IZLOŽBA BY RICHARD DEACON

IZLOŽBA BY RICHARD DEACON

 

Lokacija: Galerija umjetnina (Ulica kralja Tomislava 15, 21000 Split) i Galerija Kula (Ulica kralja Tomislava 10, 21000 Split)


Otvorenje: Utorak, 19. listopada 2021. g. u 19:00 - Atrij Galerije umjetnina


Trajanje: 19. listopada - 31. prosinca 2021. godine


RICHARD DEACON

 

Nakon zapažene izložbe Tonyja Cragga 2019. godine, splitska i hrvatska publika se po prvi put ima priliku upoznati s radom još jednog izuzetno značajnog međunarodno priznatog britanskog kipara Richard Deacona. Izložba postavljena u Galeriji Kula i u atriju Galerije umjetnina predstavit će kroz izbor od 22 rada nastala u posljednjih dvadesetak godina različite aspekte Deaconova izuzetno zanimljivog opusa.

 

Richard Deacon (1949, Bangor, Wales, UK) je primarno prepoznat po svojim impresivnim biomorfnim i apstraktnim skulpturama koje su nastale kao rezultat istraživanja jezika skulpture kao medija i eksperimenta s različitim materijalima i procesima njezine izrade. Zajedno uz ranije spomenutog Tony Cragga te Anish Kapoora, Richard Wentwortha i Bill Woodrowa, Richard Deacon pripada generaciji iznimnih Britanskih kipara koji su se na međunarodnoj sceni afirmirali još 1980-ih godina, a koji su svoj rad temeljili na teorijskim promišljanjima koja su na međunarodnoj sceni prevladala nakon minimalizma i post-minimalizma. Iako su razvili svatko svoj stil, zajedničko svim navedenim autorima, pa tako i Deaconu je fascinacija procesom nastanka skulpture, idejama koje su potakle kreaciju i naravno širokim spektrom korištenih materijala koji naposljetku uvjetuju konačnu formu skulpture. Objašnjavajući proces nastanka svojih skulptura, Deacon često ističe da skulpture „proizvodi, ne rezbari niti ne modelira“. Naziva se 'fabricatorom' stavljajući time naglasak na značajne i dugogodišnje suradnje sa stručnjacima i obrtnicima u radionicama, ali i na kreativni proces nastanka skulptura (engl. fabrication – proizvodnja, ali i invencija, fikcija).

 

Splitska izložba predstavlja izbor radova nastalih u posljednjih dvadesetak godina i obuhvaća radove izrađene od aluminija, čelika, papira, drva i keramike. Tako se od aluminijske skulpture Tub (1999.), preko čeličnih Assembly Model-a (2008.), papirnatih vertikala nazvanih Housing (2012.) pa sve do keramičkih radova jasno iščitava specifičan Deaconov kreativni proces koji ovisno o materijalu i procesu izrade rezultira raznovrsnim formama. Rad u keramici je često istican kao najneobičniji dio Deaconove prakse po naglašenoj spontanosti, eksperimentalnom karakteru i polikromiji.

 

Richard Deacon (1949, Bangor, Wales, UK) je između 1969. i 1978. studirao umjetnost na Saint Martin’s School of Art, the Royal College of Art i na Chelsea School of Art u Londonu. Predavao je na raznim umjetničkim akademijama u UK i inostranstvu. Bio je profesor na L’École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts u Parizu i na Kunstakademie u Düsseldorfu. Prvu samostalnu izložbu je održao 1978. u The Gallery, Brixton u Londonu i nakon toga niz izložbi - Riverside Studios 1984.; Tate Gallery, London, 1985.; the Whitechapel Gallery, London, 1988. i Tate Gallery Liverpool 1999. Godine 2007. je bio jedan od predstavnika Walesa na 52. Venecijanskom bijenalu. Sudjelovao je na značajnim svjetskim izložbama poput Sao Paolo Biennale 1983., Carnegie International 1985., Sydney Biennial 1989., Dokumenta lX 1992. Deaconova prva velika retrospektiva održana je u Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain u Strasbourgu (2010.) i Sprengel Museum u Hannoveru (2011). Godine 2014. je imao retrospektivu u Tate Britain u Londonu, a 2015. u Kunstmuseum Winterthur. U Folkwang Museum u Essenu je 2016. godine organizirana velika izložba njegovih crteža i grafika. Od 1990-ih radi velike projekte javne skulpture po čitavom svijetu. Dobitnik je brojnih nagrada, među kojima i Turner nagrade 1987. godine. 1998. je izabran u članstvo britanske Kraljevske akademije, a 2010. Akademie der Kunst u Berlinu. Živi i radi u Londonu.

 

Više o umjetniku: https://www.richarddeacon.net/

 

 

 

Location: Museum of Fine Arts (Ulica kralja Tomislava 15, 21000 Split) & Kula Gallery (Ulica kralja Tomislava 10, 21000 Split)


Exhibition opening: 19th October at 7 p.m., Museum of Fine Arts’ Atrium


Duration: October 19, 2021 - December 31, 2021 


RICHARD DEACON

 

After the well-received exhibition of works by Tony Cragg in 2019, the audience in Split and Croatia will now, for the first time, have an opportunity to get acquainted with the work of another extremely important and internationally renowned British sculptor, Richard Deacon. The exhibition staged in the Kula Gallery and the atrium of the Museum of Fine Arts will present, through a selection of 22 works created in the last twenty years, different aspects of Deacon’s exceptionally interesting oeuvre.

 

Richard Deacon (1949, Bangor, Wales, UK) is primarily recognized for his impressive biomorphic and abstract sculptures that have emerged as a result of exploring the language of sculpture as a medium and an experiment with various materials and processes of its production. Together with the aforementioned Tony Cragg, and Anish Kapoor, Richard Wentworth and Bill Woodrow, Richard Deacon belongs to the generation of exceptional British sculptors who established themselves on the international scene in the 1980s, and who based their works on theoretical considerations that were prevalent on the international scene after minimalism and post-minimalism. Although they each developed their own style, what is common to all the above artists, including Deacon, is fascination with the process of creating sculpture, ideas that prompted that creation and, of course, the wide array of materials they used that would ultimately determine the final form of the sculpture. When he describes his practice of creating sculptures, Deacon often points out that he is “a fabricator, not a carver or a modeller”. He calls himself ‘a fabricator’ thus placing an emphasis on significant and long-term collaborations with experts and craftsmen in workshops, but also the creative process of making sculptures (fabrication – meaning production, but also invention, fiction).

 

The exhibition in Split presents a selection of works created in the last twenty years and includes works made from aluminium, steel, paper, wood and ceramics. Deacon’s specific creative process that, depending on the material and process of production, results in a variety of forms, can thus clearly be read in works ranging from the aluminium sculpture Tub (1999), through the steel Assembly Models (2008), the paper verticals titled Housing (2012) to his ceramic works. Deacon’s ceramics have often been highlighted as the most unusual part of his practice for their marked spontaneity, experimental character and polychromy.

 

Between 1969 and 1978, Richard Deacon (1949, Bangor, Wales, UK) studied art at Saint Martin’s School of Art, the Royal College of Art and Chelsea School of Art in London. He was a visiting lecturer at various British and international art academies. He was a professor at the L’École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts in Paris and at the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf. His first one-man show was held in 1978 at The Gallery, Brixton in London which led to a string of solo exhibitions - Riverside Studios 1984; Tate Gallery, London, 1985; the Whitechapel Gallery, London, 1988 and Tate Gallery Liverpool 1999. He was one of the artists representing Wales at the 52nd Biennale of Art in Venice in 2007. He participated in many key group exhibitions throughout the world, including the 1983 Sao Paolo Biennale, the 1985 Carnegie International, the 1989 Sydney Biennial, Dokumenta lX in 1992. Deacon’s first large retrospective exhibition was held at the Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain in Strasbourg (2010) and the Sprengel Museum in Hannover (2011). In 2014, his major retrospective was shown at Tate Britain in London, and at the Kunstmuseum Winterthur in 2015. A large exhibition of his drawings and prints was organized at the Folkwang Museum in Essen in 2016. Since the 1990s, he has been commissioned to create large public sculptures around the world. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Turner Prize in 1987. In 1998 he was elected a Royal Academician of the Royal Academy of Arts, and in 2010 elected a member of the Akademie der Kunst in Berlin. He lives and works in London.

 

For more on the artist, visit: https://www.richarddeacon.net/

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