Change - that is the constant in the work of Tony Cragg. Hardly any other sculptor lends his sculptures such a dynamic elegance. "Material is everything," states the artist born in Liverpool and living in Wuppertal since 1977. But it's not just stone, bronze or wood that interest him. He works with stainless steel, fiberglass and Kevlar, a fiber otherwise used to make bulletproof vests, with as much ease as traditional materials. Again and again, discoveries in neuroscience, chemistry, genetic engineering or molecular biology have given new impetus to his artistic development. For his pioneering work Cragg has already been awarded the Turner Prize and the Praemium Imperiale. Since 1976, Cragg has taught frequently, for example, at the University of the Arts in Berlin and the Academy of Arts Düsseldorf, where he was the rector from 2009 to 2013.
Moderation: Elke Buhr
In cooperation with monopol – Magazin für Kunst und Leben
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