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Imagine… DANGER! Cornelia Parker
BBC One, Tuesday 19 July, 22:45
Frith Street Gallery is delighted to announce the broadcast of a new documentary exploring the work of Cornelia Parker, one of Britain’s most original and inventive artists. Often using found materials, Parker creates beauty from acts of destruction – an exploded shed, squashed silver objects, or the charred remnants of a church suspended in time. In 2016 Parker embarked on the most high-profile commission of her career: the resulting work entitled Transitional Object (PsychoBarn) is now installed on the roof of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Alan Yentob follows the artist’s creative process in a film that sees her delve deep into America’s history, cinema and art, as well as her own personal past.
Izu Photo Museum, Shizuoka, Japan
18 July – 18 October 2016
Izu Photo Museum will be presenting an exhibition of new works by Fiona Tan. Following three major exhibitions of her work in Japan – at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (2013), Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography and National Museum of Art Osaka (2014–15) – this exhibition focuses on her new project Ascent, which takes Mt. Fuji as its starting point.
Raqs Media Collective
Perhaps (An Investigation Outside the Laws of Thought)
New Commission in the Brayford Pool, Lincoln, UK
8 July – 8 September 2016
Launch: Thursday 7th July 5.30 – 7.30pm with a Q&A with Monica Narula of Raqs aboard a boat on the Brayford Pool
Two arcs rise and fall by the water of the Brayford Pool, facing Lincoln University. Coated by a sheer reflective surface, the two arcs mirror each other, the water and their environs, creating an illusion of a fold in space, a thickening of air. The arcs are also portals. And as portals, they recall George Boole’s ‘logic gates’ – conceptual sites of entry and exit for answers to questions that can end in either a yes or a no answer – which he first spelt out in his ‘Investigation into the Laws of Thought’. Today, logic gates, are the building blocs of computer programming.
The Getty Research Institute announced today that Fiona Tan will be the artist in residence for its 2016–2017 Scholars Program. Operating under the theme of “Art and Anthropology,” the institute’s annual research program will host 46 scholars alongside Tan at the Getty Center and Villa in Los Angeles. While there, the group will make use of the Getty collections, conducting various research projects about such topics as Pueblo architecture, luxury objects in Aztec Mexico, and graffiti.
Tan grew up in Australia before moving to Amsterdam, where she currently works. Her film and video work revolves around issues of identity, often related to globalization and the effects such a homogenizing cultural force can have on collective histories and memory.
Making & Unmaking: An exhibition curated by Duro Olowu
Camden Arts Centre, London
19 June – 18 September 2016
Polly Apfelbaum’s works Blue Alphabet (2015) and Compulsory Figures (1996) will be featured in Making & Unmaking, curated by celebrated fashion designer and curator Duro Olowu. Bringing together over sixty international artists working in diverse media, this exhibition places antique West African textiles and Bauhaus tapestries amongst contemporary works and new commissions.
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