Serge Spitzer: Index - 1972-92

29 March – 10 June 1994

Exhibition in Galleries 1, 2 and 3

This exhibition surveys the visual lexicon of Serge Spitzer, who over the past twenty years has devised a kind of sculptural language.

Spitzer has been able to build on a vocabulary revealed by the reductive practices of the previous generation of minimal and concept artists. His own vocabulary is not minimalistic, even if his economic use of it suggests the comparison. It consists of forms, objects, materials and ways of doing things taken from wildly different contexts - their sphere of meaning is thus not limited to art.

The elements of this sculptural vocabulary, rather than drawing their artistic meaning from their original spheres, do so from the mutual relationships within their installation. To understand a language - even one such as Spitzer's - one must be familiar with its rules. This exhibition presents an 'Index' of Spitzer's work to demonstrate how art can process its external content without becoming a commentary.

An audio recording of Franz Kaiser speaking about this exhibition is available in the Audio-visual section of the Henry Moore Institute's Research Library.

Venue details

Venue address

Henry Moore Institute
The Headrow
United Kingdom
T: 0113 246 7467

Opening times

Galleries: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am - 5pm

Research Library: Monday to Saturday, 10am - 5pm; Sunday, 1 - 5pm
Archive of Sculptors' Papers: Tuesday to Friday, by prior appointment

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