Austrian artist Franz West’s (1947-2012) influential abstract sculptures, furniture, collages and outdoor works made a key contribution to European art in the late 20th century. Defined by a playful approach to materials, colour and form, they often included objects from everyday life and encouraged tactile interactions. Recognising the artist’s legacy, the current retrospective at Tate Modern, London, collates almost 200 works from throughout his career. Interactive, lighthearted yet deeply philosophical, the works defied convention to offer new relationships between artwork and viewer. Audiences can come face-to-face with monumental pieces including the recognisable Rrose (DRAMA) 2001, a five-meter-long work in vibrant pink.
The exhibition runs 20 February-2 June. Find out more here.
Lead image: Epiphanie an Stühlen, 2011. Steel, extruded polystyrene, gauze, paint and wood, sculpture. Franz West Privatstiftung © Estate Franz West, © Archiv Franz West.