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Susan Hiller, Towards an Autobiography of Night, 1983, gold ink on twelve C-prints, each 20 × 30".

Susan Hiller

Lisson Gallery | 27 Bell Street | London

Susan Hiller, Towards an Autobiography of Night, 1983, gold ink on twelve C-prints, each 20 × 30".

In 2011, Susan Hiller staged a major retrospective at Tate Britain in London. At the time, Hiller—whose background is in anthropology—expressed relief that her art had received enough attention to keep her going, but not enough to create the kind of market demand that would encourage overproduction. Go to most retrospectives, she noted, “and you’ll see that all the interesting work is at the beginning.” Her debut exhibition at London’s Lisson Gallery, curated by Andreas Leventis, makes clear Hiller’s resistance to such a fate.

Take On the Edge, 2015: “a collection of 482 views from 219 locations presented on 15 framed panels” featuring rough seas as depicted in vintage postcards Hiller collected along Britain’s coastline. These were arranged in two rows across two walls, each panel corresponding to points on a master map. The images are captioned (ROUGH SEA AT INVERGORDON,

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