Sculpture at the Sainsbury Centre

Sainsbury Centre, UEA, Norwich. Looking at Sculpture.

An introduction to some of the sculpture in permanent collection at the Sainsbury Centre taking in key pieces from around the world. How did African sculptures and masks influence western artists such as Picasso and Bacon? How did the 20th century revival of interest in the very earliest forms of sculpture lead the art in new, abstract directions? And to what extent can artisan-made ceramics, carving and metal work be evaluated as sculpture?

Gallery talk given at The Sainsbury Centre, UEA, Norwich. November 2017