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Year of Sculpture 2019

Festival
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1st Jan 2019 - 31st Dec 2019
00:00 - 00:00
Exhibitions and events
Across UCL

'Sculpture is something you bump into when you back up to look at a painting' — Ad Reinhardt

What is sculpture? From traditional stone, wood, plaster and metal – to contemporary sound, performance and digital media, join us for a year-long programme to explore what sculpture means today.

Look out for new installations and free exhibitions popping up inside and outside our museums throughout the year. The full programme will be announced in 2019.

New commissions

Portrait of Jeremy Bentham
UCL Wilkins Building, South Cloisters
14 Jan - 7 Feb 2019. Free

Come face-to-face with the illusion of a living Jeremy Bentham. Created by artist Marcus Lyall, this digital portrait uses 3D scans of Bentham's real head to follow you around the room.

Exhibitions

Edward Allington: In pursuit of sculpture
UCL Art Museum
Tue - Fri, 8 Jan - 7 Jun 2019 (closed 23 Mar - 22 Apr). Free
Celebrating the life and work of the acclaimed British sculptor, this exhibition explores sculpture's capacity to transform and be transformed by its surroundings. 

Special events

Plinth I
UCL Wilkins Building, Haldane Room
12 Mar 2019. 18:30. £5
Come and tear down any preconceptions of what sculpture is – or could be – in the first of our new series of events presented with artists and researchers.

 

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