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Cornelia Parker
Rosalind Whyte
Tuesday 25 July 2017

Contemporary sculptor and installation artist Cornelia Parker is best known for her large-scale installations such as Cold Dark Matter:   An Exploded View (1991), the suspended fragments of a garden shed and its contents, which she had blown up by the British Army and installed around a single light bulb, to create the dramatic effect of an explosion frozen in time.  With such pieces as that and Thirty Pieces of Silver (1988-89), she creates works of beauty from acts of destruction, transforming everyday objects and investigating their nature and value.  This lecture explores her intriguing and thought-provoking work.

Recommended reading :”Cornelia Parker” by Iwona Blazwick and Yoko Ono,  April 2014

Rosalind Whyte has a BA and MA from Goldsmith’s College, and an MA (distinction) from Birkbeck College.  She is an experienced guide at Tate Britain, Tate Modern, the Royal Academy and Greenwich.  She lectures at the Tate Modern and Dulwich Picture Gallery to independent art societies and on cruises, and also leads art appreciation holidays.