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"At Sea: Works in All Media that Examine the Sea"
2001-07-16 until 2001-09-23
UK United Kingdom
Artists have been fascinated by the sea for centuries, using it to represent the power of
nature and the sublime. Many artists working today continue to find the sea a source of
inspiration and this exhibition brings together an exciting selection of work by 21
Artists such as Vija Celmins and Hiroshi Sugimoto see the sea as conducive to quiet
contemplation. For others, the sea evokes scenes of danger or disaster. Shipwrecks,
drownings and other tragedies are hauntingly alluded to in the work of Tacita Dean and
Mariele Neudecker. The seashore as a site for leisure and entertainment can be seen in
Martin Parr's photographs of the resort of West Bay in Dorset and in Tracy Emin's
Whitstable beach hut. The subject of holidaymakers is also explored in Rineke Dijkstra's
striking photographs, in which her teenage models nervously inhabit deserted beaches.
Garry Fabian Miller
Kolobrzeg, Poland, July 26 1992 (1992)
Courtesy of Rineke Dijkstra and Anthony D'Offay
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