With few copies of Jason Lazarus 2 x LP Untitled (3/19/13 - 6/18/13) remaining, we are pleased to offer an edition of 10 packaged with an original work by the artist. Available with or without frame in our online shop.
About the work:
This limited edition screen print features a fermata notation sourced from the sheet music used in the piece Untitled (3/19/13 - 6/18/13) as seen at Chicago Works: Jason Lazarus at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, IL 2013.
A fermata is a musical notation indicating that a note should be prolonged beyond its normal duration at the discretion of the performer. This notation is particularly poignant in the context of Untitled (3/19/13 - 6/18/13), as the pianist Anthony Zediker was asked not only to learn Chopin's Nocturne Op. 55 No. 1 in public over the course of the three month exhibition, but execute his vision of a recital ready performance.
About the 2 x LP:
Jason Lazarus: Untitled (3/19/13 - 6/18/13) features sequential weekly field-recorded audio documentation of the artist's work, Untitled (2013), from his Spring 2013 Chicago Works exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art. In the words of exhibition curator, Steven Bridges:
The premise of Untitled is relatively simple and straightforward: to have someone learn Frédéric Chopin’s (Polish, 1810–49) Nocturne in F Minor, op. 55, no. 1, over the course of the exhibition. Yet, as with Lazarus’s works in general, the initial sense of candor that one experiences upon first encounter slowly gives way to deep and meaningful complexities.
Featuring piano performance by Anthony Zediker, Untitled is "a public parable of learning” which exhibits "exactly what others go to great lengths to conceal. By making public and visible the personal process of learning […] as it happens in real time."
The 2 x LP is pressed in an edition of 250 on 180 gram clear vinyl with hand-poured opaque milk white haze. The heavy stock double gatefold sleeve's interior is printed in UV spot coated transparent varnish, detailing the most difficult passage of the score. All other typography is set in "the very palest shade of lavender", the color of Chopin's legendary gloves.