Model Forms: sculpture/architecture in 50s and 60s Britain
1st October 2002 - 5th January 2003
Sculpture Study Galleries
This exhibition focuses on a period when the formal characteristics of sculpture and architecture often merged, and features works by designers with interests in both fields. The exhibition aims to ask a number of questions about the relationship between the sculptural maquette and the architectural model. By concentrating on preliminary works, the exhibiton will also give an insight into the processes involved in making finished sculptures, while at the same time jettisoning the distracting sense of purpose manifest in finished, large-scale buildings.
Model Forms will include architectural and sculptural models by architects and artists, including Ernö Goldfinger, Victor Pasmore, Mary Martin, and Stephen Gilbert. Offering a contemporary counterpoint to the display, Toby Paterson will design and paint a specially commissioned wall work. Toby Patterson, who last worked with the Henry Moore Institute in 2000, recently won the Becks Futures 2002 contemporary art prize.
Organised by the Henry Moore Institute and curated by Dr. Steven Gartside, Model Forms will be put together using loans from the Royal Institute of British Architects and the British Council in London, the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich, and several private lenders.
- Accompanying Essay:
Model Forms - Sculpture/Architecture in 50s and 60s' Britain (No. 37)