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Cornelia Parker

Until 31 May 15, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, United Kingdom

Expect fireworks at the launch of Parker’s solo show at the Whitworth. For the opening, the British artist has designed a meteor display inspired by William Blake’s watercolour The Ancient of Days, around 1827, which is in the museum’s collection. The trigger is a breath-activated sensor created from graphene—the world’s strongest, thinnest, substance discovered at the University of Manchester—made from graphite from a Blake pencil drawing. The show includes Cold Dark Matter: an Exploded View, 1991, made from fragments of Parker’s detonated... Read on

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