The Perceiving Body

A major figure on the post-war art scene, Robert Morris, who died in 2018, was a pioneer of minimal and post-minimal art and The Perceiving Body, housed in the Great Hall, on the ground floor and in the two upstairs galleries, will be showcasing the artist’s work dating from 1961 to 1977. The exhibition comprises a series of spaces, each featuring a piece or collection of pieces highlighting different aspects of Robert Morris’s work during this period. His work, which focuses on the importance of direct contact with the sculptural object, is based on a process of permutation, repetition and chance, as a result of which his pieces exude a sense of fastidious analytical precision and great sensitivity that Robert Morris himself described as a series of “investigations”.