ARTIST ROOMS Robert Therrien 

21. Jun - 7. Sep 14 / ended mac birmingham

Exhibition | Multi-disciplinary | Midlands


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Robert Therrien No Title (Table and Four Chairs) 2003 Painted aluminium, steel, wood and plastic displayed: 8920 x 14850 mm object, each (Chair): 2860 x 1430 x 1730 mm object (Table): 2690 x 4685 x 3620 mm ARTIST ROOMS Acquired jointly with the National Galleries of Scotland through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008© ARS, NY and DACS, London 2009

Robert Therrien No Title (Table and Four Chairs) 2003 Painted aluminium, steel, wood and plastic displayed: 8920 x 14850 mm object, each (Chair): 2860 x 1430 x 1730 mm object (Table): 2690 x 4685 x 3620 mm ARTIST ROOMS Acquired jointly with the National Galleries of Scotland through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008© ARS, NY and DACS, London 2009



For its first ARTIST ROOMS project, mac birmingham will present the work of American artist, Robert Therrien. The immediacy, accessibility and playful relationship with childhood in Therrien’s work, combined with narrative, storytelling, folklore and fairy tale, offer huge potential for mac birmingham, to build upon its track record for engaging children and young people with contemporary art. Locating this show at the heart of mac birmingham’s summer 2014 programme, it will occupy the 250 square metre, double-height, first-floor gallery and spread throughout the building and will include the important work No Title (Table and Four Chairs) 2003, a colossal sculpture of a dining room set enlarged to three times its original size. mac birmingham is also working towards an innovative project which will see a team of young people using the themes of Therrien’s work to engage and develop young audiences.


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