The London Open 2015 Q&A with artist Ben Woodeson

I’m interested in making works that make people hesitate, stuff that makes them wonder, WTF? What if I…? What if it…? It’s All Good Fun is stable, but it doesn’t seem it. The piece hangs, swinging gently from any passing disturbance, nine foot of balanced glass. We see it, but only just, the clear glass means it’s there, but also not there. It’s a bit slapstick, a quiet trap for the unwary.

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Francis Bacon painting to be at the centre of an installation by James Richards at the Whitechapel Gallery

Turner-Prize nominated artist James Richards has selected Francis Bacon’s Study for a Portrait (1953) for this fourth and final presentation of works from the V-A-C collection, Moscow to be shown at the Whitechapel Gallery. James has composed a new sound work for the display, which will be played throughout the newly redesigned gallery space, that […]

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