Tuesday Talks: Roger Hiorns
|Dates:||7 February 2017|
|Times:||12:30 - 14:00|
|What is it:||Talk|
|Who is it for:||General public|
Tuesday Talks invites leading artists, thinkers and curators to explore the driving forces, influences and sources of inspiration within contemporary art.
12.30-2.00pm, free, no booking necessary.
The Tuesday Talks series presents leading artists, thinkers and curators who explore the driving forces, influences and sources of inspiration within contemporary art. The series is a collaboration between the Whitworth and Manchester Metropolitan University and is programmed by Pavel Büchler.
7 February – Roger Hiorns
Roger Hiorns is best known for his creative use use of copper sulphate, such as his Artangel commission Seizure (2008, now reinstalled at Yorkshire Sculpture Park) in which he turned an abandoned council flat in London into a sparkling blue crystalline grotto. Yet his sculptural practice spans a wide range of materials and methods - from the exploration of chemical processes in the transformation of found objects, to sculptures made of discarded machine parts, a buried airliner, detergent foam, fire, brain tissue, plastic, antidepressants, perfume and the live human body. Educated at Bournville College of Art and the Goldsmiths, Hiorns was nominated for the 2009 Turner Prize. He has exhibited at some of the most important institutions across in Europe and the Americas and his work is held in such collections as the Tate, The Walker Art Centre, New York MoMA, and The Art institute Chicago.
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