Yto Barrada – In a dream you saw a way to survive and you were full of joy

Elizabeth Price Curates: In a dream you saw a way to survive and you were full of joy

28 January – 30 April 2017 / De la Warr Pavillon, Bexhill-On-Sea

13 May – 28 August 2017 / Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea


Yto Barrada / Dormeur / C-print 2006 / 125 x 125 cm


Elizabeth Price, who was awarded the Turner Prize in 2012, creates video installations using a dynamic fusion of image, text and music to explore aspects of social and cultural history.

She stages this exhibition as ‘an austere melodrama’ exploring the psychological and formal power of the horizontal. It presents a repertoire of images of the reclining or recumbent body – in varying states of weariness, stupor, reverie, grief, death, erotic transport and languor.

The exhibition includes sculptures, drawings, photographs, film and videos arranged in four loosely threaded sections: Sleeping, Working, Mourning and Dancing.

Elizabeth Price presents the latest in a series of Hayward Touring exhibitions curated by artists. These exhibitions often embrace an eclectic range of historical and contemporary works, offering illuminating insights into the artist’s own creative processes as well as the relationships between the works chosen.

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