margueritte Stephens) City of Moscow and Lou’s Axis Defeat both feature on the Norval Foundation’s inaugural exhibition, titled Pulling at Threads, in Cape Town (28 April – 20 August). Curated by Owen Martin, the exhibition considers the role of craft in the practices of contemporary artists from South Africa and beyond. Bringing together artists that use techniques such as weaving, sewing, beading and collage, the artworks included in this exhibition challenge traditional art historical hierarchies that prefer painting and sculpture over craft-based media. In so doing, Pulling at Threads highlights the various social, political and religious meanings of the materials and techniques that these artists use.

Liza Lou’s newest body of work features on the Biennale of Sydney

Liza Lou’s latest series of beaded artworks, titled The Clouds, forms part of the 21st Biennale of Sydney’s main exhibition in the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (16 March – 11 June). In its 21st edition, the Biennale provides a platform for art and ideas which present innovative, thought-provoking concepts and social commentary from Australia and around the globe.

Liza Lou on a museum exhibition exploring the medium of glass in contemporary art

Liza Lou’s Windex glass bead sculpture is included on the current exhibition, titled Fired Up: Contemporary Glass by Women Artists, at the Toledo Art Museum in Florida (until 18 March). Drawn from the museum’s renowned glass collection, with notable loans from private collectors, the works on exhibition document nearly six decades of artistic expression rendered in glass.

Liza Lou on group exhibition in Massachusetts

Maximum Security by Liza Lou is featured on deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum’s group exhibition, Screens: Virtual Material, in Lincoln, Massachusetts (6 October – 18 March). The exhibition, conceptualised by the institution’s Associate Curator Sarah Montross, showcases how contemporary artists create innovative works that reveal the powerful ways screens shape people’s vision, behavior, and beliefs.

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  • Solo exhibitions

    Liza Lou / Canvas / 2014

    Group exhibitions

    Summer Show / 2016

    New Revolutions: Goodman Gallery at 50

    Edge of Silence / 2015

    Other People's Memories / 2015

    Surfacing / 2014

    Editions / 2013

    Advance/...Notice / 2012

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  • Press for Liza Lou

    Liza Lou / KMUW Wichita Public Radio / Kansas / 10 June 2015

    Three Exhibits Share Contemporary Approach To The Landscape By Lindsey Herkommer Devries (2.2 MB)

    Liza Lou / Mail and Guardian / South Africa / 22 - 28 August 2014

    Knee-deep in SA's paradoxes by Sean O'Toole (327 KB)

    Liza Lou / Designboom / London / 31 July 2013

    Mesmerizing Beaded Environments by Liza Lou by Nina Azzarello (1.2 MB)

    SP-Arte / Folha de S.Paulo / Brazil / 3 April 2015

    Liza Lou / Los Angeles Times / Los Angeles / 28 April 2011

    Art Review: Liza Lou at L&M by Leah Ollman (6.4 MB)

    Liza Lou / Art In America / United States / 1 November 2008

    Liza Lou by Steven C. Dubin (377.5 KB)

    Liza Lou / W Magazine / United States / September 2008

    Liza Lou Once ostracized because she dared to use beads instead of paint, artist Liza Lou is now a favorite of collectors and curators. Here, A visit to her South African studio by Christopher Bagley (250.6 KB)

    Liza Lou / The Guardian / United Kingdom / 21 March 2006

    String of Violence by Adrian Searle (276.8 KB)