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Journeys with The Waste Land
Thru May 7, 2018 / Turner Contemporary

Lee Miller / Portrait of Space
On Margate Sands.
I can connect
Nothing with nothing.
– T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land

 

Journeys with ‘The Waste Land’ is a major exhibition exploring the significance of T.S. Eliot’s poem The Waste Land through the visual arts.

In 1921, T.S. Eliot spent a few weeks in Margate at a crucial moment in his career. He arrived in a fragile state, physically and mentally, and worked on The Waste Land sitting in the Nayland Rock shelter on Margate Sands. The poem was published the following year, and proved to be a pivotal and influential modernist work, reflecting on the fractured world in the aftermath of the First World War as well as Eliot’s own personal crisis.

 

Paul Nash / The Shore

R.B. Kitaj / If Not, Not

Presenting over 60 artists, and almost 100 objects, including the works of Edward Hopper, William Blake, Man Ray, Barbara Kruger, Helen Marten, Paul Nash, Paula Rego, and Cy Twombly. The exhibition explores how contemporary and historical art can enable us to reflect on the poem’s shifting flow of diverse voices, references, characters and places.

 

Carey Young / Lines Made by Walking

Cy Twombly / The Four Seasons

The exhibition is the culmination of a three year project designed to develop a pioneering approach to curating. Local residents, coming together as The Waste land Research Group, have developed the entire exhibition. Journeys with ‘The Waste Land’ is consequently the result of many months the group have spent discussing personal connections between art, poetry and life.

 

Edward Hopper / Night Windows

Paula Rego

The Waste Land Research Group

The Waste Land Research Group formed through an open call issued by Turner Contemporary in 2015. Ranging from people in their 20s to their 70s, the group have brought a diverse range of interests and life experiences to bear on Eliot’s poem. Through weekly meetings, discussions, talks, workshops, walks, research trips, studio visits and individual inquiry, the group have developed their own methods for making decisions together and deciding on content.

All the artworks in the exhibition have been chosen by group members. They have also designed the layout of the show, written the exhibition texts, and devised the public program.

The exhibition foregrounds the multiple perspectives of those involved. In doing so, it mirrors the form of the poem, where Eliot juxtaposes many different voices and references.

 

Cecil Collins / The Quest

Eleanor Marriott

List of artists:

Berenice Abbot, Fiona Banner, Christiane Baumgartner, Sir Peter Blake, William Blake, Leonora Carrington, Cecil Collins, John Davies, Tacita Dean, Tess Denman-Cleaver, Benedict Drew & Nicholas Brooks, Jacob Epstein, Elisabeth Frink, Philip Guston, Henrik Håkansson, Rozanne Hawksley, Patrick Heron, Edward Holloway, Edward Hopper, David Jones, R.B Kitaj, Käthe Kollwitz, Winifred Knights, Barbara Kruger, Matt Lewis, Percy Wyndham Lewis, Nalini Malani, Helen Marten, Bernard Meadows, Ana Mendieta, Lee Miller, Henry Moore, Olive Mudie Cooke, Paul Nash, John Newling, Eduardo Paolozzi, Deanna Petherbridge, Man Ray, Paula Rego, Julia Riddiough, Martin Rowson, Rosalie Schweiker, Monir Sharoudy Farmanfarmaian, Walter Sickert, John Smith, Lalage Snow, John Stezaker, Jo Stockham, Graham Sutherland, Emma Talbot, Berny Tan, Vibeke Tandberg, William Turnbull, JMW Turner, Cy Twombly, Edward Wadsworth, Sally Waterman, Jane & Louise Wilson, William Lionel Wyllie, Carey Young.

 

Journeys with ‘The Waste Land’
Through May 7, 2018 / Turner Contemporary
For more information please visit the exhibition page >

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Journeys with The Waste Land
Thru May 7, 2018 / Turner Contemporary

Lee Miller / Portrait of Space
On Margate Sands.
I can connect
Nothing with nothing.
– T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land

 

Journeys with ‘The Waste Land’ is a major exhibition exploring the significance of T.S. Eliot’s poem The Waste Land through the visual arts.

In 1921, T.S. Eliot spent a few weeks in Margate at a crucial moment in his career. He arrived in a fragile state, physically and mentally, and worked on The Waste Land sitting in the Nayland Rock shelter on Margate Sands. The poem was published the following year, and proved to be a pivotal and influential modernist work, reflecting on the fractured world in the aftermath of the First World War as well as Eliot’s own personal crisis.

 

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R.B. Kitaj / If Not, Not

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The exhibition is the culmination of a three year project designed to develop a pioneering approach to curating. Local residents, coming together as The Waste land Research Group, have developed the entire exhibition. Journeys with ‘The Waste Land’ is consequently the result of many months the group have spent discussing personal connections between art, poetry and life.

 

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The Waste Land Research Group

The Waste Land Research Group formed through an open call issued by Turner Contemporary in 2015. Ranging from people in their 20s to their 70s, the group have brought a diverse range of interests and life experiences to bear on Eliot’s poem. Through weekly meetings, discussions, talks, workshops, walks, research trips, studio visits and individual inquiry, the group have developed their own methods for making decisions together and deciding on content.

All the artworks in the exhibition have been chosen by group members. They have also designed the layout of the show, written the exhibition texts, and devised the public program.

The exhibition foregrounds the multiple perspectives of those involved. In doing so, it mirrors the form of the poem, where Eliot juxtaposes many different voices and references.

 

Cecil Collins / The Quest

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Journeys with ‘The Waste Land’
Through May 7, 2018 / Turner Contemporary
For more information please visit the exhibition page >