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"Faltering Flame - Aspects of the Human Condition in Contemporary Art"
2005-02-09 until 2005-05-07
Sheffield Galleries and Museum Trust, Graves Art Gallery
UK United Kingdom
An exhibition that investigates the human psyche through contemporary art
will be on display at the Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield from 9 February - 7
May 2005. Faltering Flame will include the 2004 Turner Prize winning work,
Memory Bucket by Jeremy Deller alongside contemporary works from established
and emerging British artists. The exhibition will explore questions about
the human identity and our scientific and psychological make-up: the fears,
hopes, dreams and anxieties of the human condition.
Faltering Flame will be curated by David Thorp who has been Curator of
Contemporary Projects at the Henry Moore Foundation, Hertfordshire since
2001. David was active in the development of the contemporary art scene in
the East End of London, first as the Director of the Chisenhale Gallery,
then at The Showroom, and from 1992 until 2001 as Director of the South
The exhibition will be divided in to 4 sections: The World, Life, Death and
Dreams. Each section will show work in a variety of media including video,
photography, sculpture in bronze, and oil on canvas. Faltering Flame will
include work by some of the most renowned British artists of recent times,
including Tracy Emin, Gilbert and George and Jake and Dinos Chapman.
Faltering Flame: Aspects of the Human Condition in Contemporary Art will
complement Tate Sculpture: The Human Figure in British Art from Moore to
Gormley which will be running concurrently at Millennium Galleries. Whilst
Tate Sculpture is concerned with the external appearance of the body and the
human form, Faltering Flame will look at the inner being. It will
investigate those things that we, as beings, sense about ourselves but that
are normally invisible: our sense of self.
Jake and Dinos Chapman,