As part of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2013, the Gallery at NUA is proud to present ‘Lynda Morris: Dear Lynda…’, a fitting homecoming to celebrate the ongoing work of NUA Professor of Curation and Art History Lynda Morris, curator, writer, patron and muse.
This exhibition, originated by Matthew Higgs at White Columns New York 2012, covers Morris’s extraordinary life and unbroken commitment to working closely with and for artists, as the ‘artist’s curator’.
Morris’ practice and knowledge is illustrated through the display of an impressive personal ‘archive’ which relates directly to exhibitions she has organised and curated. She was curator of the Norwich Gallery on St Georges Street at NUA from 1980 to 2009 and was the founding curator of EASTinternational for 19 years from 1991.
Morris’ material includes ephemera, posters, catalogues, articles and the art collection she occasionally purchased from the artists she worked with. ‘Dear Lynda…’ tells stories of the curatorial encounters Morris has had with some of the greatest artists of the century including Gilbert & George, Konrad Fischer, Richard Hamilton, John Baldessari, Art & Language, Marcel Broothaers, Sir William Coldstream, Richard Long, Nigel Henderson, Colin Self, Peter Doig and Andre Cadere.
Also on display are items relating to Morris’ major exhibition Picasso…Peace and Freedom 2010 at Tate Liverpool, Albertina Vienna and the Louisiana Denmark and her continuing involvement with artists and the politics of peace.
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