- Tony Cragg. Sculptures and Works on Paper
- August 27, 2017 - October 22, 2017
LUDWIG MUSEUM KOBLENZ
DANZINGER FREIHEIT 1
This exhibition presents latest sculptures and never-before-seen drawings and watercolors at the Ludwig Museum in Koblenz. Over the last 30 years, Cragg has developed an inexhaustible repertoire of forms and shapes that he continually adapts in his artistic practice.Read more
- Tony Cragg
- June 4, 2017 - September 3, 2017
Berliner Straße 86
Die Ausstellung von Tony Cragg in der Villa Schöningen zeigt eine präzise Auswahl von Skulpturen, die in den letzten sechs Jahren entstanden sind, sowie von Zeichnungen und Grafiken der letzten zwanzig Jahre. Die Arbeiten geben einen Einblick in die faszinierende Vielfalt und Dynamik des Werkes dieses international renommierten Künstlers.Read more
- A RARE CATEGORY OF OBJECTS
- March 4, 2017 - September 3, 2017
Yorkshire Sculpture Park
WF4 4JX United Kingdom
Yorkshire Sculpture Park presents the most extensive UK exhibition to date by leading sculptor Tony Cragg in the Underground Gallery and open air. New sculptures, works on paper and pieces drawn from nearly five decades of Cragg’s practice will survey and demonstrate the artist’s pioneering and continued mastery of materials.Read more
A ‘radical materialist’, Cragg defines sculpture as a ‘rare category of objects’, and takes a taxonomic approach to his own practice, something reflected in the exhibition. The wit and will to analyse the properties of all of the planet’s resources and use them to make new things is unique to human beings, along with the intuition to sort, order and categorise the things that exist and that we bring into existence. The exhibition begins at the entrance to the Park with the magnificent bronze sculpture Caldera (2008), nearly five metres in height and set against the extraordinary landscape setting of the Bretton Estate.
Cragg’s extraordinary career has its roots in a fascination for, and exploration of, the possibilities of the material world, which he considers to be ‘the huge storeroom [in which] lie the keys to essential processes and explanations of our existence’. Cragg’s artistic practice developed from drawings he made to document experiments whilst working as a lab technician at the National Rubber Producers Research Association (1966–68). He went on to study at London’s Wimbledon School of Art and the Royal College of Art and during two summer vacations worked nightshifts in a foundry that manufactured components for engines. The combination of art and the experience of the physical transformation of materials through industrial processes is the cornerstone of Cragg’s practice.
His is a systematic approach but, as is exemplified in his major series Rational Beings, which is substantially represented in this exhibition, it is one that acknowledges the alchemical transformation of particular configurations of materials into objects with meaning beyond the sum of their parts. On a material level, for example, the human body is just a unique and fleeting combination of particular atoms from the universe. The artist believes that ‘it could be said that the most fantastic material is the human neuron’, leading Cragg to consider his sculptures as being ideas made manifest.
From the small scale to the monumental, Cragg’s prolific practice is the outcome of a constantly questioning and experimental symbiotic process of thought and manual making, which always starts with drawing. This relationship is articulated in the Underground Gallery through a selection of drawings and sculpture alongside each other, allowing visitors to trace the development of ideas into physical form.
- TONY CRAGG
- February 11, 2017 - September 3, 2017
Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean
3, Park Dräi Eechelen
As part of a large cycle of solo shows highlighting artists in the Mudam Collection, this exhibition offers the public a chance to discover the oeuvre of one of the most important contemporary sculptors.
Since his early days in the 1970s, the work of the English sculptor Tony Cragg has been constantly charting new ground. His early works consisted mainly of found objects, which he arranged on the basis of their particular features, materials, colours, and dimensions.
He thus set up a busy dialogue with matter, which constitutes the main thrust of his entire oeuvre. “I believe that material is everything,” he explains. Whether his sculptures are made of wood, glass, plastic or bronze, they associate the particular qualities of a material with the vitality of a form. Cragg’s inventiveness, and his inclination to create forms that are as complex as they are elegant, stem from this combination.
- Unnatural Selection
- December 2, 2016 - March 26, 2017
Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt
Tony Cragg (born in 1949) is one of the most important contemporary sculptors. The Wuppertal-based British artist, who was until 2013 the rector of the Academy of Fine Arts in Düsseldorf, will present nearly 20 recent sculptures in the impressive Grand Hall.
The artist has been inspired by natural forms since childhood. A selection of the artist’s mineral and fossil collection collection will be a central part of the exhibition at the Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt, nurturing the discussion about the relationship between nature and art.
"Unnatural Selection" will be one of the most important monographic exhibitions dedicated to the artist in Germany to date.Read more
- Talk & Book Signing
- April 23, 2016 - April 23, 2016
- Paris Pantin
On Saturday, 23 April 2016, at 3pm, Tony Cragg will be in discussion with Demosthènes Davvetas to coincide with the publication of the exhibition catalogue, "Sculptures". The artist will sign books from 4pm to 5pm.
The talk will take place in our Pantin venue and will be in English.Read more
- Sculptures and Drawings
- March 2, 2016 - May 15, 2016
The State Hermitage Museum
St. Petersburg, Russia
The Hermitage Museum will host a major survey of Tony Cragg's sculptures, including works in bronze, wood, stone and steel as well as a selection of recent sculptures in glass. A number of works on paper will also be featured in which we see the artist's interest in new forms and abstract landscapes.Read more
- Beyond Limits
- September 15, 2015 - October 25, 2015
- Chatsworth, Bakewell, Derbyshire, UK
In the picturesque setting of Chatsworth, the ancestral seat of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, UK, Sotheby's exhibition Beyond Limits will present from 14 September to 25 October 2015 a dynamic selection of monumental works by international Modern and Contemporary artists. This autumn, the outdoor exhibition will showcase works from a variety of cutting edge contemporary artists, such as British sculptors Tony Cragg and Antony Gormley. For further details about the exhibition please click here.Read more