Month: March 2014

Nina Canell @ Camden Arts Centre

The Camden Arts Centre is located in a reformed victorian library, this incredible architecural building was home to Nina Canell’s Solo exhibition ‘Near Here’. Her work evaluates and conquers themes of materiality, science, nature and structure. Whilst invigilating the exhibition I found the question of physical interaction to be the main assesment. It was fascinating watching visitors collaborate with the work. The full body of artwork was extremely delicate, this made the viewers more attentive and observant to the overall scientific reactions. The building is facing towards infinite open sunlight which complimented the water cable tank installations- Consquently creating beautiful prisms which gave the entire space an energetic, enchanting feel. All of the installations were at dramatically different dimensions. For example, a glass full of coagulated air next to an open cable on top of a plinth. This change in proportion makes the viewer engage with the work differently, perhaps Canell wanted to assess our focus on Art’s reception. Illusionistic elements were also an astounding touch to the valuation of interplay. Initially my thoughts entering …