From life [solo exhibition]

Cowan, Judith and Lux, Simonetta and Santacatterina, Stella (2005) From life [solo exhibition]. [Show/Exhibition]

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The exhibition which combines sculpture and photography and a lithograph was curated by Simonetta Lux and Stella Santacatterina. The lithograph, H.I.S.T.O.R.Y M.A.T.T.E.R.S, sited in the museums’s entrance, has now become a permanent exhibit at the MLAC Museum in Rome. The installation ‘From life ‘ drew on political images from her personal archive of newspaper cuttings and her research into oral history during a study visit to the International Marionette Museum, Sicily. 'From life' derived from research into the temporality of space using the conventions and language of theatre, such as lighting, audience, stage, scenery. Selected newspaper images of significant political events were distilled into a single gesture and re-enacted by a model whose cast legs revealed the tension of the original moment. Cowan works across media exploring the relations between the body and space as a series of fragments, gestures and boundaries.

Item Type:Show/Exhibition
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Information about the exibition was published in 'Luxflux proto-type arte contemporanea' the Italian/English quarterly, profiled 'from life' (cover page, pp56-71, 10 colour photos) No 10-11-12 April 2005, ISBN 8849209053. Simonetta Lux wrote an article on Cowan , positioning her alongside Cragg and Kapoor in an international journal also covering artists from Cuba, Turkey and U.S.A.

'from life' had 2 television coverages (including an artist's interview) and numerous reviews in Italian newspapers/on-line journals. Cowan was invited to talk on the project by La Sapienza University.

Research Areas:Middlesex University Schools and Centres > School of Art and Design > Visual Arts
Middlesex University Schools and Centres > School of Art and Design > Visual Arts > Art Practice as Investigation cluster
ID Code:438
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Deposited On:13 Nov 2008 12:40
Last Modified:30 Oct 2014 15:36

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