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Helen Marten, 1094 bones, 2018 © Helen Marten, courtesy Sadie Coles HQ, London
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Material Encounters

22 Jun - 28 Sep 2019

Every aspect of our daily lives is shaped by encounters with the material world – from domestic objects to the architecture of the spaces in which we live and work, the clothes that we wear and the digital platforms we engage with. We respond to the particular materials and associations that form these encounters.

This exhibition as part of Yorkshire Sculpture International  continues the investigation into the use of materials with a display of work celebrating the diverse range of artists The Hepworth Wakefield has brought to Yorkshire since opening in 2011.

All the artists selected examine the world through a material lens. Language, information and bodily experience are translated into sculptural forms. On display are works by both winners of The Hepworth Prize for Sculpture – Helen Marten (2016) and Cerith Wyn Evans (2018) – as well as work by artists including Lynda Benglis, Alexandra Bircken and Magali Reus who have had major solo exhibitions at The Hepworth Wakefield.