The Now Voyager (solo show)
Belvedere 21, Vienna
15 July – 16 October 2022
Rebecca Warren’s solo exhibition The Now Voyager at Belvedere 21, consists of nine new, large hand-painted bronze sculptures on variously coloured plinths, and a number of new neon collages shown on walls designed by the artist. Many of these sculptures (which in their variety Warren likens to the cast of aliens in the bar scene in Star Wars) are broadly figurative, and some are additionally top-heavy, leaning, working against gravity, straining against their own bulk and weight. The collages, made of neon, household paint, wool and other elements are presences of a different order: they suggest a strange system of communications manifested as glyphs, oddly familiar peripheral glimpses and distant, nocturnal vistas. Adapted from Walt Whitman’s poem The Untold Want, the exhibition title emphasises the nuance of voyaging in nowness, in live, immediate mental and artistic presence.
The Now Voyager (publication)
Published by Verlag Buchhandlung Walther & Franz König, Cologne, 2022
Text by Stella Rollig, Axel Köhne, and Rebecca Warren
Edited by Stella Rollig and Axel Köhne
The publication accompanying Rebecca Warren’s first solo exhibition in Vienna at Belvedere 21 is now available for purchase. Documenting the exhibition Rebecca Warren: The Now Voyager, on view from 15 July to 16 October 2022, the catalogue includes text contributions by Axel Köhne, Stella Rollig, and Rebecca Warren.
Rebecca Warren et al.
Breaking the Mould: Sculpture by Women since 1945 (group show)
An Arts Council Collection Touring Exhibition
This major new touring exhibition challenges the male-dominated narratives of post-war British sculpture by presenting a diverse and significant range of ambitious work by women. Offering a radical recalibration, Breaking the Mould not only celebrates the strengths of sculpture made by women but also seeks to guard against the threat of slipping out of view. Through this deliberately restorative act, the exhibition seeks to inspire future generations, supporting the maxim ‘if she can see it she can be it’.
Breaking the Mould represents the work of over forty-five sculptors including Rebecca Warren.
Longside Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, 29 May – 5 September 2021 (Open Thursdays to Sundays and bank holidays, 11am - 4pm. Pre-booking essential. Book tickets at ysp.org.uk)
Djanogly Gallery, Lakeside Arts, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, 18 September 2021 – 9 January 2022
The Levinsky Gallery, The Arts Institute, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, 26 March – 5 June 2022
Ferens Art Gallery, Hull, 2 July – 2 October 2022
The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall, October 2022 – March 2023
Arts Council Collection