CONCEPTION EXECUTION RECEPTION: Public art Behind the Scenes 

5. Jun - 25. Jul 14 / ends today Royal British Society of Sculptors

Wednesday to Friday 12.30 – 5.30pm (or by appointment)

Exhibition | Sculpture | London


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Curator Isabel Vasseur with Nose to Nose, Beginning to End by Richard Deacon RA for the Glasgow Garden Festival 1988

Curator Isabel Vasseur with Nose to Nose, Beginning to End by Richard Deacon RA for the Glasgow Garden Festival 1988


A rare look at the conception, execution and reception of three major public art commissions by Richard Deacon RA, William Pye FRBS and Richard Wilson RA

For the first time in one place, The Royal British Society of Sculptors unites three of the most eminent British sculptors: Richard Deacon RA, William Pye FRBS and Richard Wilson RA, to provide a rare and fascinating glimpse into the Conception Execution and Reception of three major public art commissions through a series of artists’ talks and displays.

William Pye FRBS, renowned for his use of water in large scale public art projects presents Vannpaviljong a highly interactive work in Norway, incorporating rollwaving water over mirror polished stainless steel walls.

Isabel Vasseur, pioneer of the Public Art movement of 1980s presents Richard Deacon’s Nose to Nose, Beginning to End a sculpture placed on a 40ft plinth for the Glasgow Garden Festival in 1988.

Mark Davy, founder of Futurecity, specialising in art in the public realm and strategic cultural placemaking presents Richard Wilson’s Slipstream, 2014 for Heathrow Terminal 2, The Queen’s Terminal.

Talk series: Doors open at 6.30pm Talks: 7 – 8pm

Wednesday 18 June – Sculptor William Pye FRBS

Wednesday 2 July – Sculptor Richard Wilson RA and Mark Davy

Wednesday 16 July – Sculptor Richard Deacon RA and Isabel Vasseur


http://rbs.org.uk/exhibitions/conception-execution-reception


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