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"Tate Sculpture: The Human Figure in British Art from Moore to Gormley"
2005-01-22 until 2005-04-17
Sheffield Galleries and Museum Trust, Graves Art Gallery
UK United Kingdom
Sheffield Galleries and Museums Trust are thrilled to announce that
Millennium Galleries is to host a major survey exhibition of post-war
British sculpture from 22 January - 17 April 2005. The exhibition will be of
national significance, and will be the first to show these works from the
most influential British sculptors of the last 50 years. The exhibition will
be the latest in a series of Tate Partnership exhibitions following the
hugely successful William Blake: Inspiration and Illustration at the Graves
Art Gallery, and will be the first to showcase sculpture in Millennium
Galleries. All exhibits will be from Tate collections.
Tate Sculpture will display 20 major works focussing on the human form, by
internationally renowned masters such as Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth,
alongside contemporary artists such as Sarah Lucas, Ron Mueck and Antony
Gormley. Tate Sculpture will also include video sculpture from legendary
British artists, Gilbert and George and photography by Keith Arnatt.
The exhibition will include works in a wide range of media and of differing
scale from a monumental bronze sculpture by Moore, to more intimate pieces
made from unconventional, contemporary materials.
In Moore's creation, King and Queen, the artist intended to combine
naturalistic elements such as hands and feet with more abstracted ones such
as the head. In contrast to Moore's imposing figures, Mark Quinn uses his
own body in the making of his art. No Visible Means of Escape is a hollow
polyurethane rubber cast of Quinn's naked body, split up to the neck and
described by Quinn as 'an extreme moment of transformation, a violent
shedding of the skin'. Similarly, Ron Mueck creates eerie simulations of
human subjects made of fibreglass and silicone. The enlarged scale and
awkward posture of his seven-foot girl, Ghost, emphasising the subject's
sense of adolescent anxiety.
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