Saturday, 7 September 2013

The Calder

Last week I went along to the opening of The Calder, the new contemporary art space at The Hepworth Wakefield.  There's something magical about The Hepworth at night, the purple grey mass against the dusk northern sky. The Calder feels wild and wooly in comparison to the Hepworth's stark white cube essence. The inaugural exhibition, Roger Hiorns work exploring the relationship between the  human form and the everyday objects that surround us has found its home in the heart of Wakefield's industrial heritage. I loved the quote from Charlotte Higgins in The Guardian, 'if the Tate Modern has it's Tanks, the Hepworth is to have its Calder'. And embrace our Calder we shall.

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