German artist Gloria Zein was awarded the Cass Prize for Sculpture in 2011. I Can’t Stop the Dancing Chicken has been commissioned by the Goethe-Institut London to mark the reopening and 50th anniversary of the institute. Zein’s work consists of sculptural interventions both outside and inside responding to the identity of the building and the structure of the institute.
The historic building in Exhibition Road will re-open to the public following extensive restoration and modernisation this Sunday 20th May. There will be music from rock band Silbermond, traditional German food, and a series of film screenings chosen by the artist from the Institut’s extensive archive. Covering the last 50 years, the films all explore ideas of freedom and resistance and will be accompanied by short works by the artists Fiona Chambers, Marcus Coates and Anita Delaney and the director Helke Sander.
All events are free. Full programme available here: www.goethe.de
I Can’t Stop the Dancing Chicken (2012)
Photo: Richard Bryant