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“…We’re pleased to announce the release of PB011 - Jason Lazarus, Untitled (3/19/13 - 6/18/13) on November 21, 2013 to coincide with the opening of the artist’s first West Coast museum exhibition, Jason Lazarus: Live Archive, at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, CA.
The release features sequential weekly field-recorded audio documentation of the artist’s work, Untitled (2013), from his spring 2013 Chicago Works exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art. In the words of exhibition curator, Steven Bridges:
The premise of Untitled is relatively simple and straightforward: to have someone learn Frédéric Chopin’s (Polish, 1810–49) Nocturne in F Minor, op. 55, no. 1, over the course of the exhibition. Yet, as with Lazarus’s works in general, the initial sense of candor that one experiences upon first encounter slowly gives way to deep and meaningful complexities. Featuring piano performance by Anthony Zediker, Untitled is “a public parable of learning” which exhibits “exactly what others go to great lengths to conceal. By making public and visible the personal process of learning […] as it happens in real time.”
The 2 x LP is pressed on 180 gram clear vinyl with hand-poured opaque milk white haze. The heavy stock double gatefold sleeve’s interior is printed in UV spot coated transparent varnish, detailing the most difficult passage of the score. All other typography is set in “the very palest shade of lavender”, the color of Chopin’s legendary gloves. Edition of 250.
We are thrilled to release this document of the constant state of becoming. Many thanks to Jason, Anthony, Andrew Rafacz, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Contemporary Jewish Museum.”