Cornelia Parker: Magna Carta (An Embroidery) on display at the Whitworth, Manchester until 1 November 2015
Cornelia Parker’s Magna Carta (An Embroidery) is now on display in Manchester at the Whitworth after being on display earlier on at the British Library that initially commissioned the work in partnership with the Ruskin School of Art at the University of Oxford and in association with the Embroiderers’ Guild, Fine Cell Work, Hand & Lock and the Royal School of Needlework.
A major new artwork by the acclaimed British artist Cornelia Parker, Magna Carta (An Embroidery) celebrates the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta in 2015. Fabricated by many hands, it replicates in stitch the entire Wikipedia article on Magna Carta as it appeared on the document’s 799th anniversary. Hand embroidered by more than 200 people, a large part was stitched by prisoners supervised by Fine Cell Work and members of the Embroiderers Guild. Other contributors, selected to represent a cross-section of society, range from barons, baronesses, MPs, and lawyers, to human rights advocates and activists.
Cornelia Parker’s multiple for The Multiple Store
Following a first series of meteorite landings on London locations in 1998, for her second series for The Multiple Store (‘METEORITE LANDS… IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE: The American series’, 2001), Cornelia Parker produced a second series of meteorite landings. These consist of ‘hits’ and ‘misses’ made by heating a 400 year old iron meteorite until glowing hot and then using it to burn the map at six mythic locations in of the American South.
Of the six locations of this second series, only three are still available;
Missing: Waco (Texas); Roswell (New Mexico) [SOLD OUT]; Truth or Consequences (New Mexico) [SOLD OUT]
Hitting: Bagdad (Louisiana); Bethlehem (North Carolina); Paris (Texas) [SOLD OUT]