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Anobium Punctatum: Woodworm: An Intervention

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

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Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLeeds
PublisherLeeds Art Gallery
Publication statusPublished - 17 Sep 2019


‘Anobium Punctatum (Woodworm): An Intervention’ (September 2019) is an installation-intervention, part of Yorkshire Sculpture International at Leeds Art Gallery at the invitation of Rebecca Wade, Assistant Curator at the Henry Moore Institute. The installation was in dialogue with the adjacent ‘Woodwork' exhibition that Wade curated from the Modern Art collection and the World Cultures collection. It responded to the provocation by sculptor Phyllida Barlow that inspired the Yorkshire Sculpture International: ‘wood is the most anthropological of all art materials’. The intervention included objects from the ‘World Cultures’ collection chosen by workshop participants, shown along side objects the participants made in the 4 hour workshop in response to the objects they had chosen, the collection overall or the workshop concept. Objects were curated by Jelinek to fit within the larger concept of the intervention, namely an undermining by the nameless into the hallowed walls and work of the institutional gallery.


The exhibition intervention was at Leeds Art Gallery and part of the Yorkshire Sculpture International programme and the culmination of workshops at the Discovery Centre.

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