Join us for a tour of ‘Berlinde De Bruyckere. Stages & Tales’ and ‘Takesada Matsutani. drop in time’ led by Hauser & Wirth Somerset Associate Director, Lucy MacDonald. The walking tour will lead guests through the galleries and Cloister Courtyard whilst discussing significant works in the exhibition.
Occupying the Rhoades and Bourgeois galleries is Berlinde De Bruyckere’s solo exhibition ‘Stages & Tales’. 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 the artist, 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.
‘Takesada Matsutani. drop in time’ is the gallery’s first solo exhibition of works by the Japanese-born, Paris-based artist. The exhibition, which has been organised in collaboration with Olivier Renaud-Clément, includes new paintings and a site-specific installation, alongside a selection of prints dating from the 1960s. In addition, a series of never-before-seen assemblages will be on view, offering an insight into the breadth of the artist’s practice.
The tour runs from 5 – 6 pm at Hauser & Wirth Somerset.
This is a free event, but must be booked in advance.
Header image: Berlinde De Bruyckere, Courtyard Tales VI, 2018, Blankets, Wood, Polyurethane, Epoxy. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Mirjam Devriendt