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Curator’s introduction: Phyllida Barlow RA cul-de-sac


Friday 1 March 2019
11am — 12pm

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Phyllida Barlow, demo (detail), 2017.

Installation view, Kunsthalle Zürich.

Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth © Phyllida Barlow. Photo: Annik Wetter Photographie.

Join curator Edith Devaney as she discusses our exhibition, Phyllida Barlow RA cul-de-sac, in our Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Galleries.

Phyllida Barlow’s vibrant, large-scale installations transform the environments they inhabit. From the Venice Biennale and Tate Britain to Zurich’s Kunsthalle, Phyllida Barlow’s colourful creations have reconfigured spaces around the world. Often massive in scale, she uses raw and recycled materials like cardboard, cement and plaster, to create looming structures that respond directly to the spaces they inhabit.

In this talk, curator Edith Devaney offers insight into how Barlow has been inspired to take a fresh approach to her installation, challenging our perception of the space in a completely original way.

Contemporary curator at the Royal Academy of Arts, Edith Devaney, co-curated the Jasper Johns; Something Resembling Truth exhibition in 2017. She co-curated Abstract Expressionism, both at the Royal Academy in 2016, and the Guggenheim Bilbao in 2017. She curated the David Hockney: 82 Portraits and 1 Still-life, which toured to three venues across Europe and the US. In her capacity as Head of Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, she has worked with many international contemporary artists on both the curation of the annual exhibition and special projects and displays relating to it.

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Friday 1 March 2019

11am — 12pm

The Benjamin West Lecture Theatre, Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts

£10, £6