Richard Deacon. Some Time
In Richard Deacon’s solo exhibition ‘Some Time’, a refabricated version of his sculpture Never Mind takes pride of place among more than twenty-five other works. Over time, the original sculpture, made in 1993, proved to be incompatible with the natural environment of an open-air museum. Now, after a period of critical reflection and discussion with the artist himself, what he calls a ‘refabrication’ has taken place. Follow the artist and the museum’s quest for an innovative, sustainable solution to the renewal of (or variation on) a monumental sculpture that offers a potentially new line of approach for the future. ‘Never Mind. Richard Deacon. Some Time’ not only represents the Some Time exhibition, but thanks to its diversity of material, ranging from original sketches and intimate correspondence to construction photos from the workshop and installation shots, it also gives a unique insight into Deacon’s working process. At the same time, it provides a moment of critical reflection from the perspectives of the various authors who have contributed to it. Text in English and Dutch.