Caro in Yorkshire
Saturday 18 July - Sunday 1 November 2015
'A rich, resonant and joyous voyage of discovery'
Karen Wright, The Independent
'This display of Anthony Caro's sculptures across Yorkshire is pretty much unmissable'
'If you want to see great sculpture, go to Yorkshire.'
Mark Hudson, The Telegraph ****
'As a vast two-site retrospective proves, Caro’s best work remains audacious, alluring and disarming'
'Larger and more comprehensive even than the Tate Britain Caro retrospective of 2005, these two exhibitions in Yorkshire are the largest showing of Caro you are likely to see.'
Adrian Searle, The Guardian****
'I don’t know about you, but I used to find Anthony Caro a bit austere. This show changed my mind. Here, his sculptures seem like toys for playful giants. They teeter on the edge of tables, they hang precariously from the ceiling.'
William Cook, BBC Arts
Anthony Caro is long recognised internationally as one of Britain's most significant sculptors. This summer as part of a Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle initiative, visitors have the unique opportunity to experience Caro's work in the indoor and outdoor settings of the David Chipperfield-designed galleries of The Hepworth Wakefield and the landscape of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
DOWNLOAD THE FREE SCULPTURE BUS TIMETABLE. Travel between The Hepworth Wakefield and Yorkshire Sculpture Park for free during the exhibition.
Caro has constantly innovated and pushed the boundaries of sculpture. He noted, 'Sculpture hovers between painting and architecture', writing in 1985, 'I begin to grasp how close in thinking are the worlds of the painter, sculptor and architect'.
While Yorkshire Sculpture Park will showcase the rich relationship Caro had to painting, The Hepworth Wakefield will take Caro's thoughts on architecture as a starting point, exploring his interest in scale and the use of architectural features within his work. It will also focus on his collaborations with architects within the urban environment, such as the Millennium Bridge in London with Norman Foster.
The Hepworth Wakefield's exhibition contextualises the artist's work, beginning with the era in which he emerged alongside the then dominant figures of Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore, shocking the art world with vividly coloured steel constructions. It will offer a unique opportunity to discover and celebrate one of the world's great sculptors in Yorkshire, including the UK premier of a number of Caro's Last Sculptures.
Join as a Member of The Hepworth Wakefield during Caro in Yorkshire for your chance to win a free membership to Yorkshire Sculpture Park, as well as a range of other annual benefits.
The exhibition is supported by Grand Central Rail, The Henry Moore Foundation & Annely Juda Fine Art.
Image: Installation view of Caro in Yorkshire, featuring Anthony Caro, Morning Shadows, 2012 in foreground. Image courtesy The Hepworth Wakefield and the Caro Estate Photo by Jonty Wilde.