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Tony Cragg

Against the grain
10 June – 30 September 2012


Against the Grain

The British sculptor Anthony Cragg (*1949) is one of the major artists of our time – his output is many-layered and unmistakeable.

Tony Cragg has been pushing the boundaries of sculptural work with remarkable consistency since the 1970s. He draws his creative energy from a wide variety of sources and interweaves both artistic and scientific interests. Cragg elicits new forms and qualities from familiar materials such as wood or bronze. His complex works unite mathematical precision, elegance, dynamism and playful lightness.

His pioneering work has been honoured with the most prestigious art awards; exhibitions of his sculptures are internationally noted events. This exhibition, which has been conceived in dialogue with the collection of the Ernst Barlach Haus, is the first presentation of Cragg’s work in Hamburg. Earlier works, new wooden sculptures and selected works on paper make a commanding presence in Jenischpark in a show going against the grain.

The accompanying book will be presented on 12 July in the presence of the artist.

The exhibition is accompanied by a richly illustrated catalogue with texts by Tony Cragg, Karsten Müller and Jon Wood (128 pages, German / English, hardcover, StrzeleckiBooks).