The Pursuit of Fidelity (a retrospective) – Alexander and Susan Maris


The Pursuit of Fidelity (a retrospective)
Alexander and Susan Maris
Published in 2010 by Stills Centre for Photography
148 x 210mm
32 pages

20 available


The Pursuit of Fidelity (a retrospective)

In a comprehensive retrospective of the artists practice to date this 32 page booklet was produced in close collaboration with the artists and includes an insightful interview from the artists and curator from the exhibition at Stills for the Edinburgh Art Festival in 2010.

The Pursuit of Fidelity (a retrospective), curated by Lisa Le Feuvre, takes a journey through the last twenty years of the artists’ practice. Moving across and between the mediums of photography, sound, sculpture, painting and drawing.  The Pursuit of Fidelity (a retrospective) travels back in time through the present to speculate on how possibilities from one place or time can be reconfigured in the present. Seeking out fissures across time and space, the Marises search for the impossibility of truth, persisting in the face of this journey’s failure.

Lisa Le Feuvre is Head of Sculpture Studies at the Henry Moore Institute. She co-curated, with Tom Morton, the British Art Show 7: In the Days of the Comet showing in Nottingham, London, Glasgow and Plymouth in 2010—11.  At Stills, she has curated exhibitions with Alexander and Susan Maris (2010), Joachim Koester (2009), Dan Holdsworth (2008) and Simon Faithfull (2007).

Between 2004 and 2010 she taught the postgraduate Curatorial Programme in the Department of Art at Goldsmiths, University of London. Between 2005 and 2009 she directed the contemporary art programme at the National Maritime Museum, commissioning new work by the artists Dan Holdsworth, Lawrence Weiner, Esther Shalev-Gerz, Renée Green and Jeremy Millar.

Le Feuvre’s other curatorial projects have been staged in spaces across the UK, including the CCA (Glasgow), The Photographers’ Gallery (London), MOT, (London), Plymouth Arts Centre and Arts Council England (London). Lisa regularly contributes to journals, publications and exhibition catalogues. In the Autumn of 2010 her edited anthology Failure was published by Whitechapel Art Gallery and MIT Press.