Conversation Piece (Spinning)
Céline Condorelli’s work addresses the divisions between public and private, art and design, and work and leisure in order to reimagine what art and museums can be, building on the legacies of those who came before her. Inhabiting the in-between spaces of Remai Modern, Condorelli is creating a series of works that invites visitors to encounter and experience the museum in new ways.
Event/Exhibition meta autogenerated block.
March 11, 2022
This work, Conversation Piece (Spinning), is the first in her long-term project at Remai Modern and is part of the artist’s ongoing series of carousel sculptures. The artwork builds on the lesser-known history of artists who have designed playgrounds and introduced ways to play inside museum spaces. This piece is an homage to the history of art and play while also inviting guests to have a lively experience at the museum.
This project was developed in dialogue with local communities with the support from Remai Modern staff, and engaged with school children from the museum’s Art for Life Program. The students helped develop colour studies to inspire this work, giving them the opportunity to learn about the interplay between colour, form and movement.
With support from:
Consulate General of France in Vancouver
Aileen Burns and Johan Lundh, Co-Executive Director & CEOs
Céline Condorelli lives and works between London and Lisbon. She is known for her research into legacies of modern art and architecture and the ways they come together to reimagine public space with special attention to structures of support.
Recent exhibitions include Two Years Vacation, FRAC Lorraine, France (2020); TEA, Spain (2021); Céline Condorelli, Kunsthaus Pasquart, Switzerland; Kunsthal Aarhus, Denmark (2019); Zanzibar, permanent installation for the Kings Cross Project, United Kingdom; Vera Cortes, Portugal (2018); Proposals for a Qualitative Society (spinning), Stroom Den Haag, Netherlands; Corps à Corps, IMA Brisbane, Australia, including a sculpture garden which won Australian Institute of Architects Art and Architecture Prize (2017), Gwangju Biennial, Liverpool Biennial, Sydney Biennial (2016).
Condorelli is one of the founding directors of Eastside Projects, Birmingham, UK. She is the author and editor of Support Structures published by Sternberg Press (2009), and her first monograph, bau bau is published by Mousse (2017).