Symposium: Identity, Making & Materials


Rafael Pérez Evans, Wheels, Pluriyuca, 2019

Symposium: Identity, Making & Materials

30 October 2019 -

Audio Recordings of Symposium here

This symposium will look at the relationship between identity, making and materials, as well as unpack some of the key challenges for artists over the past 40 years in a changing landscape of sculptural practice. Comprising two panels of artists working within the expanded field of sculpture, the first discussion will include a panel of established New Contemporaries alumni artists Emma Hart, Mike Nelson and Daniel Silver while the second panel will feature a younger generation of alumni artists: Rosa Johan Uddoh, Lana Locke and Rafael Pérez Evans. Discussions will be chaired by Kirsty Ogg (Director, New Contemporaries) and Laurence Sillars (Head of the Henry Moore Institute).

This symposium is a partnership between New Contemporaries, the Henry Moore Institute and Leeds Art Gallery. It has been programmed to coincide with the Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2019 (14 September 2019 - 17 November 2019) exhibition at Leeds Art Gallery and forms part of New Contemporaries 70th anniversary activities.



Henry Moore Lecture Theatre

Leeds Art Gallery

The Headrow