Boris Born: Moons of Saturn

20 Nov 2008 – 20 Feb 2009

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Monday - Friday Ӣ 9.30am - 6.30pm by appointment only

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Boris Born's unique Moons of Saturn exhibition features a series of 13 mixed media works inspired by images of Titan and the other 32 moons orbiting Saturn. Born's works are on a grand scale, lighting up the walls of the Great Hall of Bishopsgate Institute. Working in mixed media - a combination of acrylic, pigments, asphalt, fabrics and papers on cotton, Born has worked up a series of canvases which elicit a rich yet subtle vocabulary of personal expressions. The works hint at an intensely remote environment, intangible and untouched by humankind. They suggest comparison with Earth, where explanations can be seen to have reduced everything to a soulless, functional state. Conversely, the moons are presented free from scientific analysis and fanciful imaginations; they exist outside our preconceptions. Viewers of the work are transported to the silent lunar region of Saturn, momentarily freed from reality. Boris Born is an established German-born artist who has held many solo exhibitions both in Germany and in London. For further information please visit his website (www.b.born.btinternet.co.uk). Moons of Saturn is exhibited in the Great Hall. The exhibition is accessible either following lunchtime concerts (see What's on page) or by appointment through the Institute. To book an appointment please call us on 020 7392 9200 and ask to speak with a member of the Programmes team.

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