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Anthony Key

Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 2002
Published by: An Eddie Chambers/EWB Project exhibition
Year published: 2002
ISBN: 0 9513290 9 X
Unpaginated.

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Catalogue titled Anthony Key, published to coincide with Anthony Key: Walcot Chapel, Bath, 24 September - 19 October 2002. Introduction by Eddie Chambers, essay Intimate Immensities by Diana Yeh and essay Inglorious Food by Susan Pui San Lok, plus footnotes for both essays. Full page colour reproductions throughout.
Extracts from the introduction as follows: “This new exhibition by Key takes place within the almost astonishing architectural gem which is Walcot Chapel, in the centre of Bath. Built in the mid 19th century, Walcot Chapel is now a deconsecrated building, stripped of its furniture but maintaining a wonderful and intimate whitewashed space that provides an ideal environment for Key to create this installation. This is an ambitious work, involving the making of large numbers of “bricks’. The work in question, a Buddha made (like Great Wall before it) from bricks cast from tin foil containers, mirrors and animates a range of concerns and reference points. Not least amongst these reference points is the architectural grandeur and pretensions of “the Georgian City“ itself.”

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»  Eddie Chambers

Born, 1960 in Wolverhampton, England

»  Anthony Key

Born, 1949 in South Africa

»  Susan Pui San Lok

Born, 1972 in England

»  Diana Yeh

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Bath Spa, United Kingdom

Anthony Key

Born, 1949 in South Africa

Anthony Key is one of the most interesting sculptors practising in Britain today. His work playfully explores the many and varied ways in which Britain has created, perceived, and continues to perceive historical and contemporary ‘Chinese’ identities. His work is frequently poignant, always original and consistently daring in ways in which it unpicks and unpacks the racism and the absurdities of our ‘Chinese’ stereotypes. Yet there is much more to Key’s work than this. It is, in its own decidedly modern way, celebratory of the mixed-upness which is 21st Century Britain, in particular, and the world in general.”

Taken from the introduction to Anthony Key: Walcott Chapel (2002)

www.anthonykey.net

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Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 2002

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Bath Spa, United Kingdom