Opening 5 November 2021 in the city of Herning, and 21 January 2022 in the HEART museum of Herning
Tony Cragg is one of the world’s foremost sculptors. Constantly pushing to find new relations between people and the material world, there is no limit to the materials he might use, as there are no limits to the ideas or forms he might conceive. Cragg has been known to merge contemporary industrial materials with the suggestion of the functional forms of mundane objects and ancient vessels—like jars, bottles, and test tubes—resulting in sublime, sinuous, and twisting forms. Cragg's concern is an examination of how forms function in and interact with space, whether physical or psychological. The interplay between positive and negative space becomes a key structuring principle in his works, heightening the viewer's awareness of their own relationship to space and the material world. The Heart Museum of Contemporary Art in Herning has invited Tony Cragg to select recent sculptures for the city's streets, and Chief Curator Tijs Visser will curate an overview of Cragg's earlier works.
31 exhibits will journey to New York for an exhibition in the UN headquarters, where they will make their mark on behalf of peaceful coexistence beyond national borders and the exercise of force. But first the works will be on display at:
Sawdust bread wrapped in barbed wire or a bloody butcher's block: a simple cube of oak wood bearing the traces of WWI was the starting point for the artworks in the exhibition "1914/1918 - Not Then, Not Now, Not Ever."
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New date: June 12th, 2021
Socle du Monde Biennale; Herning (Denmark)
Final list of artists: El Anatsui +++ Joël Andrianomearisoa +++ Giovanni Anselmo +++ Alighiero Boetti +++ Berlinde De Bruyckere +++ Pier Paolo Calzolari +++ Herman de Vries +++ Svend Dalsgaard +++ Luciano Fabro +++ Muriel Gallardo Weinstein +++ Antony Gormley +++ Kari Anne Helleberg Bahri +++ Mahsa Karimizadeh +++ Kimsooja +++ Jannis Kounellis +++ Charles LeDray +++ Piero Manzoni +++ Christian Megert +++ Marisa Merz +++ Mario Merz +++ Klaus Munch +++ Giulio Paolini +++ Pino Pascali +++ Giuseppe Penone +++ Michelangelo Pistoletto +++ Jaume Plensa +++ Emilio Prini +++ Maria Roosen +++ Spencer Tunick +++ Gilberto Zorio
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