Cornelia Parker

The Roof Garden Commission

Beatrice Galilee and Sheena Wagstaff

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May 10, 2016
64 pages, 4 1/4 x 7 5/16
55 color illus.
ISBN: 9781588395931
PB with Poster Jacket

Published by The Metropolitan Museum of Art / Distributed by Yale University Press

Turner Prize–nominated British artist Cornelia Parker (b. 1956) is well known for her large-scale, site-specific installations.  Her work has been featured in many solo exhibitions and is included in collections around the world.  Often composed of ordinary objects, her installations make the familiar extraordinary, whimsical, and even poignant. Her work for the 2016 Roof Garden Commission at the Metropolitan Museum, documented here, merges two iconic examples of American architecture: the red barn and the infamous mansion on a hill from Alfred Hitchcock’s movie Psycho – itself inspired by the paintings of Edward Hopper. The resulting piece is brilliantly allusive, exploring the tension between the tropes represented by these two cultural symbols. This slim volume includes an interview with the artist in which she eloquently illuminates her work and influences.
 

Beatrice Galilee is Daniel Brodsky Associate Curator of Architecture and Design and Sheena Wagstaff is Leonard A. Lauder Chairman, both in the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
(4/19/16–10/31/16)

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Dan Graham
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Unfinished
Thoughts Left Visible

Kelly Baum, Andrea Bayer, and Sheena Wagstaff

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Between the Clock and the Bed

Edited by Gary Garrels, Jon-Ove Steihaug, and Sheena Wagsta

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Beatrice Galilee and Adrián Villar Rojas

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