BREAKFAST TOUR OF THE ANTHONY CARO CENTRE WITH CEO PAUL MOORHOUSE
THE CLUB is delighted to invite you to a visit of the Anthony Caro Centre, organised with Galerie Max Hetzler.
The Anthony Caro Centre is dedicated to preserving and promoting Caro’s artistic legacy. Based at the site of his former studio in Camden, north London, the Centre is responsible for exhibiting, storing, conserving and lending the outstanding works in its collection; it also houses the artist’s archive and library. As such, it forms the main platform for the study and appreciation of Caro’s achievements.
During a career that spanned more than six decades, Anthony Caro (1924-2013) achieved international recognition as one of the world’s leading sculptors. In 1960, he abandoned his earlier figurative way of working and began making abstract sculptures in welded and painted steel. In a significant departure from tradition, these constructions were placed directly on the ground; dispensing with the convention of presenting sculptures on plinths, they confronted the viewer immediately, producing a one-to-one encounter with objects that were in the world but not of the world. Being abstract, these creations were entirely unfamiliar but possessed a tangible presence. When first shown in Caro’s one-man exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery, London, in 1963, they caused a sensation, heralding a revolution in the way sculpture was regarded. Caro’s radical, new approach to methods and materials was liberating, and it changed the very idea of what sculpture was – and could be.
(Paul Moorhouse, Chief Executive at The Anthony Caro Centre)
Image: Installation view of Anthony Caro: Six Decades, 15 September – 29 October 2022, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin © Barford Sculpture Ltd. Photo courtesy of Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin | Paris | London