insideKENT Magazine Issue 49 - April 2016 - Page 17

Image credit; Paul Nash, Eclipse of the Sunflower, 1945, Courtesy British Council Collection SEEING ROUND CORNERS 21 May – 25 September 2016 This summer Turner Contemporary presents Seeing Round Corners, a major exhibition exploring the ways in which artists have responded to or incorporated the circle, the disc or the sphere in their work. It brings together over 70 artworks and artefacts from 300 BC to the present day, including world renowned artists Leonardo da Vinci, JMW Turner, Barbara Hepworth, Paul Nash, Bridget Riley, Anish Kapoor, Nancy Holt, Richard Long, Alexander Calder, Christian Marclay, Theaster Gates and Rebecca Horn. From planetary movements, to atomic particles and the invention of the wheel, the circle is at the heart of our relationship with the world. This exhibition explores ways in which artists have gravitated to this universal form across painting, sculpture, film and photography. Seeing Round Corners explores the significance of the circle in art and architecture; science, engineering and astronomy; geometry, optics and perception; religion, culture and everyday life. Making connections across disciplines and times, artworks are intermingled with artefacts, including ancient Egyptian sculpture and the Nuremburg Chronicles, celestial navigation globes and the notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci. Admission to Seeing Round Corners is free and runs from 21 May – 25 September 2016. Seeing Round Corners is curated by artists David Ward and Jonathan Parsons, with Turner Contemporary.