Gallery Response: Asta Gröting Sculpture

Gallery Response
11th March 2009
Main Galleries
Henry Moore Institute

Jein, 1996.

Styrofoam, mechanical drive, artificial snow. Courtesy Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna

11th March 2009

2 - 4pm

Asta Gröting’s first solo UK exhibition marks her return to sculpture after several years experimenting with performance and film. Gröting’s eclectic output employs many different materials and techniques, but this selection – showcasing some twenty years’ work – reveals common themes within them. This event will explore and expand upon the themes of the concurrent exhibition.  Gröting will lead a one-off gallery discussion in the company of her sometime collaborative partner - journalist, novelist and playwright Deborah Levy and Henry Moore Institute curatorial staff Penelope Curtis, Stephen Feeke and Jon Wood. 

Visual artist Gröting and author Levy have explored the human condition in depth through many mediums and methods and with many collaborative partners. This discursive event is an opportunity to gain insight into both a significant body of work and the artist’s working practice from the perspective of Gröting herself and Levy, current AHRC Fellow at the Royal College of Art, London. Gröting and Levy originally collaborated in 2005 on ‘The Inner Voice/I am Big’, a performance art project exploring the capacity of ventriloquism to be both an instrument for, and illusion of a perfomer’s inner life.

The gallery discussion is free of charge and open to all but places are limited.  To book a place on this event please contact Kirstie Gregory,, 0113 246 7467.

Please note there will also be a talk at 6pm on the evening of the 11th by artist Tim Etchells as part of the HMI Wednesday evening series of talks in March.