Hiorns' engines at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

14 February 2012

The Arts Council Collection is pleased to announce that Untitled by Roger Hiorns is currently featured in the survey exhibition The Sculpture Show at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (SNGMA) until 24 June 2012.

 

This major work, purchased in 2010 by the Arts Council Collection with the support of The Henry Moore Foundation, the artist and Corvi Mora, will for the first time be shown in the United Kingdom placed upon Charles Jencks dramatic landscaping project Landform at the SNGMA. Untitled comprises two decommissioned aircraft engines once part of military surveillance planes into which the artist has embedded three different types of anti-psychotic drugs inaccessible to the viewer. Roger Hiorns is fascinated by the alchemical transformation of ideas, actions and materials and this work continues his exploration into the symbolic power of culturally dominant objects and machine forms.

 

For more information on the exhibition please visit SNGMA's website here.

 

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