The exhibition, created in partnership with York Mediale, had a brilliant response when it opened in October 2020 and the Mediale and York Art Gallery teams had hoped many more people would be able to experience the triptych of digital installations this year, having extended the run. However the guidelines mean this is no longer possible.
A triptych of installations under the banner of Human Nature come together as the ambitious centrepiece of York Mediale 2020.
Jointly curated by York Mediale and York Museums Trust, visitors discovered how the human body is hardwired, synchronised and inextricably linked to nature.
Fresh from their show at the Saatchi Gallery in London, Marshmallow Laser Feast’s new installation Tides Within Us explored the journey of oxygen from lungs to the heart and body in a series of installations that echo natural ecosystems.
Embers and the Giants from Canadian media artist Kelly Richardson makes its UK premiere, a short film examining human intervention on nature, referencing the destruction of forest areas and dwindling numbers of fireflies.
Celebrated fine artist Rachel Goodyear continued her exploration into animation-based work with Limina, a series of new animations complemented by delicate drawings displayed alongside a newly conserved marble sculpture from York Art Gallery’s collection. Collectively, her work offers an intriguing glimpse into the psyche and fragments of the unconscious.
- York Museums Trust to receive £423,000 from Government’s Culture Recovery Fund
- Internationally significant ceramics donated to York Art Gallery
- Trustee of York Museums Trust included in the Woman’s Hour Power List 2020: Our Planet
- New paintings by prominent British artists acquired by York Art Gallery
- Former director of the National Railway Museum and London Transport Museum joins York Museums Trust Board of Trustees