Artwork of the Day – Mike Nelson

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Liverpool artwork of the day – Thursday November 8 2007. ‘AMNESIAC SHRINE or The misplacement (a futurological fable): mirrored cubes – inverted – with the reflection of an inner psyche as represented by a metaphorical landscape 2007’ by Mike Nelson. Turner Prize 07 exhibition at Tate Liverpool until January 13 2008

One of my favourite images from the Turner Prize exhibition.

After a hiatus of nearly a decade the Amnesiacs, a mythical gang of bikers invented by the artist in the mid-1990s, have made a recent comeback. Here Nelson turns to them once again for their help in building AMNESIAC SHRINE or The misplacement (a futurological fable): mirrored cubes – inverted – with the reflection of an inner psyche as represented by a metaphorical landscape 2007. The materials and references used to construct it, provided by ‘flashbacks’ from the Amnesiacs, are elevated by their devotional context yet remain largely indefinable.

Turner Prize 07 at Tate Liverpool

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