This exhibition has now closed, find out what else is going on at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

There’s a chance to ramble through the geopolitical realm this autumn as the UK’s most scenic gallery brings conflict, radical thought and harsh realities to a landscaped Yorkshire dale. A fascinating juxtaposition is in store.

These days there is much more to Yorkshire Sculpture Park than Henry Moore. The list of contemporary and international artists who have exhibited here include a surrealist (Joan Miró), a pop artist (Eduardo Paolozzi) and a post colonialist (Yinka Shonibare MBE).

So perhaps we should not be surprised that it is the venue for a major UK show dedicated to filmmaker, photographer, installation maker, former architect and activist Alfredo Jaar. In the autumn the Chilean will be trading his New York base for this green corner of the North of England, and soon visitors will encounter radical politics along with the hikers and the sheep.

The 18th century Bretton Estate is a far cry from the killing fields of Rwanda, subject of Jaar’s best known work. Six years were spent revisiting the atrocities of the 1994 genocide, and the culpability of Western governments. The subsequent footage is incendiary.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

West Bretton, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF4 4LG

01924 832631


Opening times

Summer Daily, 10am – 6pm

Winter Daily, 10am – 5pm Closed 24 – 25 Dec

Grounds are open for people who live locally. This is reviewed regularly and may change at very short notice due to the pandemic. Pre-booking a ticket is essential.

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