27 September 2011 - 2 January 2012
Barry Flanagan, who died in 2009, was one of Britain’s most important and original artists. The Tate's exhibition re-evaluates Flanagan's position as a key figure in the development of British and international sculpture. Focusing on the artists studio practice it will bring together works from 1965 to 1982. It will highlight how his sculptures emerged through the interaction of idea, form and process and will reflect his interest in, and engagement with literature, poetry and 'pataphysics'. The show will also demonstrate the vital impact these early works had on the development of Flanagan's hare sculptures. This will be the first major exhibition of Flanagan’s work in London since 1983.