Whitworth Studies seminar: Cornelia Parker, Visiting Pilkington Professor and Honorary Professor
|Starts:||18:00 23 Apr 2015|
|Ends:||20:00 23 Apr 2015|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
Cornelia Parker is a sculptor and installation artist. She will be exhibiting her work for the reopening of the Whitworth. When Parker had the British Army blow up a garden shed and then suspended the resulting fragments from the ceiling, for Cold Dark Matter: An Exploded View, she touched on the fragility of experience and reconstructed memory. For The Maybe, made in collaboration with Tilda Swinton, she focused on the aura of objects owned by the famous, like Queen Victoria’s stockings, which were collected and placed within museum vitrines. Even Swinton herself was shown as an object on display in her own glass case. Psychoanalysis’s sexual turn was teased out when Parker made her own Rorschach blots out of sex videos dissolved in solvent for The Pornographic Drawings.
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