Art Space - New Graduate Award 2010
Sophie Price - PRESERVATION OF A MEMORY
University of Portsmouth Fine Art Graduate Award 2010
Private view: Friday 29th October, 6.30pm-8.30pm
Exhibition: 19th - 26th October 2010
“This series of works represents over a year’s worth of research into the plight of the asylum seeker. It is an exploration into the asylum system and the people who have experienced it. It has saved multiple lives but has also failed many.
I have looked thoroughly at the reception which we extend to those who are coming to this country in desperate need of help. I have been saddened and frustrated but some individuals’ journeys have made me hopeful.
Themes of survival, home and the human spirit have been pivotal within my work and the concepts and practices of artists such as Christian Boltanski, Joseph Beuys and Marcel Duchamp have been integral to the development of these pieces.
It doesn’t wish to judge, Just to make people question.”
Sophie Price, 2010
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