Born in Dublin 1971
Lives and works in London
This is an exhibition to coincide with the works on display at Tate Britain.
Eva Rothschild has been named the sixth artist to take on the Duveens Commission at London’s Tate Britain. Rothschild will follow in the footsteps of former Turner Prize-winner, Martin Creed, whose installation last year featured runners dashing through the Duveen galleries at 30-second intervals.
The Dublin-born sculptor, 36, has offered little detail on what her work will incorporate but has confirmed that the piece will stretch the entire length of the 70-metre site. Rothschild says she hopes “to create something that will agitate the architecture of the Duveen Galleries, tangling with your perception of space”.
An exhibition of Rothschild’s work was held at Tate Britain last year. She works with steel, “seedy sex-shop leatherette”, strips of rubber, Plexiglas and more, infusing what have been called her “venomous” sculptures with pop-culture allusions to S&M, mysticism and nu rave.
Stephen Deuchar, director of Tate Britain, praised Rothschild for “creating works that beguile with their subtlety and illusion”.
Former Duveen alumni include Michael Landy, Mona Hatoum and Mark Wallinger, who won the Turner prize in 2007 for the work he created for the commission. Wallinger’s State Britain recreated an Iraq War protest demonstration, which originally took place in Parliament Square.
The Duveens Commission, which aims to highlight contemporary sculpture, has been made an annual event with the financial support of Sotheby’s auction house. Rothschild’s installation will be unveiled on 29 June at the galleries in Millbank, London, and displayed until 29 November 2009. guardian 2009
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