Franz West at the Tate Modern
The Tate Modern presents its new major retrospective devoted to Franz West. Artist Sarah Lucas -West’s friend and collaborator- has contributed to the design of the exhibition. The exhibition is organised by the Tate Modern and the Centre Pompidou, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris.
Ironic, irreverent, yet profoundly philosophical, Franz West was a key figure of European art in the late 20th century. His abstract sculptures, furniture, collages and large-scale works are direct, crude and unpretentious. Visitors to this major retrospective will be able to handle replicas of his Passstücke (Adaptives) – papier-mâché pieces made to be picked up and moved. They were a turning point in the relationship between art and its audience. There are also present at the exhibition his playful sculptures with incorporated objects from everyday life such as a hat, a broom, or even a whisky bottle. Visitors will be able, too, to view the characteristic large, brightly coloured and absurd sculptures produced by West both for galleries and public spaces.