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Currently On View

50 Years of Hyperrealist Sculpture

There is no subtitle for this exhibition

22 November , 2019— 18 July, 2021

Hyperrealistic sculptures emulate the forms, contours and textures of the human body or singular body parts and thereby create a convincing visual illusion of human physicality. From the late 1960s on, different sculptors got involved with a mode of realism based on the physically lifelike appearance of the human body. By deploying traditional techniques of modelling, casting, and painting in order to recreate human figures they followed different approaches towards a contemporary form of figural realism.

Based on a selection of around 30 hyperrealistic sculptures by 26 pioneering international artists the exhibition shall display the development of the human figure in hyperrealistic sculpture during the last 50 years.The selection reveals five different key issues in the approach towards the depiction of figural realism in order to emphasize how the way we see our bodies has been subject to constant change.

 

Hyperrealistic sculptures emulate the forms, contours and textures of the human body or singular body parts and thereby create a convincing visual illusion of human physicality. From the late 1960s on, different sculptors got involved with a mode of realism based on the physically lifelike appearance of the human body. By deploying traditional techniques of modelling, casting, and painting in order to recreate human figures they followed different approaches towards a contemporary form of figural realism.

Based on a selection of around 30 hyperrealistic sculptures by 26 pioneering international artists the exhibition shall display the development of the human figure in hyperrealistic sculpture during the last 50 years.The selection reveals five different key issues in the approach towards the depiction of figural realism in order to emphasize how the way we see our bodies has been subject to constant change.

 

Locations

La Boverie
La Boverie
22 November, 2019 — 2 August, 2021

Parc de la Boverie

4020 Liège

For more information about this location please visit their website:
https://www.laboverie.com/

Osthaus Museum Hagen
Osthaus Museum Hagen
23 August, 2020 — 31 January, 2021

Museumspl. 1

58095 Hagen

For more information about this location please visit their website:
www.osthausmuseum.de

MUDEC
MUDEC
18 February, 2021 — 18 July, 2021

Via Tortona, 56

20144 Milano MI

 

For more information about this location please visit their website:
www.mudec.it