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Saatchi Gallery

Exhibition Detail
The Shape of Things to Come; New Sculpture
Duke of York's HQ
King's Road
London SW3 4SQ
United Kingdom


May 27th, 2011 - October 16th, 2011
 
Joanna, Thomas HouseagoThomas Houseago, Joanna,
2005, Plaster, hemp, steel, granite, 123.4 x 58.4 x 86.4
© (C) THomas Houseago, 2005
Brick Lane Remix, David BatchelorDavid Batchelor, Brick Lane Remix,
2003 , Shelving Units, found light boxes, fluorescent light, vinyl, acrylic sheet, cable, plugboards, 204 x 435 x 38 cm
© (C) David Batchelor
Riesen, Martin HonertMartin Honert, Riesen,
2007, Styrodur, polyurethane rubber, wool, clothing, leather, 300 x 100 x 80 cm
© (C) Martin Honert
Kiss Trap Kismet , Sterling RubySterling Ruby, Kiss Trap Kismet ,
2008 , PVC pipe, urethane, wood, expanding foam, aluminium, spray paint, 300 x 384 x 122 cm
© Courtesy of the Artist and Saatchi Gallery
Parapillar 7 (Multicolour) , David BatchelorDavid Batchelor, Parapillar 7 (Multicolour) ,
2006 , Steel support with plastic, metal, rubber, painted wood and feather objects, 267 x 78 x 78 cm
© Courtesy of the Artist and Saatchi Gallery
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On 27 May, the Saatchi Gallery will open The Shape of Things to Come: New Sculpture, an exhibition of 20 leading and emerging international artists working in sculpture today. This will be the first time that the gallery space has been devoted entirely to three-dimensional works.

 The Shape of Things to Come: New Sculpture provides an unprecedented look at some of the most exciting sculptural works created in recent years. From granite monoliths to neon structures, buckled cars to stuffed horse hide, the exhibition demonstrates the diversity and dynamism of the medium.

 Composed, assembled, sewn, nailed, glued, stacked or layered from materials as varied as clay, polished metal,fabric, plywood, dirt, horse hide, Styrofoam and found objects, the works in the exhibition push the notions of the already expanded field of sculpture. The pieces here are united in the strength of their formal innovations and force of their engagement with contemporary issues. Running from the monumental to the miniature, many of the works play with scale creating a disorienting and charged space between viewer and work. Figurative forms, both human and animal, are used as sites of anxiety and instability challenging art historical archetypes to create a rich new sculptural vocabulary.

 The Shape of Things to Come: New Sculpture features a selection of works by David Altmejd, John Baldessari, David Batchelor, Peter Buggenhout, Berlinde De Bruyckere, Matthew Brannon, Bjorn Dahlem, Folkert de Jong, Roger Hiorns, Martin Honert, Thomas Houseago, Joanna Malinowska, Kris Martin, Matthew Monahan, Dirk Skreber, Anselm Reyle, Sterling Ruby, David Thorpe, Oscar Tuazon and Rebecca Warren.


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