Sat 25 January 2014 : 3:00pm – 5:30pm
3-4pm: Cornelia Parker in conversation with Jack Southern
4-5pm: Reflections on the Drawing making: Making drawing project with Tim Knowles, Jack Southern and other participants
For some years Cornelia Parker's work has been concerned with formalising things beyond our control. In containing the volatile and making it into something that is quiet and contemplative like the 'eye of the storm'. Through a combination of visual and verbal allusions, her work triggers cultural metaphors and personal associations, allowing the viewer to witness the transformation of the most ordinary objects into something compelling and extraordinary.
Nominated for the Turner Prize in 1997, Cornelia Parker has became known for her installations and interventions, including Cold Dark Matter: An Exploded View 1991 (Tate Modern) where she suspended the fragments of a garden shed, blown up for her by the British Army, and The Maybe, a collaboration with actress Tilda Swinton, at the Serpentine Gallery in 1995. In 2003 she wrapped Rodin’s Kiss with a mile of a string to make a new work The Distance (a kiss with string attached) for her contribution to the Tate Triennial. She has had recent solo exhibitions at Frith Street Gallery, London (2013) Baltic, Gateshead (2010), the Whitechapel Gallery laboratory (2008) Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (2007) and the Museo De Arte de Lima, Peru (2008). Her work was included in the 16th Sydney Biennale (2008), the 8th Sharjah Biennial, UAE (2007), and in the 4th Guangzhou Triennial, China 2012. She is exhibiting currently in GLASSTRESS: White Light/White Heat, the 55th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia. She has works in the Tate Collection, MoMa NY, Metropolitan Museum, NY and in numerous public and private collections in Europe and the USA. In 2010 she was awarded an OBE and elected to the Royal Academy of Arts, London.
Part of Drawing making - Making drawing is a series of talks, in-conversations, discussions and workshops conceived of and devised by artist, writer and educator, Jack Southern.