Artist Talk - Benet Spencer

Published: 6 April 2016 at 12:20

A white exhibition space with various pieces of wood, metal and black and grey rectangles on the walls

The wider context for the relationship between art and architecture.

3pm, Wednesday 6 April 2016, Ruskin 203

Drawing Space


When writing about his installation Proun Room (1923) El Lissitzky described his working process as "the station where one changes from painting to architecture." Taking as a starting point the recent exhibition Phase 1 in the Ruskin Gallery, this talk will look at the wider context for the relationship between art and architecture, through considering the evolution of representations of both the city and modernity.

Starting with the C14th Sienese fresco painting ‘The Effects of Good Government’ by Ambrogio Lorenzetti, also considered will be Fernand Léger’s 'The City’ (1919), Russian Constructivism and Henri Lefebvre’s seminal book 'The Production of Space’ (1974). The spatial psychology of the city will be considered, and its various manifestations of influence within modern and contemporary art.