Dialectical Materialism: Aspects of British Sculpture since the 1960s
‘Dialectical Materialism: Aspects of British Sculpture since the 1960s is a subtle and thought-provoking exhibition that cuts into what is a huge subject through a closely edited selection of works, offering an intriguing cross-sectional slice through British sculpture’s vibrant life, past and present.’ - Jon Wood, Curatorial Advisor
This exhibition, coinciding with Frieze London 2019, was conceived by Karsten Schubert and brings together a group of six groundbreaking scultpors: Anthony Caro, William Turnbull, Barry Flanagan, Alison Wilding, Richard Long and Rachel Whiteread. This significant exhibition demonstrates how the gallery will continue into the future with programmes that encompass Karsten's aesthetic and inspired vision.
Dialectical Materialism demonstrates the fundamental changes brought about in sculpture in the early 1960s, when sculpture was liberated from the plinth, thus allowing sculpture to use space with a new freedom. This move radically changed the face of British sculpture, and the works in this exhibition exhibit the broad and imaginative range of expressions that this freedom from historical restriction offered.
The exhibition will run in a former Victorian riding school just a five-minute walk from Regent's Park and Frieze Masters. A Ridinghouse bookshop will be on site with relevant and recent titles, including the catalogue for Dialectical Materialism.
28 September–6 October | Open daily 11am-6pm
1 Park Village East
London NW1 7PX [map]
Wednesday 2 October, 6.30–9.30pm
Alison Wilding, In a Dark Wood, 2012; Rachel Whiteread, Garage, 2005
Alison Wilding, In a Dark Wood, 2012; Rachel Whiteread, Garage, 2005; Richard Long, Red Slate Circle, 1980
William Turnbull, Sculpture, 1956; Anthony Caro, Andy, 1966
Barry Flanagan, metal 2 '64, 1946; Richard Long, Red Slate Circle, 1980
Anthony Caro, Table Piece LXXVIII, 1969; William Turnbull, Horse 3 2000, 2000; Barry Flanagan, Talisman, 1984
William Turnbull, Horse 3 2000, 2000; Barry Flanagan, Talisman, 1984; Barry Flanagan, Lamb/Fish, 1975; Alison Wilding, Solenoid, 2015
Barry Flanagan, The Road to Altissimo, 1973; Alison Wilding, Endgame, 2007
Alison Wilding, Elevated 2, 2009; Barry Flanagan, Her warm tit rolls, 1981
William Turnbull, Horse 1, 2000; Mask 1 1981, 1981