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nuclear history and materiality in Manchester

Yelena Popova: the Scholar Stones Project

Friday 07 February 2020Friday 20 March 2020

Working across a range of media including painting, installation and tapestry, Popova’s interdisciplinary project addresses an ongoing fascination with nuclear history and materiality. Popova has gathered soil and stones from nuclear sites across the UK, drawing attention to the industry through material objects and their correlation to time, geology and landscape. The exhibition includes a new series of paintings, created with pigments made using soil from Popova’s research sites, presented alongside scholar stones - a naturally occurring or shaped rock that adheres to a set of aesthetic principles defined in Tang dynasty China (618-907 AD) - found at those same sites.

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Keyword tags

geology | installation | landscape | nuclear industry | painting | Tang dynasty China | tapestry | Yelena Popova


Holden Gallery
Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University, Grosvenor Building, Cavendish Street
Manchester Greater Manchester M15 6BR

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