Cornelia Parker: Avoided Object

Cornelia Parker: Avoided Object
Library Shelf Location 18.PARK
Publication Date 1996
Description Cornelia Parker's Avoided Object of a different kind, documents her exhibition at Chapter. Parker describes her work as 'exploded views', 'cartoon deaths' and 'inhaling - exhaling'. These descriptions operate as shorthand for the complexities in her working process. The title Avoided Object is suggestive of the intricate web of unlikely associations from which her work emerges. She is interested in the relationship of, for example, the monumental moment - blowing up a shed, driving a steam roller over hundreds of sliver-plated objects, to the slightest of things such as dust from Freud's couch, or the grooves on a record once owned by Hitler. Each of these examples seems imbued with layers of meaning and associations that are retained and compounded over time, appearing within several works. With over thirty illustrations, three essays and an interview with Parker, this much sought-after publication is an essential read on one of the UK's most important artists.
ISBN 1900029030
Quantity 1
Pages 80
Authors Stuart Cameron, Guy Brett, Antonia Payne, Johnathan Watkins
Formats Catalogue, Paperback
Publisher Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff
Related Artist Cornelia Parker
Categories Installation, Photography, Sculpture
Related Gallery Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff
Artist's Nationality English, British/UK
Language English

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