Master Class: Heather Phillipson

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Heather Phillipson, TRUE TO SIZE installation view, 2016. Courtesy the artist and Arts Council Collection
Heather Phillipson, TRUE TO SIZE installation view, 2016. Courtesy the artist and Arts Council Collection

About

Heather Phillipson, recipient of the Film London Jarman Award and currently one of five artists shortlisted for the Trafalgar Square fourth plinth commission, discusses the intersections of language, sculpture, video and performance in her practice. 

Phillipson's solo projects in 2016 included:
Screens Series, New Museum, New York; Whitechapel Gallery, London; Frieze Projects New York; Images Festival Toronto; 32nd São Paolo Biennale; and a major new commission for the Arts Council Collection's 70th Anniversary. Recent solo projects include Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, the 14th Istanbul Biennial, Performa New York, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Opening Times (otdac.org) (all 2015), Bunker259, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Serpentine Galleries (all 2014) and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art (2013).

An award-winning poet, Phillipson has published three volumes of poetry: a pamphlet with Faber & Faber in 2009; NOT AN ESSAY (Penned in the Margins, 2012); and Instant-flex 718 (Bloodaxe, 2013), which was shortlisted for the 2013 Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection Prize and the Michael Murphy Memorial Prize. She was named a Next Generation Poet in 2014, received Poetry magazine's Friends of Literature prize in 2016, and writes a regular column for ArtReview magazine.


This talk is part of the Testing Ground: Master Class programme, a week long intensive with leading international artists sharing their expertise with a small group of emerging artists from around the country. Led by artist Doug Fishbone, this year's artists are: Susan Hiller, Chantal Joffe, Heather Phillipson and Eve Sussman. Each of the artists, in addition to working with the emerging artists, will present a free evening lecture to the public about their work.

Master Class 2017 Public Lectures
1 February: Heather Phillipson
2 February: Chantal Joffe
4 February: Eve Sussman
5 February: Susan Hiller

FREE. Booking Recommended.

Gallery

Heather Phillipson, Zero Point Garbage Matte (still), 2012
Heather Phillipson, Zero Point Garbage Matte (still), 2012