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Year of Sculpture 2019

Festival
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1st Jan 2019  -  31st Dec 2019
18:00  - 20:00
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. More events and exhibitions will be announced through the year.

New commissions

Untitled (Slade Pinboard)
Rachel Whiteread
UCL Student Centre
On permanent dispay. Free

The Turner Prize-winning artist's ghostly cast of a historic noticeboard in the UCL Slade School of Fine Art: an artwork acting as a memorial to times past.

HERE NOT HERE
Thomson & Craighead
UCL Student Centre
On permanent dispay. Free

A new digital installation livestreams UCL admissions data and simultaneously displays the countries that are represented and not represented at the university at any given time.

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. 

Skullpture
Grant Museum of Zoology
Tue - Sat, 3 Jun - 7 Sep 2019. Free

An exhibition of experimental new artworks by students from the UCL Slade School of Fine Art, created in response to the museum's weird and wonderful specimens.

From Gurob to the Getty: The Voyages of an Ancient Egyptian Ship-Cart Model
Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology
Tue - Fri, 18 Jun - 26 Oct 2019. Free

Explore the ancient and modern contexts of a unique wooden ship-cart model, including its recent voyage across the Atlantic to Los Angeles. 


Past exhibitions

Portrait of Jeremy Bentham
Marcus Lyall
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.

Special events

Plinth I
Grant Museum of Zoology
9 May 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.

Rachel Whiteread in Conversation
Bloomsbury Theatre
10 Jun 2019, 19:45. Free (tickets available soon)

The artist discusses her practice and new sculpture in the UCL Student Centre with Professor Briony Fer and Professor Tamar Garb from UCL.

 

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