Rodin - Andrieu d'Andres

Auguste Rodin, France, 1840 - 1917, “Andrieu d'Andres”, monumental, 1886 (Coubertin Foundry, cast 1989), Paris, bronze. William Bowmore AO OBE Collection. Gift of the South Australian Government, assisted by the Art Gallery of South Australia Foundation 1996, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

Rosemary Laing

Rosemary Laing, Australia, born 1959, “a dozen useless actions for grieving blondes #2”, 2009, Sydney, type C photograph. Gift of anonymous donors through the Art Gallery of South Australia Foundation 2016. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide. Courtesy the artist and Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne.

Art Gallery of South Australia hosts ‘Versus Rodin’

The Art Gallery of South Australia hosts ‘Versus Rodin: Bodies across space and time’, an exhibition that brings the work of Rodin into dialogue with over 100 modern and contemporary works of art, 100 years since the artist’s death. 4 March to Sunday 2 July 2017

Source: Art Gallery of South Australia

”In reality there is not a muscle of the body which does not express the inner variations of feeling. All speak of joy or of sorrow, of enthusiasm or of despair, of serenity or of madness.” Auguste Rodin, 1912

Regarded today as the artist who ignited an artistic revolution that changed the direction of sculpture, Rodin’s legacy – his expressive vision, his rejection of narrative and embrace of process, seen through his experimental and seemingly unfinished surfaces – is the wellspring for this major exhibition.

Art Gallery of South Australia Director, Nick Mitzevich says ‘Through a series of duets and duels, Rodin will be brought into vivid conversation with leading modern and contemporary artists who have similarly challenged our understanding of the human condition.’

”Versus Rodin” is anchored by key Rodin works of art from across Australia including the Art Gallery’s significant collection of 20 bronze sculptures, the largest collection in the Southern Hemisphere. Other featured artists include Louise Bourgeois, Antony Gormley, William Kentridge, Bharti Kher, Rosemary Laing, Ugo Rondinone and Kara Walker among others.

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