Barbara Hepworth

Sculpture for a Modern World
22. May 2016 – 26. Aug 2016

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    Barbara Hepworth in the Palais de Danse studio, St Ives, at work on the wood carving »Hollow Form with White Interior«, 1963
    © Bowness, photo: Val Wilmer
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    Installation View Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck with »Sphere with Inner Form«, 1963
    © Bowness, photo: Mick Vincenz
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    Installation View Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck 2016 with »Curved Form (Delphi)«, 1955 and »Configuration (Phira)« 1955
    © Bowness, photo: Mick Vincenz
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    Barbara Hepworth, Curved Form (Trevalgan), 1956, Tate
    © Bowness, photo: Mick Vincenz
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    Installation View Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck with »Squares with Two Circles«, 1963, © Bowness, Foto: Mick Vincenz
    © Bowness, photo: Mick Vincenz
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    Barbara Hepworth, Pelagos, 1946, Tate
    © Bowness, photo: Mick Vincenz
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    Photo-collage with »Helicoids in Sphere« in the entrance hall of flats designed by Alfred and Emil Roth and Marcel Breuer at Doldertal, Zurich, 1939
    © The Hepworth Photograph Collection
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    Installation View Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck 2016
    © Bowness, photo: Mick Vincenz
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    Barbara Hepworth, Large and Small Form, 1934, The Pier Arts Centre Collection, Orkney
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    Barbara Hepworth, Infant, 1929, Tate
    © Bowness
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    Installation View Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck 2016 with works from Barbara Hepworth and Ben Nicholson
    © Bowness, photo: Mick Vincenz
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    Ausstellungsansicht Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck 2016, mit Werken von Alan Durst, John Skeaping und Barbara Hepworth, Foto: Mick Vincenz
    © Bowness, photo: Mick Vincenz
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    Barbara Hepworth, Self-Photogram, 1933, Tate Library and Archive: Papers of Dame Barbara Hepworth
    © Bowness

About the Exhibition

The Arp Museum is honoring Barbara Hepworth (1903–1975), one of the 20th century's most successful sculptors, with a large retrospective exhibition. This marks the first time in 50 years that her work may be seen in Germany. The exhibition comprises more than a hundred pieces and also includes works by her companions, such as Henry Moore and Ben Nicholson. On display will be artworks from the artist's beginnings in the 1920s, her artistic network – with Jean Arp and Sophie Taeuber-Arp, among others –as well as from her breakthrough to success in the 1950s. In addition to sculptures in wood, marble, and bronze, the show features unusual works on display for the first time, such as textile designs, collages, and photograms.

In the exhibition, it is possible to experience not only how Hepworth was inspired by the landscape of Cornwall, it also goes on to establish her in a broader international context. Extensive material from Hepworth's personal archive illustrates how she staged and imagined her works in the media of film and photography. Richard Meier's open and airy museum building is entirely in keeping with the harmonic triad of sculpture, architectural, and natural form that she strived for.

 

The exhibition was organised by Tate Britain in association with Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck and Kröller-Müller Museum.

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Exhibition Catalogue

Ausstellungskatalog Barbara Hepworth

Barbara Hepworth. Sculpture for a Modern World

22 May to 28 August 2016

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Contact

Curator - Collection Arp

Sarah-Lena Schuster M.A.

02228-9425-26
schuster@arpmuseum.org

Head of Communication

Claudia Seiffert M.A.

02228-9425-39
seiffert@arpmuseum.org

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