Yorkshire Sculpture International: Maria Loboda
22 June – 29 September 2019
From new work by international artists to sculpture drawn from world-class collections, this festival across Leeds and Wakefield showcases sculpture in all its forms.
Inspired by anthropology, linguistics and archaeology, Maria Loboda (b.Krakow) unravels the assignation of meaning to symbols and objects throughout history, reimagining them into new combinations.
For Yorkshire Sculpture International Loboda has created a number of lamps, inspired by a 1920s French design, each encasing select insects. Titled The Chosen, each is a reminder of the human implications and fallibilities in collecting for preservation and what ultimately becomes historical fact.
Loboda studied at Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Städelschule, Frankfurt. Recent exhibitions include To Build a Business that will Never Know Completion, Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City (2019); Sitting Here Bored Like a Leopard, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw (2018) and Volcano Extravaganza 2016, Fiorucci Art Trust’s annual festival on Stromboli.
About Yorkshire Sculpture International
Yorkshire Sculpture International is delivered by the Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle made up of the Henry Moore Institute, The Hepworth Wakefield, Leeds Art Gallery and Yorkshire Sculpture Park. It showcases the breadth and diversity of contemporary sculptural practice, inspiring audiences to rethink what they understand the form to be.
At the Henry Moore Institute, Phyllida Barlow’s assertion that ‘sculpture is the most anthropological of the art forms’ brings together five extraordinary artists whose work looks at the relationship between material culture and an understanding of human history, present and future.
Within the trajectory and methods of anthropology lie the foundations of history and all social sciences. Objects play a pivotal role in that framework, with material culture often made to function as a form of black box recorder that can play back history, identity, belonging and difference. The exhibition at the Institute reflects upon this responsibility of objects.
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