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Chelsea Alumnus Richard Deacon at Tate Britain

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Published date 27 January 2014
© Richard Deacon

© Richard Deacon

We are very proud of our Chelsea Alumnus Richard Deacon who has a major exhibition coming up at Tate Britain 5 February – 27 April 2014. Richard Deacon graduated from Chelsea in 1977 where he studied sculpture.  The 1987 Turner prize winner who has had astounding success as an artist is  best known for his large, lyrical open forms.  Over the past four decades he has explored creating sculptures in a diverse and exciting range of materials from laminated wood to cloth and clay.  You will be able to see a selection of his sculptures in the exhibition that highlights Deacon’s exploration of materials and their manipulation.

This a great opportunity to see a range of work from Deacon including notions and early drawings as well as sculpture as Deacon placed as much emphasis on Language as well as materiality in his work throughout his career.

Accompanying the show there is an exciting program of related events taking place at the Tate. The events include, British sign language tour: Friday 21 February 2014, 19.00 – 20.00.  A curators tour on Thursday 27 February 2014, 18.30 – 20.30 Where show curator Sofia Karamani will give a tour of the exhibition offering her own unique insight into the work of Deacon on display.  Also the Clore Auditorium at the Tate will play host to a Richard Deacon: In conversation event on Wednesday 12 March 2014, 18.30 – 20.00 You can book places to attend the events now via the Tate Britain website.