- Exhibition Road |
- 25 August – 25 November 2012
- Free to all.
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New works by one of Britain's most dynamic sculptors are on display across London's Victorian museum heartland.
One of London's most iconic public spaces, Exhibition Road recently reopened in full following a two-year, £25m redevelopment project. This exhibition sees the space transformed into a sculpture park for a major exhibition of monumental sculptures by Liverpool-born, Germany-based artist Tony Cragg.
The exhibition spans across both the newly pedestrianised road and its flanking institutions, the Natural History and Victoria & Albert Museums. The new works are predominantly bronzes, although the exhibition also features pieces crafted from stone, wood and other materials.
Rising from Exhibition Road like a ghost, Elliptical Column is a
Towering above Exhibition Road, the looping chrome of Cragg's Elliptical Column forms a stark contrast with the linear architecture of the neighbouring Science Museum.
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What the critics say
Blurs of irregular, knifelike forms that appear at once rocklike and insubstantial; towers of twisting matter that suggest the aftermath of a human presence rather than the presence itself.
It is neat idea, allowing us to trace the origins of Cragg's abstract forms amid the distinctive cultural, scientific and naturalistic objects in the museums