Dialectical Materialism: Aspects of British Sculpture since the 1960s

28 September–6 October 2019
1 Park Village East, London NW1

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]


Private view
Wednesday 2 October, 6.30–9.30pm


Jonathan Vernon and Jon Wood, Dialectical Materialism: British Sculpture since the 1960s
Paperback, 27 × 22.5 cm, 56pp
Ridinghouse, 2019