MD3 Fragility and Monumentality : Artist interview - Eric Bainbridge
Eric Bainbridge : was born in Consett, County Durham, UK in 1955. He completed a Masters in Sculpture at the Royal Academy, London in 1981. He has exhibited internationally in significant group and solo exhibitions as one of the most influential British artists in contemporary sculpture. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s he exhibited in important group exhibitions such as Material Culture at the Hayward Gallery, London and solo exhibitions including View Points, the Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis; Eric Bainbridge, the ICA, Boston; Style Space Elegance, the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. Recently he has been included in Modern British Sculpture at the Royal Academy, London – the most significant exhibition on British sculpture in recent years, curated by Penelope Curtis and Keith Wilson.
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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