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'Cosmos', 2018 is composed of three 3.5 m high slatted structures which lean into and support each other, painted black on the exterior, and sprayed in a coloured gradient within. An imposing physical structure, the work encourages both a physical and aesthetic response. Says Rothschild: 'The external piece is quite forbidding. Its black shiny surface is like a set of disruptive gates.' Frequently Rothschild's works demand the viewer to navigate their own presence in proximity to the work and the architecture of the surroundings. This work serves as a spatial interruption or threshold, reorienting the passage and behaviour of the viewer. As a mise-en-scene or backdrop for performance, Rothschild's installations also invite the idea of the chance encounter, as spaces in which to reflect, watch, dream, and act.

Sculpture in the City







spray painted aluminium


H 350 x W 370 x D 340 cm

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on loan to Sculpture in the City, 10th Edition and 11th Edition, 2021–2023

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The artist, courtesy Modern Art, London

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