The Bloomberg Commission: Claire Barclay: Shadow Spans

Ogg, Kirsty. 2010. The Bloomberg Commission: Claire Barclay: Shadow Spans. In: "The Bloomberg Commission: Claire Barclay: Shadow Spans", Whitechapel Gallery, London, United Kingdom, May 2010 - May 2011. [Show/Exhibition]

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Creators: Ogg, Kirsty
Whitechapel GalleryUnited Kingdom
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The second Bloomberg Commission at Whitechapel Gallery presents a major new work by Claire Barclay between May 2010 - May 2011.

Claire Barclay is a leading figure in a generation of young sculptors who have re-engaged with craft techniques and the symbolic resonance of materials. The architectural mix of the East End with its dark cobbled alleyways, and patchwork of Georgian townhouse and modern buildings are refracted into her sculptural installation. Door and window-like forms create the basis for structures around which fabrics and objects are gathered. Top hats, the fingers of gloves, bird cages and glinting fetishistic metal give clues to the world outside and to the lives lived behind closed doors. Barclay has created a complex space for peeking around corners and for being observed.

During the year Barclay's installation will be animated by a series of dance performances by leading dancers and choreographers including Henrietta Hale, Siobhan Davies Dance, Will Tuckett and Rosemary Butcher.

Contributors: Ogg, Kirsty (Curator of an exhibition)
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Departments, Centres and Research Units: Art
Research Office > REF2014
Date range: May 2010 - May 2011
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Wingate Scholarship
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Event Location: Whitechapel Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Item ID: 4578
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2011 12:39
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2017 15:48


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