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Viewing  Sculptures with a mind of their own at the Hayward Gallery

The sculptures in When forms come alive seem to defy gravity, burst from the walls, sprawl and multiply, making a journey around the Hayward Gallery full of surprises. Taking cues from human gestures, organic growth and the flow of molten metal, the artists delight in ambiguity and the physical art experience.

The exhibition opens with sculptures from the 1960s and 70s by post-minimalists, such as Lynda Benglis and Senga Nengudi. Along the way you’ll find the wobbly wonders of Franz West and Olaf Brzeski, a neon rollercoaster-like structure by EJ Hill and the kinetic works of Drift. When forms come alive majors on movement and tactility as an antidote to art in the digital realm. Put away your phones to fully immerse yourself in the show – though there’ll be plenty of instagram fodder if you can’t resist.

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07 February 2024 — 06 May 2024
The Wick - Yinka Shonibare CBE, Decolonised Structures, 2022-23. Fibreglass sculptures, hand-painted with Dutch wax pattern, gold leaf and wooden plinths. Dimensions variable. Commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation. Courtesy of the artist and Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, Johannesburg, London and New York, James Cohan Gallery, New York and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London and New York. Photographer: Stephen White & Co. © Yinka Shonibare CBE
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Viewing Yinka Shonibare’s dazzling “Suspended States” take over Serpentine South

The Wick - Georg Baselitz
Oh, ach, dazwischen
Oil on canvas
© Georg Baselitz 2024. Photo © White Cube (Theo Christelis)
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Viewing Georg Baselitz confronts his past at White Cube

The Wick - Studio Lenca
Angelitos, 2024
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Viewing The pride – and pain – of Salvadoran painter Studio Lenca at Carl Freedman Gallery

The Wick - Franz West chairs
Photo: Matthieu Lavanchy
© Archiv Franz West, © Estate Franz West
Courtesy Archiv Franz West, Estate Franz West, and David Zwirner
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Viewing  PAD Paris’ cabinet of wonders

The Wick - Leilah Babirye, Nakambugu from the Kuchu Njovu Elephant Clan, 2023. Installation view at Yorkshire Sculpture Park 2024. Courtesy the artist and Stephen Friedman Gallery. Photo by Jonty Wilde.
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Viewing  Leilah Barbirye’s lively cast of wood and clay figures at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

The Wick - Close up of Lo zoo di Enzo by Nanda Vigo. Enzo Mari Curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist with Francesca Giacomelli © Eva Herzog for the Design Museum.
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Viewing  The radical – and often contradictory – vision of designer Enzo Mari