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Descent by Catherine Yass

  • Quarterhouse Auditorium 49 Tontine Street Folkestone, England, CT20 1JT United Kingdom (map)
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Catherine Yass’ work Descent shows a camera being lowered to the ground from a crane over a construction site at Canary Wharf, London, through thick fog.

Catherine Yass is best known for her distinctive photographic and film-based work. Typically she manipulates her subject matter by overlaying the negative and the positive from photographs she has taken and then realises the resultant images as lightboxes, prints and films. In 2017 RIBA held a screening of the artist's film, Aeolian Piano, with the BBC. Recent solo exhibitions include Milton Keynes Gallery (2014); Alison Jacques Gallery, London (2012) a mid-career retrospective at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea (2011); The Phillips Collections, Washington D.C. (2011); Stedelijk-Hertogenbosch Museum, The Netherlands (2009) and St Louis Art Museum, Missouri (2009). She was short-listed for the Turner Prize in 2002.

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