As part of the programme of events surrounding the exhibition ‘Unto This Last’, German artist Thomas Bayrle will be in conversation with London-based artist Alice Channer. Their discussion will revolve around topics addressed by the works in the exhibition, more particularly the relations between textile production and art. Channer, whose work is concerned with the politics of materiality, will speak about dematerialisation, flatness and the virtual, while Bayrle, who before becoming an artist trained in a weaving mill in the late fifties, will explain how the notion of ‘warp and weft’ has informed his trademark ‘superimages’. Though of different generations, both artists point out the parallels between textile and artistic production.
This event is free but booking is essential as space is limited. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a place.
Thomas Bayrle was born in Berlin in 1937 and lives and works in Frankfurt, where he was Professor at the Städelschule from 1975 until 2007. His work was shown in Raven Row’s second exhibition in 2009 and his monumental photo collage Auto (1985) is included in ‘Unto This Last’.
Alice Channer was born in Oxford in 1977. She studied at both the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths College, London. She has had solo exhibitions at The Approach, London (2009) and Mackintosh Gallery, Glasgow School of Art (2010). For ‘Unto This Last’, she has conceived a number of new works that relate specifically to the exhibition context.