This Victoria Miro exhibition marks Ian Hamilton Finlay's 90th birthday and it's the first large scale show of his work ever in the UK. Focused around Finlay's interest in the weight of history, specifically the blood of the French Revolution, look out for the violent image of the guillotine transformed into a recurring icon in his sculptural installations. A particular highlight is the imposing eleven-metre carved relief entitled, The Sound of Running Water.
Don’t miss the chance to get to grips with this fascinating artist who was obsessed with the graphic realities of European history and whose multifarious creations in plaster, stone and neon text brought to life both the drama and the poetry of Europe’s past.
|What||Ian Hamilton Finlay: 1789 1794, Victoria Miro|
|Where||Victoria Miro, 16 Wharf Road , London, N1 7RW | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Old Street (underground)|
10 Jun 15 – 31 Jul 15, Tuesday - Saturday 10.00am - 6.00pm
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