Artist Talk by Richard Wilson

“My fascination with architectural and perceived space has resulted in a 40 year body of work where our accepted comprehension of space is questioned and subverted.” –Richard Wilson


Renowned sculptor Richard Wilson is going to give an artist talk in AVA next Tuesday, 10 March 2015, details as follow:

Time: 5:30pm – 7pm
Venue: Gallery, Academy of Visual Arts (Kai Tak Campus), Hong Kong Baptist University, 51 Kwun Tong Road, Kowloon, HK
Language: English


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About Richard Wilson
Wilson has exhibited widely nationally and internationally for over thirty-five years and has had major museum exhibitions and public works in countries as diverse as Japan, China, USA, Brazil, Mexico, Russia, Australia, Iraq and numerous countries throughout Europe. He has represented Britain in the Sydney, Sao Paulo, Venice Aperto Biennials and Yokohama and Aichi Triennals, was nominated for the Turner Prize on two occasions and was awarded the prestigious DAAD residency in Berlin. He was one of a select number of artists invited to create a major public work for The Millennium Dome, London and the only British artist invited to participate in Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial 2000, Japan.

Wilson’s projects have generated universal critical acclaim. His seminal installation, 20:50, a sea of reflective sump oil, which is permanently installed in the Saatchi Collection, was described as ‘one of the masterpieces of the modern age’ by the art critic Andrew Graham Dixon. Wilson’s commissioned contribution to Liverpool’s European Capital of Culture, 2008, Turning the Place Over, comprised a vast ovoid section of a façade that rotated three dimensionally on a spindle. His regional cultural Olympic exhibition at the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill 2012 had a hydraulically teetering replica coach positioned at the edge of the building’s roof.
In April 2014, Wilson unveiled Slipstream, a 78 meter sculpture commissioned by Heathrow Airport for its new Terminal Two building, welcoming passengers to the UK’s primary airport. The work is a response to the artistic challenge of capturing movement. It is Europe’s longest sculpture and is set to become one of Britain’s most viewed public installations; estimated to be seen by 20 million passengers a year.

Wilson was appointed Visiting Research Professor at the University of East London in 2004 and in 2008 was awarded an Honorary Doctorate at the University of Middlesex. He was elected as a member of the Royal Academy in 2006 and is serving a four year honorary professorship of sculpture at the Royal Academy Schools. Richard Wilson is represented by Michelle D’Souza Fine Art.

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