Where is the nearest camera?
November 28, 2007–January 19, 2008
Monika Sprüth and Philomene Magers are pleased to present the exhibition ‘Where is the nearest camera?’ by New York based artist Louise Lawler in their London gallery space.
Renowned since the 1980s for her photographs taken in private collections, museums and auction houses, Louise Lawler continues to question the ideas of authorship and the notion of identity that we invest in works of art. Throughout her career Lawler has often focused on the environments where artworks exist after leaving the artist’s studio. As the place of creation, the artist’s studio was rarely of interest to Lawler. It was rather the life of the work afterwards that raised important questions for her: in which surroundings is art presented to us and how does our perception of it depend on these? What are the mechanisms of the institutions and the art market, which determine the various locations where we can find art?