Friday, 1 November 2013 – 11:00am – 3:00pm
Venue: National Gallery London
Speakers: Colin Wiggins, Gill Perry, Jenny Sliwka, Michael Landy
This study day will discuss the work of Michael Landy and his exhibition Michael Landy: Saints Alive, which runs between 23 May and 24 November 2013 in the Sunley Room.
A series of large-scale kinetic sculptures bring a contemporary twist to the lives of the saints. Saints are more often associated with traditional sacred art than with contemporary work, but Michael Landy, current Rootstein Hopkins Associate Artist in residence at the National Gallery, has been inspired to revisit the subject for this exhibition.
Landy’s large-scale sculptures consist of fragments of National Gallery paintings cast in three dimensions and assembled with one of his artistic hallmarks – refuse. He has scoured car boot sales and flea markets accumulating old machinery, cogs and wheels to construct the works. Visitors can crank the works into life with a foot pedal mechanism.
Sainsbury Wing Theatre, Level -1
11am Introduction – History of the Collection
Colin Wiggins, Special Projects Curator
11.20am Colin Wiggins in discussion with Michael Landy
12noon Lunch (not provided)
1.15pm Saints: The Forgotten Stories
Jenny Sliwka , Howard and Roberta Ahmanson Fellow in Art and Religion
1.45pm Playing with Michael Landy
Gill Perry, Professor of Art History, The Open University
To book a place please go to the National Gallery website