Upside Down Inside Out
Kettles Yard Cambridge - 18 July 2009 – 27 September 2009
This summer come and see Kettle’s Yard as you’ve never seen it before.
In the words of Diana Ross – Kettle’s Yard goes upside down/inside out.
The two-part exhibition runs through the house and gallery. The house is transformed with a reprise of some of the best artists’ interventions from the last fourteen years, including Michael Craig-Martin’s pink room, Richard Wentworth’s broken china piece ‘Brac’ and Judith Goddard’s gentle evocation of a woman’s presence. Joining them are works by Douglas Allsop, Edmund de Waal, Richard Deacon, Kathryn Faulkner, Graham Murrell, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Gary Woodley, Daniel Edwards, Paul Coldwell and Tim Head.
Also featured, for the first time, are works by three artists, each responding to Kettle’s Yard. Jayne Parker’s films, ‘Trilogy: Kettle’s Yard’, have cellist Anton Lukoszevieze playing to images of Rodin’s Eve, Gabo, Brancusi and Lucie Rie. Mary Lemley catalogues the contents of her own home, item by item, and David Sheppard creates a new sound-work for visitors to play with. And, courtesy of Issam Kourbaj, you can pick up a camera obscura and look at it all upside down.
While the house is upside down the collection goes inside out. Sculptures and paintings (even furniture) move from the house to the gallery for a summer holiday. Normally fixed in position, as Jim Ede had arranged them – some at knee height, some in dark corners, some hidden away in store – works by Christopher Wood, William Congdon. LS Lowry, Ben Nicholson, Elisabeth Vellacott, Gaudier-Brzeska, Alfred Wallis, David Jones, Winfred Nicholson, Mario Sironi and others take a breath of fresh air and open up new conversations in the gallery spaces.