Abigail Reynolds is awarded a subsequent BMW Art Journey. British artist to revisit mislaid libraries of a Silk Road.

Posted on 25. May, 2016 by in BMW Canada

Munich/Basel. Art Basel and BMW are gratified to
benefaction British artist Abigail Reynolds (represented
by ROKEBY, London) as a subsequent BMW Art Journey winner. The
general jury comparison her unanimously from a shortlist of three
artists whose works were exhibited in a Discoveries zone during this
year’s Art Basel uncover in Hong Kong. 

Abigail Reynolds’ artistic use is closely related to books and
libraries. Having complicated English Literature during Oxford University, she
frequently draws impulse from literary essays and total to
suppose places and moments from a past, benefaction and future. Given
this low tie to libraries and literature, it is no surprise
that Reynolds’ BMW Art Journey plan for 2016/17, “The Ruins
of Time: Lost Libraries of a Silk Road,”
will concede her
to bond a formidable eremite and physical narratives of Europe and
Asia and to enhance her stream interests and operative methods through
an endless multi-continent array of visits to ancestral and fabled
repositories of books. The artist will snippet sixteen sites of
libraries mislaid to domestic conflicts, looters, healthy catastrophes
and war. Conceptually, Abigail Reynolds intends to try blanks and
voids, with a library symbolising a stupidity of encompassing
all knowledge. “The investigate we have finished towards this journey
privileges a known,” a artist settled in her offer for a Art
Journey, “but it will move me to doubt what we know as
knowledge. we do not wish to embark on a story lesson, though on a
philosophical journey.” 

Along a way, Reynolds will accumulate representations in several forms:
3D scans, photography, microscope imagery, combined text, skeleton or
cataloguing systems. Based on this endless research, she intends to
emanate a cluster of book forms, prints, collages and moving-image
works, a latter being her initial try to work in this medium.
Images, texts and other papers imagining from a experience
will, after a conclusion, be enclosed in a book – so completing a
tour that both starts and ends with a establishment of a library. 

The experts conducting a judging were Richard
, Director Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York;
Claire Hsu, Director Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong;
Matthias Mühling, Director Städtische Galerie im
Lenbachhaus, Munich; Bose
, President Kochi-Muziris Biennale, India;
and Pauline J. Yao, Curator Visual Art M+, Hong Kong. 

In a corner statement, a five-member general jury pronounced about
their unanimous selection: “Abigail Reynolds submitted a monumental,
elegant and noted proposal. Her transparent plan links the
contemporary to ancient story by researching a materialisation of
broken libraries, that has existed for thousands of years. Her
tour will take her along segments of a Silk Road, that has not
mislaid any of a domestic and informative resonance. It will be
fascinating to see where this desirous tour – that is so
entirely secure in her use of translating literary materials
into visible denunciation – will take her, both physically and creatively.” 

In serve to Abigail Reynolds, a shortlisted artists from the
Discoveries zone for rising artists during Art Basel in Hong Kong
included: Newsha Tavakolian with Thomas Erben Gallery, New York, and
Alvin Zafra presented by Artinformal, Mandaluyong City. 

The BMW Art Journey is a tellurian partnership between Art Basel and
BMW, combined to commend and support rising artists worldwide. This
singular endowment is open to artists who are exhibiting in a Discoveries
and Positions sectors in a Hong Kong and Miami Beach shows of Art
Basel, respectively. Two judging panels comprised of internationally
eminent experts accommodate initial to name a shortlist of 3 artists
from a sector, who are afterwards invited to contention proposals for a
tour directed to serve rise their ideas and artistic work. The
jury reconvenes to select a leader from a 3 proposals. The next
turn of selections for a BMW Art Journey will take place during Art
Basel in Miami Beach.  

BMW is a tellurian partner of Art Basel and has upheld Art Basel’s
3 shows in Basel, Miami Beach and Hong Kong for many years. 

Art Basel and BMW will combine with a artists to request the
tour and share it with a broader open by imitation publications,
online and amicable media.

For serve information about a artists and a project, greatfully visit:

For serve questions greatfully contact:
Dr Thomas Girst

BMW Group Corporate and Intergovernmental Affairs

Head of Cultural Engagement

Telephone: +49-89-382-24753


E-mail: presse@bmw.de


Dorothee Dines

Art Basel

Head of Media Relations

Telephone: + 41 58 206 27 06

Email: dorothee.dines@artbasel.com


About Abigail Reynolds
Based in Cornwall, UK,
Abigail Reynolds review English Literature during Oxford University before
posterior Fine Art during Goldsmiths University. Her seductiveness in books
prompts her collages, sculptures, films and printmaking. The ideas
pushing Reynolds’ work are formed on images from reportage photography
books, her seductiveness in networks of organisation and how a clarity of
time is influenced by technology. Represented by ROKEBY (London), she
has exhibited during art institutions and galleries in London, Vienna, Los
Angeles, Seattle, Berlin and Eindhoven.

About Art Basel

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