Statuephilia

Contemporary sculptors at the British Museum.

4 October 2008 – 25 January 2009. Admission free.

Mask II, Ron Mueck

 

Ron Mueck's technician Charlie Clarke talks of Mueck's technical proficiency, the detail of his sculpting process and the importance of scale. Neil MacGregor (Director of the British Museum) wonders at the limitless nature of what can be achieved in sculpture with scale, materials and texture.

Produced by ZCZ  Films

Inspired by the Museum's collection


Hoa Hakananai'a

Hoa Hakananai'a

Easter Island statue, a colossal figure from a lost civilisation.

Case for an Angel I, Antony Gormley

Case for an Angel I, Antony Gormley

Gormley on the British Museum as the foundation of sculpture.

Cornucopia, Damien Hirst

Cornucopia, Damien Hirst

Hirst on the symbolism of the skull and its relevance across cultures.

Mask II, Ron Mueck

Mask II, Ron Mueck

On Mueck's large scale sculpture, displayed next to the Easter Island statue.

Dark Stuff, Noble and Webster

Dark Stuff, Noble and Webster

Noble and Webster's twist on the mummification of animals.

Siren, Marc Quinn

Siren, Marc Quinn

Marc Quinn reveals his latest piece, inspired by ancient Greek sculpture.

 

 
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