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We stared at the Moon from the centre of the Sun

Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne

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Haroon Mirza Curates the Arts Council Collection

Towner Art Gallery presents a new exhibition curated by Haroon Mirza with works from the Arts Council Collection, and interventions orchestrated by the artist and his studio hrm199. Mirza creates atmospheric environments linking light, sound, music and film with elements of architecture. Drawing together media to explore how our fantasies about the future and understanding of the past determine our experience of ‘the now’. The title draws on the circular symbolism inspired by astral bodies such as the Moon and the Sun. With its powerful significance in ancient rituals, nature, cycles of physical phenomena, the circle is a continuing theme in Mirza’s own research. Central to the exhibition are Dining Recess (1972) and Sculpture in Landscape (1966), two paintings by Patrick Caulfield that imagine nondescript exterior and interior spaces empty of human presence or trace. Find out more about the ‘We stared at the Moon from the centre of the Sun’ exhibition from the Towner Art Gallery’s website.

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Watertable (1994), Richard Wilson. Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre London ©the artist

Watertable (1994), Richard Wilson. Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre London ©the artist

Sculpture in a Landscape (1966), Patrick Caulfield. Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London © Estate of Patrick Caulfield, all rights reserved DACS 2017

Sculpture in a Landscape (1966), Patrick Caulfield. Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London © Estate of Patrick Caulfield, all rights reserved DACS 2017

Dining Recess (1972), Patrick Caulfield. Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London © Estate of Patrick Caulfield, all rights reserved DACS 2017

Dining Recess (1972), Patrick Caulfield. Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London © Estate of Patrick Caulfield, all rights reserved DACS 2017

Dresden Dynamo (film still; 1971–72), Lis Rhodes. Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London © the artist

Dresden Dynamo (film still; 1971–72), Lis Rhodes. Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London © the artist

Dresden Dynamo (film still; 1971–72), Lis Rhodes. Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London © the artist

Dresden Dynamo (film still; 1971–72), Lis Rhodes. Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London © the artist

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