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Havana Biennial 2019: Constructing the Possible Ocula Report Havana Biennial 2019: Constructing the Possible 17 Apr 2019 : Federica Bueti for Ocula

I first visited Havana in November 2016, a few days after Fidel Castro died, and just under a year before Hurricane Irma hit Cuba in September 2017. Since then, much has changed, including the hand-painted signs that punctuate the journey from the airport to the city centre, which today do not celebrate the revolution so much as the 'Unidad y...

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Andrew Stahl and Guo Xiaohui Ocula Conversation Andrew Stahl and Guo Xiaohui

The exhibition Beyond Boundaries at Somerset House in London (12 March–2 April 2019) marked the historic contributions of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing (CAFA) and the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, on the occasion of their 100th and 150th anniversaries, respectively. Spread across several rooms of Somerset House's...

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The National 2019: New Australian Art Ocula Report The National 2019: New Australian Art 13 Apr 2019 : Elyse Goldfinch for Ocula

The National 2019: New Australian Art features work by 70 contemporary Australia-based artists split across three venues: the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW), Carriageworks, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) (29 March–21 July 2019), as curated by Isobel Parker Philip, curator of photographs at AGNSW; Daniel Mudie Cunningham,...

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Alison Wilding

b. 1948, United Kingdom

Alison Wilding was born in 1948 and currently lives and works in London. She has been represented by Karsten Schubert since 1987. Having studied at Nottingham College of Art, Nottingham; Ravensbourne College of Art and Design, Bromley; and the Royal College of Art, London, Wilding came into prominence in the 1980s as one of a group of sculptors including Richard Deacon and Antony Gormley. Her first major solo exhibition was held at the Serpentine Gallery, London, in 1985. Since then she has shown extensively throughout the UK and abroad and has been acquired into major public collections in the UK. Public commissions include Migrant 2004 for Snape Maltings, Shimmy 2013 at 10 New Burlington Street, and Herm 2018 for Rathbone Place. Still Water, a memorial to UK citizens affected by terrorism overseas was unveiled at the National Memorial Arboretum in May 2018. Notable awards include a Henry Moore Fellowship at the British School at Rome (1988); Joanna Drew Travel Bursary (2007); The Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award (2008) and Bryan Roberstson Award (2012). Wilding was nominated for the Turner Prize in both 1988 and 1992, and was elected to the Royal Academy in 1999. A monograph was published in 2018 to coincide with Right Here and Out There—an exhibition at the De La Warr Pavilion , Bexhill.

Currently she is Eranda Professor of Drawing at the RA Schools in 2018 and was made OBE in 2019.

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Featured Artworks

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Immersion by Alison Wilding contemporary artwork Alison WildingImmersion, 1988 Patinated brass
99.7 x 48.3 cm
Karsten Schubert
Trees by Alison Wilding contemporary artwork Alison WildingTrees, 2018 Wood, gesso, wire and flocking
11.5 x 21.5 x 7.5 cm
Karsten Schubert
Phaethon by Alison Wilding contemporary artwork Alison WildingPhaethon, 2016 Screenprint
75.5 x 99.5 cm
Karsten Schubert
Heads Series 1 by Alison Wilding contemporary artwork Alison WildingHeads Series 1, 2014 Ink, charcoal and pencil
42 x 59.5 cm
Karsten Schubert
Heads Series 2 by Alison Wilding contemporary artwork Alison WildingHeads Series 2, 2014 Ink, charcoal and acrylic
42 x 59.5 cm
Karsten Schubert
Heads Series 4 by Alison Wilding contemporary artwork Alison WildingHeads Series 4, 2014 Charcoal, acrylic, ink and pencil
42 x 59.5 cm
Karsten Schubert
Belvedere by Alison Wilding contemporary artwork Alison WildingBelvedere, 2011 Plaster with woodash, cast fibreglass balloon and cast bronze
131 x 151 x 155 cm
Karsten Schubert
Swallow by Alison Wilding contemporary artwork Alison WildingSwallow, 2010 Etching and woodcut
30 x 40 cm
Karsten Schubert

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Alison Wilding, Acanthus, asymmetrically at Karsten Schubert, London
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27 May–21 June 2017 Alison Wilding Acanthus, asymmetrically Karsten Schubert, London

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Alison Wilding review – pure sculpture from an artist whose time has come Related Press Alison Wilding review – pure sculpture from an artist whose time has come The Guardian : 22 June 2018

Wilding is an alchemist whose art is full of romance and mystery and sudden transformations. She is also, her mini-retrospective at the De La Warr Pavilion makes plain, an artist of nature. Her abstract forms may not at first glance appear to have any connection with the natural world. A black fibreglass balloon nestling inside a ring of galvanised...

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