Hayward Gallery
exhibition

Darbyshire Gander Pica Starling

25 Jan 2018 - 9 Apr 2018

This was the first exhibition held in Hayward Gallery's HENI Project Space, which reopened in April 2018, featuring four acquisitions from the Arts Council Collection by Matthew Darbyshire, Ryan Gander, Amalia Pica and Simon Starling.

Founded in 1946 to promote and encourage the appreciation of contemporary art, the Arts Council Collection is the largest national collection of its kind and is now based at Southbank Centre.

Operating as a 'museum without walls', the Arts Council Collection is the most widely circulated of all of Britain's national collections, and can be seen in museums and galleries across the UK and internationally.

The sculptural works in this exhibition – some of which are exhibited in London for the first time – are concerned in different ways with action and transformation, whether it's a sculpture used to navigate troubled waters, a new form created from once-functional objects, a radically updated version of a classical work, or simply a body at rest.

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