MD3 Fragility and Monumentality : Artist interview -Miranda Housden
Miranda Housden : studied Undergraduate Sculpture at Falmouth University, followed by an MA in Fine Art at Chelsea School of Art and Design, before becoming a Rome Scholar in Sculpture at the British School at Rome in 1990. This was followed by an artist’s residency at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design (UMPRUM) in Prague, Czech Republic in 1992/3. During the last 10 years her practice has been informed by a number of research and other related positions she has held, including being London Director for the Royal Institute of British Architects, followed by her position at the Institution of Civil Engineers. Her on-going and related studio practice based at Chisenhale Arts Place, Bow has led to both exhibitions in the UK and internationally and her curatorial practice has included a number of cross-disciplinary exhibitions and the production of a series of short films. Recently she has both been the lead curator and participant in a major Arts Council-funded exhibition,Compulsion, at St Clements Hospital, Bow.
Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
This exhibition Monologue Dialogue 3 continues an important conversation initiated 8 years ago in Thailand supported by the British Council resulting in exhibitions of a group of British and Thai artists in both Bangkok and London. The group of artists participating in this third exhibition has evolved organically to include new artists that are interested in this kind of diverse, international and unpredictable dialogue. The key words here are fragility and monumentality. This show illustrates nothing. It is not an illustration of a theory or concept; it embraces the poetic and uncertainty will sometimes surface. The artists will interact, fabricate, assemble, paint and construct this show – we expect an electric conversation with excitement and perhaps even failure. Failure and nothingness are key words in art and ones that can be embraced resulting in fragility and a vision that is unexpected. Monumentality is about presence, and can be about the awkwardness of being.
Supported by British Council; UCL Development and Alumni Relations Office; UCL Slade School of Fine Art; Bangkok University School of Fine And Applied Arts.
Event Date: 27 June - 24 August 2014
Location: Main Gallery, 9th floor
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