This summer, the Zabludowicz Collection will present four solo exhibitions of new and recent work by some of the most distinctive young international artists working in sculpture today. The exhibitions by Adriano Costa, Sam Falls, Samara Scott and Michael E. Smith will take place simultaneously across the Collection’s north London home. Each will be given their own room within the dramatic architecture of the former Methodist Chapel, and will combine new works and installations with pieces from the Collection.
Although each artist engages in different ways with the question of how to make sculpture today, a number of threads link their approaches. Central concerns are an evocation of the body, a sensitivity to the properties of materials and the way in which the passing of time is captured within them, and the way in which narrative and metaphor can be suggested through surprising and subtle gestures. Echoes of art movements such as Arte Povera, Land Art and Minimalism can be traced at various points across the four artists’ practices, but each offers a re-working of such motifs. Avoiding easy categorisation, and inviting the viewer to play a key role in the activation of meanings, the artists produce pieces imbued with a lightness of touch and visual wit.
In the month prior to their exhibitions Sam Falls and Michael E. Smith will be participating in Zabludowicz Collection’s 2014 residency programme on the Finnish island of Sarvisalo. Each spending two weeks in the remote rural location, elements of works or ideas that emerge from this experience will filter through into the presentations in London.
Each exhibition will be accompanied by a new solo artist publication.
For further information on the exhibitions, please see the attached press release. Alternatively, click the following link to download the PDF directly: Sculpture exhibitions at Zaboludowicz Collection
Photo: Samara Scott, Press Conference, 2012. Courtesy of the artist.