Bring Into Being, Chiswick House & Gardens
May 27 - October 31
Chiswick House and Gardens will host a new artistic programme Bring Into Being from May to October that will include bespoke art installations by Turner-Prize-winning artist Mark Wallinger, acclaimed Ghanaian-British electronic musician and sound artist Peter Adjaye, and an installation by Jaimini Patel.
This marks the first time that the English Heritage building will host such a contemporary art programme as it moves towards becoming a hybrid space supporting diverse creative talent.
Bring Into Being is curated by Mariam Zulfiqar. It asks the enquiring mind to connect with the iconic site’s past as well as future with a multicultural and eclectic artistic programme.
Zulfiqar says, “Bring into Being was devised as a programme to test the future possibilities of Chiswick House & Gardens. Now a Grade I-listed site, it has had many incarnations in the past. We are experimenting with different forms of activity to see what kind of future this site might have, and the ideas of artists, musicians, scientists and other creative practitioners are central to generating new forms of connection between people and this site.”
Bring Into Being Programme
Peter Adjaye has created a soundscape, We Bear the Light of the Earth In Red, Green, Brown and Black (2021), with international musicians. Spread across four spaces inside Chiswick House, visitors can access this via QR codes
Jaimini Patel’s installation Matter as the densest form of energy – energy as the lightest form of matter (2021) was created from organic materials that have been collected from the gardens by the artist with the help of gardeners of Chiswick House. The work reflects upon the seasonal growth of plants, and human intervention. The first installation covering winter and spring will be joined by another reflecting spring and summer later in the programme.
British Summer Time (2021) by Mark Wallinger is a human sundial in the grounds. Each hour it will play a familiar waltz and release bubbles. Visitors can cast their shadow to the correct time of day. The installation is a celebration of summer and reflects the joy of being outside, while the bubbles remind us of the transience of such moments.
There will also be a series of workshops, including by photographer Jasprit Singh, textile artist Yiran Duan and yoga instructor / architect Lauren Dutton.
When is Bring into Being?
From 27 May to 31 October, 2021
Where is Bring into Being?
Chiswick House & Gardens, Burlington Lane, Chiswick, London W4 2RP. Tickets can be purchased here.
About Chiswick House & Gardens
Chiswick House is a Palladian villa designed by the Third Earl of Burlington inspired by his grand tours of Italy. It is managed by the Chiswick House & Gardens Trust along with the 65-acre gardens.