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Highlights from our past exhibition programme at the Henry Moore Institute.

The Sculpture Collections

22 March - 2 September 2018
Across the Henry Moore Institute and Leeds Art Gallery

Celebrating a thirty-six year partnership that has built one of the strongest collections of British sculpture in the world, this exhibition showcases the best of the Leeds Sculpture Collections.

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Neil Gall: The Studio: Cover Versions

21 February - 2 September 2018
Reception and Research Library

This display presents about seventy of Neil Gall's collage works in which he cuts into copies of The Studio magazine, plays around with their images and typographies and adds to them with his own over-drawings to create these 'cover versions'.

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Sculpture by Another Name: Tony Carter's 'By Bread Only' (1978-9)

21 February - 20 May 2018
Gallery 4

This single work exhibition presents 'By Bread Only " For the Demise of Icons' (1978-9), a major work by the sculptor Tony Carter (1943-2016), which has recently entered the Leeds Museums and Galleries Collection.

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Becoming Henry Moore

30 November 2017 - 18 February 2018
Galleries 1, 2 and 3

To coincide with the 40th anniversary of our founding, Becoming Henry Moore gives an insight into the influences at play in the mind of Britain's foremost modern sculptor during his formative years.

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David Dye: Devices

13 October 2017 - 18 February 2018
Sculpture Study Galleries, Leeds Art Gallery

This archival exhibition showcases the dynamic early work of David Dye, an artist who was at the heart of the radical changes taking place in British sculpture during the 1960s and 70s.

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Mary Gillick: Her Art in your Pocket

20 September 2017 - 28 January 2018
Gallery 4

This display is the first dedicated to Gillick's sculpture, and presents plaster models, drawings and photographs showing her working processes for the production of coins, medals and portrait reliefs.

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Jiro Takamatsu: The Temperature of Sculpture

13 July - 22 October 2017
Galleries 1, 2 and 3

Jiro Takamatsu (1936-98) is central to the development of post-war art in Japan. He expanded points into volume, brought sculptural actions into the life of the city, and made shadows and perspective tangible.

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Ghisha Koenig: Machines Restrict their Movement

25 May - 13 August 2017
Gallery 4

Ghisha Koenig (1921-1993) dedicated her artistic life to studying and sculpting modern factory labour in Britain.

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Aleksandra Domanović: Votives

23 March - 11 June 2017
Galleries 1, 2 and 3

A new commission of sculptures by Aleksandra Domanović investigate how technological advances impact on communication and culture.

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Roy Ascott: Form has Behaviour

25 January - 23 April 2017
Gallery 4

Roy Ascott (b. 1934) is a pioneering British artist who has worked throughout his career with cybernetics, telematics and communication theories. This focused exhibition sets out to establish Ascott's innovative work in the narrative of British sculpture.

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City Sculpture Projects 1972

24 November 2016 - 19 February 2017
Galleries 1, 2 and 3

We revisit the ambitious, multi-city exhibition that brought sculpture into daily urban life.

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Eleanor Antin: 'CARVING: A Traditional Sculpture'

28 September 2016 - 3 January 2017
Gallery 4

'CARVING: A Traditional Sculpture' is a landmark work in the history of conceptual art, and a key reference on art and art history courses today.

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The Body Extended: Sculpture and Prosthetics

21 July - 23 October 2016
Galleries 1, 2 and 3

Throughout history human beings have sought to extend and supplement their own form. The Body Extended: Sculpture and Prosthetics traces how artists have addressed radical changes to the very thing we humans know best: our bodies.

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William Hamo Thornycroft: 'Charity and Justice' (1888)

18 May - 21 August 2016
Gallery 4

Celebrating a new acquisition for the Leeds Sculpture Collection, exhibited in public for the first time since its creation in 1888.

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A Lesson in Sculpture with John Latham

24 March - 19 June 2016
Galleries 1, 2 and 3

Material transformations. Matter, physics and process. Monuments to labour. Through these provocations British artist John Latham (1921-2006) rethought the limits and possibilities of art.

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Olga Jevrić: Proposals for Monuments

3 February - 17 April 2016
Gallery 4

Olga Jevrić, a Serbian artist who was instrumental to the development of abstract sculpture in Yugoslavia, could evoke the monumental within the smallest of sculptures.

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Katrina Palmer: The Necropolitan Line

10 December 2015 - 21 February 2016
Galleries 1, 2 and 3

From December to February our galleries are filled with stories, as British artist Katrina Palmer (b. 1967) develops a new work in her first institutional commission.

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Christine Kozlov: Information

10 December 2015 - 21 February 2016
Upper Sculpture Study Gallery

Drawing from Kozlov's to date unexamined archive, this exhibition explores how sculpture became redefined during the conceptual art movement, when idea came to take precedence over object.

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Object Lessons

30 September 2015 - 3 January 2016
Gallery 4

The 'object lesson' was based on the premise of learning via a direct encounter with a collection of objects. This focused exhibition offers a fascinating first-hand insight into this once innovative concept that is central to understanding objects.

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Paul Neagu: Palpable Sculpture

13 August - 8 November 2015
Galleries 1, 2 and 3 and the Upper Sculpture Study Gallery

This exhibition celebrates multi-sensory encounters with sculpture, presenting over 120 works by Neagu including sculptures, drawings, films, texts and archival material, much of which has never previously been exhibited.

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Eileen Agar: Natural Ready-mades

27 May - 30 August 2015
Gallery 4

Eileen Agar sought out sculptural forms in nature, combing the shoreline for 'natural ready-mades' that she choreographed into collages and sculptures.

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Carol Bove / Carlo Scarpa

2 April - 12 July 2015
Galleries 1, 2 and 3

Bringing together contemporary sculptures by American artist Carol Bove (b.1971) with exhibition furniture, sculptures and architectural prototypes by Venetian architect and exhibition designer Carlo Scarpa (1906-78).

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Garth Evans: Sculpture Photographs

2 April - 12 July 2015
Sculpture Study Galleries

Garth Evans (b. 1934) is central to the narrative of British sculpture, his work experimenting consistently with the possibilities of medium, form, weight and scale.

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A Study of Modern Japanese Sculpture

28 January - 19 April 2015
Gallery 4

Nine sculptures from the Taisho and early Showa periods (1912-41), bringing work from this period in Japan to British audiences for the first time.

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Dorothy Annan and Trevor Tennant

11 November 2014 - 1 March 2015
Upper Sculpture Study Gallery

Taking a newly acquired archival collection, this exhibition sheds light on the relationship between sculpture and architecture and the role of art in British society following the Second World War in Britain.

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The Event Sculpture

10 November 2014 - 8 March 2015
Events taking place on the Henry Moore Institute façade, moving into Galleries 1, 2 and 3 on 3 February

In Autumn, the Henry Moore Institute turns inside out as the outside of our building becomes a site for sculpture.

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Lygia Clark: Organic Planes

24 September 2014 - 4 January 2015
Gallery 4

Brazilian artist Lygia Clark's (1920-88) experiential sculpture sought to break the space between artwork and perception, radically innovating the relationship between the art object and the audience.

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Gego. Line as Object

24 July - 19 October 2014
Galleries 1, 2, and 3 and the Upper Sculpture Study Gallery

Gego. Line as Object investigates the artist's unrivalled engagement with the problems of form and space - using light, shadow, scale and gravity in a constant process of discovery.

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D'Arcy Thompson's On Growth and Form

14 May - 17 August 2014
Gallery 4

A poetic and mathematical study of scale, gravity, order and process, On Growth and Form lodged itself within the consciousness of twentieth-century sculpture.

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Photographing Sculpture: How the Image Moves the Object

20 March - 22 June 2014
Upper Sculpture Study Gallery, Leeds Art Gallery

Photography has made sculpture mobile since the birth of the medium. Photographing Sculpture looks at the ways in which photographs 'move' objects, whether activating them visually, transporting them by proxy or documenting their travels across space and time.

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Ian Kiaer: Tooth House

20 March - 22 June 2014
Galleries 1, 2 and 3

Ian Kiaer (b. 1971) repurposes debris to create props and proposals for perceiving objects in space, asking questions of value and form.

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Vladimir and Georgii Stenberg: Construction for a Spatial Structure VI ('KPS6', 1919/73)

22 January - 20 April 2014
Gallery 4

Vladimir (1899-1982) and Georgii (1900-33) Stenberg are central figures of the early Russian Constructivist movement, characterised by a laboratory style of working that placed the 'artist-producer' within everyday activities.

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Stephen Cripps: Pyrotechnic Sculptor

21 November 2013 - 16 February 2014
Sculpture Study Galleries

Cripps transformed objects with actions, sound and pyrotechnics. In his short career from 1970-82 he developed many ambitious schemes for mechanical sculptures and performance works.

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Dennis Oppenheim: Thought Collision Factories

21 November 2013 - 16 February 2014
Galleries 1, 2 and 3

Dennis Oppenheim (1938-2011) initiated sculptural events in a quest to make ideas material, producing sculptures that took the form of actions, performances, installations, film and architecture.

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Jean Tinguely: 'Spiral' (1965)

25 September 2013 - 5 January 2014
Gallery 4

Swiss artist Jean Tinguely's (1925-91) experiments with mechanical contraptions explore how animated objects can initiate sculptural events.

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The Age of Innocence: Replicating the Ideal Portrait in the New Sculpture Movement

25 July - 20 October 2013
Upper Sculpture Study Gallery, Leeds Art Gallery

Examining notions of the 'ideal' in female portraits and head studies of the New Sculpture Movement, a group of late nineteenth-century artists whose emphasis on realism, emotion and sensuality signalled an important change in British sculpture.

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Indifferent Matter: From Object to Sculpture

25 July - 20 October 2013
Galleries 1, 2 and 3

By pairing twentieth-century sculpture with ancient objects, this exhibition explores how objects resist the origins, names and histories humans accord to them.

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Alberto Giacometti: 'Tête de femme (Flora Mayo)' (c. 1927)

15 May - 18 August 2013
Gallery 4

This focused exhibition shows Giacometti's sculpture 'Tête de femme (Flora Mayo)' alongside his drawing 'Corner of the Studio with 'Self-Portrait' from 1925 in Plaster'.

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Keir Smith: From Wall to Floor

21 March - 23 June 2013
Upper Sculpture Study Gallery

Archival exhibition focusing on the artist's work made in the 1970s and early 80s, a time when Smith was making the transition from figurative painting into sculpture, experimenting with process-based art and performance before moving into a landscape setting.

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Robert Filliou: The Institute of Endless Possibilities

21 March - 23 June 2013
Galleries 1, 2 and 3

The first solo exhibition devoted to Filliou (1926-87) in the UK considers the French artist's work outside of his close ties to Fluxus in order to focus specifically on his sculptural output and his concern with objects.

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Vladimir Markov: Displays and Fictions

30 January - 28 April 2013
Gallery 4

Markov, a Latvian painter and art theorist fascinated by the display and understanding of art, scoured galleries across Europe to photograph ethnographic collections of sculpture.

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1913: The Shape of Time

22 November 2012 - 17 February 2013
Galleries 1, 2 and 3

1913 was an extraordinary year in the histories of modern European art, seeing artists explore increasingly experimental ways of representing the complex life of the modern world.

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Sturtevant: 'Duchamp Bicycle Wheel' (1969-1973)

26 September 2012 - 13 January 2013
Gallery 4

This focused exhibition features a single work by Sturtevant made between 1969 and 1973: 'Duchamp Bicycle Wheel'.

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Helen Chadwick: 'Wreaths to Pleasure'

8 September 2012 - 17 February 2013
Upper Sculpture Study Gallery

Chadwick's innovative series of photographic 'wreaths' reveal a hidden world of visual and sensorial pleasures.

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Sarah Lucas: Ordinary Things

18 July - 21 October 2012
Galleries 1, 2 and 3

Ordinary Things takes Sarah Lucas' (b. 1962) recent series of sculptures 'NUDS' (2009-) as a starting point, looking forward and backward across an artistic practice that has engaged with the possibilities of sculpture for over two decades.

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Vlassis Caniaris: 'Composition' (1974)

30 May - 2 September 2012
Gallery 4

Presenting a single sculptural work by Greek artist Vlassis Caniaris, 'Composition' from 1974, seen outside of Greece for the very first time.

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Michael Dean: Government

12 April - 17 June 2012
Galleries 1, 2 and 3

This new commission of tactile concrete sculptures quote from and transform the Institute's galleries.

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Phyllida Barlow: Bad Copies

12 April - 17 June 2012
Sculpture Study Galleries

Known primarily for her large-scale installations made from salvaged materials that are constructed on-site, Barlow has a continuous practice of drawing which she uses to explore and record her visual ideas.

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John McCracken: 'IV' (1985) and 'Neon' (1989)

29 February - 13 May 2012
Gallery 4

McCracken's sculptures ask a fundamental question: 'how do things sit in space?'

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Nice Style: The World's First Pose Band

14 December 2011 - 12 February 2012
Gallery 4

Presenting photographs, posters, postcards and archival material relating to 'Nice Style', a collaborative performance group set up in Maidstone in 1970 by British artists Bruce McLean, Paul Richards, Gary Chitty, Robin Fletcher and Ron Carr.

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Shelagh Cluett: Drawing in Space

1 December 2011 - 11 March 2012
Upper Sculpture Study Gallery, Leeds Art Gallery

This exhibition of intricate sculptures and drawings by the influential sculptor, Shelagh Cluett, marks the recent acquisition of her archive by the Institute.

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United Enemies

1 December 2011 - 11 March 2012
Galleries 1, 2 and 3

United Enemies examines the problem of sculpture in the 1960s and 1970s, presenting work by over fifty artists made in a period when the very idea of sculpture was radically contested.

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Tacita Dean: 'Mario Merz'

6 September - 4 December 2011
Gallery 4

Dean's work is concerned with the sculptural properties of light and space, which she explores through drawing, film and sound.

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Mario Merz: What Is to Be Done?

27 July - 30 October 2011
Galleries 1, 2 and 3

A leading figure of Arte Povera, Mario Merz's approach to art making was driven by asking: what can an artist do in the face of a precarious future?

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Darrell Viner: Early Work

27 July - 30 October 2011
Upper Sculpture Study Gallery

Darrell Viner (1947-2001) was a pioneer in the field of computer art. He originally turned to computers to pursue his interest in movement and animation and went on to apply the technology to kinetic and interactive sculpture.

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Jean-Marc Bustamante: Dead Calm

21 April - 26 June 2011
Galleries 1, 2 and 3

This is the first major exhibition of Jean-Marc Bustamante's work in the UK, bringing together two areas of his practice to explore the relationship between photography and sculpture.

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Savage Messiah: The Creation of Henri Gaudier-Brzeska

16 March - 31 July 2011
Gallery 4

This exhibition highlights the extraordinary ways in which the life of the French-born sculptor Henri Gaudier-Brzeska (1891-1915) entered mainstream culture.

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Dear Henry Moore: Connections and Correspondence

3 February - 26 June 2011
Sculpture Study Galleries

This exhibition looks at Moore's associations with a younger generation of sculptors, for whom he was, as the critic Herbert Read described, 'in some sense a parent'.

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Henry Moore: Prints and Portfolios

3 February - 3 April 2011
Galleries 1, 2 and 3

This major exhibition of prints, etchings and drawings explores the stories behind Moore's graphic work in lavish detail and reveals his connections to literature.

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Angkor Wat: From Temple to Text

27 November 2010 - 20 February 2011
Gallery 4

Angkor Wat: From Temple to Text features paper 'casts' of extraordinary inscriptions carved into the stones of Cambodia's iconic temple.

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A Rough Equivalent: Sculpture and Pottery in the Post-War Period

29 September 2010 - 2 January 2011
Upper Sculpture Study Gallery, Leeds Art Gallery

A Rough Equivalent brings together sculpture and ceramics from the 1950s to the 1970s from the major collections at Leeds and York Art Galleries.

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Undone: Making and Unmaking in Contemporary Sculpture

29 September 2010 - 2 January 2011
Galleries 1, 2 and 3

Undone presents contemporary artists who are interested in the engaging with the materiality and process of making sculpture.

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Roman To English: The Migration of Forms in Early Northumberland

10 July - 10 October 2010
Gallery 4

A collection of remarkable sculptural fragments from the ancient kingdom of Northumbria reveals contrasts and underlying continuities between the Roman and Anglo Saxon periods.

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Out of My Mouth: The 'Photosculptures' of Alina Szapocznikow

3 June - 29 August 2010
Sculpture Study Galleries

This remarkable series of works depict pieces of gum which have been chewed by the artist to produce an assortment of abject sculptural forms.

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Hermann Obrist: Art Nouveau Sculptor

2 June - 28 August 2010
Galleries 1, 2 and 3

Hermann Obrist (1862-1927) was famous throughout Europe in the early 1900s for his innovative art nouveau designs in two and three dimensions, including furniture and textiles, tombs and fountains and spiralling plaster forms.

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Ice Age Sculpture

10 April - 20 June 2010
Gallery 4

When does sculpture begin? This exhibition presents eighteen Ice Age objects from the British Museum which suggest that its origins could reach as far back as 13,000 years.

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Alan Johnston: Drawing a Shadow: No Object

18 February - 1 May 2010
Galleries 1, 2 and 3

Alan Johnston's drawings both reflect and subtly reconfigure the architectural spaces they inhabit, at times almost invisible.

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Objects of Contemplation: Natural sculptures from the Qing dynasty

12 December 2009 - 7 March 2010
Gallery 4

This small but exquisite exhibition is concerned with remarkable rocks collected in 17th-century China.

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The Developing Process: The sculptor's education in drawings and photography

9 October - 2 May 2009
Upper Sculpture Study Gallery, Leeds Art Gallery

The Developing Process explores the ways in which sculptors were taught to think three-dimensionally from the late nineteenth century through to the 1960s.

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Sculpture in Painting

8 October 2009 - 10 January 2010
Galleries 1, 2 and 3

This exhibition explores the relationship between art in two and three dimensions, looking at the dialogue and interplay between painting and sculpture.

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Subject / Sitter / Maker: Portraits from an eighteenth-century artistic circle

14 August - 14 November 2009
Gallery 4

Offering a unique opportunity to compare likenesses in two and three dimensions, this study exhibition focuses on five works which depict two of eighteenth-century London's leading lights.

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Art in Public Places

29 May - 29 August 2009
Sculpture Study Galleries

Exhibition exploring the archive of the Public Art Development Trust, recently acquired by the Institute.

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The New Monumentality

29 May - 29 August 2009
Galleries 1, 2 and 3

Gerard Byrne, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and Dorit Margreiter explore the attraction of modern post-war buildings for three artists born in the heyday of monumental architecture, as typified by London's Barbican Centre.

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Concrete and Poetry: Drawings for an art museum by Lina Bo Bardi

3 April - 4 July 2009
Gallery 4

The first UK exhibition to explore the vision of the architect Lina Bo Bardi focuses on her drawings for the iconic Museum of Art in São Paolo (MASP), designed and built between 1957 and 1968.

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Box, Body, Burial: The sculptural imagination of Keith Arnatt

8 February - 26 April 2009
Sculpture Study Galleries

Through his preoccupations with the box, body and burial in the early part of his career, Arnatt challenged sculptural convention long before he was seen as a photographer.

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Asta Gröting Sculpture: 1987-2008

8 February - 24 April 2009
Galleries 1, 2 and 3

Selected by Gröting herself, this exhibition of both her early and latest works appear at first like mysterious props left scattered across a stage, as if they might have a role within a larger and unspecified narrative.

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Dalou in England: Portraits of Womanhood (1871-1879)

22 November 2008 - 22 February 2009
Gallery 4

Dalou, through his images of women, revealed and questioned the stratified nature of modern society and its strict demarcations between the classes.

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Sculpture in the Home

1 October 2008 - 4 January 2009
Sculpture Study Galleries, Leeds Art Galleries

Re-staging a post-war initiative that endeavoured to make sculpture part of everyday life.

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Taking Shape: Finding sculpture in the decorative arts

30 September 2008 - 4 January 2009
Galleries 1, 2 and 3

Taking Shape focuses on the inventive imagination of Baroque and Rococo that dominated sculpture and the decorative arts in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and presents it in a new light.

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Unfinished Business: Mark Wilsher

26 July - 26 October 2008
Gallery 4

Wilsher's series of 'photo-drawings' modify and recontextualise abstract sculpture.

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The Object Quality of the Problem: on the Space of Palestine/Israel

31 May - 26 July 2008
Galleries 1, 2 and 3

Responding to this very particular set of geo-political contexts and current affairs, this exhibition attempts to reconcile the two-dimentional nature of contemporary documentary art with the wider sculptural field.

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Prospects and Interiors: Sculptors' Drawings of Inner Space

30 May - 22 August 2008
Sculpture Study Galleries, Leeds Art Gallery

Based around a core of works in the Leeds collection, Prospects and Interiors addresses the sculptor's concern to find a way of representing space as matter.

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Heart of Darkness: Ivory carving and Belgian colonialism

4 April - 28 June 2008
Gallery 4

Taking its title from Joseph Conrad's celebrated novel, this exhibition examines the revival of ivory sculpture within the context of the brutal colonial exploitation of the Congo by Léopold II, King of Belgium.

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Against Nature: The hybrid forms of modern sculpture

7 February - 4 May 2008
Galleries 1, 2 and 3

Sculpture has frequently been used as a medium of metamorphosis, its malleable materials allowing fantastic forms to become real as it mixes human, animal and vegetal components.

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By Leafy Ways: Early works by Ivor Abrahams

7 February - 3 May 2008
Upper Sculpture Study Gallery, Leeds Art Gallery

In By Leafy Ways, artist Ivor Abrahams invites viewers into the strange world of the English suburban garden, in which ideas of nature and artifice are subtly opposed.

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Indoors and Out: The Sculpture and Design of Bernard Schottlander

22 Sep 2007 - 6 Jan 2008
Upper Sculpture Study Gallery, Leeds Art Gallery

This retrospective on the work of multidisciplinary German artist Bernard Schottlander highlights the dialogue between his interior design skills and interest in outdoor sculpture.

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Thomas Schütte: Fake/Function

22 September 2007 - 6 January 2008
Galleries 1, 2 and 3

Even before he left the Art Academy in Düsseldorf, Thomas Schütte's work was much in demand. This exhibition brings together the work he made in those early years of his career.

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kissingcousins: A fellowship project by Jane Simpson and Sarah Staton

29 June - 29 September 2007
Gallery 4

What happens when two artists are let loose in a museum store? Jane Simpson and Sarah Staton were invited to select works from the Leeds sculpture collections and curate them into an exhibition at the Henry Moore Institute.

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Towards a New Laocoon

13 May - 11 August 2007
Galleries 1, 2 and 3

This exhibition looks at the sculptural aspects of Laocoon through a British lens, focusing on how the sculpture group has been re-interpreted by artists over time.

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Drawing on Sculpture: Graphic Interventions on the Photographic Surface

12 May - 11 August 2007
Upper Sculpture Study Gallery, Leeds Art Gallery

Drawing on Sculpture looks afresh at relationship between sculpture and photography, taking note of the subtle ways in which drawing allows artists to use the flexibility of a two-dimensional medium to define and describe sculpture.

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Modelling Charlotte Perriand: A Project by Sadie Murdoch

3 March - 26 May 2007
Gallery 4

Aritist Sadie Murdoch reinterprets the classic 1928 image of the Chaise Longue, asking questions about feminism, authorship and identity.

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Figuring Space: Sculpture/Furniture from Mies to Moore

18 January - 31 March 2007
Galleries 1, 2 and 3

Exploring the shared space of modern furniture and modern sculpture.

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Experimental Photography from the Bauhaus Sculpture Workshop

16 December 2006 - 18 February 2007
Gallery 4

This focused exhibition explores how innovative photographic practice became central to the activity of the Bauhaus sculpture workshop in Weimar Germany.

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Leeds (Partial View)

23 September - 16 December 2006
Upper Sculpture Study Gallery, Leeds Art Gallery

In a series of evocative photographs made during his fellowship at the Institute in 2005, Frederico Câmara presents us with a vision of Leeds that is both mysterious and surprising.

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Imi Knoebel: Primary Structures 1966/2006

23 September - 16 December 2006
Galleries 1, 2 and 3

Displaying early and recent works, this exhibition examines the links between painting and sculpture, demonstrating the constructed qualities of painting in its relation to installation.

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Charlotte von Poehl: The Notepiece

25 August - 19 November 2006
Gallery 4

Drawing on the personal writings and diaries of artists Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt, von Poehl has created an exhibition that reflects on their thoughts, engaging the viewer in a personal dialogue.

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The New Man: Alfred Gilbert's Heroic Nudes 1882-1895

11 June - 5 August 2006
Gallery 4

In contrast to current media stereotypes, this exhibition finds its place in the late Victorian period, when 'new men' were not the masculine icons of today but aesthetes and dandies.

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Paper, Stone, Flesh and Blood: Transforming Views of Sculpture in French Revolutionary Prints

24 May - 26 August 2006
Upper Sculpture Study Gallery, Leeds Art Gallery

This exhibition shows how prints chart the shifting values of the French Revolution through sculpture, as France moved from absolute monarchy to revolutionary republic.

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Antinous: the face of the Antique

24 May - 26 August 2006
Galleries 1, 2 and 3

The first exhibition dedicated to Antique sculpture at the Institute explores the mythical image of Antinous.

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Giorgio Sadotti: From Navels to Nipples Henry Moore

2 May - 3 June 2006
Gallery 4

Drawing from the Henry Moore Institute's Research Library, Sadotti has created a book by systematically making circular holes in images. These disks, their radius dicated by the distance between the models' navel and closest nipple, are displayed in this exhibition.

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Freud's Sculpture

22 February - 22 April 2006
Gallery 4

On the eve of the 150th anniversary of Sigmund Freud's birth, the Henry Moore Institute in association with the Freud Museum presents a unique opportunity to explore Freud's relationship with sculpture.

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Shaping Modern Sculpture: Stephen Gilbert and Jocelyn Chewett in post-war Paris

5 February - 15 April 2006
Sculpture Study Galleries, Leeds Art Gallery

A new angle on post-war constructivism and geometric abstraction with the first British exhibition of the work of Stephen Gilbert and Jocelyn Chewett.

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Espaço Aberto / Espaço Fechado: Sites for sculpture in modern Brazil

5 February - 14 April 2006
Galleries 1, 2 and 3

This exhibition reveals how fluctuations in political, social and economic stability in Brazil over the past fifty years have helped shape ideas about sculpture, as well as how sculpture represents those events.

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Thomas Woolner: Seeing Sculpture Through Photography

5 November 2005 - 5 February 2006
Gallery 4

Best known for his affiliation to the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, Woolner's sculpture has been largely forgotten, but new research shows that in the field of photography Woolner deserves to be remembered.

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New Acquisitions on Paper: Phyllidia Barlow, Sarah Staton and Cecile Johnson Soliz

14 September 2005 - 7 January 2006
Upper Sculpture Study Gallery, Leeds Art Gallery

Showcasing recent acquisitions of works on paper by three contemporary British sculptors. Though different in style and execution, they are bound by a common theme that places the sculptural subject in a space with an almost imaginary context.

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Bronze: The Power of Life and Death

13 September 2005 - 7 January 2006
Galleries 1, 2 and 3

Bringing to light the rich symbolic language of sculpture's most familiar material.

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Jaki Irvine: Plans for Forgotten Works

2 July - 2 October 2005
Gallery 4

As a result of her Fellowship at the Henry Moore Institute, Jaki Irvine has created a series of haunting works through exploring some of the least expected areas of the Institute's archive.

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Shallow Space - Relief Sculpture from the Collection

7 May - 7 August 2005
Upper Sculpture Study Gallery, Leeds Art Gallery

Shallow Space presents classic examples of relief modelling and carving by Frampton, Moore and Gaudier-Brzeska, constructions in both the surrealist and the constructivist modes, as well as quirkier anomalies, such as reliefs made from nails, glove stretchers and the moving paper circles designed by Duchamp.

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Ettore Spalletti

5 May - 7 August 2005
Galleries 1, 2 and 3

Spalletti produces work that lies between painting and sculpture, working on shaped grounds and supports with a loose and living surface of coloured pigment.

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Medieval and Modern: Direct Carving in the Work of Gill and Barlach

4 March - 5 June 2005
Gallery 4

This focused study exhibition looks at the work of two artists - Eric Gill, in Britain, and Ernst Barlach, in Germany - who styled their work and their own personas into an image of medievalist tradition.

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The Third Campaign: A Project by Neal White

8 January - 27 March 2005
Upper Sculpture Study Gallery, Leeds Art Gallery

In a conceptual campaign designed to re-ignite debate over Jacob Epstein's sculptural scheme on the British Medical Association building in London's Strand, White challenged the viewer to re-evaluate their response to public sculpture.

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Play/Ground

5 November 2004 - 6 February 2005
Gallery 4

Play/Ground investigates the viewer's relation to horizontal relief, allowing it to be considered not only as a sculptural form, but also as a game and playground to be explored.

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Depth of Field: the place of relief in the time of Donatello

21 September 2004 - 27 March 2005
Galleries 1, 2 and 3

Relief sculpture fascinates and perplexes, hovering between simple decoration and full-scale pictorial illusion. This exhibition examines the nature of relief at the beginning of the Renaissance period.

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Mother Figure: Modernist Maternities from the Leeds Sculpture Collections

21 September - 5 December 2004
Upper Sculpture Study Gallery, Leeds Art Gallery

The mother and child motif in art is potent and enduring. It permeates most aspects of cultural history, maintaining a complex psychological bearing on our consciousness even today.

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Carey Young: Disclaimer

2 July - 2 October 2004
Gallery 4

Investigating the increasing incorporation of the personal and public domains into the realm of the commercial, Young's exhibition explores the connections between legal 'disclaimers' and notions of negative space.

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With Hidden Noise: Sculpture, Video and Ventriloquism

8 May - 8 August 2004
Galleries 1, 2 and 3

Challenging the idea that sculpture is a silent art, With Hidden Noise presents a selection of objects, sculptures and videos that are both evocative and illustrative of voice and voice throwing.

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My Personal Museum: 'Ego Geometria Sum' from the Helen Chadwick Archive

6 March - 5 June 2004
Gallery 4

Helen Chadwick (1953-1996) was one of the most significant British artists to have emerged in the 1980s. This exhibition was the first to re-evaluate her work since her untimely death at the age of 42, and included previously unseen material.

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Other Criteria: Sculpture in 20th Century Britain

26 September - 28 March 2003
Galleries 1, 2 and 3

Taking stock of one hundred years of British sculpture, Other Criteria celebrates the diversity and ambition of art in this field.

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Refashioning the Figure: The Sketchbooks of Archipenko

25 September 2003 - 4 January 2004
Sculpture Study Galleries, Leeds Art Galleries

Archipenko exemplifies the many-faceted nature of the European avant-garde. This exhibition asked to what extent should we understand him as an influence, and to what extent as a mirror, reflecting a community of ideas.

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Liadin Cooke: Ballroom (ornament)

6 July - 4 October 2003
Gallery 4

Inspired by the lost or the forgotten and interwoven with her own recollections, Liadin Cooke isolates and transforms details until only a trace of their original appearance remains - a process like the distortion of memories through the passage of time.

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Scultura Lingua Morta: Sculpture From Fascist Italy

29 May - 29 August 2003
Galleries 1, 2 and 3

The ventennio fascista (1922-1942) is a deeply complex phenomenon, combining progressive innovation with conservative historicism, left-wing inspiration with right-wing methodology.

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A Kind of Magic: Talismans, Charms and Amulets from The British Museum

1 April - 28 June 2003
Gallery 4

Exploring the shadowy area where magic merges with religion, science, medicine and superstition.

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Job Koelewijn: Try and See It Your Way

8 February - 4 May 2003
Galleries 1, 2 and 3

Through a series of four installations, Koelewijn invites us to explore the space within and beyond our visual boundary, sensitising us to it, and focusing our looking in new ways.

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Simon Periton: Flag

6 January - 16 March 2003
Gallery 4

Simon Periton makes doilies, cutting them laboriously by hand from layers of coloured paper to create complex visual and sculptural effects. Like the most shallow of shallow reliefs, these doilies hover precariously between two and three dimensions.

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Model Forms: Sculpture/Architecture in 50s and 60s Britain

1 October 2002 - 5 January 2003
Upper Sculpture Study Gallery, Leeds Art Gallery

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.

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Wonder: Painted Sculpture from Medieval England

1 October 2002 - 5 January 2003
Galleries 1, 2 and 3

Wonder is an exhibition that explores the combination of belief and disbelief that characterised the medieval understanding of sculpture.

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Changing Face: masks from The British Museum

15 September - 5 December 2002
Gallery 4

Masking is a universal phenomenon, but the significance of masks varies greatly from country to country. Changing Face explores some of the key differences in the uses masks have had in diverse cultures and periods.

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Catching Some Air: Library Drawings by Bik Van der Pol

1 June - 1 September 2002
Upper Sculpture Study Gallery, Leeds Art Gallery

Collecting, copying, reappropriating and transforming... Bik Van der Pol turned a Fellowship at the Institute's Research Library into a years-long drawing exercise.

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The Object Sculpture

30 May - 30 August 2002
Galleries 1, 2, 3 and 4, and throughout the rest of the Institute

While sculpture was arguably easy to define when the Institute was initially set up, it continues to evolve and break free from previous meanings. Taking this as a starting point, three contemporary artists, each with a very different conception of what 'sculpture' can be, were invited to curate The Object Sculpture together.

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Second Skin: Historical Life Casting and Contemporary Culture

16 February - 12 May 2002
Galleries 1, 2 and 3

Second Skin explores the connections between the process of life casting and figurative sculpture, and compares the differences in how casting was used by nineteenth-century sculptors and how it is used today.

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Unidentified Museum Objects: curiosities from The British Museum

12 December 2001 - 28 February 2002
Gallery 4

Unidentified Museum Objects sets out to bring together, for the first time, intriguing items from across the collections of The British Museum which are only partly understood.

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The Sculpted Word: inscriptions from the Britsh Museum

10 June - 15 September 2001
Gallery 4

Carving, marking, embossing, engraving - The Sculpted Word examines the art of inscribing as a form of sculpture.

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Taking Positions: Figurative Sculpture and the Third Reich

26 May - 26 August 2001
Galleries 1, 2 and 3

Encompassing sculptors whose careers flourished during the Third Reich as well as those who effectively made their work in isolation, this exhibtions represents a cross-section of those who stayed in Germany and found a way to continuing practising art - even if sometimes in 'inner exile'.

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Homes for the Soul: Micro-architecture in medieval and contemporary art

17 January - 18 March 2001
Gallery 4

Bringing together a selection of small-scale representations of architectural forms from the Middle Ages and the past twenty years.

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Return to Life: a new look at the portrait bust

27 September 2000 - 7 January 2001
Galleries 1, 2 and 3

Rather than trace the history of the portrait bust, this exhibition looks at how an outer form might mask more intimate inflections, setting up a dialogue between a portrait bust and its viewer, and a conversation between one portrait bust and another.

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Dom Hans van der Laan

27 October 1999 - 17 January 2000
Galleries 1, 2 and 3

Presenting the first British showing of the Dutch architectural theorist, Dom Hans van der Laan, this exhibition looks at at what architecture symbolises, and the relationship between artists and architecture.

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Katarzyna Kobro

25 March - 26 June 1999
Galleries 1, 2 and 3

Celebrating the centenary of her birth, Katarzyna Kobro is the first retrospective of the Constructivist artist's work in the UK.

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artranspennine98

22 May - 16 August 1998
Galleries 1, 2, 3 and 4

artranspennine98 was an exhibition that combined art with people and place, spread across the whole of the North of England.

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Robert Morris: Recent Felt Pieces and Drawings

20 July - 23 August 1997
Galleries 1, 2 and 3

Felt has long been a favourite material used by Morris to inform and question the realm of sculpture.

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The Colour of Sculpture

12 December 1996 - 5 April 1997
Galleries 1, 2 and 3

The Colour of Sculpture presents works in a wide range of materials: marble, metals, precious stones, glass and ivory, and shows how they were 'painted' to effect different tints and patinas.

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David Nash: Line of Cut

4 September - 24 November 1996
Galleries 1, 2 and 3

Line of Cut focuses attention on David Nash's interest in geometry and abstract form.

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Gravity's Angel

27 September - 30 December 1995
Galleries 1, 2, 3 and 4

Weight and light, matter and mind: the title Gravity's Angel is designed to fasten attention on the properties of sculpture, its physical condition and its mental aspiration.

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Gabo's Stones: Naum Gabo

16 February - 5 May 1995
Sculpture Study Galleries, Leeds Art Gallery

While Gabo's constructivist works in metal and plastic are well documented, less explored are his direct carving in stone. This focused study exhibition brought together sixteen of Gabo's stone carvings, from 1930 through to the 1960s.

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Reproduction in Sculpture - Dilution or Increase?

10 December 1994 - 30 January 1995
Upper Sculpture Study Gallery, Leeds Art Gallery

Focusing on the reproductive techniques used in the manufacture of sculpture, this exhibition features work by Jacob Epstein, Alfred Gilbert and Rachel Whiteread - and sculpture where the artist has not touched the work at all.

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Serge Spitzer: Index - 1972-92

29 March - 10 June 1994
Galleries 1, 2 and 3

This exhibition surveys the visual lexicon of Serge Spitzer, who over the past twenty years has devised a kind of sculptural language.

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Cell : Cella : Celda

10 November 1993 - 5 February 1994
Galleries 1, 2 and 3

Cell : Cella : Celda brings together the artists Edward Allington, Vittorio Messina, Jaume Plensa and Andrew Sabin to create new works at the Henry Moore Institute.

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Sol LeWitt: Structures 1962-93 and Drawings 1958-92

11 August - 17 October 1993
Galleries 1, 2 and 3 and the Upper Sculpture Study Gallery

Sol LeWitt's structures established his central position within the Minimal and Conceptual art movements which emerged in New York during the 1960s.

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Romanesque: Stone Sculpture from Medieval England

22 April - 18 July 1993
Galleries 1, 2 and 3

The inaugural exhibition at the Henry Moore Institute presents some of the greatest surviving examples of English medieval sculpture.

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