Mimi Berlin Blogger Team visited the ‘Hyperrealism Sculptures’ exhibition at the Kunsthal in Rotterdam the other day. This is a show with all kinds of sculptures of human beings, chosen from the last 6 decades or so. The exhibition is divided into themes. Some sculptures are life-sized and very realistic, some are larger than life, some are distorted and some are small.
People and Human Replica’s
Besides that it’s interesting to see these iconic sculptures in real life, another fun part of the exhibit is to watch the visitors and imagine they are part of the show. Just set yourself down somewhere and you’ll get a surrealist vibe at the same time as the realistic one!
Out of proportion, or playing with dimensions was a presentation-theme. Above ‘larger than life’ sculptures, on the left, Zharko Basheski’s ‘Ordinary Man’ and the 5 meters long ‘It’s a Girl’ by artist Robert Meuck.
Telling stories with exact human replica’s and props like cardboard boxes, by Peter Land and a white horse and bed by Tobias Schalke. The work by Maurizio Catelan speaks for itself, don’t you think?
Pop-art on show: sculptures which are very unrealistic, in our view.
We are big fans of the genre, so we were delighted to see the Refrigerator sculpture (2002, from an edition of 6. Produced by The Galerie Mourmans, The Netherlands) by Allen Jones, which is amazing! Also the ‘Chiquita Banana‘ girl by Mel Ramos (made in an edition as well, 2007) was one of our favorites. A wonderful work we’ve never seen in real-life before either is the pink-ish sculpture of a pregnant woman named ‘Beverly Edmier, 1967′, made by Kevin Edmier in 1998.
This exhibit has lot’s of sculptures which are true icons made by, for example, hyperrealistic pioneer Duane Hanson. After your visit you certainly will be more knowledgeable about the sculpted, human body in modern art. Kunsthal Rotterdam, until July 1st.