press release

Phyllida Barlow. frontier
March 3, 2021–July 25, 2021

With this major retrospective of the work of British sculptor Phyllida Barlow (*1944), Haus der Kunst 2021 opens a series of exhibitions in the museum’s East Wing dedicated to contemporary female voices. frontier offers an important opportunity to encounter Barlow’s remarkable challenges of the limits and thresholds of sculptural practice. Featuring several new site-specific works, alongside key pieces from exhibitions from the past two decades, and a vast selection of works on paper, frontier is a testament to Barlow’s lifelong dedication to exploring the formal and material possibilities of sculpture across multiple media. The exhibition foregrounds the manner in which her sculptural practice questions the structures of the objects that exist in the world.

Curated by: Damian Lentini; Curatorial assistance: Lisa Paland
Supported by: Henry Moore Foundation & Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne