Penelope Curtis in conversation with Teresa Kittler at Hatchards, London

Join us at Hatchards, Piccadilly, to celebrate the launch of Penelope Curtis’ new book The Pliable Plane: The Wall as Surface in Sculpture and Architecture, 1945–75. Curtis will be in conversation with Teresa Kittler, aneditor at Sculpture Journal and lecturer at the University of York, discussing the many ideas and individuals encompassed in Curtis’ study of the entwined histories of post-war sculpture and architecture – from concrete to casting, Anni Albers to Marcel Breuer.


Monday 21 November 
18:30 GMT

187 Piccadilly
London W1J 9LE 

Free to attend – RSVP here.


About The Pliable Plane

In The Pliable Plane, Penelope Curtis traces the ways sculpture infiltrated  architecture over the post-war period, identifying the wall as a particular locus of intersection. Studying a series of diverse examples including bomb shelters, caves, war memorials, and public buildings, Curtis considers overlooked spaces and surfaces of coalescence in place of familiar pairings or dichotomies. This lucid history encompasses the wartime development of materials such as concrete, the discovery of the Lascaux Caves, the rise of relief art, and figures including Henry Moore, Anni Albers, Jorge Oteiza, Costantino Nivola, and Jacques Tati. 

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