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SPIKE ISLAND

133 Cumberland Road, Bristol BS1 6UX
0117 929 2266

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Tues-Sun 12-5 During Exhibitions

Bristol Temple Meads / Bus 506 to Cumberland Road

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IMAN ISSA : MATERIAL FOR 2018
Feb 17 - Apr 15, 2018
The work of Iman Issa explores the relationship between history, memory, language and objects. Working across sculpture, text, video, photography and sound, Issa questions the possibility of addressing the collective through individual experience. She is interested in how forms can carry personal and political significance, often making reference to places, figures or events that have a personal resonance.
 
For her exhibition at Spike Island, Issa presents Material (2010–12) a series of ‘displays’ that question the function of public sculpture and monuments. The series makes reference to existing public monuments which she strips back to their essential elements and reimagines into other forms, triggering a chain of associations that go beyond the original object and its meanings.
 
The exhibition is a collaboration with Bielefelder Kunstverien, Germany.

Click to enlargeHARRIET BOWMAN : ALL ROUND-ER (SAD SALE)
Jul 21 - Sep 16, 2018
Harriet Bowman presents an ongoing series of works based on a progressive narrative about a fictional character called Fled who explores Bowman’s own curiosities for cars, horsepower and the language of advertising.

NINA BEIER : EUROPEAN INTERIORS
Jul 21 - Sep 23, 2018
Danish artist Nina Beier works with an array of objects that carry particular social histories, from human hair wigs to mechanical rodeo bulls, cigars to soap.
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BENOÎT MAIRE : THEBES
Oct 6 - Dec 9, 2018
Private view Fri Oct 5 6pm - 9pm
Benoît Maire can be described as a visual philosopher, taking inspiration from a range of disciplines including geometry, sociology and mythology. His major solo exhibition Thebes at Spike Island features more than ninety works ranging from paintings and sculptures to furniture, everyday objects and films.
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