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Tadeusz Kantor and The Object is Alive with Dr. Emily LaBarge
Sat 4 March 2017, 14:00 – 15:00 GMT
Tadeusz Kantor and The Object is Alive with Dr. Emily LaBarge Saturday
4 March 2017, 2-3.30pm.
Project Lab, Nottingham Castle
Dr. Emily LeBarge will present an illustrated talk based on her essay for The Object is Alive that examines the work of both Kantor and Darbyshire.
Emily LaBarge is a writer and researcher based in London. She has a PhD in Critical Writing in Art & Design from the Royal College of Art, where she is visiting lecturer. Amongst other publications, she contributes to esse arts + opinions (Montreal), The Photographers' Gallery and The Cambridge Humanities Review.
About the exhibition:
The Object is Alive has invited British artist Matthew Darbyshire to develop a new exhibition that actively engages with Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery and its collection, and is influenced by the work of Polish artist and theatre maker Tadeusz Kantor, who was interested in the role and status of the object. Matthew has reimagined 14 objects from Nottingham Castle’s collections – including 18thcentury Wedgwood, 20th century studio pottery, modernist sculpture and even a grenade from the Regimental Museum. By playing with scale and devising new materials and techniques, including experimenting with different concrete formulas, he has created a series of new works exclusively for the Castle.
The Object is Alive: Matthew Darbyshire is the first in a series of exhibitions that actively explore the role of object as discussed in Kantor’s writing and artistic outputs. Funded by Arts Council England and the Henry Moore Foundation, this exhibition is part of a collaborative project with Radar at Loughborough University, and will be followed by Mike Cooter at New Walk Museum, Leicester (Winter 2017), and Giles Round at Derby Museums (Spring 2018).