Elizabeth Price

WE, 2016

£220

We, 2016
Screen print with embossing
27 x 63 cm
Edition of 100

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About the artwork

Elizabeth Price works predominately in moving image installation, animating collections of found and created imagery which are redrawn as apocalyptic narratives. Combining text, image, and music, her incisive editing processes create unexpected links between disparate histories and archives.  

Price's films are voiced by anonymous 'choruses', who become the central protagonists of key works such as the Turner Prize-winning 'THE WOOLWORTHS CHOIR OF 1979' (2012): her assembly sings '“WE KNOW. WE ARE CHORUS”, as the words simultaneously flash across the screen. This plural 'WE' is the basis for Price's new edition, which also references her series of hard-edged text and wall paintings.

About the artist

Elizabeth Price (b. 1966, Bradford, UK) lives and works in London. Studio Voltaire commissioned Price's first-ever video installation 'A Public Lecture & Exhumation' in 2007. In 2016 a major new commission opened at The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, as part of the Contemporary Art Society Award for Museums. Recent solo exhibitions include Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin (2016); The Model, Sligo, Ireland (2016); Julia Stoschek Collection, Dusseldorf (2015); Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (2013) and New Museum, New York (2011).

Studio Voltaire has been supporting artists for over twenty years, through our renowned programme of exhibitions, performances, events and education projects as well as providing affordable studios.

We have gained a reputation for championing both emerging and underrepresented artistic practices, often at key stage in the artist’s career. These have included Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Phyllida Barlow, Ruth Ewan, Elizabeth Price, Jo Spence, Joanne Tatham & Tom O’Sullivan, Richard Slee and Cathy Wilkes.

The gallery also provides an important UK platform for international artists, often providing them their first-ever presentation in the UK. These have included Nairy Baghramian, Thea Djordjadze, Nicole Eisenman, Judith Hopf, Paulina Olowska and Henrik Olesen.