Nicholas Pope: 5 x 5

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06 Mar 2014


A panel discussion studies five groups of works by celebrated British artist Nicholas Pope
with William Cobbing, Mark Dunhill, Fedja Klikovac, Frances Morris and Dr Joy Sleeman.
Nicholas Pope’s multivalent sculpture explores the inherent physical qualities of his
materials. After representing the UK at the Venice Biennale in 1980, Pope's visit to Africa
radically changed his life and work: moving from large-scale sculptures made of wood
and stone towards softer and more malleable materials. These later abstract works
incorporate a variety of forms to reference themes of spirituality, suicide and society.
The five panelists have each chosen a specific group of work – from the 1970s to present
– to discuss in a short talk series. Following the talks will be a brief conversation between
the panelists and a Q&A session with Nicholas Pope.
The event coincides with the publication of the first comprehensive monograph on the
artist by Ridinghouse. Nicholas Pope presents a substantial overview of the artist’s work
with texts by Penelope Curtis, Stephen Feeke, Andrew Sabin and Christopher Townsend.
Nicholas Pope: 5 x 5 is the third event in the Cross Course Talks series held at Central
Saint Martins. The free event is open to students of all departments of the school,
as well as members of the public.
About the panelists:
William Cobbing is a Senior Lecturer in BA Fine Art: Sculpture at Wimbledon College of Art
Mark Dunhill is Dean of Academic Studies at Central Saint Martins
Fedja Klikovac is Director of Handel Street Projects
Frances Morris is Head of Collections (International Art) at Tate
Dr Joy Sleeman is a Senior Lecturer at Slade School of Fine Art

Tickets are free, please register below in advance