Elizabeth Price curates

In a Dream You Saw a Way to Survive and You Were Full of Joy

Elizabeth Price curates is a new publication accompanying the Hayward Touring exhibition by Turner-Prize-winning artist Elizabeth Price. It consists of a series of works gathered from museums, archives, galleries and books that explore the horizontal.

Divided into four sections – Sleeping, Working, Mourning, Dancing – the publication presents images of the reclining or recumbent body in states of weariness, sleep, stupor, reverie, grief, sickness, death and erotic transport or languor.

These images are mixed with austere landscapes, filled with sea, snow, sand and soil. Strung together, the narrative of these pictures suggests tense, latent potential, rather than passivity or inertia.

Featuring over 80 artists (with works spanning over 2000 years), including Vito Acconci, Constantin Brancusi, Lygia Clark, John Flaxman, Eric Gill, Mike Kelley, Richard Hamilton, Henry Moore, Gustav Metzger, Carolee Schneemann, Jo Spence, Gavin Turk, and Francesca Woodman, among many others.

Exhibition tour dates: Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester (11 June 2016 – 23 October 2016), Glynn Vivian Arts Gallery, Swansea (Summer 2016), and De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea: January – 30 April 2017.


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