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Jason Lazarus: Untitled (Double LP)

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PRODUCT: Jason Lazarus:
Untitled

MADE: U.S.A.
MATERIALS: Vinyl records
DESIGNER: Jason Lazarus,
Anthony Zediker
This release features sequential weekly field-recorded audio documentation of artist Jason Lazarus’s work, Untitled 2013, from his spring 2013 Chicago Works exhibition at the MCA Chicago. Lazarus born 1975 is a Chicago based artist, curator, writer, and educator who received his MFA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago in 2003.

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 double 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 is produced by Chicago’s Positive Beat Recordings.
All proceeds from the MCA Store support the exhibitions and programs of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.