This solo exhibition of one of the UK’s most acclaimed contemporary artists gives audiences the opportunity to experience the power of her monumental installations.
Shattered pieces of a garden shed, suspended at the exact moment of explosion; an entire room tented with the offcuts from thousands of Remembrance Day poppies; a selection of steam-rollered silver, suspended from the ceiling. These are just a few of Cornelia Parker’s large-scale installations, which take ordinary objects and present them in unexpected, thought-provoking ways.
These immense exhibits are at the heart of a new solo exhibition at Tate Britain, a showcase of the artist’s playful, provocative practice. Parker’s ability to transform everyday paraphernalia in ways that invite reflection on some of the core issues of our time is highlighted here, with the works on show invoking a consideration of human rights, violence and history.
Presented alongside an extensive selection of her drawings and films, some works will also stray beyond the confines of the exhibition itself, popping up amongst the Tate Britain’s permanent collection – and ending up in direct reference to the historical works they draw upon.