One day conference
Henry Moore Institute, 26 June 2010, 10am-4pm
Hermann Obrist (1862-1927), known principally for his spiralling plaster sculpture, worked both in the applied arts and architecture, using motifs drawn from the structure of plants and shells. The remarkable plaster sculptures will be shown in the UK for the first time at the Henry Moore Institute in the exhibition Ornament as Line: Hermann Obrist as Art Nouveau Sculptor.
Alongside this exhibition we are staging a gallery discussion and seminar, in collaboration with Michael White from York University. The day will start in the gallery with a tour and discussion, followed by seminar presentations from members of the Obrist research team, based at the Hochschule der Künste in Zurich. In the afternoon visiting scholars will deliver papers exploring Obrist in the context of other sculptural practices of the period, including Katherine Kuenzli (Wesleyan University), Katherine Faulkner (Courtauld Institute), and Alexandra Keiser (The Archipenko Foundation).
To book a place please contact Kirstie Gregory (firstname.lastname@example.org). The event is free, but places are limited so early booking is recommended
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