The 58th Venice Biennale, May You Live In Interesting Times (11 May–24 November 2019), certainly benefitted from low expectations, given the lacklustre curatorial of the previous edition, when different segments of the show were conceptually framed with titles like 'Pavilion of Joys and Fears' and 'Pavilion of Colours'. Add to this the...
Hong Kong-based artist Zheng Bo's social, ecological, and community-engaged art practice has, in recent years, focused on moving beyond a human-centred perspective to an all-inclusive, multi-species approach. He takes up marginalised plants and communities of people as subjects in his large-scale interventions, which reintroduce wildness into...
The weather was clement for the annual Auckland Art Fair (2–5 May 2019), which was again at The Cloud on Queens Wharf. This year's edition was a get-together of 41 galleries, mostly from around Auckland and across New Zealand, with 5 spaces hailing from Sydney and the rest from Cook Islands (Bergman Gallery), Hobart (Michael Bugelli Gallery),...
Katie Paterson was born in Glasgow in 1981 and studied at Edinburgh College of Art from 2000-2004 and at the Slade School of Art from 2005- 2007.
Paterson's artistic practice is cross-medium, multi-disciplinary and conceptually driven, with emphasis on nature, ecology, geology and cosmology. As Erica Burton, curator at Modern Art Oxford has said "Katie Paterson's work engages with the landscape, as a physical entity and as an idea. Drawing on our experience of the natural world, she creates an expanded sense of reality beyond the purely visible".
Recent projects include her one hundred year artwork Future Library, Fossil Necklace, Timepieces (Solar System) and a series of Campo del Cielo meteorites in which ancient meteorites have been cast, melted and re-cast in their original form. In 2014, Paterson became the first artist to send an art work to the International Space Station when the smallest of these meteorites was launched into space and docked with the ISS. A major new public artwork, Hollow, was unveiled for the Department of Life Sciences, University of Bristol, in May 2016. Totality (2016) - a commission with Arts Council Collection and Somerset House - is a mirror ball comprising over 10,000 images of solar eclipses, nearly every one that has been documented by humankind either by illustration or photography.
Paterson's work has been exhibited as part major group exhibitions such as Tate Triennale (2009), the landmark touring exhibition Light Show first presented by the Hayward Gallery (2013) and Storylines at the Guggenheim Museum, New York (2015). Recent solo exhibition include Kettle's Yard, Cambridge (2013); FRAC Franche-Comté, Besançon (2015) and in the summer of 2014, Ingleby Gallery presented Katie Paterson: Ideas as part of the GENERATION nationwide programme of exhibitions. Paterson's largest solo exhibition so date, Syzygy, was presented at The Lowry, Manchester in the summer of 2016.
In January 2014, Paterson was announced as the recipient of the 2014 South Bank Sky Arts Award for Visual Art. In 2015 Paterson was shortlisted for the 46th PIAC (Prix International d'Art Contemporain / International Prize for Contemporary Art) for her artwork Campo del Cielo, Field of the Sky (2014). Paterson's work is held in public collections internationally including the Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia and Frac Franche-Comté, France.
In the spring of 2019, Katie Paterson's work will be paired with a selection of paintings and drawings by JMW Turner at Turner Contemporary Margate.
COPENHAGEN — Outside Denmark's Louisiana Museum of Modern Art on a recent late-summer morning, a few sunstruck visitors were sprawling on the turf of the sculpture garden, between monumental outdoor works by Alexander Calder and Richard Serra.
The Turkish novelist Elif Shafak is to follow Margaret Atwood, David Mitchell and Sjón as one of the 100 contributors to the Future Library, an art project that will only be seen by readers in 2114, when the spruce trees to make its paper have been fully grown.
A show about light: a light show – what might a curator put in? Just about all art concerned with making the world visible in some sense speaks of light, the very condition in which it was made.
Glasgow-born visual artist Katie Paterson has created over 20 major projects which carve a new poetic language based upon distance, scale, geology and technology. Locus+ and Kerber Verlag have published the first monograph dedicated to her work, with critical texts from Nicolas Bourriaud, Lisa Le Feuvre, Mary Jane Jacob and Lars Bang Larsen,...
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