Yorkshire Sculpture International will feature work by international artists staged across the four venues and major new outdoor sculpture commissions across public spaces in Leeds and Wakefield, inviting you to interact with art in unexpected places in the cities.
We have invited renowned sculptor Phyllida Barlow to be the ‘provocateur’ for this first Yorkshire Sculpture International.
The 2019 event will explore a statement she proposed: ‘Sculpture is the most anthropological of the art forms’ and will respond to the idea that there is a basic human impulse to make and connect with objects.
Building upon the region’s rich history as the birthplace and home of sculptors including Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore and Damien Hirst, Yorkshire Sculpture International will showcase the breadth and diversity of contemporary sculpture practice, inspiring you to rethink what you understand sculpture to be.
Yorkshire Sculpture International 2019 has support from a National Lottery funded Ambition for Excellence grant from Arts Council England and regional investment from Leeds 2023, Wakefield Council, Leeds Beckett University and The University of Leeds.
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