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ED2012 Visual Art Review: 7x7th Street (Jean Pierre Muller)

By | Published on Thursday 16 August 2012

This exhibition is a wonderfully ambitious artistic collaboration between neo-pop artist Jean Pierre Muller and musicians Robert Wyatt, Archie Shepp, Sean O’Hagan, Mulatu Astatke, Kassin, Nile Rodgers and Terry Riley, who work to entwine a colour, a musical note, a chakra, a day and a location based on the numbers one to seven. The result of this outstandingly complicated brief, housed in a row of seven sheds, is as baffling as it sounds. The music and lush, busy screen-prints are beautiful and interesting, but the vast amount of references Muller attempts to cover – foreign cities, explorations of colour, popular iconography, poetry – means each message gets muddled. Muller may just be trying to be a bit too clever for his own and his viewers’ good.

Summerhall, 3-26 Aug (not 17,18,19), 11.00am – 7.00pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Sarah Macartney]


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