GRIMM Press Release
Group exhibition curated by Tom Morton with works by Rupert Ackroyd, Athanasios Argianas, Charles Avery, Vanessa Billy, Matthew Darbyshire, Jess Flood-Paddock, Brian Griffiths, Mick Peter, Sam Porritt and Keith Wilson.
‘Recent British Sculpture’ is an exhibition of (mostly) sculpture, by artists (mostly) based in the UK. Its plain and intellectually modest title pays homage to a particular type of traveling group show produced by bodies such as the British Council in the late 1970s and early 1980s, designed to showcase British art abroad. With their absence of a foregrounded curatorial agenda, and their apparent reluctance to reflect on the cultural politics in which they were enmeshed, these exhibitions now seem very distant from contemporary practice.