Studio International

Published 15/04/2020

Transparent Things

Video walkthrough of this group exhibition at Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art narrated by curator Natasha Hoare


Transparent Things uses Chapter 1 of Vladimir Nabokov’s novel as a script. In this brief text objects exert uncanny agency, pulling us back anecdotally and materially into their past, and catalysing radical perceptual shifts. This 'script' lends itself to an exploration of contemporary sculpture.


Artists have been invited to contribute works as co-readers of the text, with new works contributed by Michael Dean, Marie Lund, Virginia Overton, and Renee So, alongside works by Nairy Baghramian, Carlotta Bailly Borg, Becky Beasley, Gareth Cadwallader, Nina Canell, Theaster Gates, David Hammons, Lucy Skaer, Vladimir Nabokov and Kerry Tribe.


Transparent Things
Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art, London
21 February – 3 May 2020 (Closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic)

Presented by Natasha Hoare
Edited by Martin Kennedy