Event InformationSOTHEBY'S INSTITUTE — LONDON CONTEMPORARY ART LECTURES: Jane and Louise Wilson
WHEN: THURSDAY, MARCH 2nd, 2017. 17:00PM
WHERE: SOTHEBY'S INSTITUTE OF ART - LONDON, 30 BEDFORD SQUARE, BLOOMSBURY, LONDON WC1B 3EE
''Undead Sun: We Put the World Before You" (2016)
Jane and Louise Wilson are artistic collaborators and twin siblings. Training at different UK art colleges, they submitted the same (collaborative) body of work for their undergraduate degrees, featuring a staged double suicide. For their MA, they studied together at Goldsmith’s, graduating at the time of YBAs and sometimes showing with them. The Wilsons won the Barclays Young Artist Award in 1993 and were nominated in 1999 for the Turner Prize (for their show Gamma at the Lisson Gallery in London). They work in film, photography and sculpture, creating large-format multi-screen projections, series of still images, and three-dimensional installations, frequently with symbolic architecture, and voyeurism, as central themes. Much of their work includes a performative element. J.G. Ballard’s ‘architecture of death’ encompasses, in their work, abandoned Cold War sites such as World War II Atlantic Wall bunkers, H-bomb test laboratories, the headquarters of the Stasi and the United States Air Force base at Greenham Common. The viewer’s fascination with probing forbidden spaces is often accompanied with a pervading sense of dread.
The Wilsons will be talking about their practice from 17:00pm on Thursday 2nd March. This event is open to the public and free but seats have to be booked in advance. If you would like to come, please email Michelle Wynn at firstname.lastname@example.org.