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Being Human: An exhibition of modern sculpture at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

Type:Exhibition

Queens Road, Clifton, BRISTOL, BS8 1RL

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Being Human: An exhibition of modern sculpture

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***Due to the ongoing Covid-19 developments, please check the museum website for updates before attending.***


Can art capture what it is to be human? Being Human explores how sculptors have grappled with the human form.

Presenting work from Bristol’s collection, this exhibition is a powerful visual feast by a significant group of artists. Their work focuses on themes of beauty, identity, sexuality and existential angst in the aftermath of war.

Being Human features early modernist experimentation by Antoine Bourdelle to 20th century modernism from Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, Jacob Epstein and Willhem Lehmbruck.

At the heart of the exhibition are the so-called ‘Geometry of Fear’ sculptors: Lynn Chadwick, Ken Armitage, Reg Butler and Bernard Meadows. These artists lived through the Second World War and produced tortured, twisted forms conveying the angst and perhaps the guilt of having survived.

These examples appear alongside work by fellow British sculptors Frank Dobson, Hubert Dalwood, Elisabeth Frink and Ralph Brown as well as new acquisitions by Yeesookyung and Wood and Harrison to explore how sculpture embodies the human form.

Free admission - donations welcome

Times:
10am - 5pm

 

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Dates: (5 Oct 2019 - 4 Oct 2020)
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