Wednesday, 7th October
6pm BST / 1pm EST / 10am PST
W are pleased to announce that in celebration of London Craft Week and Frieze Week this coming Wednesday, 7th October, at 6pm BST I will host an InstaLive socially distanced tour of Matt Smith: 2020 exhibition, led by contemporary ceramics artist and curator Matt Smithhimself! I am very much looking forward to meeting with Matt and talking to him about his practice, his first major retrospective and his sources of inspiration in these interesting times. You will be able to see us talk and discuss the many artworks in the exhibition joining the conversation in the gallery Instagram here: @cynthiacorbettgallery.
This art week is very special for the gallery, as one year ago was the 10th Anniversary of our not-for-profit initiative Young Masters Art Prize. It is even more special as in 2014 Matt Smith won the inaugural Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramics Prize.
Today's stunning public exhibition hosted at 99 Bishopsgate, London, until 9th November 2020, was made possible by Brookfield Properties and the Crafts Council. You will have a rare chance to view a collection of works from Matt Smith's archive.This marks the first time different series by the artist, represented by Cynthia Corbett Gallery, have been brought together in one exhibition.
Matt Smith is well known for his site-specific work in museums, galleries and historic houses. After retraining in ceramics, his work as an artist has often taken the form of hybrid artist/curator, exploring how cultural organisations operate using techniques of institutional critique and artist intervention. Of particular interest to him is how museums can be reframed from alternative perspectives.
Earlier this year Matt Smith won the inaugural Brookfield Properties Crafts Council Collection Award 2020.