These Mad Hybrids - Accompanying Exhibition Book PRE-ORDER
Don’t miss out on a chance to order a signed copy of the catalogue that accompanies the RWA exhibition 'These Mad Hybrids: John Hoyland and Contemporary Sculpture'.
• This listing is for pre-orders only.
• The books are scheduled to arrive on 21 March 2024. Once received, They will be signed and dispatched or made available for in-person collection from the RWA from the 23rd March.
• Book Launch - 21 March 2024, 6-8pm
Alternatively you can collect your signed copy at the book launch which includes a panel discussion with the writers and curator of the show. Book your tickets here.
• In-Person Collection: Choose this option if you plan to pick up your catalogue directly from the RWA.
• Shipping: Opt for this option if you prefer to have the catalogue delivered to your doorstep (additional £3.80 postage charge).
Extract from book:
In 1994 painter John Hoyland made an unruly group of ceramic sculptures. Loaded with colour, humour and creatureliness, he dubbed them ‘these mad little hybrids’. They now appear remarkably contemporary, in sync with a broad range of recent and current sculpture. These Mad Hybrids: John Hoyland and Contemporary Sculpture presents the ceramics in dialogue with sculpture by Caroline Achaintre, Eric Bainbridge, Phyllida Barlow, Olivia Bax, Hew Locke, Anna Reading, Jessi Reaves, Andrew Sabin, John Summers and Chiffon Thomas.
Essays by co-curators Olivia Bax and Sam Cornish situate the ceramics within contemporary sculptural discourse and in relation to Hoyland’s deep personal engagement with sculpture. How and why could a sculpture be funny? How did sculpture help an abstract painter rethink his relationship with the High Modernist tradition and find a new relationship with the wider world? James Fisher considers hybridity in the guise of an imaginary dialogue with King Kong, while Hannah Hughes’s visual essay explores the Polaroid photographs that Hoyland employed to help move his dramatic and powerful imagery between two and three dimensions.
Book cover visuals by Kostas Synodis
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