Jane and Louise Wilson

  • Venue: Fine Art Lecture Theatre
  • Start: Tue, 24 Oct 2017 17:15:00 BST
  • End: Tue, 24 Oct 2017 19:00:00 BST

Jane and Louise Wilson have been working as an artist duo in collaboration for over two decades.  Since 1990 they gained a national and international reputation as artists working with photography and the moving image, installation in an expanded form of cinema and lens based media. Their early works centred on abandoned buildings, often imbued with the presence and ideology of the original occupants. Through carefully choreographed film installations, sound works and photography they have explored some of Europe’s least accessible sites including a former Stasi Prison in former East Berlin, the British Houses of Parliament and the huge Star City complex in Moscow, a key site of the Russian Space Programme.

The Wilson sisters have had held exhibitions in the UK and internationally in places such as Kazakhstan, the USA, Canada, Japan and all over Europe. They have also exhibited widely in international group shows, including the Carnegie International (1999), Korean Biennial (2000), Istanbul Biennial (2001), Moving Pictures at the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao (2003), Remind at the Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria (2003), and Out of Time at the Museum of Modern Art in New York (2006), 2010“Suspending Time”, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal 2010-11 Tempo Suspenso , CGAC, Santiago de Compostela,  Sharjah Biennial (2011), 2012-13 'The Toxic Camera ' The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, "Ruin Lust" Tate Britain( 2014), "Conflict, Time and Photography" Tate Modern.

Elisabetta Fabrizi is a curator and writer. Currently a PhD candidate at Newcastle University, she has held a number of curatorial positions including at BALTIC and as Head of Exhibitions at the British Film Institute.



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