Posts Tagged: Exhibition

A Portrait of the Artist

Jonathan Watkins (Ikon Director) asks Frances Carey (former Deputy Keeper of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum) five questions about Käthe Kollwitz.  Why do you like Käthe Kollwitz’s work? For its strength of conviction combined with a bold and ever inventive approach to her means of execution. Her graphic art often has a monumental… Read more »

Sidney Nolan

Ikon is very excited to be exhibiting the work of Sidney Nolan which is on show until 3 September 2017. This exhibition, part of a nationwide programme presented by the Sidney Nolan Trust to celebrate the centenary of Nolan’s birth, brings to light a selection of extraordinary spray painted portraits dating from the 1980s. Anthony Plant, Director of the… Read more »

Oliver Beer’s exhibition: a personal perspective

By Carmen, Ikon Youth Programme member  Space; the artist’s plaything. Quick! Grab it before it escapes! The physical spaces we live in, visit, encounter unavoidably shape our human experience. They are the stage on which life is acted and memories are heightened. They mould us into individuals, affect us, and compel us. Yet this relationship… Read more »

Patrick Killoran’s Observation Deck – Feeling On Edge

By Pippa Davis, Ikon Youth Programme member There was something sinister about Patrick Killoran’s installation, Observation Deck (Birmingham). The white room I walked into contained what looked like a wooden stretcher in an asylum, with straps attached to pin down a writhing patient. Besides, the room is part of Ikon’s Tower Room, which stands as if it… Read more »

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