Yorkshire sculpture: Barbara Hepworth, Squares with Two Circles, 1963. Photo Jonty Wilde
Tuesday 15 May 2018 ore 18:00 - ore 19:30

The Histories of Art. Art in the landscape.Yorkshire Sculpture Park | with Peter Murray

MAXXI Auditorium – admittance €5.00 – €4.00 for holders of the FAI card and BMW club members
Free entry for holders of the myMAXXI card, with the possibility to reserve a seat for the first 10 to write to mymaxxi@fondazionemaxxi.it before the day prior to the event, until full capacity

The relationship between art and the natural landscape in the history of some of the world’s leading contemporary art parks

Whether they are the result of private collecting or conceived specifically as public spaces, these areas are true open air museums in which the works have a relationship with the nature that surrounds them and interact between themselves in new and unexpected ways: a form of experimentation that over the years has acquired increasing importance.

In the first of the new series of The Histories of Art lectures we shall be talking about the Yorkshire Sculpture Park together with its founder and executive director Peter Murray and Maria Alicata, contemporary art historian and curator.

This park is one of the leading international centres for modern and contemporary sculpture and celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2017. Founded in 1977, it was the first sculpture park in the United Kingdom and is one of the largest of its kind in Europe, with a collection including masterpieces by Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore and site-specific works by Andy Goldsworthy, David Nash and James Turrell.
In 2018, the park is featuring Giuseppe Penone, with the most extensive British exposition of his works to date, and an imposing installation composed of 2000 skeins of wool by the Japanese artist, Chiharu Shiota.