THE INFORMATION on - `The Shape of the Century'

What Is It?

The list of artists featured in The Shape of the Century, part of the Salisbury Festival, reads like a Who's Who of 20th-century sculpture. Henri Gaudier-Brzeska and Eric Gill through Henry Moore (right) and Barbara Hepworth, to contemporary artists such as Stephen Cox and Rachel Whiteread, are all represented in this refreshingly informal survey of the past 100 years. Curated by Annette Ratuszniak, the 86 sculptures, by 54 artists turn up all around the city - in the Cathedral, the library, the New Arts Centre, in pedestrian precincts and office entrances.

What They Say About It

"A certain failure to pick up ideas and follow them through, accounts for the piecemeal nature of the exhibition. It is best regarded as a series of heterogeneous encounters, that play, crucially, on the work of art's dialogue with the site... an ambitious, risk-taking, provocative and highly enjoyable exhibition," Frances Spalding, The Independent.

"This is public sculpture that blends into the natural environment with ease... a great meeting of the spiritual and the secular," Simon Grant, The Guardian.

Where You Can See It

The Shape of the Century is at venues all around Salisbury until 19 Aug. Information: 01722 323888

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