“In Ruined, Locke uses the visual language of the cemetery to create a work which resonates strikingly at a time of acute economic uncertainty.

Huw Locke RuinedHe places us as inadvertent ‘mourners’ at the point at which historical and contemporary systems of power bear upon a local context, but in doing so, once he has grounded us in the fabric of the Brunswick cemetery, he directs our attention outwards to the international implications of this place and this time.”

Extracts taken from Claire Doherty’s written response to Hew Locke’s ‘Ruined’, first published in associated with the launch of Ruined in November, 2010.

Download Claire Doherty’s written response to ‘Ruined’

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