Tag : Sculpture
Wednesday, December 15th, 2010Share
Work continues on preparing the massive new configuration of Olafur Eliasson’s The cubic structural evolution project 2004. In the interactive work, audiences participate in the construction of a cityscape using white Lego blocks. Discussing the work, Eliasson has stated:
. . . my works in general discuss the notion of a reality being constructed, that ideas such as ‘nature’ or ‘science’ are models for how we perceive reality. So the notions of ‘construction’ and ‘models’ are very present in all my work. I have always put an effort into exposing the way my work has been constructed, so as to suggest that there are not any universal values connected to human experience. Actually I would argue that there is no ‘nature’ but only ‘culture’ and that as we experience so called ‘nature’ we also cultivate or constitute it.
Monday, December 13th, 2010Share
Our workshop team have installed Zhou Xiaohu’s installation Utopian theatre 2006. In the work miniature clay figures enact history-making scenes that have been transmitted to the world through the media of television and the internet. Each is modelled as a miniature theatre or movie set and accompanied by a television monitor, showing the events in claymation.
Thursday, December 9th, 2010Share
Work continues on the construction of Tobias Putrih’s Connection 2004, a major sculptural work constructed from cardboard boxes. Diminishing slightly in size so that each box fits into the preceding one, the work playfull undermines both the structural principle of an arch and the heroic dimensions associated with bridges, cathedrals and victory arches. The inherent paradox of a monumental and stable architectural form made of something as impermanent as cardboard is typical of Putrih’s approach to sculpture; as an experimental and constructive process rather than a resolved form.
Wednesday, December 8th, 2010Share
Louise Weaver’s sculptures engage with representation, evolution and metamorphosis. Her painstakingly crafted menagerie re-imagines taxidermy models in decorative ‘skins’ created with crochet, appliqué and weaving. This process of fantastic reinvention is transformative, and illustrates Weaver’s ongoing interest in the perceived …
Tuesday, December 7th, 2010Share
The long process of assembling Pascale Marthine Tayou’s installation Plastic bags 2001-10 continues with Gallery staff weaving thousands of brightly coloured plastic shopping bags to a suspended structure.