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“Eduardo Paolozzi—Bill Woodrow.” A lecture by Irina Kulik

Dissymmetrical Similarities. A lecture cycle by Irina Kulik
10 October 2019
19:30–21:00

DESCRIPTION

Irina Kulik will discuss the evolution of British postwar sculpture using as examples the practice of Eduardo Paolozzi and Bill Woodrow.

Born into a family of Italian emigrants in Edinburgh, Eduardo Paolozzi (1924–2005) studied art in London and Glasgow. At various periods of his life he worked and lived in Paris, Berlin, Munich, and other cities. Paolozzi’s collage I was a Rich Man’s Plaything (1947) is considered the earliest pop artwork in the history of art. Co-founder of Independent Group (1952–1955)—a collective of London based practitioners and theorists who became one of the first to critically approach modernist legacies—Paolozzi experimented with many different mediums and art forms, but is best known for his prints and sculptures, many of which are installed in public spaces in Europe and the UK. He also worked and taught in the field of graphic design and applied arts, such as ceramics, textiles, mosaics, and graphic design. Paolozzi was knighted in 1989.

Bill Woodrow (b. 1948) is a contemporary British sculptor. Graduate of St. Martins College and Chelsea School of Art, Woodrow began an artistic career in the 1970s, using car parts, household appliances, and other objects picked up in the streets and waste dumps, which he took to pieces and reassembled in spontaneous order thus creating bizarre assemblages. In the 1990s, he turned to bronze sculpture but his works maintained a narrative character and often look like installations composed of separate elements. Woodrow’s piece Regardless of History (2000) touching upon the artist’s recurring theme—the struggle of natural and cultural, was installed on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square. In 2002 he was elected to the Royal Academy of Arts.

ABOUT THE LECTURER

Irina Kulik, PhD is an art critic, culture expert, lecturer at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), and author of numerous publications on contemporary art, cinema, and music.

HOW TO TAKE PART

Entrance is free, but space is limited. Please arrive early.

Please note that the lecture cycle will be conducted in Russian without translation into English.

Priority booking for GARAGE cardholders. Please send requests to members@garagemca.org

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