Art Out Loud: Chatsworth Festival 2016

The Chatsworth Festival, Art Out Loud, welcomes visitors to talks by over 20 leading artists, curators and writers. Currently in its second year, the annual event invites its guests to engage with works through the inspired and industry-led expertise shared within the historical 16th century estate. Completing its line-up of influential speakers, Nottingham based artist Wolfgang Buttress and architect Patrick Schumacher will be speaking about their practice and the thematic influences which are involved in the process.

In his talk The Life of the Hive,  Buttress details the connection between architecture, space and the environment in relation to his award-winning sculpture, The Hive. The 17-metre high installation, currently standing at Kew Gardens, marries pioneering research with a unique sensory experience inspired by the activity and nature of bees.

Also speaking at the festival is architect Patrik Schumacher, of Zaha Hadid Architects, who reflects on Lilas in his talk of the same name. Having worked alongside celebrated architect Zaha Hadid (1950 – 2016) for almost 20 years, Schumacher offers an insight into the complex geometries of the monumental sculpture by the late architect. Illuminating audiences on the work that is featured in the Sotheby’s Beyond Limits show at the grounds, he reflects on the fusion of technology and organic forms.

Guests are also invited to attend the 11th installment of Beyond Limits, an annual exhibition curated by Sotheby’s which showcases contemporary outdoor sculptures by internationally acclaimed artists including Erwin Wurm, Bruce Munro, Lynn Chadwick, Wendell Castle, Emily Young, JedNovatt, Richard Huson, Charles Hadcock, Aristide Maillol, Alexander Macdonald Buchanan,Botero, Joana Vasconcelos, Giorgio di Chirico, Christina Iglesias and Ju Ming. The exhibition runs until 30 October.

Art Out Loud runs from 23-25 September.

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1. Zaha Hadid, Lilas (2007). Courtesy of Art Out Loud and Chatsworth Festival.