"Where to Now: Imminent Impermanence in the Work of Sheela Gowda", catalogue published on the occasion of Sheela Gowda, Ikon Gallery, November 2017. ISBN 978-1-911155-10-2

Downey, Anthony (2017) "Where to Now: Imminent Impermanence in the Work of Sheela Gowda", catalogue published on the occasion of Sheela Gowda, Ikon Gallery, November 2017. ISBN 978-1-911155-10-2. Ikon Gallery, Birmingham.

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Abstract

This volume involved series of in-depth discussions with the artist and curator over a 3 month period. The essay sought to counter readings of Gowda's work, that often focus on its abstract elements, and reframe this apparent abstraction as a seismic yet imprecise measure of lasting social and political change, arguing, in turn, that the materials used in the work — despite their allusions to Minimalist sculpture — underwrites Gowda’s non-didactic, open displays of repurposed material and allusive forms.

This monograph essay also gave context to the larger exhibition catalogue for the Fondazione Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan, and set out to provide an extended critical engagement with an eminent artist while also situate readers within a complex and challenging body of under-researched work.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: An edited version of this essay, also titled "Where to Now: Imminent Impermanence in the Work of Sheela Gowda", was included in the exhibition catalogue for Sheela Gowda's retrospective show, Remains, at Fondazione Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan, April 4th to September 15th, 2019, with other critical essays by art historian Geeta Kapur and writer and curator Pablo Lafuente, a text on the show by the curators as well as well as contributions by Roger M. Buergel, Grant Watson, Abhishek Hazra, Jessica Morgan, Zehra Jumabhoy, Marta Kuzma and Tobias Ostrander. In October 2019 an adapted version of this show will travel to Bombas Gens Centre d’Art, Valencia.
Identification Number: ISBN 978-1-911155-10-2
Date: 2017
Subjects: W100 Fine Art
W900 Others in Creative Arts and Design
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > School of Art
Depositing User: Anthony Downey
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2019 11:29
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2019 11:29
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/8261

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