The exhibition Lens-Based Sculpture shows the relation between sculpture and photography for the first time from the perspective of the history of sculpture. The two hundred works by more than seventy international artists show how modern sculpture detached itself from the millennia-old principle of statuary sculpture and evolved into a new artistic praxis in which the whole of reality with its diverse tactile, spatial, and media-related phenomena is sculptural material. The camera serves as sculpture’s primary tool, as a sketchbook and facilitator for spatial and structural representation in mass and form.
Along with works by Umberto Boccioni, Marcel Duchamp, and Raymond Duchamp-Villon that mark the point of departure for Lens-Based Sculpture, works created since the 1960s form the core of the exhibition.
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