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Richard Deacon: 'This is where ideas come from'

Richard Deacon: 'This is where ideas come from'

Wolfson College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, CB3 9BB, United Kingdom

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About Wolfson College Cambridge celebrates its 50th Anniversary with a world-class exhibition highlighting the work of British sculptor Richard Deacon CBE RA.
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Description Richard Deacon: ‘This is where ideas come from’ – 1 July to 30 September 2015

In 2002, Richard Deacon, winner of the Turner Prize in 1987 and one of the world’s greatest abstract sculptors, delivered a lecture entitled ‘Where do ideas come from?’ at Wolfson College, Oxford. Just over a dozen years later, this exhibition at Wolfson College, Cambridge, will provide an answer. Although Deacon’s work has been the subject of more than 25 solo exhibitions since 1975, this is the first to focus on his models for large-scale sculptures. The show presents 16 of Deacon’s models drawn from his entire oeuvre to date, among them one of his earliest models, that for Island in 1989, and some of his latest, such as that for Footfall from 2013. Cumulatively, they offer a unique and unprecedented insight into Deacon’s conceptualisation and realisation of abstract sculpture.

This exhibition has been made possible by an award from The Henry Moore Foundation.

Visitors are welcome from Tuesday to Sunday inclusive, 12:00 to 16:00.
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