Curator's Talk: Franz West: Where is my Eight? The Hepworth Wakefield, Thursday 21 August, 7pm
CURATOR’S TALK: FRANZ WEST WHERE IS MY EIGHT?
THURSDAY 21 AUG, 7 – 8PM, £5 (£4)
This summer The Hepworth Wakefield is dedicating its gallery spaces to a large-scale exhibition of one of the most prominent artists of our time. Franz West, who died in July 2012, achieved worldwide fame with hisPassstücke [Adaptives], as well as his sculptures for interior and exterior spaces.
Mumok's Eva Badura-Triska, curator ofFranz West: Where is my Eight?will discuss West’s work, her collaboration with The Hepworth Wakefield and the connections and parallels between the work of West and Barbara Hepworth.
Eva Badura-Triska studied art history and classical archaeology in Vienna and London. Since 1979, she has been a curator at mumok and from 1999 onwards has been general secretary of the Franz West Archive. She organised the first West retrospective at mumok in 1996.
Franz West: Where is my Eight?is conceived by mumok and developed in partnership with The Hepworth Wakefield. Supported by The Henry Moore Foundation, Crown Fine Art & Austrian Cultural Forum London.
This event is part of After Hours at The Hepworth Wakefield where visitors can eat, drink and be social as our galleries, Café Bar and Shop stay open until 9pm. After Hours events take place on the third Thursday of every month where there is free parking 5.30 – 9pm in The Hepworth Wakefield carpark.