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Nairy Baghramian and Phyllida Barlow at the Serpentine Gallery

LONDON.- The Serpentine Gallery presents an exhibition of the work of artists Nairy Baghramian and Phyllida Barlow. The exhibition presents two positions on sculpture in the 21st century. Nairy Baghramian (b. Iran, 1971) is a Berlin-based artist known for her sculptural installations and photographs. Her complex work encompasses questions of context, institutional framing and the production and reception of contemporary art. It also includes elements of re-worked minimalism, design history and modernist architecture. Well represented in Europe, this is Baghramian’s first exhibition in a major public institution in the UK. Phyllida Barlow (b. United Kingdom, 1944) is a pioneering English artist whose sculptural installations are characterised by their large scale, often made quickly in the same place that they are to be shown with materials that are