The inaugural edition of Yorkshire Sculpture International (YSI), the UK’s largest sculpture festival, will take place across Leeds and Wakefield this summer from June 22 until September 29, 2019. The free, 100-
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Featuring 18 international artists from 13 different countries, the programme will bring together artists who share an interest in harnessing the cultural histories and physical properties of the materials they use. New commissions and exhibitions will respond to a provocation made by artist Phyllida Barlow in 2018—that "sculpture is the most anthropological of the artforms."
Highlights of the programme will include a new commission by Rashid Johnson at the Henry Moore Institute, and rarely-
Yorkshire Sculpture International commissions include Huma Bhabha’s first public realm commission in the UK in Wakefield city centre, a site-
Yorkshire Sculpture International builds on Yorkshire’s rich history as the birthplace and home to pioneering sculptors including Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore and Damien Hirst, and YSI’s partner galleries’ celebrated sculpture collections. Major sculptures by Damien Hirst will be shown outdoors in Leeds city centre and at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, and inside Leeds Art Gallery. Hirst grew up in Leeds and went on to study at Leeds College of Art in the early 1980s, as Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore had done 60 years earlier.
Artists whose works will be exhibited during YSI include Tamar Harpaz, Rashid Johnson, Maria Loboda, Sean Lynch and Cauleen Smith at the Henry Moore Institute; Tarek Atoui, Ayşe Erkmen, Rachel Harrison, Damien Hirst, Joanna Piotrowska, and Nobuko Tsuchiya at Leeds Art Gallery; Tarek Atoui, Nairy Baghramian, Jimmie Durham, Wolfgang Laib and Tau Lewis at The Hepworth Wakefield; Damien Hirst, Kimsooja and David Smith at Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
For more informations : https://yorkshire-