Alexandre da Cunha

Sunset, Sunrise, Sunset

To mark one year from opening the new station, Art on the Underground launch a new publication on the work of Alexandre da Cunha at Battersea Power Station in London. Sunset, Sunrise, Sunset is a monumental kinetic sculpture for the Underground station. Stretching 95m and 60m in length, the artwork incorporates two friezes that face each other along the length of the ticket hall. The artwork was inspired by the former control room at Battersea Power Station and its system of vertical bars that regulated the production and output of electricity into the city. Combining this with resonances of the daily flow of dawn to dusk, Sunset, Sunrise, Sunset refers to cycles, routine, the everyday and eternity.
Designed by Fraser Muggeridge Studio, the book features essays from art historian Dr Lisa Blackmore exploring the artist’s practice, a geographical and social history of the local area from architecture and design writer Gillian Darley, an essay on commissioning the work by Eleanor Pinfield and a creative prose work from experimental writer Rebecca Watson.

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Alexandre da Cunha

September 2022

ISBN 978-3-7356-0771-3

21 × 29,7 cm

120 pages

48 colored and 3 b/w illustrations


Languages: English

Eleanor Pinfield, Art on the Underground

Text by
Lisa Blackmore, Gillian Darley, Eleanor Pinfield, Rebecca Watson

Design by
Fraser Muggeridge Studio, London

Book Launch, Camden Art Centre, London, 6.10.2022, 7 pm