Dame Barbara Hepworth 'Page 10' 1937

Dame Barbara Hepworth ‘Page 10’ 1937
© Bowness, Hepworth Estate

Artist Charlotte Moth (born 1978) has used a photograph taken in 1937 by Barbara Hepworth of sculpture, One Form (Single Form), as a point of departure for this Archive display which looks at the way images of artworks are choreographed in a range of contextual environments.

Moth’s installation, Inserts 2015, consists of ten vitrine structures. They display photographs and ephemera dating from the 1930s to 1960s, drawn from the Tate Archive as ‘thought constellations.’ Each relates to a different element of the staging and positioning of works of art by Hepworth. Images of artworks by Ben Nicholson, Simon Nicholson, Naum Gabo, Alexander Calder and others also feature. Shown alongside is a new film by Moth, which explores the expanded field of vision that the archive images appear to connote.

This display has been curated by Inga Fraser.