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EXHIBITION | Dialectical Materialism: Aspects of British Sculpture since the 1960s


  • Park Village Studios 1 Park Village East London, England, NW1 7PX United Kingdom (map)

Dialectical Materialism: Aspects of British Sculpture since the 1960s offers a glimpse into the shifting terrain of British sculpture over the last fifty years. Conceived by the esteemed art dealer and writer Karsten Schubert (1961-2019), the exhibition celebrates his lasting legacy and vision after his recent death.


This exhibition takes up the potentialities of juxtaposition, exploring pairings and dialogues and celebrating the creative and highly productive tensions that can lie both within and between sculptures and sculptors.

– Dr Jon Wood, Curatorial Advisor

Coinciding with Frieze Week, Dialectical Materialism is presented at the alternative location and exhibition space offered at 1 Park Village East: a former Victorian riding school just next to Regent’s Park on the North-East side. Steeped in creative history, Schubert was inspired by the unaffected and unusual space to show large-scale, indoor sculptures in dialogue with each other and the viewer.

Dialectical Materialism: Aspects of British Sculpture since the 1960s
Park Village Studios 1 Park Village East London NW1 7PX

28 September – 6 October 2019 | 11.00am – 6.00pm
Press Views Friday 27 September & Wednesday 2 October | 11.00am – 2.00pm

Hosting Dialectical Materialism Karsten Schubert London has programmed a series of talks and events throughout the 10-day exhibition. An on-site pop-up bookshop with related and recent books published by Ridinghouse will be open throughout

ALISON WILDING In a Dark Wood, 2012 Reclaimed laminated iroko and acrylic 210 x 370 x 217 cm

ALISON WILDING In a Dark Wood, 2012 Reclaimed laminated iroko and acrylic 210 x 370 x 217 cm