The evolution of sculpture in the West
Auguste Rodin, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Umberto Boccioni, Constantin Brancusi, Jean Arp, Alexander Calder, Alberto Giacometti, Henry Moore, Donald Judd, Louise Bourgeois and many more... These are the main players in this major retrospective of modern sculpture. From Rodin to Bourgeois: Sculpture in the 20th century pinpoints the key developments in modern European and American sculpture. From Rodin’s Balzac right through to Sandback’s yarn sculptures and Bourgeois’s famous spiders: the exhibition is a journey through the high points in the history of sculpture in the West. According to the cliché, The Netherlands is a country of painting, not of sculpture.
The Gemeentemuseum Den Haag is keen to prove that the opposite is the case. This autumn’s wide-ranging exhibition will extend well beyond the confines of the museum, focusing public attention on the art of sculpture and its many virtuoso practitioners in the Western world.
From Rodin to Bourgeois: Sculpture in the 20th century
15 October 2016 – 22 January 2017
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag
The exhibition has been created in close collaboration with the National Galleries of Scotland in Edinburgh.
Film by Studio Gerrit Schreurs