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Anthony Caro - Sculptures
2nd March to 14th July

Since the early 1960s, the British sculptor Anthony Caro (1924-2013) worked for over half a century on radically expanding our notion of sculpture. Influenced by artistic and theoretical impulses from the USA, the former assistant to Henry Moore overcame the figurative claims that still shaped his own education and dedicated himself consistently to the exploration of new means and methods of design. Characteristic of his work are abstract assemblages, some of which consist of large steel sheets, which sometimes form massive, ton-heavy structures and other times arrange themselves into delicate constructs. Caro also supplemented the frequently used metal scrap parts with other materials such as wood or acrylic glass, sometimes allowing them to appear metallically shiny or painting their surfaces in colorful contrasts.

A few days before Anthony Caro would have turned 100 years old, the Waldfrieden Sculpture Park will open the exhibition Sculptures dedicated to the sculptor. Works from five decades will be shown in two exhibition halls. In addition to the works inside, individual pieces will be presented in the outdoor area, such as the over eight-meter-long "Double Tent" (1987-1993) made of stainless steel. The presentation in the pavilions also allows for the exploration of some of Caro's architectural issues in works like "Child's Tower Room" (1983-1984) made of Japanese oak.

Sir Anthony Caro (1924-2013) is considered a significant British sculptor of the 20th century. After initially studying engineering, he studied sculpture at Regent Street Polytechnic, London, and Royal Academy Schools, London. From 1951-1953, he was Henry Moore's assistant. Influenced by the American art critic Clement Greenberg and artists like David Smith, Anthony Caro developed his independent work starting in 1960. Between 1953 and 1981, he taught at St. Martin's School of Art, London. In 1966, he represented Britain at the Venice Biennale alongside other artists. Major retrospectives were dedicated to him in places such as the Museum of Modern Art, NY, in 1975, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, in 1995, as well as at Tate Britain, London, in 2005. Since 2020, his estate has been managed by the Anthony Caro Centre, London.

 

 

 

 


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