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Sterling Ruby

In an oeuvre spanning sculpture, ceramics, painting, drawing, collage, video, and garments, Ruby continually returns to themes of societal and art historical friction, generating feelings of anxiety and agitation by contrasting clean lines and recognizable objects with coarse and uncanny forms. Gagosian, 2019 Through the use of contrasting mediums, techniques, and textures, Ruby explores the […]

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Alicja Kwade

Kwade uses large scale sculpture to reflect on time, perception, and scientific inquiry. Powder-coated steel and polished stones create a questionable universe filled with angles, weightlessness and questions. The large scale sculptures seem to have no way of balancing, yet they hold still on rooftops and in galleries, and battle the elements. Within the steel […]

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Ulay and Marina – Imponderabilia

Imponderabilia, a performance by Marina Abramovic and Ulay, her then lover. This performance involved the lovers standing and facing each other while naked in a narrow doorway. This was the only doorway through to a part of the exhibition, forcing visitors to walk through the two artists with skin on skin contact if they wanted […]

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Tony Smith

Tony Smith began his career through Minimalism, working with architecture and painting. His work soon turned to monolithic, system-based sculpture that was based on intuition. Throughout his work is an interest in repetition and multiplication of the visual and physical world. Smith was not constrained by the boundaries of medium, which was seen through his […]

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Marie Lund

The sculptor Marie Lund works with stone and metal work to create intimate, self-contained works that involve some of the every day. The works often frame a number of temporal and material concerns due to their hanging, leaning or swinging composition. Working between the lines of beauty and dysfunction (as well as function), Lund deals […]

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Walter Segal – Self Build

The self-build property, named after the creator Walter Segal, is a bolt-together post and beam form of timber frame constructor which relies on using all materials in standard sizing, which is how they are delivered, producing almost no waste. From the concrete base to the pre-fabricated panels that the house is built of, the aim […]

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Artist Talk: Rachel Garfield

Rachel Garfield is an artist that has travelled through mediums to portray their ideas surrounding racial based criticism, racial history and identity, specifically in the Jewish culture. This has grown from their personal experience of racial based criticism throughout childhood and adulthood. As a new artist, Garfield hung around with those who made art-based film, […]

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Artist Talk: Arianne Churchman

Churchman’s enthusiasms include that of British Folk Law and traditions. Folk law and contemporary art practices have like domains in the eyes of Churchman, bringing about a strange and temporal mess. This leads her to find the strange and wonky things of daily life to bring into the artwork. A very visual and residual culture […]

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Donald Judd

Judd, associated with minimalism, sough autonomy and clarity for the constructed object and the space created by it. Throughout the lifetime of work, Judd achieved a rigorously democratic presentation without compositional hierarchy. He sought clear and defined objects, often made out of wood, to articulate these ideas of a direct material and physical presence without […]

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Utopian Architecture

Utopian architecture holds its principle that brings nature into every aspect of urban life to help cities become more dense while lessening the human impact on the environment. This term has often been applied when talking about post-war periods to build up cities and jobs, without largely impacting the environment. The advancement of architecture is […]