The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Wednesday, July 18, 2018

First exhibition in a public gallery of Jean Arp's work in the UK since 1966 opens at Turner Contemporary
Installation view.

MARGATE.- This Autumn Turner Contemporary presents Arp: The Poetry of Forms , the first exhibition in a public gallery of Jean Arp’s work in the UK since 1966.

Jean Arp, known as Hans when in Germany, was one of the most versatile and powerfully original abstract artists of the 20th century, rejecting art institutions and the practices that he saw as perpetuating elitist values. He was a pioneer in the use of chance when creating his work, influencing 20th century art movements including abstraction, surrealism, and constructivism.

“everything is an approximation, less than an approximation, for, on rigorous examination, even the most accomplished picture is a filthy, wart - infested approximation, dry magma, a desolate landscape of lunar craters.” – Jean Arp

Over 70 sculptures and reliefs – many of which have not been on display previously in the UK – feature in Arp: The Poetry of Forms.

Alongside these artworks are publications of Arp’s poetry and writings. Arp was an ‘intermedia’ artist years before the term existed, and he drew conscious connections between his visual work and his poetry. As artist and wordsmith, Arp’s titles often interact with the visual forms he created in amusing or playful ways.

Arp (16 September 1886 – 7 June 1966) was a German-French sculptor, painter, poet, and abstract artist. Born in Strasbourg, he published poetry in Paris, exhibited alongside Matisse in Munich, and was a pioneering figure of the Dada movement in Zürich. He won many awards including the Grand Prize for sculpture at the 1954 Venice Biennale. Arp collaborated with and married fellow artist Sophie Taeuber.

‘Arp’s artworks convey the sheer pleasure he took in working with materials of all sorts.’ – Eric Robertson

The exhibition is curated by Frances Guy, an independent curator and Eric Robertson, Professor of Modern French Literary and Visual Culture at Royal Holloway, University of London.

Arp: The Poetry of Forms is organised in collaboration with the Kröller-Müller Museum in The Netherlands, and brings together loans from the Arp foundations in Berlin and Locarno, and from museums including Tate, Kunsthaus Zurich and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.

A publication, entitled Arp: The Poetry of Forms , written by Frances Guy and Eric Robertson, accompanies the exhibition.

Today's News

October 13, 2017

Exhibition of portraits by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec opens at the Bruce Museum

Parthenon Marbles not in any Brexit deal: EU

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner's masterwork 'Schneeberge mit Skiläufern' offered for the first time at auction

US, Israel pull out of UN cultural body over 'anti-Israel' bias

First exhibition in a public gallery of Jean Arp's work in the UK since 1966 opens at Turner Contemporary

Leeds Art Gallery to reopen after almost 2 years closure

The International Center of Photography announces move to Essex Crossing on the Lower East Side

Artcurial to offer 20 original pieces from the collection of the family of Camille Claudel

Walker Art Center raises $78 million to complete campus plan

New exhibition reveals the story behind Sir John Soane's Museum's most treasured possession

Albertz Benda opens exhibition of works by Dennis Scholl

Winston Churchill's half-smoked cigar sells for more than 12k at auction

Harn Museum of Art displays French art featuring women in the 18th - early 19th centuries

Picasso's mansion fails to find new buyer

The Walking Dead finds sanctuary at the Smithsonian

P·P·O·W opens solo exhibition of work by Robin F. Williams

Christie's announces highlights from the Fall sale of Prints & Multiples in New York

Irish Museum of Modern Art opens a major exhibition of the work of William Crozier

Bob Dylan shares center stage with many fine art luminaries at Woodshed Art Auctions

Lavar Munroe debuts a new body of mixed media paintings and sculpture at Jack Bell Gallery

Rare planetarium leads Bonhams Science and Technology Sale

Walk the runway with "Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion" at the Cincinnati Art Museum

Family life in 2017 is up for discussion in new exhibition at National Gallery of Denmark

Freeman's to offer the collection of Father Ivan Storojev

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- French nudists get cheeky with theme park and museum outings

2.- Galerie Miranda opens exhibition of works by Marina Berio

3.- European police seize 25,000 trafficked ancient finds

4.- Son's tribute to his late father £120,000 restoration of their Rover 95 offered at H&H Classics

5.- The National Gallery acquires Artemisia Gentileschi self-portrait

6.- Thieves steal ancient arrow poison from Rijksmuseum Boerhaave in the Netherlands

7.- Researchers discover the oldest giant dinosaur species that inhabited the Earth

8.- One of J.M.W.Turner's greatest watercolours left in private hands sells for £2 million

9.- Louvre sets up Beyonce and Jay-Z art tour

10.- A 'Japanese tip': the origami art left by diners

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful