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Previous Exhibitions - De La Warr Pavilion

Oct 17 2009 - Jan 3 2010

Mind into Matter
Eight Exemplary Buildings 1834 - 2009

Selected at intervals of 25 years since the foundation of the Royal Institute of British Architecture, eight buildings explore what architects at different periods thought they were doing. Each project has an intriguing story of patronage, revealing the motives that have caused exceptional buildings to come into being for symbolic as well as practical reasons. In each case the architects have held a passionate commitment to a particular way of designing and building.

Using original drawings, specially commissioned new photography and other documents, old and new, the exhibition will make Victorian and Modern architecture accessible to new audiences through the stories it tells.

Sons of Pioneers
Matthew Houlding

Houlding's new sculptures and collages are an homage to the utopian zeal of modern architecture and Hockney’s Bigger Splash painting.

Drawing on Structuralist and Formalist ideas of architectural design and the relationships between intersecting materials and planes, contrasting geometry is framed by bold, primary coloured Perspex, which casts a Californian sunny glow over split level condo-like exteriors and interiors.

A Continuous Line -
Ben Nicholson in England
11 October 2008 –
4 January 2009

Ben Nicholson (1894-1982) was one of the most radical British artists of the twentieth century and the leader of the modern movement in Britain between the wars. Most famous for his abstract paintings and reliefs of the 1930s, Nicholson began as a figurative painter and had a deep and enduring relationship with the English landscape.

Nathan Coley
26 July 2008 –
21 September 2008

Nathan Coley is an artist whose work questions the way in which the values of a society are reflected in its architecture. His work is based around an interest in public space, and addresses issues such as the importance of place, the social value of architecture and the meaning and relevance of contemporary monuments.

Unpopular Culture
10 May 2008 –
6 July 2008

Premiered at the De La Warr Pavilion, celebrated
British artist Grayson Perry presented a personal
selection of photography, sculpture and painting from
the Arts Council Collection.

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