Artist talk: Jonathan Baldock

16 Oct 2021, 15:00

A conversation between British artist Jonathan Baldock and Therese Kellner, curator at Accelerator. 

Warm Inside is Jonathan Baldock’s first solo exhibition in Sweden. In Accelerator’s subterranean space, Baldock has produced a peaceful parallel world with newly created sculptures, whose dimensions and designs are based on an idea of human cocoons  – places for waiting and metamorphosis. Baldock has a strong interest in performativity, myth, folklore and traditional rituals. His work explores how trauma, sensuality, vulnerability and spirituality affect the manner in which we relate to the human body and the space it inhabits.

The collaboration between Jonathan Baldock and Accelerator started early in 2019, with a visit at the artist’s studio in East London. Baldock’s art is often biographically grounded, these new works produced during a cataclysmic time, are characterised by the relationship to home and personal space as something both protecting and suffocating.

The conversation is recorded, view a full documentation of the event on Accelerator’s YouTube-channel or listen to the podcast via iTunes.

Saturday 16 October at 3 pm

Admission free, no advance booking required. 

Running time 45 mins. The conversation is held in English at the Accelerator foyer. The café is open during the event.

Jonathan Baldock ‘Warm Inside (vi)’ (detail), 2021, Willow, steel, wool, cotton, ceramic. Copyright the artist. Courtesy Stephen Friedman Gallery. Photographer: Ben Fitzpatrick.