Arts Council Collection


2007 - Geometry of Fear

Geometry of Fear: Works from the Arts Council Collection
Touring exhibition 
Jul 2007 - Mar 2009
This show explored the work of a group of young artists who came to prominence after the Second World War and exhibitied at the ground breaking British Pavilion in the 1952 Venice Biennale. It was there that the art historian and poet Herbert Read coined the term 'Geometry of Fear' to refer to the spikey, twisted sculpture that expressed the anxieties of the post-war era. In today's uncertain climate, it is perhaps a timely moment to reconsider these works.
The exhibition included sculptures, drawings and prints by Roger Adams, Kenneth Armitage, John Berger, Reg Butler, Lynn Chadwick, Geoffery Clarke, Bernard Meadows and Eduardo Palolzzi.