Cornelia Parker's artworks created in response to the 2017 General Election on show at Palace of Westminster
Cornelia Parker (Rome Award Fine Arts 1989–90) shows her artworks created in response to the 2017 General Election.
Responses to the show;
Cornelia Parker OBE RA, Official Election Artist for the 2017 General Election said:
“When I was invited by the Speaker’s Advisory Committee on Works of Art to be the official Election Artist for the 2017 snap election, one of the big draws for me was access; to be able to literally work inside Parliament while trying to grasp the conundrum that is today’s democracy. I have tried to create a body of works that reflect this very particular moment in electoral history, to offer another perspective.”
Alison McGovern MP, Chair of the Speaker’s Advisory Committee on Works of Art said:
“Cornelia Parker’s artworks representing the 2017 snap General Election are a valuable record which capture the unique mood and issues surrounding this historic event in UK history. We are delighted that these thought-provoking artworks by one of the UK’s most prolific artists – and the first ever female Election Artist – will now join the Parliamentary Art Collection for the public to enjoy and be inspired by.”
©UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor
The free exhibition in Westminster Hall of artworks; consists of two films and a series of 14 photographic prints. Open most days between 5 February and 11 April 2018.