A place that exists only in moonlight | Katie Paterson & JMW Turner
Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK, 2019
“A new exhibition boldly goes where no artist has gone before… What’s remarkable about the exhibition — at least, one remarkable thing among many — is how coherent it is, and how consistent, conceptually and aesthetically.” The Times
In spring 2019, Turner Contemporary staged the largest UK exhibition of Scottish artist Katie Paterson to date, paired with a group of works by JMW Turner. Over the last 10 years, Katie Paterson has developed an extraordinary and unique practice. She has worked with NASA to recreate the smell of Saturn’s moon, (Candle (from Earth into a Black Hole)), 2015), and the European Space Agency to send a meteorite back into space (Campo del Cielo, Field of the Sky, 2012-1014). Of such collaborations she says, “I am asking people to access all they know.” Paterson (born 1981, Glasgow) first captured imaginations in one of her earliest works, Vatnajökull (the sound of). From anywhere in the world you could call a mobile phone number to be connected to a rapidly eroding glacier in Iceland and listen to it melting.