Ikon Icons: Cornelia Parker 

2. Jul - 31. Aug 14 / ended Ikon


Exhibition | Multi-disciplinary | Midlands

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 Cornelia Parker, 30 Pieces of Silver.

Cornelia Parker, 30 Pieces of Silver.

Ikon Icons sees the return to Ikon of five key British artists from an exhibition programme that has extended over five decades Ė including John Salt, Ian Emes, Cornelia Parker, Yinka Shonibare and Julian Opie. A presentation of work by each takes place, consecutively, throughout 2014 in Ikonís Tower Room.

The series is a major component of Ikon 50, the programme of exhibition and events celebrating Ikonís 50th anniversary.

In 1988 Ikon commissioned Cornelia Parker to make Thirty Pieces of Silver, a major work in her early career now in the collection of Tate. She returns to Ikon to show a new related work comprising a suspended circle of squashed silverware. A kind of critical response to monumental floor-based sculpture, it also characteristically conflates ideas of preciousness and perceived cultural value with traces of a traumatic event.

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