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Cornelia Parker: The State of Art

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A few days before finding out that Cornelia Parker was going to be talking at an event at the Tate, I came across her installation ‘Breathless’ at V & A. It is fun to look at – and photograph – from different angles. I like the way it fills the space horizontally rather than being a piece that is vertical and more obviously ‘on display’.


The conversation about ‘The State of Art’, between Kelly Grovier and Cornelia Parker, held at Tate Modern was a fantastic event. Between them, they drew out different themes in contemporary art, (such as violence and ephemerality), and linked these themes to specific works by Cornelia as well as to art that Kelly discusses in his new book entitled ‘100 works that will define our age’. Interesting to relate some of these ideas to Grayson Perry’s Reith Lectures – I hope to write an article about this talk with this wider approach in mind at some point.

Cornelia and kelly in conversation at Tate Modern

Cornelia and kelly in conversation at Tate Modern


One thought on “Cornelia Parker: The State of Art

  1. Great Helen!

    Dxxx xx


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