Current Projects

Tony Cragg at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Havanna/ Kuba

Sculptures and Drawings

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Tony Cragg: A Rare Category of Objects at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

The biggest UK exhibition to date by leading sculptor Tony Cragg opens on 4 March 2017. New sculptures, drawings and works drawn from nearly five decades of Cragg’s practice will survey and demonstrate the artist’s pioneering and continued mastery of materials in the Underground Gallery and open air.

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http://www.ysp.co.uk/exhibitions/tony-cragg-a-rare-category-of-objects

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Tony Cragg. Sculpture 3.2.17–8.5.17 at Wrocław Contemporary Museum

After more than 20 years, the Polish audience have another opportunity to admire Tony Cragg’s art. From June to October 2016, his works were shown at the Polish Sculpture Centre in Orońsko. Now, just several months after the exhibition in Orońsko, Wrocław Contemporary Museum is about to present the oeuvre of Tony Cragg, one of the most well-known sculptors in the world, who represents the power of British sculpture today together with several other artists, such as Antony Gormley, Anish Kapoor or Mark Wallinger.

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http://muzeumwspolczesne.pl/mww/kalendarium/wystawa/tony-cragg-rzezba/?lang=en

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Tony Cragg at MUDAM Luxembourg 11.02.2017 - 03.09.2017

The exhibition by Tony Cragg at Mudam Luxembourg does not aspire to be a retrospective. Bringing together a selection of sculptures from the past twenty or so years, it aims to present the diversity and energy characterising the work of this internationally renowned and tremendously productive artist

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Although Cragg approaches questions of form and material not unlike a traditional sculptor, he firmly believes that any imaginable material can be a carrier of meaning, imagination and emotions. For him, sculpture is a medium turned towards the future, a medium whose potential is far from exhausted. ‘The future of sculpture has only just begun’, he explains. ‘Its potential is greater than ever, and its possibilities are just starting to unfold.’ In this conception, art occupies a territory between the organic realm of nature and the functionalistic remit of industrial production. Offering a space of freedom beyond utilitarian needs is therefore what constitutes the explicitly political dimension of his art – or of any art, for that matter – as it allows him to give the material a new form with every new sculpture and express his feelings and emotions in constantly changing ways. ‘Sculpture is how material and material forms affect us’, says Cragg. Reaching beyond viewers’ emotional receptivity, it appeals primarily to their intellectual capacity of analytical perception in order to make sense of what they see.
http://www.mudam.lu/en/expositions/details/exposition/tony-cragg-1/

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Tony Cragg. Unnatural Selection. Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt.02.12.2016 – 26.03.2017

Sir Tony Cragg (geb. 1949) ist einer der bedeutendsten internationalen Bildhauer der Gegenwart. Der in Wuppertal lebende britische Künstler, bis 2013 Rektor der Kunstakademie Düsseldorf und international vielfach ausgezeichnet, wird ca. 20 Skulpturen der letzten Jahre im architektonisch eindrucksvollen Großen Saal präsentieren. Seine großformatigen Skulpturen aus Metall, Marmor, Holz und neuerdings auch Glas sind u.a. von organischen Naturformen inspiriert und von faszinierender Ästhetik. Im Vordergrund steht das Material als stärkster Ausdrucksträger. In langwierigen Entstehungsprozessen der Formung, Gestaltung und Material- und Oberflächenbehandlung „wachsen“ förmlich Skulpturen in den Raum, die einen fast wesenhaften Charakter haben oder in Windungen und Wölbungen an unendlich wachsende Strukturen erinnern.

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http://www.hlmd.de/ausstellungen/vorschau.html

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Tony Cragg at Lisson Gallery, 1 October – 5 November 2016

This exhibition is Tony Cragg’s fourteenth with Lisson Gallery since his first solo show in 1979. Spanning both London venues, it will feature the latest works in Cragg’s career-long pursuit of his interest in developing specific groups of sculptural themes and forms. As always, Cragg’s radical and experimental approach to making sculpture produces surprising new forms and meanings that add congruently to his already considerable oeuvre.

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http://www.lissongallery.com/exhibitions/tony-cragg--13

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Tony Cragg, "Tony Cragg at Djurgården" Stockholm, June 5 - October 28, 2016

http://www.gsa.se/artists/tony-cragg/tony-cragg-djurgarden/#exhibition_anchor

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Tony Cragg SCULPTURE - Centre of Polish Sculpture in Oronsko - 11.06.-30.10.2016

After almost 20 years the Polish public will again have a chance to admire the works of Tony Cragg – one of the best-known sculptors in the world, who together with several other British artists such as Antony Gormley, Anish Kapoor or Mark Wallinger create the power of contemporary English sculpture. His works are found in museums, private collections, in city squares and in famous sculpture parks. Tony Cragg’s art was quickly noticed and recognized by art world. It was 1988 that turned to be pivotal when the artist represented Great Britain at the 43rd Biennale in Venice and in the same year received the prestigious Turner Prize in London.

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http://www.rzezba-oronsko.pl/EN/index.php?news,967,tony_cragg_sculpture_

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Tony Cragg Restrospective: Parts of the World at Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal -19.04.2016-14.08.2016

The Von der Heydt-Museum Wuppertal is dedicating a comprehensive retrospective exhibition to Tony Cragg (b. 1949), the most significant British contemporary sculptor. The exhibition encompasses all three floors of the Museum and presents a survey of Cragg’s entire oeuvre, from his student days right up to new works created in 2015. The artist is exhibiting sculptures, drawings, and prints, including works that have never been on display before. http://vdh.netgate1.net/Tony_Cragg_english.html

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Thematic displays follow the course of the sculptor’s multifaceted artistic development, in which the variety of materials used (including plastic, glass, works on paper, bronze, plaster, and stainless steel) plays a significant part. The series of works that examine the relationship between natural and synthetic forms and structures – including his Stack Sculptures, Vessels and Cells, Early Forms, Rational Beings and his earlier wall installations in plastic – form the other main focal point of the show.

The artist, who served as chancellor of the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf until 2013, has received many honours, whether it be the Turner Prize, the Praemium Imperiale, or being named a Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres. He has had exhibitions at the Louvre in Paris, the Chicago Art Institute, and the Tate Gallery London, but he has been living and working in Wuppertal since the 1970s.

Parallel to the exhibition, large outdoor sculptures are on view at the Skulpturenpark Waldfrieden, which Cragg opened in his adopted city, Wuppertal, in 2008. Visits to the Von der Heydt-Museum and to the Skulpturenpark Waldfrieden can be combined for a wonderful day out, providing fascinating insights into the artist’s world.

A catalogue will be published by Verlag Buchhandlung Walther König with texts
by G. Celant, D. Davettas, L. Cooke, U. Wilmes, C. Lampert, P. Schjeldahl,
T. McEvilley, G. Finckh, J. Wood, 472 pp., ca. 558 plates, hardcover.

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Tony Cragg. Sculptures and Drawings - Hermitage St. Petersburg; 02.03.2016 - 15.05.2016

https://www.hermitagemuseum.org/wps/portal/hermitage/what-s-on/temp_exh/2016/tonycragg/?lng=de

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Tony Cragg at Benaki Museum in Athens - 10/09/2015 - 08/11/2015

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Tony Cragg was born in Liverpool in 1949. He began his education by focusing on technical studies that led him to work in a biochemistry laboratory before embarking on his art studies. He was awarded his M.A. from the Royal College of Art in London in 1977. He has resided in Wuppertal, Germany since 1979, and teaches at Düsseldorf Academy of Fine Arts. Cragg’s innovative use of urban and industrial detritus opened up a new territory for sculpture at the same time as dealing with environmental and social concerns in post-industrial Britain. Cragg represented Britain at the XLIII Venice Biennale in 1988 and was awarded the Turner Prize the same year.
In his recent works Cragg has been pushing towards a new abstracted understanding of the figure. For the last years, he has been playing with the notion of compression and expansion in the use of totemic structures where the appearance of the human profile is often a reclusive aspect of the overall structure. He has also taken the figure in an almost futuristic manner and divided it into quadrants at its very core. For example, an abstracted idea of a portrait suddenly becomes four different surfaces creating four types of images all joined at the back by an imaginary spine. He uses a composite structure created from slices of wood, epoxied together in forms that are curved, jagged, sturdy yet rigorous. For his bronzes and stainless steel he has developed a method for casting forms that appear to be liquid or molten. In recent years, he has made mainly sculptures of wood, bronze, stone and mirror-finished stainless steel. The patina of the bronzes ranges from black and brown to yellow and red.

Tony Cragg has also produced a considerable œuvre of drawings and watercolours. The drawings serve him not only to explore new forms, but far beyond that, as a way of realising on paper sculptures which could not be realised with regard to statics and gravity.

Read more:
http://www.benaki.gr/index.asp?lang=en&id=202020001&sid=1735

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Tony Cragg - Projekt für die Synagoge Stommeln

Die ehemalige Synagoge Stommeln in Pulheim bei Köln zeigt Skulpturen von Tony Cragg

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11. Juni - 27. September 2015
Öffnungszeiten: Fr. 15-18 Uhr, Sa. und So. 13-18 Uhr

Weitere Informationen unter:
http://www.synagoge-stommeln.de/

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Tony Cragg, dialogue with the Duomo

Duomo of Milan Terraces 16th April – 31st October 2015

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The Duomo Cathedral, in its religious, cultural and historical dimension, has always measured itself with the language of evolving culture through the centuries.

A great Contemporary Art event held for the first time on the Terraces of the Duomo of Milan: Tony Cragg, an internationally renowned artist, with his works animated by movements ascending towards the sky, competes with the Spires and the centuries-old history of the Cathedral.

An exhibition like this has never been set up over the Duomo Terraces because of the arduous transport of such big sculptures to an unusual place and inaccessible height settled in the heart of the city. These works of art has been raised up to the Terraces through a crane, in the same way as marble blocks are raised during the activity of the Veneranda Fabbrica working sites.

All of this to make the best of the dialogue between the Duomo and the art languages, bringing Tony Cragg, sculptor of primary importance in the artistic world, to such an important and evocative place in Milan. This work requires sensitivity, great skills and the ability to perceive the deep network of invisible correspondences that rules reality: carving the marble, Tony Cragg wants to build a bridge, a link between apparently far apart dimensions. Only apparently. The marble assimilates the rhythm of time and through the artist’s work it is shaped into forms and contours that vibrate to the infinite: the sculpture is movement, pure and tangible, substance that carries a transcendent power without equal.

An event such as Expo wants to give vigour to all the cultural energy that the city can express. Milan must represent itself in all of its cultural dimension looking forward to the future and to the international context: it will be an essential opportunity to experience these skills. The Duomo Cathedral is the summary of these values.

Tony Cragg’s sculptures, starting from the installation of Paradosso, inspired by the Madonnina and inaugurated inside the Duomo Cathedral the last 4 November 2014 where will remain during the whole Expo semester, are characterized by shapes aiming to the infinite, where everyone can find its own cultural and artistic dimension as a sign of personal free interpretation.
Everyone visiting the Terraces during the Expo semester will be able to be part of this experience using their own creative freedom.
Source:
http://www.duomomilano.it/en/event/2015/04/16/tony-cragg-dialogue-with-the-duomo/431c6032-32a5-46b1-8ee2-d873cb8c2a4e/

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Tony Cragg’s Skulptur “Runner” im Düsseldorfer Dreischeibenhaus

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Walks of Life 25. April 2015 - 25. Oktober 2015

Sweden Gothenburg International Sculpture Exhibition 2015, Pilane Heritage Museum in collaboration with the Garden Society of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden

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Tony Craggs praised exhibition Walks of Life recently shown at Madison Square Park in New York in 2014, now moves on to Gothenburg. As part of the Gothenburg International Sculpture Exhibition, organised by the Pilane Heritage Museum in collaboration with the Garden Society of Gothenburg, Craggs monumental bronze sculptures will be on display throughout the summer from 25 April to 25 October 2015.

http://www.pilane.org

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Glasstress 2015/Gotika. Collateral event of the 56th International Art exhibition/Biennale Art 2015

Organized by the state hermitage museum Berengo studio, curated by Dimitri Ozerkov and Adriano Berengo. 9th May – 22nd November 2015.

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Glasstress 2015 Gotika explores how medieval ideas and communication methods have imperceptibly crept into our modern conscience despite our technological advances and how the Gothic concept influences contemporary art.The exhibition concept is by Dr. Dimitri Ozerkov, Director of Hermitage 20/21 and of Contemporary Art Department in the State Hermitage Museum. Dr. Ozerkov will curate Glasstress 2015 Gotika with Adriano Berengo of Berengo Studio.

http://www.glasstress.org/news/glasstress-2015-gotika-67

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Kunstprojekt Krauthügel – Drei neue Skulpturen von Tony Cragg

Die Salzburg Foundation präsentiert drei neue Skulpturen von Anthony Cragg. Nach dem 10-Jahres-Projekt "Walk of Modern Art" folgt nun das auf fünf Jahre angelegte "Kunstprojekt Krauthügel" – mit jährlich jeweils einer temporären Ausstellung für den öffentlichen Raum unterhalb der Festung Hohensalzburg auf 80.000 Quadratmetern Grünfläche.

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Der Präsident der Salzburg Foundation, Karl Gollegger, und der künstlerische Leiter Walter Smerling haben in enger Kooperation mit der Erzabtei St. Peter eine entsprechende Vereinbarung für die nächsten fünf Jahre getroffen und sind über die Reaktion des Künstlers Anthony Cragg sehr erfreut. Er hat eigens für Salzburg drei neue Bronzeskulpturen geschaffen. Die Titel: Points of View, Runner und Mixed Feelings.

Am Freitag, dem 6. Juni um 11.00 Uhr wurde die Ausstellung in Anwesenheit des Künstlers durch Karl Gollegger, Walter Smerling, Erzabt Korbinian Birnbacher und Landeshauptmann Wilfried Haslauer eröffnet.

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