Mark Wallinger at the University Museum of Natural History is being organised in association with the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art and is part of the millennium celebrations for Year of the Artist. Year of the Artist began on 1 June 2000 and aims to raise the status and profile of living artists by placing 1000 artists in 1000 residencies across the country, taking them out of the traditional spaces usually associated with art and placing them in unusual and surprising locations.
Born in 1959, Mark Wallinger has established an international reputation over the past 15 years with major one-person exhibitions in London, Birmingham, Frankfurt, Basel, Milan and New York. His artistic practise has encompassed a wide range of media, including painting, photography, sculpture, video and installation. Consistently surprising, his work has taken as its subject matter art history, mythology, religion, national identity and popular culture.
Wallinger's art is frequently provocative, and a recurrent questioning of traditional values and belief systems runs through his work. In 1995, he was short-listed for the Turner Prize. He was awarded the prestigious Henry Moore Fellowship at the British School in Rome in 1998 and a comprehensive mid-career retrospective was held at Tate Liverpool in Autumn 2000. This summer the artist is representing Britain at the 49th International Venice Biennale of Art.
Time and relative dimensions in space is the outcome of Wallinger's residency at the University Museum of Natural History. The work comprises two full size replicas of Doctor Who's TARDIS, on the lawn and in the court. Please note that the TARDIS on the lawn has been temporarily removed.
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