Sculpture and its Exhibition Histories

Institute Conference
5th December 2012
Henry Moore Institute seminar room, 10am

Photograph from the Bernard meadow's archive, a key resource in our exploration of Sculpture and its Exhibition Histories.

© Estate of Bernard Meadows and Leeds Museums and Galleries (Henry Moore Institute)

This one-day workshop develops the Institute's current research focus on issues surrounding sculpture and its exhibition histories. This session invites recent and current PhD students to develop ideas explored in the 2012 Association of Art Historians' conference session, Sculpture and its Exhibition Histories, convened by Lisa Le Feuvre (Head of Sculpture Studies) and Jon Wood (Research Curator) and feeds into our 2013 session, Photography and the Histories of Sculpture that asks how what role photography has played in forming sculpture's place in art history.

The event is chaired by Dr Catherine Moriarty (University of Brighton) and Dr Stacy Boldrick (The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh).


Johanna Cilla (Sotheby's Institute)
'Ivan Meštrović's Exhibition of Sculpture at the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1915'

Nicola Capon (University of Reading)
'The Perfect Exhibition: Auguste Rodin, John Tweed and the South Kensington Museum'

Jonathan Cronshaw (Independent)
'"A work shown in this manner is disgraceful:" Jacob Epstein's 'Genesis' (1929) and the West Bromwich Tradesmen's Association Christmas Exhibition.'

Anna Ferrari (Cambridge University)
'Moving into space: from form to exhibition in Laurens and Moore'

Emanuela Pezzetta (University of Udine)
'British Sculptures exhibited at the Venice Biennale, 1948-58: Crucial Models for the Renovation of the Italian Sculpture'

Sylwia Serafinowicz (Courtauld Institute of Art)
'Serialisation of the 'Spatial Forms''

Alex Massouras and Elena Crippa (Tate National)
'In Some Corner': Making and Presenting Sculpture, St. Martin's School of Art'

Vanja Malloy (Courtauld Institute of Art)
'Sculpture and its Space: The Importance of Presentation and Display'

Vanessa Desclaux (Goldsmiths College)
'This is the show and the show is many things (1994, curated by Bart de Baere, SMAK, Gent)'