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Power Stories: Powerhouse Commission Artist Talk


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Battersea Power Station presents a conversation on the Powerhouse Commission, 2017 with selected artists Jesse Wine, Haffendi Anuar and Director of Nottingham Contemporary, Sam Thorne. This event will be chaired by the Curator of Cass Sculpture Foundation, Helen Turner.

Both artists will offer insight into the commissioning process from maquette to realisation and how their work responds to the iconic site of Battersea Power Station. The conversation will open out to discuss the social implication of public sculpture, how to realise work at this scale without compromise and what working outside of the conventional white cube space means to an artists practice.

Guests will have special access to rare behind the scenes footage of the commissioning process and there will be the opportunity to explore the context of these contemporary sculptors practice in a subsequent Q&A session and tour.

Specifically commissioned for the site and context of Battersea Power Station the Powerhouse Commission is a new initiative in partnership with Cass Sculpture Foundation that offers an opportunity for international artists to produce a large-scale sculpture.

Wine and Anuar were selected to realise a monumental work that responds to the site, history and legacy of the Power Station from a strong shortlist of the following 9 contemporary artists; Claire Barclay, Olaf Breuning, Nina Beier, Raphael Hefti, Conrad Shawcross, Yutaka Sone, and Bedwyr Williams.

Village Hall at Battersea Power Station

Nearest train/tube:
Battersea Park Station/Queenstown Road

Event date: 28/09/2017
Open from 19:30 to 20:30

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