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Eric Parry RA and Cornelia Parker RA in Conversation

RA Forum


Friday 4 July 2014
7 — 7.30pm

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Eric Parry RA

Organisers of galleries in this year’s Summer Exhibition, Eric Parry RA and Cornelia Parker RA explore the creative possibilities of cross-disciplinary collaboration.

Eric Parry established Eric Parry Architects in 1983. Under his leadership, the practice has developed a reputation for delivering beautifully crafted and well considered buildings that respond to their context. London has been the focus and the setting for most of his work, which includes several highly prestigious commercial projects in London’s City and West End, including Stirling Prize shortlisted schemes at 30 Finsbury Square and 5 Aldermanbury Square, and the recently completed One Eagle Place in Piccadilly. The practice is also renowned for cultural projects involving sensitive historic buildings such as the restoration of St Martin-in-the-Fields Church in Trafalgar Square and the highly acclaimed new extension for the Holburne Museum of Art in Bath.

Cornelia Parker is well known for her large scale, often site specific, installations. Her engagement with the fragility of existence and the transformation of matter is exemplified in two key works: Dark Matter, a cartoon-like reconstruction of an exploded army shed, and Heart of Darkness, the formal arrangement of charred remains from a forest fire. There is an apocalyptic tone to much of her work but she also demonstrates a concern with the more insidious effects of global warming and consumerism.

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The Royal Academy Forum is the RA’s long established forum for public debate on the arts, exploring ideas at the intersections of different artistic practices, and their interface with philosophical, political, social and economic issues and contexts.

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Friday 4 July 2014

7 — 7.30pm

Main Galleries, Burlington House

Free with an exhibition ticket; no booking required