Yorkshire Sculpture International: Tamar Harpaz
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.
Tamar Harpaz (b. Jerusalem) is known for sculptures that use light, mirrors, and lenses to create uncanny optical illusions. Combined into meandering installations, they unfold into narratives that touch on the cinematic and spectacular, but lay bare the simple mechanisms of their creations. While allowing space for free association, her work often emerges from a consideration of borders, conflict and the histories of Feminism.
Harpaz graduated from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, and was the recipient of the Rijksakademie Fellowship Award in 2016, and the Wolf Fund Anselm Kiefer Prize in 2013. Recent solo exhibitions include those at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art and Edel Assanti in London (2018). Other recent shows include March Madness, Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen (2017); Kitchen Sink Dramaat, Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv (2014) and Girl-to-Gorilla, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv (2012).
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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