East Wing X
Material Matters: The Power of the Medium
January 2012 – June 2013
East Wing X’s Material Matters: The Power of the Medium, is the tenth in the biennial contemporary art exhibitions held at The Courtauld Institute of Art. This anniversary exhibition is one of the largest exhibitions in the show’s history and explores the material boundaries of art created in the years since the show’s inception.
East Wing X offers the viewer the chance to see the work of celebrated, established and emerging artists, many exhibiting in the United Kingdom for the first time. Observing the way in which the curators overcome the challenge of presenting contemporary art on the crooked and winding walls of an 18th-century building remains one of the most intriguing novelties of the biennial collection.
Material Matters celebrates our ever-growing access to the internationalism of contemporary art and the diversity of media being used in its creation. With artists from four continents exhibiting works ranging in material diversity from soap to stained glass, The Courtauld again demonstrates the value of the East Wing Collection in its continued expansion into new media and new audiences for cutting-edge artistic developments.
This provides a unique opportunity for individuals across all years at The Courtauld with first- hand experience in organising, running and maintaining an exhibition. The dialogue between highly established artists and students provides a challenging yet dynamic atmosphere in which East Wing X operates.
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