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  • Viral Landscape No.1, 1988-89

    Viral Landscape No.1, 1988-89

    Helen Chadwick

    Trapholt Museum of Modern Art
    Æblehaven 23
    June 1–August 1, 2005

    Barbican Art Gallery
    Barbican Centre Silk Street
    May 1–August 1, 2004

    Manchester Art Gallery
    Mosley Street
    September 25–November 21, 2004

    Liljevalchs Konsthall
    Djurgårdsvägen 60
    June 1–August 1, 2005

    Curated by Mark Sladen

    With Helen Chadwick’s death in 1996 at the age of forty-two, the art world lost yet another major young female artist. For Chadwick, pleasure, visual and otherwise, had parity with politics, and she is remembered as much for her vibrant, sassy feminism as her roving experimentation across sculpture, installation, and photography. This seventy-work retrospective places the artist’s last pieces alongside reprises of two major London solo shows, in 1986 and 1994, to trace her journey from an allegorical, decorative postmodernism to exuberantly scatalogical yet sensual sculpture.

    Travels to the Manchester City Art Museum, Sept. 18–Nov. 21; Kunstmuseet Trapholt, Kolding, Denmark, Jan. 2005–Mar. 2005; Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm, June 2005–Aug. 2005.