Profusion

Plowman, John and Kyriacou, Sotiris and Plowman, John and Barham, Anna and Black, Karen and Broodthaers, Marcel and Clout, Lucy and Crosby, Clem and Durham, Jimmie and Fairnington, Mark and Fishbone, Doug and Gamper, Martino and Hiorns, Roger and Silver, Daniel and Smykla, Harald and Strange, Jack (2010) Profusion. [Show/Exhibition]

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Abstract

Inspired by the unique setting of Calke Abbey, ‘Profusion’ is an exhibition
of specially commissioned and existing artworks by fourteen acclaimed international artists. Now preserved by the National Trust in a state of atmospheric decline, Calke Abbey and its outbuildings are filled with the accumulation of years of collecting and hoarding by its eccentric and reclusive owners. Its contents are presented in a way that disregards established hierarchies, classification and methods of display, celebrating instead the glorious disarray and rich diversity of objects and artefacts and their testimony to the passage of time. Through their fragility and materiality they emphasise a heightened sense of physicality and deterioration. These themes and ideas are pivotal to the exhibition’s context and are explored by the artists through a range of artworks encompassing painting, sculpture, drawing, installation, video and performance.

Item Type:Show/Exhibition
Additional Information:Inspired by the unique setting of Calke Abbey, ‘Profusion’ is an exhibition of specially commissioned and existing artworks by fourteen acclaimed international artists. Now preserved by the National Trust in a state of atmospheric decline, Calke Abbey and its outbuildings are filled with the accumulation of years of collecting and hoarding by its eccentric and reclusive owners. Its contents are presented in a way that disregards established hierarchies, classification and methods of display, celebrating instead the glorious disarray and rich diversity of objects and artefacts and their testimony to the passage of time. Through their fragility and materiality they emphasise a heightened sense of physicality and deterioration. These themes and ideas are pivotal to the exhibition’s context and are explored by the artists through a range of artworks encompassing painting, sculpture, drawing, installation, video and performance.
Keywords:Art installations
Subjects:W Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art
Divisions:College of Arts > Lincoln School of Art & Design
ID Code:4329
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:29 Mar 2011 18:52
Last Modified:18 Jul 2011 16:40

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