Frith Street Gallery

Golden Square

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Press relating to Fiona Banner

  • Eyes on the prize: the must-see art and design of autumn 2016 ~ Adrian Searle, Jonathan Jones , Sean O'Hagan and Oliver Wainwright

    Published in The Guardian, August 2016

    Daphne Wright: Emotional Archaeology at National Trust, Tyntesfield, Somerset and Arnolfini, Bristol; Tacita Dean: LA Exuberance at Frith Street Gallery, Golden Square; Neon: The Charged Line at Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool featuring work by Fiona Banner.

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  • Porn on the fourth of July: Fiona Banner rewrites the art of war ~ Adrian Searle

    Published in The Guardian, October 2015

    “THE BASTARD WORD”, reads a neon sign that fills a whole wall. My life is filled with bastard words, and so is Fiona Banner’s Scroll Down And Keep Scrolling, at Birmingham’s Ikon Gallery. If her neon sign addresses her conflict with words, it also embodies her difficulties with neon. The glass lettering is stressed and wonky and has scorched the paper template on the wall behind it. It hurts just to look; I know how the words feel.

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  • Fiona Banner: she put a plane in Tate Britain, now she’s flying ~ Nancy Durrant

    Published in The Times, October 2015

    Banner’s work - now the subject of a major survey exhibition, Scroll Down And Keep Scrolling at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham - is full of teases like this, that make you aware of the links and gaps in your perception of the world.

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  • Fiona Banner mashes up typefaces including Avant Garde and Courier to create a new font ~ Eliza Williams

    Published in Creative Review, September 2015

    Banner has created ‘Font’ to accompany two new exhibitions of her work, at Frith Street Gallery in London and Ikon in Birmingham. The Ikon show, which opens on October 10, is the first major UK survey of Banner’s art, featuring works going back over 25 years.

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  • Critics’ choice: Fiona Banner at Frith Street Gallery

    Published in Time Out, September 2015

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  • Fiona Banner: sculptures from a non-sculptor ~ Louisa Buck

    Published in The Telegraph, September 2014

    But the exhibition’s real show stopper is “Chinook”, Banner’s ambitious revisiting of her ambivalent obsession with military hardware. Suspended inside the vast, hangar-like space of YSP’s Longfield Gallery are two huge pairs of helicopter blades that rotate overhead, gathering speed to a whipping crescendo, before gradually slowing down to near motionlessness and then again beginning to gather momentum in a way that, although appearing to be random, is in fact in a carefully programmed sequence.

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  • Chinooks away: Fiona Banner’s terrifying homage to a helicopter ~ Jonathan Jones

    Published in The Guardian, September 2014

    How do you translate the world into words? What is the relationship between language and sensory experiences? Banner turns such apparently dry philosophical musings into exciting, intense, funny art.

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  • Fiona Banner: Full metal racket ~ Louis Wise

    Published in The Sunday Times, September 2014

    After hanging jets in the Tate, Fiona Banner has moved on to Chinooks in Yorkshire.

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  • Over The Edge : Michael Wood on Fiona Banner’s Heart of Darkness ~ Michael Wood

    Published in Artforum, Summer 2012

    If you cross London’s Waterloo Bridge heading south, you will see a familiar complex of large buildings that make up the Southbank Centre - the Royal Festival Hall, the National Theatre, the Hayward Gallery. To the right you will see the more recent gigantic wheel of the London Eye. And currently, perched on the roof of a convenient concert hall, you will see what looks like a new, small, stranded houseboat. It is a sort of houseboat, but it isn’t stranded. It has been designed (by the artist Fiona Banner and the architect David Kohn) to float there for a while. It is modeled on a Belgian river steamer called the Roi des Belges, once captained by Joseph Conrad in the Congo before he mythologized boat, river, Africa and all in ‘Heart of Darkness’ (1902).

    Related artists: Fiona Banner

  • London 2012 Olympic posters bring best out of BritArt ~ Jonathan Jones

    Published in The Guardian, November, 2011

    The most introspective, serious and moving of all these posters has to be Fiona Banner’s design for the Paralympics, a painted prose poem about the wonder of human, or superhuman, achievement.

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