top of page
Out & About: 'Stone Soup: Hany Armanious'
Out & About: 'Stone Soup: Hany Armanious'

Fri, 12 Jul

|

Henry Moore Institute

Out & About: 'Stone Soup: Hany Armanious'

The Henry Moore Institute will reopen in July 2024 with an exhibition of work by Hany Armanious, one of Australia’s leading sculptors. This will be his Armanious’ first solo, institutional exhibition in Europe and will include work from the last 20 years.

Time & Location

12 Jul 2024, 10:00 – 17:00 BST

Henry Moore Institute, 74 The Headrow, Leeds LS1 3AH, UK

About the Event

When he was six years old Armanious emigrated from Egypt to Australia and has spoken of his experiences of a cultural shift, relearning the world though its material language as much as its spoken one. His sculpture practice throws into question any certainty of knowing the world through its things, while unravelling the experience of encountering objects for the very first time.

Starting with modest, found objects from the domestic world, Armanious follows a convoluted process to create duplicates, or ‘distillations’ of these originals, creating a mould and then a near-identical cast of his starting subject. Presented as standalone forms or as accumulations of several different objects, his sculptures toy with the notion of originality and the dependability of the physical world to learn or be a manifestation of truth. In the era of artificial intelligence and deepfakes, this relationship is only ever becoming more unstable. Enduringly playful, Armanious’ works also prod at the legacies of modern painting and sculpture.

This will be his Armanious’ first solo, institutional exhibition in Europe and will include work from the last 20 years.

Exhibition runs from 12 July – 3 November 2024

Share This Event

bottom of page