Body & Void: Echoes of Moore in Contemporary Art
1 May – 26 October 2014
Works by some of the most recognisable names in contemporary art, including Damien Hirst, Sarah Lucas, Antony Gormley and Anish Kapoor, are shown alongside those of Henry Moore.
Focusing on Henry Moore's investigation of space and its relationship with the human body, the exhibition reveals how the sculptor's ideas have been reinterpreted by subsequent generations of artists.
Outside, large-scale sculptures by Rachel Whiteread, Tony Cragg and Thomas Schütte, are used to draw comparisons with Henry Moore's Reclining Figure: External Form, while Richard Deacon and Richard Long have both produced new site-specific works for the grounds of Perry Green.
The gallery is showing drawings, paintings and installations by artists such as Paul Noble, Simon Starling and Joseph Beuys, as well as photographs of Long's Land Art, which echoes Moore's preoccupation with found objects -evident in his maquettes made of small pieces of bone, stone, and shells.