‘Here I am waiting (2014–2023)’
'Horror in the Modernist Block' Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
25 November 2023 – 1 May 2023
Plaster, jesmonite, aluminium foil, rebar, retroreflective pigment
With Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann, Simon & Tom Bloor, Shezad Dawood, Ola Hassanain, Ho Tzu Nyen, Richard Hughes, Karim Kal, Kihlberg & Henry, Firenze Lai, Diego Marcon, Ismael Monticelli, NT, Amba Sayal-Bennett, Seher Shah, Monika Sosnowska, Maria Taniguchi, Abbas Zahedi.
Curated by Melanie Pocock
The exhibition took Birmingham as its starting point, a city renowned for its brutalist architecture. It considered how exhibiting artists unpack the troubled histories and legacies of modernist buildings through the lens of horror by linking its tropes (suspense, darkness, fear) with qualities of modernist design.
Site-responsive installation made for Ikon's Tower Room.
Photos: Stuart Whipps