Please join us next Tuesday (29th May) for 'Power Tower', the final CRASSH
City Seminar event of this academic year. We are very pleased to be
welcoming Professor John Milner (Courtauld Institute)and the artists HenryVIII's Wives to discuss the Tatlin Tower in relation to the ArcelorMittalOrbit in London's Olympic Park. The event will be followed by a wine reception at CRASSH.
The event is envisaged as an exploration of the legacy of Tatlin's tower,
and the manner of its (un)realization in the form of the Orbit by Anish
Kapoor and Cecil Balmond. How does the Orbit relate to the transformatory
impact the Tatlin tower was intended to have on social forms and urban
structures? How are the relationships between monumental structures and
cities thought about across eras, spaces and political systems? And what of the
ideological contexts of the towers in Soviet Russia and corporate London?
The event will start at 5pm in room S1 (N.B. 1st floor), CRASSH, Alison
Richard Building, 7 West Road.
Event info online here.
Image of the Orbit c/o Arcelor Mittal.