Anthony Cragg

Endless Form

Anthony Cragg's sculptures may take any shape—there is always a force strong enough to hold them.

 

Title Information

Edited by Giuliana Altea and Antonella Camarda. With an essay by Mark Gisbourne

1st edition

, 2019

Paperback

144 pages, 40 color and 10 b/w illustrations

16 x 22 cm

ISBN 978-3-85881-834-8

In cooperation with Museo Nivola, Orani, Sardinia

Content

Volumes that are massive yet lightweight, the sculptures of British artist Anthony Cragg firmly take hold of the space without seeming static. They are dynamic objects that bear trace of the process that created them: starting from in many cases figurative drawings to encountering the artist’s chosen material, guided by inner force. Cragg’s sculptures reveal the infinite possibilities of form. They seem to obey the laws of nature that govern living organisms, evolving from one another and growing upon themselves.

This new book features new work by Anthony Cragg shown in a recent exhibition at Museo Nivola in Orani, Sardinia. Illustrated in color throughout, it offers also an essay exploring Cragg’s art by British scholar and curator Mark Gisbourne.

Authors & Editors

Giuliana Altea

 is Professor of Contemporary Art History at the University of Sassari, Italy, and President of the Fondazione Nivola in Orani, Sardinia.

Antonella Camarda

is a postdoc fellow for contemporary art history at the University of Sassari, Italy, and director of Nivola Museum in Orani, Sardinia.

Mark Gisbourne

 is one of Europe's most eminent curators and art historians. He has curated numerous exhibitions worldwide, and written and contributed to numerous books and exhibition catalogues.

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Caught Dreaming, 2006, bronze, 159 x 285 x 153 cm © Anthony Cragg | Photo: Michael N. Richter

Hedge, 2008, steel, 170 x 160 x 70 cm © Anthony Cragg | Photo: Michael N. Richter

Fragments on Table and Chair, 1971, wood and, paper, 100 x 120 x 180 cm. © Anthony Cragg | Photo: Sergio Bertola

Britain Seen from the North, 1981, plastic, 370 x 700 cm. © Anthony Cragg | Photo: Michael N. Richter

Frequence, 1993, mixed materials, 400 x 500 x 250 cm. © Anthony Cragg | Photo: Tom Powel

Complete Omnivore, 1993, plaster, wood, steel, 160 x 200 x 200 cm. © Anthony Cragg | Photo: Michael N. Richter

Wirbelsäule, 1996, bronze, 435 x 160 x 150 cm. © Anthony Cragg | Photo: Siri Berrefjord

Caldera, 2008, bronze, 480 x 372 x 342 cm. © Anthony Cragg | Photo: Michael N. Richter

 

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