David Medalla, Objects of Wonder: Art from the Tate Collection, PalaisPopulaire Berlin, Germany

01st February 2019

Objects of Wonder: Art from the Tate Collection

February, 1 – May 27, 2019

PalaisPopulaire, Berlin, Germany

PalaisPopulaire is proud to present Objects of Wonder, an exhibition that comprises around seventy masterpieces from Tate’s collection. It epitomises the dexterous craftsmanship and talent of British artists.  Ranging from icons of postwar modernism like Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth, to stars of the Young British Artists generation, including Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin, who is represented with a provocative neon sculpture, it strongly demonstrates the revolutionized contemporary sculpture craftmanship since the middle of the twentieth century. The show, conceived exclusively for the PalaisPopulaire, examines important modern and contemporary art movements. A leitmotif that runs through the exhibition is the transformation of everyday objects. Through distortion, recombination, and dramatic staging they become Objects of Wonder that tell stories and put things that were forgotten or only fleetingly perceived in a completely new light.

The exhibition closes with Turner Prize winner Helen Marten, an artist who combines British sculpture’s traditional interest in the object with twenty-first-century philosophical discourse.

Elena Crippa, Curator of Modern & Contemporary British Art / Daniel Slater, Head of International Collections Exhibitions, Tate London.

Objects of Wonder: Art from the Tate Collection is accompanied by a catalogue.