2018 Talks

Sculptures for the Modern World

Naum Gabo, Linear Construction in Space No.1, 1943/4 © Nina & Graham Williams

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Tuesday, 13 March 2018


17.30 - 19.15


The Barber Institute of Fine Arts (R14 on campus map)


Tickets £5/ £4 conc, booking essential. Price includes a glass of wine or soft drink.

In October 2017, the Barber acquired the exquisite abstract Linear Construction in Space, No 1, by one of the most important sculptors of the 20th century, Naum Gabo.

This lecture by Russian Modernism expert Professor Christina Lodder, University of Kent, explores Gabo’s highly innovative work, inspired by the new scientific realities of the modern world as well as the social and political possibilities of the Russian Revolution of 1917. Producing constructed works from transparent materials and stringing, he succeeded in evoking space and time, while communicating his vision of a better and more human society.

Presented by The Barber Institute of Fine Arts as part of The Barber Evening Lecture Series.