Meet the ArtistS: SCULPTURE NOW!

Saturday 22 September, 2pm - 5pm
£12 / £8 / £6 / £4.50 (free for members)

Phyllida Barlow, one of the most renowned sculptors of this era, and Ollie Dook, who creates sculpture in digital space, are joined by Dr Jo Applin, specialist in modern and contemporary art at The Courtauld and Claire Feeley of Jupiter Artland to discuss risks, delights and challenges of producing new progressive forms of art.
Founder of Jupiter Artland Nicky Wilson will lead the discussion exploring what’s at stake when commissioning ambitious new artwork. What is the social impact of artwork outside conventional gallery spaces? And what future do we imagine for artforms that defy traditional categories?
This event also marks the launch of Ollie Dook’s new artist-book Of Landscape Immersion. The Generous Landscape: 10 Years of Jupiter Artland and Phyllida Barlow’s quarry will also be available for purchase.

Tickets include entry to Jupiter Artland from 10am allowing visitors time to experience Phyllida Barlow's quarry and Ollie Dook's Of Landscape Immersion before the close of Jupiter's 2018 season.

About the contributors
Phyllida Barlow represented Great Britain at La Biennale di Venezia 2017 with a major solo show in the British Pavilion. In 2011 she became a Royal Academician and in 2015 she was made a CBE for her services to the arts in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours. In 2012 Barlow received the Aachen Art Prize and ‘Award for the most significant Contribution to the Development of Contemporary Art’ at The First International Kiev Biennale. She was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and lives and works in London. Commissioned for Jupiter Artland’s tenth year, quarry is Phyllida Barlow’s first permanent outdoor artwork.

Ollie Dook’s work challenges traditional conceptions of sculpture, creating scenarios where the digital and the real coexist. Starting with an examination of online-culture, he explores the evolving dominance of screen-based images in our negotiation of the world around us. For Jupiter Artland, Dook studied the representation of animals on screen from the beginnings of photography through to high definition filmography such as Blue Planet II and user-generated content like Cats of Instagram. This investigation led him to early writings on zoological architectures and animal enclosures from whence the term Landscape Immersion was first coined. Commissioned as part of Jupiter’s Emerging Artist Programme and the Edinburgh Art Festival, Ollie Dook’s Of Landscape Immersion is the artists first outdoor work. The work is accompanied by a limited-edition artist-book.

Dr Jo Applin is a specialist in modern and contemporary art at The Courtauld.  Applin’s research addresses questions of materiality, abstraction, eccentricity, feminism, sexuality, and subjectivity. She is the author of Lee Lozano: Not Working (Yale University Press, 2018), Eccentric Objects: Rethinking Sculpture in 1960s America (Yale University Press, 2012), and Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirror Room-Phalli’s Field (Afterall and MIT Press, 2012).
In 2008 Jo was Associate Scholar at the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal, and in 2012 the recipient of a Philip Leverhulme Prize. In 2016 she was Visiting Scholar at the University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies, a Fellow of Corpus Christi College, and Senior Scholar at the Terra Foundation Summer Residency in Giverny. Her book on Lee Lozano was awarded the Suzanne and James Mellor Book Prize from the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C
Claire Feeley is Head of Exhibitions and Audience Development at Jupiter Artland. Her previous curatorial projects include Katie Paterson’s Future Library, a 100-year-long publishing project in Oslo; Michael Sailstorfer’s commission for the Folkestone Triennale where the artist buried gold on an unmarked beach; and Theaster Gates Sanctum (with Situations), which saw the people of Bristol sustain an unbroken performance for 552 hours.


Phyllida Barlow in her studio