Since, at the end of the 1980s, she began to breathe life into her first large scale installations and suspended sculptures, Cornelia Parker has continued to intrigue viewers around the world with her explorations which look at contemporary questions, such as violence, human rights and the environmental disaster. Tate Britain dedicates an exhibition to the British visual artist known for her capacity of transforming objects from daily life into extraordinary works of art. From her first successful works, such as Thirty Pieces of Silver (1988-1989) - an installation of silver objects, including a tea pot, flatware and candelabras found in shops - to Cold Dark Matter: An Exploded View from 1991, the works of Parker explore contemporary issues through metaphor and visual allusions. To celebrate the prolific career of the artist, the exhibition at the Tate reunites 90 works, including immersive installations, sculptures, film, photos and drawings, including two new works on display for the first time. Parker’s creativity is especially visible in her works on paper, prints, photos and her most intimate sculptural pieces.
Cartoon masterpieces meet the objects that inspired them in an exhibition full of surprises.