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Versus Rodin

Bodies across space and time
Art Gallery of South Australia

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Australian Premiere / Exclusive to Adelaide

  • About

    Marking 100 years since Auguste Rodin’s death in 1917, Versus Rodin: Bodies across space and time places Rodin’s work in conversation with modern and contemporary artists including Louise Bourgeois, Antony Gormley, William Kentridge, Bharti Kher, Rosemary Laing, Ugo Rondinone and Kara Walker.

    Regarded today as the artist who ignited an artistic revolution that changed the direction of sculpture, Rodin’s legacy – his expressive vision, his rejection of narrative and embrace of process, seen through his experimental and seemingly unfinished surfaces – is the wellspring for this major exhibition.

    Exclusive to the Art Gallery of South Australia, Versus Rodin includes the Gallery’s significant collection of bronze sculptures by Rodin, the largest in the Southern Hemisphere. Rodin’s work is brought into dialogue, via a series of duets and duels, with modern and contemporary art.
  • Credits

    Presented by the Art Gallery of South Australia Foundation and supported by Adelaide Festival

    Image (left): Auguste Rodin, France, 1840-1917, Andrieu d’Andres, monumental, 1886 (Coubertin Foundry, cast 1989), Paris, bronze. William Bowmore AO OBE Collection. Gift of the South Australian Government, assisted by the Art Gallery of South Australia Foundation 1996, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide.

    Image (right): Rosemary Laing, Australia, born 1959, a dozen useless actions for grieving blondes #2, 2009, Sydney, type C photograph. Gift of anonymous donors through the Art Gallery of South Australia Foundation 2016. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide. Courtesy the artist and Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne.

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