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Wed, 15 May



Brâncuși and Britain. Leading Curators Unpack Brâncuşi’s Legacy

Curatorial discussion between two leading curators of Brâncuşi’s work - Ariane Coulondre and Matthew Gale

Brâncuși and Britain. Leading Curators Unpack Brâncuşi’s Legacy
Brâncuși and Britain. Leading Curators Unpack Brâncuşi’s Legacy

Time & Location

15 May 2024, 18:00 – 19:00 BST


About the event

Join us for an insightful conversation on Brâncuși's relationship with Britain and his ongoing influence upon modern sculpture.   

The Romanian Cultural Institute in London is thrilled to partner with Henry Moore Institute for the Brâncuși season and support key events. The Henry Moore Institute was founded in 1977 to promote visual arts among the wider public. Beyond promoting the legacy of Henry Moore – one of greatest sculptors of the 20th century – The Henry Moore Institute invests in exhibitions and research worldwide. To coincide with the grand Brancusi exhibition currently hosted at the Pompidou Centre in Paris, The Henry Moore Institute is hosting a series of events aimed at re-examining Brâncuși's relationship with Britain.

On Wednesday, 15 May you can join online the curatorial discussion between Ariane Coulondre, curator of the current Brâncuși exhibition in Paris, and Dr Matthew Gale, co-curator of the last Brâncuși exhibition in Britain, hosted at Tate Modern in 2004. 

Ariane Coulondre is the general curator of the Constantin Brâncuşi retrospective currently at the Centre Pompidou, Paris, (27 March – 1st July). At the same time, she is overseeing all current operations at the Atelier Brâncuşi, the move and the complete digitisation of the studio. A specialist in twentieth-century art history, Dr Matthew Gale was a curator at Tate from 1995 until 2022. Between 2006 and 2021, he led the curatorial team responsible for displaying the collection at Tate Modern. In 2004, Matthew co-curated with Carmen Giménez Constantin Brâncuşi: The Essence of Things. 

Attendance is free but you need to register here - Ariane Coulondre and Matthew Gale | Henry Moore Foundation.  

Photography – Henry Moore meeting Constantin Brancusi, alongside Frank McEwan, Herbert Read and Paul Eluard in Paris in 1945. Copyright Henry Moore Foundation.

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