Simon Patterson, rehearsal of Seascape, 2017, with Bexhill Sailing Club. Photo: Sin Bozkurt. Courtesy: De La Warr Pavilion
We love Simon Patterson’s Seascape, created especially for the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill-on-Sea. Working with Bexhill Sailing Club, Patterson staged the temporary public spectacle on 20th May. This marked the opening of his solo exhibition, Safari: an exhibition as expedition, where the club staged a ‘sea-battle’ during which coloured smoke grenades were set off in a daytime display that referenced the commissioning of artists in the 17th and 18th centuries to design spectacles, including mock battles and firework displays, for their patrons. The exhibition at the De La Warr Pavilion continues until – 3rd September 2017 at The De La Warr Pavilion www.dlwp.com
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Through performance, sound, sculpture and painting, Florence Peake’s RITE re-interprets a moment in modernism’s history: Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, composed in 1913 for Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes. Choreographed by Vaslav Nijinsky, the original performance is notorious for the riot it provoked on the opening night.
Encompassing works from the last 25 years of Simon Patterson’s career, Safari: an exhibition as expedition combines a wide range of artistic mediums with a selection of artifacts from the Hastings and Bexhill Museums’ collections and a performance at sea to create an exciting new show at the De La Warr Pavilion.