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Paloma Varga Weisz: Bumpman on a tree trunk, 2019 outside the Henry Moore Institute. Photo: Stefan Hostettler
Installation shot of Paloma Varga Weisz: Bumped Body at the Henry Moore Institute. Photo: Stefan Hostettler
Installation shot of Paloma Varga Weisz: Bumped Body at the Henry Moore Institute. Photo: Stefan Hostettler

Paloma Varga Weisz: Bumped Body

Henry Moore Institute, Leeds

In order to effectively manage the Galleries and allow for social distancing, the Henry Moore Institute are limiting visitor numbers and asking all visitors to book tickets in advance via their website.

Discover Paloma Varga Weisz’s enchanting figurative sculpture, made using traditional techniques, including woodcarving and ceramics.

Spanning over twenty years, work from throughout her career will be on display. The exhibition features a diverse cast of characters, from early works such as Wilde Leute (Wild Bunch), a series of ceramics that take the form of fantastical creatures, to later pieces such as Bumpman and the fragmented body of Waldfrau (Women of the Forest).

The exhibition also includes over forty of her watercolours and drawings which present a world of masquerades, disguises and role reversals. Paloma Varga Weisz’s starting point for this poetic and narrative work is often her own life experiences, yet it also reflects wider themes of identity, societal ‘norms’ and historical stereotyping.

Growing up in Germany, her artist father was a major influence on her future artistic career. She was classically trained, learning woodcarving and modelling in Bavaria, before studying in Düsseldorf, where she lives and works today.

Friday 13 March 2020 - Sunday 3 January 2021

Henry Moore Institute
The Headrow
Leeds
LS1 3AH

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Henry Moore Institute, Leeds

Dedicated to celebrating sculpture, the Henry Moore Institute welcomes everyone to experience, study and enjoy sculpture in Leeds, the city where Henry Moore began his training as a sculptor.

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