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Ten Monumental British Sculptures in Vilamoura
The Algarve has been chosen by the Berardo Collection to unveil a previously unseen set of works widely considered to be one of the finest collections of Contemporary Art in the world and brings together some of the greatest names in the history of modern art, via a significant collective of monumental British sculptures from the 20th and 21st Centuries.
As part of the ‘Allgarve’10’ programme, the ‘Ten Monumental British Sculptures’ exhibition will be inaugurated on September 10th at the Museu and Archaeological Station of Cerro da Vila, in Vilamoura, Loulé.
It will offer visitors the chance to appreciate the works of art, which are of high artistic value to the Berardo Collection, and will be placed amongst the ruins of Cerro da Vila, a village that has witnessed the passing and indeed the dwelling of Romans in the region for almost nine centuries.
The unique collection of sculptures represents three generations of artists, some of whom are the most hallowed to the most recent, including names such as Tony Cragg, Henry Moore and Anthony Caro.
Following José Berardo’s motto “great works of art are only great when they are accessible, understood, seen and admired by all”, the ‘Ten Monumental British Sculptures’ Exhibition will run for a record time of one year and represents one of the most highly anticipated moments of ‘Allgarve’10’.
The majority of the sculptures were only recently acquired by the Berardo Collection from the Cass Sculpture Foundation, one of the UK’s leading foundations, which is exclusively dedicated to supporting research into British sculptures from the 21st century.
These include the Ace of Diamonds III (2003) in stainless steel by Lynn Chadwick; Register, by Peter Burke (2003), which is made up of 2,100 copies of the artist’s hand in wrought iron; the bronze female figure Looking Back (2005) by Zadok Ben-David; Temple by Allen Jones (1997); Walls of Sound by William Furlong (1998); and Line of Thought by Tony Cragg (2006).
The exhibition will be open from September 10th, 2010, until September 10th, 2011, from 09h30 to 13h00 and 14h00 to 18h00. Entry fee costs €5
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