Monday, 13 December 2010

Kaarina Kaikkonen

HUNDREDS of shirts belonging to people from Merseyside are being turned into a hanging sculpture for the Liverpool Biennial.

The work, by Finnish artist Kaarina Kaikkonen, will hang above visitors’ heads in the atrium at FACT when the 10-week festival of visual art opens next week.

Kaikkonen is known for her site-specific installations, made of items of used clothing, that are large-scale but created from domestic-sized items.

This new work, Hanging On to Each Other, interprets the Biennial theme of “Touched” as motherly love.

Born in 1952, Kaikkonen’s early pieces were based on her memories of her father. It is only in recent years that she has turned to her mother for inspiration.

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