The Ethics of Dust, Westminster Hall, Preparatory Drawing, 2015


Archival Pigment Print

8.27 x 11.69 in

21.0 x 29.7 cm

Edition of 200

This work is signed and numbered by the artist on verso.

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8.27 x 11.69 in

21.0 x 29.7 cm

Edition of 200


    About The Work

    This drawing was created by Jorge Otero-Pailos in 2015 as part of the large scale art project titled The Ethics of Dust, Westminster Hall.

    Commissioned and produced by Artangel, The Ethics of Dust was installed in 2016 in the oldest existing building in the Houses of Parliament. Over 50 meters long, this cast of Westminster Hall's east wall contained hundreds of years of surface pollution and dust held captive in translucent latex.

    Suspended from the roof and hung parallel to the east wall, the work was the result of a cleaning process in which latex was sprayed onto the walls of this UNESCO world heritage site, then peeled off, gently lifting dirt from the surface. Backlit and further illuminated by natural light from the hall's high windows, the amber glow of this sculptural installation commanded a moment of consideration for the what John Ruskin once called “that golden stain of time.”

    The Ethics of Dust Westminster Hall, is the latest in a series of Bloomberg Philanthropies supported site-specific Artangel projects for London, which have included works by Richard Wentworth, Francis Alys, Steve McQueen and Paul Pfeiffer.

    The Ethics of Dust is now in the permanent collection of the The Museum of London; The Ulster Museum , Belfast; The Whitworth, Manchester; The Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea; Kelvingrove / The People's Palace, Glasgow; Museums Sheffield; Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum.

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