NUMBER NINE: ELIZABETH PRICE
DURATION: 6 SEPTEMBER 2014 - 1 FEBRUARY 2015
OPENING HOURS: EVERY SATURDAY & SUNDAY, 11 A.M. - 6 P.M.
JULIA STOSCHEK COLLECTION, Schanzenstrasse 54, 40549 Düsseldorf
The JULIA STOSCHEK COLLECTION exhibition will be dedicated to British artist and 2012 Turner Prize winner Elizabeth Price (born 1966 in Bradford, Great Britain, lives and works in London).
Since 2006, Elizabeth Price has mainly worked with digital moving images. The key focus of her conceptual, institution-critical works has been to examine the significance of cultural artifacts, collections and archives.
Each work initially arises from an idea on a place and its history. In an analytical approach to the location, Price then explores the broadest variety of different sources of material and devises dramas to occur in that location, which feature no direct human action. Instead historical artifacts, archival images and documents are used to enact social occurrences and play out collective fears and desires. Images, texts and sounds are composed in episodes that we migrate to through sections variously reminiscent of pedagogic lectures, cinematic melodrama or commercial advertising. In this process-based practice, categorizations and referential systems shed their original meaning, develop a life of their own, and expand in time and space through the rearrangement by narration in video.
An exhibition has been organized in close collaboration with Elizabeth Price, showing works from the JULIA STOSCHEK COLLECTION and one piece on loan from the artist. The scenography of the exhibition corresponds to the videos in that it unfolds in a special rhythmic sequence that includes the interiors and spatial elements of the installation. This exhibition offers the first in-depth overview in Germany of Price’s oeuvre to date.
The show will be accompanied by a comprehensive line-up consisting of STUDIO 54, a film program compiled by the artist, a multi-part concert series entitled “The Architecture of Sound” and a lecture by the artist (23 January 2015, 7:30 p.m.).