Ian Breakwell ‘Keep Things As They Are’ - De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, East Sussex
6 October 2012 - 13 January 2013
Ian Breakwell (1943-2005) was an artist and writer; a man with an eye for seeing the extraordinary in the ordinary. Best known for his Diary project which he maintained throughout his career, Breakwell was determined to be recognised by the widest possible audience through his use of a diverse range of media: from painting to film, videos, television, text works, photography and writing. Keep Things As They Are will be the largest retrospective exhibition to date and all aspects of his work will be presented, including works rarely or never exhibited before.
Breakwell has a long association with the De La Warr Pavilion; this exhibition marks ten years since his celebrated film commission The Other Side (2002) and he was the inspiration behond the inaugural exhibition Variety for the Pavilion’s re-opening in 2005. Tragically, Breakwell died the day that the Pavilion re-opened.
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