|Titre :||Lucy Skaer : A Boat Used as a Vessel|
|Auteurs :||Kunsthalle Basel (Bâle), Auteur ; Joanna Fiduccia, Auteur ; Adam Szymczyk, Auteur|
|Type de document :||texte imprimé|
|Editeur :||Bâle : Kunsthalle Basel, 2009|
|Format :||36 p. / ill. / 29 cm|
|Langues:||Anglais ; Allemand|
|Index. décimale :||B (Monographies)|
|Catégories :||SKAER Lucy|
Kunsthalle Basel is proud to announce the first major institutional exhibition outside of Great Britain by Lucy Skaer (*1975, Cambridge).
The play on words in the title rests on the formal and functional correspondence of the two nouns. The title reveals the multilayered process of naming and attributing meaning: while a boat can both literally be a vessel, it also becomes the vessel to hold the meaning of the title. This play on the ambivalent legibility of signs and their construction is the point of departure in Lucy Skaers exhibition, which shows real objects variously abstracted into pictures and symbols.
Skaer makes sculptures, films and drawings mainly based on photographs sourced from newspapers and books as well as pictures taken off the Internet, and assembles them in installations. The transformation of her found material into pictures and objects is an elaborate, often manual process that also involves the collaboration of craftsmen. What results is a push and pull between representation and the still recognizable meaning and physical shape of the original subject matter. [kunsthallebasel.ch]
|Edité à l'occasion de l'exposition :||Bâle, Kunsthalle, du 5 avril au 14 mai 2009|
|05957||B / SKA||Livre||Centre de documentation||Monographies||Exclu du prêt|