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Selected by the Speaker’s Advisory Committee on Works of Art, Cornelia Parker will observe the 2017 General Election and produce a unique work of art in response to her experience of the campaign. Her final artwork will join the Parliamentary Art Collection later in 2017.
Frith Street Gallery is delighted to announce that Cornelia Parker has been named Artist of the 2016 by Apollo Magazine.
This year the artist was selected for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s fourth annual roof garden commission, for which she created Transitional Object (Psychobarn), an installation based on Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho.
Her interview with Isabel Stevens is available to read online at: http://www.apollo-magazine.com/artist-of-the-year-winner-apollo-awards-2016/
Cornelia Parker has been shortlisted for Artist of the Year by Apollo Magazine. The result will be announced on 24 November 2016.
This year the artist, best known for large-scale installations such as Cold Dark Matter: An Exploded View, was selected for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s fourth annual roof garden commission – for which she created Transitional Object (Psychobarn), an installation based on Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho. Parker also curated ‘Found’ at the Foundling Museum, which reflected on the museum’s history and featured over 60 artists, writers, and musicians. Parker had a major solo exhibition at the newly opened Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester last year.
Imagine… DANGER! Cornelia Parker
BBC One, Tuesday 19 July, 22:45
Frith Street Gallery is delighted to announce the broadcast of a new documentary exploring the work of Cornelia Parker, one of Britain’s most original and inventive artists. Often using found materials, Parker creates beauty from acts of destruction – an exploded shed, squashed silver objects, or the charred remnants of a church suspended in time. In 2016 Parker embarked on the most high-profile commission of her career: the resulting work entitled Transitional Object (PsychoBarn) is now installed on the roof of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Alan Yentob follows the artist’s creative process in a film that sees her delve deep into America’s history, cinema and art, as well as her own personal past.
An exhibition curated by Cornelia Parker
The Foundling Museum, London
27 May – 4 September 2016
Foundling Fellow Cornelia Parker has invited over sixty outstanding artists, writers, and musicians from a range of creative disciplines to respond to the theme of ‘found’, reflecting on the Museum’s heritage.
Combining new and existing work with found objects kept for their significance, this major exhibition unfolds throughout the Museum, interacting with historic works in the Collection and with each other. The exhibition also features work by Frith Street Gallery artists Polly Apfelbaum, Fiona Banner, Tacita Dean, and Dorothy Cross (pictured here).
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