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Yorkshire Sculpture International

Various locations, Leeds and Wakefield


For the first time this year. four institutions across Leeds and Wakefield – the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds Art Gallery, Hepworth Wakefield and Yorkshire Sculpture Park – are joining forces to present this festival dedicated to sculpture. A series of exhibitions, alongside large-scale commissions by Huma Bhabha, Ayşe Erkmen and Tarek Atoui, probe at a statement by Phyllida Barlow that the event has taken as its central theme: ‘Sculpture is the most anthropological of the art forms.’ Highlights include a survey of the Abstract Expressionist David Smith at YSP and a performance by Opera North at Leeds Art Gallery. Find out more from YSI’s website. 

Preview the exhibition below | View Apollo’s Art Diary here

Greek Fire (2012), Jimmie Durham.

Greek Fire (2012), Jimmie Durham. Courtesy the artist and kurimanzutto, Mexico City/New York

The first breath we took together as one negro fish (2018), Tau Lewis.

The first breath we took together as one negro fish (2018), Tau Lewis. Courtesy Tau Lewis and Cooper Cole, Toronto

Antoine’s Organ (2016), Rashid Johnson.

Antoine’s Organ (2016), Rashid Johnson. Photo: Martin Parsekian; courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth

Against What. Against Whom Huma Bhabha

Against What. Against Whom (2014), Huma Bhabha. Courtesy the artist and Salon 94, New York

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