Ikon, in collaboration with Palais de Tokyo, presents a new work by artist Yhonnie Scarce as part of a group exhibition, Reclaim the Earth. This exhibition brings together fourteen artists who seek to develop new connections with nature, the living world and the environment.
Australian Aboriginal artist Yhonnie Scarce was born in Woomera, South Australia, and belongs to the Kokatha and Nukunu peoples. Working with glass, Scarce explores the political nature and aesthetic qualities of the material – in particular corresponding to the crystallization of desert sand as a result of British nuclear tests on her homeland during 1956-63. For Reclaim the Earth, Scarce presents a new work Shadow Creeper (2022), comprising approximately 800 individually hand-blown pieces, produced in partnership with Ikon and University of Wolverhampton, as part of the artist’s Ikon residency.
This presentation coincides with Yhonnie Scarce’s exhibition at Ikon (10 June – 29 August 2022) as part of the gallery’s Arrivals programme, concerned with the international movement of people and ideas and organised to coincide with the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
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