Cornelia Parker

Cold Dark Matter: An Exploded View


Not on display
Cornelia Parker born 1956
Wood, metal, plastic, ceramic, paper, textile and wire
Unconfirmed: 4000 x 5000 x 5000 mm
Presented by the Patrons of New Art (Special Purchase Fund) through the Tate Gallery Foundation 1995

Film and audio

Cornelia Parker: Cold Dark Matter – Objects

All kinds of connections and ideas can be traced through the arrangement of different objects. These familiar domestic items were ...

Cornelia Parker: Cold Dark Matter – How significant are the shadows?

Shadows on the floor and on the wall are as much part of the work as the suspended objects. The ...

Cornelia Parker: Cold Dark Matter – Still explosion

'I operate very often in these 'frozen moments' where there's been lots of action but this a sort of ...

Cornelia Parker: Cold Dark Matter – What does the title mean?

Cold Dark Matter: An Exploded View 1991 is composed of the ragged fragments of a garden shed, which was blown ...



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