Greyworld

Monument to the Unknown Artist
At first glance, Monument to the Unknown Artist appears to be a simple bronze statue, dressed in a neck scarf and loose fitting suit. However, the six meter monument seeks inspiration from passers-by, inviting them to strike poses which he copies, continually changing his form in a light-hearted and mischievous way. The unique sculpture offers an alternative and accessible creative experience for the public allowing them to create a dialogue with the work of art.

MARGUERITE HUMEAU

Schwingungen
“Oscillations” präsentiert eine Gruppe von Statuen aus Bronze, Alabaster, Marmor und Stein, die in einer großen und eindringlichen Installation platziert sind. Die Statuen stellen alte, prähistorische Venus-Statuen dar, die einer Ära vor 15’000 Jahren Ausdruck verleihen, als Frauen zum ersten Mal die Kraft psychoaktiver Substanzen und die Reisen des Geistes erforschten. Humeau navigiert mit diesen Venus zwischen den Welten, während sie Statuen sprechen: Ihre Stimme schafft einen Oszillationsraum zwischen der menschlichen Welt und der Geisterwelt und nimmt die Besucher in diese Art von schamanistischem Ritual mit.

Marguerite Humeau

Oscillations
“Oscillations” presents a group of statues made of bronze, alabaster, marble and stone, placed in a large and immersive installation. The statues represent ancient, prehistoric Venus statues, which give voice to an era 15’000 years ago, when women explored for the first time the power of psychoactive substances and the journeys of the mind. Humeau navigates between worlds with these Venuses as they are speaking statues: their voice create a space of oscillation between the human world and spirits world, taking the visitors with them in this sort of shamanistic ritual.

Marc Quinn

A Surge of Power
Within 24 hours Marc Quinn’s statue A Surge of Power (Jen Reid) 2020 has been erected in secret on a Bristol plinth and as quickly removed by the council. Life-sized, cast in black resin, it showed the campaigner Jen Reid standing, one fist raised, in a pose in which a photographer had captured her a few weeks earlier when she had stood on the empty plinth after Black Lives Matter (BLM) protesters tore down a bronze monument to the 17th-century slaver Edward Colston.