Lady of the Labyrinth, 2017 © Stephen Chambers, photography by SCS.  Images courtesy The Heong Gallery at Downing College, Cambridge.

Stephen Chambers: The Court of Redonda

The Heong Gallery
Downing College
Cambridge, United Kingdom

Chambers’ work is strikingly relevant because he takes the familiar and puts it on a bigger scale. The personal and the universal are stories closely weaved and inextricably bound...’ Lucy Binnersley, The London Magazine

The Heong Gallery at Downing College, University of Cambridge, is delighted to announce the UK presentation of The Court of Redonda – a major solo exhibition by Stephen Chambers RA, following its highly acclaimed unveiling as a Collateral Event of the 2017 Venice Biennale.

The Court of Redonda is a vast collective portrait of an imaginary court of maverick and singular individuals. The installation of 101 paintings articulates the role played by artists in envisaging a world not how it is, but how it could be. Featuring subjects drawn from different epochs and cultures and hung with reference to historic portrait collections, the court imagines a utopian society that celebrates the creative and idiosyncratic.

The Court of Redonda is inspired by a literary legend that has developed around a tiny, uninhabited island in the Caribbean Sea. Redonda was claimed in 1865 by a merchant trader who established an honorary monarchy that has been passed down to the present through a literary lineage. Collisions in fact and fiction about the island are described by the novelist Javier Marías, who was until recently a King of Redonda. Sparked by a ‘mental collaboration’ with Marías, who appointed many notable writers and artists to his imaginary court, Chambers has created a collective of individuals, where creativity is honoured over hereditary privilege.

Upcoming Events

Nam June Paik, “TV Clock,” 1963/1989.  Twenty-four fixed-image color television monitors mounted on twenty-four pedestals.  SBMA, Museum purchase with funds provided by the Grace Jones Richardson Trust, Lillian and Jon B.  Lovelace, Leatrice and Eli Luria and the Luria Foundation, Zora and Les Charles and the Cheeryble Foundation, Wendy and Elliot Friedman, and Lord and Lady Ridley-Tree.
  • May 20 - October 14, 2018
  • Santa Barbara, California

Nam June Paik: TV Clock

Santa Barbara Museum of Art
1130 State Street
Santa Barbara, California

https://www.sbma.net/exhibitions/tvclock

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Scenes of Chinese figures in outdoor settings decorate this tureen and stand.  Gift of Leo A.  and Doris C.  Hodroff 2003.47.18a-c
  • May 20, 2018
  • Wilmington, Delaware

Winterthur 101 Lecture: "From Idea to Installation: Creating an Exhibition"

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Wilmington, Delaware

http://www.winterthur.org/?p=950

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  • New York , New York
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  • Winterthur, Delaware
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  • Chicago, Illinois

Post War and Contemporary Art Auction at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

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1338 West Lake Street
Chicago, Illinois

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  • May 24, 2018
  • Chicago, Illinois

American and European Art auction at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

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1338 West Lake Street
Chicago, Illinois

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Jill Nathanson.  Cadence, 2017.  Acrylic and polymers with oil on panel.  55 x 72 inches
  • May 24 - June 30, 2018
  • New York, New York

Jill Nathanson: Cadence

Berry Campbell
530 West 24 Street
New York, New York

www.berrycampbell.com

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  • May 24, 2018
  • San Diego, California

Artist Talk: Gallery Selections 2018 Artists

Sparks Gallery

Sparks Gallery
530 Sixth Avenue
San Diego, California

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Face pot used as a cremation urn © Museum of London
  • May 25 - October 28, 2018
  • London, United Kingdom

Roman Dead

Museum of London Docklands
No.1 Warehouse
London, United Kingdom

https://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/museum-london-docklands

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  • May 26-27, 2018
  • Barrington, Illinois

9th Annual Barrington Art Festival

Amdur Productions

Downtown Barrington
Cook and Station Streets
Barrington, Illinois

http://amdurproductions.com/

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  • May 30, 2018
  • Winterthur, Delaware

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