‘Avoiding the Object’ with artist Cornelia Parker, O.B.E.

26 Jun 2018

Cost of entry

Full Price £10
Friend of the Freud Museum £7
Student with valid ID £7

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  • Finchley Road
  • Nearest tube: Finchley Road, 5 min walk from Museum
  • Finchley Road & Frognal , 5 min walk from Museum
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Artist Cornelia Parker, OBE, will talk about her work in relation to the themes of loss and creativity.


The third in the series of talks ‘On Loss and Creativity’, which coincide with the exhibition Breathe by artists Fay Ballard and Judy Goldhill.

“I resurrect things that have been killed off… My work is all about the potential of materials — even when it looks like they’ve lost all possibilities.”
Cornelia Parker

Cornelia Parker is well known for her large scale, often site-specific, installations. Her engagement with the fragility of existence and the transformation of matter is exemplified in two key works: Dark Matter, a cartoon-like reconstruction of an exploded army shed, and Heart of Darkness, the formal arrangement of charred remains from a forest fire. Through a combination of visual and verbal allusions her work triggers cultural metaphors and personal associations, which allow the viewer to witness the transformation of the most ordinary objects into something compelling and extraordinary.

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Fay Ballard

Judy Goldhill

Cornelia Parker


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