Cornelia ParkerSeptember 15 - November 12, 2000
"Cornelia Parker" was organized by The ICA, Boston, and brings together over 50 works made by Parker since 1988, including a major new installation, Hanging Fire, which she will adapt for ICA's space. Parker's work includes installations, slide projections, sculptures, and photographs with a conceptual twist. Like a forensic detective, she gathers evidence from moldering cultural artifacts and transforms it into art.
Among the works to be presented are Parker's signature piece, Thirty Pieces of Silver; Feather from Benjamin Franklin's Attic, an homage to one of Philadelphia's icons; and Shared Fate, which includes objects that were cut by the same guillotine that beheaded Marie Antoinette. A 1997 Turner Prize nominee, Parker has received a solo exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery in London and participated in a residency at ArtPace in San Antonio, Texas. Her work has also been included in numerous international exhibitions, including the Sao Paulo Biennial, and group exhibitions in Vienna, Berlin, and Paris. Boston Globe critic Christine Temin calls Parker "a scientist by way of Monty Python," and deems this exhibition "a stunner."
Curator: Jessica Morgan, Curator, The ICA, Boston.
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Cornelia Parker is organized by The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. Cornelia Parker is generously sponsored by The Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation and The British Council. Support for this exhibition at the ICA, at the University of Pennsylvania, has generously been provided by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Advisory Board, friends, members of the Institute of Contemporary Art and the University of Pennsylvania. (Information complete as of July 15, 2000.)