Kettles Yard Conference | Reassessing Sculpture
Conference: Reassessing Sculpture In and Beyond Abstract Expressionism
Kettles Yard, Cambridge
Conference bringing together researchers to explore the role of sculpture within the New York School. It aims to re-assess the contribution of this medium to scholarship on Abstract Expressionism.
Tickets: £10, including lunch
On the occasion of the first exhibition of the American artist Richard Pousette-Dart’s work in the UK, this one-day conference will explore the relationship between Abstract Expressionism and sculpture. Like many artists working in the idiom of Abstract Expressionism, Pousette-Dart also experimented with sculpture and object-making. Aside from the important work of David Smith and Louise Nevelson, these creative experiments are little discussed. This conference seeks to reassess this work and ask how it furthers, or indeed challenges our understanding of Abstract Expressionism.
The conference is convened by Kettle’s Yard staff: Dr Jennifer Powell, Head of Collection, Programme and Research, Dr Amy Tobin, Curator of Exhibitions, Events and Research and Christie Costello, Research and Curatorial Assistant.