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The humility of plaster

Roithmayr, F. (2018) The humility of plaster. [Show/Exhibition]

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This exhibition presents additional, previously unseen research material parallel and in conjunction with Roithmayr's exhibition at the Museum of Classical Archaeology. Florian Roithmayr’s Humility of Plaster is a two-year research and exhibition project exploring the materiality of collections housing plaster moulds and casts across Europe, enabled through a new partnership between the Museum of Classical Archaeology, Kettle’s Yard, and Wysing Arts Centre where Roithmayr has a studio. Moulding and casting are widely used techniques of modern and contemporary art making. Their use and application can be found beyond the disciplinary art canon, in areas not immediately associated with art practices, and in times before casting became an acceptable form of sculptural production in its own right. Roithmayr has developed a new body of sculptures in response to this research that is presented amongst the collection of plaster casts of classical works at the Museum of Classical Archaeology, 19 May to 3 November. For six weeks, both the Museum of Classical Archeology and Kettle's Yard present the project across the two venues in Cambridge, providing an in-depth insight into Roithmayr's art research and practice.

Item Type:Show/Exhibition
Divisions:Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Arts and Communication Design > Art > Fine Art
ID Code:80815
Uncontrolled Keywords:plaster, cast, mould, collections, sculpture, exhibition

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