Lisson Gallery

Current exhibitions

Roy Colmer: Doors
Roy Colmer: Doors
New York, 17 January – 22 February 2020
Richard Deacon: Deep State
Richard Deacon: Deep State
London, 20 November 2019 – 29 February 2020
Tony Cragg: Stacks
Tony Cragg: Stacks
London, 20 November 2019 – 29 February 2020
Christopher Le Brun: Diptychs
Christopher Le Brun: Diptychs
Shanghai, 6 November 2019 – 29 February 2020

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Richard Deacon I Wanted to Talk About the Future But I Ended Up Thinking About the Past

First delivered as a lecture at the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing on the 19th of March 2018, Richard Deacon's new volume, 'I Wanted to Talk About the Future But Ended Up Thinking About the Past', provides a visual essay covering an epic historical sweep of the art of sculpture – from Paleolithic handaxes to 3D printers.

The book begins with an image of the front page of The Guardian from 28 November 1995 with a headline that claims JMW Turner's fingerprints had been found on the surface of a painting, proving authorship and guarantee of authenticity. Deacon then addresses how we put faith in historical accounts through evidence of ancient footprints or remnants of previous civilisations: "How do we know that a young adult walked across the floor of a cave in France 17,000 years ago? We know because he left his footprints behind."

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