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First major commission of Alicja Kwade in Whitechapel Gallery

28/09/2016 11:00 PM to 25/06/2017 6:00 PM

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‘Alicja Kwade’s (b.1979, Katowice, Poland) new installation presents astronomical data exploring our position in the universe.

28 September 2016 – 25 June 2017, 11am – 6pm
Whitechapel Gallery
77-82 Whitechapel High St London E1 7QX
FREE

Bronze casts of giant vertebrae accompany a film inspired by NASA data of extrasolar meteors, referencing the cataclysmic event believed to have caused the extinction of the dinosaurs. At the centre of the space, a large mobile of 24 electronic star maps hangs from the ceiling. Rotating in concentric circles, the mobile visualises astronomical data showing the earth’s position in the known galaxy.

Berlin-based artist defies the conventional understanding of time and space in her work. From manipulating the mechanical workings of a clock, to creating liquid pools of mirrored glass, she converts common materials into extraordinary artworks that alter our perception of the world.’ (PCI)

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Whitechapel Gallery
77-82 Whitechapel High Stree E1 7QX
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