28 February 2020 - 3 May 2020
Tate St Ives, Cornwall
Tate St Ives presents this major exhibition of one of the pioneers of constructivism, Naum Gabo. This is the first extensive presentation of his sculptures, paintings, drawings and architectural designs to be held in the UK for over 30 years, and marks the centenary of the Realistic Manifesto 1920, a set of pioneering artistic principles launched in Moscow by Gabo and his brother Antoine Pevsner. The exhibition offers a fresh perspective on Gabo’s ground-breaking experiments, which made time, space and synthetic materials the key building blocks of modernist art practice. The development of these ideas is shown through Gabo’s innovative use of plastic in sculpture and stage design, his activation of abstract forms in time-based art, and his paintings and prints. Gabo lived in the UK between 1935 and 1946, living first in Hampstead and then in St.Ives before moving to the USA.