David Jones, artist and poet (1895-1974) begins his PREFACE TO THE ANATHEMATA :

'I have made a heap of all that I could find.' (1) So wrote Nennius, or whoever composed the introductory matter to Historia Brittonum. He speaks of an 'inward wound' which was caused by the fear that certain things dear to him 'should be like smoke dissipated'. Further, he says, 'not trusting my own learning, which is none at all, but partly from writings and monuments of the ancient inhabitants of Britain, partly from the annals of the Romans and the chronicles of the sacred fathers, Isidore, Hieronymous, Prosper, Eusebius and from the histories of the Scots and Saxons although our enemies . . . I have lispingly put together this . . . about past transactions, that [this material] might not be trodden under foot'. (2)

(1) The actual words are coacervavi omne quod inveni, and occur in Prologue 2 to the Historia.
(2) Quoted from the translation of Prologue 1. See The Works of Gildas and Nennius, J.A.Giles, London 1841.

06 October 2018

the existential intersecTAR

Continuing ACCA’s ongoing series of significant solo exhibitions by leading international artists, ACCA is excited to present a major show by Irish-born, London-based artist Eva Rothschild.

Curated by Max Delany and Annika Kristensen,
Eva Rothschild: Kosmos brings together new sculptural commissions with recent work spanning the last decade of the artist’s diverse yet distinct practice. Shaped by a myriad of influences from minimal art of the 1960s and 70s to classical architecture, spiritualism and pop-culture, Rothschild has developed an international reputation for sculptural works that are both striking and spare, as sharp geometric forms morph into flamboyant, enigmatic compositions. Stripped of excess, Rothschild’s abstract arrangements draw the mind into spaces where power, ritual, the architectural and the existential intersect.

 Eva Rothschild, 
 Crystal healing 2018, 
 fibreglass, polyurethane, jesmonite, paint, concrete plinth, 
 247.0 x 30.0 x 30.0 cm, 
 installation view, 
 Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne. 
 Courtesy the artist and 303 Gallery, New York. 
 Photograph: Jacqui Shelton

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