30 JUNE – 6 JULY 2022

Eleanor is delighted to announce that 'Column Series: Pillar I/ 2021' has been selected as one of sixteen sculptural works to be exhibited throughout Masterpiece Fair this year.

"Our 2022 Sculpture Series, curated by Melanie Vandenbrouck, Curator of Sculpture at the V&A, showcases dynamic works from across history throughout the Fair.

From the personal to the political and the universal, sculpture past and present has often reflected on identity, the human condition and societal changes. Exploring the multifaceted languages of modern and contemporary sculpture, this selection considers innovative investigations of form and matter, and how other disciplines may inform and enrich sculptural practice, whether through the collision of art and science, conjuring up literary influences or looking down the lens of history.

Some of the selected works stand as contemplative, timeless witnesses to a long figurative tradition. Others offer a playful take on domesticity and everyday life. Others still make us dig deeper into our roots and sense of selves. In reflecting on the challenges of our times, sculpture invites us to think about our shared experience. This, perhaps, may encourage us to think long term in a short-term world, or, as philosopher Roman Krznaric invites us to, be ‘good ancestors’.

Melanie Vandenbrouck is Curator of Sculpture, 1900–Now at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Prior to this she was Curator of Art post-1800, at Royal Museums Greenwich, where she curated the Contemporary Arts Programme and the major exhibition, The Moon. She trained at the Ecole du Louvre and Sorbonne University in Paris, and earned her PhD from the Courtauld Institute of Art.

Preview Day
Wednesday 29 June
11.00 – 21.00

Public Days
Thursday 30 June     11.00 – 21.00
Friday 1 July             11.00 – 19.00
Saturday 2 July         11.00 – 19.00
Sunday 3 July           11.00 – 19.00
Monday 4 July           11.00 – 21.00
Tuesday 5 July          11.00 – 21.00
Wednesday 6 July     11.00 – 21.00

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