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When Forms Come Alive

When Forms Come Alive

When Forms Come Alive

Southbank Centre, Hayward Gallery – Feb 07 to May 06, 2024 London (UK)


Inspired by sources ranging from a dancer’s gesture to the breaking of a wave, from a flow of molten metal to the interlacing of a spider’s web, the artworks in When Forms Come Alive conjure fluid and shifting realms of experience.

Tactile gaze.

Undulating, drooping, erupting, cascading and promiscuously proliferating, these sculptures invite a tactile gaze, and trigger physical responses. In an era when our encounters are increasingly digitised and disembodied, these artworks call to mind the pleasures of gesture and movement, the poetics of gravity and the experience of sensation itself.

Everything is moving.

Palpably dynamic, they proclaim that nothing in the world stays the same, that everything is moving, seething, changing and transforming.

Inviting a tactile gaze and triggering a physical response, When Forms Come Alive is one of the most anticipated exhibitions of 2024 according to Time Out, Evening Standard and AnOther Magazine.

Artists on show.
Choi Jeong Hwa. DRIFT. EJ Hill. Ernesto Neto. Eva Fábregas. Franz West. Holly Hendry. Jean-Luc Moulène. Lynda Benglis. Marguerite Humeau. Martin Puryear. Matthew Ronay. Michel Blazy. Nairy Baghramian. Olaf Brzeski. Paloma Bosque. Phyllida Barlow. Ruth Asawa. Senga Nengudi. Tara Donovan. Teresa Solar.


Ruth Asawa
Franz West
Jean-Luc Moulène
Jean-Luc Moulène

Hayward Gallery →  Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road London, UK SE1 8XX






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