Performance: Spin (after Sol LeWitt)
The Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art is proud to present Spin (After Sol LeWitt), an exhibition of sculpture, video, photography, and performance by Colorado-based artist Yumi Janairo Roth. Collaborating with professional sign spinners, Roth creates insightful juxtapositions between the physical presence of street-corner advertising and the work of one of America’s founding conceptual artists, Sol LeWitt (1928-2007). The project has special resonance in Las Vegas, the longtime host of the annual World Sign Spinning Championship.
Professional sign spinners will visit the museum every Wednesday and Thursday at 11 a.m. to take signs down from the walls of the museum and perform at various intersections until 2 p.m.
Equally at home on street corners, on Fremont Street, and in a university art museum, Spin (After Sol LeWitt) invites us to question the divisions we create between the exclusivity of conceptual art and the inclusive public life of street corners, parks, and competitive spectacle.
Support for this exhibition is provided by AArrow Sign Spinners Las Vegas and the WESTAF Regional Arts Resilience Fund, a relief grant, a relief grant developed in partnership with The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support arts organizations in the 13-state western region during the COVID-19 pandemic.