Jeff Koons work on display in Norwich

Date Posted: 31/03/2015

A Jeff Koons exhibition at Norwich Castle is the only opportunity your class will have this year to see some of the world’s most expensive art on display in this country.

Jeff Koons is widely regarded as one of the most important, influential, popular, and controversial artists of our time. ARTIST ROOMS: Jeff Koons, which runs from 9th May to 6th September, will be the first time Koons’ work has been shown in East Anglia and is the only chance to see his work in the UK during 2015.

The exhibition features key pieces from each of the major series of work that have made Koons the most expensive living artist on the planet.
Showcasing Koons’ remarkable career from 1981 to 2003, the display will include significant examples from each of the series created during this period: The New, Equilibrium, Banality, Made in Heaven, Easyfun and Popeye.

Young Norfolk Arts Festival

As part of the extensive public programme to accompany the exhibition, Norwich Castle is working with the Young Norfolk Arts Festival on a project, which will see a team of young people using the themes of Koons’ work to engage and develop young audiences, a key objective of the ARTIST ROOMS programme.

Since January 2015 twelve 16 to 25-year-olds from Norwich schools and universities have been meeting weekly as the ‘Koons Collaborative’.

Together they will be devising and delivering Koons-inspired events at Norwich Castle including a special Museums at Night event (16th May) and during the Young Norfolk Arts Festival (26th June to 5th July). 

For more information visit www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk

Pictured: Jeff Koons, Mound of Flowers 1991, ARTIST ROOMS, Tate and National Galleries of Scotland. Acquired jointly through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008 © Jeff Koons.


 

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