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From Floor to Sky: British Sculpture and the Studio Experience, Ambika P3 | reviews, news & interviews

From Floor to Sky: British Sculpture and the Studio Experience, Ambika P3

From Floor to Sky: British Sculpture and the Studio Experience, Ambika P3

A dynamic moment in British art revisited

Foreground: Clone Installation (1980-1982) by Keith Brown. Background film: Communion (2010) by Nina DaninoPhoto Michael Maziere
From Floor to Sky looks at a relatively little known, but pivotal, moment in the development of British sculpture: the period in the late 1960s and early 1970s when tutors and students at St Martin's School of Art and the Royal College worked together in challenging traditional attitudes to the medium. New ways of teaching and thinking about sculpture were evolved, and new materials such as fibreglass and plastic introduced. This exhibition focuses on the students of one particular tutor, Peter Kardia, whose radical teaching methods brought politics, theory, perception and perspex into the studio.

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