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Andrew Lacon - Fragments

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Andrew Lacon's newly commissioned response to Gallery 1 at DCA is a bold and minimal undertaking. It takes the form of a substantial yet subtle installation across the whole gallery that challenges our expectations regarding how artworks are presented and asks questions about how certain raw materials are understood and valued in different contexts across space and time.

Lacon has long been interested in how public displays of objects can explore relationships between national culture, social class and artistic intention, and this exhibition considers these ideas by focusing on one single raw material now synonymous with the history of art and architecture: marble.

The story of this work can be traced back to a journey the artist made from Mexico City to Birmingham in 2015, carrying a cotton rucksack filled with a stack of Mexican pink marble through customs. Aspects of this journey mirror Lacon's ongoing artistic investigation into the often complex political lives of materials: how they are obtained, appropriated, and used far from their places of origin. Fragments positions these expansive ideas in a deceptively simple way, using specific colours, shapes and forms to hint at underlying narratives and overlooked histories.

For this project, which is Lacon's first solo exhibition in a UK institution, he invites us to be active participants within his work, to re-think how we move through public spaces and encounter materials, objects and artworks in the world around us.

Information published by Leisure and Culture Dundee.

Dates
Thursday 18th January 2018 10:00am
Friday 19th January 2018 10:00am
Saturday 20th January 2018 10:00am
Sunday 21st January 2018 10:00am
Monday 22nd January 2018 10:00am
Tuesday 23rd January 2018 10:00am
Wednesday 24th January 2018 10:00am
Thursday 25th January 2018 10:00am
Friday 26th January 2018 10:00am
Saturday 27th January 2018 10:00am
Sunday 28th January 2018 10:00am
Monday 29th January 2018 10:00am
Tuesday 30th January 2018 10:00am
Wednesday 31st January 2018 10:00am
Thursday 1st February 2018 10:00am
Friday 2nd February 2018 10:00am
Saturday 3rd February 2018 10:00am
Sunday 4th February 2018 10:00am
Monday 5th February 2018 10:00am
Tuesday 6th February 2018 10:00am
Wednesday 7th February 2018 10:00am
Thursday 8th February 2018 10:00am
Friday 9th February 2018 10:00am
Saturday 10th February 2018 10:00am
Sunday 11th February 2018 10:00am
Monday 12th February 2018 10:00am
Tuesday 13th February 2018 10:00am
Wednesday 14th February 2018 10:00am
Thursday 15th February 2018 10:00am
Friday 16th February 2018 10:00am
Saturday 17th February 2018 10:00am
Sunday 18th February 2018 10:00am
Monday 19th February 2018 10:00am
Tuesday 20th February 2018 10:00am
Wednesday 21st February 2018 10:00am
Thursday 22nd February 2018 10:00am
Friday 23rd February 2018 10:00am
Saturday 24th February 2018 10:00am
Sunday 25th February 2018 10:00am
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