June
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Marc Quinn exhibition features new presentation of his famous sculpture of EDRIC patron, Alison Lapper

Posted on Thursday 13th June, 2013

A major new exhibition of the original 'Young British Artist' Marc Quinn has opened on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore in tandem with the inauguration of the 55th Venice Biennale of Visual Arts.  The exhibition contains more that 50 works, including the public debut of 15 new works, the exhibition will be one of the artist's most important to date. 

Breath

Positioned next to the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore is 'Breath', an 11 metre tall inflatable presentation of Quinn's famous statue of EDRIC patron 'Alison Lapper Pregnant', which was first seen when it was installed on the fourth plinth in London's Trafalgar Square in 2005.  'Breath' was the centrepiece of the 2012 Paralympics opening ceremony, and it's proximity to the church has caused some controversy amongst the Catholic Church.  However, Quinn's intention for the work is meant to express alternate values of beauty and present 'a new model of female heroism'. 

Breath

For full details of all the works being displayed have a look at this link.  cini.it/en/events/marc-quinn-2


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