Cornelia Parker Named UK’s Election Artist for 2017 General Elections

May 1st, 2017

Artist Cornelia Parker has been named as the official artist for the UK’s 2017 elections, the first woman to take on the role since it was developed in 2001.  Parker’s work will respond to the country’s general elections, which will take place in June.  “We live in scary but exhilarating times. The whole world order seems to be changing,” she says.  “As an artist, I feel honored to have been invited to respond to such an important election. With all its challenging issues and complexity, it is an event that I’m excited to engage with and I look forward to sharing my finished work.”

Read more at The Guardian