Yorkshire Sculpture Park proudly presents the first UK museum display of work by the highly acclaimed North American artist Daniel Arsham.
Six of Daniel Arsham’s bronze sculptures will be shown at YSP including Bronze Extraterrestrial Bicycle (2022), Bronze Eroded Bunny (Large) (2022), Unearthed Bronze Eroded Melpomene (2021) and Bronze Eroded Venus of Arles (Large) (2022) – Arsham’s retelling of the ancient marble statue of Aphrodite from the 1st century BCE.
Arsham’s sculptures appear as archaeological remnants of our time that he describes as ‘future relics’. His works are partially decayed and explore regeneration represented by real crystals that have been cast in bronze. The inclusion of the crystal forms alludes to alchemical change, growth, and progression.
The ground in which YSP stands has been inhabited since at least the 11th century; here, Arsham’s sculptures resonate with the layers of human activity that have shaped and will continue to shape the environment.
Alongside sculptures drawn from antiquity are works that use imagery from recent history and pop culture including Bronze Eroded Astronaut (2022) and Bronze Crystallized Seated Pikachu (2022). Created using traditional green patinated bronze, these modern-day images are reinvented to become artefacts that tell the stories of our time.
The exhibition is supported by Perrotin.
How to get there
West Bretton, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF4 4LG
Winter daily, 10am – 5pm
Summer daily, 10am – 6pm
From 6 November – 24 March, YSP is closed on Mondays (excluding school and Bank Holidays) and 24 – 25 December.
Exclusions and safety measures
Book your tickets and plan your visit at ysp.org.uk
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