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Kelly Richardson & Brigitte Zieger | ISIS Arts
Kelly Richardson & Brigitte Zieger

Kelly Richardson & Brigitte Zieger

ISIS Arts & Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (mima) invite you to an artist talk event with:

Kelly Richardson & Brigitte Zieger

Thursday 1st August

17:30 - 18:30

Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS1 2AZ (map)

ISIS Arts and mima are pleased to welcome moving image artist Kelly Richardson to speak at mima about her curatorial debut On the Precipice. On the Precipice is an exhibition of immersive film installations currently touring the North East in The Big M, ISIS Arts' inflatable mobile exhibition space. Joining Richardson for the talk from Paris is Brigitte Zieger, whose work Bewildered features in On the Precipice.

The Big M will be on Centre Square outside mima on Wednesday 31st July - Thursday 1st August and will be screening On the Precipice. Richardson and Zieger will both be at mima on Thursday 1st August to speak about their artistic practice, the various works featured in On the Precipice and the thematics that have influenced both their practices.

On the Precipice was devised and developed by North East based, Canadian-born artist,

Kelly Richardson, and features work by richardson herself, Gordon Cheung (UK), Alexandra Crouwers (Belgium), Jenn E Norton(Canada), Jillian McDonald (Canada/USA), Emily Richardson(UK) and Brigitte Zieger(Germany/France).

Their films, examining the role human history has played in the development and arguable decline of our global environment, are screened on three screens positioned inside The Big M, creating an immersive experience and exploring our relationship with various contemporary landscapes.

The event is free and everyone interested is welcome although space is limited, so please RSVP to Charlotte Gregory via email charlotte@isisarts.org.uk or phone 0191 261 4407.


Kelly Richardson is a Canadian artist, living and working in North East England. Having studied fine and media arts, she received her undergraduate degree from the Ontario College of Art & Design (Canada) and her masters degree from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (Canada) and Newcastle University (UK). From 2012-2013 her work was the subject of a touring, 15 year retrospective at the Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art (Sunderland, UK), Grundy Art Gallery (Blackpool, UK), Towner (Eastbourne, UK) and Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo, USA) followed by a smaller presentation at the Contemporary Art Gallery (Vancouver, Canada) in 2014.

Richardson has been widely acclaimed in North America, Asia and Europe. Her work was selected for the Beijing, Gwangju and Busan biennales, and major moving image exhibitions including theThe Cinema Effect: Illusion, Reality and the Moving Imageat the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Washington, USA) and Caixaforum (Barcelona, Spain),Videosphere: A New Generationat the Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo, USA) andVisions Fugitivesat Le Fresnoy (Tourcoing, France). Her video installations have been included in the Toronto International Film Festival (2012) and Sundance Film Festival (2011 and 2009) and in 2009, she was honoured as the featured artist at the Americans for the Arts National Arts Awards. Richardson's work has been acquired by major museums across the USA and Canada, from the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and Albright-Knox Art Gallery to the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal and Art Gallery of Ontario.

Brigitte Ziegeris a German artist, living and working in Paris. Her works have been shown internationally in numerous exhibitions such asAbracadabraat the Tate Gallery London,Prop Fictionat White Columns New York,Bang! Bang!at the CCA Kunsthalle Andratx in Mallorca,Facing the Wallat the MUDAC Lausanne,Fabulations et Vagabondagesat the Contemporary Art CenterVilla du Parcin Annemasse,The Digital Handat the National Museum of Fine ArtsTaipei and this yearTirs Reloaded/Pacific Standard Timeat the Here is Elsewhere Gallery in Los Angeles. Recent Solo Shows includeWomen are Different from Menat Odile Ouizeman Gallery in Paris,Counter-Memoriesat Weigand Gallery in Berlin and with Kara Walker,Shadow's Dream the Manat l'Aître St.Maclou in Rouen.

Brigitte Zieger develops an oeuvre which, in a subtle manner, undermines aesthetic forms and decorative patterns. She employs a whole range of media, such as drawings, cut outs, video and sculpture. Though her works initially appear ideal and harmonious, this perception slowly falls apart upon closer examination – explosive charges lurk everywhere. The artist bases her works on world events and the way in which they are perceived and conveyed by the media. She collects motifs online, uses press photographs from newspapers and television news, and incorporates these in her diverse "displays".

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