‘Lament Wall Street 1929’ (2014)

Hand screen-printed, hand rolled silk scarf and screen-printed box. 

[Edition number 3 of 5] Please note that the edition price increases with numbers 3: £190, 4: £220, 5: £250

Lament Wall Street 1929 is a limited edition artwork by Helen Knowles which appropriates the lavish accoutrement of a high end clothing item, a silk scarf,  to flaunt an image of wall street taken during the 1929 financial crash. To wear this epitaph soberly reminds us of the interdependence between the financial markets and the global elite.

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Helen Knowles has a BA Hons from Glasgow School of Art and MFA Fine Art from Goldsmiths University. She lectures widely around the UK and abroad. Recent shows and screenings include Impakt Festival include; ‘Los Algorithmos Suaves’, Centro del Carme, Valenica, (2018) ‘Zero Recoil Damage’,FolkestoneTriennial, ‘OpenCodes’, ZKM Karlsruhe,Germany, ‘Codex’ D21,Leipzig,The Trial of Superdebthunterbot, Zabludowicz Collection, London (2017) Gender Generation, Royal College of Art,  Between the Lines, GRAD,London, Under Construction,Moscow (2016), Collaborate, Oriel Sycarth, (2015), PrivateView:PublicBirth, GV Art, London (2013), Goldsmiths Women’s Library (2013), Life Is Beautiful, Galerie Deadfly, Berlin (2012); Digital Romantics, Dean Clough Gallery (2012) and Walls are Talking,Whitworth Art Gallery (2010). Her work is held in private and public collections including The Whitworth Art Gallery, Gallery Oldham, Tate Library and Archive, The National Art Library, Joan Flasch Artist Book Collection, Museum of Motherhood, NY, Birth Rites Collection and MMU Special Collection. Residencies include; HMP Altcourse, Liverpool, (2017) Moscow ICA, (2015)  Santa Fe Arts Institute, New Mexico (2013 Jodrell Bank Science Centre and Arboretum (1999-2001). A recipient of awards from Arts Council England and The Amateurs Trust, in 2012 she won the Neo Art Prize, Great Art Prize for two works form the Youtube Portraits Series. Knowles toured her video work ‘The Trial of Superdebthunterbot’ to law schools. She is one of seven artists on the Fault Lines programme, Future Everything. She is the curator of the Birth Rites Collection and was recently shortlisted for the Deutsche Bank DBACE Prize

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Weight 300 g
Dimensions 35 × 3 × 25 cm

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