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Eye Benches by Louise Bourgeois

Sculpture in the Close

26 June 2017 - 17 September 2017
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Our free biennial outdoor art showcase returns, this year with an all-female line up. Running from Monday 26 June to Sunday 17 September, the fifteenth Sculpture in the Close exhibition will open to the public from 10am to 6pm each day.

Twenty artworks by nine featured artists will form a trail through the College grounds, set against a backdrop of listed buildings – some of which date back to the 12th century.

Sculptors exhibiting this year include Rachel Whiteread, the first woman to win the Turner Prize, Cornelia Parker, official House of Commons Election Artist for the 2017 UK general election, and Louise Bourgeois – widely known for her spider sculptures.

Other installations come from Phyllida Barlow, who represented Great Britain at the 2017 Venice Biennale, and worldwide-known Kim Lim and Turner Prize nominees Mona Hatoum, Shirazeh Houshiary and Alison Wilding.

The exhibition also marks the return to Jesus College of work from Agnes Thurnauer, whose You triptych was displayed over two months in 2015, the first time that Thurnauer's work was shown in the UK.

Exhibition catalogues will be available from the Porters’ Lodge at the main entrance to the College on Jesus Lane.


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