5.30 pm Leeds Art Gallery Drawing Sculpture
6.00 pm Henry Moore Institute Sturtevant: ‘Duchamp Bicycle Wheel’ (1969-73)
6.45 pm MEXICO May it keep the wolves in the hills and the women in our beds. (please note MEXICO is accessed via steep stairs, there is unfortunately no disabled access).
Meet at Leeds Art Gallery at 5.30 pm or join us at any of the venues along the way.
The Leeds Art Walk takes place the first Wednesday of every month and is free and open to all. Booking isn’t required but please contact us in advance if you have any access requirements as accessibility of venues varies.
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The Leeds Art Walk is a monthly tour of exhibitions in Leeds programmed by Pavilion and artist Amelia Crouch. The event aims to introduce art-lovers to the diverse range of visual arts offerings in Leeds. Each month the schedule includes three or four exhibitions which are introduced by an artist or curator.
More about the exhibitions:
The exhibition brings together a selection of artworks that explore interconnections between the languages of drawing and of sculpture. They move between these disciplines, using the medium of drawing to create works that might be defined as sculpture and the materials of sculpture to create three dimensional drawings.
The exhibition presents an international line up of contemporary artists working in some of the key cultural capitals: Anna Barriball and Alice Channer in London, Sara Barker in Glasgow, Aleana Egan in Dublin, Knut Henrik Henriksen and Bojan Šarčević in Berlin and Dan Shaw-Town in New York. Their work is shown alongside key pieces from Leeds Art Gallery’s 20th Century collection. Works by Martin Boyce, Alexander Calder, Lynn Chadwick, Barry Flanagan, Martin Naylor, Eva Rothschild, and Alison Wilding reiterate the historical relationship between drawing and sculpture, providing a context and a counterpoint for the more recent pieces on display.
Institute Sturtevant: ‘Duchamp Bicycle
Since 1964 American-born, Paris-based artist Sturtevant (b.1930) has repeated works by her contemporaries, from Andy Warhol to Claes Oldenburg and Joseph Beuys. Made from memory and with the same methods as the original, Sturtevant’s repetitions are eerily similar, if not almost identical. Through this subversive approach, Sturtevant divorces an artwork from its visual image to investigate its conceptual meaning and value.
At the heart of her work is the question: to ask: what makes a particular artwork from the past relevant in the present? Sturtevant herself succinctly described in a lecture titled ‘Shifting Mental Structures’ delivered at Frankfurt Museum für Moderne Kunst in 2004: “The brutal truth of the work is that it is not copy. The push and shove of the work is the leap from image to concept. The dynamics of the work is that it throws out representation. It is this leap that severs a work from its original time and place of making.”
May it keep the wolves in the hills and the women in our beds.
Selected by Ryan Gander.
This exhibition brings together recent works by Jacqueline Bebb, Rob Lye, John Newton and Lucia Quevedo to exist in the same space at the same time.