Berlinde De Bruyckere

tages & Tales

29 September 2018 - 1 January 2019


Hauser & Wirth Somerset is proud to present its first solo exhibition by Berlinde De Bruyckere. Occupying the Rhoades and Bourgeois galleries, De Bruyckere has chosen to present two new bodies of sculptural works, selected in direct relation to the spaces they are exhibited in. The pieces presented in ‘Stages & Tales’ are a new artistic direction for De Bruyckere, moving away from the figurative work she is best known for (a shift that began in 2014 with the series Penthesilea) – these new bodies of work are the artist’s most abstract pieces to date.

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About the Artist

Berlinde De Bruyckere

Working with casts made of wax, animal skins, hair, textiles, metal and wood, Berlinde De Bruyckere renders haunting distortions of organic forms. The vulnerability and fragility of man, the suffering body—both human and animal—and the overwhelming power of nature are some of the core motifs of De Bruyckere’s oeuvre.

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