‘The Billingsgate Set’ on show at GAMES, Gallery Libby Sellers

The Billingsgate Set – courtesy Gallery Libby Sellers

The Billingsgate Set – courtesy Gallery Libby Sellers

4 July – 18 August 2012
Gallery Libby Sellers, 41-42 Berners Street, London W1T 3NB
Closest stations: Oxford Circus, Tottenham Court Road, Goodge Street

During the 2012 Olympics, Gallery Libby Sellers will present a curated group show themed around the game of chess. The presentation takes as its inspiration an exhibition hosted by the Julien Levy Gallery in New York, 1944, during which Levy, Max Ernst and Marcel Duchamp invited a veritable “who’s who” of modernist artists to contribute chess sets, art works and furniture to the exhibition.

The Gallery Libby Sellers exhibition will similarly see chess sets, games and other pieces by a host of designers including aberrant architecture + Benchmark (with the American Hardwood Export Council), Fabien Cappello, Studio Frith, Simon Hasan, Florian Hauswirth, James Irvine, Paul Kelley, Julia Lohmann/Gero Grundmann and Rolf Sachs. The presentation will also include a series of salon events such as chess tournaments, related lectures and a chess-themed musical recital specially written by Hannah Kendall and performed by Andrew Matthews-Owen with the support of the Richard Thomas Foundation.

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