Private View: Ten for the Century

to 7 Nov De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea
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Subtitled "A View of Sculpture in Britain", this is a very simple idea for an exhibition. It takes 10 sculptors, each represented by one piece of work, each work representative of 10 years. The cumulative effect is a singular view of 100 years of British sculpture. As we roll towards the millennium, there are bound to be more exhibitions of this sort, but there won't be many as well chosen as this one.

The selection has been carefully thought through to present a view of the 20th century which interlinks with the history of the venue itself. The two meet in pieces such as Frank Dobson's Truth, representative of Dobson's work in the very early 1930s when he was working on a figure of Persephone for the Pavilion, and in the connection between Rachel Whiteread's holocaust-related book piece and the personal history of Erich Mendelsohn, the Pavilion's famous architect. They are joined by Epstein, Gill, Caro, Moore, Hepworth, Chadwick, and Flanagan in a small-scale show with a very broad reach.

De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex (01424 787900) to 7 Nov

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