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Meet the Artists: SCULPTURE NOW!
14:00 on 22 September 2018
Phyllida Barlow, one of the most renowned sculptors of this era, and Ollie Dook, who creates sculpture in digital space, are joined by Dr Jo Applin, specialist in modern and contemporary art at The Courtauld and Claire Feeley of Jupiter Artland to discuss risks, delights and challenges of producing new progressive forms of art.
In this special afternoon event we explore what’s at stake when commissioning ambitious new artwork. What is the social impact of artwork outside conventional gallery spaces? And what future do we imagine for artforms that defy traditional categories?
This event also marks the launch of Ollie Dook’s new artist-book Of Landscape Immersion. The Generous Landscape: 10 Years of Jupiter Artland and Phyllida Barlow’s quarry will also be available for purchase.
About the Artists
Phyllida Barlow represented Great Britain at La Biennale di Venezia 2017 with a major solo show in the British Pavilion. In 2011 she became a Royal Academician and in 2015 she was made a CBE for her services to the arts in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours. In 2012 Barlow received the Aachen Art Prize and ‘Award for the most significant Contribution to the Development of Contemporary Art’ at The First International Kiev Biennale. She was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and lives and works in London. Commissioned for Jupiter Artland’s tenth year, quarry is Phyllida Barlow’s first permanent outdoor artwork.
Ollie Dook’s work challenges traditional conceptions of sculpture, creating scenarios where the digital and the real coexist. Starting with an examination of online-culture, he explores the evolving dominance of screen-based images in our negotiation of the world around us. For Jupiter Artland, Dook studied the representation of animals on screen from the beginnings of photography through to high definition filmography such as Blue Planet II and user-generated content like Cats of Instagram. This investigation led him to early writings on zoological architectures and animal enclosures from whence the term Landscape Immersion was first coined. Commissioned as part of Jupiter’s Emerging Artist Programme and the Edinburgh Art Festival, Ollie Dook’s Of Landscape Immersion is the artists first outdoor work. The work is accompanied by a limited-edition artist-book.