Coverbild Helen Chadwick
Helen Chadwick
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Edited by: Mark Sladen, Barbican Art Gallery
Texts by: Mary Horlock, Eva Martischnig, Mark Sladen
Introduction: Marina Warner
April 2004 , 168 Pages
261mm x 222mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-1393-1
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The first monograph offering a comprehensive survey of the unusual, sensual art of the British artist Helen Chadwick, who died suddenly at the peak of her career.
Helen Chadwick (1953-96) is one of the most significant British artists of the eighties and nineties. She was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1987, had a widely acclaimed exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery in 1994, and was at the height of her fame at the time of her untimely death in 1996. Chadwick's art is an exploration of desire, and many of her works involve the representation of her own naked body or the use of highly sensual materials. The artist spoke of the feelings her work provoked as "gorgeously repulsive, exquisitely fun, dangerously beautiful." This monograph, the first comprehensive survey of Chadwick's work, will include many of her most famous photographs, sculptures, and installations: Viral landscapes (1989-91), photographic works featuring cells taken from the artist's body; Piss Flowers (1991-92), sculptures made by casting the holes left by a man and woman urinating in the snow; and Cacao (1994), a fountain of hot bubbling chocolate. Exhibition schedule: Barbican Centre, London, April 29 - August 1, 2004 Manchester City Art Gallery September 18 - November 21, 2004 Trapholt, Museum for moderne Billedkunst, Kolding, January 21 - May 8, 2005 Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm, September 17 – November 27, 2005
»Helen Chadwick's entire life's work is included in this beautifully presented book.«
»This catalogue is essential for every art school library and any serious student of British contemporary art.«
Times Higher Education
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