Phyllida BarlowSWAMP

10 June to 22 August 2010 V22 Dalston

Some of Phyllida Barlow’s larger sculptures can’t leave the room without being dismantled beyond a point where they could be faithfully reconstructed elsewhere. This means that their current venue is their only habitat – in these specific identities. That’s how they begin their business as room-peculiar installation: the conditions of transferability have been stacked in advance. The precarious materials and construction of the smallest (and most mobile) of them tell of their relation to a similar set of contingencies. All of which is a particular response that can be made to an invitation: the oracular, warning of folly – the folly of course being any investment in absolutes. - Fergal Stapleton

Hauser & Wirth

Venue info

V22 Dalston

10–16 Ashwin Street
E8 3DL

Overground: Dalston Junction, Dalston Kingsland
Bus: 30, 38, 56, 67, 76, 149, 236, 242, 243, 277