ART PICS: The Human Factor : The Figure in Contemporary Sculpture @haywardgallery


17th June – 7th September 2014
Opening today The Human Factor will bring together major works by 25 leading international artists who have fashioned new ways of using the figure in contemporary sculpture over the past 25 years.
Artists Include: Pawel Althamer, Frank Benson, Huma Bhabha, Katharina Fritsch, Ryan Gander, Rachel Harrison, Georg Herold, Thomas Hirschhorn, Jeff Koons, Paul McCarthy, John Miller, Cady Noland, Ugo Rondinone, Yinka Shonibare, Thomas Schütte, Paloma Varga Weisz, Rebecca Warren, Andro Wekua and Cathy Wilkes.

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Katharina Fritsch Koch und6. Foto (Schwarzwaldhaus)(Cook and 6th Photo [Black Forest Hotel]), 2006/2008

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Katharina Fritsch Riese und 4. (Franken) (Giant and 4th Postcard[Franconial]) 2008

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Rebecca Warren

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Maurizio Cattelan Him, 2001

Mark Wallinger Ecce Homo 1999 White marbleised resin, gold-plated barbed wire. Life size. Mark Wallinger Ecce Homo 1999 White marbleised resin, gold-plated barbed wire. Life size.

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Urs Fischer Skinny Sunrise 2000

Frank Benson Human Statue (jessie) 2011 Bronze and polyurethane acrylic Frank Benson Human Statue (jessie) 2011 Bronze and polyurethane acrylic

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Paul McCarthy That Girl 2012- 2013

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Pawel Althamer Untitled 2006

Ika Genzken Untitled  2012  Mannequin and mixed media. Ika Genzken Untitled 2012 Mannequin and mixed media.

Georg Herold Bluhendes Leben 2009  Lath , canvas, lacquer, thread and screws. Georg Herold Bluhendes Leben 2009 Lath , canvas, lacquer, thread and screws.

Maurizio Cattelan Now 2004.  Polyester resin wax pigment human hair clothing and coffin. Maurizio Cattelan Now 2004. Polyester resin wax pigment human hair clothing and coffin.

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Jeff Koons Bear and Policeman 1988

The Human Factor, the first show of its kind on this scale, focuses on sculpture that explores a variety of social, political, cultural and historical concerns and incorporates diverse references ranging from science fiction to war monuments, from popular photography to art history.

Encompassing a wide array of recent practices from hyper-realistic sculptures to near-abstract assemblages, The Human Factor focuses on works that relate to a human scale. Mirroring the viewer’s own physical presence, these sculpted figures engage visitors in a kind of theatrical confrontation in the gallery. Whether they function as a surrogate for the spectator or as a fellow actor sharing the same stage, they create encounters that can be at once playful, thought-provoking and unsettling.
The exhibition is curated by Hayward Gallery Director Ralph Rugoff.

More Details:www.southbankcentre.co.uk


About Mark Westall

Mark Westall is the Founder and Editor of FAD magazine, ' A curation of the world’s most interesting culture' [PLUS] Art of Conversation: A tri-annual 'no news paper' AofC - Issue 1 Autumn 2018

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