Versus Rodin: Bodies Across Space and Time
Fri, 3 Mar, 6-8pm
- When 4 Mar - 2 Jul 2017
North Terrace, Adelaide
08 8207 7000
‘In reality there is not a muscle of the body which does not express the inner variations of feeling. All speak of joy or of sorrow, of enthusiasm or of despair, of serenity or of madness.' Auguste Rodin, 1912.
Auguste Rodin explored the physical presence, the expressive qualities and idea of the body in sculpture. Marking 100 years since his death in 1917, the Art Gallery of South Australia presents the largest collection of Rodin bronze sculptures in the Southern Hemisphere set in dialogue against works produced by 65 leading international modern and contemporary artists.
Versus Rodin: bodies across space and time is a tribute to Rodin’s wellspring of artistic output which employed the use of vital and subtle form in place of traditional formality. This exhibition features key works by this pioneer of modern sculpture and places them in a series of duets and duels with artworks by artists who have similarly challenged our understanding of the body and the human condition.
Artists represented in the exhibition include: Louise Bourgeois, Antony Gormley, William Kentridge, Bharti Kher, Rosemary Laing (UNSW Art & Design), Lindy Lee (UNSW Art & Design), Elvis Richardson (UNSW Art & Design), Ugo Rondinone, Tim Silver (UNSW Art & Design), and Kara Walker, among others.