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.
- Young Gainsborough: Rediscovered Landscape Drawings - Twenty-five recently attributed Gainsborough drawings go on show for the first time alongside major works
- Clay, Peat and Cage - UK premiere of work by Yorkshire-based artists at York Art Gallery
- Work by world-renowned artist Damien Hirst on display at York Art Gallery
- A new display of The Anthony Shaw Collection entitled ‘Themes’ opens at the Centre of Ceramic Art
- York Museums Trust invitation to tenders