Liane Lang creating 'Europe (Albert Memorial)'

Liane Lang creating 'Europe (Albert Memorial)'

by Amy Macpherson

Anglo-German artist Liane Lang playfully reappropriated Victorian sculpture for her light-hearted look at modern Europe.

Liane Lang's practice consists mainly of photography and sculpture, and she often links the two media by photographing sculptural works. This work combines a photograph of the 'Europe' sculpture grouping at London's Albert Memorial with drawn interventions: submerged in water, the allegorical Europa holds a bag of money, while Germania holds a bucket.

Created during a period of European political infighting, against the backdrop of the slow rise out of recession, Lang's image evokes flooding and debt - cleverly attaching new meaning to the allegory of a different age.

We visited her in her London studio to learn about the creation of the work.