London’s Serpentine and Flat Time House to hold a major retrospective on the late conceptual artist
London’s Serpentine Gallery has announced a major retrospective of the work of UK conceptual artist John Latham. A World View: John Latham runs from 2 March–21 May and will span his works in sculpture, installation, painting, film, land art, engineering, found-object assemblage, performance and the artist’s theoretical writings. In addition, Flat Time House, John Latham’s studio home in Peckham, South London – a space said by the artist to be a living sculpture in itself – will open to the public, hosting a programme of workshops and events.
David Toop’s article “Brotherhood Of The Bomb” in The Wire 317 analysed the work of Latham, who died in 2006, in the context of postwar Britain, and his many connections to musicians including Joe Harriott and Pink Floyd. In November last year Toop wrote an article on the long rumoured and recently unearthed recordings of Latham and Pink Floyd's 1967 collaboration.