Rut Blees Luxemburg at the Museum of London

Today the Museum of London announces their acquisition of two photographs and a film by Rut Blees Luxemburg, ahead of their exhibition London Dust which opens tomorrow. The exhibition will feature two newly-acquired photographs from Blees Luxemburg’s photographic series of the same name, London Dust. Aplomb – St Paul’s, 2013, Walkie-Talkie Melted My Golden Calf, 2013  will be shown alongside the film, London / Winterreise, 2013.

Blees Luxemburg has a fascinating relationship with London, as will be seen both in this exhibition and in her specially-commissioned installation for Photo London, The Teaser.  “I am interested in the city,” she says, “as here the spirit and intents of the time is made manifest. For me the city is akin to literature, it is an archive and also a transformative entity.” Literature often influences Blees Luxemburg’s work: The Teaser is inspired by Alexander Garcia Düttman’s The Academic Year. Rut will speak about this literary influence with art historian Tim Marlow in their talk ‘London and the Narrative of the City Space‘ at Photo London on 22 May.

The exhibition London Dust examines responses to the redevelopment of the City of London and the fallout from the 2008 financial crisis. It is free and open from 1 May 2015 – 10 January 2016.

Further information here.


Image credit: Walkie Talkie Melted My Golden Calf, 2013, by Rut Blees Luxemburg, © Rut Blees Luxemburg, courtesy of the Museum of London.