Breaking the Mould

Sculpture by Women since 1945

Breaking the Mould: Sculptures by Women since 1945 is the first publication to focus on women sculptors in Britain from the post-war period to today: their art, their influences, and their interaction with the art-world structures that surround them.

Presenting multiple voices and perspectives, the book includes an essay by curator Natalie Rudd, alongside complementary texts from artists, writers and curators presenting fresh critical thinking on the subject and will illustrate the work of over 40 artists. The book also features a timeline, highlighting key events and developments over the last 75 years.

Artists featured include: Phyllida Barlow, Rana Begum, Helen Chadwick, Lygia Clark, Elisabeth Frink, Anya Gallaccio, Mona Hatoum, Barbara Hepworth, Shirazeh Houshiary, Mary Kelly, Liliane Lijn, Sarah Lucas, Cathy de Monchaux, Cornelia Parker, Kathy Prendergast, Rebecca Warren, Rachel Whiteread and Alison Wilding.

Accompanies the UK touring exhibition starting at Longside Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park 3 Apr – 14 Jun 2020 and travelling to New Art Gallery Walsall, Jul – Sep 2020; Djanogly Gallery, Nottingham Lakeside Arts, Mar – Jun 2021 and Ferens Art Gallery, Hull, Jul – Sep 2021.

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