The Court of Redonda
Published by Downing College, Cambridge to mark the occasion of Stephen Chambers’ solo exhibition as a Collateral Event of the 57th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia (2017), this substantial softback catalogue describes the evolution of Chambers’ extraordinary collective portrait The Court of Redonda and suite of paintings State of the Nation.
With essays by
Emma M. Hill
Dr Rod Mengham
27.5 x 24cm
92 colour images
1 black and white image
The Court of Redonda catalogue is also available as a special edition hardbound book which includes a hand coloured etching by Stephen Chambers, on Somerset Satin paper with chine collé. Printed at Paupers Press in a limited edition of 50.
This etching is a small, printed sibling to The Court of Redonda, a princely wannabe…
Notes on the Authors
Emma M. Hill is the founder of the Eagle Gallery, London and its associated imprint EMH Arts.
She has curated exhibitions in an independent capacity for Aldeburgh Music, Hoxton New Music Days (Almeida Opera) and Gloucester Cathedral and has published over 20 artists’ books under the EMH Arts imprint. She contributes to publications including Print Quarterly and the RA Magazine and has written catalogue texts for publications on Basil Beattie, Stephen Chambers
and Prunella Clough, amongst others.
Rod Mengham is currently curating ‘Sculpture in the Close 2017’ at Jesus College, Cambridge – an all-women show including works by Phylllida Barlow, Louise Bourgeois, Mona Hatoum, Shirazeh Houshiary, Kim Lim, Cornelia Parker, Agnes Thurnauer, Rachel Whiteread and Alison Wilding. His most recent books of poetry were Chance of a Storm (Carcanet, 2015) and Un tour chez Agnes Thurnauer (litterature mineure, 2017). He is Reader in Modern English Literature at the University of Cambridge.
Kathleen Soriano is an independent curator, art historian and broadcaster, currently Chair of the Liverpool Biennial. With over 30 years experience in the art world she has been responsible for contemporary and historical exhibitions, collections and public programmes at the National Portrait Gallery, London and the Royal Academy of Arts, where she was Director of Exhibitions (2009-14), as well as at Compton Verney Art Gallery, where she was previously Director.