On this episode of A brush with…, Cornelia Parker talks to Ben Luke about her influences, together with artists, writers, film-makers, composers and musicians, and the cultural experiences which have formed her life and work.
Parker, born in 1956 in Crewe, Cheshire, north-west England, makes works starting from dramatic room-filling installations to delicate, ephemeral objects—a few of the most profound, witty and thought-provoking artwork of latest a long time. Frequent to her work are acts of transformation, from the violent to the surreal and the whimsical. She takes discovered objects and substances and thru massively diversified processes lends them new, usually multilayered, meanings.
She discusses her early love of J.M.W. Turner, and the work she ultimately made linking Turner with Mark Rothko. She remembers wrapping Auguste Rodin’s The Kiss with a mile of string, in a reference to Marcel Duchamp, and the controversy this intervention prompted within the press. She talks in regards to the growing concern with politics in her work, together with two new works made for her Tate Britain retrospective opening in Might 2022.
And she or he solutions the questions we ask all our visitors, together with these in regards to the museum she visits essentially the most, her each day studio rituals, and, finally, what artwork is for.
• Cornelia Parker, Tate Britain, London, 19 Might-16 October
• Collection 9 of A brush with…, runs from 23 March-13 April, with episodes launched on Wednesdays. You’ll be able to obtain and subscribe to the podcast right here. This podcast is sponsored by Bloomberg Connects.