Michael Beutler: Pump House

Installation shot, Michael Beutler: Pump House, Nottingham Contemporary, 2016. Photo Andy Keate.
  • Installation shot, Michael Beutler: Pump House, Nottingham Contemporary, 2016. Photo Andy Keate.

Working with a team of local collaborators, Beutler turns two of our galleries into a workshop. Channelling the spirit of DIY invention, and the disappearing tradition of co-operative labour, Beutler and his team have transformed the galleries, creating a social response to our architecture. Working on site, they will make a monumental installation from paper and cardboard, reshaping the materials into building blocks with the help of giant handmade tools. This presentation is the second chapter of an exhibition that started life at Spike Island in Bristol and will recycle all of the original materials. Both galleries were designed by the acclaimed Caruso St John Architects.

Michael Beutler’s exhibition is co-produced by Spike Island, Bristol and Nottingham Contemporary.

Installation shot, Michael Beutler: Pump House, Nottingham Contemporary, 2016. Photo Andy Keate.
Installation shot, Michael Beutler: Pump House, Nottingham Contemporary, 2016. Photo Andy Keate.
Installation shot, Michael Beutler: Pump House, Nottingham Contemporary, 2016. Photo Andy Keate.
Installation shot, Michael Beutler: Pump House, Nottingham Contemporary, 2016. Photo Andy Keate.
Installation shot, Michael Beutler: Pump House, Nottingham Contemporary, 2016. Photo Andy Keate.

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