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The Human Factor

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Liegender Frauenakt (Untilled 2011-2012), 2012 Installation View, the Human Factor, Hayward Gallery © Photo Linda Nylind
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Bear and Policeman, 1988 © Jeff Koons
The Human Factor

Southbank Centre
Belvedere Road
London SE1 8XX
United Kingdom
June 17th, 2014 - September 7th, 2014
Opening: June 17th, 2014 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/venues/...
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
london bridge, southbank
EMAIL:  
hgenquiries@hayward.org.uk
PHONE:  
44 20 7960 5226
OPEN HOURS:  
Closed on 21 September 2015 for two years of essential repair and maintenance.
TAGS:  
figurative, sculpture

DESCRIPTION
International artists confront the question of how we represent the 'human' today.
 
The Human Factor surveys how artists over the past 25 years have reinvented figurative sculpture, looking back to earlier movements in art history and drawing on contemporary imagery.
 
The artists engage in dialogues with modernist, classical and archaic models of art.
 
Across their work, the figure is a catalyst for exploring concerns from political violence and mortality to sexuality and voyeurism.
  
The exhibition will feature works by over 20 leading international artists including Pawel Althamer, Frank Benson, Huma Bhabha, Katharina Fritsch, Ryan Gander, Rachel Harrison, Georg Herold, Thomas Hirschhorn, Jeff Koons, Paul McCarthy, John Miller, Cady Noland, Ugo Rondinone, Yinka Shonibare, Thomas Schütte, Paloma Varga Weisz, Rebecca Warren, Andro Wekua and Cathy Wilkes.
 
Southbank Centre generously acknowledges the support of Sadie Coles HQ, Edlis-Neeson Foundation, Stephen Friedman Gallery, Gladstone Gallery, Max Hetzler Gallery, Dakis Joannou, Maureen Paley, London and Ringier Collection Zürich, the Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation and the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia.
 
This exhibition includes some nudity and sensitive content.