Chimney School of Sculpture was published to accompany an exhibition by the Copenhagen-based artist Tal R at Victoria Miro, London, in spring 2015.
Tal R has often used the word ‘kolbojnik’, meaning leftovers in Hebrew, to describe his practice of sourcing and collecting a wide range of imagery, figurative and abstract, from high and low culture.
This publication features a disparate collection of Raku-fired ceramic creature-like sculptures alongside aluminium, bronze and plaster amorphous sculptures, and mixed-media forms resembling chimney stacks.
These delightfully curious sculptures are accompanied by minimalist, patchwork fabric-covered furniture sculptures described as ‘opiumbeds’, and a series of paintings and works on paper revolving around the theme of closed blinds.
For the exhibition, the latter were presented within a self-contained corridor structure with canvas material stretched over.
This publication features an essay by Tom Morton.