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Thirty Pieces of Silver

Thursday 30 June 2011, 1.00PM to 2pm

Speaker(s): Artist, Cornelia Parker

Thirty Pieces of Silver is the stunning installation at York St Mary’s this summer by the artist Cornelia Parker. Thirty Pieces consists of over a thousand silver objects, including plates, spoons, candlesticks, cigarette cases and teapots which Parker collected, flattened with a steamroller, and then arranged into thirty disc-shaped groups, which are suspended from the ceiling by fine wires. The title of the work alludes to the amount of money for which Judas agreed to hand over Jesus in the Bible. At this event, Cornelia will discuss Thirty Pieces and put it in the broader context of her artistic work, in conversation with the writer and critic Claire MacDonald.

Admission information

Admission is free and open to all. No pre-booking required.

Location: Room K/133, King's Manor, Exhibition Square, York

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Thirty Pieces of Silver is part of Art in Yorkshire, a year-long celebration of the visual arts throughout Yorkshire, sponsored by Tate and supported by Arts Council England.