Rafael Perez Evans Mountain 2021 outside the Henry Moore Institute until 29 August 2021. Photo: Jerry Hardman-Jones.

Rafael Pérez Evans: Handful

Henry Moore Institute

Rafael Pérez Evans’ temporary sculptures made using foodstuffs draw upon legacies of 1960s sculpture, Land Art and acts of social protest. For this exhibitionPérez Evans presents three new works that explore a tension between basic human need and the overproduction of food.

Pérez Evans will install  Mountain  2021, two full-sized grain silos outside the Henry Moore Institute. Their stark, functional, yet also highly sculptural forms give immediate human scale to industrial food production. In contrast Handful  2021, a simple wooden shelf inside the Institute, carries just one handful of grain.

A spirit of protest is also never far from Pérez Evans’ work. Witnessing the demonstrations of Spanish farmers as a child he saw vast quantities of lemons dumped in protests against devaluation according to market forces. For Lake  2021, Pérez Evans floods one of the Institute’s former domestic spaces with milk, a gesture that recalls the aftermath of such uprisings.

Entry  is free, but they are limiting the amount of  visitors so you are advised to book your visit in advance. They are accepting walk-in visitors, but there may be a short wait.

Find out more and book your free, timed ticket  here.

Tuesday 18 May - Sunday 29 August 2021

Henry Moore Institute
The Headrow

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