Exorcising the Fear

British Sculpture from the '50s and '60s
Polly Bielecka, 2012
Softcover 95 pages
Publisher: Pangolin London
Dimensions: 26 x 21 cm
£10

Taking the sixtieth anniversary year of the XXVI Venice Biennale of 1952 as its starting point Exorcising the Fear has explored a pivotal point in the history of British sculpture. Returning to the essay by Herbert Read which left an indelible mark on the history of art with the phrase ‘the geometry of fear’, the exhibition aimed to recapture the excitement and vitality of the moment when eight young British sculptors – Robert Adams, Kenneth Armitage, Reg Butler, Geoffrey Clarke, Lynn Chadwick, Bernard Meadows, Eduardo Paolozzi and William Turnbull - burst on to an international scene and jump started a chain reaction that brought about a crucial sculptural renaissance in the history of British sculpture the impact of which can still be felt today.

 

The exhibition included works by: 

KENNETH ARMITAGE

RALPH BROWN

REG BUTLER

LYNN CHADWICK

GEOFFREY CLARKE

ELISABETH FRINK

GEORGE FULLARD

JOHN HOSKIN

BERNARD MEADOWS

SIR EDUARDO PAOLOZZI

WILLIAM TURNBULL

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