The Blue Obelisk is the first production from contemporary art platform LIANGWEST. Inspired by the works of Yves Klein, such as Epoque Pneumatique and use of his very own IKB (International Klein Blue), the exhibition covers issues central to Klein's practice with a selection of works by ten London-based artists.
TOP RIGHT Untitled (Quartz and Gold), 2009 by Joseph Frazer
Possibly the most Klein-esque work on display is by artist and writer, Nicola McCartney whose work is first to welcome you into the space. Directly quoting from Klein's 'The Chelsea Hotel Manifesto', McCartney's A Flock (After Klein) references Klein's famous proposal produced for his first solo show in New York City in 1961. The work floats on the wall as do the words that softly float on the printed card in a flock formation.
A Flock (After Klein), 2010