Various locations, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Yorkshire Sculpture International, the UK’s largest event exploring sculpture,
is a collaboration between the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds Art Gallery,
The Hepworth Wakefield and Yorkshire Sculpture Park. It will feature work
by international artists across the four venues and major new outdoor
sculpture commissions in Leeds and Wakefield. The Hepworth Wakefield
will stage a series of new commissions and debut UK presentations by
established and emerging artists from around the world.
For the first time, all of the gallery’s public spaces will be used, with the
exhibition unfolding as a series of encounters across the whole building,
interacting with Wakefield’s remarkable collection of modern British art.
It will bring together artists of different generations who share with both
Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore an intense interest in harnessing the
cultural histories and physical properties of the materials they use – from
an expansive installation by German sculptor Wolfgang Laib to new work by
Jamaican-Canadian artist Tau Lewis.