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Runway, new limited edition sculptures by Tai Shani

Tai Shani
Runway, 2021
Laser-cut wood and Jesmonite
Approximately 73 x 77cm
Edition of 3 sculptures, each in a different colour making them all unique

Price £5000 incl VAT (+shipping)*

*To discuss availability, shipping options and purchasing, please email Alex White at alex@gasworks.org.uk

About
Gasworks' studio artist and Turner Prize winner Tai Shani has produced Runway, an exclusive edition of three sculptures to be sold to benefit Gasworks. Shani's works typically fill entire gallery spaces and this unique table-top edition is a rare example of her sculptural work in a collectable format. 

Based on her recent commission Tragodía, a virtual reality play and large-scale installation, her Gasworks' edition is a site for myth-making. The topography of each sculpture alludes to a utopian archeological site that has the potential to exist at any point in the future or ancient past, without any connection to a specific place or known civilisation. Made from laser-cut wood treated with Jesmonite, each sculpture comes with protective amulets - a bronze hand and a crystal ball.

This signature work is highly reflective of Tai Shani's overall practice which includes performance, film, photography and sculptural installation to explore disparate histories, narratives and characters mined from experimental texts. The fantastical worlds she creates are drawn from diverse cultural mythologies, referencing science fiction, Greek tragedies and various traditions of theatrical spectacle. 

 

Artist Biography
Shani is one of the four awarded artists of the Turner Prize 2019. The artists requested for the prize to be shared as a symbol of commonality, multiplicity and solidarity at this time of global political crisis. Her recent solo and two-person exhibitions and performances include: Tragodía, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz (2020); Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Dublin (2020); Moravian Gallery, Brno (2019); DC: Semiramis, Turner Contemporary, Margate (2019), The Tetley, Leeds (2018), Nottingham Contemporary (2018), Tramway, Glasgow International (2018); Andromedan Sad Girl (with Florence Peake), CentroCentro, Madrid (2019) and Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge (2017); Dark Continent: Psy Chic Anem One, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin (2019) and Athens Biennale (2018); Serpentine Galleries, London (2016); Tate Britain, London (2016); Loughborough University (2016); Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt (2015).

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Patrons and National Art Pass Cardholders
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About Gasworks Limited Editions

Gasworks regularly produces exclusive limited edition artworks in collaboration with artists involved in our programmes. These beautiful and affordable artworks are kindly donated by the artists, allowing us to generate vital funds which ensure that we can continue to support emerging artists to research, develop, make and present new work. 

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