We are delighted to announce that The Civilization of Llhuros has been selected for exhibit at the 2019 Istanbul Biennial 2019 which runs from September 14 − November 10, 2019.
Titled “The Seventh Continent” by curator Nicholas Bourriaud, the biennial will feature 57 participating artists from 26 countries on view across three locations in the city: the Istanbul Shipyards, the Pera Museum, and Büyükada Island.
The Civilization of Llhuros will be installed in the Pera Museum, one the three biennial locations. The Pera Museum is one of the world’s most distinguished cultural centers in one of the liveliest quarters of the city.
Created by Norman Daly (1912-2008) in the early 1970’s, and considered to be the first multimedia exhibition in the genre of archaeological fiction, this marks the first exhibit of this scale since 1974 when the full installation was exhibited in Cologne. In 2017, a selection of objects were shown part of the Plurivers show at La Panacée – Le Centre d’art contemporain in Montpellier, France.
Beginning in 2012, Norman Daly’s Civilization of Llhuros has played a starring role in two Cornell University courses. During the spring semesters (2012 and 2013), as part of Prof. Adam Smith’s anthropology course “The Rise and Fall of ‘Civilization’”, students were confronted with and worked with Llhurocian objects. Then, this past summer, Llhuros played a role during the anthropology course, “Art in the Modern World”, which challenged students (many from the College of Engineering) to explore and directly experience the arts.
This new web site has been created to bring the work of artist Norman Daly (1911-2008) to a larger audience. It is equally our hope to place Mr. Daly’s paintings which remain in storage into museum collections, exhibits, and other venues where they may be enjoyed and appreciated by art lovers and researchers everywhere.
The Asheville Museum of Art in Asheville, North Carolina has added the Norman Daly painting Tobias and the Angel to its collection. The painting was in the private collection of Elizabeth Cornell, a long-time friend of the artist. Upon her death in May 2012 in Asheville, her children gifted the museum with the painting in her memory. Exhibition dates will be announced here when they are set by the museum.