Artist talk – Barnaby Barford

Tuesday 17. 10. 2017, 6pm

Café Berlinka, SNG, Námestie Ľudovíta Štúra 4, Bratislava

Talk description:

British artist Barnaby Barford will speak about the inspiration and driving force behind his work. He will outline how and why he investigates the aspirations of our society, from his ‘The Seven Deadly Sins’ series to his monumental ‘The Tower of Babel’ at the Victoria & Albert Museum to his latest acclaimed exhibition ‘ME WANT NOW’ at David Gill Gallery in London.


British artist, Barnaby Barford is known for his work using industrially made ceramics in unexpected and beautiful ways. Inspired by philosophical debate and current affairs, his work explores our hopes, dreams, aspirations, and our fears, frailties and failures, he challenges our preconceptions and asks us to look again at the world around us. Using beauty and sometimes humour to disarm, Barford invites us to question ourselves, and by holding up a mirror he asks are we OK with this?

Barford graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2002 and has exhibited internationally. His work is represented in many public and private collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and MoFA in Houston, Texas.  He works in multiple mediums including sculpture, ceramic, drawing and film. His most recent critical success, the monumental Tower of Babel project staged at the V&A, was met with great acclaim.