Friday, July 8

Material Worlds, the outdoor selling exhibition at Sudeley Castle

Andrea Salvetti, Mazzolinde Fiori
Sotheby's has announced the line-up for Material Worlds, its second outdoor selling exhibition at Sudeley Castle , from 28th July to 30th September 2011.




David Adjaye, Giza Stone Bench
The exhibition brings together cutting edge, one-off and limited edition works in strikingly different materials by 11 artists and designers, including Ingo Maurer, Tord Boontje, Paul Fryer, Laura Ellen Bacon and leading architects David Adjaye and Amanda Levete. Set amidst medieval Sudeley and its romantic ruins and award‐winning gardens in Gloucestershire, the works challenge the boundaries of Design, Art and Craft. Prices range from £2,200 to £216,000.

While there are no Asian artists represented, I couldn't resist posting some photos, as I know this will be a Must See exhibition this summer if you're in the UK.
Ingo Maurer

Material Worlds features designers from the UK, Canada, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Lebanon, whose works are produced in a range of materials including iron, glass, aluminium, concrete and vintage fabric. The juxtaposition of these overtly 21st Century works in a medieval setting creates a dramatic impact.



Laura Ellen Bacon, Formof Intrigue
Highlights include: Artist Paul Fryer’s dramatic sculpture The Kingdom (47Hz); ‘Godfather of Light’ Ingo Maurer’s ethereal LED Table, which illuminates the Sudeley chapel; architect David Adjaye’s monumental granite Giza bench; V&A Extension winner Amanda Levete’s sculptural Drift bench in cement and limestone and Andrea Salvetti’s glittering cupola, Mazzolin di Fiori, composed of 1,500 aluminium flowers.

Two works specially commissioned for Sotheby’s Sudeley exhibition are Laura Ellen Bacon’s Form of Intrigue, an incredible installation of woven ash twigs, which cascades down the castle ruin. Three witty silver‐plated sculptures from Stephen Johnson’s Now Isn’t That Lovely series: Madam; Owl and Pooh are situated in the knot garden.
Ambrose Burne, Gate

Bokja, Bee #1
Also featured are Tord Boontje’s powder-coated aluminium Rain Table and Chairs and Ambrose Burne’s lyrical steel Gate. Lebanese duo, Bokja’s giant Queen Bees in recycled metal and vintage fabric are designed to highlight the rapid depletion of the world’s bee population.

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