Henry Moore Institute welcomes The Necropolitan Line

Date Posted: 01/10/2015

From December to February, the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds will be home to Katrina Palmer’s new exhibition, The Necropolitan Line.

The exhibition will run through the Henry Moore Institute’s galleries which will undergo their most radical architectural intervention to date.

A railway platform is set to run right through the galleries, providing visitors with dimly-lit spaces, full of chronicles of romantic goodbyes and abandonments, as well as expectation and anticipation – themes relevant to any real-life train station platform.

Palmer’s body of work will use the London Necropolis Railway as its source material. Opened in 1854, the railway line links London to Brookwood in Surrey, the site of Western Europe's largest cemetery.

In this commission, Palmer sets out to reformulate sculpture's association with the body, memorial and displacement of matter. Filling the galleries with sound and narrative, visitors are set to find the very definition of sculptural form unsettled.

For further information visit www.henry-moore.org.

Photo credit: The Henry Moore Foundation.

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