BARRY FLANAGAN et al.
The Love of Art Comes First (group show)
Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo
30 September 2023 – 25 February 2024
Works by Barry Flanagan are included in the group presentation The Love of Art Comes First. The exhibition highlights the significance and history of Art & Project (1968–1998), one of the pioneering galleries of contemporary art in the Netherlands. Bringing together more than a hundred works, many of which were donated to the Kröller-Müller Museum in 2013, the exhibition reflects Art Project’s international programme as well as its dedication to conceptual art, sculpture and painting.
ringn ‘66, 1966 (permanent collection)
Tate Modern, London
Barry Flanagan’s sand sculpture ringn ‘66, 1966, is now on now on display in A View from Tokyo: Between Man and Matter at Tate Modern. This group exhibition is part of the ‘Materials and Objects’ display and explores how sculptors working in Japan, Europe, and the United States in the 1970s inspired and influenced each other, using a diverse range of materials. Formed by pouring a hundredweight of sand onto the floor from a more or less fixed point above, the work testifies to Flanagan’s deep interest in sculptural processes and the ways in which materials determine a sculpture’s final appearance.