Sculpture in the Expanded Field

November 11, 2018

 I've been reviewing and planning my PowerPoint for tomorrow mornings PGCE  lecture and I was struck again but the simple but insightful writing of Rosalind Krause and particularly her piece 'Sculpture in the Expanded Field'. I am keen to explore with the students tomorrow issues around definition and the standing of sculpture in the curriculum. Her words are simple and key in my understanding:

 

Sculpture could be more than a carved or modelled object: –

 

it could be constructed

it could consist of many parts

it could represent an idea

it could be made from found objects

it could be a performance, an action event

it could use words, sounds, smells

it could use rooms, buildings, landscape

it could be the artist’s own body

it could be people

it could be you!

 

THIS IS SCULPTURE!

 

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