Jirō Takamatsu: The Temperature of Sculpture

13th Jul 2017 - 22nd Oct 2017

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Jirō Takamatsu (1936–98) is central to the development of sculpture in Japan.

He brought sculptural actions into the life of the city, made shadows and perspective tangible and mined the particular properties of sculptural materials. Takamatsu applied sculptural thinking to explore how perception can change the ‘temperature’ of our surrounding world.

The Temperature of Sculpture is the first European institutional solo exhibition of Takamatsu’s work. Presenting more than fifty works, it traces Takamatsu’s artistic practice through his exhibition history, showing his participation in landmark international exhibitions, such as Venice Biennale (1968) and Documenta 6 (1977), and contributions to exhibitions in Japan where experimental practices flourished, including the annual Yomiuri Indépendant (1958-63), Tokyo Biennale: Between Man and Matter (1970) and Osaka Expo (1970).

Henry Moore Institute

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Tue - Sun: 11.00 - 17.30

Wed: 11.00 - 20.00

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Henry Moore Institute: The Henry Moore Institute is situated next to Leeds ArtGallery in the heart of the city centre and is a few minutes' walk from Leeds Station.