Time After Time re-examines some key site-specific installations that were shown at the John Hansard Gallery at the University of Southampton between 1993 and 2016 by artists Caroline Bergvall, Victor Burgin, Hamad Butt, John Latham, Charlotte Posenenske, alongside a new work by Walter van Rijn. By remaking these works, the pragmatics of reimagining the ‘original’ temporary installation and the significance of ‘site’ are explored.
John Latham’s installation N-U Niddrie was shown at John Hansard Gallery in 2006 as part of a retrospective of his work, Time-Base and the Universe. The exhibition was conceived with John Latham prior to his death in January 2006 and subsequently went on to tour to MoMA PS1. For Time After Time, these elements will be brought together to remake the 2006 version, and is part of the wider N-U Niddrie series that also includes Latham’s famous book and glass sculptures.
Since being founded in 1979 John Hansard Gallery has been located on the University of Southampton’s Highfield campus. During this time, the Gallery was marked by a consistent and focused programme, an element of which explored the legacy of the early conceptual art movement and its influence on succeeding generations of artists. In 2018, the Gallery relocated to a purpose-built space in Southampton's Guildhall Square.
For more information on the exhibition, visit John Hansard Gallery website.