The Event Sculpture

10 Nov 2014 – 8 Mar 2015

Events taking place on the Henry Moore Institute façade, moving into Galleries 1, 2 and 3 on 3 February

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

The Event Sculpture presents nine sculptures that are events, inviting artists including Lara Favaretto (b. 1973, Italy), Urs Fischer (b. 1973, Switzerland), Ceal Floyer (b. 1968, Pakistan), Simone Forti (b. 1935, Italy), Simon Martin (b. 1965, UK), Anthony McCall (b. 1946, UK), Maria Nordman (b. 1943, Germany), Tino Sehgal (b. 1976, UK) and Roman Signer (b. 1938, Switzerland) to present a single work on the exterior of our building which then moves into our gallery spaces.

From Monday 10 November 2014 until 8 March 2015 an event sculpture will take place every other Monday outside the Institute building. On 3 February, the morning after the seventh event, the sculptures will begin to gather in our gallery spaces.

A sculpture in the public realm is associated with permanence and memorial, indeed directly in front of our building stand two sculptures that embody this definition:  Henry Charles Fehr's Leeds War Memorial and one of Joseph Beuys' '7000 Oaks'. When presented in public space, the nine works in The Event Sculpture are concentrated, impermanent and transitory with each outdoor event spilling out into the life of the city and firmly placing the encounter within the present.

When presented in the gallery spaces, the nine works move to a private form of encounter, and rooted within a centre dedicated to the study of sculpture they become situated within the ever-expanding field of sculpture.


Events by Roman Signer and Urs Fischer have been supported by The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia.

Venue details


Venue address

Henry Moore Institute
74 The Headrow
Leeds
LS1 3AH
T: 0113 246 7467

Opening times

Open 7 days a week, except Bank Holidays, from 11am to 5.30pm and until 8pm on Wednesdays.
Galleries are closed on Mondays.

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