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SKULPTUR: Publication now available to purchase online

23 July 2015 - 23 October 2015

On 25 June 2015, Royal British Society of Sculptors was delighted to launch its first pulication Skulptur, at the Royal Norwegian Ambassador's Residence in London. Skulptur includes exceptional work by seventeen contemporary sculptors who were selected by the Royal British Society of Sculptors to participate in an exhibition of the same name from February - May 2015. The publication is now available to purchase online.

Publication Details           

From performance and object-based work, to video and installation, their work embraces all aspects of the sculptural and challenges notions of the ‘Nordic’ in its refreshing diversity. While Elmgreen & Dragset provocatively hold up a mirror to Copenhagen’s Little Mermaid,   Sigurður Guðjónsson creates  immersive sound and video installations of the vast, barren Icelandic landscapes and seascapes. Swedish artist Michael Johansson gives the façade of the historic Royal British Society of Sculptors a ‘facelift,’ while Norwegian performance artist Karianne Stensland uses a pneumatic drill to carve marble while in a hypnotic state. Also included are essays on contemporary sculptural practice from each of the five countries.                         

Edited by Royal British Society of Sculptors.
Published by Hatje Cantz.
Texts by:
Milena Hoegsberg, Cecilie Høgsbro Østergaard,
Ronald Jones, Laura Köönikkä, Claire Mander,
Jón Proppé and Richard Wentworth.
Photography by Anne-Katrin Purkiss.
Graphic design by John Morgan studio.


(excluding postage).


Skulptur Publication

SKULPTUR: Publication now available to purchase online

As well as marking the publication of the book, RBS spent several hours with many of the exhibiting artists who returned to London for the launch, making video interviews speaking exclusively about their practices. Each artist was asked the following three questions:

  • What do you seek to convey/explore in your work and specifically the Skulptur work?
  • What aspect of the sculptural do you find most appealing/important?
  • What do you think is the value, positive and(or) negative, of national/regional identity and sense of place in the interpretation of artwork and particularly your work?

We hope that these long lasting digital records will help to encourage a continually growing international audience and appreciation for thier practices, and we look forward to sharing them with you shortly...

Jarno Vesala

Mariken Kramer

Anne Koskinen