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When Forms Come Alive

Spanning over 60 years of contemporary sculpture, this exhibition highlights ways in which artists draw on familiar experiences of movement, flux and organic growth.


Undulating, drooping, erupting, cascading and promiscuously proliferating, these sculptures invite a tactile gaze, and trigger physical responses. In an era when our encounters are increasingly digitised and disembodied, these artworks call to mind the pleasures of gesture and movement, the poetics of gravity and the experience of sensation itself.


The exhibition features work by 21 international artists: EJ Hill, Senga Nengudi, Ruth Asawa, Nairy Baghramian, Phyllida Barlow, Lynda Benglis, Michel Blazy, Paloma Bosquê, Olaf Brzeski, Choi Jeong Hwa, Tara Donovan, DRIFT, Eva Fàbregas, Holly Hendry, Marguerite Humeau, Jean-Luc Moulène, Ernesto Neto, Martin Puryear, Matthew Ronay, Teresa Solar Abboud and Franz West.


Hayward Gallery, London until 6th May ‘24. £18 / Free for members + U12's




Image credit: Installation view of EJ Hill, When Forms Come Alive. Photo: Jo Underhill. Courtesy the Hayward Gallery.

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