Exhibition

Andrew Lanyon: Von Ribbentrop in St. Ives — Art and War in the Last Resort

14 May 2011 – 2 Jul 2011

Event times

Wednesday to Saturday 12 — 6pm

Cost of entry

FREE

Peer

London, United Kingdom

Address

Travel Information

  • 243, 55, 76
  • Old Street

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Over three years artist, writer and filmmaker Andrew Lanyon created a densely rich and elaborate narrative project in both book and exhibition form. Comprising paintings, drawings, mechanical vignettes, sculptures, artefacts and texts, this gesamtkunstwerk proposes an alternative reading of events based on the historical facts, episodes and encounters that stem from German Ambassador Joachim von Ribbentrop's brief visit to Cornwall in 1937. Throughout Lanyon's multi-layered presentation, idiosyncratic parallels are drawn between the threatened Nazi invasion of Cornwall and the encroaching dominance of abstraction over realism in modernist art.

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