The world of conceptual art is coming to Bristol with the Raw Materials exhibition at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery. The exhibition, presented by Artist Rooms by the Art Fund, formally the National Art Collections Fund, who help museums show and share art.
Raw Materials, staged between June 30 and September 23, will pieces from American artists Bruce Nauman, Jenny Holzer, Ed Ruscha and Lawrence Weiner including neon work, street posters and wall texts.
“The selection assembles key pieces by each artist who all have a strong interest in language: Nauman employs puns and repetitions to reveal the gaps between speech and subjectivity; Holzer focuses closely on the language of officialdom; Ruscha makes typographical monuments in iconic American land and cityscapes fusing pop iconography with a playful sense of irony; Weiner creates a sense of sculptural space with pared-down exhortations in text.”
A free introduction to the new exhibition is being held on Saturday at midday by visual art curator Julia Carver.