Friday, February 20, 2009

LEAMINGTON SPA: Geometry Of Fear

Thursday, February 26, 2009, 6pm-7pm, £3
Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum
Royal Pump Rooms,
The Parade,
Leamington Spa
CV32 4AA

British poet Kelvin Corcoran will recite poems inspired by the spiky, twisted forms of the sculptures on display in the Geometry of Fear exhibition. The exhibition, which brings together sculptures and works on paper from the Arts Council Collection, explores the generation of sculptors that emerged in the post-war years and created work in direct response to the horrors of the Holocaust, World War II and the climate of fear generated by the Cold War. Corcoran’s poems, taken from his recently published book, What Hit Them (Oystercatcher Press, 2008), focus on the post-war achievement of key figures in the group and put the sculptures into a contemporary and personal context.

Places are limited for this event which takes place within the exhibition space. Please call 01926 742700 to reserve your place.

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