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Anna Schwartz Gallery

Social Sculpture

LARESA KOSLOFF, Agility Drill, 2011. Production still. Courtesy the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne/Sydney.

“Social sculpture,” a term put forward by Joseph Beuys in the 1960s, encouraged an appreciation of art in situations rather than simply objects. With a model for art that was total—inclusive, participatory and multi-dimensional— Beuys’ concept implies that art does not operate outside of context. With a selection of works by seven young Australian and Australia-based artists, Anna Schwartz Gallery’s “Social Sculpture” embraced the give-and-take between object, setting and viewer.

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