For the final talk of the series, Sophie Raikes, Assistant Curator at Henry Moore Institute, discusses ways of exhibiting temporary and site-specific sculpture and installation. Sculpture and the Site-Specific takes place from 12:30 at York St Mary’s on 19 May and is free to attend. Raikes will look at identifying how three-dimensional works within the Art Prize Exhibition interact with each other as well as the unique architecture of York St Mary’s.
Incorporating the projects of 10 shortlisted artists, with a further 90 pieces displayed on monitors, the 2016 edition is the award’s largest exhibition to date and welcomes practitioners from Austria, Canada, Germany, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Poland, South Africa, the UK and the USA. Ranging from site-specific installations to new experiments with light and digital technologies, the showcase is an inspiring example of the calibre of works submitted to the Prize.
From ecological concerns to transitions in urbanisation and developments in technology, this year’s presentation instigates a cohesive commentary on the way we inhabit the earth. Questions of material and personal value align with definitions of virtual and physical realms; depictions of natural landscapes defy tangible realities; and an awareness of time is envisaged in elements of light and sound.
Sophie Raikes, Assistant Curator at Henry Moore Institute: Sculpture and the Site-Specific, Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition, 12:30 – 13:00, Thursday 19 May, York St Mary’s.
For more information, visit www.aestheticamagazine.com/art-prize/exhibition-2016
1. James Winter, Usurp (Spatial Light Construct 003), 2016. Aesthetica Art Prize shortlisted artist.