Film Screening and Talk: Rodin The Sculptors’ View at the Hugh Lane

Sunday 14 April, 2pm.

Rodin The Sculptors’ View (Dir. Jake Auerbach; 2006). Dur. 53 mins. Introduced and followed by a discussion led by Alice Butler, writer and co-curator of aemi. Auguste Rodin is acknowledged as a colossus that bestrode 19th and early 20th century sculpture: his iconic works The Thinker, The Kiss and The Burghers of Calais are so compelling that they have become part of our visual vocabulary.

When he died in 1917 he had become a popular hero of the French and British nations but has this extraordinary fame cloaked his real power? Eight of Britain’s leading contemporary sculptors , Sir Anthony Caro, Tony Cragg, Richard Deacon, Barry Flanagan, Antony Gormley, Mark Quinn, Rebecca Warren and Rachel Whiteread agreed to look afresh at Rodin’s work and gauge its influence almost a century after the artists’ death.

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