Celebrating our tenth year in 2018 15th January 2018/ Bilyana Palankasova In celebration of our 10th anniversary marking Jupiter Artland opening its doors to the public, we are delighted that we will have two new site-specific commissions for 2018. 
 
Our first piece is with Phyllida Barlow, opening on 12 May. Barlow is notable for her anti-monumental sculptural works characterised by the physical experience of handling a material. Her work is strongly concerned with the relationship between the object and the space it occupies. The project has been realised in close relationship with Nicky Wilson and will consist of multiple parts. Executed in the artist’s preferred everyday materials, such as timbre, steel and a coated concrete skin, the commission for the woodland will rise, imitating and playing with the tree canopy, opening up to reveal the expanded viewpoint and the dappled skyline.
 
Phyllida Barlow was born in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1944. She graduated from Chelsea College of Art in 1963 and the Slade School of Art in 1966. She is currently based in London and was teaching at the Slade School of Art for over twenty years before retiring in 2009. She is Emerita Professor of Fine Art, Royal Academician and a CBE for her services to the arts. Barlow represented Britain in the 2017 Venice Biennale. Her practice is characterised by the use of an eloquent vocabulary of inexpensive materials – plywood, plaster, cardboard, fabric. She is very much concerned with the material qualities of the work, such as time, weight, balance and rhythm, the state that an object could be in.
 
Our other highlight of our programme is the Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos, opening the summer season on 28 July 2018. Vasconcelos is notable for her large-scale surreal sculptures made from everyday objects. For Jupiter Artland’s collection, she will create a 9-metre long swimming pool installation, covered in hand-painted Portuguese tiles representing a lively composition of dynamic colours and sinuous lines that draw the symbols of the zodiac. The pool will be situated within Bonnington House’s Italian Garden and an additional special structure, designed by the artist, will be installed, holding items from her personal collection of hand-made crochet sculptures.
 
Joana Vasconcelos was born in Paris in 1971 but was brought up in Lisbon, Portugal where she is currently based. She came to prominence with her participation in the 2005 Venice Biennale with the sculpture A Noiva (The Bride), comprising of a 5-metre-tall chandelier made of 25,000 tampons. She is engaged with themes of womanhood, nationality, community and cultures. Her work often operates within dichotomies with a particular attention on the relationship between private and public. 
 
Alongside the installations, we will be publishing an accompanying book, giving an insight into the process of commissioning and installing the new works. The book will also include studio images by Thierry Bal and an essay by Dr Jo Applin.

We will also publish a 10th anniversary publication to celebrate the development of the collection and to reflect on Jupiter Artland’s first decade. Each artist in the collection will contribute to the book with insights into the special commissioning process. Principal supporters of the Foundation, such as Maria Balshaw and Ludmilla Jordanova will also contribute to the text. 

We can't wait to share our tenth year with you, our visitors, and look forward to welcoming you back to Jupiter Artland from Saturday 12 May.