Fiona Banner: Artist's Talk

Wednesday 18 November, 2015
6:30 - 8pm, $0

New School, Kaplan Hall
66 West 12 Street, The Auditorium

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Through sculpture, drawing, film, performance, and installation, British artist Fiona Banner explores the visual limitations of language. Banner has presented many works in the public realm and has often found sculpture to be a useful tool in articulating her chosen subject matter. She is well known for her text-based "portraits" of films or objects that are represented in a variety of media, including text, sculpture, and the artist's own film work. Most recently, Banner's exploration of historic military aircraft was the subject of a site-specific public installation at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Through an overview of her practice, Banner's talk will explore the relationships between her work, the public, history, myth, and the inherent connections that bind them.

Fiona Banner (b. 1966, Merseyside, UK) lives and works in London. Notable recent solo exhibitions include Wp Wp Wp, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, United Kingdom (2014); The Vanity Press, Summerhall, Edinburgh (2013); and Peace 3 of 3 on Earth at Tate Britain, London (2007). Forthcoming exhibitions of her work will be presented at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (2015) and Kunsthalle Nuremberg (2016). Banner's work is included in numerous international public collections, including the Tate Gallery, London, the Van Abbemuseum, Netherlands, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. Her work was included in General Release: Young British Artists at the British Pavilion for the 46th Venice Biennale (1995), and she was a nominee for the 2002 Turner Prize. She received her BA in Fine Art from Kingston Polytechnic, London and her MA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths College, London. Banner is represented by Frith Street Gallery, London, and 1301PE, Los Angeles.

Public Art Fund Talks at The New School are organized by the Public Art Fund in collaboration with the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School.

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