EXHIBITIONS

What’s On
York Mediale 2020

York Mediale 2020

Human Nature
October 21 – January 24, 2021
York, UK

‘Embers and the Giants’ will see its first gallery installation and UK premiere during the York Mediale 2020!

Marta Herford

Marta Herford

Deceptive Images
Oct 31, 2020 – Feb 28, 2021
Herford, Germany

Dirk Braeckman, Tacita Dean, Vittoria Gerardi, Anthony McCall, Radenko Milak, Kelly Richardson, James White

Attenborough Arts Centre

Attenborough Arts Centre

Kelly Richardson: Mariner 9
Reopening Sept 28 – Dec 18, 2020
Leicester, UK

‘Mariner 9’ returns to the UK this spring in a solo exhibition at the Attenborough Arts Centre.

Hestercombe Gallery

Hestercombe Gallery

Most Admirably Improved by Art
Reopening Sept 4 – 27, 2020
Somerset, UK

Bringing together artists who began their careers in drawing and painting, and now through a range of media respond to the landscapes of today.

Meta.Morf X

Meta.Morf X

Meta.Morf X – Digital Wild
March 5 – May 3, 2020
Trondheim, Norway

The sixth Trondheim international biennale for art and technology.

Somerset House London

Somerset House London

24/7
Oct 31, 2019 – Feb 23, 2020
London, England

An essential exhibition for today, exploring the non-stop nature of modern life.

NEWS

For the Benefit of All (double LP)

For the Benefit of All (double LP)

Release date: August 2020

‘For The Benefit Of All’ is a limited edition double LP by British musicians Tom Morris & Jo Quail which was inspired by Kelly Richardson’s video installation ‘Mariner 9’.

Digital Wild – Meta.Morf X

Digital Wild – Meta.Morf X

Published: March, 2020

The sixth Trondheim international biennale for art and technology – ventures into the digital wilderness where the foreseeable has escaped, where control is absent, and agendas, purposes, and occupations are progressively evasive.

24/7

24/7

Published: January, 2020

Explores the non-stop nature of our lives – a world in which we are sleeping less; where complex systems exert control over us and the pull of the screen disrupts our instincts to daydream and pay attention to the world around us, and each other.

NEW WORK

In her significant new body of video installations and prints entitled Pillars of Dawn, Richardson imagines a desert landscape in which environmental conditions have crystallized the terrain. Sculpting every branch of each tree and populating the entire landscape with millions of individualised crystals has been a painstaking labour of love. Roughly speaking, there is one crystal in each of the landscapes for every species still alive today. We live in a time when many scientists believe humans are causing the mass extinction of thousands upon thousands of other species; Richardson’s work asks us what it is in the world that has value for humans. In each of the scenarios we encounter, we see a beautiful, empty, crystallised world. It is almost as though all life-forms had been transformed into pure carbon – that is, into the most concentrated forms of pure carbon in the natural world – diamonds. The majesty and infinite wealth of the Earth is revealed, although no humans appear present to appreciate it.