"This exhibition presents a selection of Rodin's bronzes, drawings and prints made between 1878 and 1906 in the company of over 200 works, ranging from Roman marbles c.20 BC-20 AD to contemporary pieces completed in 2017" -- Curatorial preface.
Published in conjunction with the exhibition held at the Art Gallery of South Australia, 4 March - 2 July 2017.
Introduction. Rodin -- a very traditional revolutionary / Richard Beresford. Rodin: a chronology -- Curatorial preface / Leigh Robb -- The classical body. Embodying the ideal in form and image / Tony Magnusson -- The fragmented body. Raw matter: from morceau to readymade / Russell Kelty -- The social body. States of being / Elle Freak -- The erotic body. Fugitive bodies and the matter of sex / Lisa Slade -- The emotional body. The torture garden: trauma and transgression in the emotional body / Maria Zagala -- The mind body. Eye, mind and matter: from the contemporary back to Rodin / Tracey Lock -- The contemporary body. Assembling the inner and outer self / Leigh Robb
"Auguste Rodin was an artist who redefined the idea of the body in sculpture. Marking 100 years since his death in 1917, Rodin's legacy is the wellspring of this major exhibition. Versus Rodin: bodies across space and time brings together key pieces by this pioneer of modern sculpture with an innovative selection of work by leading modern and contemporary artists who have similarly challenged our understanding of the human condition."--Publisher description.