• David Thorpe

    Kunsthaus Glarus

    A work of strange beauty, David Thorpe’s installation The Defeated Life Restored, 2007, was co-commissioned by three institutions: Kunsthaus Glarus and the work’s successive venues, the Camden Arts Centre, London, and Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Germany. At Kunsthaus Glarus, the work was presented in a room with two long walls of windows and a tiled floor, a setting more like a church community hall than the white cube of a museum. Here the artist built an environment of screens, crowned by zigzagging tops, whose intricate wood supports create geometric patterns paned with green and blue glass. The

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