‘In reality there is not a muscle of the body which does not express the inner variations of feeling. All speak of joy or of sorrow, of enthusiasm or of despair, of serenity or of madness.‘ Auguste Rodin, 1912
Rodin was an artist who redefined the idea of the body in sculpture. Marking 100 years since his death in 1917, Versus Rodin: bodies across space and time brings together key pieces by this pioneer of modern sculpture with an innovative selection of work by leading modern and contemporary artists who have similarly challenged our understanding of the human condition.
Versus Rodin includes the AGSA’s significant collection of bronze sculptures by Rodin, the largest collection in the Southern Hemisphere, which are brought into conversation with contemporary works by artists including Louise Bourgeois, Antony Gormley, William Kentridge, Kara Walker and Yhonnie Scarce.