Martin Boyce ‘Turner Prize 2011’

Martin Boyce, Do Words Have Voices, 2011, Powder coated aluminium, aluminium, galvanised steel, wood, electrical components, painted steel, brass, powder coated steel, fabric, Jesmonite and steel, Dimensions variable, Installation view  ‘Turner Prize 2011’, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, 2011
Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead

Martin Boyce, who presents a selection of works including Do Words Have Voices 2011, a sculpture inspired by a library table designed by Jean Prouvé for the Maison de l’Etudiant in Paris and Beyond the Repetition of High Windows, Intersecting Flight Paths and Opinions (A Silent Storm is Painted on the Air), an architectural intervention made for the exhibition. Suspended from the ceiling, the leaf-like forms that hang from this new work are drawn from the designs of Jöel and Jan Martel. Creating a landscape in the gallery, Boyce’s works interrogate urban forms along with the history of Modernist design and its working processes.