Nominated for the Turner Prize in 1997, Cornelia Parker is perhaps best-known for a number of large-scale installations including Cold Dark Matter: An Exploded View, and The Maybe, a collaboration with actress Tilda Swinton, who appeared sleeping inside a vitrine at the Serpentine Gallery. Fascinated with processes in the world that mimic cartoon ‘deaths’ – steamrollering, shooting full of holes, falling from cliffs and explosions, Parker’s work triggers cultural metaphors and personal associations, transforming the most ordinary objects into something compelling and extraordinary.
11.00am – 12.30pm, free , no booking necessary
The Tuesday Talks series invites leading artists, thinkers and curators to explore the driving forces, influences and sources of inspiration within contemporary art. The series is programmed by Professor Pavel Büchler and Bryony Bond, and is supported by the Manchester Metropolitan University.