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The CAS acquires bold new work by Chiara Camoni for Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art.

30 January 2019 By
Chiara Camoni, 'Sister 1' (2017). Photo credit: Christian Mooney / Courtesy of Arcade, London
Chiara Camoni, 'Sister 3' (2017). Photo credit: Christian Mooney / Courtesy of Arcade, London
Chiara Camoni, 'Sister 4' (2017). Photo credit: Christian Mooney / Courtesy of Arcade, London

Through the inaugural Jackson Tang Ceramic Award, the Contemporary Art Society has acquired three large-scale pieces from Chiara Camoni’s series Sisters for Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art. This is the first acquisition of Camoni’s work by a UK museum.

Sister 1, Sister 3, and Sister 4 are clay forms, each supporting several multi-coloured candles. Over time the coloured wax builds up on and around each work as the candles burn. The works are currently on show at MIMA (8th January 2019 – 10th February 2019). People from local communities are invited to light the candles each day during the exhibition period, thus activating the work and creating a special, shared moment. The work also acts as a way of marking the new year whilst acknowledging ancient and modern traditions and rituals around light in the wintertime.