An airy and dynamic installation consisting of twelve equal sized mirrors facing the same direction, suspended from the ceiling with strips of blue Scotch tape running horizontally through the backdrop of blank white walls.
This was quite a pleasant and interactive experience, the ambivert in me felt seen in the quadrilateral reflections. Selfie time indeed… The feeling of intimacy and exposure like the private moments in bathroom mirrors, feeling seen and drawn in by ones own reflection.
This installation is part of his ongoing exploration of notions of infinity and space.
Phyllida Barlow transforms everyday household materials into large scale sculptures, concentrating on remembering and documenting whilst getting lost in the little details. Her large scale pieces remind me of the topsy turvy childhood perspectives of the outside world, seemingly undeveloped, bold, overwhelming but beautiful.
Her structures are made of wood, steel, polyurethane foam and cement with a surface comprising multiple panels.
ARTIST ROOMS Phyllida Barlow at Turner Contemporary, 2017 © Phyllida Barlow.
Showing at Tate Modern
Blavatnik Building Level 4
Nairy Baghramian’s sculptures include casted carved and fastened industrial materials with smoothened into abstract finishes, reminiscent of large human molars and unbrushed teeth strapped into position by braces. When taken away from the body at large, one finds the self becoming fascinated by the examination of what might usually feel like normally familiar parts of the human body. The mind begins to wonder, to question and be intrigued by the telescopic exposure of their own biology and anatomy.
Curated by Mark Godfrey and Valentina Ravaglia
Showing at Tate Modern
Natalie Bell Building Level 4 West
ROOM 2 IN MATERIALS AND OBJECTS
When I say “MOOD” you say “Right?!”
Surrealist techniques take responsibility for the influence on Baj’s works. I experience a light existential light rage, which begs to penetrates and release onto the observer, but seems to be trapped behind a glass wall of suppression.
Baj’s paintings of caricatured figures are scrubbed into found fabrics and collaged into upholstery with mechanical objects and construction toys.
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