Amikam Toren: the rest is history

Landscape painting of a body of water framed by green trees, which jut out into the water in several places on both sides. A small hut is on one of these on the left side. Snow dusted mountains are in the central background. 'the rest is history’ is written in text which graduates from dark grey to white (from top to bottom). This text is near the bottom of the image, right of centre.

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Professor Phillip Lindley
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An exhibition of art-works by conceptual artist Amikam Toren.

Curated by Professor Phillip Lindley (School of Design and Creative Arts, Loughborough University)

Amikam Toren is one of the most interesting conceptual artists of the last half-century. He is well represented in Tate’s collection and internationally and in 2021 won the valuable David and Yuko Juda prize. All the pieces in this exhibition employ paintings he purchased, from which, or with which, Toren has created his own art-works. This category of his art comprises three inter-connected series and a fourth, related one, created with the remnants, ‘outcuts’, of the first series.  The show derives its title from one of his iconic Armchair Paintings, ‘the rest is history’.

Image credit: Armchair Painting, (the rest is history) 2021. Copyright of the artist, courtesy of Anthony Reynolds, London


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