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Wallpaper - Tense

Tense

  • Object:

    Wallpaper

  • Place of origin:

    United Kingdom (made)

  • Date:

    1990 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Gallaccio, Anya, born 1963 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Screenprint on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Karsten Schubert

  • Museum number:

    E.545-2001

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room 514a, case SH, shelf 45

This wallpaper was produced and hung as part of Gallaccio's installation, 'Tense', which featured in the East Country Yard Show, curated by Henry Bond and Sarah Lucas in an empty warehouse at Surrey Docks, London. The paper was pasted on the walls, and on the floor Gallaccio made an oblong 'carpet' comprising one ton of Valencia oranges which gradually decayed over the duration of the show (31 May - 22 June 1990). Gallaccio has often used natural materials - such as flowers, fruit, and ice - as her raw materials, to create temporary 'paintings' and sculptures in which the process of deterioration and decay is an integral part of the work.

Physical description

Roll of wallpaper printed with over-sized images of oranges, on a white ground.

Place of Origin

United Kingdom (made)

Date

1990 (made)

Artist/maker

Gallaccio, Anya, born 1963 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Screenprint on paper

Dimensions

Width: 55.5 cm

Object history note

The wallpaper was produced as part of Gallaccio's installation entitled 'Tense' which was included in the East Country Yard Show, 1990, curated by Henry Bond and Sarah Lucas in an empty warehouse at Surrey Docks. The walls were hung with this paper and on the floor was an oblong 'carpet' comprising one ton of Valencia oranges.

Photographs of the installation are on the RF.

Descriptive line

Roll of wallpaper printed with images of oranges. 1990 By Anya Gallaccio

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

East Country Yard Show. Catalogue to exhibition. 1990. Unpaginated.

Production Note

Attribution note: Made for an installation
Reason For Production: Exhibition

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Screen printing

Subjects depicted

Orange

Categories

Wall coverings; Installation art; Prints; Scotland

Production Type

Unlimited edition

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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