British Art Show 8
Leeds Art Gallery
9 October 2015 – 10 January 2016
Interview by ANNA McNAY
Filmed by MARTIN KENNEDY
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Martino Gamper: British Art Show 8
Martino Gamper is a London-based Italian designer who describes his artisanal approach as "conceptual and functional". His participatory project, Post Forma, has been commissioned by Yorkshire Festival and Hayward Touring, in partnership with Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle and Arts Council England's Strategic Touring Programme. Gamper's mixture of craft, design and art – furniture-making, cobbling, weaving and bookbinding – fits this year's curatorial emphasis on materiality and the importance of objects, not just as objects, but as vehicles for narratives.
Ryan Gander: British Art Show 8
Ryan Gander, who lives and works in Suffolk and London, is displaying a range of works including sculpture, film and a wallpapered diorama, comprising notes he makes to himself on his studio walls. His carved pieces explore the concept of still life, like Prouvost's, bringing together improbable objects into imaginary dialogues.
Laure Prouvost: British Art Show 8
Laure Prouvost, the London-based French artist who won the 2013 Turner Prize, is showcasing three of her “interruptions” – sound and light pieces that turn on and off at intervals, humorously giving voice to a range of objects, including a hard drive, a fan and a croissant.
Ciara Phillips: British Art Show 8
Ciara Phillips – one of last year’s Turner Prize nominees – is a Glasgow-based Canadian artist who uses printmaking as a way of bringing about socio-political discussions.
British Art Show 8
Now in its eighth year, the British Art Show is the largest and most ambitious touring exhibition of contemporary art in the UK, bringing together emerging artists worth watching with those who have been working for three or four decades