Pierre Huyghe is a producer of spectacular and memorable enigmas, with works that function more like mirages than as objects. Abyssal Plain (2015–ongoing), his contribution to the 2015 Istanbul Biennial, curated by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, was installed on the seabed of the Marmara Sea, some 20 metres below the surface of the water and close to...
In the early decades of its existence, New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), founded in 1929, transformed from a philanthropic project modestly housed in a few rooms of the Heckscher Building on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street, to an alleged operating node in the United States' cultural struggle during the cold war, and one of the...
Hans Hartung and Art Informel at Mazzoleni London (1 October 2019-18 January 2020) presents key works by the French-German painter while highlighting his connection with artists active in Paris during the 50s and 60s. In this video, writer and historian Alan Montgomery discusses Hartung's practice and its legacy.Born in Leipzig in 1904, Hans...
Kunstmuseum Ahlen and Bartha Contemporary are delighted to announce Adam Barker-Mill's retrospective. This ambitious exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Ahlen, will bring together a wide selection of work made over the past thirty years and is the British artist's first major show in Germany.
The showcase in Ahlen will also feature recent works, many presented for the first time. Including a series of new 'Bucket Lamps', a perfect example for some of the humouristic pieces by the artist. The unveiling of a new permanent public installation by Barker-Mill is another highlight of this show. Located at the front of the Museum, this new sculpture is set to become part of Hellweg ein Lichtweg, a unique program of light-sculptures exhibited across the region.
The work of Adam Barker-Mill examines the physical and experimental properties of light, an interest, which originated from his childhood fascination with the caves in his hometown of Somerset. Barker-Mill's sculptures and installations examine a wide variety of concerns for light, through a practice that began in the sixties.
The pieces have a deceptively simplistic appearance, allowing the viewer to maintain an idealistic visual, acutely unaware of the carefully structured designs, which generate, manipulate and modulate light.
Barker-Mill's sculptures are highly engaging. Various light effects and the constantly changing experience relate to the environment within which they are shown.The experiences of Adam Barker-Mill's works are subtle yet always surprising. Indeed, these works evolve from a deep understanding of the emotional effect of light on human perception.
Undogmatic and often playful this exhibition is designed to draw the viewer into experiencing the unique work of this seminal artist.
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