Culture

Cornelia Parker at Tate Britain

Over ninety artworks among sculptures, drawings, photographs, prints, films and installations testify the art carrier by Cornelia Parker artist from the beginning until new artworks exhibited for the first time.
Tate Britain, London, from 18. May until 16. October 2022, hosts a research led by curiosity able to change everyday objects in new souls.
Curated by Andrea Schlieker (director of exhibitions & displays, Tate Britain), with Nathan Ladd (assistant curator, contemporary British art, Tate Britain), the exhibition explores how Parker is adept at relating life and art to the contemporary.
Different issues among for example environmental and ecological disaster, violence, human rights, capitalism, history are connected along visual meanings, symbolic expressions and allusions.
Parker installations are suspended in the space filling and dialoguing in the environment to understand the volatility and the transience of human beings. The suspension allows an almost immersive vision allowing to find new dimensions and conceptuality.
The presence and perceptions that are obtained from his works make possible to experience artistic expression in a vital and introspective way through constant interactions: incessant complexity for contemporary testimonies.

Biography
Cornelia Parker (Cheshire, 14/7/1956) lives and works in London. Over the last three decades, she has presented numerous major commissions and solo exhibitions nationally and  internationally, including at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney (2019); Westminster Hall, Palace of Westminster (2017); Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2016), The Whitworth, the University of Manchester (2015), British Library, London (2015), BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead (2010), Museo de Arte de Lima, Peru (2008), Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (2007) and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas (2006).
Parker was elected to the Royal Academy of Arts, London, and made an OBE in 2010. She was elected the Apollo Awards Artist of the Year in 2016, and the following year, awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Manchester. In 2017, she was appointed as the first female Election Artist for the United Kingdom General Election. She was made an Honorary Fellow of Trinity Hall, Cambridge in 2021. Her works are held in public and private collections around the word including the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; Fundación “la Caixa”, Barcelona and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Tate Britain, London
18 May – 16 October 2022
Open daily 10.00 – 18.00

by Alain Chivilò