Using Cerith Wyn Evan’s ongoing investigation of architecture as a starting point, and specifically curated as a response to the De La Warr Pavilion, the exhibition will consist of three major installations and smaller new works dispersed throughout the building. Taking the entire Pavilion as an opportunity for installation, including our two gallery spaces and the roof-terrace, the exhibition will provide the impetus for a wider programme of related live art, music, performance and film.
The artist will strip back the Pavilion’s gallery spaces so that they are for the first time undivided. With all windows revealed, the installation explores the relationship between manmade and natural light and returns the building’s structure to its original purpose – as a space for visitors to experience and enjoy. Described by the artist as “a love letter to the building”, the exhibition will embody many recurrent themes within Evan’s art: including code, language, text and an interrogation of aesthetics.
On the rooftop will be a new text firework installation.
Cerith Wyn Evans
De La Warr Pavilion
Bexhill on Sea
East Sussex TN40 1DP
Tel: + 44 (0)1424 229 111
17 March - 10 June 2012
Cerith Wyn Evans 'Untitled (Flute Piece Incarnation De La Warr Pavilion), 2011',
© the artist. Photo: Ben Westoby. Courtesy White Cube