Saturday, 17 June 2017

Art Unlimited 2017 | Phyllida Barlow - untitled: 100 banners2015

Phyllida Barlow's untitled: 100 banners2015 is an installation of brightly coloured fabric banners that are placed so close to one another that it is impossible to pass through and even hard to see through.
The banners, that are usually used in context of wars or demonstrations, are here left completely unadorned. The mere number of banners may be intimidating on the viewer, but at the same time due to the different and bright colours the installation has something very alive, peaceful and almost happy to it. The sandbags on the other hand add some heaviness to the installation, reminding us of the original purpose of the banners.

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