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London Design Festival at the V&A
When the Pike Sang, the Birds Were Still

17 Sep 2016 to 25 Sep 2016
Exhibition
Brompton Design District
Mon - Sun 10am - 5.45pm, Fri 10am - 10pm
WiFi
Free, Drop-In
 
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V&A Finnish Institute in London Ceramics Resident Pauliina Pöllänen presents a site specific sculpture in the live fountain referencing the heritage of stone fountains and Della Robbia’s neighbouring terracotta roundels, the pioneering architectural ceramic art of that period.

V&A Finnish Institute in London Ceramics Resident Pauliina Pöllänen presents a site-specific sculpture inspired by Aaro Hellaakoski's poem 'Hauen laulu’ (‘The Pike’s Song’), an iconic Finnish poem from 1928 reflecting the beginning of modernism while drawing on Finnish folklore and epic poetry. The sculpture stands in the live fountain of Room 50a of the Medieval and Renaissance Galleries, referencing the heritage of stone fountains and Della Robbia’s neighbouring terracotta roundels, the pioneering architectural ceramic art of that period.  Pöllänen’s artistic practice often explores negative space by creating architectural vessels. In this work, the voids of the structure are filled with water that travels through communicating vessels.
  
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In collaboration with the Finnish Institute in London

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The London Design Festival at the V&A

For 2016, the Festival will continue its unique collaboration with the world’s leading Museum of art and design. As the central hub location for the London Design Festival for the seventh year, the V&A will again house a broad range of commissioned activity which will be spread throughout the Museum and include installations, events, talks and workshops.