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Box, Body, Burial: The Sculptural Imagination of Keith Arnatt (No. 61)

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From his fabrication of boxes to excavation of holes in the ground, from hiding and revealing his body in space to his manipulation of natural and man made objects in the rural environment, the work of Keith Arnatt reveals a deep sculptural imagination that informed his conceptual and photographic practices.

Through his preoccupations with the box, body and burial in the early part of his career, Arnatt challenged sculptural conventions long before he was seen as a photographer. This issue of Essays on Sculpture explores Arnatt’s sculptural roots through the following essays:

Box, Body, Burial: The Sculptural Imagination of Keith Arnatt
Jon Wood (Research Curator, the Henry Moore Institute)

Keith Arnatt: ‘Self Burial’ (1969)
Mike Sperlinger

Approaches to ‘Trouser-Word Piece’ (1972)
Andrew Wilson

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